Ai Drill 20V Drill & Driver in One

The First INtelligent Drill with Autopilot.

Automated BITLOCK™ tightens around the bit, 30% more holding force than hand-tightening chuck.

SAFEDRIVE stops driven screw flush with work surface, prevents damage to work and screw

PULSE ASSIST prevents bit from slipping when drilling hard surfaces, or driving or removing soft or worn screws

Ai Drill 20V Drill & Driver in One ITEM WX178L

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20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Start Smart.
Finish Strong.
The first drill with Advanced Intelligence Technology, the Ai Drill gives you the confidence to tackle any drilling or driving project. Innovations like BitLock™, Safe Drive and Pulse Assist let you instantly tighten bits, drive a screw to just the right depth and even remove stripped screws like a pro.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
The First Drill
With an Autopilot
Motorized bit lock/unlock, with 30%
more bit holding torque. Automatically
centers bits with just one hand.
Stop your screws automatically with no damage.
Any screw, any material.
Drill on hard surfaces without slipping.
Remove worn-head screws with ease.
Why choose Ai drill?
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Ordinary Drill
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Quickly and easily swap out bits, then you’re back to work. Bits are self-centered and secured 30% tighter than tightening manually.
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Safe drive
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20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Stops screws automatically, then backs away once your screw is flush to the surface. Any screw, any material, no damage.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Pulse assist
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20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Applies the appropriate amount of bit rotation without overtightening or stripping the screw. Easily backs out stubborn and even stripped screws.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Share 20V battery with other products
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20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Our powerful, efficient 20V MAX battery powers the Ai Drill and the entire Power Share family of tools.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
LED Light
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20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Illuminate your work area with the trigger-activated LED light so you have ideal visibility under any working conditions.
Start Smart
Finish Strong
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Increase Productivity
Use BitLock™ to quickly and easily lock or unlock bits so you can keep your project moving. Hard-to-reach areas or unstable surfaces are now a cinch, as the Ai Drill enables one-hand operation freeing your other hand to secure the materials or sturdy yourself.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Eliminate Damage
Power drills typically cause damage to surfaces by driving screws past flush. Safe Drive delivers the exact amount of torque necessary to drive into almost any material or surface, then lapses into Pulse Assist mode once the screw is flush.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
No More Stripped Screws
The Ai Drill applies the exact bit rotation to drive the screw snug to the surface without overtightening or stripping the screw head, and also works in reverse at a slow optimal speed to back out stubborn screws without damaging the screw head.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Work on any surface
Typical drills require the user to select various clutch settings dependent upon their working surface. The Ai Drill has no clutch settings, instead relying entirely its own internal intelligence that lets you safely drill holes, drive and remove screws, no matter the surface.
Spend Less? Do More?
Yes, Please.
20V Power Share | WORX
A lightweight and efficient 20V MAX Lithium battery, shareable among our entire line of 20V DIY yard and power tools, saving you time and money. That’s Power Share™, only from WORX.
Technical Specifications
  • Rated Voltage
    20V MAX
  • No-Load Speed
  • Chuck Capacity
  • Max Torque
    180 in-lbs
  • Max Drilling Capacity
    3/8" Steel
  • 1" Wood
  • Machine Weight
    2.9 lbs
  • Warranty
    3 Years
You're Getting
  • (1) - 20V Ai Drill & Driver
  • (1) - 20V MAX Lithium Battery
  • (1) - 20V Battery Charger
  • (1) - Double-Ended Bit (PH2/SL5.5)
Frequently Asked Questions

How heavy is the Worx Ai Drill?

The Ai Drill lets you work smarter, not harder, especially at only about 3 pounds with the battery installed. Put your muscle where it counts, not in your drill.

I’m just learning to use a drill, what can it do for me?

The Ai Drill is designed to make using a drill simple. The BitLock chuck opens and closes with a twist of the switch to make installing and removing bits much easier without the hassle of trying to tighten the chuck. Also, the bits are held 30% tighter than average with manual tightening to eliminate the tendency for the chuck to loosen and bits to fall out.

SafeDrive monitors the screw driving function. When the head of the screw is driven close to the work surface, the driver automatically stops and shifts into Pulse Assist mode for perfect screwdriving results every time without setting a clutch.

Pulse Assist mode is helpful when trying to start drilling slick surfaces, such as tile or metal, starting screws, and dealing with rusted or difficult to remove screws and nuts. The intermittent surging and slowing of Pulse Assist improves control over the speed of rotation and prevents the bit from spinning freely and causing damage, which prevents rounding and stripping of screws and removes already damaged screws easily and without further damage.

I’m skilled at using a drill, what can it do for me?

The Ai Drill can tackle any job a standard 20V drill can, only better. Pulse Assist not only prevents stripping screws, it can help remove damaged screws, and provide better control when starting screws or holes in hard, slick surfaces like tile or metal.

The BitLock chuck tightens 30% more on average than manual tightening to help prevent bits from slipping, and since BitLock can be operated with one hand, the other hand is free to hold the workpiece.

SafeDrive eliminates the need to set a clutch, which eliminates the time-consuming trial and error setting for a mechanical clutch. SafeDrive also works great for installing drywall without needing a screw gun or other attachment.

What bits does the Ai Drill use and where can I buy them?

The Ai Drill uses both hex shank and round shank drilling and driving bits up to 3/8". These are available at home centers, hardware stores and anywhere that sells drill bits.

What are the drilling capacities of the Worx Ai Drill?

In wood, the maximum recommended hole size is 1”. Avoid drilling holes larger than 3/8” in metal.

How much torque does the Ai Drill have?

Torque is a measurement of turning power. The Worx Ai Drill has about 180 inch-pounds of torque letting it easily master most common drilling and driving applications around the house.

What kind of chuck does the Ai Drill have?

Ai Drill makes the best use of the familiar and innovation to make it easier and faster to use. Internally, the Ai Drill chuck is a typical, 3/8” 3-jaw chuck that can hold round or hex shank bits just like a standard drill driver. Externally, however, the design is different. The blue BitLock rink opens and closes the jaws of the chuck without the hassle of manually tightening. Turn the ring in direction of the symbols for lock and unlock to easily remove or securely install a bit.

Why is there no clutch on the Ai Drill?

The Worx Ai Drill has a clutch, but instead of a typical trial-and-error clutch, SafeDrive mode is an internal, automatic clutch. Simply begin by holding the trigger down constantly. The driver will detect when the screw is driven to the work surface and stop briefly. Release the trigger if you are happy with the screw depth. If not, hold the trigger and the driver will shift into Pulse Assist. The driver will continue to drive the screw deeper in small increments until the trigger is released.

How fast does the Ai Drill rotate?

The Ai Drill’s rotations per minute (RPM) range from 0-800/min.

What is a variable speed trigger?

The Ai Drill’s switch, or trigger, controls the speed of rotation. With the variable speed trigger, the rotation speed increases as the trigger is depressed more.

How are drilling and driving modes changed on the Worx Ai Drill?

On the top of the drill body is a keypad showing a screw, drill and Pulse icons. Press the icon for the mode you wish to use. A blue light will indicate the active mode.

How long will the batteries last?

Run time depends on the type of work, the conditions under which work is being performed, and may even vary from user to user. The batteries can be charged and discharged for about 2,000 cycles.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

The battery will recharge in about 3 to 5 hours.

Does this use the same batteries as my other 20V Worx tools?

Yes! With Powershare, you can share the battery and save money. Your Worx Ai Drill can use any Worx 20V battery you already have. By sharing the battery between tools – even between power and garden tools — you’ll always have the power you need to complete any job.

What does it mean when the LED light flashes?

The flashing LED light indicates the battery charge is getting low or the battery power is interrupted. There is a built-in overload protection that will stop the tool if the battery is suddenly put under too much strain. This feature protects the battery so it will perform a long time. On rare occasion, the Ai Drill will stop itself momentarily if the job application drains power too quickly. Simply release the trigger to reset the driver.

The BitLock switch ring will not turn. What is the problem?

On rare occasions, the BitLock may get stuck between gears. Simply put the drill in either forward or reverse and pull the trigger briefly. This should allow the BitLock switch to work appropriately again.

I didn’t receive a manual. Is there anywhere I can get more information?

You can download the manual here, check out the video below, or our friendly customer service team will be glad to answer any questions you may have at 1-866-354-9679 (Worx). Product Overview:

Are there any precautions I should follow when using the Worx Ai Drill?

Always wear the proper safety gear and maintain a clean, safe workspace. For more information, please check out the owner’s manual. (download)

What is the guarantee/warranty?

If you decide the Worx Ai Drill isn’t the right tool for you, we offer a 30-day Money Back Guarantee from date of receipt (less shipping and handling). Please call our customer service center at 1-866-354-9679 (Worx) and we’ll be happy to assist. For more information, click here.

We know your tools are indispensable, so we cover each tool with a 2 Year Limited Consumer Warranty. You can extend your warranty to 3 years by registering online within 30 days of purchase. Already have your Ai Drill? Register now!

Parts subject to normal wear and tear are not covered by the tool’s warranty.

For more information on our warranty, click here.

Where can I get replacement parts?

Our friendly customer service team is ready to get you back up and running. Give us a call at 1-866-354-9679 (Worx).
Ai Drill 20V Drill & Driver in One is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drill comes in handy when puting thing together
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tool has it all This is a great tool for any one even my wife can use it.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I just got this today, since I have another Worx battery I tried it right away. I'm impressed with everything, the auto lock is awesome. The only downside is when I tried to register it there was no such tool WX178L ?? Eventually this will get worked out.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the motorized Bitlock Let me start by saying I don't own any Worx products that I don't love and the Ai drill continues my love affair with their product line. There were a few things that stood out when I saw the drill; 1. It was 20 volts which would deliver the power I needed. 2. It was sleek and compact which meant I could still use it in tight spaces. 3. it had a motorized bitlock. (more on this in a minute) and last but certainly not least it had Ai what would a drill need with artificial intelligence? After I purchased the drill it was what I expected compact and not two heavy weighs just under 3 pounds. There will be no issues getting this into tight spaces and the weight won't bring on wrist fatigue. I loved the 3/8 motorized bitlock, no chuck key, none of this trying to hold the chuck and power the drill on to tighten. This feature was great and always kept what I put in the chuck centered. Worked for large and small drill bits locking them in tight. You turn the bitlock to unlock and the opposite way to lock so simple and a true time saver. Much tighter lock then I have had on keyless chuck attachments. Favorite feature on this drill. The operation of the Ai drill was very smooth, it uses a variable speed trigger so you can control speed on the fly. The Safe Drive is cool and works with the pulse assist to keep you from stripping screws(make sure to use correct size screw bit) and damaging the work surface. But you will have to pay attention to the Safe Drive, it does stop the drill when using consistent trigger pressure. Starts and stops while screwing something in can throw it off a bit. When this happens I do find the pulse kicks in to help keep the screw head intact and the work surface in good condition. When I saw the placement of the LED light on the base by the battery, I thought that's a strange spot for the light. Yet it actually provides better overall light coverage and I feel it will help to focus on the impact area especially if it’s a reflective surface. Bottom line if you're looking to replace one of your cordless drills or purchase one for a gift or retooling your companies tools, you can't go wrong with the Ai drill. Very happy with the purchase Worx has again done a great job.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!! That discribes this tool in one word - Wow! What a neat tool! This drill will replace an older cordless drill of mine that has nothing wrong with it exept that I can no longer get batteries for it. The new WORX tool is part of the multitude of 20 volt tools so it seems to me that I will be able to get batteries for years to come - maybe even long enough to wear it out?? As luck would have it, the drill arrived just as I was digging out some tools and materials to join some aluminum extrusions together. Immediately putting it to work here is what I found. Normally, when I am working with metal, I will center punch where I want to drill. The company advertises a pulse mode to keep the bit from skating so I gave it a try. It actually works! I did not use a center punch once. (I also later tried it on steel and it works there as well) I also used the driver to put in the screws and again was skeptical of its ability to not over tighten. What it does, as the screw nears the end is to start pulsing so you can stop before you strip it out. After that project was completed I decided to try it out in wood, drilling and driving screws both with and without pilot holes using an old piece of 2x4. Again, I was somewhat skeptical of the amount of power it might have (180 inch pounds). Needless to say it drilled a one inch hole using a spade bit without slowing down and drove #12 (large) screws in with no problem. With the 3" screw without a pilot hole was a problem - but with that size screw you are going to use a pilot hole anyway. Did I mention that this is a "cute" drill (if you can use cute to discribe a tool) and balances well? In summary then, I think you will find this to be a very versatile drill. I know I do and it has already become one of my "go to" tools.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart Drill Just got this for my son who just bought his first house. He loves it so far, he didn't have much experience with drills and he's calling it his "smart drill" since it does the thinking for him.
Date published: 2017-06-01
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