Picture any beautiful home in your mind, and the first image that comes through is a beautiful lawn – truly the epitome of beauty outside the home. You can achieve this through lawnmowers, and we will review one of these tools in this article – the Worx WG744.
Getting a lawnmower can be confusing when you do not know what to look for, as you can easily buy one that is a major hassle to maintain or does not handle the needs of your lawn properly. This has led to many lawnmower manufacturers making more advanced mowers that have a variety of features, such as electric mowers.
The introduction and development of Lithium-ion technology as well as Intellicut technology has resulted in models such as the Worx WG744, as they can support the cutting of long and tough grasses when you make adjustments to the cutting height.
What can you expect from Worx WG744?
Worx was originally known for their power tools, but they have added manufacturing of yard maintenance tools such as the Worx WG744. This mower aims to provide you with the convenience of electric mowers, while still operating on two batteries of 20V. The batteries also allow you to change them when they run out while still using the mower, instead of replacing the entire system.
The mower also includes a triple system of bagging, mulching, and rear discharge. You will only need to installthe right attachment to the back panel, and it is ready for use. The rear discharge feature is not necessary though, especially keeping in mind that the mulching feature is more efficient. On the other hand, the bag attachment is good for times of organizing the grass clippings and adding them to your compost heap, and it also has a built-in fullness indicator to make sure you do not leave stray clippings behind.
What are the key features of Worx WG744?
Its performance traits
The mower is not a self-propelled type, but it makes up for this by being lightweight and easy to use – even if you have never used mowers before. The cutting deck measures 17 inches, making it an easy task to clear up broad areas of grass.
It uses two 20V batteries as its power source, which power it to mow a maximum of 5500 square feet of turf – slightly above 1/8 acre. To add the mowing time, you can add additional Worx power tools, or use the batteries to power the Worx tools when you are not cutting the grass. Its use of the Intellicut system will apply much-needed torque in the shaft, such as when you are cutting very thick or damp grass.
Since this is an electric mower, it is easier to maintain and start compared to a traditional mower. The installation of the mulching and bagging attachments is also an easy task, and the mower deck as well as the wheel height can adjust through a single level. This will ultimately save time, since you are not adjusting each wheel individually.
Its adjustments of the height will allow you to cut the grass as short as 1.2 inches or as high as 3.2 inches, making it quite handy at specific times of the year. What we do not like is the difficulties in collapsing it down for storage, which takes more wrestling time than we like.
Options for cutting and quality
When it comes to the overall cutting quality of the Worx WG744, we can say it is better than many other mowers we have seen. It is easy to maneuver and lightweight as well, which is definitely a feature that could have suffered in a typical electric mower that lacks a self-propelled feature.
Despite its great job at cutting, we find that it is insufficient for cutting very large areas at a time. Its battery indicator will let you know the time you have left though, which proves helpful when you have extra batteries and want to finish mowing larger sections.
The maintenance bit is easy, as you will only need to pay attention to the basics. The main maintenance point is the blades, which require periodic sharpening, and the grass clippings, which need to be removed from the bagger so that they do not encourage the fostering of mold.
The other point of note is the difficulties in collapsing the entire mower for storage purposes, which is a major aspect we did not like. You will need to be patient with it, or else you risk damaging one of its components.
When compared to the traditional lawnmowers that use gas as their power source, the Worx WG744 is cheaper overall – both in the initial cost and maintenance. While the batteries run down as they continue, they are of the same type as what you would find other Worx tools using – making replacement an easy task as well.
The mower includes an Intellicut system, which will give additional torque when you need it for mowing, and the deck height has a single adjustment that will save you plenty of time when you are changing the wheel height by doing it all at once.
The attachments for the mulcher and bagger are also easy to interchange, although we note that you might not always need the rear discharge. On the other hand, the handle is great for holding as well, due to the grip bar that disengages with the blades when you do not press it down.
- Uses a 2-in-1 bag system
- Lightweight, yet still has high-quality components
- Does not suffer from power cord issues
- Users a 2-in-1 mulching system for greater efficiency
- The batteries are interchangeable with other Worx power equipment
- Intellicut system increases its torque
- It uses a single-lever deck height adjustment
- The bagger is not as easy to empty
- The two electric batteries have limited range
- Not as easy to collapse for storage
- Mulching feature trumps the rear discharge
- Takes some time to fully recharge
- Can only handle a maximum lawn size of 1/8th acre
Overall, we think the Worx WG744 is a great choice if you need a lawnmower that is easy to use and also affordable to maintain. It can cut small and medium-size lawns very well, so it is also worth considering if this is the case for you.