Which is the best battery powered edger for the lawn? What’s the best lawn edger? What cordless edger comes out top?
The good thing about the rechargeable battery powered lawn edger is that you don’t have to fuss around with gas/ oil mixes. The battery powered edger is much lighter than the gas powered edger, and on older models of gas and power corded edgers often it’s the case that you spend more time figuring out how to get the line out than you do edging.
The battery operated edger is far less noisy than gas-powered, they don’t cause nearly as much vibration, and they don’t throw up nearly as much ‘stuff’ such as gravel, stones, mulch chippings, dog poop… Additionally, they are far cheaper than gas-operated lawn edgers.
With power-corded electric lawn edgers if you’re happy trailing around a length of cable then that option may be nicely suited to your edging needs.
All of the battery powered edgers reviewed here double up as lawn edger / string trimmer so you get the best of both worlds with a single tool.
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Best Cordless Edger for the Lawn
WORX WG184 40V Power Share 13″ Cordless String Trimmer & Wheeled Battery Powered Lawn Edger (2x20V Batteries and Charger Included with Purchase) (Color: black and orange)
2x20V = 40V – The WORX WG184 cordless string trimmer/edger is powered by two 20V MaxLithium PowerShare batteries giving a total of 40V power output and performance.
2-in-1 Design – The Worx WG184 40v (2.0ah) 13″ cordless grass trimmer converts over easily from a trimmer into an in-line wheeled edger.
Same Battery, Greater Power – Worx Power Share 40 volt battery powered edger is compatible with all Worx 20v and 40v outdoor power and lifestyle products.
Command Feed – The innovative Command Feed spool system offers provides simplistic line feeding at the mere touch of a button.
Throttle with Variable Speed – If you come across longer, tougher-to-cut grass, simply increase the Worx battery operated trimmer’s speed. Dial the speed back down to increase runtime.
Professional Grade – The professional-grade trimmer line offers sharper edges and professional-looking landscaped results.
Twice the Tool
It merely takes a single touch of a button and the turn of the head before this battery powered edger transforms from a mere trimmer over to a wheeled, in-line edger. The wheels allow for straighter edges and smoother operation. The doubled-up functionality means that you don’t need to invest in two separate tools.
Adjusts to Any Lawn and Any User
The WORX WG184 Cordless Edger features an adjustable D-grip front handle whereby the pivoting head allows you to find the position that’s most comfortable regardless of your height. The D-grip handle also means you get the appropriate cutting angle for all parts of your lawn – sloping and flat.
WORX WG184 40V Power Share Cordless String Trimmer with Wheel – Info at a Glance
Product Dimensions: 65.77 x 13.75 x 9 inches
Item Weight: 6.5 pounds
Item model number: WG184
Batteries: 2 lithium-ion batteries are required – batteries together with charger are included with purchase
The WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V doubles up as a battery lawn edger and a string trimmer so you get the best of both worlds.
This 2-in-1 battery-operated edger and trimmer is easily converted from string trimmer to edger (with wheel) and you can do the ‘swap’ within a matter of seconds.
It comes with a push-button command feed spool system so you can feed more line out (when using the trimmer) as and when it’s required. If you invest in the WORX WG163 GT you get free spools that will last for the life of the machine. All you pay for is the postage and you get six free spools.
Batteries come inclusive and you get two of those – both 20V Power Share MaxLithium. You can use the same battery with other tools that are available in the WORX Power Share family.
Batteries have a one-year warranty though each battery should last for between three and five years.
The rubberized wheels of this battery edger work to support and to guide the edger. This means you get cleaner cuts and straighter lines every time.
The WORX WG163 GT’s head tilts 90° which makes it easier to trim and to edge on terrain that is sloped and it’s also easier to reach those more difficult-to-reach places.
The tool’s spacer guard is adjustable which limits the chances of damaging your landscaping features and ornaments as well as plants.
Cutting diameter is 12 inches.
The tool weighs 5.3 lbs.
Length of cutting line is 10 inches and the line has a 0.065-inch diameter.
Length of the handle is 36.3 inches.
Battery charger is included.
The WORX WG170 GT Revolution 20V 12-Inch Grass Trimmer/ Edger/ Mini-Mower provides you with three-in-one flexibility – in-line wheeled edger, string trimmer, and mini mower.
On top of the three-in-one functionality, the WORX WG170 GT Revolution offers extreme versatility with its seven variable handle positions and its six variable rotating head positions.
The innovative feed spool system means you get instantaneous line feeding which means less downtime. There’s also an extra spool holder so if your first spool runs out of string the second spool acts as backup.
You get x2 20V Power Share batteries in addition to a battery charger. If one battery runs out of power then replace it with the other so you can finish the job at hand.
The adjustable spacer guard helps in protecting your flowers and shrubs as well as any garden ornaments.
The rubberized twin wheel set guides and supports the edger.
The telescopic handle shaft adjusts to your posture and height to make the work more comfortable.
Cutting diameter is 12 inches.
The WORX WG170 GT Revolution weighs 5.49 lbs.
When you invest in the WORX WG170 GT Revolution you get free spools for life. You only pay for shipping.
There’s a three-year warranty with the WORX WG170 GT Revolution.
And because the WORK WG170 GT is part of the WORX Power Share Family you can use the batteries with other tools in the same range.
Once again it’s a WORX lawn edger / trimmer. And this time it’s the WORX WG154 Edger 20V 10″ Cordless String Trimmer – a two-in-one edger / trimmer which converts from edger to trimmer and trimmer to edger in a matter of a few seconds – no tools required. Converts just by depressing a single button and the head swivels around to a 90-degree angle.
The WG154 has two variable cutting widths: 10 inch and 12 inch. Why two? Converting to 10 inch from 12 inch helps to conserve battery life and, of course, converting from 10 inch to 12 provides you with a wider cutting width and vice versa.
The front handle is fixed in place to cater to maximum user control.
The battery charges from zero to maximum in around five hours. Battery will last around half an hour before it needs to be recharged though this depends on what you’re using the tool for.
There’s a foldable spacer that helps to protect garden ornaments, flowers, shrubs, etc.
The rotating head makes it easy to convert from using the WG154 as an edger over to a trimmer and vice versa.
The WG154 weighs six lbs.
The line feeds on auto so there should be no messing around with it.
The WG154 battery edger comes with one 20V rechargeable battery, one charger, and everything else that you need in order to get up and running.
The BLACK+DECKER LST300 Weed Whacker makes for a worthy opponent to the WORX lawn edgers / trimmers reviewed above and can be, just like all others on this list, considered as being among the best lawn edgers.
The automatic feed spool allows you to work continuously without having to mess around with line feed. The line is 0.065 inches in diameter. To operate simply depress the on/ off trigger switch.
Cutting width, or to give it the more technical term – ‘swath’ is 12 inches.
With the Runtime Extension Technology, you get 33% more run time with the BLACK+DECKER LST300 Weed Whacker. The 20V rechargeable battery takes approximately four hours to fully charge and can run for over an hour (depending on what you’re using it for) before it needs to be recharged.
Depending on your height and your preference in terms of angle, you can adjust the handle to suit. The overall length/ height is 36 3/8th inches.
The head turns 90 degrees so that it easily doubles up as an edger / trimmer.
The LST300 battery powered edger comes with one 20V rechargeable battery, recharging unit, one AF-100 spool, one detachable wire guard (to help protect garden ornaments, flowers, etc.).
The LST300 weighs 5.7 lbs.
Conclusion – What is the Best Lawn Edger – the Best Battery Operated Edger?
Simple really, choose any one of the above and you really cannot go wrong if you’re intent on a cordless lawn edger that’s lightweight, not overly expensive, and can easily be used around the home as opposed to on a professional basis!