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WORX WG163 GT3 Trimmer/Edger Review

WORX WG163

Editor Rating: 4.5/5

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Review Summary

WORX is a brand known for performance and power and their tools are known to help customers work more easily and efficiently. So, let yourself take a tour with the WORX around your yard and you will find yourself loving what it can do to assist you in beautifying your yard. It will take on all the traditional trimming and edging jobs of the homeowner simply and easily.

The WORX WGT 163 GT3 trimmer is a valuable tool for the homeowner who has to take care of a yard. You will have the necessary garden tool to take care of unwanted grass and weed patches, unbecoming overgrown lawn edges, and general trimming. This one power tool will take care of a variety of yard issues because it is a combination of trimmer and edger. You get a 2-in-1 tool.

The battery-operated trimmer works well to trim unsightly grass from around trees, fences, and other yard items. Its power is sufficient for the homeowner. As an edger, which you achieve by merely rotating the head of the trimmer, will clean up the overgrown edges of your lawn. You will be able to smoothly roll along the edges on the rubber wheels.

The GT3 is a complete package. It comes with the trimmer, two batteries, the battery charger, and the trimmer line spools. Take a few minutes to assemble and you will be ready to take on any of your average yard projects.

At a Glance

Pros
  • 2-in-1 trimmer edger
  • 90-degree tiltable head
  • Telescoping shaft
  • Adjustable front handle
  • Adjustable head angle
  • Push-button command feed
  • Sharable batteries
  • Rubberized wheels
  • 3-year warranty
Cons
  • Difficulty in changing from trimmer to edger
  • Short shaft
  • Long battery charging time
  • Assembly required

Specifications

Brand: WORX

Model: WGT 163 GT3 3.0 20V Powershare

Cutting Diameter: 12-inches

Line Diameter: 0.065 inches

Line-feed type: Innovative Command Feed

Type: Edger and Trimmer

Battery Charging Time: 5 hours per battery

Battery Type: 20V Lithium

Shaft Type: Telescoping

Head Type: 90-degree pivoting

Overall Weight: 6 pounds with battery

Warranty: 3-year option

Powerful Battery System

When you purchase the WORX you will delight to see that you get two 20V Max lithium batteries that will double the length of time that you can use the trimmer. With both of the batteries charged and ready to tackle your project, you will have more than two hours to complete the task.

Purchasing a battery-operated trimmer/edger has always been a decision that many homeowners have struggled with primarily because the usage time was too short. The other problem was the desire for power, and many battery-powered trimmer/edgers have been considered to lack the necessary power needed to combat heavy trimming and edging. With the WGT 163 GT3, WORX has tackled both of the concerns at once by providing two batteries for added run time and the power to produce 7,600 RPM of speed.

woman using WORX WG163 GT3 Trimmer Edger

Lightweight and Easy to Use

The WORX weighs approximately 6 pounds with the battery installed making it one of the lighter string trimmers on the market. It also makes it a favorite of a wider variety of users. The additional adjustable handle allows you to use both hands when operating the trimmer to give you added control. Since it is a battery-operated tool, you get the added benefit of less noise and less vibration, making it easier to use for a longer period of time.

The 90-degree rotating head makes it easy to switch from trimming to edging in a matter of minutes. The edger is now made simpler to use because of the rubber wheels that it glides on and you’re not left trying to finagle the proper positioning of a string trimmer to do your edging.

Instant Line Feed

For as long as string trimmers have been around, we have been banging our trimmers on the grass to try and feed the line. In many cases, we would bang our trimmer for several minutes and to no avail. We would still have to stop and undo the trimmer line cartridge. After rewinding the line and replacing the cartridge, we start up our trimmer and bang away again.

Today, WORX has solved the problem with its innovative command feed system. With literally a touch of the button to the ground, the line will automatically feed. Not only does this make it easy to use, but it also keeps the job flowing.

A Few Additional Features

There are a couple of less noticeable features that add to the sophisticated design of the WORX. There is an added Spacer Guard that helps to keeps the trimmer from harming your ornamental flowers or other landscaping plants.

Another added feature that goes unnoticed sometimes is the adjustable head angle. You actually have the ability to move the head of the trimmer up and down to increase or decrease the angle. This can add to the convenience of trimming under bushes and other awkward areas. Additionally, changing the angle allows for the difference in the height of the user: steeper angle for taller users and greater angle for shorter users.

Lastly, the replacement trimmer line spools are pre-wound and easy to switch out. No need to take the time to rewind the spool, just pop one out and put a new one in and you’re ready to go again.

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FAQ

Does it have adjustable speeds? Is it necessary?

The WGT 163 does not come with adjustable speeds. However, with the trigger power, you do have some control of the power.

Are there other charging bases available for the 20V lithium batteries?

There is an additional charger available for purchase that will charge the batteries in about an hour as opposed to the 5-hour standard charge.

What type of warranty comes with the WORX WGT163?

You get a 2-year standard warranty, plus an additional 1-year extended warranty when you register your product with WORX. Register your product here

If your WORX is defective due to faulty materials or workmanship within the 3-year period from the date of purchase, WORX will promise one of the following:

  1. Replace or repair all defective parts.
  2. Repair a defective unit.
  3. Replace the unit with a new or reconditioned unit.

Be aware that you may have to pay for the shipping of your product to WORX as well as the shipping of the repaired or replaced product back to you.

Is the WORX WGT163 a good product for the novice or new homeowner?

It is the perfect garden tool for the new homeowner! It is easy to use, powerful enough to handle traditional yard work, and lightweight to make using it comfortably. With the versatility of being a trimmer and an edger, it gives the homeowner two tools in one. It is also suitable for a variety of users, male or female, tall or short, strong or weak; anyone is able to use it.

What the Users Say

After reading many reviews by users of the WORX we have found that most people like the WGT 163 trimmer for its features; specifically, its weight, its ease of use, and its ability to handle jobs around the yard. They also like that it is both a trimmer and an edger all in one. It makes it quick and easy to switch from grooming the unwanted grass to creating beautiful lines for the front lawn.

Additional reviews mentioned that the one shortfall of the WORX is the battery life and the length of time it takes to charge the batteries. Most users say that they can get 20 to 30 minutes of use out of one battery; whereas the charging time takes almost five hours per battery.

Overall, users are very happy with the product and like the way it handles. The simplicity of the trimmer and its ease of use are at the top of most user’s lists. The greatest compliment of any product is when someone says they would purchase it again and this one comes with that kind of compliment. It seems to be a worthy consideration for anyone looking to purchase a string trimmer.

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Conclusion

If you are looking for a power tool to help you handle the trimming and edging jobs around your home, then the WORX WGT 163 GT3 trimmer is the way to go. It has the features needed to make yardwork pleasurable for anyone in the household. The two-batteries allow using the trimmer for longer periods of time in case you have additional work around the yard.

The two handles allow you the added comfort and maneuverability to be able to reach awkward places and keep control of the trimmer for more even cutting and trimming. So, taking the ease of use and the great price into consideration and you will have an efficient and usable tool for your yard for years to come.

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