A lawn which is nicely trimmed or edged is always a great sight especially for a person who mows the laws himself or herself. Be aware that mowing is not enough to make your lawn look special, meaning, aside from mowing, you have to edge or trim it in order to achieve the beauty of your lawn. And so, to make your lawn beautiful after mowing, the tool that you need is the lawn edger or trimmer to finish the look.
A lawn edger/trimmer has various things that you have to check when purchasing it.
The first thing to check out is if the edger/trimmer will start immediately or easily after 1 or 2 pulls of its cord.
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Next is you would want a gas powered push type edger/trimmer that will give you speed, convenience and quality of cut that other edgers cannot give.
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Another important aspect of your lawn edger/trimmer that you should ask is if it has sufficient torque and horsepower to do the work. For a normal yard, the sufficient edger/trimmer has a 4.75 torque and 3.5 horsepower to work on the yard.
Another important feature for safety that you have to make sure your lawn edger/trimmer has is the blade disengagement capability. This is an important safety feature for the user of the edger since it will allow you to disengage the edger’s cutter blade from turning.
The next feature that you will want for your edger/trimmer is that if it can maintain balance when used on curbs, uneven grounds and so on. Note that a four-wheeled edger has better balance than an edger with just three wheels.
An edger/trimmer that will give you a neat, sharp, clean-looking grass cut along your driveway, sidewalks, flowerbeds, etc should be what you will buy.
Another feature that you should look for in an edger/trimmer is the convenience it allows you to replace the edger blade once worn down and ready for replacement.
Safety is of utmost importance on your edger/trimmer so you should look for this tool with enough protection to the user like a blade guard, rear blade debris protector, etc.
It is advisable that you would look for an edger/trimmer that will allow you to switch it into a trimmer and back to an edger with ease and little effort.
There are two types of edger/trimmer sold in the market today, the electric and gas powered, and so it is advisable that you buy the one that you think will fit to your needs or requirements.
The two types of edger/trimmer have of course their differences, disadvantages and advantages, and your choice will depend on your requirements. The difference between an electric edger and gas powered edger is on their models, like two models for electric edger such as battery operated and the AC powered, while the gas powered comes as four-cycled engine and two-cycle engine.