Worx always seems to be willing to experiment with innovative new features that you just don’t see on other brands of mowers. And the Worx WG719 has one such signature feature – funky looking front wheels on casters, which are designed to give you greater maneuverability. But that’s not all. It’s got a steel cutting deck, several different cutting heights, a rear grass bag, and at 20 inches is the perfect size for a small to medium yard. We sifted through and analyzed hundreds of consumer experience to discover its main pros, cons and best use cases, and we're going to outline all of these in this Worx WG719 review.
Worx WG719 Review - Specifications
|Deck Size||20 inches|
|Number of Cutting Settings||7|
|Cutting Heights||1.5 - 4 inches|
Worx WG719 Pros: What Consumers Like About This Mower?
- Packs a Punch + Cuts Well – Frequently have to confront a rather overgrown lawn? Have a thick grass variety? Go away a lot? None of these scenarios should prove to be an issue if you get the Worx WG719, as the general theme throughout all of the consumer experiences that we analyzed was that this mower has some decent power. Most reported that it cuts well, even on tall and thick grass. But that isn’t an excuse not to keep on top of your mowing, as keeping your grass to a respectable length by mowing regularly will put less pressure on the motor and most likely make it last longer. You also have the option to mulch your clippings with this mower, and most people seemed to report very positive results.
- Innovative Front Wheels – Those front wheels. That’s what really sets this mower apart from any of the other models in this category. They boast a caster wheel design, much like a shopping cart, and can pivot to allow you to handle turns and obstacles with greater ease. They can also be locked so that they only track in a straight line. They do seem to be a “love it or hate it” feature, but there are a lot more people who love it than hate it. They might take a little getting used to, but once you do, going around trees, flower beds, fence posts and anything else you may have in your yard appears to become a lot easier.
- Light-ish + Easy to Push – The Worx WG719 is certainly not one of the lightest electric mowers currently available at nearly 60 lbs, but we hardly found anyone that said they found it hard to push. Most remarked about it being one of the easiest mowers they’ve ever had in terms of handling.
- Standup Storage is a Winner – This is not a super common feature and is something you will come to greatly appreciate. Its handle folds right over, like literally flat to the deck, and then the whole thing can be stored upright on its rear wheels. This decreases the storage footprint immeasurably and is a real bonus if you're pushed for space at your home.
- Feels Well-Built – There are quite a lot of plastic components on this mower, as is typical at this price point, but the mowing deck is made of steel. That’s a nice touch and assures a lot more resistance if you happen to go over a stray rock or bump, bang or scrape it in any way, which is common when mowing. Most people remarks that it feels like a quality unit that has been put together well.
- Not Very Noisy – One of the things people hate about gas mowers is the damn noise. Why does using a lawn mower need to be a near-deafening experience? It doesn't. And with the Worx WG719, you'll actually be able to hear yourself think while out on the lawn, as it doesn't produce an unbearable level of noise when in operation.
- Good Range of Cutting Heights – There are 7 different cutting heights available for you to choose from and the spread of heights here is very good. They run from 1.5 inches to 4 inches, so you're covered whether you want a fairly short cut, but also if you're grass is longer and you need to bring it down little by little. A lot of mowers don't offer a 4-inch setting and you can end up damaging the health of your grass if you reduce its length too severely on one cut.
Worx WG719 Cons: What People Complain About
- Gaps in Bagging Setup – A few people mentioned that there appears to be some gaps in the bagging chute, resulting in dust and a small amount of clippings being kicked upwards when you’re using the mower. The number of people that mentioned this issue was very small, but if you experience this, you may find yourself needing to wear eye protection.
- Handle Height for Tall People – The handle on this mower isn’t set super high, so if you’re especially tall you might find yourself bending your back to use it, which is obviously not great. If you only have a small lawn that takes just a few minutes to mow, you should be fine, but anything larger that is more time consuming and this could become an issue.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Worx WG719
How much assembly is required?
The Worx WG719 requires very little assembly. You basically just need to secure the handle in place using the fasteners, which only takes a few minutes.
How high is the handle from the ground?
It’s 36 inches from the ground.
Does it come with a cord?
No, you’ll need to purchase a power cord to use with it if you don’t already have one that is suitable. This is very common with most electric mowers these days.
How long is the warranty?
It comes with a 3-year warranty, which is longer than the industry standard.
The Bottom Line
The Worx WG719 certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, and we're going to round off our review with a few thoughts on who we think it might be a good fit for.
Leave It on the Shelf
Worx WG719 Review Conclusion:
The Worx WG719 is a funky looking electric mower with a set of front wheels that divide opinion, but on the whole seem to be more frequently touted as a good innovation rather than a pile of poop. It also cuts well, bags well and is reasonably well constructed for a mower in this price bracket. A solid option for any small to medium lawn.
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