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£10 off a range of WORX workshop and garden tools, direct from Positecworx on eBay. That's up to 20% off
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£10 off a range of WORX workshop and garden tools, direct from Positecworx on eBay. That's up to 20% off

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Posted 28th May

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There's currently £10 off a range of 21 different WORX workshop and garden tools when you buy direct from the importer, Positecworx, via their ebay shop. This represents up to a 20% saving depending on the original price of the item.

The majority are cordless tools on the excellent 'Power Share' platform. My own experience of WORX tools has been very good (top end DIY quality in my view) and I've had fast delivery from Positecworx.

These deals from Positecworx tend to end suddenly without notice so if any items catch your eye I'd recommending ordering without delay.
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Tempted by the reciprocating saw.
CoeK28/05/2020 10:36

Tempted by the reciprocating saw.


I have their previous model and it's excellent. This is a great price with battery and charger included.
I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top end DIY at all. They are competent at what they do, but are no better than the Parkside/Ferrex branded gear from Lidl and Aldi, both of which are usually cheaper although not as readily available.
Rob_Webb28/05/2020 11:04

I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top …I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top end DIY at all. They are competent at what they do, but are no better than the Parkside/Ferrex branded gear from Lidl and Aldi, both of which are usually cheaper although not as readily available.


It's the battery swapping that makes it work better for me.
CoeK28/05/2020 11:17

It's the battery swapping that makes it work better for me.


Every brand does this now pretty much, it locks you into their product.
Rob_Webb28/05/2020 11:22

Every brand does this now pretty much, it locks you into their product.


Yeh it works. I already have some works stuff so am more inclined to buy more.

I'm not really a heavy user though, only garden tools for me. If I was more handy I'd invest in expensive stuff.
Rob_Webb28/05/2020 11:04

I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top …I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top end DIY at all. They are competent at what they do, but are no better than the Parkside/Ferrex branded gear from Lidl and Aldi, both of which are usually cheaper although not as readily available.



Of note to those interested - positecworx makes the parkside/ferrex gear as well. The battery chargers are less “smart” on charging, the batteries are also not compatible despite being identical because of plastic lugs blocking the mounting across platforms. I’ve no idea of the internal are comparable or if they downgrade the plastic or metal components.

I’m a Dewalt user but use worx for my home gardening equipment because they are loads cheaper and don’t get abused as much. Worx gear is good for DIY and competent for more, within limitation.
X3R3S28/05/2020 11:37

Of note to those interested - positecworx makes the parkside/ferrex gear …Of note to those interested - positecworx makes the parkside/ferrex gear as well. The battery chargers are less “smart” on charging, the batteries are also not compatible despite being identical because of plastic lugs blocking the mounting across platforms. I’ve no idea of the internal are comparable or if they downgrade the plastic or metal components. I’m a Dewalt user but use worx for my home gardening equipment because they are loads cheaper and don’t get abused as much. Worx gear is good for DIY and competent for more, within limitation.


I think it's only the older Aldi stuff which is 'almost compatible' though they do seem to have more than one battery platform going under the Ferrex branding, including their 20v/40v range (a confusing mess really). I don't think the Parkside stuff is compatible at all though maybe it is made by the same company. Older Erbauer, JCB and Titan stuff IS compatible with WORX but not the newer ranges; also Guild but now that is Argos only (was Homebase too) they don't offer spare batteries anyway.

I bought a Ferrex mini circular saw a while back hoping it was compatible and the warranty and helpline was with Positecworx so I phoned and had a chat with a tech about compatibility. I could see that physical compatibility could be achieved by removing a small lug on the battery but there are fewer live connections on the Ferrex battery terminals. I was told the charging is less 'smart' and the cells are of a lower quality. Anyway, the saw was very low powered so I returned it.

Anyway, much as I love a bargain and cheating the system I've decided it's not worth the hassle and risk of messing with the lower quality (than WORX) Aldi stuff; it would invalidate the warranty anyway. I think the Aldi tools are good for the price but not fully WORX spec and it's a limited range. Just keep an eye on the Positecworx ebay shop and there are good deals there from time to time.
X3R3S28/05/2020 11:37

Of note to those interested - positecworx makes the parkside/ferrex gear …Of note to those interested - positecworx makes the parkside/ferrex gear as well. The battery chargers are less “smart” on charging, the batteries are also not compatible despite being identical because of plastic lugs blocking the mounting across platforms. I’ve no idea of the internal are comparable or if they downgrade the plastic or metal components. I’m a Dewalt user but use worx for my home gardening equipment because they are loads cheaper and don’t get abused as much. Worx gear is good for DIY and competent for more, within limitation.


Not all of it is made by Positec, some of it is rebadged Scheppach.

Regardless it's horses for courses, if the Worx stuff works(hur hur) for you then go for it. I'd prefer to either spend more on a decent bit of Dewalt/Makita/MilwaukeeFestool(!)/Mafell/etc kit or less on something semi-disposable from Lidl/Aldi. It's kind of got to the point where people support tool brands like sports team though, so just use whatever works for your use case

EDIT: As if to get it's revenge on me for this, my Worx grass strimmer just spat out the last bit of line from it's spool as I was halfway round the edge of the grass. *shakes fist at tool gods*
Edited by: "Rob_Webb" 28th May
I've got the impact driver and use it regularly, given it loads of abuse and it takes it well, great piece of kit.
Rob_Webb28/05/2020 11:04

I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top …I've got a couple of different Worx tools, I wouldn't say they were top end DIY at all. They are competent at what they do, but are no better than the Parkside/Ferrex branded gear from Lidl and Aldi, both of which are usually cheaper although not as readily available.


As others have mentioned they're not all made by positec. It really depends on what you buy. The cheaper worx ranges (e.g. a drill or impact driver with batteries and charger for less than £60) will probably be on par with the likes of Parkside. Suitable for light DIY.

However their higher end ranges, often brushless are definitely more top end DIY. I've a lot of their tools which have got a a good testing on the farm and I've had no issues other than a small fault with the drill which was replaced with a brand new one under warranty.

A family member borrowed my worx cordless grinder and was impressed. He bought a parkside one from Lidl but it was no use. I definitely wouldn't say that all their tools are on the same level.

They hold their value really well too. I've just sold that angle grinder as I've ordered the new brushless version (currently on offer for £79.99). I bought the old one from Argos for £55 when it was on offer, about 3.5 years ago. Sold on eBay last night for £72.
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