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Worx WG163 review

The Worx WG163 is a battery-powered weed eater that has both lawn trimming and edging features.

Worx WG163 review
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Our Verdict

The Worx Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger is a great weed eater with plenty of adjustment options.

For

  • Quiet
  • Two batteries included
  • Front handle

Against

  • Long battery charge time

Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Worx Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger is a great weed eater with plenty of adjustment options.

Pros

  • + Quiet
  • + Two batteries included
  • + Front handle
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Cons

  • - Long battery charge time

The Worx WG163 Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger is a great battery powered weed eater with plenty of features that make it great value for money. It has been designed with a longer run time in mind and also comes with two batteries included so you can work on your lawn for longer. It adapts for lawn edging too, so you can use fewer tools to create a beautifully manicured lawn.

It is one of the more expensive models that we reviewed in our round up of the best electric weed eaters, but Worx has paid attention to details with the Worx Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger so an extra bit of expense is to be expected.  

Worx WG163: Pricing and value 

The Worx Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger is at the pricier end of the market at just over $150 but that extra expense allows the Worx WG163 to provide power and versatility for a great cutting experience. It is rivaled by the slightly cheaper RYOBI 40-Volt trimmer, which has a higher voltage and features like variable speed control, but it doesn’t have the spare battery or free spools for life that the Worx Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger comes with.

It also only has a few features over the Greenworks 21142 18-Inch 10 Amp Corded String Trimmer, which is about half the price. The big advantage the Worx WG163 has is that it’s battery-powered, but if having a cord isn’t a dealbreaker for you then you could save some cash by opting for the Greenworks weed eater.

Worx WG163: Features 

The Worx 20-Volt WG163 weed eater is a powerful tool with both extended runtime and longer reach thanks to the improved battery power. At just 5.3lbs it’s lightweight and maneuverable, with a front handle further increasing how easy it is to use in difficult or tight spaces. 

It easily and quickly converts to a wheeled lawn edger, without the need for any extra tools. The adjustable head of the Worx 20-Volt WG163 can move through 90° for a range of terrains, while the front handle is also adjustable, aiding not only maneuverability but the ease of carrying too.

Worx has also included a patented line-feeding system too. It works at the press of a button on the handle for less string fuss. It also has a free spools for life promise, so you don’t need to worry about the extra expense of buying replacement spools. Along with the two-year warranty, it’s clear Worx is aiming for longevity with this weed eater.

As with most cordless trimmers, it doesn’t have the gusto of gas-powered weed eaters, but it does come without a lot of the hassle too. There’s no need to replace gas or drain it ready for winter storage and the Worx 20-Volt WG163 is definitely powerful enough for the average homeowner.

Another benefit of electric weed eaters is the reduced noise, and the Worx 20-Volt WG163 is no exception. It also vibrates less, making trimming your yard less of a chore, especially if you have a larger area to cover.

Worx WG163 review

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Worx WG163: User reviews 

Users tend to rate the Worx WG163 well, averaging a score of 4.3 out of five at Walmart. Most reviews are positive and commend the battery life and ease with which they were able to trim their lawn. Users like the light weight of this weed eater as it was less tiresome.

The few negative reviews didn’t like the lack of an automatic string feeder as they felt they had to continually stop to feed more string. They also didn’t like the long charging time of the batteries, often up to five hours. 

Overall, users really liked the Worx 20-Volt WG163, saying it was powerful enough to do a great job on their lawns while the light weight and ease of use were big plus points too.

Should you buy the Worx WG163? 

The Worx Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger is a great budget cordless weed eater with some great features for improved maneuverability. The extra battery is also a must-have, considering the long charge time, while the two-year warranty and free replacement spools for life mean Worx have really paid attention to the longevity of this weed eater.

If you’re on a budget, the Greenworks 21142 18-Inch 10 Amp Corded String Trimmer is a great alternative at half the price, but it is a corded as opposed to battery-powered model. 

Stevie Keen

Stevie is a freelance digital consultant, copywriter and photographer. She's worked for brands like the Radio Times and Wallpaper*, and has also written for Amateur Photographer, Clash Magazine and Flash Pack, amongst others.