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
Tighter.
Motorized bit lock/unlock, with 30%
more bit holding torque. Automatically
centers bits with just one hand.
Smarter.
Stop your screws automatically with no damage.
Any screw, any material.
Easier.
Drill on hard surfaces without slipping.
Remove worn-head screws with ease.
Why choose Ai drill?
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20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
20V Ai Drill
Innovations
Ordinary Drill
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Bitlock™
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Quickly and easily swap out bits, then you’re back to work. Bits are self-centered and secured 30% tighter than tightening manually.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
Safe drive
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
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
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
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
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
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
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
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.
Sidekick Portable Work Table
GET TO KNOW THE Ai DRILL
The First Drill with Autopilot
Automated Chuck for Fast, Secure Bit Changes
Trigger Activated LED Light Increases Visibility And Safety
Remove and Prevent Stripped Screws with No Slipping
Enables Smarter Drilling By Constantly Monitoring Torque
Long-lasting Lithium Power With Runtime Indicator
What's in the box?
20V Ai DRILL AND DRIVER
WORX CARRYING BAG
*20V MAX LITHIUM BATTERY
*20V Battery Charger
DOUBLE-ENDED BIT (PH2/SL5.5)
*20V MAX LITHIUM BATTERY AND 20V BATTERY CHARGER NOT INCLUDED WHEN PURCHASING Ai DRILL TOOL ONLY, WX178L.9
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.

Innovation to Creation

THE MAKING OF Ai DRILL

The WORX culture is one of constantly pushing the envelope in a quest for innovations other companies don't dare to pursue. Our engineers sought to usher in the wave of cognification in power tools – where artificial intelligence and software make tools easier to use and completely transform how tools are designed and built. Check out the video to learn more about how the Ai Drill is one of the first of these "smart tools."

Check out the video to learn more.

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.
20V Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
The First Drill
With An Autopilot
Tighter.
Motorized bit lock/unlock, with 30% more bit holding torque. Bits are automatically centered.
Smarter.
Stop your screws automatically with no damage. Any screw, any material.
Easier.
Drill on hard surfaces without slipping. Remove worn-head screws with ease.
Start Smart
Finish Strong
20V Cordless 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 Cordless Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | WORX
ELIMINATE DAMAGE
Power drills typically cause damage to surfaces by driving screws past flush. SafeDrive delivers the exact amount of torque necessary to drive into almost any material or surface, then lapses into Pulse Assist mode once it’s flush.
20V Cordless 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 Cordless 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.

Innovation to Creation

THE MAKING OF THE Ai DRILL

The WORX culture is one of constantly pushing the envelope in a quest for innovations other companies don't dare to pursue. Our engineers sought to usher in the wave of cognification in power tools – where artificial intelligence and software make tools easier to use and completely transform how tools are designed and built. Check out the video to learn more about how the Ai Drill is one of the first of these "smart tools."

Check out the video to learn more.

20V Cordless Ai Drill & Driver - WX178L | 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 ShareTM, only from WORX.

SPECS & MANUALS
Technical Specifications
  • Rated Voltage
    20V MAX
  • No-Load Speed
    0-800/min
  • Chuck Capacity
    3/8"
  • Max Torque
    180 in-lbs
  • Max Drilling Capacity
    3/8" Steel
  • 1" Wood
  • Machine Weight
    2.9 lbs
  • Warranty
    3 Years
WHAT'S INCLUDED
You're Getting
  • (1) - 20V Ai Drill & Driver
  • (1) - 20V MAX Lithium Battery
  • (1) - 20V Battery Charger
  • (1) - Double-Ended Bit (PH2/SL5.5)
FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Does this come with a battery?

Yes, this model includes 1 battery.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyes1bd-sYE

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 4.9 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am glad I bought this drill. Excellent power and long battery life. Would recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Product from WORX Much more powerful than the drill it was replacing. I like the pulse drive and the ease of locking in the bits. The light adds to the work space. Another great WORX product.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very intelligent!! I purchased this as an anniversary gift for my husband. He is in LOVE with it! He loves that he does not have to tighten the bits himself. I would highly recommend as it is very intelligent.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick setup time, so easy to use I got this drill a few months back and wanted to really put it to the test before writing a review. I took it out of the box and quickly figured out how to start using it, despite the instructions not being well written (and difficult to interpret). With this drill, I assembled two 4-drawer dressers, 2 night stands, and installed 2 towel bars. The dressers & night stands are made of particle board, and with this drill, I didn't have to worry about drilling it too far and cracking it. It was also used to hang a cat scratcher from the wall, drilled into a stud. It worked beautifully as expected. And to top it off, the 20V Power Share program makes it really easy to use the battery with other Worx products too!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great drill I received a Worx 20V Max AI Drill as a contest winner. Comparing my current Black and Decker 18V drill, the Worx Max is more compact and lighter by almost a pound. The AI feature is pretty handy and the drilling power is phenomenal. I tried using a 3” bore hole cutter with the Worx drill and the torque of the drill spun right out of my double handed grip. The power is there and the battery is extremely small. The quick collar bit feature is clever but needs to go back to the drawing board. The bit can still get locked in crooked and you have to center it almost every time for a straight and secure bit lock. It does lock tightly however. The auto trigger light is handy as well and helps with sight in low lit areas. The drill does not have the typical bit holder that most cordless drills have which is kind of a bummer. The pulse assist is great. I’m curious how the brushless motor will do in the long term and I was able to use the drill for 2 days of hard drilling before it began to show signs of needing a charge. Overall, this drill is a beast and I would recommend it to all. Especially at the price point it is at. It’s a great product and comes with a sturdy cloth bag, battery, charger and instructions.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great drill. Plenty of power and super easy to use. I am switching over to everything i have to Worx products.
Date published: 2017-10-11
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