[TOP 10] Best Lawn Edgers As Of Mid-2019

Best Lawn Edgers As Of Mid-2019

In a world where beauty exists, we constantly find ourselves trying to claim some for ourselves. Whether it be art, music, fashion, or even landscaping, people are always wanting to bless their lives with something that makes them smile. And why shouldn’t we? We all live very stressful lives; aren’t we entitled to have a little beauty every once in a while?

We certainly believe so!

That’s why we take great delight in presenting this guide to the top ten best lawn edgers on the market!

What Kind of Lawn Edgers Can I Choose From?

As of mid-2019, there are only three types of lawn edgers sold on the market. This is arguably a breath of fresh air when it comes to grass-cutting technology, as lawn mowers can be confusing once you learn of the different types of mowers you can choose from. With edgers, you have a small and simple selection bestowed upon you. That’s pretty darn convenient, if you ask us!

First off, there’s gas lawn edgers. As you can probably tell from the name, these badasses are powered by oil and gasoline. They are usually pretty stalwart and heavy, as the gas tank admittedly weighs them down a bit. However, they are immensely powerful and durable. Just be mindful of their high price tag!

Secondly, we have electric lawn edgers. These smaller edgers can be powered by either batteries or electrical cords. In comparison to the gas-powered edgers, these guys are a lot lighter and easier on the wallet. They also are much safer for the environment, as they do not produce noxious fumes like the gas lawn edgers do. However, these edgers tend to be weaker in terms of durability.

Lastly, we have manual lawn edgers. While electric and gas-powered lawn edgers have to rely on a specific power source in order to operate, these tools do not. That’s right, manual lawn edgers are not motorized, which means you can use them whenever you want without having to worry about replacing anything on them. They are also extremely durable and cheap--a surprising revelation considering they are made of high-grade steel. However, these tools can potentially be problematic to use if you have chronic pain anywhere in your body...so be careful!

What Makes a Good Lawn Edger?

This is a question you may be asking yourself now as you read this guide. You now know about the different types of lawn edgers that are typically sold on the market, but are any one of them considered “the best”? Are any one of them considered “the worst”? How about the one in the middle; does that one exist?

The answer to all of those questions is “no”.

There is no “best type”.

Not even a worst or middle child!

The fact of the matter is that all types of lawn edgers are considered “the best” in their own right. Electric lawn edgers are safe for the environment, gas lawn edgers are super powerful, and manual lawn edgers are the best option for anyone that can’t afford a more expensive model. Sure, some models are considered more popular by some, such as electric lawn edgers. But popularity doesn’t make a piece of technology “the best”.

There are, however, a few elements that do constitute a “best” quality in standard lawn edgers. For starters, you need one that’s easy to navigate and operate. This is already promised with manual lawn edgers, but a little research is sometimes necessary with gas and electric lawn edgers. Most of them are fairly straightforward, but you always want to be safe.

Edgers also need to be sturdy and durable, as they can be used for long periods of time. This detail is commonly found in a lot of gas lawn edgers and, once again, manual lawn edgers. Electric lawn edgers, however, are a bit weaker in comparison. That doesn’t mean they are bad models, but it does mean you need to take extra care of them.

After all, grass-cutting technology can’t fix itself!

TOP 10 Best Lawn Edgers

Comparison Chart

Product

​Our Rating

Type Of Edger

Power Level

Cordless?

Image

#1

Editor Choice

Electric

17 HP

Yes

BLACK+DECKER 40V MAX String Trimmer / Edger, 13-Inch (LST136)

#2

Electric

20V

Yes

 BLACK+DECKER LST400 20V Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger, 12"

#3

Electric

12 AMP

No

BLACK+DECKER LE750 12 Amp 2-in-1 Landscape Edger and Trencher

#4

Electric

12 AMP

No

 BLACK+DECKER 2-in-1 String Trimmer / Edger and Trencher, 12 -Amp (LE760FF)

#5

Electric

20V

Yes

 WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12" Cordless String Trimmer & Edger

#6

Manual / Rotary

N/A

Yes

 Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger with Dual Wheel and Ash Handle, 48-Inch

#7

Electric

12 AMP

No

 WORX WG896 12 Amp 7.5" Electric Lawn Edger & Trencher, 7.5in, Orange and Black

#8

Gas

127CC

Yes

McLane 101-4.75GT-7 9-Inch Gas Powered Lawn Edger, 5.50 Gross Torque B&S Engine 7" Wheels

#9

Manual

N/A

Yes

 Garden Weasel Edge Chopper

#10

Electric

12 AMP

No

Greenworks 12 Amp Corded Edger 27032

*REVIEWS:

  1    BLACK+DECKER LST136W

BLACK+DECKER 40V MAX String Trimmer / Edger, 13-Inch (LST136)

First, we introduce you to the best lawn edger 2019, the BLACK+DECKER LST136W. A winner in the eyes of 4000+ users, this bad-boy can trim even the toughest hedges and the roughest grass patches. This edger/trimmer is listed for a reasonable price on the internet, so you don’t have to worry about spending more money than you can afford to spend. Pretty useful, we think!

But keep the spool feeder in mind when you purchase the BLACK+DECKER LST136W. The upside to the spool feeder is that it’s automatic, which saves you a lot of time and trouble when preparing to edge or trim your yard. The downside, however, it’s that it may run out on you if you aren’t careful. Some users have complained about the short-life span of their spool, but we’d like to point out that you can add as much spool as you life to ensure your edging or trimming isn’t interrupted.

Just take moderation into account and you’ll be fine!

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Seconds as a trimmer

 - Spool feed is automatic

- Battery lasts a long time

- Safe for the environment

CONS

 - Spool feeder may run out quickly in some instances

  2    BLACK+DECKER LST400

BLACK+DECKER LST400 20V Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger, 12"

If you’ve been reading a significant amount of these “top ten” articles all about lawn edgers, chances are very high that you’ve seen a few that have highlighted the glorious perks of this particular electric lawn edger. Heck, we’ve written about this entrant several times now, ourselves! But we do it because this lawn edger is absolutely incredible! If it weren’t for the fact that more people seem to prefer the LST136W model, this badass would easily be the grand champion of this illustrious list!

The BLACK+DECKER LST400 operates as both an edger and a trimmer, giving users the best of both worlds whenever they go outside to do some much needed yard work. And in the cases where you need to do both during a single trip outside, fear not; you’ll be able to complete both tasks quite easily! Thanks to this cordless electric lawn edger’s powerful battery life, you’re given a guaranteed hour to kick some butt in your yard and still have time for a glass of lemonade. How about them lemons, eh?

PROS

 - Battery lasts a long time

 - Quiet motor

 - Very affordable

- Capable of performing lengthy jobs

- Auto-feeding spool system

- Trims very well

CONS

 - Not suitable for tall folks

  3    BLACK+DECKER LE750

 BLACK+DECKER LE750 12 Amp 2-in-1 Landscape Edger and Trencher

Coming in second place is yet another BLACK+DECKER lawn edger. The LE750 isn’t as flashy as the number one entrant, but it sure does look good when it’s trenching land like nobody’s business! Which hey, a lot of people often seek lawn edgers that CAN trench, for some homeowners have a need to edge things to such an angle that trenches look great, too. Think people who have ponds or fountains, for instance. Typical edgers might not work for them; but a trencher? Hell yes!

PROS

 - Is capable of trenching

 - Very cheap

 - Easy to put together

- Safe for the environment

CONS

 - Requires maintenance frequently

  4    BLACK+DECKER LE760FFAM

 BLACK+DECKER 2-in-1 String Trimmer / Edger and Trencher, 12 -Amp (LE760FF)

Much like the LE750, the BLACK+DECKER LE760FFAM comes equipped with an onslaught of awesome features. In fact, these two models are actually listed together on Amazon, with this particular model being the more expensive version of the LE750. With this being said, both models are incredibly similar, but this bad boy has a few perks that the number three entrant on this list doesn’t. For one, this baby comes with an extra blade.

What is that extra blade used for, you ask?

For being a three-in-one, of course!

While the LE750 can only edge and trench, the BLACK+DECKER LE760FFAM can edge, trench, AND TRIM. Yes, ladies and gentlemen! This upgraded lawn edger can do more for only a little extra money. How cool is that?

What’s the catch, you’re wondering?

Because this corded electric lawn edger can do more than the LE750, it also means it requires much more maintenance. Electric lawn edgers are naturally weaker than their manual and gas counterparts and are normally built to only handle two jobs at most. With this model performing three separate jobs, it has a tendency to break down far more frequently if proper care isn’t given to it. So be careful!

PROS

 - Is capable of both trimming and trenching

 - Comes with an extra blade

 - Surprisingly cheap

- Easy to put together

- Safe for the environment

CONS

 - Needs more maintenance than the BLACK+DECKER LE750

  5    WORX WG163 GT 3.0

WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12" Cordless String Trimmer & Edger

Behold the WORX WG163 GT, version 3.0!

This cordless electric lawn edger on wheels is capable of kicking ass while still being light enough for your teen or petite wife to give landscaping a go. That’s right, folks; fun can be had for the entire family! And if you suffer from chronic pain in your knees or back, you breathe easy knowing that you have the option between pushing your edger on its sturdy wheels, or simply lifting the barely five pound edger with no issue at all. How convenient!

As an added bonus, the WORX WG163 GT 3.0 comes with a nifty spacer. This addition helps moderate your edging/trimming jobs by sensing what should be cut and what shouldn’t. For instance, say you have a bunch of flowers in your yard, and say these flowers are near the areas that need to be edged. Thanks to this spacer, you don’t have to worry about your flowers accidentally being chopped up by the blades.

How wicked cool is that?!

PROS

 - Very cheap

 - Light as a feather

 - Can also work as a trimmer

- Multi-functioning spacer unit

CONS

 - Jam-prone spooling system

  6    Truper 32100 Tru Tough

Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger with Dual Wheel and Ash Handle, 48-Inch

What better tool can edge than a rotary edger?!

The Truper 32100 Tru Tough is a simple, yet unique entrant to be featured on our list of the top ten best lawn edgers. It’s not motorized like the other edgers on this list, but don’t let that keep you from giving it a try. It’s super easy to use and is very lightweight, so you won’t have to worry about throwing your back out or anything. And if you still aren’t sure about it, keep in mind that the sharp pinwheel rotary is strong enough to dig the ground without too much effort. Not only that, but the handle is very comfortable to...well, handle!

That was a bad joke, we know.

But you get the point!

As far as manual edgers go, the Truper 32100 Tru Tough is definitely the best manual lawn edger on our list!

PROS

 - Ergonomic handle

 - Tough rotaries

 - Easy to clean

- Lightweight

- Super cheap!

CONS

 -Not motorized

  7    WORX WG896

 WORX WG896 12 Amp 7.5" Electric Lawn Edger & Trencher, 7.5in, Orange and Black

Another WORX bro to meet and greet, the WORX WG896 works well as both a home-owned lawn edger as well as a good commercial lawn edger. Not only can this beautiful lawn edger edge the toughest edges, it can also trench exceptionally well. While it can’t trim like the WORXG163, this baby is still a lovely package for a lower price. Not bad for a trencher/edger, is it? When you’re falling in love with the easily adjustable handle, remember that you got it for a bargain!

And if you ask us, bargains are ALWAYS very good in our book!

PROS

 - Excellent maneuverability

 - Safe for the environment

 - Three adjustable positions

- Trenches as well as it edges

- Very cheap

CONS

 - Loose blades are a common issue with some models

  8    McLane 101

McLane 101-4.75GT-7 9-Inch Gas Powered Lawn Edger, 5.50 Gross Torque B&S Engine 7" Wheels

A champion amongst the crowd of elite gas lawn edgers available on the market, the McLane 101 is likely a familiar face when it comes to ‘top-ten’ lists. While it may come up short when compared to the electric lawn edgers featured on our list, nobody can deny that it’s still the best gas edger trimmer on the market. As expected, gas edgers typically have more power to them than electric edgers. That doesn’t make it superior than them, but it definitely makes enough of a difference to get people talking--no matter how powerful!

Pick any torque level you want and it will still provide a lovely edge/trim to your yard!

What have you got to lose?!

PROS

 - Trims as well as it edges

 - Engine is good and strong

 - Trusty wheels

- Confirmed safe

- Sharp blades

CONS

 - Pricey

  9    Garden Weasel Edge Chopper

Garden Weasel Edge Chopper

Are you surprised to see another manual lawn edger on this list? You shouldn’t be, considering there’s a large chunk of people who actually prefer them to motorized lawn edgers. That may be hard to believe for some of you who love the convenience of motorized edgers far too much to ever consider using something different. But trust us, this manual lawn edger is the real deal!

The Garden Weasel Edge Chopper may look like a shovel, but looks are pretty deceiving. This baby is made entirely out of steel, making it one of the most durable edgers to grace our list. After hearing this, you may think that means this edger is super heavy, right? That’s not true! This edger is sturdy, but hollow enough for anyone to lift.

So you don’t have to fret; you’re in good hands with this lovely thing!

PROS

 - Extra durable

 - Edges perfectly

 - Lightweight

- Made of steel

- Easy to use, Super cheap!

CONS

 - Not motorized

  10    Greenworks 27032

Greenworks 12 Amp Corded Edger 27032

Behold, another lawn edger that you’re probably used to seeing on ‘best lawn edger’ lists!

This lovely electric lawn edger, known as the Greenworks 27032, puts the you, the user, above all else. Greenworks is a company that puts a hefty focus on cleaning the air around us so we can all live healthily. We here, at this website, are all under the impression that environmentally sound technology is always deserving of having a spot in a top ten list of bests!

PROS

 - Not expensive

 - Spring assisted wheels

 - Safe for the environment

- Cord auto-locks

- Handle is comfortable and adjustable

CONS

 - Loose blades are a common issue with some models

Concluding Thoughts

Lawn edgers can be a homeowner’s best friend or biggest pain in the rear. None of us want to deal with second-rate lawn edgers, so it’s only natural that we seek out the best of the best--the beauty in a chaotic society, if you will. We all like beauty and efficiency, so it’s our prime duty and pleasure to present you only the best that the field of lawn edgers has to offer. And we’d like to think we’ve done just that!

Once again, BLACK+DECKER has given us a top of the line lawn edger that dominates all others. You’ve probably seen multiple lists on the internet trying to decide which brand produces the best lawn edging technology. Each and every time, BLACK+DECKER has risen above the rest. So we believe it’s safe to say who the obvious king of lawn edgers is!

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