Worx WG162 20V 12” Cordless String Trimmer Review

Worx WG162 is a budget priced cordless string trimmer. It’s very inexpensive but can it really be any good for such a price?


Worx WG162 uses 0.065″ line and has a cutting swath of 12 inches. It does 7,600 RPM at no load.

Cutting performance is mediocre and nowhere near gas powered string trimmer. It does perform well when it comes to light duty jobs like trimming regular grass, however it might struggle with overgrowths or fail to cut them at all – that doesn’t happen all the time but it’s not uncommon to experience such issues when it comes to tougher jobs.

Worx WG162 can be converted into an edger in seconds but it’s not great for this purpose, edging is a bit difficult and will take some time to get used to.


Worx WG162 has auto feed spool system, however it also advances line every time you release trigger so if you are trigger happy you might waste a lot of line.


Worx WG162 has telescoping shaft meaning it adjusts in length, however if you are 6 feet tall you will likely find the longest setting to be too short for you and find yourself crouching when trimming.

Head angle is adjustable and so is the angle to handle too. Worx WG162 is very lightweight – it weighs just 5.5 lbs. Overall balance is ok and it’s easy to maneuver the string trimmer.

Overall if you aren’t tall you will most likely find it very comfortable to use.

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Worx WG162 is powered by 20V battery which is compatible with other 20V power share WORX tools. Battery lasts around 20 minutes on full charge – so not long. You can buy extra batteries separately if one doesn’t last long enough.


Worx WG162 works well for simple light jobs but if you are planning on trimming thick stuff and overgrowths you should look for something more powerful.

  • Good
    • Lightweight
    • Adjustable
    • Inexpensive
    • Works well for light jobs
  • Bad
    • Isn’t very powerful, might struggle with thicker weeds
    • Doesn’t work well as edger
    • Releases string every time you release throttle
    • Battery life could be better

Worx WG162 20V 12” Cordless String Trimmer Specs:

  • Type: Electric cordless (battery powered)
  • Cutting swath: 12″
  • Line diameter: 0.065″
  • No-load speed: 7,600 RPM
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x 20V String Trimmer
    • 1 x 20V MaxLithium Battery
    • 1 x Trimmer Spools (10 ft/ea)
    • 1 x 20V Battery Charger
    • 1 x Support Wheels
    • 1 x Safety Guard
    • 1 x Flower Guard

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