Greenworks Mower 40V FI String Trimmer Reviews & Edgers

Modern Lawncare – 40-Volt Greenworks Mower Blower Trimmer Review


Greenworks 40V Trimmer Controls

Greenworks 40V Trimmer Controls

My husband and I recently sold our house and moved into a tiny apartment. It has a very small fenced-in backyard. Originally about a third of it was a concrete patio and the rest was filled in with mismatched 12”x12” and 16”x16” pavers. We have a Great Dane named Huckleberry, so we wanted to replace the pavers with sod. This would give him a spot in the backyard where he could lay in the sunshine. But with a lawn, comes lawn work. And we’d sold all of our gas-powered lawn equipment when we sold our house. We needed some new tools—powerful, lightweight, easy-to-maneuver, and easy-to-store tools. That’s when a friend of ours told us to check out the Greenworks mower. Greenworks makes battery-powered outdoor power tools for DIY-consumers as well as landscaping professionals.

We ordered the three primary tools we thought we’d need: a mower, a string trimmer, and a blower/vacuum to blow off the clippings, leaves, and twigs that fall from all the oak and camphor trees around the yard. They do offer an edger attachment, but we had a standard edger attachment from our previous setup that didn’t get sold and it attached perfectly.

Greenworks Mower In Action

Greenworks Mower In Action

First Thoughts

When all the tools arrived, we were both really excited to check them out. The boxes were really light, and once we removed the tools we found out why. Just what I’d hoped for—lightweight, easy-to-maneuver lawn equipment. Check! No gas cans required and no more oily, smelly yard machines! They each came with chargers and batteries, so we’re all set on power for quite a while. Each tool comes in several pieces but putting them together is a snap and takes only a couple of seconds each. The batteries took about 45 minutes to fully charge.

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40V Greenworks Mower In Action

Greenworks Mower Side Discharge

Greenworks Mower Side Discharge

First I mowed the lawn—the mower is SO quiet! I couldn’t believe it! Since it was kind of early morning, I was a bit nervous about bothering our very-close-by neighbors. But I quickly realized that wouldn’t be a problem—quite a contrast to the super beefy and noisy Ariens zero-turn riding mower we used at our old house. The handle folds out and easily locks into place with simple levers. It’s extremely easy to start and to push, due to the larger rear wheels. The Greenworks mower did a nice consistent cutting job on my newly laid St. Augustine sod.

Although I prefer to mulch the clippings, the Greeworks mower comes with two additional options. You can catch all the clippings in a bag attached to the back or you can shoot them out the side. It offers five different height positions for the blade and it’s really easy to switch between them via one lever that controls the height of all four wheels at the same time. I also like how the battery compartment has a spring-loaded lid that shuts and keeps dirt and debris out of the connection point area. Our yard is small enough that I don’t think we’ll ever run out of charge before we finish mowing.

40-Volt String Trimmer Time

Next I tried to weed whack. I say tried because, well, that’s all you can call it. Though the trimmer is lightweight and easy to balance with the shoulder strap, I still need some work on my technique. Jon is still coaching me and very soon I’ll be able to level the edges of the grass without chewing up the fence or scalping down to the roots, haha. Once I master the trimming, these tools will be all mine, ALL MINE! Jon was really surprised at how powerful the string trimmer was compared to our previous gas model.

Greenworks 40-volt String Trimmer

Greenworks 40-volt String Trimmer

Greenworks 40-volt Blower and Vacuum

Lastly, it was time for blowing off/vacuuming up the leaves, twigs, and grass clippings. I was particularly excited about this part, as we’d had a pretty hefty pollen/leaf-dropping season this spring. I had read that you should first blow everything into a pile and then use your vacuum to suck it all up, rather than try to vacuum as you go. The blower is very very powerful. I was impressed. It has a variable speed adjustment and even has a turbo speed, which I admit I used almost the entire time.

I had to get pretty close to any big wet piles of leaves, in order to get any leverage, but it was more than capable of blowing off the loose dry leaves, twigs, and clippings. I found the handle to be comfortable to hold, and liked the fact that it has a handle in the rear to give you an entirely different position. It’s also very light and easy to manage.

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40V Greenworks Mower and ToolsUnfortunately, I did not find the vacuum to be of the same caliber as the blower. At first I thought something might have been stuck in the tube, but after inspection, found it to be perfectly clear. It just doesn’t really have the power necessary to suck up a heavier debris or wet leaves. Oh well, it does fine on light leaves and will probably work for a quick intermittent “vacuuming” of the patio. After all, I can always quickly blow together and rake up the heavier piles.

Final Thoughts

All in all, we really like each of the Greenworks 40-volt tools. We find them to be more than sufficient for what we need. I’m especially impressed by how light and maneuverable they are, not to mention how quiet. They fold up and store in very little space. This is incredibly convenient to pull the blower out for a quick patio prep before having guests over. I honestly feel like they match up with the company’s “Life gets easier” motto 110%.

You can get the Greenworks mower and other 40-Volt tools here.

Greenworks Mower and Tools Specifications

G-MAX 40V 19-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower Kit

  • Greenworks Mower

    Greenworks Mower w/Mulching Cover

    Model: 25223

  • Voltage: 40V
  • Deck Size: 19 Inch
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Cutting Heights: 7 Position
  • Front Wheels: 7 Inch
  • Rear Wheels: 10 Inch
  • Discharge Features: 3-in-1
  • Tool Warranty: 4 Year
  • Battery Warranty: 2 Year
  • Battery Capacity: 4Ah and 2Ah
  • MSRP: $379

40V 14-Inch Brushless String Trimmer

  • Greenworks 40-volt TrimmerModel: 21362
  • Voltage: 40V
  • Cutting Path 14 Inch
  • Line Diameter: .065 Inch
  • Spool Type: Dual
  • Line Feed: Bump
  • Trigger Speed: Variable
  • Attachment Capable: Yes
  • Tool Warranty: 4 Year
  • Battery Warranty: 2 Year
  • Battery Capacity: 4Ah
  • MSRP: $249 (Special Price: $186)

G-MAX 40V Cordless Brushless Blower/Vacuum

  • Greenworks 40V Blower/Vac

    Greenworks 40V Blower/Vac

    Model: 24322

  • Voltage: 40V
  • MPH: 185
  • CFM: 340
  • Trigger Speed: Variable
  • Turbo Button: Yes
  • Tool Warranty: 4 Year
  • Battery Warranty: 2 Year
  • Battery Capacity: 4Ah
  • MSRP: $249 (Special Price: $187)

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