Why isn't the 21" high lift blade recommended unless you use the bag?

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If there's one complaint about my EGO mower, it doesn't have the "lift" that my gas backup has. I cut at about 3.5 inches and RARELY bag, so sometimes the grass lays over. As a test, I went over the same path with my gasser backup and it straightened it right up. 

I would think the EGO high lift blade would "pull" that grass up, but it's not recommended WITHOUT the bagger. 

WHY NOT? 
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It's merely a recommendation, not a rule. Do what you want. If you want to use the high lift blade as a mulching blade, go for it. It is designed to help with bagging, but some have had good success using it in a mulching capacity.