Best lawn edger

Make the edges of your lawn neat and precise with an edger that will cut through grass and turf. We’ve found the top choices.

Lawn edger
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If you want to create a precise edge between your lawn and flowerbeds, the driveway, the sidewalk, or a path, an edger is your go-to tool. Use one of these for a neat, clean finish and a professionally landscaped look. Our choices include the top manual, cordless, and corded models to deliver great results. We also include designs that can take on other garden tasks.

Best overall

WORX WG163 GT 3.0 Cordless String Trimmer & Edger

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WORX WG163 GT 3.0 Cordless String Trimmer and Edger


This model will trim as well as edge, so you don’t need to store two separate tools. Rubberized wheels guide the edger to allow you to create straight lines and make clean cuts. The head of this model tilts by 90 degrees, allowing you to get precise edges even in sloped areas.

Best manual option

Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger

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Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger

Ash handle

You can provide the edging power yourself with this handsome model. It has a lacquered handle made from North American ash wood for strength and durability. Sharp blades create clean edges, and the double wheel means you can control it easily. 

Best three-in-one

BLACK+DECKER LCC222 20V MAX Lithium String Trimmer/Edger

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BLACK+DECKER LCC222 20V MAX Lithium String Trimmer and Edger

Two batteries

It’s simple to swap between edging and trimming with this design. The tool also functions as a sweeper, allowing you to clear driveways and decks. It comes with two batteries, making it suitable for large yards. Since it's lightweight, this yard essential won’t put a strain on your muscles.

Best for precision

WORX WG896 Lawn Edger & Trencher

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WORX WG896 Lawn Edger and Trencher

Professional results

Manicure your lawn with this edger and trencher. It offers three depth adjustments for clear definition of sidewalks, deck edges, and the driveway. It's also handy for burying wires. There’s a cutting line indicator for accurate results, too. It comes with a 7.5-inch steel blade, and you can get replacements when it becomes worn.

Best corded design

Greenworks 12 Amp Electric Corded Edger 27032

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Greenworks 12 Amp Electric Corded Edger

Adjustable height handle

If you’re happy to plug in, this neat electric model could be just the ticket. The cord lock prevents accidental disconnection. It has a spring-assisted front wheel for variable blade depth, and the 7.5-inch blade is double-edged for longer wear. You can even set the handle, so the machine is comfortable for your height.

Best battery powered

CRAFTSMAN V20 String Trimmer/Edger

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CRAFTSMAN V20 String Trimmer and Edger

Ergonomic pole

Another of the multi-purpose models in our selection, this edger, trims as well. It just needs to be turned to swap between the two functions. Two speed settings mean you can choose more power or a longer running time for your garden tasks. The handle can be set to fit your height.

Our verdict

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A lawn edger is a specialist tool, but one that’s worth adding to your garden kit for a clean divide between the grass and other areas. Our top pick is the WORX WG163 GT 3.0 Cordless String Trimmer and Edger. It has rubberized wheels to guide it and is made to tackle sloped as well as flat areas. It doubles as a trimmer, leaving you with fewer appliances to store.

If you prefer a manual edger, check out the Truper 32100 Tru Tough Rotary Lawn Edger. It’s easy to control with a double-wheel design, and the blades are sharp. The strong and durable handle is made from lacquered ash.

Sarah Warwick
Freelance writer

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes and gardens and loves investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper.