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Characteristics Of The Worx WG518

The Worx WG518 is an electric handheld leaf blower delivering 400 CFM at 250 MPH. It features a vacuum with mulching capacity and a 12 Amp engine.
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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 400
MPH Up to 250
Blowing Force N/A

Engine

Make N/A
Amp 12 Amp
Voltage 120 V
Speed Settings 2

Features

Cordless No
Cord Lock No
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching Ratio 16:1

Misc

Weight 7.5 lbs
Noise Rating 82 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

Overview of the Worx WG518

  • Power: The Worx WG518 is an electric leaf blower with a maximum air volume rating of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 250 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 12 Amp engine, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. Please note that some manufacturers don’t include the cord with the unit. If this is the case, or if you’re looking to buy a backup, please use our [caldera_form_modal id="CF5ac63299ac22a" width="400"]gauge calculator[/caldera_form_modal] to ensure you’re buying the right cord for your blower.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. All told, it weighs 7.5 lbs — the Worx WG518 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest electric handheld leaf blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its 2 speed settings, the Worx WG518 allows the user to adjust the air output to the task in hand.
  • Vacuum: It features a vacuum allowing it to suck up leaf and debris once the sweeping job is complete.
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 16:1, this mulcher can reliably pulp 16 bags of waste (such as leaves and other debris) into 1 bag of mulch.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 82 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

The Worx WG518's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Worx WG518 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 250 MPH. This puts the WG518 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in electric handheld leaf blowers – it's actually the blower expelling the fastest air!
  • Regarding its power, the airflow of the Worx WG518 can reach 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other electric handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Toro PowerJet™ F700 51624 with 725 CFM).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • High MPH (250 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable Noise (82 dB)
  • Decent Weight (7.5 lbs)
  • Decent CFM (400 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cord lock mechanism

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About Worx

Worx is a Chinese company that makes power tools and other equipment for lawn and garden applications. The brand is owned by the Positec Tool Corporation and has a strong presence in both China and the United States. In 2011, the British home improvement magazine DIY Week gave Worx the “Product of the Year Award” for its TriVac leaf blower/vacuum and Eco cordless lawn mower.

Warranty Information

The Worx WG518 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Worx blowers, please consult Worx's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-354-WORX (9679)
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