Like most of the Worx lawn tools, the premise behind the Worx Air WG541 is a good one: create a lightweight, battery powered leaf blower that costs under $100. Provide it with an ergonomic design and make it quick and easy to charge. Sounds good right? Unfortunately, like with some of the other Worx lawn equipment I have used in the past, the Worx WG541 leaf blower just doesn’t live up to its billing.
My Worx WG541 Review:
When you receive the Worx WG541 in the mail, most likely you will be excited with your purchase and confident that you made the right choice. In the box you will receive the blower, a battery pack, a battery charger, and a handy wall mount rack. When you first take everything out of the box, one of the first things you will notice is how light the blower is, weighing in at under five pounds.
The blower is built with “ErgoSum Design Technology”, which is intended to make the blower more comfortable and easy to use. While it sounds like a nice, fancy term, I found the Worx WG541 no more comfortable than other handheld blowers I have used in the past.
One thing I definitely did like was the included wall mount rack. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite things about the blower. I think other lawn equipment companies should consider including a wall mount rack with their leaf blowers. It is not an expensive piece, but it can make it very easy and convenient to store your new blower. It is also better than leaving it on the ground or some other area where your blower can be susceptible to damage.
Finally, you get to the battery pack and charger. The battery takes just one hour to charge, which is less than many other comparable rechargeable leaf blowers available today. In addition, if you have other Worx lawn tools, the batteries are universal and can be switched out from tool to tool.
So good, so far. However, this is where things started to go down hill. After attaching the battery, the blower started without issue. It had about as much blowing power as I was expecting for a battery powered unit. For the record, Worx does state that the WG541 is intended for blowing off patios, driveways, decks, and other hard surfaces. So it is not intended for leaf cleanup duties.
However, the length of time the Worx WG541 blower stayed charged was where I had the major issue. The blower began to die after around six to seven minutes of use. That isn’t long enough to accomplish much of anything. While one hour is a relatively short charge time, it’s not short enough when you are only getting around seven minutes out of the blower.
After reading others reviews online, I found several others having the same issue. The blower just would not stay charged long enough. In fact, the blower received an average of 2.5 stars, one of the lowest overall ratings I had seen.
A number of customers said that they contacted Worx customer service about the issue. Worx in return sent them a new battery. Unfortunately, it was reported that it was just more of the same. The new battery would only last as long as the old one.
There are several other battery powered leaf blowers that you can choose from that will provide you better results than the Worx WG541. I recommend the Black & Decker NS118. Not only is it a better blower, but it costs over $10 less.