Woman using an electric trimmer

While very few children under the age of 18 are injured due to trimmers and edgers, it is important to keep a few safety precautions in mind while using.

Never allow children to operate a trimmer or edger. Given their size, most powered trimmers and edgers cannot be operated by young children. Be sure to explain that they must never put hands or feet in line of the cutting implement.

If using an electric model, ensure the extension cord you’re using is rated for outdoor use and that it’s plugged into an outlet with a GFCI to prevent electrical injuries. If using a gas model, ensure the engine has cooled completely before refueling. Start and run your gas-powered trimmer or edger outside and not in your garage in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

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You should wear eye and hearing protection when operating your powered unit, especially gas-powered models which can be very loud. Hand edgers will have sharp edges you should be mindful of so as to prevent accidental cuts.

Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for setup, use and cleaning of your trimmer or edger, and don’t hesitate to contact them if you should have a question about something specific that isn’t covered in your user manual.

With the above information in mind, in no particular order here are 50 of the trimmers and edgers that we consider best, based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

Hand Edgers

1. Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger with Dual Wheel and Ash Handle

Available as part of a complete garden tool set, this rotary edger is suitable for keeping your sidewalks and walkways clear of weeds and grass. It’s rated for medium duty use and boasts long lasting steel finished heads.

Key features:

  • Easy to clean
  • American ash handle
  • 10 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $45.81

2. Yard Butler EDGE-180 Manual Lawn Edger

This manual edger cuts at just the right angle to help prevent damage to your lawn’s root system and also without damaging your walkways. The unique design centers your weight over the blade in order to reduce the amount of force necessary.

Key features:

  • Available in single or multipacks
  • Faster than a shovel
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $30.53

3. Fiskars 38.5 Inch Long-Handle Steel Edger (9893)

This hand edger is suitable for use around sidewalks, walkways, gardens, and driveways and boasts a durable and long lasting welded 14-gauge hardened steel blade and 18-gauge steel shaft.

Key features:

  • T handle for secure grip
  • Helps reduce back strain
  • Extra large foot platform

Cost: *Est. $28.98

4. Super Edger for Gardening and Lawn Care

This hand edger boasts a compact size that is ideal for getting into hard-to-reach areas or where precision edging is of utmost importance. It’s suitable for use along walkways, borders and pavement and is easy to maneuver.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Durable steel blade
  • Comes completely assembled

Cost: *Est. $7.97

5. Alterra Tools Garden Edger

This edger boasts a durable and long lasting all steel body and features a wide, T grip handle that provides a more secure and comfortable grip. The beveled blade easily cuts through all types of soil with ease.

Key features:

  • Ergonomic cushioned grips
  • Non-slip stepper
  • Large stepper

Cost: *Est. $24.70

6. True Temper 9-Inch Half Moon Turf Edger – 2812100

Available as part of a complete garden tool set, this edger boasts a half moon shape that is ideal for creating curves around your garden. It comes complete with a cushioned grip to provide increased operator comfort and improved control.

Key features:

  • Durable forged head
  • Sharp blade for easy cuts
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $19.98

7. Ames True Temper HDP38 Steppin’ Edger for Sidewalks and Driveways

This uniquely-shaped edger features a step-on design that uses the operator’s natural walking motion in order to wedge the cutting blade between the pavement and grass for a clean cut every time.

Key features:

  • Blade cover included
  • Suitable for curved edges
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $29.99

8. Bully Tools 92251 Round Lawn Edger with Steel T-Style Handle

This round lawn edger boast a durable and long lasting steel design and comes complete with a T handle to provide increased control when operating. The handles are cushioned to help reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $25.98

9. Ames True Temper TEGT Green Thumb Handle Basic Turf Edger

This basic lawn edging tool boasts a 48-inch long handle that is uniquely contoured to provide increased operator comfort and control. The round blade makes it suitable for use on curved edges.

Key features:

  • Comes completely assembled
  • Lightweight design
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $26.69

10. True Temper 1975900 Deluxe Rotary Edger with 48-Inch Wood Handle

This rotary edger boasts a 48-inch long coated northern ash wooden handle that has been designed to provide years of durable and reliable use. The shear blade is adjustable and it features dual wheels for increased traction.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Self-sharpening
  • 10 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $35.26

11. Brook & Hunter 11050DY Premium 40-Inch Edger

This lawn edger boasts a classic shovel-style handle that is crafted from strong and long lasting red oak. The blade is made of a highly polished stainless steel alloy to provide years of reliable use.

Key features:

  • Lightweight, comfortable design
  • Comes completely assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $38.03

12. Radius Garden 25601 Pro-Lite Ergonomic Carbon Steel Edger

Available in a choice of three different colors to suit any gardener’s style, this edger boasts an ergonomic design to help reduce operator fatigue. The natural grip helps to reduce hand and wrist strain while maximizing power output.

Key features:

  • Extra-wide, offset step
  • Lightweight, heavy duty carbon steel blade
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $30.99

13. Bully Tools 92202 7-Gauge Square Edger Root Cutter

This square edger is suitable for use in various gardening and landscaping applications including root cutting. It boasts a durable, 7-gauge steel head and comes complete with a 1-inch solid steel handle and beveled blade.

Key features:

  • Comes completely assembled
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $49.65

14. MINTCRAFT 33289 Half Moon Edger Wood Handle with Grip

This edger boasts a half moon shape that is ideal for creating curves around your garden and lawn. It comes complete with a wide grip handle to provide increased operator comfort and improved control.

Key features:

  • Durable, sturdy materials
  • 48-inch long ash handle
  • Lightweight design

Cost: *Est. $33.08

15. True Temper 2-wheel Rotary Edger – 28112200

Available as part of a complete garden tool set, this rotary edger is suitable for keeping your sidewalks and walkways clear of weeds and grass. It boasts three adjustable depth positions and features dual tread for increased traction.

Key features:

  • Self-sharpening blade
  • Reversible cutting edge
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $27.98

16. Lesche Full Steel Round Half Moon Edging Tool

This edger boasts a half moon shape that is ideal for creating curves around your garden and lawn. Its bright and colorful design makes it easy to spot and it has been made from aircraft-quality steel to provide years of reliable use.

Key features:

  • Well-balanced
  • Rust-resistant
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $79.95

17. Bosmere R506 Haws Stainless Steel Edging Iron

This edger boasts a long-reach sculpted ash handle that has been designed to provide ultimate comfort of use for those with bad backs. The head is made from durable stainless steel to provide years of long lasting and reliable use.

Key features:

  • Vibration-absorbing ash handle
  • Lightweight design
  • Treads on top of blade

Cost: *Est. $62.28

18. Truper 30035 Tru Pro Half Moon Edger

Available as part of a complete garden tool set, this edger is suitable for keeping your sidewalks and walkways clear of weeds and grass. It’s rated for professional usage and boasts a 9-inch half moon edging blade.

Key features:

  • Durable North American white ash handle
  • Lightweight design
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $46.74

19. Truper 34074 Multi 2-In-1 Shovel-Edger

Available in a choice of handle styles, this edger boasts a two-in-one design that helps to save on space while maximizing your time in the garden. It digs and edges with ease and features a 29-inch fiberglass D-shaped handle.

Key features:

  • Heavy duty 14 gauge blade
  • Extended step
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $34.76

20. Do it Best Manual Lawn Edger

This edger boasts a half moon shape that is ideal for creating curves around your garden and lawn. It boasts a 48-inch long wooden handle constructed of durable ash, and a strong, long lasting forged steel blade.

Key features:

  • Comes completely assembled
  • Wide step for increased control
  • Lightweight design

Cost: *Est. $29.73

Power Edgers

21. Black and Decker LST420 20-volt Max Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger

This battery-powered cordless trimmer and edger allows you to choose between performance and runtime and can run for up to an hour on a single battery charge. It’s suitable for use along borders, sidewalks and flower beds and features adjustable handle positions for increased operator comfort.

Key features:

  • Automatic feed spool
  • Includes 2 batteries and a charger
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $90.15

22. Black & Decker LE750 Edge Hog 2-1/4 HP Electric Landscape Edger

This corded electric-powered edger boasts a powerful motor that is suitable for use on tough overgrowth and for precision cutting needs. The three-position blade allows for quick and easy depth adjustment to ensure optimum control.

Key features:

  • Built-in cord retention system
  • Tool-free assembly
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $78.99

23. Black & Decker LST400 High Performance Trimmer and Edger

This battery-powered edger offers powerful performance in a cordless package without producing any harmful emissions. It comes complete with a battery and chargers for use right out of the box, and the handle is fully adjustable for increased operator comfort.

Key features:

  • Automatic feed spool
  • Up to 1 hour runtime on a single charge
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $84.99

24. WORX WG896 12A 2-in-1 Electric Lawn Edger

This corded electric-powered edger boasts a powerful motor and choice of three adjustable blade depths for precision edging. The pivoting handle allows for maximum control and increased operator comfort.

Key features:

  • Easy cleaning access
  • UL listed
  • 3 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $87.29

25. McLane 101-4.75GT-7 9-Inch Gas Powered Lawn Edger

This gas-powered lawn edger boasts a powerful and long lasting Briggs & Stratton engine and a heavy duty steel frame for years of reliable use. The chip-resistant paint has been powder coated for a long lasting finish and the rubber wheels are replaceable.

Key features:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Adjustable depth control
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $299.99

26. Troy-Bilt TB516 EC 29cc 4-Cycle Wheeled Edger with JumpStart Technology

This gas-powered lawn edger boasts an easy-to-use, lightweight, durable steel design that makes fast work of your lawn edging chores. The JumpStart and SpringAssist technology allow for smoother and easier starts, and the engine requires no special gas/oil mix.

Key features:

  • Height adjustable blade
  • Handle folds for convenient storage
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $186.98

27. GreenWorks 27032 12 Amp Corded Edger

This corded electric-powered edger boasts an easy start system in a lightweight package that allows you to quickly and easily get through your edging chores, without creating any harmful emissions. The cutting depth is fully adjustable for maximum precision.

Key features:

  • Integrated cord lock
  • ETL listed
  • 4 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $64

28. Edging Guide for Straight Shaft Echo SRM Trimmers

This edging guide allows users to quickly and easily convert their existing trimmers into a walk behind edger. Not only does this save on storage space, but it allows for fast, clean edges.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use with standard tap-n-feed trimmer heads
  • 14-inch revolving disc
  • Suitable for use on curves

Cost: *Est. $59.99

29. Ryobi 40-Volt Shaft Cordless Lithium Trimmer/Edger

This battery-powered trimmer and edger boasts a two-in-one design that not only saves on storage space but allows for faster completion of your yard maintenance. The variable speed trigger allows the operator to choose between more powerful cutting or longer battery life.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger included
  • Automatic feed string head
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $177.31

30. Hitachi CGPE Stick Edger Commercial Grade Attachment for CG22EADSLP

Available as part of a complete garden tool set, this edger attachment tool is suitable for keeping your sidewalks and walkways clear of weeds and grass. It quickly and easily turns the Hitachi split-boom grass trimmer into a stick edger.

Key features:

  • Compatible with Hitachi CG22EADSLP
  • Cuts 3-inches deep
  • Made in Japan

Cost: *Est. $49.99

31. McLane 901-3.5RP-BLK-CA 3.5HP Black Edger/Trimmer

This gas-powered trimmer and edger boasts a powerful and long lasting Briggs & Stratton engine and a heavy duty steel frame for years of reliable use. The chip-resistant paint has been powder coated for a long lasting finish and the rubber wheels are replaceable.

Key features:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Adjustable depth control
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $374.76

32. Scotts S20310 20V SYNC Lithium-Ion Cordless Edger

This battery-powered edger boasts a unique design that allows it to be charged with the battery on the tool or in the base station. The charging station also doubles as a convenient storage hanger and the serrated blade features a choice of four different height adjustments.

Key features:

  • Charges in just 45 minutes
  • Extendable shaft for increased operator comfort
  • 3 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $129

33. Ariens 986103 136cc Gas 9 in. Walk-Behind Edger

This gas-powered walk-behind edger boasts heavy duty performance that makes light work of your outdoor lawn maintenance. It allows you to edge, trim, or bevel nearly any type of landscape and boasts durable and long lasting steel construction.

Key features:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Choice of four different height adjustments
  • 3 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $555.97

34. ECHO Curved Shaft Edge Trimmer 21.2 CC

This gas-powered edger and trimmer boasts a professional-grade engine to provide durable and long lasting performance. It features an easy-to-start system and comes complete with an integrated rubber debris flap.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Height adjustable guide wheel
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $286.82

35. Poulan PP1000E 7-Inch Pro Lawn Edger Attachment

This edger attachment allows users to quickly and easily convert their existing trimmers into a walk behind edger. It is suitable for use with most major brand trimmers with detachable shafts and helps to save on storage space.

Key features:

  • Barrier handlebar included
  • Suitable for use on curves
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $67.85

36. EAST® ET1007 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Function Tool Set

This multi-function tool set comes complete with a cordless shrub shear, edging shear, mini scarifier, and garden saw to help you tackle all your outdoor maintenance needs. The extendible handle provides for increased operator comfort and it can run for up to 80 minutes on a single charge.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger included
  • Ergonomic handle grips
  • Lightweight, compact design

Cost: *Est. $139.99

37. Positec WG160 WORX 20-Volt MAX Lithium Cordless Grass Trimmer / Edger

This battery-powered trimmer and edger boasts a cordless design that doesn’t sacrifice on power. Its lightweight construction and adjustable handle and shaft provide for increased operator comfort.

Key features:

  • Trimmer line included
  • Easy start trigger
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $103.79

Power Trimmers

38. Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer

This string trimmer comes complete with a 40V rechargeable battery and features a unique PowerCommand dial that allows the operator to choose between using the weeder at maximum power or maximum runtime.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Charges in just 1 hour

Cost: *Est. $149.99

39. GreenWorks 21212 4 Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer

This corded string trimmer is available in a number of size configurations to suit outdoor weeding jobs both big and small, and features a lightweight design that helps reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Replacement spools available
  • Electric start
  • Power cord not included

Cost: *Est. $32.63

40. DEWALT DCST920P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion XR Brushless String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer features a brushless motor that helps to maximize motor efficiency and durability, and boasts a wide 13-inch cutting width to help cut down on your chore time.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger included
  • Padded handle for operator comfort
  • Variable trigger with 2 speed control

Cost: *Est. $199

41. Poulan Pro 966774301 4-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer

This gas-powered trimmer boasts a 17-inch cutting width and features an easy start system that reduces the need for special fuel and oil mixes that traditional gas-powered trimmers use.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Additional attachments available
  • Easy to use

Cost: *Est. $225.98

42. Black & Decker GH900 14-Inch String Trimmer and Edger

This corded electric string trimmer features a lightweight and ergonomic design that helps to reduce operator fatigue. It boasts adjustable height and pivoting handle positions, giving the user maximum comfort and control.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Powerful, high torque transmission

Cost: *Est. $39.99

43. GreenWorks 21332 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String Trimmer

This cordless string trimmer offers a lightweight design that is comfortable to use, without sacrificing on efficiency. It features an easy push button start and boasts a 13-inch cutting path.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Battery and charger not included

Cost: *Est. $58.65

44. Toro 51480 Corded 14-Inch Electric Trimmer/Edger

This corded electric weeder comes complete with a powerful 5 amp motor and boasts a 14-inch cutting swath. The telescoping shaft and adjustable assist handle allow the operator to make size adjustments while providing extended reach for those tricky spots.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • UL listed
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $55.49

45. Black & Decker ST7700 13-Inch 4.4 Amp Trimmer and Edger

This corded electric trimmer offers an incredibly lightweight design at just 4.5 pounds, and the built-in auxiliary handle helps to cut down on operator fatigue. It boasts a 13-inch cutting path and is tough enough for even dense grass and weeds.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $39.97

46. WORX WG175 32V Lithium MAX Cordless Grass Trimmer and Edger

This battery-powered cordless weeder easily converts between functions in just seconds without the need for any tools. It boasts a 12-inch cutting path and telescopic height adjustment, thanks to a quick-release lever.

Key features:

  • Trimmer, mower, and edger in one
  • Provides up to 35 minutes runtime
  • Battery charges in just 3 hours

Cost: *Est. $124.99

47. GreenWorks 21142 10 Amp 18-Inch Corded String Trimmer

Available in a choice of configurations to suit your yard maintenance needs, this corded electric trimmer boasts a wide, 18-inch cutting path that helps to cut down on your chore time. It is also gas attachment compatible, offering the practicality of many tools in one.

Key features:

  • Electric start
  • Lightweight design reduces operator fatigue
  • 4 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $79.99

48. Toro 51487 24-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer

This battery-powered cordless string trimmer features a power saver mode that allows for an extended runtime, and the wall mount storage hook allows for convenient storage in your garage or shed.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed trim line
  • UL listed

Cost: *Est. $111.99

49. Black & Decker LCC300 20V Max String Trimmer and Sweeper Lithium-Ion Combo Kit

This combination set includes an electric leaf blower along with a battery-powered string trimmer to help make light work of your outdoor chores. They feature a lightweight design that helps reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • 12-inch cutting path
  • Automatic feed spool

Cost: *Est. $94.12

50. EGO 56V Li-Ion 15″ String Trimmer 2.0Ah Kit

This string trimmer comes complete with a 56V lithium-ion battery and high efficiency brushless motor to offer reliable, durable usage. It features a 15-inch cutting path and an extended shaft to help reach those tight spaces.

Key features:

  • Weather-resistant design
  • Battery charges in under an hour
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $179

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