Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Review – Supreme

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Supreme

9.6

Performance/Cut Quality

9.6/10

Features

9.8/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

9.4/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • Rear roller for striped lawn
  • Mulching and rear discharge functions
  • Extra large grass bag – 60 Litres
  • 6 cutting heights that are easy to adjust
  • Powerful battery that rivals a petrol mower

Cons

  • Heavier than some other cordless mowers (but helps to achieve lasting stripes)
  • Battery takes longer to charge (2 hours)

Summary

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Review

The Webb Cordless WERR17LIP is a battery powered cordless lawn mower that is supplied with a powerful  4.0Ah 40v lithium-ion battery and provides up to 33 minutes of runtime. It has a 43cm deck size, and a huge 60 litre grass collection box, 6 cutting heights from 29cm to 82cm, and weighs 26.6Kg. The Webb WERR17LIP has the ability to cut & collect, mulch and rear discharge the grass cuttings, has a rear roller for a striped lawn, and is covered by a 2 year Webb warranty.

If you have been looking for a cordless mower that is effective, efficient, has a generous cutting width and makes use of a powerful battery then the Webb WERR17LIP is a worthy contender.

The mower has many features that make it an ideal addition to the garden tool shed of anyone with a medium to large-sized lawn and this is thanks, in part to the 43cm/17 inch cutting width.

One of the first things that really caught my attention, however, is the huge 60-litre grass collection bag, certainly one of the larger on the market and this is ideal if you want to get the job done without having to keep stopping to empty the bag. What’s more, the 4.0Ah battery that gives you a decent 35-minute run time means you have plenty of time to cut the grass in one session. This mower markets itself as a real alternative to a petrol mower, but does it live up to this claim? Continue reading and you will find out in the review below.

It is a diverse little machine, and I use the term little very lightly here since this is quite a bulky and robust model, which comes with a mulching plug, rear roller and the ability to rear discharge, to give you many options when it comes to looking after your lawn.

As I said, Webb advertise it as being a replacement for a noisy, traditional petrol mower and whilst this is true, there is so much more to say about this great cordless mower.

Main Features

  • 43cm cutting width
  • Mulching plug
  • Split Rear Roller
  • Rear discharge
  • Rust free ABS deck
  • 6 cutting heights (29mm-82mm)
  • Very generous grass collection bag – 60 Litres
  • Powerful 4.0Ah li-ion battery
  • 2 year warranty

Battery And Battery Charger

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Battery

The Webb WERR17LIP comes with a very good 40 volt, 4.0Ah battery that gives you a decent amount of cutting time on a single charge – 35 minutes. It’ll take 120 minutes to get to full capacity, so it is slightly longer than some of the other models in this range, but this is to be expected when using a battery with a higher ampere hour rating.

One of the greatest features of the battery that you get with this mower is that, unlike other rechargeable batteries, this one will never self-discharge when you’re not using it so you can feel confident that if you’ve charged it, when it comes to mowing, the power won’t have drained.

Performance

There is some concerns amongst avid petrol mower users that a cordless piece of equipment simply won’t deliver the same amount of power and, therefore, won’t perform as well. And whilst, yes, it is true that a petrol mower is always going to be slightly superior when it comes to power and runtime for very large lawns, these modern cordless mowers really give them a run for their money.

This one claims to deliver the same performance you would expect from a petrol mower with the eco-friendly advantages of a rechargeable battery. I couldn’t agree more. Petrol mowers can be time consuming and costly to maintain, and whilst you may pay a little more up front for your battery powered mower, you will save in the long run in terms of time and money.

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Deck And Blade

The WERR17LIP is built around a strong, sturdy ABS deck which the manufacturer claims to be extremely robust – and they’re not wrong.

Furthermore, the polymer ABS chassis means that you’re getting a mower that will stand up to the elements and guarantees to be long lasting.

In terms of the blades, the single, rotating metal blade will give you a clean and consistent cut leaving you with a lawn you can be proud of.

Cutting Diameter

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Deck and Blade

This mower has a very generous cutting width of 43cm, that’s 17 inches so is perfect for medium to larger lawns and will get the job done quickly. However, if you have a huge lawn, you may benefit from a petrol alternative.

Handles

One of the most notable things about the handle on this Webb WERR17LIP is the incredibly comfortable foam grip that makes pushing the mower around something of a dream. Since this is a push drive mower, you’re going to be having to put a little more work in than you would with a self-propelled model so good handle design is imperative.

Furthermore, the handle folds down so that the mower can be easily stored away between uses, which is great news if you are short on storage space – and let’s face it, when you have a love for the garden, this is a common problem.

Wheels

The Webb WERR17LIP sits on two front wheels that are a pleasure to manoeuvre thanks to their lightweight design.

This mower does not feature back wheels as there is a built-in roller at this end of the machine. Why is this a good thing? Well, because if you want a striped lawn that will last, then this is the best configuration.

Roller

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Roller

As I mentioned above, the mower comes with a rear roller, which is great if you like a striped lawn. But the most impressive benefit is that this is currently the only cordless mower of its kind to feature a dedicated roller with no rear wheels, so you’re getting the best of everything when you buy this machine.

Other cordless mowers with rollers will also have rear wheels and the roller is pushed onto the lawn with a built in spring. With this Webb WERR17LIP the whole weight of the mower is pushing down onto the rear roller to give defined and long lasting stripes on your lawn. Remember, this mower weighs in at 26.6kg so this is going to help achieve that beautiful traditional British lawn.

As I mentioned this is not a light mower, so Webb have split the roller into two sections. Why does this help? Well turning a heavy mower with a rear roller can be tough. Having a split roller means that the mower pivots easy whilst being turned and both ends of the roller will rotate separately in either direction. This split rear roller idea can be found on the costly petrol mowers from Hayter, so it nice to see Webb have included it on this model too.

Height Adjustment

Being able to adjust the cutting height of the mower is essential, especially for maintaining your grass at different times of the year or simply if you want to mix up the appearance of the lawn.

The good news is that the WERR17LIP has a very easy to use adjustable cutting height that requires nothing more than moving a single lever. You’re getting a generous variety of six cutting heights that range between 23cm and 77cm.

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Mulching

The WEBB cordless mower is effectively a 3-in-1 product and this is owing to the fact that you’ve got rear discharge, grass bag collection and mulching mode.

Mulching allows the grass clippings to be returned to the ground and acts as a natural fertiliser for the lawn. This mower comes with a mulching plug included so you can take advantage of this method of mowing as and when you feel like it.

To find out more about the benefits of mulching – see my article The Benefits of Mulching Lawn Mowers.

Grass Bag

The WERR17LIP has an incredible 60-litre  fabric grass collection bag, which means that stopping to empty regularly is likely to be a thing of the past. The advantages of fabric grass collection bags is they allow better air circulation and therefore collect the grass cuttings more effectively. They also fold flat for reduced storage.

The disadvantage is that they are prone to damage from tearing, particularly if you have thorny bushes that you need to cut close to.

Practicalities

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Practicalities

Practically speaking this is an excellent lawn mower – you’ve got the addition of that hefty grass bag so your mowing time won’t be interrupted, meaning you can get the job done much more quickly. Combined with a respectable 35 minute run time on a single charge this Webb WERR17LIP will simply get the job done quickly and with minimal fuss.

The folding handle and grass collection bag make this a product that is very easy to store and comfortable to use. What’s more, the sleek design and split rear roller is super easy to move around the garden and despite this being a slightly heavier than usual mower, it’s surprisingly easy to work with.

Bare in mind that all mowers that have a dedicated rear roller are very stable and can cut over the edge of the border without scalping the edges.

This mower is not designed for small lawns due to its size and weight, but for medium to larger lawns this mower is top notch in terms of features and quality.

Safety Features

I can’t stress the importance of buying a mower that has a good variety of safety features. It only takes a young child to activate the machine and the results don’t bear thinking about. However, parents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief since this mower comes with a safety key, which when taken out will disable the mower. This means that there will never be the risk of an accidental start up.

As with all mowers there is a Operator Presence Control Lever, that when released the mower’s blade will stop very quickly.

Webb WERR17LIP User Manual

Click here to access the Webb WERR17LIP User Manual

What’s Included In The Box

  • 1 x WERR17LIP cordless lawn mower
  • 1 x 4.0Ah battery
  • 1 x Battery charger
  • Mulching plug
  • 60-litre grass collection bag
  • Instruction manual

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Rear roller for striped lawn
  • Mulching and rear discharge functions
  • Extra large grass collection bag – 60 Litres
  • Decent cutting width (43cm)
  • 6 cutting heights that are easy to adjust
  • Good safety features
  • Powerful battery that rivals a petrol mower
  • Easy and compact to store

Cons

  • Heavier than some other cordless mowers (helps to achieve lasting stripes)
  • Battery takes longer to charge (2 hours)

Should You Buy This Model?

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Pro and Cons

The Webb WERR17LIP is a great cordless mower for anyone who is looking to get the same amount of power and precision that you would get from a petrol mower, in something that is quiet, eco-friendly and efficient.

If you have a medium to large lawn (up to 600m²)  then this is a great option, especially if you are looking for something that is versatile and offers many features, for example, the rear roller, rear discharge and mulching mode.

If you have young children, the safety features on this mower make it an excellent choice and thanks to the time-saving addition of the large grass collection bag, you’ll have more time to spend with your family as opposed to doing the garden chores.

Conclusion

The Webb WERR17LIP is a hefty mower with a grass collection bag and cutting width to match and is perfectly suited to anyone who wants to tackle their lawn mowing quickly and efficiently.

Thanks to its 3-in-1 nature you are getting the best of everything from mulching to rear disposal and grass bag collection – this is a machine that allows you to mow your way.

There’s a split rear roller, which is innovation at its best since there are currently no other cordless mowers with this feature (rear roller without rear wheels).

The powerful battery and ease of operation make this versatile lawn mower a delight to use.

The Webb brand has 80 plus years of knowledge and expertise that they apply to this mower – and it shows.  You will not be disappointed with this mower and if you doubt it can compete with your petrol mower, think again! This Webb WERR17LIP has so many other features and strengths that not only make it a genuine alternative to a petrol mower, but should be high up on your shopping list even if replacing an old corded or cordless mower.

Where should I purchase this Webb WERR17LIP ?

Webb 43cm/17in Push Cordless Rear Roller Rotary Lawnmower
  • 43cm/17in Cutting Width; Sanli 40 volt 4Ah battery
  • Cutting time - 35mins; Charging time - 120 mins
  • 3 in 1 - Collect, Discharge or Mulch ( Mulch plug included)
  • Single lever height of cut - 7 positions from 23-77mm
  • Push Drive; 55 litre collection bag; Soft grip folding handles

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Webb WERR17LIP FAQ

Does the Webb WERR17LIP produce a striped lawn?

Yes, there is a good quality rear roller that produces long lasting and defined stripes.

How long is the warranty on this Webb WERR17LIP?

2 years.

Does the height adjustment lever control the roller and two wheels together?

Yes, the single lever raises and lowers the height of both the roller and wheels together.

Does the mulching plug come supplied with the mower?

Yes.

Is the deck steel or plastic on the Webb WERR17LIP?

The deck is made of very good quality ABS polymer (plastic).

 


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