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Last updated: 24 April 2017

Lawn edgers lock into line and don't wobble much, so they leave a cleaner, more professional separation than a lawn trimmer or lawnmower can. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best lawn edger for you. Our buying guide will help you decide which type of edger you need.

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Lawn edgers may be ideal for their specific task, but you need to decide whether they're really worth the bother or if you'd be just as happy with the job done by a whipper snipper, which can also carry out other general gardening jobs around the yard. Our test covers, electric, petrol and cordless/battery lawn edgers.

Our expert testers give every lawn edger a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are the best for edging along concrete kerbs and soft paths (hard and soft edges)
  • are the easiest to manoeuvre on grass and hold a line well
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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.

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Performance on hard edges

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Performance on hard edges tests rate how well the edger cuts along concrete paths and kerbs, and how neat the edge is afterwards.

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Performance on soft edges

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Performance on soft edges tests rate how well the edger cuts along soft garden beds, and how neat the edge is afterwards.

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Our tester measures noise at the user's ear level.

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Edging guide tongue

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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.

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  • Noise measured at operator's position (dB)
  • Noise measured at 7.5m (dB)
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  • Adjustable front handle
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