The 18-volt Worx WG150 cordless trimmer (sometimes listed as the WG150.1) uses a one-hour charger and has a straight shaft, but the cutting head tilts for easier trimming access on slopes and under trees and shrubs. The downside is that owners say it doesn't have enough power to tackle heavy yard work and that the battery fails to hold a decent charge. If you want more power and don't mind using a gas trimmer, the Hitachi CG22EASSLP (*Est. $190) is worth considering.
We found the best reviews of the Worx WG150 at ThisOldHouse.com and at the GardeningClub.com, where volunteer testers review this trimmer. Feedback at Amazon.com and Sears.com provides owner perspective.
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Volunteer testers report on their test use of the 18-volt Worx WG150 cordless trimmer, giving it high marks overall. Manufacturers supply the products to be tested, but other products rated here don't get very high ratings, so this review has some credibility.
Review: Outdoor Power Equipment, Contributors to GardeningClub.com
2. This Old House
ThisOldHouse.com readers with various levels of lawn-care experience test four cordless string trimmers equipped with nickel-cadmium batteries. The Worx WG150 receives positive marks from a seasoned landscaper who says the trimmer's built-in guide wheels "made it easy to trim just the right amount of grass and not gouge the lawn."
Review: Cordless String Trimmers, Sal Vaglica
Nearly 270 users give the Worx 150.1 an average rating of 3 out of 5 stars. The main complaint is that the automatic line feed doesn't work properly. Some owners also say this trimmer doesn't have enough power to work in thick weeds or grass and that the battery is weak. Other users are satisfied with it and say it works great for them.
Review: WORX GT WG150.1 10-Inch 18-Volt 2-in-1 Cordless Electric Grass Trimmer/Edger, Contributors to Amazon.com
Owners give the Worx WG150 a better rating here than those at Amazon.com: an average of 4 stars out of 5 overall. There are few complaints about the automatic line feed, and some say it doesn't have as much power as they'd like. But one satisfied owner writes, "This product is designed for a kept up front and back yard not for open fields."
Review: Worx 10 In. 18V 2-in-1 Grass Trimmer/In-line Edger, Contributors to Sears.com