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Powerbase 34cm 40V cordless mower review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

Powerbase 40V Cordless Lawnmower review

A great value cordless mower that’s packed with features.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

Awarded a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award for best budget mower for extra features this mower is well thought out and simple to use. It has five cutting heights, front and side combs and a rear roller and comes with a three year warranty.
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Pros: Easy to use

Front and side combs and rear roller

Double folding handle for easy storage
Cons: Awkward to manoeuvre

Not part of a battery system
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What are the main features of the Powerbase 40V Cordless Lawnmower?

With a cutting width of 34cm and the choice of five cutting heights from 25-75mm, this mower is ideal for small to medium gardens. It has both front and side combs plus a rear roller, and the fabric grass bag has a collection capacity of 35 litres and a full indicator. The two 20v batteries take 120 minutes to fully charge and have a run time of 30 minutes, long enough to cover the cutting of a 200m2 lawn.

What’s the Powerbase 40V Cordless Lawnmower like to use?

This is a well thought out mower that has been designed with ease in mind. There’s a wide choice of cutting heights, which are simply adjusted with a large lever and the combs on the front and sides of the mower help it cut to the edge and right up against walls and fences, so there’s no need to go round with a strimmer after cutting. A rear roller gives those much desired stripes to the lawn but this mower feels quite large and bulky, despite its narrow cutting width and it’s less easy to manoeuvre around tight corners and beds and garden furniture than some of the other, similar sized mowers in our test.

Is the Powerbase 40V Cordless Lawnmower easy to store?

This mower is very easy to store and ideal for storing in a corner of a shed or where space is limited.The fabric grass bag folds flat, and quick release fixings help the handle double fold quickly, so that both sit snugly over the body of the mower without taking up any room. It also has a carry handle on the body that makes it easy to lift  up steps and in and out of storage.

Is the Powerbase 40V Cordless Lawnmower good value for money?

At the budget end of our cordless mowers test, this mower has a host of features and the battery and charger are included in the price. It comes with a three year warranty but unlike most of the mowers in our review it’s not part of a brand battery system so there’s no money saving incentive if you were to buy other cordless tools from Homebase. We think it’s good value for money.

Not the right cordless mower for you? We’ve tested other brands in our round up of the best cordless lawnmowers. For help finding other cordless tools see out guides to the best  strimmers and best hedge trimmers and read our buyer’s guide to the best cordless garden tools.


This review was last updated in August 2022. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.

Product Specifications


Brand Powerbase
Name Powerbase 40V Cordless Lawnmower
Model 40V Cordless Lawnmower
Price £189.00
Lawn mower type Electric - cordless


Powered by Battery
Battery life 45min(s)
Cutting height 25-75mm
Number of cutting height settings 5
Cutting width 34cm
Collection capacity 35l
Lawn size suitable for 200m²
Roller Yes
Propelled No
Mulching No
Noise 96dB
Weight 16kg
Warranty 3YEAR