Does this come with a battery?
Yes, this model includes 2 batteries.
What’s the difference between the GT Revolution (WG170.1) and the previous Worx generations of the GT, like the Worx GT 2.0 (WG160.4)?
The GT Revolution introduces features not available on previous Worx GT models while still retaining the features you expect on a Worx GT, like easy conversion from trimmer to edger and mini mow mode. Now lighter than ever before, the GT Revolution includes Command Feed which dispenses more line at the touch of a button, on-board spare spool storage, and it’s a full foot longer than previous models to accommodate even our tallest users comfortably.
What is CommandFeed and how do I use it?
Worx GT has a history of changing the game when it comes to feeding trimming line, and the Revolution is no exception. Bumping to advance the line became a thing of the past with auto-feeding line on the first GT, and now, CommandFeed puts the control at your fingertips.
Your trimmer is equipped with CommandFeed. To efficiently feed the line, just press the CommandFeed button as needed while the machine is running until you hear the ‘clattering’ noise of the line cutting. The line will automatically feed to the perfect length for trimming. The motor will shut off when pressing the CommandFeed button and will restart when the button is released.
I’m really tall/short. Can I adapt the Worx Revolution to my height?
Absolutely! The Worx Revolution is designed to be fully adjustable from the telescoping shaft, 7-position auxiliary handle, and 6-position pivoting trimmer head. When it comes to height, we’ve got you covered. At its shortest, the GT Revolution is 35-3/4” long, but when fully extended, it’s a full 55-1/2” long. That’s a full foot longer than previous Worx GT models to better accommodate even our tallest users comfortably. Don’t contort yourself to fit your trimmer, let the Worx Revolution adapt to you.
How heavy is the trimmer?
The trimmer only weighs 6 lbs, even with the battery installed. As light as this is, the ergonomic design ensures the weight is evenly distributed between the main and auxiliary handle to make trimming a comfortable, easy-to-manage experience for anyone.
How long can you trim on each 20 Volt Max Lithium battery charge?
The two 4.0Ah 20 Volt Max Lithium Batteries included are designed to provide enough working time per charge to trim up to the average 1/2 acre yard on one charge. Actual results may vary depending on the density of the grass or weeds you’re cutting or the age of the battery pack.
Is the battery going to be powerful enough?
The lithium battery that powers the Worx GT Revolution is the same battery we use in our professional cordless drills. They’re powerful to drill through concrete and large timber, so they’re definitely powerful enough to trim your grass and weeds and give your lawn the professionally manicured edge you’ve always wanted.
Is the battery larger than previous models?
The Worx GT Revolution features our highest capacity battery to date. The 20 Volt Max Lithium Battery on the included with the Worx GT Revolution edger/trimmer has an amp hour rating of 4.0 vs our previous battery models (2.0 and 1.3 amp hour ratings). The amp hour rating measures how much energy can be stored in the battery (energy capacity). The Worx GT Revolution 4.0 Ah battery can hold twice the amount of energy as previous models in the same size due to advanced battery chemistry. This means the WG170.1 model has up to double the run time as the WG170 model.
What’s the difference between the WG170 and the WG170.1?
The difference between the two model numbers is the battery. The WG170.1 features a 4.0Ah battery where the WG170 features a 2.0Ah battery. This means the WG170.1 model has up to double the run time than the WG170 model. You also receive a faster charger with the WG170.1 that will completely recharge your battery in about 2 hours compared to the charger included with the WG170 model, which takes about 5 hours.
What is the horsepower rating of Worx lithium tools?
Battery powered DC motors are not rated for horsepower as output power is only measured with gas or induction AC (corded) motors. Worx lithium powered products were designed with sufficient power to get the job done quickly & easily.
How long does it take to charge the 20 Volt Max battery?
It takes about 2 hours to fully charge each of the included batteries with the included charger. With two, you can keep one on the charger while you work, and monitor your battery’s power level with the built-in power gauge.
Can I use these batteries on my other Worx tools? Can I use other Worx 20V batteries on this tool?
Absolutely! The 4.0Ah 20V Max Lithium batteries included are compatible with over 30 other 20V Max Worx Power Share tools – and if you already have 20V Max Worx batteries, you can use them on the GT Revolution. Power Share lets you share batteries to save money - add versatility to your toolbox for less by adding tools without unnecessary batteries or chargers. See the whole 20v line here.
Are lithium batteries interchangeable with the Ni-Cad?
Our lithium tools and Ni-Cd tools are separate platforms and are not interchangeable. Lithium batteries offer our customers maintenance-free technology without the hassle of managing the memory effect inherent in Ni-Cad batteries.
Does it come pre-assembled?
Each trimmer comes with some minor assembly required, which may take up to 5 minutes per tool. A step-by-step instruction manual is included along with easy assembly instructions. Please have a #2 Phillips head screwdriver on hand when assembling your GT Revolution.
How do I adjust the Auxiliary Handle?
You can adjust the angle of the auxiliary handle as easily as pushing a button. Where the handle meets the shaft of the GT Revolution, there’s an orange button. Push the button and move the handle to the desired position. Release the button to lock it in place.
How do I adjust the angle of the cutting head?
First find the pivot head locking knob, located where the shaft meets the trimmer cutting head and turn it in the “unlock” position. Place the trimmer head on the floor and put your foot on the cutting head. Lift or lower the handle to your preferred angle while stabilizing the head on the ground. The Revolution will click through the positions. Once you’ve found the perfect angle for you, turn the pivot head locking knot back to the “lock” position, and you’re ready to get back at it!
How do I convert the GT from Trimmer to Edger? How do I use the Mini-Mower feature?
Converting your trimmer from Trimmer to Edger, or to a Mini-Mower is quick and easy, just like our GT 2.0.
To turn the cutting head for edging mode, grasp the black part of the shaft just above the cutting head with one hand and the orange locking collar with the other hand. Pull the tool apart, and you’ll feel the parts of the Revolution slide about an inch along the shaft. Twist the hand on the shaft over the cutting head 90 degrees and release. To convert it back to trimming, repeat the steps, but twist 90 degrees in the opposite direction.
To use your Revolution in mini mower mode, use the same cutting head angle you would for trimming. Install the wheels under the safety guard in the position that works best for the area you’re trimming. Adjust the cutting head angle to give you the best ergonomic position and you’re ready to cut!
What’s the Free Spools for Life offer? How do I get them?
Each Worx Revolution Trimmer / Edger / Mini-Mower includes three (3) pre-loaded spools of cutting line to get you started. Extra spools are free of charge in our Free Spools for Life program for as long as you own your trimmer; you just cover the cost of shipping and handling any time you need more! Order additional pre-loaded spools here.
Are the spools available in stores?
Some stores do offer spools for sale in smaller packs, and while these may be the answer if you run out and need them right away, we recommend taking advantage of the Free Spools for Life program benefits included with the purchase of your trimmer.
Can other cutting line be used with the Worx GT Revolution?
Our Double Helix line is specially designed to work with the Worx GT Revolution CommandFeed, and give you a quicker and more efficient cut to help maintain a healthy, professionally groomed lawn. With the purchase of your Worx GT Revolution, you’re automatically enrolled in our Free Spools for Life program. You get free spools pre-loaded with 10 feet of line anytime you need them; just pay shipping and handling for each package of 6. (Order online)
If you decide to use traditional line, the Worx Revolution can accept standard 0.065” cutting line found at any garden or home center and can be wound around our empty spool cartridges. Refer to your owner’s manual for important details about how to wind the line on the spools and keep in mind that with conventional cutting line, CommandFeed may not work as expected.
Can I use the tool without the safety guard? I have experience with other trimmers and will be the only one using it.
The safety guard is an essential part of the tool. Not only does it keep you safe from any debris from the trimming/edging, it also helps regulate the length of the cutting line. Without the safety guard, your Worx GT Revolution will not operate properly and you are at risk for injury.
Are there any precautions I should follow when using the Worx GT 2.0?
Carefully review the owner’s manual for all safety information and guidelines for using the Worx GT Revolution. Follow safety precautions while using any power tools – including wearing safety eyewear, gloves, appropriate shoes & clothing, and keeping hair tied back. See the owner’s manual for complete safety instructions and details.
What is the guarantee/warranty?
If you decide the Worx GT Revolution 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. View more information 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 Revolution? Register now!
Worx batteries are covered by a 1 Year Limited Consumer Warranty and are not eligible for warranty extension.
Parts subject to normal wear and tear are not covered by the tool’s warranty. View more information on our warranty here.
Where can I get replacement parts?
Lose a spool cap cover? Need an extra battery or charger? Many replacement parts are available online under Accessories.