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Best Lawn Edger – 2017 Review & Buyer’s Guide

As there are so many power edgers on the market, choosing the right edger that will be the best fit for you and your individual garden needs can be a challenge. So here are some best lawn edger.

1) GreenWorks G-MAX 40V 8-Inch Cordless Pole Saw | 2) Southland SWLE0799 79cc Gas Lawn Edger | 3) McLane 801 5.50GT 9-Inch Gas Powered Lawn Edger | 4) Troy-Bilt TB516 EC 29cc 4-Cycle Wheeled Edger | 5) BLACK+DECKER MTC220 Trimmer/Edger | 6) WORX WG896 12 Amp 2-in-1 Electric Lawn Edger | 7) Hitachi CGPE Stick Edger | 8) WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger | 9) BLACK+DECKER LSTE525 String Trimmer/Edger | 10) BLACK+DECKER LST420 Trimmer and Edger | 11) TrimmerPlus LE720 Edger Attachment | 12) Troy-Bilt TB42 BC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Brushcutter | 13) WORX 20-Volt GT 2.0 String Trimmer/Edger | 14) BLACK+DECKER LE750 12 Amp 2-in-1 Landscape Edger | 15) Ivation 20V 2.0AH Cordless Grass String Trimmer & Edger | 16) Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger | 17) True Temper Dual-Wheel Rotary Edger | 18) BLACK+DECKER GH900 6.5-Amp String Trimmer/Edger | 19) WORX 32-Volt GT2.0 String Trimmer/Edger | 20) Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Trimmer/Edger |

Choosing the Right Power Lawn Edger for Your Garden

Before you buy your new lawn edger there are five gardening/mechanical specifications to look out for.

1. Size of your garden

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes people can have trouble with their power tools as they purchase a tool that is not suited for their garden. So consider these questions.

  • Do you have a small yard that is easy to maintain?
  • Does your medium-sized garden have an irregular shape?
  • Do you have a large garden that has a lot of pathways, a wide driveway, circular flower beds and veggie patches?

If you have a small lawn an electric pole single-wheel edger will get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you have a medium to large-sized garden that has a lot of area to cover, meandering pathways, large flower beds, and a wide driveway with a raised curb, then a gas or battery-powered walk-behind multi-wheel edger is the best choice.

2. Power source

Electric (corded)

Electric (corded) edgers are the ideal choice for smaller sized gardens that require minimal maintenance as they are designed to be lightweight and are easy to maneuver in tight spots, and they are usually cheaper as well. They are environmentally friendly, and you do not have to worry about using the right amount of oil or working with nasty fumes.

Electric edgers are easy to start, you just plug the edger into the power outlet and you can get straight to work on turning your garden into a work of art. Electric edgers are especially ideal for suburban life as they are usually quieter than gas-powered models.

The downside of using an electric edger is that they are not portable and they have a limited edging range, so you have to stay close to to a power outlet or use an extension-cord.

If you are looking for a simple and effective way of edging and trimming your garden and lawn, then choose an electric edger.


If you are looking for a portable and environmentally friendly option, then look no further than a battery-powered edger. Battery-powered edgers are ideal for medium-sized gardens.. They do not require any fuel and you do not have to worry about tripping over a cord. Most battery-powered edgers have a strong lithium-ion battery that gives you good battery life and can be charged quickly.

The down-side of a battery-powered edger is that the battery life will depend on the size of your yard, and you will have to recharge the battery. So, if you have a lot of garden maintenance to do, it is a good idea to purchase a second battery.

Battery-powered edgers are also easy on the ears as well. In addition to their portability , emission free and reduced noise advantages, your operational costs will be quite minimal in comparison with electric (corded) or gas-powered models.


Gas-powered edgers are the best option for a medium to large sized garden or property that requires a lot of garden maintenance. Gas power will give you a more cleaner and precise cut with just one pass as opposed to an electric edger. They are generally more powerful, are easier to start, they run more smoothly and get the job done quickly. They are powered by either a two-cycle engine or a four-cycle engine.

Four-cycle engines work the best for heavy-duty edging, and the engine is better for environment. You do not have to worry about having to add engine oil. Also, this type of engine is heavier.

Two-cycle engines require a mix of fuel, but they weigh less than a four-cycle engine.

The downside of gas-powered models is that they are more expensive, they emit fumes, and can be noisy. Also, some gas-powered edgers are be labelled CARB compliant, which means they can be used in California.

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