My review of the Worx GT 20 V cordless trimmer
I recently became interested in purchasing a cordless trimmer due to problems dealing with a corded electric trimmer and a gas trimmer that was powerful but over time was heavy, noisy and a headache to deal with. I saw the infomercial on the Worx GTand decided to investigate cordless trimmers. I first investigated the Black and Decker Grasshog brand but I was not impressed with it's being bulky to use as an edger and it had a less than durable plastic body. I then checked out the reviews for the Worx GT and the reviews on most surveys were split almost evenly. It
seemed that this was a product that most either loved or hated. I finally
bought the 20V Worx GT and these are the areas that I really liked and
some that I did not. I have also added what I would like to see.
What I liked:
1) I really like the ergonomic features of the Worx GT especially the easy
to adjust handle and the ease of adjustment to a wheeled trimmer. The
Worx GT is light and easy to trim under benches as well obstacles that
you could not adjust other trimmers to trim easily. The construction
seems to be much more durable and tough as compared to the B&D
2). The Worx had plenty of power to cut the toughest of my yard grass,
however I would not recommend that it is appropriate for knee high weeds
and grass, it was very good for our regular yard. The battery life was
adequate at about thirty to forty five minutes which is why I bought a
separate battery. I initially charged my battery for the required 12 hours
and it provided enough power to complete my ward both front and back
which is about 1/2 acre. I think that it should be mentioned that if you buy
a cordless trimmer with a lithium battery that it will never be as powerful
as a gas or electric trimmer just because of the power that the lithium
battery can offer. While this may seem like a no brainer I think that most
people still expect the power of a gas or electric trimmer in a cordless unit
and complain when the battery goes out in thirty minutes but if you want
great power in a quiet unit the lithium battery unit is a great way to go.
3) I also liked the double helix trimmer cord due to it's apparent durability
and less need to change out. Even when trimming against fences and
tough areas the cord was much more durable than I imagined and actually
did produce a noticeable nicer cut of the grass I was trimming.
What I did not like:
1) I did not like the small head on the Worx GT. Also the cord did not
automatically advance as well as advertised but this was not a huge deal
as it was easy to advance with a touch of the button.
2) I did not like the battery recharge time. After using the unit I recharged
the battery and it took several hours as opposed to the short time that it is supposed to take.
What I would like to see:
1). I would like to see a more reliable battery charger design. The battery
charger will not shut off after the battery has recharged lending itself to battery damage and at $60.00 to replace the battery at Lowes it would be
helpful to have a better designed charger. Also the charger itself is very
cheap and fragile.
2). I would like to see a higher quality of battery on the unit. The battery
has to cool off before being recharged after use which points to poor battery design.
I love the Worx in part because having back problems it is easy to use as
well as being rugged and reliable. It is a great trimmer overall despite it's