Power output- push mowers

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What is the real net difference in Ppower and performance between the LM2002-P and LM 2100? I purchased the LM2002-P and was not aware I may be receiving a lower-powered item?
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The 20” plastic deck mower is rated at 600W, the 21” push mower is rated at 700W. Not a huge difference, about 20%.

I’ve been using my 20” Ego for four years and have found its power more than adequate for my Northern lawn (Kentucky/fescue). I have thick grass but I mow at max height also, which helps. When I drop the mower to level 4 in the fall I do need to pace myself in the thickest spots.
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Thanks for your reply. So far I have mowed my lawn 2.5 times on one charge and very pleased. The only issues I see thus far ate limitations with how close you can come to edges etc which yields more trimming and there is definitely less suction power. I’m not a huge fan of the swirling effect on the lawn compared to a higher powered motor. This is why I am curious if the 21” with the higher wattage motor will produce more suction? I’m in the Midwest with a need to mow roughly every 4-5 days and can get away with the setting on the 3rd level. Curious to learn more about the swirling...otherwise I’m pretty satisfied
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Swirling ?
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Sorry, my term for grass laying flat in different directions. Seems like the blad pushes some grass flat, leaves some uncut and long. I’ve overlapped passes, medium and very slow paces.
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I don't know if you always mow in the same pattern, but it can be helpful to switch the pattern in which you mow. One week I'll mow in the long direction of the yard and the next I'll mow in the narrow direction of the yard. I think it helps with some of the longer bits that seem to not get cut as well.
Then once in a while I'll mow in a more circular pattern. Meaning around the perimeter first and then in ever decreasing circles as I get toward the center of the yard usually ending up with a straight line mow at the very center of the circle.
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Good advice from Mike

Sharpening the blade also may help.  I know it is new, but the blade is not all that sharp out of the box and some users report improved results and sharpen their blade often.

if you are not big on using a file or other basic tool for sharpening this tool does a great job and makes it a very DIY task.

https://www.amazon.com/Smiths-Mower-Blade-Shaprener-50602/dp/B06XPN4CBQ/ref=asc_df_B06XPN4CBQ/?tag=h...

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I alternate among 4 mowing patterns. I was wondering if the new blade could benefit from a sharpen. Thanks for the suggestions. This is my second ego tool and it was easier to go from gas blower than it is from gas mower. We have a string of neighbors, me included with competition for the best yard - lots of fun