WORX GT2.0 20V MaxLithium Trimmer/Edger Review
There’s a tool for everything these days. If you do any yard work or lawn maintenance at all, then your garden shed probably has a nice selection of trimmers, hedgers, pruners, and so on. But it can get overwhelming, not to mention expensive to need a new tool for every little job. So when a particular device comes along that has dual, even triple use, I’m on it. Aren’t you? The WORX GT2.0 20V MaxLithium Trimmer is also an Edger and I just love it. Here’s my breakdown and review of WORX GT2 garden tool to hopefully help yourself and other make a decision for their own gardening project.
Things To Consider Before Buying A Weed Eater
A proper weed eater will help keep all of your trims around your garden neat and clean-cut. A big, bulky mower won’t get that close range cut around stairs and rocks, so a trimmer is a must have if you’ve got obstacles on your property.
The ideal home owner for this weed eater (or any, for that matter) is someone who takes pride in their yards, has a lot of small, hard to reach places, and obtrusions like a decks, fence, stairs, or rocks.
If you’re a minimalist and have a big, open yard with no edging or obstacles like previously mentioned, then you probably don’t really need a trimmer. Stick with your mower.
So, before you head out and invest in a great grass edger like the WORX GT2, consider this; do you have hard to reach areas in your yard? Do you have hedges or bushes that require frequent trimming? And do you want one tool that does the work of 2 or 3? If you answered yes to any of those, then you probably need this guy.
So, What Is The WORX GT2 All About, Anyway?
This awesome garden tool is a three in one device that can quickly adjust on the fly to be a trimmer, edger, and even a mower. It has handy little wheels that rotate with the angle you hold it at, so you can go from cutting your edges to trimming your bushes in seconds.
The WORX GT2 is great for homeowners who have frequent lawn care needs that require multiple tools. So if you have a basic lawn with little required polishing, then this might not be the tool for you.
- Can eliminate the need for an edger, hedge trimmer, and spot mower.
- Don’t need tools to convert between positions
- Battery life doesn’t last as long as you may think
- The length of the handle is on the short side, so it’s not a good fit for taller people
- Tricky to steer and get used to the wheels
Features & Benefits
I was pleasantly surprised by all of the awesome features and benefits I found while conducting my WORX gt2 trimmer review. So I’m listing my findings to help you better understand all the awesome things this guy can do.
Hopefully, by reviewing all of the features individually, we can provide all the answers to questions that may arise when you’re looking for that perfect weed eater.
This multi-use tool easily converts between modes without the use of additional tools. The first mode is trimming which operates when you adjust the handle’s position. All you have to do is stand in front of the hedge or bush you wish to polish up and work your way over it with the device in the right position. Its lightweight capability made it extremely easy to lift and trim the higher bushes, too.
To go from trimming to edging all you have to do is adjust the angle of the handle again which pivots at the base, no tools needed. Hold it steady as you edge along the perimeter of your garden or other obstacles. It was so easy; I couldn’t believe it. Plus, I didn’t have to carry around tiny tools in my pocket.
So, it’s not really a great idea to mow your lawn with a weed eater. But this particular one makes it easy to get in those spots that your regular mower won’t, like under low hanging trees or under a ground level deck. There’s sturdy wheels attached so just adjust the pivot of the handle again and you can move it in the way you would a mower, the wheels guiding and keeping your cut line steady. I love, loved, loved this feature because I have a ton of short trees.
I have a huge property with a lot of tedious trimming needs. Gardens and rocks and decks, you name it. So having the ability to take this beauty wherever I needed to go was amazing. I never had to worry about whether or not the extension cord was going to reach and I was even able to get at a few spots that were being ignored over the years.
So, a lot of the customer reviews state that the battery sucks. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that, but it did begin to lose its juice after a while. But the second lithium battery pack that I purchased with it came in handy. I simply switched them out and threw the dead one on the charger (which comes with it, by the way).
The fact that it’s lithium also meant that it had a bit more juice, as in: gusto. And perhaps that’s why it drained quicker than other cordless trimmers. But I’d rather have one that works amazing for a short period than one which putter along for a few hours.
I’m not a mighty person, by any means. So lugging around a heavy tool all afternoon while I do my yard work can be pretty awful. But this one is less than 6lbs and carried easily from place to place. I never grew tired of holding it, which came in handy when I had to lift it higher to trim so hedges.
Quick Release Lever
I’ve had dual use tools in the past and they often require special little tools that you have to carry around in your pocket for those many, many times you need to adjust the settings. The quick release handle and easy pivoting feature made this a no brainer for me.
Within seconds I can adjust and go from mode to mode, no tools needed. And the quick release is great for when you need a little bit of extra length to get those hard-to-get-at spots.
This weed eater has a full twelve inch cutting diameter which means it can cover more area in less time. That’s a big plus when you have a huge property. If a major time saver.
Single Line Feed
Having the 100% single line feed means no bumping to extend the line, and it’s an automatic feed, too. Again, more time saving awesomeness.
The WORX GT2 Review Consensus
After reviewing some of the collected customer feedback on this edger, I found that the pros and cons were about the same across the board. The consensus is that the battery life is not so great, which I agree. However, you can purchase an extra battery pack for less than $50, so problem solved there.
A few customers complained that it made their lower backs hurt because the overall length wasn’t long enough. Myself, I did not experience this issue but that’s probably because I’m 5’5”. I actually found it quite long. My guess is that anyone over 6ft may not find it comfortable to use. But there are tons of other longer weed eaters out there, better fit for tall people.
On the plus side, the vast majority of consumers felt that this was a great multi-use tool that saved them tons of time. It’s easy to use and lightweight and fairly affordable for a tool that does the work of three.
To sum up, if you find yourself in need of multiple garden tools to maintain your property such as trimers, an edger, spot mowers, etc. then seriously think about consolidating those tasks into one useful tool. You’ll save room in your garden shed as well as save time and money.
If this handy dandy review of WORX GT2 has inspired you in any way to be smarter about the way you perform your lawn care, then feel free to click here and check it out for yourself. It’s a great tool and I highly recommend it.