Top Lawn Edger Manufacturers
As there are so many power edgers on the market, choosing the right edger that will be the best fit for you and your individual garden needs can be a challenge. So here are some best gas edger.
1) GreenWorks 21142 Electric String Trimmer / Edger | 2) Curved Shaft Edge Trimmer21.2CC | 3) Worx 12-in Cordless Grass Trimmer | 4) Black Decker LE750 Landscape Edger | 5) HONDA VersAttach Multi Too | 6) BLACK+DECKER LST420 Trimmer and Edger | 7) Troy-Bilt TB516 EC 29cc 4-Cycle Wheeled Edger | 8) WORX WG896 12 Amp Lawn Edger | 9) Poulan PP1000E 7-Inch Pro Lawn Edger | 10) TrimmerPlus LE720 Edger |
When investing in a piece of outdoor power equipment like an edger, it helps to know a little bit about the company behind it. Most people won’t want to purchase an expensive piece of lawn equipment from a business that specializes in something completely outside of the realm of lawn care. These are some of the most well known manufacturers of lawn edgers and a little bit of history about each of them.
Ariens – The company was started in 1933 when Henry Ariens and his three sons invested in inventing the first American-made rotary tiller. They revolutionized modern agriculture by introducing rotary tilling as a regular part of farming. Today the company is known for manufacturing long-lasting, higher end power equipment. Among them are two different types of gasoline powered edgers. Both are walk-behind models starting at around $400.
Black + Decker – This company is well-known for a variety of household goods. First established in 1910, the company has many subsidiaries under its belt such as Dewalt and Craftsman. They offer five different edgers, all within a reasonable price range–many of them retailing for under $100. Several of their edgers have landed on some of the previously discussed “best edger” lists for their electric models at an affordable price.
Craftsman – Now a subsidiary of Black + Decker, Craftsman tools have long been recognized as one of the most long-lasting hand tools on the market. You will be hard-pressed to find a single workbench in America without at least one Craftsman tool somewhere on it.
Registered by Sears as a trademark in 1927, Craftsman tools manufactures a wide variety of both hand tools and power tools. They have three different edgers on the market today, two of which are gas-powered walk-behind models.
Cub Cadet– Established in 1960 as part of American Harvester, Cub Cadet has been known for manufacturing some of the best riding mowers on the market. They have expanded their base to include a large line of outdoor power equipment since their beginnings, and they currently market just one lawn edger/trencher. The gas powered walk-behind edger/trencher is available for around $300 from many retailers.
Echo – This company was started in a suburb of Chicago in 1972. They manufacture professional-grade landscaping equipment including lawn edgers. Currently, Echo makes six different models of lawn edgers–all of which are gasoline powered, handheld tools. Their least expensive model starts at around $230 with the most expensive edger topping out at around $420.
Greenworks – Greenworks was founded with the intent of helping eliminate carbon emissions. They are a newer company that is committed to providing durable and quality outdoor power tools without reliance on fossil fuels. They currently offer a 12 am 7.5″ corded edger that sells for around $80.
Husqvarna – Originally founded as a weapons foundry, Husqvarna is a Swedish company that has been around for over 300 years at this point. They manufacture a variety of different high-end outdoor power tools including lawn mowers, string trimmers, and lawn edgers. Husqvarna currently markets three different gas powered lawn edgers which range in price from $320 to $3200.
John Deere – Everybody knows the green tractor as the trademark of John Deere. The company was founded in Illinois to manufacture plows. Today, John Deere is most well-known for its tractors, but the company also manufactures a variety of outdoor power tools. They offer a lawn edger attachment for many of their mowers and tractors as well as industrial-sized trenchers for larger jobs around your home.
McLane – The American company was started in California in the 1940s. All of their equipment is powered by either Honda or Briggs and Stratton engines. They offer several different gasoline driven walk-behind edgers. Their edgers start around $425 and go up to around $690.
Poulan – Poulan is a subsidiary of Husqvarna, but is the independent American company out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1912 as Poulan Saw Co., they are well known for their professional grade chainsaws. However, their outdoor power tools are also versatile and durable with several different edgers on the market to choose from.
Powermate – This company manufactures a handful of lawn care tools as well as air compressors, generators, and other air tools. They have been in business for over forty years, and today they offer a single lawn edger. The 79 cc gas powered edger is a walk behind model that has landed on several lists for being one of the best edgers on the market and sells for around $200 exclusively at Home Depot.
Ryobi – This company is based out of Japan and their products are exclusively sold at Home Depot in the United States. They currently manufacture four dedicated lawn edgers, though many products are described as trimmers/edgers. Their edgers are all battery-powered and most can be purchased for under $100.
Southland – Southland touts over 100 years of management experience when it comes to outdoor power tools. Their lawn care tools are professional grade and most offer two and four cycle engines. They make three lawn edgers, which start at around $200 and go up to around $320.
Stihl – Founded in Germany in 1926, Stihl is traditionally known for their chainsaws. Today, they claim to be the world’s best-selling brand of chainsaws, but they are also noted for their outdoor power equipment for lawn care. Stihl sells five different edger models with four of them being geared toward professional use and one for homeowner use.
Sun Joe – Sun Joe and Snow Joe offer a wide assortment of electric outdoor power equipment for both snow removal and landscaping needs. The company was founded in 2004 as a way of providing affordable equipment designed to keep your outdoor space looking good. They offer trimmer/edger combinations, which are all electric, and can typically be purchased for around $80.
Troy-Bilt – With headquarters in Valley City, Ohio, Troy Bilt has been in business since 1937. They began by manufacturing rototillers, and today they create an entire line of outdoor power tools designed to keep your lawn and garden looking its best. Troy Bilt offers two different edgers for homeowners. Both are 4-cycle engines. The smaller 29 cc engine retails for around $200, with the larger 140 cc engine selling for around $290.
Worx – Founded in 2004 in China, Worx is one of the newer companies to offer high quality outdoor power equipment. They market many of their string trimmers as both a trimmer and an edger, though they do offer a single dedicated edger. The 12 amp machine has a 7.5″ cutting blade and sells for around $90.
Yard Machines – Yard Machines are made by MTD, also known as Modern Tool and Die company. It was founded in Cleveland in 1933 manufacturing perforating dies and a machine for making window channels. Today, they manufacture outdoor power equipment for landscaping and snow removal. Their two models of edgers are both gasoline driven walk-behind models, and start at around $250.