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How do I Choose the Best Yard Edger?

By G. Wiesen
Updated May 16, 2024
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When choosing the best yard edger, you should consider your needs and the area you will be using the edger in, as well as the features available on different edgers. You should consider whether you would be best served by a manual edger that requires a bit more effort to use or an electric or gas edger that is often easier to use but can require secondary maintenance and service to keep in proper working order. It can also be helpful to think about the area in which you will need to use your yard edger, to determine how much time you will spend edging.

A yard edger is a tool commonly used in home or professional gardening and yard maintenance to ensure a clean edge to an area. This sort of tool can be used for a grassy area, such as a yard, or for a smaller garden or landscape. Manual yard edgers typically consist of a set of blades placed together like shears, which are used to trim grass and plants that may grow along the edge of an area. A powered yard edger typically runs on either gas or electricity and uses a wire spun at high speeds to trim plants.

You should consider the area you will be trimming, as this can help you determine the yard edger that is best for your needs. If you have a small yard or area that you will need to trim, then a manual edger may work best for you. You can choose to use shears that require you to get low to the ground or edgers that have long handles you can use while standing upright.

If you are going to be trimming a fairly large area, or work professionally in yard care, then you may want to consider powered yard edgers. A powered yard edger will usually run on either gasoline or an electric charge, which can come from a battery or extension cord. Gas powered edgers can be somewhat expensive to use, since you will need to buy gas for them; electric edgers are often easier to maintain, and a yard edger with a rechargeable battery can be easy to use and require little extra maintenance.

You should also consider any other types of maintenance a yard edger may require to find the right one for you. If you choose a powered edger, for example, you should look for one that is easy to maintain and that you will be able to easily find new pieces for, especially the spinning trimmer. You should also check the weight of an edger before you purchase it, to ensure you will be able to comfortably lift and use it on a regular basis.

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