As of 2015, some lawn edgers that are top-rated by experts include Cub Cadet LE 100 159cc, Ariens Subaru 169cc and Tanaka Professional TLE-600 50cc, according to MowersDirect.com. The site gives the edgers A-, A- and B+ ratings, respectively. TopTenReviews.com also gives the models favorable reviews.
Versatile and designed to perform in harsh conditions, the 4-wheel Cub Cadet has a self-sharpening, 9-inch blade with three tips. The low-maintenance edger also includes a trenching kit for deep rooting capability.
Well-balanced with easy grip handles, the Ariens edger is equipped with an overhead Subaru meter and has a curb hopping feature, providing stability and effortless maneuvering when edging curbs.
The Tanaka has a powerful and efficient 2-cycle engine with solid steel components that can perform heavy-duty tasks without much repair.