WORX WG779E.2 Review 2020



Performance/Cut Quality











  • 6 Cutting Heights (20mm to 70mm)
  • Very Good Build Quality
  • 30-Litre Grass Box
  • Rear Roller for a Striped Lawn Appearance
  • 2 Batteries - Interchangeable with Other WORX Tools


  • No Mulching Ability

WORX WG779E.2 Review


WORX WG779E-2 Review

What is the WORX WG779E.2? The WORX WG779E.2 is a cordless lawn mower that charges its two batteries in 120 minutes and produces a 35 minute run time. It has a 30 litre grass collection box, a 34cm cutting width, a rear roller for a stripey lawn and has 6 cutting heights that range from 20mm to 70mm.


The WORX WG779E.2 Cordless Battery lawn mower is one of the best selling cordless lawn mowers in the UK, but just how good is it?

The WG779E.2 is a relatively new kid on the block (since 2018) and was introduced to replace the 40v WG776E. The main difference is it uses two 20v batteries simultaneously as opposed to the one 40v. Why? Well because WORX wanted to standardise batteries across their range of cordless garden tools.

This mower is indeed packed with features found in more higher end cordless mowers and certainly has the ability to cut a lawn up to 350m² (roughly the size of a tennis court and a half), but it needs to be compared to its nearest rival, the Flymo Mighti-Mo 300, to judge how good this mower really is.

To compare WORX WG779E.2 to other cordless mowers in higher or lower price range would distort the results, these two mowers are probably the most affordable and best performing 40v cordless mowers on the market today.

Below I’ll detail all the features and functions of the WORX WG779E.2, both good and not so good and then compare to the Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 so you understand exactly what you’re getting for your money.

Main Features:

    • Rating: 9.5/10
    • Covers areas reaching 350 m² in size
    • 40V (2X20V), 2Ah Li-on battery lawnmower
    • Blade length: 34cm
    • Number of Cutting Height: 6 (20mm-70mm)
    • Grass box capacity: 30 L
    • Charge time: 120 minutes
    • Free run time: 35 minutes

To see my video review of the WORX WG779E.2 please watch the video below:

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  • Intellicut - Technology keeps constant cutting power even in dense grass
  • Cut to edge Design reduces uncut grass around edges
  • Powered by x2 20V 2.0Ah batteries (included)
  • Dual port charger, charges two batteries at the same time
  • Power Share 20V battery is interchangeable with other 20V WORX tools

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This mower is also available with 2 x 4.0 Ah batteries for extra power and runtime.

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  • Intellicut - Technology keeps constant cutting power even in dense grass
  • Cut to edge Design reduces uncut grass around edges
  • Powered by x2 20V 4.0Ah batteries (included)
  • Dual port charger, charges two batteries at the same time
  • Power Share 20V battery is interchangeable with other 20V WORX tools

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Power System

Like many cordless lawn mowers, the WORX WG779E.2 is powered by two Lithium-ion batteries (40V in total) and electrical motor which will charge in around 2 hours. The batteries are removed from the mower for charging and storage.

In comparison, the Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 takes the same 2 hours to charge as the WG779E.2 but the the WORX will last longer with the ability to cut a lawn up to 350 m². This is surprising as the Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 weighs 3 kg less than the WG779E.2.wg779 mower battery compartment

Worx introduced the two 20v batteries in 2018 to enable compatibility with their other cordless power tools of which there are 40 in the range. The two Worx batteries can be charged at the same time and the Worx WG779E.2 comes with an eco mode for lighter cuts, reducing the power and extending the cutting time.

The eco mode is really useful if your lawn has been cut recently and you don’t require the additional power to cut longer grass with the turbo mode, this eco setting does extend the mowing time considerably.

wg779 lawn mower battery

Another great feature of this mower is an easy to see battery gauge on the top of the mower; you would think this is standard with all cordless mowers, however, this is not the case. Well done WORX for including this!

As mentioned above the charge to cut ratio is good and is an aspect which beats its competition, but in saying that the mowing/charging time doesn’t directly affect you, after all the lawn will still be getting mowed!

Also the power system is completely electric so it produces zero emissions and works extremely quietly. Which is quieter? Well there’s not much between them but I would say that the WORX is slightly quieter due to the “Mute technology” that WORX claim makes their mower barely audible from 10 metres.

The great thing about these mowers is that you can set out to work at any time you want without it disturbing your family or your neighbours, and with zero emissions it looks after the environment as well.

Worx batteries are covered by a 1 Year Limited Consumer Warranty and are not eligible for warranty extension.


Model Comparison
MowersFlymo Mighti-Mo 300 (review here)WORX WG779E.2
Lawn Coverage250 m²400 m² (4,000 FT²)
Noise Level85 dB68 dB
Mowing Time25 minutes (250 m²)35 minutes (350 m²)
Charging Time120 minutes120 minutes
Cutting Width30 cm34 cm (13″)
Weight9.94 kg13 kg (29.1 LBS)
Grass Box Capacity30 L30 L
Cutting Heights5 Steps – 25mm to 65mm6 Steps – 20mm to 70mm (3/4 inch – 2.75 inch)


The WG779E.2 is equipped with one 34cm wheeled metal mower blade that gives them two very effective benefits…FLY069 30cm Wheeled Mower Blade

  1. Metal blade generally wear less quickly than plastic blades which results in you needing to replace the lawn mower blades less often.
  2. Metal blades are generally sharper and provide a cleaner cut to the grass blade, resulting in a neater, tidier and superior finish to your lawn and garden. The metal blade on the WG779E.2 can be sharpened when needed unlike plastic blades.

This again does not necessarily put it ahead of competitors but it’s good that WORX have taken advantage of what is clearly the most effective cutting system in the market.

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Close to edge cutting

close to edge

WORX have designed the deck to assist with cutting as close to the edge as possible to limit the amount of trimming required. The deck design enables the WG779E.2 to cut grass close to fencing/walls, leaving a smaller uncut grass area around the edges. This is a definite advantage over the Flymo 300.

Height Adjustment

In order to combat the changing season and to continually improve the look of your lawn, you can adjust the height at which the WG779E.2 cuts at. This is done very easily using the large lever located on front/side of the mower.

It lets you choose to cut from anywhere between 20mm to 70mm with 6 separate cutting lengths. Just make sure you don’t set it at the shortest setting from the start when the lawn has significant growth, instead start at a higher setting and gradually work your way down. This gives the areas of small grass time to catch up with the long, resulting in a more even and healthy looking lawn.

WG779E Height Adjustment

As well as being able to sharpen the blades, it is also possible to purchase a replacement blade. Replacing the blade is relatively easy for anyone with basic DIY skills and tools.

Cutting Diameter and Height

The cutting diameter of the mower may seem a little on the small size with only a 34cm mowing capability. Now, compared to its counterparts with widths of up to 43cm, this might be a potential disadvantage; however it could also be beneficial if it’s to be used in smaller areas and lawns with narrow strips.

wg779 mower adjustment

When you need a mower that’s light in weight and going to get in the smaller areas of your lawn, this may well be the best option for you. Yes it will take longer to mow the entire area, but if it fits and there’s no rush, then the WG779E.2 could be the cordless  mower of choice.

One thing the Flymo 300 scores slightly higher is the height adjustment. On the Flymo 300 there is a single lever on the top side of the mower with a large handle, this makes adjusting the height very smooth and easy. The height adjustment on the WG779E.2 is smaller and located towards the front of the mower. Adjustment seems to be that bit more difficult with the WORX and not so nicely balanced as with the Flymo. This is no big deal as you are not constantly adjusting the height but worth a mention anyway.

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Grass box capacitywg779e grass box

As with all smaller cordless lawn mowers the grass box is not going to hold as much grass cuttings as its larger counterparts, however 30 litres is a comparable for a mower of this size. 30 Litres allows longer periods of use without needing to empty grass clippings as often.

The grass box does come with a indicator flap to show you when the grass box is full, this is a nice handy feature from WORX.

The grass box on the WORX WG779E.2 is very easy to remove by simply lifting the flap and unhooking. The grass clippings empty from the box with no obstructions. This is a hard topped collection box with a carry handle at the top.


WG779E.2 Folded

The light weight, small size and fold away handles make this mower excellent for smaller to medium lawns or lawns with smaller strips of grass and for storage where space is limited.

This really will make lawn care much easier and really makes the entire experience much less dependent on you struggling with a heavy oversized mower.

As with all cordless lawn mowers, not being tethered by the cord not only makes it easier to mow the lawn, but safer, quieter and more environmentally friendly.

Does this make it more practical compared to its closest competition? Well, yes I think it does for people with smaller lawns and limited space for storage. There is also a very handy and well positioned large central handle that makes carrying the 13 kg mower to the garage or shed very easy.

Safety Features

What I really like about the WORX WG779E.2 is the addition of a removable safety key that disables the lawn mower to help prevent accidental starting. This is a nice feature not found on similar cordless mowers that gives peace of mind around children. The key has a cord that is attached to the handle so making it almost impossible to misplace.

Roller (stripes)

Do you like a stripey lawn? Well the WORX does have a roller at the rear that gives that lovely stripey look to your lawn. The roller also has suspension allowing it to adapt better to the contours of your lawn. This is another advantage over the Flymo 300 – if you like stripey lawns that is!


In the UK this mower does NOT have the ability to mulch the lawn.

If you are in the US and purchase the WORX WG779 then it will have the ability to mulch and comes supplied with the mulching plug.

Update May 2020: Some people have contacted me recently saying that they have the mulching plug supplied with this mower here in the UK, so you may be lucky if you order now.

Want to know what mulching is and the advantages, then click here.

Most cordless lawn mowers in this class and at this price range have no mulching facility.

What’s Included in the box?

  • WG779E.2 Mower
  • 2 x 20V Battery Packs
  • Dual Port Charger
  • Grass Collection Bag
  • Instruction Manual

WORX WG779E.2 Manual Download

You can view or download the manual for this cordless mower by clicking the link below.

WORX WG779E.2 Manual


  1. Adjusting the height is slightly harder than other mowers

I really struggled with this mower to find any downsides. The features are great and all seem to work well for a mower at this price point. The build quality cannot be faulted and it performs as it should.

The above point may sound trivial and is common to most cordless mowers but should be taken into consideration. It is part of the package and it’s better being aware before a purchase than after.


Overall this is a very good mower, I actually rate it higher than the Spear & Jackson 37cm Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower due to its light weight, portability and fantastic build quality.

The extra features like the removable safety key is a nice touch but one that you will most probably never use. Besides you want features that will help you achieve a lovely looking lawn with least amount of work and effort.

Taking the decision to split the batteries into 2 x 20v was a great idea, especially if you use other WORX cordless tools as they are interchangeable.

The WG779E.2 is very proficient at cutting varying lengths and thickness of grass for such a small and compact cordless mower. It’s worth mentioning that by cutting more regularly and avoiding very long or wet grass this should avoid putting too much strain on the battery. Remember to always keep the battery charged and stored in a dry place over winter.

With this mower you’re getting features normally found in high priced mowers, so this is a very reasonable price at under £200.

But do I think this mower is better than its closest competitors?

Yes I do!

At this price range (less than £200) this really gives great value for money and you would be very hard pressed to find a cordless mower that performs this well, and has such a good build quality for this price.

Overall I think this is a fantastic mower and I encourage everyone with a garden under 350 m² or less to purchase one. In fact I think it’s the best mower at this level you can purchase right now!

Should You Buy This Model?

WORX WG779E.2 Review

Well there are a few factors to consider first, whether or not you purchase this model really depends on your garden and situation.

To give you some guidance on which type of customer would suit this model best, below I’ve listed the categories they would fall under:

  • People with gardens about 350-400m² in size.
  • Those who like a nice stripey lawn.
  • People who want a smaller deck size to accommodate smaller strips of lawn.
  • People who require a wide range of cutting heights (6 settings from 20mm to 70mm).
  • Storage is limited.
  • Do not want to spend over £250 on a mower.

Of course this is open to interpretation so if you don’t fall under every single category then don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll still love this product. It has loads of great features that I’m sure you will make use of even if you’re not its perfect customer.


Where should I purchase this model?

Amazon have the best prices that are difficult to match and probably the most reliable and speedy delivery system on the web. Considering how valuable this piece of equipment is you want the most for your money and the best service possible making Amazon the best place to purchase this product.

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With 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries.

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WORX WG779E.2 36V (40V MAX) Cordless 34cm Lawn Mower (Dual battery x2...
  • Intellicut - Technology keeps constant cutting power even in dense grass
  • Cut to edge Design reduces uncut grass around edges
  • Powered by x2 20V 2.0Ah batteries (included)
  • Dual port charger, charges two batteries at the same time
  • Power Share 20V battery is interchangeable with other 20V WORX tools

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With 2 x 4.0 Ah batteries

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  • Intellicut - Technology keeps constant cutting power even in dense grass
  • Cut to edge Design reduces uncut grass around edges
  • Powered by x2 20V 4.0Ah batteries (included)
  • Dual port charger, charges two batteries at the same time
  • Power Share 20V battery is interchangeable with other 20V WORX tools

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Additional Specifications
Working Area350m²
Cutting width34cm
Cutting height steps6
Cutting height max70mm
Cutting height min20mm
Cutting height adjustmentFront
Collector volume30L
Battery Type2 x 20V (40V) 2Ah Li-ion battery
Typical Charging Time120 minutes
Typical Mowing Time35 minutes (350 m²)
Vision WindowNo
Right or left start switchLeft and Right
Foldable handlesYes
Battery power indicatorYes
Grass bag filling indicatorNo
Weight 13 kg


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29 thoughts on “WORX WG779E.2 Review 2020

  1. Hi All!

    I have been asked several times about the difference between the Worx wg779e.1 and the Worx wg779e.2.

    The difference between these two models is the batteries.

    worx wg779e.1 has 2x 20V 4.0Ah batteries

    worx wg779e.2 has 2x 20V 2.0Ah batteries

    So the wg779e.2 is the model sold for example on Amazon with the 2 x 2.0Ah batteries and the worx wg779e.1 sold at B&Q has 2 x 4.0Ah batteries and is more expensive for this reason.

    Hope this helps.

    1. No Sorry we don’t sell worx wg779e.2 blades.

      I have had a look around and they seem hard to get hold of at the moment, with most stores showing out of stock.

      Please let us know if you manage to locate one?


  2. Hi Mark,

    I’ve just purchased the WG779e.1 from B&Q and the 4.0Ah batteries claim to be powershare.
    just thought i’d let you know.
    For the mulching on this do you need to buy a separate mulching plug?

  3. Hi, I purchased the worx WG779E from B&Q
    I need to purchase a new cutting blade and have looked all over the internet, with one supplier of blades telling me that Worx do not produce a replacement blade, I know that they must as they are for sale on eBay but sent from the USA with very high postage costs.
    I am very disappointed that despite looking for months I have had no luck in finding a replacement blade.
    I think the mower itself is amazing but I’m left very frustrated by the replacement blade situation.

    1. Hi Jennifer

      Thanks for your comment.

      I have chased around my normal suppliers and can see there is an issue finding a replacement blade for this Worx WG779E.

      I have contacted Worx regarding this (held on the phone for 20 minutes @ 10p per minute – not good!) and awaiting their response. As soon as I have an answer I will let you know.

      I will update the review to let others know if this cannot be resolved.

      Thanks again.


      1. Hi Jennifer

        I have had a response from Worx regarding the replacement blade.

        There will be no original Worx WG779E blades available in the UK until September 2019.

        The good news is I have managed to find a company in the UK that has manufactured their own replacement for the Worx WG779E Mower. I have spoken to them today and they have informed me that they will have the blades available at the beginning of next week (22nd July 2019). Their contact details are below with a link to the product page, their product code for the replacement blade is 35330WRX.

        Remember this is not an original Worx blade but will get the job done. Mow Spares will also stock the original Worx blade when they become available again in the UK (September 2019).

        I hope this helps.


        Mow Spares
        17A Norwich Street
        NR21 9AF
        Open from 9am until 5pm Monday’s to Fridays, except on UK bank holidays.

        You can phone them on 01328 442 442

        Link to the Worx WG779E replacement blade.

  4. Hi

    Thx for the review

    I’m trying to find more details on the mulching aspect. Everything else i’ve read aside from your review suggests there is no mulching

    Even a comment from the manufacturer on amazon questions says no mulching

    How does mulching work on this model?


    1. Hi Graham

      Thanks for your comment.

      I can confirm that the mulching option is only available on the Worx WG779 version of this mower. This is only available in the US unfortunately as it comes supplied with the mulch plug.

      I have updated the review to be clearer and highlight the difference in the UK.

      Thanks again for pointing this out.


  5. Hi, Mark.

    Almost certainly going to get one of these after reading your helpful comments.
    I notice on Amazon a price of £199.99 for the mower but also £200 for a “twin pack” with a strimmer !
    Can I be confident that the mower is the same, as it seems odd that you get a strimmer for an extra 1p.

    1. Hi Pete

      I believe they are the same although the photo does vary slightly (on the handles) between them. I have put a call into Worx just to double check and their technical support are going to call me back this morning.

      I will let you know….

      Many thanks

    2. Hi Pete

      Worx have confirmed that the mower is the same with the grass trimmer bundle as sold separately. Grab a bargain!

      Could I please ask, if you do purchase this mower, could you please use the link in the review above (I will get a small commission from Amazon).

      Many thanks

  6. Hi Again Mark.

    I think I can see what you mean. The first 2 images on the “mower only” photos differ from the rest – colour of knobs and shape of switch box. Perhaps these are just repeated from an earlier model.

    I await your reply.



  7. Hi Mark.

    Thanks for your reply. Will probably order from Amazon this evening. Will use link as requested.

    Thanks again.



  8. Good morning Mark,

    I hope you are keeping well and staying safe.

    I have been online and read quite a few websites and watched your youtube videos. I think your website and reviews are fantastic however I am still confused on what to go for. I need a new lawnmower as my old petrol mower finally gave up at the weekend. We only have two small/medium lawns (front and back). Can cut them within 30minutes. I have always had a petrol mower but I was going to go for a Worx WG779 after reading an article in Gardeners World and also watching your youtube video, I am still unsure whether that is the right lawnmower.

    I am after a lawnmower that handles well, cuts the grass very well and does not break the bank! I do not mind if it is battery or petrol but I definitely would not want a corded mower. Would you still suggest a Worx WG779? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,


    1. Hi James

      Thanks for your email.

      I personally use the WORX WG779E.2 and have a similar sized lawn. I have had no issues and it cuts well, is lightweight and is such great value for money.

      I can see it is priced at £199 at the moment but have seen it for £169 on Amazon when reduced. There was panic buying of mowers at the end of March, beginning of April and with the current situation stock is low across most brands and there aren’t the reductions as last year.

      The only issue with the WORX is the availability of parts and support should you need it. Even replacement blades can be difficult to find.

      Another option would be the Murray 37cm Review 2 x 18 V (36 V) Lithium-Ion (IQ18WM37). This has a slightly larger deck and is more than powerful enough for your situation. Feedback from owners has been very positive.

      The Murray will cost more than the WORX but the support and warranty are superior

      – 5 Years Limited Product Warranty
      – 3 Years Limited Warranty on the Battery and charger

      If you do decide to purchase, it would be much appreciated if you could use the link from the review below to Amazon, as I will get a small commission.

      Murray 37cm

      WORX WG779E.2

      Please let me know how you get on.

      Kind regards

  9. Hello Mark, many thanks for your helpful and clear reviews.
    We had our first go with the Workx wg779e yesterday – we’re a bit concerned that it doesn’t seem to be collecting cuttings into the bag and it doesn’t like our daisy patches! just left them looking a bit chewed… are we doing something wrong? We are on the lowest setting and tried eco and turbo modes. Higher height setting is way above level of grass and daisies … should we just let things grow longer..?
    Any advice very gratefully received.
    Best wishes,
    Gilly and John

    1. Hi Gilly

      Thanks for your message.

      Please check that you do not have the mulching plug inserted. You are the third person that has contacted me in the last few days with the same issue.

      WORX seem to be be providing a mulching plug with this mower now and instead of leaving it in the box they insert it into the mower at manufacture.

      The mulching plug was not supplied with the UK version of this mower (US only) but now it seems they do, this is great as it gives you the choice to collect or mulch.

      If you would like to know more about mulching then take a look at my article below.


      So please have a look and see if the mulching plug is inserted and remove it to collect the cuttings.

      You can see myself removing the mulching plug on a different mower in the video below (around 4:15 minutes).


      Please let me know how you get on.

      Kind regards

  10. Hi Mark- we did! It was a large, strange shaped piece of plastic that almost filled the back of the mower- and not mentioned in the instructions or drawings. What a relief. We tried it again on the front lawn this time and pleased to say it is working beautifully now, many thanks indeed
    Gilly and John

    1. Hi Gilly

      Fantastic! so pleased you resolved it. I have added a note to the review to let others know that the mulching plug may be inserted.

      Thanks for letting us know.

      Take care.


  11. What is the difference between the WG779E.2 in this review, and the WG779E.1 which is advertised in some stores? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for taking the time on your review, it was very helpful and makes a buying decision easier.

    1. Hi Ken

      Thanks for your message.

      The difference was that the WG779E.1 has two 4Ah batteries and the WG779E.2 has two 2.0Ah batteries. However looking at the photo between the two, the handles do look different.

      I have not seen this single bar version on the WG779E.1 before and believe you will get the other type (orange left and right starter) with this mower. You could always return if not.

      I am also getting reports that the mower is also now supplied with a mulch plug, again this is something new as it was only available in the US.

      I have tried to speak with WORX, but they are also unsure!!

      Hope this helps a little.

      Kind regards

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