Greenworks M210 and M210-SP Review

Greenworks 21-Inch 40V Brushless Push Mower, 6AH Battery and Charger Included, M-210

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Features

  • Durable 21 inches Steel Deck allows you to handle large areas of grass quickly and easily
  • Brushless motor provides more torque, quiet operation, and longer life
  • 3-In-1 design allows you to mulch, rear bag, or side discharge your grass clippings
  • Dual battery Port design enables one battery to be stored while the other fuels the mower for uninterrupted cutting; saving you a trip to the garage
  • Usb port in battery charges all portable electronic devices, including phones and tablets

Our Verdict

Both the M210and M210-SP by Greenworks are both great lawn mowers for homeowners with average-sized lawns.

Pros

  • It is environmental-friendly as it runs on rechargeable lithium battery.
  • It comes with 3-in-1 discharge capabilities, including: rear discharge, mulching, and side discharge.
  • You can adjust this mower’s height to seven different cutting heights.
  • It comes with a smart cut load sensing technology, which not only produces high quality cuts on all types of grass but also conserves charge when the cuts are considerably easy.
  • It is cordless and therefore, you can easily mow far places from a charging station without having to worry about cord management.
  • You can easily fold and lock the handlebar for a compact storage.
  • It is self-propelled. Therefore, you do not need to continuously push this lawn mower around your yard by yourself.
  • It has a 21” steel cutting deck – with which you can mow large areas of grass in fewer passes.

Cons

  • Even though the M210-SP has a design of dual battery port, it comes with only one battery.
  • If you would like to mow a large-sized yard with the M210-SP, the batteries could run out of charge in the middle of your work.

GreenworksM210 and M210-SP are both products of Greenworks, which is a brand renowned for creating environmental-friendly lawn mowers – in order to encourage a world where the usage of fossil fuels is omitted. Therefore, they offer plenty of lawn mowers which are lithium battery-driven – including theM210 and M210-SP lawn mowers. To add on, their battery-driven lawn mowers are remarkably quiet as compared to gas powered lawn mowers. Greenworks lawn mowers are also popular for introducing cordless lawn mowers – which are so easy to manoeuver!

Difference in products – M210 vs. M210-SP

The M210 and M210-SP lawn mowers by Greenworks have identical specifications and features, with only a key difference between the two, which is – the M210 is not a self-propelled lawn mower, whereas the M210-SP is a self-propelled lawn mower.

Greenworks M210 and M210-SP Review

1. Performance and cut quality

Different kinds of terrains

The GreenworksM210-SPwas ideally designed for mowing average-sized flat lawns. Therefore, this mower is expected to give its best performance and highest cut qualities on flat terrains. However, its motor is strong enough to be used on rough terrains and still produce good quality cuts.

Wet conditions

This mower comes with a brushless motor that provides more torque as well as more power to your tool – giving it enough power to produce decent quality cuts even on difficult-to-cut grasses. To add on, for difficult-to-cut grasses such as wet grasses, the mower’s automatic power adjusting system would automatically increase its power output to ensure that even wet grasses end up with high quality cuts.

Types of grasses

The brushless motor of this lawn mower also produces a high amount of torque and power in order to produce high quality cuts on all types of grasses – whether they are thick or thin, short or tall. Moreover, the mower blades are made of strong steel which are able to produce decent quality cuts even for difficult-to-cut grasses.

Overall Point: 10 out of 10.

2. Ease of use

Starting

The M210-SP comes with a push start button, with which you can effortlessly and easily turn it on relatively fast – especially as compared to a cord pull starting system. In my experience, the push start button turned this lawn mower on every single time in just one push.

Self-propelled

Unlike the M210, the M210-SP is a self-propelled lawn mower. As a result, you are not required to spend any energy on pushing it around your yard. Even though some people find it more convenient to push their mowers by themselves, a self-propelled is preferred by many – such as people with back pain, and elderly citizens.

Charging

The brushless motor of this mower plays a great role in providing your tool with a longer run-time. When the 6Ah battery is fully charged, it can last up to70 minutes. To add on, the M210-SP comes with a dual battery port design, but it comes with only one battery. If you are willing to invest some money on buying an additional battery, with two fully charged batteries, you would definitely have a much longer runtime.

Overall Point: 9 out of 10.

3. Special features

Smart cut load sensing technology

This feature of the GreenworksM210-SP calls for many praises. The motor of this lawn mower comes with an automatic feature to decrease its power output when the motor is not under much load, or increase its power output when the motor is under an increased load. To elaborate, the motor of this mower will not reduce its power until there is less of a load on it, or when the cuts are easier. As a result of this feature, the M210-SP is able to conserve its charge when the grasses are easy-to-cut. However, with grasses that are difficult-to-cut and require more power, the mower would run out of charge much faster.

Adjusting heights

The smart folks of Greenworks also designed this lawn mower with seven different cutting heights for you to choose from. Therefore, you have seven different positions to choose from in order to figure out which position you are comfortable to work with. If you experience a lot of resistance during mowing, you can simply adjust the height setting until you fix the mower to a position you find comfort in pushing around. If you set the mower at a lower level than the grass, it may get more resistant for you to move the mower around. In that case, you can just increase the height setting till you experience no resistance.

Overall Point: 10 out of 10.

4. Design

Appearance

The GreenworksM210-SPhas the look of a bulky mower – even though it is easy to push around. This lawn mower has an angled design as well as big wheels that make it look like a race car. The appearance of a race car as well as the signature neon green colour of Greenworks provides a fun touch to this lawn mower’s overall appearance.

Build quality

According to my findings,Greenworks ensured that every single part of this mower is carefully thought of and made of high quality products. The cutting deck is made from a sturdy steel – so there is no question of rusting. As it is made from a tough metal, the GreenworksM210-SPis meant to be a durable lawn mower in the long run, under normal circumstances. Moreover, the mower blades are made of sturdy steel which makes them durable as well.

Handlebar

The design of the handlebar of this mower is pretty convenient.  You can easily fold and lock the handlebar at the base for a compact storage.Folding the handlebar is a feature that I will give so many plus points to. As this mower is lightweight and compact-sized to begin with, folding the handlebar makes it much easier to pick it up and carry it around your yard.

Overall Point: 10 out of 10.

5. Cost-effectiveness

Warranty

The kind folks of Greenworks give their word that they will replace or fix any of their supplied products if they are found defective or get ruined during shipment – provided that you can show a proof of purchase. The warranty period that covers for the mower is for 4 years, and for the battery they provide a 2 year warranty. I honestly think that it is a decent warranty period given by Greenworks which ensures you a high quality product to use for the money you invest.

Durability

The GreenworksM210-SP comes with a brushless motor which is expected to lead to less wear and tear and, as a result, potentially extend the lifetime of the tool. To add on, the tough steel cutting deck and the sturdy steels of the mower blades promise to deliver high quality performance even in the long run – under normal circumstances.

Overall Point: 10 out of 10.

6. Grass collection and discharge

Mulching and side discharge

The GreenworksM210-SPcomes with a mulch plug that comes pre-installed in the rear slot. In order to mulch and deliver nutrients to your lawn, you simply need to take off the grass catcher bag. You can also choose to use the side discharge option and blow grass out a side chute. The mower consists of two identical blades, which are made of sturdy steel, in order to cut as well as mulch every type of grass in high quality.

Grass catcher bag

In order to collect grass, you simply need to take off the mulch plug. The GreenworksM210-SP is designed to mow average-sized yards. Therefore, you can expect to collect plenty of grass in the grass catcher bag before you need to empty it.

Overall Point: 10 out of 10.

7. Manoeuvrability

Weight

The GreenworksM210-SP lawn mower has a total weight of 68pounds when the grass catcher bag is empty. Even though it cannot be considered an extremely lightweight lawn mower, it is considerably easy to push around on flat yards. However, if your yard consists of an uneven terrain, hills, or steep grades – for easier manoeuvrability, you might want to get yourself an electric lawn mower that is self-propelled because this one is not.

Cutting deck

The M210-SP comes with a 21” wide steel cutting deck which allows you to cover and mow plenty of area in one go. As a result, depending on the size of your yard and the amount of grass present, you can finish mowing your yard considerably faster.

Battery-powered

Greenworks have made their name amongst some of the top cordless, battery-powered mowers. With the M210-SP mower being cordless, you do not need to think about cord management at all. You do not need to worry about mowing distant places from a charging station. Also, you have nothing to worry about if your yard is full of bushes and trees. The cordless M210-SP lawn mower can handle it all. So, stop killing any more of your time due to the hassle of cords getting entangled with various objects here and there.

Overall Point: 9 out of 10.

8. Maintenance

Mower blades

The Greenworks M210-SP comes with twin mower blades that are sturdy and made of steel. The blades do not need any sharpening in order to produce high quality cuts during its first uses. However, Greenworks suggest that it is ideal to sharpen the mower blades seasonally or replace them if needed – to ensure optimum cuts even in the long run. The mower blades can be replaced without much hassle, so this should not be a problem.

Overall Point: 10 out of 10.

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What is in the box?

1 x Greenworks21-Inch 40V Brushless Self-Propelled Mower,M210-SP.

1 x Rechargeable 40 volt lithium ion battery.

1 x Charger.

1 x Grass Catcher Bag.

1 x Handlebar extension.

1 x User manual.

Some common FAQs

Is it hard to remove battery from the compartment?

Answer: No, it is quite easy to remove the battery from the compartment. You simply need to press on the release bar to remove the battery. The battery will then come out and give you a good grip on it.

How long does the battery last?

Answer: When the 6Ah battery is fully charged, it can last up to 70 minutes of mowing.

How long is warranty and what all is covered?

Answer: The warranty period of the mower is for 4 years, whereas lithium ion batteries carry a 2 year warranty from the shipping date. Greenworks claim that their warranty will cover any of their items that are defective, or get damaged during shipping; provided that a proof of purchase is shown.

Is it Self Propelled?

Answer: No, it is a self-propelled lawn mower. Therefore, you do not need to constantly pushthis lawn mower around your yard by yourself.

Does it work efficiently on wet grass?

Answer: Yes it does. The M210-SP comes with a smart cut load sensing technology which results in the mower increasing its power output for cutting difficult-to-cut grass such as wet grass. Therefore, this mower can produce high quality cuts even on wet grass.

Is the mower easy to push around?

Answer: The M210-SP is a self-propelled lawn mower, so you are not required to push it around your yard by yourself. However, it is a lightweight lawn mower. Therefore, yes, it is easy to push around.

Can it be used during light rain or drizzle?

Answer: Even though the M210-SPis sturdy enough to function during light rain or drizzle, it is best to not expose an electrically powered machine to wet conditions. Exposing this lawn mower to wet conditions could potentially hamper its durability in the long run.