WORX WG175 Review

product image of WORX WG175 32-volt Lithium MAX Cordless Grass Trimmer and Edger with Wheel Set

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 500+ reviews

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The WORX WG175 is a solid quality cordless string trimmer – it offers a great edger adjustment and many useful features like dual wheels or a tilting head. It is light, has a good power and battery time, but also a few disadvantages.

Pros:
  • Guide wheels, tilting head
  • Great edger
  • Lightweight
  • Solid battery working time
Cons:
  • Not for tall people
  • Only few 32V tools available
  • Battery recharge time
Key specifications:

Worx WG 175.1 32 volt lithium Grass Trimmer 32v

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Cordless

cutting grass under a bench using the little wheelsThe WG175 shares all the advantages of cordless weed whackers – complete freedom of movement, no messing with the cord (and winding it up after trimming) or switching outlets. Also no maintenance, noise or vibrations typical for gas trimmers.

It’s very light and easy to use, also quite easy to assemble, only some users mention difficulty when putting the shield on.

Power and line feeding

The motor offers solid power – it is able to cut through taller grass or even some small blackberry. Of course, don’t expect anything close to the performance of gas machines – but for garden needs it’s pretty adequate.

It uses an autofeed function to advance the line so no bumping is required – it feeds the line each time you start it from a complete stop (and if you need more, you can just press the square button on the spool housing). Works okay but could be better.

Also the spool contains only 10ft of line (compared to most common 30ft) which means more frequent changing.

Battery

The 32V battery offers a lot of working time – the manufacturer says "up to 35 minutes" in normal conditions, users report runtimes ranging from 20 minutes to even one hour

The recharge time is much worse, almost three hours for a depleted battery – but it’s not a big problem for a user unless you plan to rotate two batteries between the tool and charger to trim constantly. What’s worse is that the battery doesn’t have a light indicator telling you how much power you have left – like the Black&Decker or Greenworks tools.

Also, WORX doesn’t offer many tools in its 32V lineup so if you plan to get several power tools with interchangeable batteries, we would rather recommend you the Black&Decker or Greenworks collections.

Trimming hard-to-reach places

Edger and adjustments

We can say adjustments are the major advantage of this weed eater. The head can be rotated to enable the edger function – and with the dual wheels and metal guard serving as a guide it works really well. It’s probably one of the best edgers on the market!

WORX claims the wheels can be also used to create something like a mini mower – of course it can’t replace a classical lawn mower, but its pretty useful for trimming various hard-to-reach areas (particularly with the possibility to tilt the head).

Also the shaft is telescopic and you can adjust the angle of the front handle as well. However here comes a problem for taller people as the shaft doesn’t extend that much – it’s very comfortable for people around 5’3", but if you around 6 feet tall, you’ll have to bend all the time.

Conclusion:  WORX WG175 is a solid grass trimmer with a great /edger – lightweight, with a decent power and many useful adjustments. If you don’t plan to get an entire collection of various battery power tools, it will do just fine.

But if your don’t really need the wheels or tilting head, we would rather recommend you the Black & Decker LST136W, particularly if you are taller or need more tools with interchangeable batteries.

Also, it’s designed mainly for lighter/medium jobs – so if you need a tool for heavy trimming, brushless or gas machines are the way to go.

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tilting the head and example of use      the edger adjustment

Specifications:

  • Brand: WORX
  • Type: Cordless
  • Edger: yes
  • Tilting head: yes
  • Battery time (according to users): 25-50 minutes
  • Battery power indicator: no
  • Weight: 6.2lbs
  • Cutting swath: 12"
  • Line: 0.065 single string
  • Feeding: autofeed
  • Warranty: 3 years limited warranty (battery and charger 1 year)
  • Includes: 1 battery, charger, spool

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Frequently asked questions:

How to assemble it?
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How to change the line spool?
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How should I treat the battery to ensure maximum lifetime?

Always store the batteries inside your house in reasonable temperatures – never leave them on direct sun or outdoors during winter! Also recharge the battery as soon as it is out of power.

What is included in the package?

The weed eater itself, 1 battery, charger and spool.

Are there any accessories I should buy?

We recommend getting the spool replacement package and if you have a large yard, consider buying a spare battery.

Is there any maintenance needed?

No, the motor is an enclosed unit so no maintenance is required. Just ensure a proper care to the battery (see above) and clean the machine from dead grass occasionally.



 

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