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Worx WG518 Spec Review

The Worx WG518 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 400 CFM at 250 MPH. It features a 12-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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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
BrushlessNo
Amp12 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 2
Features
Cord lock No
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes, metal impeller
Mulching ratio 16:1
Misc
Weight 7.5 lbs
Noise rating 82 dB
Warranty 3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Worx WG518, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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Description

The WORX 2-Speed Electric Leaf Blower, Mulcher & Yard Vacuum is 3 tools in 1, and features a powerful metal impeller that provides an impressive 16:1 mulching ratio. Switch between leaf blowing and vacuuming with one-touch, and experience air speeds up to 250 mph. The electric leaf blower, mulcher & vacuum is lightweight and easy to use, making your yard cleanup a breeze!

Overview of the Worx WG518

The Worx WG518 in use

The Worx WG518

  • Power: This electric leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 250 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Being that it is a corded blower with a 12 Amp motor, the WG518 requires a steady power source and must be plugged in when using it. Note that the power cord might not be included with the blower. Should you wish to obtain one, use our gauge calculator.
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    The Worx WG518 features a 12-amp motor, which works on 120V

    For this unit and this selected length, you should choose an extension cord with an AWG rating of

  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. At 7.5 lbs, the Worx WG518 is within the average weight range of electric handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Not all jobs need full power. The WG518 has 2 speed settings so, you can blow more or less air from the blower depending on the job.
  • Vacuum: The WG518 is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (11.2 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: Its mulching ratio is 16:1, meaning that it will turn 16 bags of soft debris into one bag of mulch. The unit uses a metal impeller.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 82 dB 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.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 250 MPH, which is rather impressive for an electric handheld blower. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman CMEBL7000 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Worx WG518 can reach 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other electric handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Worx WG518 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • Metal impeller
  • High MPH (250 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (7.5 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (82 dB)
  • 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-354-WORX (9679).

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Worx WG518
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    This blower is very powerful I use it in a commercial setting to clean the floor from grain and dust strewn about. I notice the blower whole system seems a little fragile but I love it every time I turn it on to clean the floor. After one year of use it seems to not work anymore not sure what is the problem will try fix the issue maybe is brushes maybe the switch.

    + PROS: Lots of oomph
    - CONS: The fragile body and components for commercial use.
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