Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Glad I bought it
I bought an electric mower but I am not a tree hugger or pointy head. I needed a new lawn mower and was sick of spilling gas and oil all over the place. This gets the job done. It says it works best on a small yard but I have a fairly large one and still get it all done on one battery charge. It uses a roller blade like my dad's old Toro did in the 1950s and throws the grass out of the back so you're going to look a little green before you're through but man up and you'll get it down. Also, in the Spring you're going to be cutting a couple of times a week with this since the highest you can set it is at about 1 3/4 inches. I've already had two neighbors ask to try it out. You can't beat the price.
April 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FredG Works well, once the grass mowed down to a height it can handle
I got the Sun Joe 16 for a newly sodded zoysia lawn. Initially the grass was too tall and dense for even the gas rotary mower to get through. It took a blade sharpening and 3 mowings over two days with the gas mower to get it to the point that the Sun Joe could begin to handle it. The first time through with the Sun Joe took a while - the grass was VERY dense, but finally Sun Joe prevailed. Since then mowing the zoysia lawns in the front an behind the house has been a breeze, quick and easy. The battery holds up for the entire job. The grass catcher is easy to get on an off, and easy to empty. The secret to getting the grass catcher to work well is to keep the strap to the mower handle as short as possible.
August 24, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NoahSays Not impressed
This rear throw reel type mower could have been designed better.
The grass catcher is horrible at actully catching grass. 50% of the grass flys over the bag and hits you in the legs. Adjusting it to it's highest level doesn't fix.
Grass catcher doesn't fit quite right on the bottom and becomes dislodged so you have to stop and replace it back on the bar it hooks onto.
Unlike traditional reel type misers where the wheels are behind and in front of the mover (think brigs and Stratton or McLain) the wheels for this mower are on the side which makes it difficult to turn and keep a straight line for a cut.
Good news is that it's quiet. No maintaince I just brush off the grass when I'm done and then plug it in to charge.
April 30, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by N1T363 This product is all plastic and flimsy and battery is heavy
I ordered this product which could not be put together when it arrived as one of its plastic parts was broken. (I believe the packing is inadequate). I called and asked that a replacement part be sent. When the replacement part arrived, it was dirty as if it had been taken off of another mower. However, I put the mower together (took quite a while) and the replacement part did not hold the roller on. The replacement part was not the right fit and the roller kept falling off on one side. I returned the mower. The mower is not as light as I thought it would be as the battery is quite heavy. The good part of this is that Home Depot took this product back at one of its stores (although it was mail order) and I received a complete refund with no hassle.
September 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WolverineGMA Disappointed with the cut
Don't get me wrong, a cordless lawnmower is a good idea, but the cutting on this one was very poor. It would probably work much better on a completely flat lawn with no sticks or rocks. It's ok at cutting shorter, thinner grass, but it just flattens or strips weeds and taller grasses. I've never used a reel-style mower before this--either way, I'm definitely let down. Unfortunately, I didn't take it back in time, so I'm managing to sell it and was honest about the way it works.
July 25, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Bad Mower, bad choice to buy this
Among the worst purchases I've ever made. Mowed the lawn twice.First mowing killed the lawn. Tried it again after a month... that mowing killed the lawn (again) and it killed the mower. Mower seized solid. I'd love to return it to Home Depot and buy a decent mower, but I bought this online and can't find my email receipt. Never knew I'd need it. Home Depot... you can take the mower and give me a credit towards a real lawn mower anytime???
September 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Judy Horrible job at cutting grass
The lawnmower wouldn't even cut my grass after going over some of the areas two different times. It would only cut some of the grass (and I couldn't adjust the blade because then none of it would cut). The grass catcher kept falling off and I finally had to wire it on. I returned the lawnmower the same day I tried cutting my grass.
September 13, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MichaelR Don't lose the charger
The mower is fine - right up until you lose the charger. I"ve not been able to find a replacement. Now the mower is useless.
With a charger I'd give it a four star rating.
May 3, 2013