WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer Review

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When it comes to choosing the right gardening product, there are many factors that you, the buyer, need to take into consideration.

We take into account product performance and reliability, weight, size and comfort, multiple or single uses for your gardening tools, and value for money!

We aim to discuss the essential and unique features, pros, and cons of the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer to make your buying decision easier.

It is also useful to compare it with a variety of other, often similar products on the market at the moment, to ensure you get the right weed eater for you and your garden.

WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer

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WORX WG170 GT Revolution 20V 12" Grass Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower 2 Batteries & Charger Included, Black and Orange
  • [3-in-1] The GT is a trimmer, wheeled in-line edger, and mini-mower. It saves you time (it converts in seconds) and money (you don’t have to buy 3 separate tools)
  • [COMMAND FEED] The innovative push-button spool system feeds line when you need it. No bumping needed. Just press the button, and keep trimming
  • [TELESCOPIC SHAFT] Slide it open or closed to accommodate taller or shorter users, and the seven-position adjustable handle lets you find a grip that works for you

With its innovative three-in-one function as a mower, trimmer, and edger, the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer is the only garden tool you need in your shed.

Its lightweight lithium battery means this tool is quiet, discrete, and emission-free.

Who Is This Weed Trimmer For?

The WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer has been specially designed to be lightweight and operational for everyone regardless of their fitness level, height, age, and gender.

It is ideal for someone who has limited storage space in their garage, shed or greenhouse, or simply does not want an excess of expensive tools cluttering up the back yard.

It’s also perfect for someone living in an urban environment or who wants to be considerate to their family or neighbors since there would be no noise complaints on a Sunday afternoon.

What’s Included?

In the box, you will receive your GT Revolution three-in-one trimmer, two pieces of 20V 2.0Ah Power Share Batteries, and one 20V plug-in battery charger.

You will also find two rubber support wheels for edge trimming, three trimmer spools, and one additional spool holder.

Lastly, the package also includes an instruction manual and warranty information.

Overview of Features

The things you'd expect from the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer are:

Battery Powered and Rechargeable

A traditional string trimmer is usually powered by gasoline or with a power cord that you need to plug into an extendable or outdoor power outlet.

All types will cut efficiently, depending on the terrain, model, and age of the tool.

Unfortunately, carrying around a hefty, old gas-powered trimmer can hurt your back or put a strain on your arms.

Likewise, tripping over and de-tangling lengths of extension cable can be extremely annoying and dangerous.

Being battery-powered, the WORX GT Revolution Three-in-One mini mower, edge cutter, and trimmer allows you to enjoy more freedom.

Interchangeable Battery

The max lithium battery charges in three hours, which isn’t the quickest charge we’ve seen, so it’s best to recharge the battery after every use to ensure it’s always ready when you need it.

One battery charge only lasts approximately 25 minutes, so it may prove to be too annoying to clear larger spaces.

If you look at the other Worx GT Revolution reviews, they mention that all Worx products have the same compatible batteries, and we think this is a fantastic feature.

Interchangeable, rechargeable and compatible 20V and 40V lithium batteries that work on all tools and products in the Worx range can save you a lot of cash.

Adjustable Height and Handle

The auxiliary handle of the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer has an impressive seven different locking positions for ease and comfort.

You can adjust the angles, length, and handle height, thanks to the telescopic shaft and quick-release trigger lever.

Don’t twist or contort yourself to fit the trimmer; let it adapt to you.

The Worx GT Revolution is adjustable from the seven-position auxiliary handle and six-position pivoting trimmer head and telescoping shaft.

It will be a good fit for you, no matter your height; at its shortest, it’s 35¾ inches long, but when fully extended, it becomes a whopping 55½ inches long. 

This is great as it suits everyone, regardless of their height and the angle they like to trim at each time they use it.

Lightweight and Well-Balanced

Astonishingly, the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer weighs 5.5 pounds, including the battery.

The additional slim and ergonomic design ensures that the weight is evenly distributed between the handles to make trimming your lawn comfortable.

Unfortunately, though, we noticed that this mower does not come with a shoulder strap.

That means you'll carry the whole weight of the tool in your arms.

If you need to reach for something in your pocket, you’ll need to switch the trimmer off and place it on the floor to free up a hand.

Versatile

With a 12-inch cutting diameter, the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer can fit into small gaps, but it may take longer to cover larger areas than other models.

The trimmer converts to an edger or mini-mower in seconds with an easy pull-and-turn motion to adjust.

So, why would you spend money on three different tools when you could just use the Worx GT Revolution for all three tasks?

Neatly positioned in-line rubber wheels are present to ensure your edging is always perfectly smooth and straight.

The adjustable 90-degree spacer acts as an edging guide, while the guard helps protect vegetation and avoid trimming your plants and other important garden features.

The cutting head also rotates to achieve a neat and controlled mow and trim, even on sloped or uneven terrain.

Command Feed Button

The feature of an innovative single-line feed means maximum productivity and no bumping to extend the line.

To feed the line efficiently, just press the "Command Feed" button when required.

As the machine is running, you’ll notice a clattering noise, which is just the motor shutting off and the line cutting.

When you release the "Command Feed" button, the motor will restart like magic, so no more switching the motor off and on again at the power source!

Pros:

  • An extra on-board spool holder
  • Push-button spool system
  • Adjustable position, height, and angle
  • Adjustable spacer guard
  • Adjustable handle with seven different locking positions
  • Multiple uses
  • Multi-purpose and rechargeable batteries
  • Quiet and discreet
  • Attractive black and orange color scheme
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Short battery life and long charge time
  • Not as powerful as a petrol or gas motor trimmers
  • Not suitable for commercial use

How to Get the Most Out of It

The simple design of the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer makes this multi-purpose garden tool very user-friendly and simple to operate.

To get the most out of it, you should charge the batteries after each use since you don’t want to have to wait three hours before you can start work.

You must also properly store the tool away for it to be ready for the next use.

Somewhere safe, dry, and weather resistant, such as a garage or garden shed, will be ideal.

The option to purchase additional batteries separately is also a great idea if you have an unusually large or hilly garden since one battery only lasts approximately 25 minutes.

The addition of an extra spool holder is thoughtful and means you can avoid trips back and forth to the garden work-bench.

It will help you save time looking for additional lines or spools.

Just be sure you use the clip provided that attaches the extra spool to the trimmer frame so that you have it on you when needed.

Alternative

For this to be one of the most comprehensive and balanced Worx GT Revolution reviews, we looked at several other similar products available to compare the features.

BLACK+DECKER String Trimmer / Edger, 13-Inch, 5-Amp (ST8600)
  • Performance to power through the toughest weeds, grass and overgrowth with a 5.0 amp motor and POWERDRIVE transmission
  • AUTOMATIC FEED SPOOL AFS automatically feeds trimmer line as needed
  • Adjustable height and pivoting handle positions

Black & Decker is also a well-known brand for garden tools, and offer very competitive prices, which is significantly more budget-friendly than the Worx GT price range.

This 13-inch Black & Decker string trimmer is only one inch wider than the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer but weighs slightly less than 5.35 pounds.

The problem is that it is not adjustable, so you cannot lengthen or shorten it to fit your height and trimming angle.

The Black and Decker String Trimmer and Edger also doesn't have the in-line wheels for easy and neat straight-line edging.

That makes grass edges a little bit harder, as well as more time-consuming.

Other users of the Black & Decker String Trimmer have suggested that the auto-feed line spool can be a little tricky, requiring you to bump it often and continually re-loading the spool.

The Black and Decker String Trimmer is better suited to someone with a smaller property, with a lower budget.

It’s important to keep in mind that neither the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer nor the Black and Decker String Trimmer is commercial-grade tools.

If you’re looking for more choices or you have a large property, you may want to consider a commercial-grade trimmer instead.

Worx GT Revolution Reviews: The Conclusion

We can conclude that, if you're prepared to invest, the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer is better value for money and has more uses.

It does everything it says on the tin: weed, trim, and edge. Plus, a few clever and considerate design additions make this trimmer stand out above others.

This simple but effective garden tool eliminates the need for multiple, often expensive additional garden tools to keep your property looking its best.

It is lightweight, offers great maneuverability, is easy to use, and we are sure you’ll love it, too!

When you buy the WORX WG170 GT Revolution Weed Trimmer, you also buy time to spend on other things, as its three-in-one functionality saves you time, space, and money.

About the Author

Steve has been gardening for over 20 years now. He enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

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