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Review of the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger

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WORX GT Cordless Trimmer

WORX GT Cordless Trimmer

Chris Adams, copyright 2009, licensed to About.com
I hate weed eating. Trimming, edging, whatever you want to call it, I don't like it. I don't find the back breaking effort worth having tidy edges to my grass (much to the dissatisfaction of my neighbors), but the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger has me re-thinking if the job is really that difficult.

Why is it Different?

The WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger has so many ergonomic advantages over your typical weed whacker I don't know where to start.

First, the WORX GT is battery powered. The Lithium Ion battery pack gives you a good 15-20 minute continuous run time under load on a full charge. You can also purchase a second battery doubling your run time. An optional quick charger charges the battery pack in 30 minutes letting you swap without stopping.

Second, it is battery powered. Which means it is electric. Which means it starts at the push of a button. And it stops at the release of a button. And it will do that as many times as you want to squeeze the trigger. No yanking or cranking involved.

Third, it is battery powered. Which means it is cordless. Which means you are free to roam the great outdoors trimming weeds wherever they may grow.

Fourth, the WORX GT is light. And I mean light. It weighs a little over 5 lbs. I can hold it with my pinkie finger. That makes it accessible for smaller women, the aging and those pesky kids with nothing to do on a Saturday morning accept watch cartoons.

Fifth, it is flexible and adjustable. You can set the handle position and the trimming head at multiple angles allowing you to save you back and have good posture no matter what you are trimming.

Sixth, the WORX GT doubles as an edger. With a quick, tool-less twist of the trimming head it rolls on a couple of wheels and edges your sidewalk or driveway.

Seventh, it has sufficient power to do the task. The WORX GT isn't a gimmick. It's a real tool.

Does it Deliver?

WORX GT Cordless Edger

WORX GT Cordless Edger

Chris Adams, copyright 2009, licensed to About.com
I love watching infomercials and looking at all those products that taut unbelievable ergonomics. If it's As-Seen-On-TV then it will change your life. Well, every once in a while there is some gold in that mud. And the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger is one of those nuggets.

It delivers on all of its promises. Every ergonomic advantage it claims it possesses. The electric motor has the speed to slice through your grass and weeds and the battery has the power to trim your entire house.

When you combine the light weight with the adjustable handle and cutting head it makes trimming/edging, dare I say it, easy.

Beneficiaries

The WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger is designed for home use. I don't think it would stand up to the rugged, daily use of professional lawn care. But for the home owner it is great. Some others that will benefit from the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger are:

  • Gardeners
  • Women
  • The Aging
  • Back Pain Sufferers

Summary

WORX GT

WORX GT

Chris Adams, copyright 2009, licensed to About.com
The WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger is not perfect. I would like to see another inch or two of length in the shaft for people over 6-feet tall. I also would like to see a more elegant solution for rotating the trimming head from trimmer to edger position. That is the only task the requires you to move your hands from the handles. But those are both minor nits.

Overall the WORX GT Cordless Trimmer/Edger is a great tool. In addition to the features already mentioned it has an auto feed line and it folds up to half its size for storage. What's not to like. Besides the whole prospect of having to trim the lawn in the first place.

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
Extremely Disappointment, Member 1lhc1mjc

As I get older I have been looking for more convenient and lighter lawn and garden equipment so I purchased the Worx GT trimmer from Sears. Big mistake. Although I liked the edging ability the battery was useless and the trim line would tangle every minute or so. I returned it and got my money back and since reading other reviews of the Worx GT I'm very glad I did it. Would never recommend this product to anyone.

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