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WORX WG430 Electric Leaf Mulcher (2023 Update)

The Worx WG430 13A electric leaf mulcher is a product you didn’t know you needed. This is not a want. It’s a need. Perhaps the most interesting product of the year comes from WORX. 

The WORX WG430 13 AMP Electric Leaf Mulcher is basically a blender on stilts. This thing is so cool! I haven’t seen a product like this before my mom sent me one for Christmas. I was skeptical at first but after I got this bad boy fired up I was hooked. 

Come along as we take a look at what makes this product so special! 

Make sure you check out our YouTube channel for a full video review of this product as well! 

Let’s get started:

WORX wg430 leaf mulcher
Blender on stilts as they say.

Why we review lawn tools

The reason we started this website in the first place was because we had so much trouble trying to find reasonable, understandable, honest reviews for lawn equipment. And it’s not cheap! After hours and hours of research, trying products and returning them, and messing up our yards – we started this site. 

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How we test some of our products.

As people who had to learn the hard way, we want you to know exactly what you are signing up for before you purchase a piece of equipment. That’s why we are committed to providing honest, easy-to-understand reviews that mean something.

WORX products

Who is WORX? Are they misspelling my 9 to 5? Nope, Worx has been quietly chipping away at  the market share that John Deere, Stihl and others have held for so many decades. They have found a niche in electric and battery-powered lawn tools. 

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I mean what in tarnation.

They offer low price, medium-to-high quality products that….”Worx”. WORX is super popular on places like Amazon, but also has a presence in some of the big box stores. Worx started off in lawn equipment and took off like a rocket, but are now transitioning into new products. One hallmark of Worx’ brand is that of innovation. And let me tell you – the leaf mulcher is innovative.

Worx and their electric equipment are some of the most “electric” lawn tools on the market. You can check out their trimmer, robotic lawn mower, and pole saw reviews that we wrote as well.

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Worx is a nice brand.

For example, the WORX 13 AMP Electric Leaf Mulcher has 4,131 reviews on Amazon. That’s quite a few reviews about an obscure product like a leaf mulcher. A LOT of people are buying this mulcher – and for a good reason (we will get to that in a minute).

What should I look for in an electric leaf mulcher?

Let’s face it, you probably didn’t even know this product existed, so you probably have no idea what makes one better than the rest. Right? I’ve actually researched these quite a bit and there’s a few things that I think are important when thinking about acquiring one of these helicopter things. Displayed below are the top three things I’d look for when on the market for a leaf mulcher.

Powerful mulching capability

  • It’s always about power, baby. We live in a day and age where we need things done quickly and efficiently. The last thing you want on a nice cool spring or fall afternoon is to collect all your leaves and get them set up by your leaf mulcher. Only to have to sit there feeding small little handfuls of leaves into the machine because you can’t overload it or it’ll crap out on you. It’s important that the tool has enough power to blend up the leaves into nice little pieces to maximize the space saving capability this type of product provides. 
  • You can also use the Leaf Mulcher as a way to create fertilizer that is an organic alternative to Miracle-Gro!

Durability and lasting past one Fall

  • Right behind power is the need for this type of tool to stand the test of time. This is the type of product that usually stays on for a long period of time as you collect more leaves to add to the grinder. This tool could easily overheat and quit on you if it’s not durable enough. It also will be beat around a good bit with sticks and moving around the yard. It could easily fall over in your shed or something so it’s got to be made with good material.

Comfort and Ease of Use

  • There are quite a few things that could be bundled into this category but it’s important. How hard is it to turn on? How tall does it stand? How difficult is it to add and remove bags? How wide of an opening does it have? These are important questions to ask when you’re thinking about purchasing this piece of equipment.  

WORX WG430 13 AMP Electric Leaf Mulcher: Feature Review

Honestly, this is probably one of the most unique and interesting products I own. I think it’s so cool. It’s quite the conversation starter with the neighbors. I will say that essentially a weed eater flipped upside down on top of stilts can pose a bit of a safety risk, but as long as you’re smart about where you put your french fry holders you should be good to go.  So before we start, please please please wear some heavy duty gloves while operating. 

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Just drop the leaves in.

We spent a couple of hours researching this product and comparing it to others. But there is no replacement for owning the product and using it regularly throughout the Fall months (which we have). We can tell you from first hand experience, this thing rocks.

Power on the Worx WG430 

The WORX WG430 13 AMP Electric Leaf Mulcher has, you guessed it, a 13 AMP motor. This motor provides enough power to shred up to 53 gallons of leaves per minute. Honestly, that is such an absurd statistic to me. How in the world did they measure that? They would’ve had to have TONS of leaves to build enough of a dataset to measure that. What does a gallon of leaves even look like? Does it taste like chocolate milk? Bizarre way to measure IMO opinion. But hey, we’re here for it. 

Whatever gets the job done, and boy does this get the job done. I grinded up my backyard’s leaves in a fraction of the time and space it would’ve taken me to bag them by hand. Seriously, normally it takes me about 4 hours to actually bag up all the leaves. This took me about an hour because this guy straight SHREDS. 

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Me to my wife after I finish mulching leaves for two hours.

Durability of Worx leaf mulchers

When I first fired this alien spaceship looking thing up I thought, “there’s no way this thing lasts. This will have to overheat.” But alas, I was wrong! The Worx WG430 has a clean air motor cooling system. What does that mean? This means that cool air is filtered and pushed through the motor to keep the internal components nice and chilly. 

The WG430 also boasts a “blade-less mulching system.” How does that work? It’s basically weed eater line attached to a spinning top. If you had an actual metal blade in that thing, the minute you accidentally throw a rock in that it would most likely break and cause you to install a whole new blade. With this using plast line, if something unfortunate like that happens, you just have to add some new line. Just like you do with your trimmer. So while this may sound like a headache, it actually saves you in the long run.

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It has some nice trimmer line inside.

The feeder system to this is made out of a super thick and durable plastic so you know it can hold up to the tree garbage you throw it’s way. After hours of use, mine barely has a scratch on it. 

This also breaks down super easy which makes storage a breeze. Which is great because this is a bit of a bulky product when it’s all put together in my opinion. 

Comfort and Ease of Use

The Worx WG430 leaf mulcher is perhaps the very definition of comfort. Instead of having to open up and awkwardly cram in leaves into a bag like a goober as your husband or wife stands there laughing at you as the leaves invariably blow away in the wind and you start crying and her or she tells you to pack your bags and leave, you can quickly and easily shred them and have them fall straight into a bag right below the apparatus. Seriously though, the sheer concept of this machine revolves around comfort.

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It’s super easy to drop in.

The height is an appropriate height for most people. It stands about 3 to 4 feet off the ground so it’s right in line with where it should be for safe #ergonomics. This allows for minimum strain on the back muscles. 

To operate is a breeze. Add a bag below the opening. Turn it on. It spins. Fast. You add leaves. It shreds. It dumps shredded leaves into bag. You continue to add leaves until the bag is full. Turn off and change bags. Wha lah. Simple as that.   

Alternatives to the WORX leaf mulcher

There are definitely some copy cats out there. One thing that distinguishes the Worx 13 A leaf mulcher is the aforementioned trimmer line inside instead of a blade. This thing is definitely built to last.

As folks who personally own and use this leaf mulcher on the reg (regular for you boomers), we can say it works really well.

The Official Review: The WORX WG430 13 AMP Electric Leaf Mulcher

As I said in the intro. You didn’t know you needed this product. We’re here to tell you, you need this product. I promise you, if you have even a couple shade trees in your yard you’ll thank us for this. This guy will run you about $150 bucks on Amazon, but the time and bags you save using this super cool product will more than pay off in the long run. 

This is not a want, this is a NEED. Grab the Worx WG430 today on Amazon and get shredding.


Alex K

Alex is a lawn tool enthusiast who cut his teeth as a normal Joe lawn dad. After burning through expensive, fancy tools, Alex became dedicated to finding the best tools on the planet. He is now a leading expert on electric lawn tools, quoted in the Washington Post among other publications.