22 Jan DeWALT’s New Cordless Lawnmowers
Nope, we’re not going to start covering lawn and garden tools instead of woodworking ones, but it seemed worth mentioning that woodworkers who use DeWALT’s 20-volt Max* batteries in their cordless tools will soon be able to load a couple of spare batteries in a lawnmower, or use their chargers to top up batteries while they’re busy in the woodshop. The manufacturer announced on January 19 that it will be releasing both a self-propelled (DCMWSP244U2) and a push lawnmower (DCMWP233U2) sometime this spring. Both models will feature a high-efficiency, brushless, direct drive motor and will come with two 10 Ah batteries. The mowers are “multifunctional and conveniently mulch, bag, and capture side discharge to fertilize and maintain a clip-free lawn”. Both models have Innovative auto-sensing technology that maintains high RPM, and they are made in the USA with global materials. Both are compatible with the company’s Flexvolt® battery system. The self-propelled version ($549 with the two batteries) will deliver up to 60 minutes of runtime and features a dual self-propelled grip for comfortable handling during extended use. The push mower ($399) will provide up to 75 minutes of runtime and includes dual lever height adjustment, allowing for six different cutting height settings between 1-1/2” and 4”. Both have a 21-1/2” metal deck and can be folded to take up less space in vertical storage and during transport. The company introduced a slightly smaller cordless lawnmower a few years ago (the DCMW220P2) that came with a couple of 5 Ah batteries and many reviewers complained of a lack of power. That has been addressed now with the new 10 Ah batteries.