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Ego LM2102SP Review

By: Carl Laron on May 04, 2017

Bottom Line

The Ego LM2102SP is among the very best mowers you can buy. Its 7.5 Ah lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery provides 60 minutes of power -- enough to handle up to a half acre of lawn. Its performance almost matches that of the best gas models, but without their sometimes considerable headaches.

Pros

  • Energy efficient
  • Great handling
  • Very easy to use; clean
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Limited to 60 minutes run time per charge
Our Analysis
Specs

Breaking it down

Performance

Comparable to some of the best gas mowers. While the very best gas mowers, such as the Honda HRX217VKA (Est. $600), perform better, the Ego LM2102SP holds its own against other Recommended gas models in ConsumerReports.org's testing, earning Very Good ratings for bagging and mulching. Owners are even more impressed, downright ecstatic, in fact; over 1,200 HomeDepot.com reviewers giving the LM2102SP high ratings across the board. Those who bought it just because they wanted to be more eco-friendly are blown away by its performance in cutting and bagging grass cleanly and neatly, as well as by its neat mulching performance. Those with smaller yards are most pleased, but a few say that they mow their front yard one day, their back the next, and are just as satisfied.

Ease of use

Doesn't get any simpler. According to reviewers, the Ego LM2102SP is easy to use right out of the box (once you charge the battery, that is). It's easy to assemble, push and handle. Testing backs up those user comments, in the aforementioned professional test the LM2102SP earns Excellent scores for both ease of use and handling. Owners agree, saying this is the lightest, best handling, easiest to use mower they've ever owned. The self-propel feature can be adjusted from 1.8 to 3.6 mph, although a few say that, for them, that faster speed is like jogging while mowing. The six-position height adjustment is quick and easy -- one lever adjusts all four wheels in half-inch increments. The handlebars have a three-position height adjustment for shorter or taller users, and they fold down for storage. The mower is part of the Ego power+ series, which means it can share batteries with other, compatible, Ego outdoor power tools.

Safety/noise

Is this thing on? Unlike most noisy, disruptive lawn mowers, the Ego LM2102SP is quiet enough to use when everyone else is asleep. While we saw no comments from experts on the noise level, owners had plenty to say -- and thanks to this quiet, quiet electric mower, you can hear them all. We saw no particular comments regarding safety -- or lack thereof -- with the Ego LM2102SP, but it's important to read the owner's manual for any mower and be conscious of the sharp blades underneath. Eye protection is also recommended.

Our Sources

Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

The Ego LM2102SP is one of only a couple of cordless electric self-propelled mowers covered by ConsumerReports.com in its large comparison review of lawn mowers. Commentary is brief, but the lawn mower is rated for its prowess at various cutting tasks, as well as for how well it handles and how easy it is to use.

Paul Hope, March 16, 2017

The Ego LM2102SP is named the very best electric self-propelled mower in this free article. Paul Hope says that "Cutting quality is just a notch below the very best gas self-propelled mowers, but the Ego more than makes up for it with easy maneuverability."

Clint DeBoer, March 9, 2016

Clint DeBoer has nothing but praise for the Ego LM2102SP following this in-depth review. He recognizes the high price tag, but adds that its "absolutely worth every penny," especially when you factor in the cost of fuel, plus the cost and headaches that go hand-in-hand with a gas-powered mower.

Grant Morgan, April 25, 2017

The Ego LM2102SP is the top ranked mower at TopTenReviews.com. "The EGO LM2102SP is one of the best electric lawn mowers available, and its powerful, long-lasting battery helps it cut even the toughest lawns," Grant Morgan says.

Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of May 2017

The Ego LM2102SP earns a very impressive overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from roughly 1,230 owners; 96 percent would recommend it. Most say they bought it because they wanted something more environmentally friendly, and were prepared for a step down in performance, but this mower is as good or better as any gas model they ever owned. A few say it's run time isn't long enough for their larger yard.

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