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Our recommended alternative is The Spear & Jackson 1300W!
With all the different electric mowers on the market, it can be a challenge to decide which is one is the best to invest in this summer. This Spear & Jackson model, in particular, can mow medium to large lawns and has a roller to enable you to give a striped effect on your lawn.
However, there are also lots of other mowers that can match up to the Spear and Jackson such as the Bosch Rotak range, so let's take a more detailed look at this electric rotary mower below and see if it's worth it.
We recommend The Bosch series when compared to Spear & Jackson, you can read more about them at our Best Bosch Mower Reviews Page!
This Spear & Jackson electric rotary mower has a 1600 watt engine and a 37cm width blade which is enough for most medium-sized gardens, this model also comes with a 40-liter grass bag to avoid emptying too often, however, most models nowadays such as Bosch Advanced Rotak 650 come with a 50-liter
grass bag which is more ideal for mowing more extensive gardens.
Other features of this electric rotary mower are its seven different cutting heights ranging from 2.5cm to 7cm and a rear roller for making stripes in your garden. This mower only weighs 18.5 kg too for comfortable mowing.
We've listed out the key features below along with this mowers pros and cons -
Overall, the Spear & Jackson rotary mower has some pretty impressive features for its price, but lacks blade width and has a small grass bag capacity.
This model is also restricted by its cord and has limited cutting heights.
Due to the Spear & Jackson 37cm cutting width, this mower would only be suitable for medium-sized gardens, for more extensive sized gardens we recommend using a mower that has a cutting width of 40cm and over such as the Bosch advanced Rotak 650 model.
This mower also has a smaller grass bag which will limit how far you can mow without having to empty it.
The cutting heights of this model are also limited compared to the 80mm cutting height on the advanced Rotak 650 Bosch model. This means this mower may not be able to tackle more rugged gardens.
You are also restricted by this mowers 12-metre power cord, for a more extensive garden it would be best to use a cordless lawnmower such as the Bosch 430 LI which is powered by two 36V lithium ions. A lawnmower like this will provide much more flexibility in a more extensive garden.
However, one notable feature of the Spear & Jackson model is its lightweight, which would be easy to push around for more extended periods.
Electric rotary mowers have many advantages due to their low noise and little maintenance. They are also better for the environment and very suitable for an average-sized backyard.
Despite these advantages, these mowers do still come with there cons. Hence, you must familiarise yourself with them before investing in an electric rotary model like the Spears and Jackson one.
Electric rotary mowers are great for small-sized lawns and can be considerably cheap when choosing a model which is corded like this Spear & Jackson one or the Bosch 32R. However, if you are going to be using a lawnmower like this for large and complicated gardens, go for a petrol lawnmower or an advance electric model like the Bosch Advanced Rotak 650.
This Spear & Jackson electric rotary model is an excellent option for people who are on a budget, and for someone who wants a simple cut on their lawn. Still, for a more reliable and similar alternative, we recommend the Bosch Rotak 32R electric rotary mower because of its high ratings and 6.8kg weight which makes it comfortable to use for more extended periods.
The Spear and Jackson model is also very affordable but lacks cutting width and cutting heights in comparison to the 650 Rotak mowers, overall making the Spear & Jackson model suitable for only flat and small gardens.
Overall, we would recommend if you are looking for a reliable mower that can cut a variety of grass heights and extensive sized gardens, you should go for an alternate model such as the Advance Rotak 650 Bosch mower or the cordless 430 LI mower by Bosch, both these models offer more in terms of width and power.
Is the Spear & Jackson model suitable for more extensive sized gardens?
No, the Spear & Jackson model is only suitable for medium-sized gardens, try a mower that has a larger cutting width for bigger lawns.
Can I create stripes with the Spear & Jackson mower?
Yes, the Spear & Jackson comes with a rear roller for creating stripes on your garden.
What kind of cutting width do I need on my mower?
This depends on the size of your garden, for medium and small gardens a cutting width of up to 38cm would be enough, for larger gardens choose a mower that has a width of 40cm and above. This will save you considerable time when mowing.
Does the Spear & Jackson model have a guarantee?
Yes, the Spear & Jackson model comes with a three-year guarantee.
The Spear and Jackson electric rotary mower is only worth buying if you are on a budget and want a lawnmower that does the job. If you are looking for a mower that has extra features such as a more oversized grass bag and larger cutting width, then this model is not worth buying.
Suppose you are looking to use this Spear & Jackson model for your large, less maintained garden, this mower would not be suitable. You would be better off using an alternative such as the Bosch Rotak models we have suggested above.