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Great Ergonomics, Weak Power, Wind Your Own Spools
on June 11, 2007
I got this to replace a 2001 American Gardner 18 volt cordless trimmer that finally would no longer hold a charge. The Worx has much improved ergonimics, the handles, telescoping shaft, adjustable head angle and light weight are nice. However it lacks the power of the American Gardner, it is unable to cut through as heavy a growth and the string that comes with it is crap. The auto feeder jammed several times the first time I used it and the line would not cut well compared to the 5 sided Shakespeare .65 line I had been using when rewinding my spools on the American Gardner trimmer. So I unwound the Worx spool and replaced their line with the Shakespeare line. The result was much improved cutting. I recommend this to everyone. It is easy to wind your own spools and buying them from Worx is robbery. You can get a large supply of line at Wal-Mart or Home Depot for the cost of one of their spools. The jamming is due to their poor winding of the line. I have not had a feed problem since I did my own. I also found that the battery needs to be kept on the charger constantly as it will not hold a decent charge between weekly mowings. It just needs a bigger motor and battery. When it dies I will get another American Gardner cordless.