Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 88
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by timtsb Can't beat a proper edger
It seems to me that designated edgers are a dying breed. Everybody loves to use their string trimmers, which doesn't make sense to me - it doesn't leave a perfect edge, and it eats through string like crazy. I much prefer a designated edger.
This is a good product. It has enough power to cut through the dirt when necessary, and has plenty of adjustability for blade height. The wheels are also highly adjustable to work along side a curb, though I've never used that feature because I don't have curbs at my house.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is I have a little problem with the safety release on the handlebar. I will be calling Powermate customer service and I'm confident it will be resolved.
July 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheRiz Good Edger for the money.
This Powermate 79cc walk behind edger is a Powerful Edger. The Features are Awesome. Such as the adjustable Wheels for edging my curbs, the adjustable front wheel for the height of the machine and the Adjustable Blade depth. I put in the 12 ounce bottle of oil it came with, put in gas and put it on choke. It started in about 3 - 4 strokes. The reason for the 4 star rating is the front wheel was bent at about a 30 degree angle. I had to take the front apart and bent it back into shape. I don't know if this is a factory quality problem or it happened in shipping. The box was pretty beat up. It does a good job.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa Powerful
This is a strong, powerful edger. If you are not comfortable with a powerful edger - look for something smaller to start with. For instance, if edging your asphalt driveway, this edger will easily take a chunk out of your asphalt if you are not comfortable with driving it in a straight line. However, if you know how to edge, this will be great. In respect to other reviews - our box was delivered very well, without any damages and subsequently the machine went together easily without any damages. So, if your box is undamaged - you will be happy with the machine. If not - you might have problems.
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by radioseeker1 good tool for paved driveway or side walks
This edger is perfect for sidewalks, asphalt driveways and flower gardens. It could probably be used for digging small trenches too. It is not good for edging a stone driveway though! The rocks shot out all around me. The assembly was easy, it included putting on 3 wheels and a handle which only took 20 to 30 minutes and it comes with a can of oil. The heavy duty blade can be positioned at a 15 degree angle in, straight or 15 degree angle out. Front wheel and one of the back wheels can be adjusted for height. There are 5 different depth settings for edging and the blade locks in with ease. The wheels are a heavy duty plastic. Overall the machine seems powerful and will give a yard that well manicured look.
June 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Great Edger
The 9 in. 79cc Gas Walk-Behind Edger from Powermate is a wonderful tool that makes taming overgrown yard edges much easier than it is when using alternative solutions.
Assembly out of the box was easy. Fueling and adding the included engine oil is a breeze. Starting the machine using the pull start is easy. Adjusting the depth of the blade cute is easy. Adjusting the bevel angle is easy. Even using the "curb hopping" feature is easy.
The only thing I find difficult about using this edger is lining up the blade with the edge of the sidewalk when I first start cutting. I wish that at least a portion of the blade guard were made of a transparent material so that I could see where the blade were lining up; another alternative would be to have a laser shining in line with the blade to help line things up. At the end of the day, is this a huge deal? No. That being said, though, it would really make things easier.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Skye06 Average edger
I rated this edger 2 stars because it leaked oil. If it would not of leaked I would of rated it a 3 or possibly a 4. Upon opening the box and reading instructions it seemed the wheels were suppose to be on edger because it said to roll out of box but my wheels were not on and putting the wheels on was not in the instructions. Putting the wheels on, although easy with common sense, may not be easy for a novice without instructions. Once assembled I added the oil per instructions along with gas and started edger up. Edger started with ease. Once I began to cut I noticed a trail of oil leaking out intermittently on my cement driveway. Besides the oil leak the edger worked well and the adjustable wheel makes cutting along the curb a breeze.
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SWong Decent edger for the money
Easy to assemble and use. Delivery arrived in a horribly beat-up cardboard box with many parts badly scratched and missing paint. My fears were misplaced when the assembled edger started on the first pull of the cord. Early to give a detailed review but the inclusion of a parts listing give me some faith this edger will be serviceable so long as I can source parts. 79cc engine is slightly anemic and underpowered but if you make multiple passes each time lowered another adjustment notch it does a very decent job chewing up overgrown clumps of lawn.
June 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JayM Good edger for the money
I received this edger via UPS and it arrived in pretty good shape. No damage to the box. On opening I pulled everything out and noticed some loose hardware. There was also another bag of hardware. Not too happy about the loose hardware (turned out to be everything for front wheel) but after pulling everything out I was able to account for everything needed to assemble.
Assembly was a breeze, took all of 10 minutes. Nice that they included the oil as well.
Started it up on the first pull and was off edging 30 seconds later. Engine doesn't have the same strong sound as I'm used to, however don't let that sway you. If you regularly edge your lawn then this has all the power you'll need. Don't expect it to cut new lines on the first pass, but for regular maintenance it's got plenty of power.
My only gripe is with the rear curb wheel. It's not the easiest to keep straight and if it's not lined up straight the edger will pull to one side or the other. Not a huge deal, just a minor headache.
Also, would be nice if the design included a blade guide. When I was a kid the edger I used had a guide that was positioned very close to the blade and went the same depth as the blade, but ran along the curb so the blade itself wasn't scraping against the curb and wearing away. Just a thought for future designs.
Noticed it's on sale this week for $199. Great deal if you can snag it for that price.
June 27, 2016