Cord retention technology locks the cord into the extension cord so it doesn't come unplugged and users can keep working. The unit is lightweight enough to make clean cuts around curves as well as straight edges. 12 amps is powerful enough to cut through any thickness of grass. Built-in trencher means not having to use a spade to create the initial edge, since this powerful model can handle that, too.
While offering three cutting depths, the blade angle is not adjustable, so no bevel cutting.
With the variety of depth positions available and the tilt blade for bevel cutting, users get the exact cut they desire with this model. Cuts stay even thanks to curb hopper technology, which allows wheels to adjust to uneven spots without affecting blade position. The frame and blade guards protect the edger from rocks or other debris, ensuring this sturdy product can last several seasons.
The wheels may not turn as easily around curved areas, making those more difficult to trim evenly.
Jump start technology is the primary benefit of this model, which is easy to use and requires no mixing of gas and oil to run. Handle is cushioned to avoid strain on hands. Handle-mounted throttle makes for an easy transition from cutting to idling. 1.75" maximum depth meets the needs of most users. Three transport wheels offer stability so cuts stay even.
Less powerful than some models, the Troy-Bilt may not work as well on areas of thick growth.
Users report that this model can handle even the thick grasses of the southern US, while leaving behind a clean edge. Includes an adjustable handle that can easily be raised or lowered based on a user's height. Engine runs on corded power, meaning no stopping to refill gas during big jobs. Assembly is simple.
While it works great on grass, this small model is not as good with dirt and debris, so creating the initial edge may be a bit of a chore.
The front wheel has a built-in spring to assist users in varying their cutting depth. At any depth, the 12 amp motor is powerful enough to cut through most thicknesses of grass. Lightweight and easy to maneuver for curved cuts. Integrated cord technology keeps the cord and extension cord locked together. Adjustable handle can be raised and lowered for user comfort.
Without curb hopper technology, using this model over uneven or rough terrain may cause slightly uneven cuts.
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An edger can give your landscaping a crisp, pristine look. If quality is your main concern, a walk-behind lawn edger is the best type to purchase. One of the most important considerations is power — where it comes from and how much you have. Gasoline provides the most bang, but corded and cordless edgers offer a reduced carbon footprint. Some other important features to look for include a blade with multiple depth settings and an adjustable tilt. A guide wheel that rides the curb and provides additional stability is important for edging along a curb. An ergonomic handle with an easy-to-reach throttle provides more comfortable working conditions.
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