Today we’re going to be having a look at the Worx WG779 mowers. It’s 40 volts, and instead of the single slot previously seen for the WG 730, you now have two slots for the 40 volts system. So you can use two 20-volt power share batteries that you can use on your drills, hedge trimmer, whichever one is fancy, or other works tools. Put it down, and then you’re now running in 40-volt mode.
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Features of Worx WG779
Worx WG779 has a total of five selectable cutting heights. So the highest is 70, 60, 50, 40, 30. and then right down on the deck is 20 millimeters. For the test, we will be using 50 millimeters. It’s the same as the Worx WG730 E; the WG 779 does feature a cut-to-the-edge technology whereby the deck is right up against the side of the chassis.
It also features a grass collection box which is slightly larger than WG730. It is a 40-liter box off the top of the head which is a fabric-designed box instead of the utterly rigid one. It still features the load gauge, so when it’s empty, it stays open, and then when it’s full, the airflow no longer goes into it, and the top will shut, indicating that the basket is full.
It also has an optional mulching plug and doesn’t come with it on the UK version. It sits at the back, and it just slots in. So if you look underneath the unit, you got the blade, and you can see that the mulch plug stops the grass from being ejected. The blade style that you’ll see on Worx WG779 has a wing tip, denoting that it is a mulching-type blade as opposed to the standard flat blade we’ve seen previously on the WG730.
It’s a direct drive to the brush motor above the blade. Worx WG779 improved the height adjustment from the previous model, where you got a very conversely sort of go-through from underneath, and it’s now a one-touch system on top. Also, a very cool feature with this one, and it’s unique to Worx mower as it features a roller at the back.
It’s a sprung roller, and it sits in the back, and if you cut below about 40 millimeters or below, then the roller does come into play. Unfortunately, if you’re cutting on higher settings of 70 and 60, and 50 millimeters, you won’t get a stripe out of it just because the roller is slightly further down.
I have my old mower of mine for comparison, and I’ve been using this for the past three years. The spring is on and a bit sticky, but it still articulates and goes with the terrain. On the lower settings, it does produce quite a nice stripe. Unfortunately, 50 millimeters isn’t the height you want to see it at for striping and cleaning it up afterward.
Worx WG779 has a plastic deck to wash it off with your water jet. It’s IPX1 rated so that it can have vertical rain on it, but it’s not designed to be waterproof or washed with high-pressure water. However, I’ve cleaned it with high-pressure water for three years, and mine still works. Please don’t take that as gospel, as the unit is not designed to withhold high-pressure washing, and I’ve managed to get away with it.
I mentioned the one-touch setting but not in detail, which is very simple. All four wheels are adjusted from one point, but it’s a fantastic advancement from the WG730. And if you look around the front here, everyone’s going like, what does this switch do? You’ve got two modes of operating the mower: Eco mode, which uses the Intelllicut system.
The Intellicut system determines how much power it needs and delivers it for the most economical mow possible. So when you’re going over more diminutive, lighter terrain and grass, it’ll run slowly and efficiently, using up as little possible of the battery.
But if you want to stick it into Turbo mode, it’ll run a full RPM constantly without going into Eco mode if you want to do larger clumps of grass and are okay with your batteries wasting away so fast. You’ll also see on this model Worx WG779 you have a power test button. This button is only momentary, but when you push that, it gives you a gauge of how high your batteries are combined.
For the performance test, we will go and cut the front garden. So same apples-to-apples test as the previous week with the same growth over a similar week. Going on to the handles on Worx WG779, they still fold down similarly to the WG730. But on this new model, you’ll notice you have a dual-function height adjuster.
It is a very crude dual-height adjuster. First, you undo the wingnut entirely and then remove the screw, like a mini-coach bolt. Then the handle can come down, and the bolt can go through another hole or the one it’s currently in. That way, it suits a variety of different users’ heights. It depends on where you are, tall or shorter, but it is fiddly to do, but this is a once-off process only. So once you have set it up for your height, you no longer have to adjust it.
Next, we will look at how compactly the Worx WG779 goes down because this is one of its advantages. The safety key isn’t quite the same as the WG730 and relies on a rather weird-looking unique toggle that inserts into the hole, pushes down, and then gets the cord out of the way. You must push the handle across and pull the trigger, but you can draw either side.
So if you are left-handed or right-handed, it doesn’t matter when it folds down. I highly recommend removing the batteries for safety. I am amazed at how compact this comes down to because it is another of the marvelous features of the Worx WG779. It is folded into a very small unit and can be stored in a tight spot without occupying much space.
Another good thing about this one is having a fabric box, which the basket neatly folds down, hardly increasing the height. The height is approximately 400 millimeters or about 18 inches. Length-wise, it is around 670 millimeters in length. Widthwise, it is 370 millimeters of width. That’s highly compact and will save you a lot of space. So in inches, it is 26 inches in length, 16 inches in width, and 18 inches in height.
Performance Test for Worx WG779 Mower
Overall, the Worx WG779 mower is an absolute win for me. For the past three years, it has been my friend and companion in the grass-cutting well. It can do the first cut after the winter. It can do your maintenance cuts through the year and even turn around and start doing the absolute scalping sort of jobs whereby you start getting it down right the way down to 30 millimeters and below. I absolutely love it. Also, it is capable of putting stripes on the ground.
It’s one of my favorite Workx mowers of the four mowers I owned for the past seven years. Worx WG779 also produces only 90 decibels, which is the quietest. We discussed battery levels on the previous test and how well the WG730 was done.
Worx WG779 also has done the same: the two batteries are still on five bars, and then individual cell-wise, they should be because these are running parallel. It’s not a large piece of grass out of my front yard, about 70 square meters. It also does have turbo mode to help you with that first cut if you’re struggling. The area of the back garden I’ve got as well combined with the front, is somewhere near a region around about 900 square meters.
MY Verdict on Worx WG779
It’s quite a large garden. For the past three years, I’ve had both front and rear garden mowing with Worx WG779. This mower has been a brilliant investment. The grass collection box is slightly small, so I must empty it once or twice if I mow both gardens simultaneously. But if you keep it as a maintenance cut, once you’ve done that heavy cut, you can keep doing it without emptying the box.
Worx WG779’s compact size is perfect for smaller properties and has less storage space. It’s a small compact size, and the roller function on it gives it a great advantage. It’s an excellent price point-wise if you’re looking at about 280 pounds of these brand new. However, they do come up regularly secondhand, and you can have a bit of a bargain in there.
Just make sure you get some decent, genuine batteries with them. When I got it, it was the original 4 amps WA3553 batteries, and the charger was the standard dual battery charger. There are several versions of the battery and charger available. This was different from the WG779E2. Some come with four-amp batteries, and some come with two-amp batteries.
Some come with a dual fast charger, and others with a dual slow charger. There are different versions out there. Make sure you get the one that’s suitable directly for your purpose. Apart from that, I’ve got nothing more to say about the WG779. I’m impressed and highly recommend it to those looking for a reliable battery-powered lawn mower.