WORX is a line of lawn and garden equipment and power tools owned and distributed by the Positec Tool Corporation, a manufacturing company based in Suzhou, China with North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The brand is known primarily for its lawn and garden tools like trimmers, lawn mowers, and chainsaws. In North America, WORX products can be found at numerous major retailers including Lowe’s, Walmart, The Home Depot, Canadian Tire, and Costco. The brand is also sold on other continents, such as in Europe.
The Positec Tool Corporation was founded in Suzhou, China by Don Gao in 1994. For most of its early years, Positec sold OEM power tools to companies and brands like Black & Decker. Gao wanted to branch out by creating a line of lawn and garden equipment using his own branding. Positec launched early versions of WORX tools in China in 2004. One of the first WORX products sold was an electronic lawn trimmer called the WORX GT.
The WORX brand is composed of numerous lawn and garden tools. The brand’s flagship product was the WORX GT, a lightweight electric trimmer. Updated iterations of the WORX GT continue to be made and sold by Positec. WORX is also known for selling items like lawn mowers and chainsaws. It offers cordless electric lawn mowers that run exclusively on battery power and have zero carbon emissions. In 2014, WORX released a fully robotic lawn mower (dubbed the “WORX Landroid”) that will mow the lawn, returning to a charging station if the battery begins to run low. The Worx JawSaw is a chainsaw with a partially enclosed blade that is designed for safety.