In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ Word Magazine Best Buy winner, this well-built, feature-heavy cordless mower is just the thing for medium to large lawns. It is well thought out with 10 heights of cut, quiet mode and a large grass bag. It folds away for easy storage and is good value for money with a potential three-year warranty.

What we tested

  • Setting up / Storage
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Handling
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Performance
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Battery power level on handle
  • Fast charge time
  • Ten heights of cut
  • Adjustable handle height
  • Two-in-one mowing or mulching system
  • Robust steel deck
  • Large collection bag


  • Heavy
  • Assembly awkward for the price

What are the main features of the Makita DLM460PT2 Cordless Lawn Mower?

Powered by two 18V batteries, this mower comes with a twin charger and has a fast charge time of 45 minutes. On a single charge it can mow a lawn the size of 800m². The mower has 10 different heights of cut, ranging from 20-75mm and a large, 60L fabric grass collector. This has no 'full' indicator, which would be helpful. However, there is the option to collect clippings in the bag or insert the mulching plug to distribute them on the lawn to break down and feed the grass. The DLM460PT2 has a steel deck, the battery power level is displayed on the handle and there is a quiet mode option for noise reduction.

What is the Makita DLM460PT2 Cordless Lawn Mower like to use?

The assembly instructions are clear, but given all the others mowers in this price bracket were assembled by the dealer we found the fiddly handle installation awkward for the price. Once assembled, though, this is a great, feature-packed mower. The handle height is adjustable to suit your height and the 10 heights of cut are easily changed by a simple-to-use handle on the rear wheel. The large collection bag saves you time and energy emptying clippings, and the quiet mode is useful. With a steel deck, this mower feels robust and built to last, but most testers found this mower heavy when mowing upwards on a slope.

Is the Makita DLM460PT2 Cordless Lawn Mower easy to store?

The handle folds in half and then flat over the body of the mower for easy storage. The carry handle on the front makes it easier to lift, but this is a heavy machine and most people will need help lifting and carrying it around.

Is the Makita DLM460PT2 Cordless Lawn Mower good value for money?

This is the lowest priced mower in our premium category test and is packed with features. It comes with a one-year warranty, plus an additional two years on the mower if registered within 30 days. We think it's good value for money.

Who is the Makita DLM460PT2 Cordless Lawn Mower most useful to?

The DLM460PT2 is ideal for medium to large gardens and the quiet mode makes this mower useful in urban areas. It’s the heaviest in our trial, so is best suited to strong gardeners.

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Product Specifications

NameMakita DLM460PT2 cordless mower
Lawn mower typeElectric - cordless
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Battery charge time45min(s)
Number of cutting height settings10
Cutting width46cm
Collection capacity60l
Lawn size suitable for800m²
Smart compatibilityNo