Nothing beats a solid edger to keep your lawn, sidewalks and driveways looking polished. If you read our top 10 best edgers article, we know that many enthusiasts out there will say an edger is something they can’t live without, especially if you’re those who want their projects polished. Although they’re a bit more rare than electric edgers, we were able to find a few of the most popular gas-powered edgers to take a look at. Which one is best however depends on a few other factors aside from how it’s powered, which we’ve listed below.
Choosing the best gas-powered edger
- Price point – There’s a decent range in terms of price when it comes to the best gas powered edgers, so keep in mind how much money you’re willing to invest into yours. We’ve found a few from different price points down below to give you some choices.
- Extra features – This is where the price begins to increase, however for some, certain features will justify the tag. Some of the most popular additives include: attached wheels, specialized handle, blade positioning and angling, safety guards, and more.
The best gas edgers
The Troy-Bilt TB516 is by far one of the best gas edgers out there, and the user reviews really backed up our decision for listing it at number one in here. It uses a 29 cc, 4-cycle Troy-Bilt engine that offers some great power at a low RPM. It has a ‘Spring Assist starting technology’ that offers an easy start with a smooth and steady pull. This gas edger features a 9’’ dual tip blade with a V-style handle and is the perfect option to cut a clean edge around a driveway and by the sidewalks with an edging depth up to 1.75’’. The blade offers 5 positions for some great options in terms of finding the perfect height adjustment, and it does not require gas and oil mixing. It has been designed with 3 premium transport wheels for the ideal stability and ease of transport. It’s one of the best out there and when compared to others, isn’t too expensive, either.
The Husqvarna 323EX is another one of the best gas edgers in the market, especially if you were looking for a higher-end model that’s a bit more expensive than the previous edger listed. It is a flexible and efficient gas-powered edger that has a low weight and high power (equipped with a 24.5 cc engine). The front handle may be adjusted through the use of a wing nut and a large guide wheel allows for the quick adjustment of edger depth. It has also been designed with a handy guard that will prevent stoppage due to soil and gravel. The well-designed starter and engine allow the machine to start faster with minimum effort and the bevel gear housing has been reinforced with multiple layers of steel plates so that it may prevent water from entering. The tool offers tool-less depth adjustment with infinite adjusters for its durable blade. It’s extremely solid and if you have the money, well worth the investment — it’s jam packed with additive features to offer more convenience and versatility to your work flow.
Here’s another quite powerful gas-powered edger to take a look at. The Southland SWLE0799 has a 4-stroke OHV engine, 3-point blade (great for some versatility when it comes to cutting power), blade angle adjustment to below or above 15 degrees (not the highest we’ve seen, but still convenient), and an easy-start system. In the box, it comes fully assembled besides a few parts, so you’ll be good to go if you weren’t interested in putting it together before working. We love this one since it’s pretty high-quality and if you can afford it, rivals the Husqvarna model listed previously in terms of heavy-hitters.
Yard Machines 25B-52J1700
Up fourth, we have the Yard Machines 25B-52J1700, which is considered one of the best gas edgers that is preferred by many since it’s on the high-end side of the category. This tool will help you complete your edging projects quickly and efficiently thanks to the higher quality build and power it provides. The edger has a 140 cc OHV engine and it comes fitted with a 9 inch dual edged blade, which is capable of edging a depth of 2.25”. The edger is equipped with 3 durable wheels that make it easy to be maneuvered as well as a convenient walk-behind bar for ease of control. This is a powerhouse tool that comes with 6 edging positions and a loop handle style that adds a high level of control.
McLane 801 5.50GT
Last but not least, the McLane 801 5.50GT has a 9 inch edging blade and 8 inch wheels with ball bearings. It offers 3.75 horse-power and 4.75 gross torque to give you the power you need to complete your edging project. It also features a single level blade clutch with depth control. The curb wheel is sold separately and it is CARB compliant. The engine starts easily and runs well and the unit is able to cut in a proper way without using too much effort. The handle comes semi-attached and only the upper section requires assembly. The engine has a rear and front oil access port and a manual throttle that allows you to set it to low or high. This edger is preferred by many and is a great addition to your collection of yard tools, despite being one of the highest models in here.