Finally in the mid 2000’s, the company Positec Tool Company wanted to sell their own tools under their own brand and thus the brand Worx was created. Initially, sold only by infomercial, the company began sales through companies like Lowes, Home Depot and more. The provide a range of outdoor power tools including some that have been award winning and the company has be recognized as a quality, yet affordable, tool manufacturer.
Professionally Made, Consumer Oriented
Positec Tool Corporation is unique among many tool manufacturers as the company was originally created to provide OEM tools for the American market. In 2003, as production shifted to the OEM companies building their own factories, Positec took their engineering and design staff and started making their own tools, and thus becoming their own OEM manufacturer.
Several years later, the company added the Rockwell tool banner to their care and now manufacturer both Worx and Rockwell tools. The company itself has won many awards for innovation, quality and a commitment to producing zero emission tools. The Worx brand is the consumer brand of outdoor tools but still retains the same quality manufacturing techniques and dedication as the professional brands serviced by the company.
Given the focus of the brand on the consumer, Worx products tend toward having more features tailored for the average consumer than other brands in the same market. This puts them in a unique position of having a quality product for an affordable price point. This is an important distinction for string trimmers. String trimmers were they lead product into the consumer market and has been a primary emphasis for the company. Below are five great Worx string trimmers for review.
Five Top Quality WORX String Trimmers
WORX Model #WG117 Corded String Trimmer
A corded, electric trimmer that uses a 5.5 amp motor to drive a dual exit head. The line extension is by automatic feed and this trimmer – WORX Model #WG117 Corded String Trimmer has a wheeled edger guide for precise edging. This trimmer has a quick change, rotation to go from trimming to edging quickly and effortlessly.
It has a 14 inch cutting swath and it has a folding forward edging guide for depth control. Additionally, it has a adjustable handle for height. This is a great residential trimmer to deal with pesky tall grass in hard to get to spaces.
WORX Model #WG156 Cordless String Trimmer
This cordless 10 inch swath, 20 Volt powered trimmer is great for small urban yards. The WORX Model #WG156 Cordless String Trimmer has a telescoping handle to adjust for height and the whole head turns to go from trimming to edging quickly. It has a wheeled guide and a folding edge guide for precise and accurate edging.
The secondary handle is adjustable for comfort and it uses an automatic feed for the single exit head. Overall, a great cordless trimmer for smaller yards and spaces. This kit comes with two batteries to extend run time.
WORX Model #WG175 Cordless String Trimmer
A three in one trimmer, this model – WORX Model #WG175 Cordless String Trimmer does edging, trimming and light mowing. Using the attached wheel set, this trimmer can easily go from trimming to edging and light mowing to really tackled the yard work. This model uses a 32 Volt lithium-ion system for driving the single exit, automatic feed head.
What is interesting about this trimmer is that both the head, handle and shaft are all adjustable for getting into really tight spaces and for adjusting the operator comfort. This is a great cordless trimmer that offers about 35 minutes of run time at low speed.
WORX Model #WG168 Cordless String Trimmer
This trimmer – WORX Model #WG168 Cordless String Trimmer uses the 40 Volt MAX system to drive this performance tool. Designed to tackle really tough grass and weeds, this powerful trimmer uses a single exit line with a fully automatic feed system. It goes from trimming to edging quickly and the shaft is adjustable for height.
It has a foldable depth gauge for getting a precise edge and it is light weight with being a little over 7.5 pounds. This is a powerful trimmer to get that difficult to reach and remove tall grass and weeds.
WORX Model #WG191 Cordless String Trimmer
A true powerhouse, this trimmer uses a 56 Volt, lithium-ion system to get the really hard jobs accomplished. The WORX Model #WG191 Cordless String Trimmer uses a professional grade line for the dual exit head and the feed system is user command. The via a push button, the user decides when to extend the line.
This saves time and effort. This trimmer can quickly go from trimmer to edger and it has a removable set of wheel for precise and accurate edging. The shaft is adjustable and speed is controlled by the variable trigger. This is a very powerful, cordless trimmer and would be great for any size yard.
A WORX trimmers vary and thus it is important to read and follow the operator’s manual. The instructions within will help maintain the life of the tool and provide suggestions for your safety. Regardless, always wear the appropriate safety gear when using any power tool. Since string trimmer can expel debris, always be aware of your surroundings, for your safety and that of others nearby.