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WORX WG779E.2

9.5

Performance/Cut Quality

9.6/10

Features

9.4/10

Durability

9.4/10

Value

9.6/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • No Mulching Ability

Summary

WORX WG779E-2 ReviewWhat 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 striped 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 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

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With 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries with grass trimmer

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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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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 batteryAnother 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.


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Noise Level
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Mowing Time
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Charging Time
120 minutes
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Cutting Width
30 cm
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Weight
9.94 kg
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Grass Box Capacity
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Cutting Heights
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Features In Detail

Blades

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 edgeWORX 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 AdjustmentAs 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.


Practicalities

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 striped lawn? Well the WORX does have a roller at the rear that gives that lovely striped 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 striped lawns that is!


Mulching

In the UK this WORX WG779E.2 mower does NOT have the ability to mulch the lawn.

If you purchase the WORX WG779E.1 then it will have the ability to mulch and comes supplied with the mulching plug. The way to know if your WORX mower comes with a mulching plug is, if it has a bar running across handle bars for starting, as opposed to two separate handles, then it WILL come with a mulching plug. The exception is,  the plug is not supplied with the kit (mower and trimmer) if purchased from Argos.

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


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Lawn Coverage
350 m²
450 m²
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Mowing Time
35 minutes (350 m²)
45 minutes (450 m²)
55 minutes (500 m²)
Charging Time
120 minutes
120 minutes
60 minutes
Cutting Width
34 cm
34cm
40cm
Weight
13 kg
13 kg
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Grass Box Capacity
30 L
30 L
45 L
Cutting Heights
6 (20mm to 70mm)
6 (20mm to 70mm)
6 (20mm to 80mm)
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Grass bag filling indicator
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Mowing Time
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Charging Time
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Cutting Width
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Weight
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Grass Box Capacity
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Mowing Time
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Charging Time
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Cutting Width
34cm
Weight
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Grass Box Capacity
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Cutting Heights
6 (20mm to 70mm)
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Weight
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Grass Box Capacity
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Cutting Heights
6 (20mm to 80mm)
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Downsides

  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.


Conclusion

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!

 


Pros and Cons

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • No Mulching Ability

 


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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  • INTELLICUT: feature provides torque on demand for tougher conditions
  • POWERSHARE: Worx Power Share is compatible with all Worx 20v and 40v tools, outdoor power and lifestyle products
  • MULCH OR BAG: This 2-in-1 mower lets you bag it up, or mulch your grass back into the ground, it’s up to you
  • BATTERY METER: The on-board battery charge indicator lets you know exactly how much power you have left before you need to recharge
  • DUAL-PORT CHARGER: This mower runs on two batteries at a time, so we threw in a dual-port charger so you can charge them both back up faster

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  • Grass trimmer - auto feed allows uninterrupted feed of Spool
  • Grass trimmer - Converts from trimmer to edger in seconds
  • Part of the WORX power Share battery platform allowing you to interchange your batteries with your other 20V WORX tools.
  • Mower uses 2x20V Batteries (40V MAX)

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  • Intellicut - Technology keeps constant cutting power even in dense grass
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  • 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 Area 350m²
Cutting width 34cm
Cutting height steps 6
Cutting height max 70mm
Cutting height min 20mm
Cutting height adjustment Front
Collector volume 30L
Battery Type 2 x 20V (40V) 2Ah Li-ion battery
Typical Charging Time 120 minutes
Typical Mowing Time 35 minutes (350 m²)
Vision Window No
Right or left start switch Left and Right
Foldable handles Yes
Battery power indicator Yes
Grass bag filling indicator Yes
Roller Yes
Weight  13 kg

56 thoughts on “WORX WG779E.2 Review

  1. Hello

    I bought one of these mowers back in april 21 and first the good points, its more powerful than expected and the batteries last well.
    However the grass collection has been a problem all the time , there is no mulching plug with mine. I have had this mower leave clumps of grass on the pathway between my lawns, this happens even with dry grass. The little flap to show if the box is full closes after one strip of my lawn. So I tried for a few weeks and its just got worse with the mower shutting off after half a strip and jamming up(with grass) this with the mower on highest setting. So after mowing I have to go and rake up the cuttings as none in the box. So I’ve had enough so I contacted WORX support and to say its slow is an under statement, take 4 weeks to to get mower collected and they find no fault.
    So can you recommend an alternative battery mower for a medium lawn that is excellent at clippings collection?

    1. Hi Karl

      Sorry to hear about this, I did not experience this collection issue with mine.

      Did you have the model with the single starter bar (provided with mulching plug) or the two separate starter levers?

      I would give the Murray cordless a try (IQ18WM37 33cm or IQ18WM44 44cm). I will be doing a video shortly of the larger Murray 44cm, have used it a couple of times and very impressed. (Watch out for special offers on Amazon as I got mine under £300) I also, purchased the Murray trimmer at the same time.

      https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/murray-44cm-review-iq18wm44/

      Alternatively, have you considered a smaller petrol mower or something like the EGO 56volt range (costly)?

      Yes, the electric mowers do generally collect more effectively than cordless, but then there are some electric models that are poor at collecting.

      I’m hoping to have the Murray video done in the next few weeks so you can see it in action.

      Let me know how you get on.
      Regards
      Mark

  2. Hi Mark,

    I have recently purchased the Worx wg779e.2 and while setting up I noticed the plastic Safety Key had snapped. Any advice? Can the safety key be by-passed or is it impossible to use the mower without it? Can spares be purchased? (Can’t seem to find any online).

    Many thanks,

    Michael

      1. Hi Mark,

        Thanks for getting back to me, the seller ended up sending me a replacement part, which didn’t fit. Getting a replacement mower now so hopefully I can cut the grass soon.

        Regards

        Michael

  3. You have posted a link to the manual which shows 6 cutting heights between 38mm and 88mm. Go figure!? Maybe the missing E on the manual model numbers is for European?

    1. Hi Mike

      Thanks for pointing this out. I have updated the manual to the European WG779E and indeed is 6 heights between 20-70mm.

      Thanks again
      Mark

      1. Hi Mark,

        Also my model does have the single orange starter bar all the way along but does NOT have the mulch plug (bought with strimmer – although I didn’t need the strimmer) from Argos). Incidentally I thought I would prefer the single bar but in actual fact one disadvantage is that you cannot release the motor while manoeuvring the mower with one hand (perhaps guiding it into an awkward corner and reaching an edge at risk of being scalped in the process). It is of course a minor point and you do get used to it I think.

        1. Mark I’ve just noticed that you have mentioned about the Argos product not having the mulching plug in the review 🤦‍♂️.

          However, what does box K in the instruction manual mean? Is this meant to be saying you can mulch just by leaving the grass box off? If all a munch plug does is get the grass chopped more finely, then if you’re not taking much off to start with when the mowing height is low, is it really necessary?

          1. Hi Mike, no unfortunately figure K refers to the rear discharge option, not mulching. You will need a mulching plug if you want to cut the grass clippings smaller (small) and enjoy the benefits.
            Rear discharge simple ejects the full cuttings from the rear of the machine only.
            Hope this helps

      2. Mark one more thought…has it ever occurred to you that a mower with the lowest two settings of 20 and 30mm such as this one effectively rules out the use of the lowest 20mm one if you adhere to the rule of never lowering the grass height by more than 1/3?!

        Once the height has been reduced to 30mm it is already at the maximum permitted height for a further reduction down to 20mm. So you either cut it again immediately – which also breaks the rule as it is like going from the height it was at before the reduction to 30mm all the way down to 20mm but in just one cut – or you wait until it has grown higher than 30mm when it is too long to reduce it to 20mm anyway!

        I’m very surprised that lawnmower designers have not clocked this issue. It is easily resolved by gradually reducing the height differentials between the highest and lowest settings instead of having uniform height reductions throughout the cutting height range. E.g. (in mm): 70 (-, 105); 52 (8, 78); 40 (8, 60); 32 (8, 48); 25 (5, 37); 20 (5, 30). The figures in brackets are a) the maximum growth permissible since a previous next higher cut; b) the maximum height of grass permitted for a cut down to the height specified for each setting.

        Given your contacts with manufacturers, perhaps you could feed this back to them? It would be interesting to hear their response.

  4. Great review ….I’ve bought the Worx now . I can’t understand the worries about battery life with cordless mowers , its not a problem at all .
    Buy a mower that you like and does the job , then …..??? …yes , buy another battery ….. !! petrol mowers need petrol , battery mowers need another battery … :-)

    1. Hi Paul, thanks very much for your comment, you are quite right. I have this WORX mower myself and several batteries and have never had a problem with not being able to cut the grass / running out of power.
      Mark

  5. WG779E.2 vs WG779E.1
    I have seen that you have put WG779E.1 has mulching ability in the comparison table – it this correct?
    I thought the only difference was the batteries ?

    cheers

    1. Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for your message. I have spoken to WORX about this and they have confirmed that any of their mowers that comes with a single starter bar (OPC), come supplied with a mulching plug.

      I have also had owners of the model WORXWG779E.1 contact me to say that their mower is not picking up the cuttings. This was due to them leaving the mulching plug in the mower, without them knowing it had mulching ability.

      Hope this helps
      Mark

  6. Hi
    Just used the WG779E for 1st time & everything is great except it doesn’t seem to throw all cuttings intbag & fill it up – could this be down to the full/empty hinged plastic not opening properly?

    1. Hi Leigh, thanks for your comment. I have had a number of people contact me, where the mower was hardly collecting any grass cuttings due to the mulching plug being inserted at the back of the machine.

      This may be completely unrelated, however this machine seems to be now supplied with a mulching plug that is pre-inserted into the machine and needs to be removed, if not required.

      Hope this helps.
      Mark

    1. Hi Jon

      I believe that the motor is not brushless on this WORX mower. This is the mower I use personally in my smallish garden and really rate it highly, it is great value for money (look out for discounts).

      Thanks
      Mark

  7. After reading a lot of yours and other reviews I think the Worx WG779E.2 would be the ideal choice for my garden – if it weren’t for the roller. I really don’t want stripes.

    In every other respect it appears to fit the bill perfectly, and if I weren’t having to stay in isolation I would go look at one to see if I thought the roller could be detached, disabled or cut out. Whilst I can’t go out to do that, I do seem to recall that you have one and was wondering if you think this might be possible.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Steve

      The mower is so light that the stripes will not last for long anyway. I have just had a look at the mower and if you remove the rear wheels you will have access to two screws on each side that I believe will remove the roller. You can then remove the spring that pulls the roller down.

      This will invalidate your warranty and I can’t guarantee this will work but it does look doable.

      Please let me know if it works out for you.

      Thanks
      Mark

  8. Hello,

    Having purchased this mower largely based on your review I can confirm I am thrilled with its performance. Thanks for a brilliant review. I went for the 4.0amp version and am left with ample charge to use strimmer and hedge cutter I purchased at the same time (also excellent quality).

    Can confirm it does arrive with mulching plate insert in place on arrival. Hopefully the blade lasts long enough for me to find a replacement!

    Thanks again

    1. Hi Ev, thanks very much for coming back to us and letting us know. It is great to know that this mower comes supplied with a mulching plug.
      Glad to hear you are pleased with your purchase.
      Thanks again
      Mark

  9. 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
      Mark

  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.

      Mark

  11. 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.

      https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/the-benefits-of-mulching-grass/

      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).

      https://youtu.be/8ncfSgdhHxs

      Please let me know how you get on.

      Kind regards
      Mark

  12. 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,

    James

    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
      https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/murray-37cm-review/

      WORX WG779E.2
      https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/worx-wg779e-2-cordless-lawn-mower/

      Please let me know how you get on.

      Kind regards
      Mark

  13. Hi Mark.

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

    Thanks again.

    Regards,

    Pete.

  14. 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.

    Cheers,

    Pete

  15. 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.
    Thanks.

    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
      Mark

    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
      Mark

  16. 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?

    Thx

    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.

      Regards
      Mark

  17. 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.

      Mark

      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.

        Thanks
        Mark

        Mow Spares
        17A Norwich Street
        Fakenham
        Norfolk
        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.
        https://www.mowspares.co.uk/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=u3lpf8pqtlnomg81um667jm1d4&keyword=35330

  18. You keeps saying that the minimum cutting height is 1.5 inch, 20mm is actually a tad over 3/4 inch.

  19. 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?

      1. Hi Mark

        It is always your site that I come back for for reviews and information – thank you for making it available

        One thing has me puzzled though – here, and in other responses, you say the WG779E.2 comes with the mulching insert, but at the top of the review the lack of mulching is listed as the only downside of the machine.

        Please could you advise which is the current position

        Thanks

        1. Hi Steve

          Thanks for your message. The official line is that this mower is not supplied with a mulching plug in the UK (US only).

          However, over the last few months I have had people contacting me saying their WORX WG779E is not picking up the grass cuttings. It turns out that they had a mulching plug inserted that can easily be removed if not needed.

          So I would rather say that no mulching plug comes with the mower, but if it does you will have the additional functionality.

          Many thanks
          Mark

    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?

      Thanks.

  20. 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.

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