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Worx WG163 review

The Worx WG163 is a lightweight weed trimmer and edger that’s easy to adjust.

Worx WG163 review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Worx WG163 Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger is a great weed eater with plenty of adjustment options.

Pros

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    Quiet

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    Two batteries included

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    Front handle

Cons

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    Long battery charge time

The Worx WG163 is a sleek tool that takes care of shaggy edges and thanks to its improved battery power, it provides extended runtime. It weighs 7lbs and can be converted from a trimmer to an edger in seconds. 

Worx WG163: Key specs

Weight: 7 lbs

Dimensions: 37.2" x 5.9" x 17.7” 

Power needed: Battery Powered

Battery life: 30 minutes

Cutting width range: 11.8”

Warranty: Y

Energy Star Certified:

In our list of the best electric weed eaters (opens in new tab), the Worx WG163 is priced at the higher-end but comes with advantages such as an adjustable handle, reduced noise and hassle-free usage.

The main positives of this terrific cordless trimmer are the low noise levels and a shaft that can be adjusted to suit the user's posture and height while having the option to tilt 90 degrees to cover a wide range of terrains.

In contrast to gas-powered weed eaters, the Worx 20-Volt WG163 requires little maintenance, boasts low carbon emissions and is easy to store, making it ideal for the average homeowner. The only downside of the electric trimmer and edger is long charging intervals, sometimes up to five hours. However, it also comes with a spare battery, a two-year warranty and free replacement spools for life.

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 (opens in new tab), 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: 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 also only has a few features over the Greenworks 21142 18-Inch 10 Amp Corded String Trimmer (opens in new tab), 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: 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 this product isn't for you

The RYOBI RY40204A Electric Weed Eater (opens in new tab) is a great all-around electric weed eater. It’s a battery-powered lawn trimmer that charges quickly and can keep cutting for longer than most other battery-powered weed eaters, covering gardens with large terrains with ease.

Though it is corded and slightly heavier than most electric weed trimmers, the Greenworks 21142 (opens in new tab) is budget-friendly, very powerful, durable and comes with a handy shoulder strap that provides good weight distribution for longer uses.

The Black + Decker LST300 (opens in new tab) is a lightweight, two-in-one lawn trimmer and edger with a design that can tackle tough spots under fences that are beyond the reach of a full-size lawn mower. The battery tends to last for a shorter period, so it’s better suited for smaller gardens.

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. Stevie's bylines cover all things related to the home - from air conditioning units to refrigerators to gas grills (and everything in between).

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