Why is the high lift blade for ego mower only for bagging?

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The description says it’s only for bagging?? Is this just because of the extra stress on the motor when mulching? I want to mulch with the high lift blade. The standard blade leaves uncut strips everywhere.
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Brock sherwood

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I mulch with it 95% of the time and it does fine - way better than the standard blade

The only time I don't is if I let the grass get too tall or too many leaves, then and only then, I bag.

I'll never go back to the crappy standard blade
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Perfect!! Wonder why ego says high lift blade is not suggested for mulching. Sounds like the high lift blade is way better then the standard blade. I really hope so as I was about to return the mower. It’s really that bad of a cut at least with lush green Kentucky blue grass/fescue like mine. I honestly couldn’t believe how bad it really mowed my lawn with the standard blade. Guess I’m used to a twin blade Honda though.

Makes sense to not mulch long grass in general. My Honda struggled with mulching tall grass as well. For a nice cut you must have some suction and the standard blade has like zero suction. You can tell looking at the blade. No curve on the blade at all.
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The high lift blade is absolutely better than the standard blade, but that's like saying a smoldering match is hotter than a dead match. Neither blade amounts to much compared to blades on just about any other push mower. That said, I use my high lift blade almost exclusively for mulching, and it's marginally acceptable. The electric motor simply doesn't have the torque of a gasoline-powered mower, but that's no excuse for the mediocrity of the blades. Given the premium price Ego demands for its mower, its performance been a disappointment, but the tradeoff is a cleaner and quieter mower.