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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended or typical retail price. For cordless models this includes the battery and charger that we used.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 28 and 869
We test petrol (4-stroke and 2-stroke), cordless (battery), corded (electric) and manual models.
Performance score – hard edges
Performance on hard edges tests rate how well the edger cuts along concrete paths and kerbs, and how neat the edge is afterwards.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 90
Performance score – soft edges
Performance on soft edges tests rate how well the edger cuts along soft garden beds, and how neat the edge is afterwards.
enter value/s in increments of i between 30 and 90
Ease of use score
Ease of use is based on how easy it is to manoeuvre the edger on concrete foot paths and on grass around garden beds; comfort of the handle; visibility of the edge while cutting; using the controls; the amount of vibration; and adjusting the cutting height.
enter value/s in increments of i between 58 and 83
Noise measured at operator's position (dB)
Our tester measures noise at the user's ear level.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 96
Adjustable front handle
Edging guide tongue
Although lawn edgers generally have a marking on the blade cover that helps you follow the line between the lawn and the path or garden bed edge, a special path edging guide "tongue" is handy to better point you in the right direction.
The weight of the edger in kilograms. Measured with fuel tank empty for petrol models, and with batteries installed for cordless models.
enter value/s in increments of i between 1.1 and 27.5
Blade length (cm)
The diameter of the blade configuration.
enter value/s in increments of i between 2.5 and 26.5
Number of depth positions
An adjustable cutting height is useful; the more positions, the more versatile the edger.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score – hard edges
- Performance score – soft edges
- Ease of use score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Year tested
- Assembly required
- Blade length (cm)
- Claimed noise (dB)
- Engine capacity (cc)
- Motor power (W)
- Warranty (years)
- Noise measured at operator's position (dB)
- Noise measured at 7.5m (dB)
- Number of depth positions
- Telescopic handle
- Adjustable front handle
- Edging guide tongue
- Safety interlock switch
- Weight (kg)
- Depth range (mm)
- Country of origin