When it comes to lawn and garden equipment, Black & Decker is a name you know and trust. This Black & Decker LE750 Edge Hog 2-1/4 HP Electric Landscape Edger certainly lives up to the name, an 11 amp motor that is rated at 2/1/2 horsepower. It has a 4700 RPM blade rotational speed which is as good as many gas powered edgers.
It comes with a 7 1/2-inch cutting blade, a three position depth of cut adjustment, and the head will allow you to convert between edging and trenching duties. This is one simple and easy to use edger that will give you precise control over any edging duty you have for it. And it does all of this at one of the most competitive prices on this list. With a two year warranty, you can't go wrong with this Black & Decker model for any of your edging or landscaping needs.
As much as I don't want to say we have a toss up here, the GreenWorks 27032 12 Amp Corded Edger is almost as good as the #1 rated Black & Decker unit. This GreenWorks model has a 7 1/2-inch blade, has an adjustable cutting depth, a telescopic handle, and it’s covered by a four year warranty.
This edger has a larger 12 amp motor but curiously, it is only rated at 2 horsepower as opposed to the Black and Deckers LE750’s 2 1/2 horse rating. In truth, you could switch one above the other and it wouldn't make that much of a difference. Perhaps the choice of color would, with the Black and Decker model coming to you in orange while the GreenWorks comes in mint green.
The Worx WG895 7-1/2-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Edger/Trencher is a very capable edger in its own right, and it doubles as a trencher for added versatility. It has a three position depth adjustment and features a big 12 amp motor for even the most difficult edging jobs.
The blade spins at 4700 RPM which is comparable to many gas edgers, and the 12 amp motor assures you there’s enough power for any edging or trenching chore. It has a telescopic handle that will fit the height of virtually any user. It weighs slightly more than either of the two edgers above it on this list, and also costs more. Taking price into consideration, the Worx WG895 7-1/2-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Edger/Trencher falls to 3rd on this list.
The HOMELITE UT45100 8" 12 Amp 2-In-1 Electric Lawn Edger/Trencher Landscape is another terrific corded edger on this list. It performs as well as any of the others, and it can convert from an edger to a trencher. The Homelite has a 12 amp motor that spins an eight inch blade, which makes it the largest blade on this list. The blade depth can be variably adjusted, the handle telescopes and it even has a built-in debris blower that blows cutting debris out and away from the blade.
This is another solid edger and convertible trencher that could be rated higher. It does everything all of the others do, but it weighs slightly more at a slightly higher price. Truthfully, if you are partial to the Homelite name and you don't mind paying a few extra bucks, this edger is as good as they come.
Mclane Battery Powered Edger Trimmer
If you want the only true battery powered edger on the market, than the Mclane Battery Powered Edger Trimmer is your only alternative. The Mclane name means it is built like a tank and will last longer than your lawn will, but the price is up to 10 times some of the lower cost units on this list. But battery powered means it's extremely portable, and you won't be tethered to a cord.
Most importantly, it delivers between 90 minutes and 120 minutes of run time, and that should be enough power for virtually any city and most suburban lawns. It has an easily lowered three blade edger, and an adjustment so the blade can be tilted to virtually any angle which makes incredibly precise cuts. At nine inches in width, it will go as deep as the other selections. It rides on ball bearing wheels, and the head rotates to turn it into a trimmer, making it incredibly versatile and functional.
The McLane 4G-7-P 9-Inch 4HP Honda Gas Powered Lawn Edger (CARB Compliant) is the best edger you may never have heard of. The company has been around since 1946, and this is as close to a professional edger that a consumer can get. This is one incredibly functional edger that comes with a four HP Honda four cycle engine. That means no gas and oil mixing hassle, and it also means bullet proof Honda power reliability.
It's a bit heavy, clocking in at around 60 pounds or so, but it’s built like a tank to get the job done right. Fully adjustable for height and depth, this edger is California C.A.R.B. compliant, perfect if you live out west. You'll have to pay extra for a curb wheel, but the nine inch blade will give you precise and deep cuts when required. It even converts to a horizontal trimmer when needed. This is the best edger for the money, backed by a two year warranty.
With its 6 horsepower Subaru engine as reliable as the day is long, the Ariens 986101 169cc Gas 9 in. Wheeled Lawn Edger is C.A.R.B. compliant for use in California, and the four cycle engine means no gas or oil mixing either. It also turns into a horizontal trimmer when the need arises, just like the top rated model.
The 9-inch blade makes deep cuts, features a twin-grip handle and the one-touch lever easily lowers the blade. It weighs in at 72 pounds, so this edger may be a bit less maneuverable for some, but it comes with a two year warranty and. Although not inexpensive, it is a high quality edger that will last a lifetime of use.
If you are looking for the best bang for the buck edger, than the Sears Craftsman 29cc Wheeled Edger w/ Speed Start is what you want because for most suburban and city lawns, you just don't need anything more than this model. The 29cc engine puts out about 1 1/2 horsepower, but it's a 4 cycle engine so you never have to mix gas and oil. The nine inch blade gives you the same precise and deep cuts as the big boys, but this baby weighs only a bit more than 20 pounds, which makes it the lightest and easiest to handle edger here.
Granted, there aren’t many bells and whistles, but this is the least expensive edger listed, and does at least have a full two year warranty. What it does have is the Craftsman Incredi-Pull Starting System, which makes starting easy as well as a power port where you can attach a drill and use it like an electric starter; that makes this edger more convenient to start than any of the others we’ve listed.
Cub Cadet LE 100 (9") 159cc Lawn Edger
If you want a good edger at a good price, than check out the Cub Cadet LE 100 (9”) 159cc Lawn Edger. It rides on ball bearing wheels. The five horsepower engine gives you enough power for even the toughest edging jobs, but it’s a bit on the heavy side at 65 pounds. The four cycle engine means no mixing oil and gas, and the 9-inch tri-cut blade gives a very precise cut. It can't be used as a trimmer, so it's versatility is a bit compromised but overall this is a decent edger for the price and has the best warranty on our list at three years.
Nothing really fancy here, if you just want a good basic edger for your lawn, it's hard to beat the Yard Machines 25B-520J000 148cc Gas Edger with an engine which puts out about four horsepower, so there’s adequate power. The price is on the lower end of edgers, yet you'll still get a quality Briggs and Stratton engine and a 2 year warranty.The nine inch blade makes good deep cuts, and at 60 pounds, it is fairly lightweight. Once again, for most suburban lawns, you just don't need more of an edger than this one. And considering price and functionality, this could have rated as the best bang for the buck model.
With a run time of about 45 minutes, the Recharge Tools (10") 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger will take care of your basic edging tasks. It has an innovative poly-plastic blade that will allow you to do deeper and more precision edging than just using a string line as well as a fold out wheel for more precise balance when edging.
At six pounds it’s lightweight, the blade is easy to replace by sliding it in or out, and it also comes with a full 90 day exchange warranty if it fails to perform as advertised. This unit is as close to a genuine dedicated edger that can be found using a battery for power so if your main intent is to get a battery powered edger, this is the one for you.
For 40 volt power and a nearly 30 minute run time, the WORX WG168 40-volt Lithium Cordless Grass Trimmer and Edger will get the job done. It’s a variable speed unit so you can extend run time by using it in the low setting, or when extra edging power is needed, turn it up all the way.
Weighing less than eight pounds, it’s easy to maneuver around. It comes with a fold-out metal guide to keep you on track during your edging chores, an adjustable handle and an automatic line feed system.. The battery is Energy Star certified, and this unit comes with a three year warranty.
If you like Black and Decker products, this Black & Decker LST400 12-Inch Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger, 20-volt is for you. With a two position speed switch, you can opt for power or a longer run time up to one hour. There’s also a rotating head that easily converts from a trimmer to an edger, and it comes with a usable wheel for edging control.
Additionally, you get an automatic feeding spool, and the handle is fully adjustable. This is one of the few battery powered trimmers with a transmission that sends maximum power to the spinning head and the battery will work with other B&D powered tools. Covered by a two year warranty, this is the best bang for your buck unit on this list.
Ryobi Model #RY40210A 40V String Trimmer/Edger
The Ryobi Model #RY40210A 40V String Trimmer/Edger makes this list because it packs the most punch with its 40 volt Lithium battery. Weighing in at nine pounds, it’s a bit heavier than most, but this is the only unit here that may rival a small gas powered type. The pivoting head rotates between trimming and edging, and it has an auto-feed head along with a variable speed trigger to provide power when you need it or a longer run time when you don't.
This cordless edger is exceptionally well balanced to limit fatigue during use, has a guide wheel for precision edging, and is rated at being able to trim/edge a one acre plot of land on a single charge. This is the most expensive edger/trimmer on the list but it comes with a three year warranty. If you’re looking for bragging rights, this is the cordless edger for you.
Craftsman 40-Volt 12" Cordless String Trimmer and Edger
For all of you Craftsman lovers out there, the Craftsman 40-Volt 12" Cordless String Trimmer and Edger is one of the best edger/trimmers there is. The 40 volt battery gives a solid 30 minute run time, and it has a variable speed trigger to optimize power or efficiency, whichever one you need at the moment. The one-touch pivoting head lets you switch from an edger to a trimmer quickly and easily.
It has a guide wheel to keep your edging chores right and precise while weighing less than seven pounds, so it’s easy to carry and maneuver. This is a solid unit, but also one of the highest priced edger/trimmers on the list. However, it’s a quality unit and with a four year warranty it’s one of the best available.