About Worx GT 2.0

If you recently watched a commercial for the Worx GT 2.0, you may have been fascinated by its claim to the most versatile trimmer and edger in the world, and are wondering if this is really the case. In other words, at just 6 pounds and with the ability to trim, edge, and mow, does this self-proclaimed “powerful” cordless trimmer truly give you professional results every time, or is it just hype?

In order to find out if the Worx GT 2.0 is worth your hard-earned money, we trimmed the facts, and here’s what we learned.

Worx GT 2.0 Details

When compared to other cordless trimmers, the Worx GT 2.0 claims to differentiate itself from the competition by providing powerful 3-in-1 usability, which includes the ability to quickly change between trimmer, wheeled precision edger, and mini-mower modes. On top of this, the Worx GT 2.0 is claimed to weigh in at just 6 pounds, while still being able to provide professional results every time.

If there are multiple users in your household, the Worx GT 2.0 claims to be height and posture adjustable, and its 100% automatic single-line feed means that you’ll have it when you need it. In addition, the trimmer claims to have a 2” larger cutting diameter than the competition, with 2-position guide wheels, a 90 degree tilt head, and a spacer guard as standard.

Also, when compared to previous models, the Worx GT 2.0 features a high-density 20V MaxLithium battery, which is 40% lighter than Ni-Cd batteries, while still giving you twice the power. In fact, Worx claims that these are the most powerful and longest lasting batteries ever offered.

Worx GT 2.0 Pricing & Refund Policy

If purchased directly through Worx, the GT 2.0 is priced at three payments of $39.95 or one single payment of $119.85. With your order you’ll also receive a second “free” 20V MaxLithium battery, as well as free spools for life.

However, if you’d prefer to purchase your Worx GT 2.0 trimmer from a local retailer, it’s also available at Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Aubuchon Hardware, and numerous others.

Worx provides a 30-day money back guarantee for all direct GT 2.0 purchases, less S&H and restocking fees (if any). In order to initiate the refund process, make sure that you have all original packing and materials and then call 866-354-WORX.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About the Worx GT 2.0?

The Worx GT 2.0 appears to have an evenly mixed online reputation, which makes the average 3.6-star rating displayed on the Worx website seem legit. We should note here that it’s refreshing to see negative reviews posted on the manufacturer’s website, which indicates that the company isn’t afraid of less-than-stellar feedback. With this said, the most common compliments appear to be that the Worx 2.0 GT is lightweight, quiet, and easy to use.

On the other hand, the three most common complaints we encountered cited:

Lack of Power: Most reviewers stated that the Worx GT 2.0 will work effectively on shin-high grass or lower, but the trimmer’s lack of power means that anything taller than this might require several passes in order to adequately cut. However, anything thicker than grass (e.g. plant stems, shrubs, etc.) seems to be beyond the Worx GT 2.0’s capabilities. In short, if you’re expecting the Worx GT 2.0 to work as well as a traditional gas trimmer, you’re likely to be disappointed.

Battery Life: While Worx claims that their 20V MaxLithium battery will last 30-45 minutes between charges, we found numerous customers claiming that they were lucky to get 20 minutes per charge. And when it’s ultimately time to do so, you’ll have to wait 3-4 hours for a full recharge, which is why it’s good that a second battery is included with your purchase.

On top of this, many customers complained that these batteries were of poor quality, and often stopped holding a charge after about a year, and in some instances only lasted a couple months. To add insult to injury, replacement batteries are expensive, which greatly increases the trimmer’s overall operating costs.

Poor Quality Parts: Many, many customers also complained that several of Worx GT 2.0’s plastic parts were cheaply made and break quickly, including the cap that keeps the spool on, wheels, and the trim guard. In addition, the line appears to have a tendency to stop feeding after a relatively short period of time.

What’s the Bottom Line About the Worx GT 2.0?

Now that you’re more familiar with the Worx GT 2.0 and its online reputation, what’s the bottom line: Is this cordless trimmer worth your hard-earned money? In short, it all depends on your expectations.

This is because it appears that approximately 50% of the consumers who’ve purchased the Worx GT 2.0 are, at the very least, underwhelmed by its power and battery life. As such, if you trim your grass often and have a fairly small yard, the Worx GT 2.0 might be right up your alley.

On the other hand, if you have a medium to large yard, go a long time in between trimmings, or frequently use your trimmer to cut down brush and other thick debris, you may want to think twice about purchasing the Worx GT 2.0. In such an instance, you’ll likely find gas trimmers at the same (or lower) price point, but which will likely provide much better performance and require only basic maintenance.

Read 16 Worx GT 2.0 Customer Reviews and Complaints

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Average Customer Rating: 3.1
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 6 4 star: 2 3 star: 1 2 star: 1 1 star:  6
Bottom Line: 56% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Unsatisfied

    • By John Fielding,
    • North Carolina,
    • May 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought the original Worx a while ago and had nothing but problems with the battery not holding a long charge. When they update the Worx I called and asked if I could return for the updated one, but I got nothing but the run around from these guys, who would do nothing for a long time customer. I'm very unhappy with this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Forget it!

    I have bought of these trimmers in the past year and a half. The first one had battery issues, so I purchased a second battery and then the line stopped feeding after about a month's usage, not a very large yard. I just received my second one thinking that it has been improved, but it seems the only thing improved was the packaging. With this one, during its first use, it stopped feeding immediately. I thought I was doing something wrong. Nope, it just doesn't feed. Never again Worx. I will tell everyone I know about this poor product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Worx GT 2

    • By Tom,
    • Peabody, MA,
    • Jul 11, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was amazed at how beefy this is. Beat it up for almost an hour, never failed, battery still had charge for more! Have not had it long, maybe a month, but I am totally blown away. Best weed wacker I ever had.

    Toro I had is a piece of junk. With this I never stopped to fix stringer. Toro, every time I hit a twig or rock or my fence. Worx ate up twigs, branches, never stopped. I would not write this if not true. Thanks.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Worx GT 2.0 issues

    First, the support handle won't rotate, making it awkward to handle, at least for me. The batteries last about 20 minutes each, then take several hours to recharge. That should have been a clue when they offer a second battery for free with purchase.

    I purchased it in September of 2016 and thought I would at least benefit from the free spools for life. Well, they are free, six spools, shipping $8.62. The spools are about 1 and a 1/2 inches in diameter, I don't have a digital scale, but I can't say six small spools weigh very much, nor take much space. I didn't expect free shipping, but not that much for a trimmer that lacks. It's a good thing I didn't toss the corded trimmer.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Great trimmer and blower combo

    • By Dar,
    • Cincinnati, OH,
    • Apr 25, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    So my other brand's 3-year-old trimmer's batteries would barely hold a charge. A replacement battery was $50.00! I knew I needed two, but that would have been $100.00. So I browsed around Lowe's and saw the Worx trimmer and blower combo in a box for $100.00 and it came with two batteries.

    Everything is simple to snap together. It works really well, and the blower does great too. It's lightweight and won't wear your arm out like a traditional gas powered weed eater. It does fine for my yard. I don't think it would work as well in a huge yard with brush etc. or for industrial use (lawn care company).

    So far I am happy, and it supersedes my B&D old trimmer. It made sense to buy the combo instead of new batteries for my old trimmer. I'm still keeping the old one for backup though. I hope this helps someone in their purchasing decisions.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Used it one day

    • By Michael M.,
    • Macon, GA,
    • May 31, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased the Worx GT 2.0 40 Volt trimmer directly from Worx.

    I charged the batter up overnight. First off, it comes with one spool with 10 feet of cutting cord. I ordered the free for life 6 spools, shipping was $8.82, not bad considering in the local box store the cost for two spools is more than that.

    I tried the GT out with weed eating, it worked good, then I put it to the test by trying to edge my driveway. I could edge about 10 feet before having to advance the string (which was aggravating), so I quickly ran out of string! So I now figured I would have to use probably 5 or 6 spools of cutting string just to finish my driveway!

    This is not going to work at all. I mainly got the Worx for my wife because she couldn't use my gas trimmer/edger. I let her try it out, and we both agreed this item was not for us. I called Worx to return and refund. No problem, they emailed a return shipping label, and it will be at the FedEx shipper in the morning.

    I'll do more research for a better small cordless trimmer for my wife to use. She can leave the edging to me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Not too bad.

    • By Rich,
    • Beecher, IL,
    • Feb 5, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've had mine for about 4 years now. Not as much power as a gas trimmer but less problems with care, upkeep and starting up. It's also better than the Black & Decker I used to have. I've only had to charge it once every year. The battery I got works great, no defects. I live in the city so this works for me. Don't need too much power, cordless electric is just right. I also have the Worx lawn mower. As for the trimmer, It does take some getting used to. I have two favorite settings. One for up and down trimming for along the sidewalk or curb. Then I move the wheels onto the back section, set it on a sideways angle so I can use it on its wheels, sort of like a mini trimmer along side of bushes or trimming along side of the garage. They make everything look easy on their infomercials. It does take some getting used to, but after a few seasons I'm getting the hang of it. Like I said, it's better than my old trimmer. If you want more power, go for a gas trimmer.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • It "Worx" for me.

    • By Roz Griston,
    • Cariboo, BC, Canada,
    • Sep 8, 2015
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've had a Worx Weed-eater for over a year. I got it free using air-miles. I'm mostly very happy with it. I love that it has wheels. I have a bad back so it makes it easy to push it along where I want to trim the grass around rocks/trees and fence posts.

    I would like the charge to last longer, however, as I do tire easily, it is not a biggie. My only real complaint is getting the battery to release from the machine and/or charger.

    I do not have a lot of hand strength. I do follow the directions regarding the use of the battery such as draining it right down, and keeping it warm over the winter. I am not totally physically capable of packing around a big gas whacker, nor do I like the limitations of a corded whacker.

    The Worx gives me the freedom to move around the two or so acres around my home (I live on 70 acres) plus as an added bonus, I can go up on the road side and cut off the dandelions before they go to seed. As such, less dandelions in my lawn. The Worx also does not handle heavier weeds with stick like stems. They tend to wind around the spool. Oh well, you can't have it all.

    However, if you are elderly, or physically limited and living in an urban center, I would highly recommend getting a Worx weed whacker. It's not too bad in a rural setting either. I do love what I can do and where I can go with my Worx on wheels.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Review

    • By Tim,
    • Ohio,
    • Dec 6, 2015

    Very poor quality. Batteries don't last. Customer service puts you in hold for hours.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Worx GT 2.0 bombed

    • By Shari Watts,
    • North Carolina,
    • Oct 3, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    If you live in an apartment, city home, townhouse or condo, it MAY trim your sidewalk and driveway but that will take both batteries, and you need to work fast or you won't finish. Look at the housing in their commercials, all minimal trimming needed. The man going down the wide cleared field with his trimer, but it wasn't cleared with this trimmer.

    Worx GT 2.0 advertise 45 minutes per battery, but when it only holds up for 20 and you contact them, you will be told 20 is all it will do. And your free line for life WILL NOT be what they advertise either. It will be a skimpy red line that actually melts within the spool. I have to carry a knife to cut the "melted" piece off the end. I finally went and bought some line to roll on my spools, which I might mention are about the diameter of a quarter, that should tell you something.

    Anyway, it's a complete waste of money, time and energy. Remember, a battery-powered anything is only as powerful as its battery, and these batteries take six hours to charge and 15-20 minutes to drain.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • I love it

    I'm 65 years old and I've had mine for four years. It's just great and easy to carry, and starts every time with no effort, in fact, I bought my son one, and this summer I'm buying a new one. Thanks, it works great.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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