Worx 40V Trimmer Edger – WG184
Worx has been slowly revamping its 20V line of outdoor power tools with new 40V power supplies. Rather than create a third battery platform (see the Worx 56V string trimmer as an example), the company is taking a cue from Makita 18V X2 tools. The new Worx 40V Trimmer Edger Power Share system uses two 20V 2.0 Ah batteries. The included batteries run in parallel to give the Worx WG184 40 volts of cutting power.
The most unusual feature (though not for Worx) involves pushbutton conversion from trimming to wheeled edging.
Worx 40V Trimmer Features
Since the Worx WG184 40V trimmer/edger uses two 20V Max lithium-ion batteries, it stays compatible with all Worx 20V tools. The cordless trimmer also features a Command Feed line advance along with variable speed control. Command Feed electronically feeds 1/4 in. of line at the touch of a button. It eliminates the bump-feed mechanism entirely. You also remove the delay as you can keep cutting as you feed the tool more .080-inch line.
This hybrid tool switches from trimming to wheeled edging by pressing an orange button on the shaft and rotating the head. Use the detachable, in-line wheel to define an edge or store it on the trimmer shaft when not in use.
Instead of providing a Low/Hi gearbox, Worx gives you a variable speed trigger. We don’t mind having variable speed on a trimmer, but a low-speed gear typically does better to conserve battery run-time.
Another defining “DIY” indicator for this tool has to be the small 13-inch cutting swath. That works to get the job done, but Pros won’t give it a second look. The Worx WG184 uses a snap-in spool that gives you an ample 20 feet of .080-inch spiral line. Worx also includes an adjustable metal spacer guard to help keep line from cutting into sensitive areas such as flower beds, vegetable gardens, tree trunks, and lawn ornaments.
Lastly, the shaft of the 40V trimmer/edger ratchets all the way between 0 and 90 degrees. This feature lets you get down low to trim underneath decking and shrubs.
Worx WG184 Specs
- Voltage: 40V Max
- Speed: 7500 RPM (no load)
- Cutting Swatch: 13 in.
- Line: .080 in.
- Cutting line length: 20 ft.
- Charge time: 60 min.
- Weight: 8.6 lbs.
- Warranty: 3 years
- Includes: String trimmer, 2 x 20V WA3575 batteries, dual-port charger, spool, safety guard
The WORX 40V Trimmer/Edger (WG184) makes for a compelling product for homeowners. It has the features and ergonomics to compete and keeps you on Worx existing 20V battery platform. That’s a smart move. The Worx WG184 trimmer runs and includes two 20V 2.0 Ah batteries, 60-minute dual-port charger, and a 20-foot spool of line. The tool also gets the WORX three-year limited warranty.