Model # PWLE0799

Internet #202817519

Store SKU #567727

Powermate 9 in. 79cc Gas Walk-Behind Edger with Curb Hopping Feature
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Powermate

9 in. 79cc Gas Walk-Behind Edger with Curb Hopping Feature

  • Versatile, adjustable blade for bevel edging and more
  • Gas-powered with easy-start, 4-stroke OHV engine
  • Curb-hopping feature drops tires to create a clean edge
$22400 /each
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  • Versatile, adjustable blade for bevel edging and more
  • Gas-powered with easy-start, 4-stroke OHV engine
  • Curb-hopping feature drops tires to create a clean edge
This edger starts easily and performs admirably. It features an efficient 4-stroke OHV engine, manual recoil system and 3-point triangular adjustable blade. You can do bevel edging and more accommodating cuts. The curb hopping feature allows the front and rear tires to drop for a clean edge.
  • 3.1 ft. per lbs., 4-stroke OHV engine delivers powerful, efficient performance
  • Curb hopping feature allows the front and rear tires to drop for a clean edge
  • Triangular 3-point blade offers versatile cutting power
  • Blade angle adjusts plus/minus 15° for bevel edging capabilities
  • Sturdy metal frame ensures a durable design that can withstand the challenges of a high maintenance yard
  • Gas-powered with manual recoil for an easy-start fuel delivery system
  • Metal blade-guard works to extend the life of the blades

Product Overview

  • Versatile, adjustable blade for bevel edging and more
  • Gas-powered with easy-start, 4-stroke OHV engine
  • Curb-hopping feature drops tires to create a clean edge
Model #: PWLE0799
Sku #: 567727
Internet #: 202817519

This edger starts easily and performs admirably. It features an efficient 4-stroke OHV engine, manual recoil system and 3-point triangular adjustable blade. You can do bevel edging and more accommodating cuts. The curb hopping feature allows the front and rear tires to drop for a clean edge.

  • 3.1 ft. per lbs., 4-stroke OHV engine delivers powerful, efficient performance
  • Curb hopping feature allows the front and rear tires to drop for a clean edge
  • Triangular 3-point blade offers versatile cutting power
  • Blade angle adjusts plus/minus 15° for bevel edging capabilities
  • Sturdy metal frame ensures a durable design that can withstand the challenges of a high maintenance yard
  • Gas-powered with manual recoil for an easy-start fuel delivery system
  • Metal blade-guard works to extend the life of the blades

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Brand Powermate Southland Yard Machines Cub Cadet
Ratings (304) (147) (15) (111)
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
30.2 in
Assembled Height (in.)
15.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
17 in
Blade Length (in.)
9 in
Blade Thickness
.0625 in
Handle Length (in.)
36
Tire/wheel diameter (in.)
7

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Dry Weight (lb.)
60
Edger Type
Wheeled
Engine Cycles
4 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
79
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
4 Stroke OHV
Features
Adjustable Cutting Depth,Bevel Adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
53.76
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Cutting Depth (in.)
2.5
Power Type
Gas
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Start Type
Manual
Trimmer Type
Walk Behind

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
30.2 in
Assembled Height (in.)
15.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
17 in
Blade Length (in.)
9 in
Blade Thickness
.0625 in
Handle Length (in.)
36
Tire/wheel diameter (in.)
7

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Dry Weight (lb.)
60
Edger Type
Wheeled
Engine Cycles
4 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
79
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
4 Stroke OHV
Features
Adjustable Cutting Depth,Bevel Adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
53.76
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Cutting Depth (in.)
2.5
Power Type
Gas
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Start Type
Manual
Trimmer Type
Walk Behind

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

Questions & Answers

does wheel drop for curb edging?

Asked by: cootertx
Yes, the left rear and front wheels drop for curbs
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2017-10-25

Can this machine be used to edge flower beds?

By this I mean, rather than hand digging the edge of my landscaped flower beds each year, will this do the trick?
Asked by: Laurie
I used it to start a flower bed edge. The engine will stall if the blade is too far in soil or its thick soil. I moved slowly. You can use it to trim grass along borders as well but I find my weed trimmer better suited for that.
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2017-10-25

is thus easy to walk with? I an a 73 year old lady can I use it

Asked by: toots
Once you get it all set up and you're edging, its easy. Adjusting the wheels for curb edging can be a little cumbersome. Overall, it is much easier to maneuver than a lawn mower.
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2017-10-25

Does this unit work well on curved driveways?

Does this unit work well on curved driveways?
Asked by: Dave
All of my cuts are straight. However, it is not difficult to tip the unit backwards a bit to realighn the blade. I have had OK results with this unit. It is a bit underpowered in heavy soil and stalls. I have also had some trouble restarting the unit after a stall. I ussually have to put it back in choke mode. ( Probably an adjustment is needed ).... Over all for the price it is reliable and I will have it for years to come.
Answered by: Zolarius
Date published: 2018-03-28
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Customer Reviews

9 in. 79cc Gas Walk-Behind Edger with Curb Hopping Feature is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 304.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice edger The Powermate 79 cc Walk Behind Gas Edger is a good value and is easy to assemble and use. The front wheel adjustment assembly was bent in shipping and had to be hammered into the correct position. The assembly hardware was also loose in the box. I think this was a shipping issue as there were punctures in the box. Assembly, with bending the front wheel lift part back into place to me less than 30 minutes. I then ran the edger up and down the drive, about 120 feet total. I did not use the enclosed oil as I use synthetic oil in all of my power tools that require oil. I was told that synthetic lasts longer and stay fresher in the colder weather.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So I loved this edger! The only downside was an unexpected (and weird) failure due to manufacturi... So I loved this edger! The only downside was an unexpected (and weird) failure due to manufacturing I guess. The connector on the bottom of the gas-tank completely failed!! I pulled the edger out for this season, filled it up with gas, and all of a sudden, gas all over the machine and driveway!! The connector to the bottom of the gas-tank completely failed and was hanging. The edger has a 2-yr manufacturers warranty, so I contacted them (MAT Engine Technologies, LLC) and they sent a new gas-tank and Fuel Line Fitting / Filter (see page 24 of PDF, items 2 and 6 on the parts list). So the good news, this is a great edger ... I love it and it worked great last season. My driveway, near the curb slopes, this is a pain to edge the 2 feet. But once you move to the street and adjust the edger wheel down to do the street side curb edge, it works perfect! The cool part is that with the large triple blade, it fights through dirt, cuts a clean line, and is fast!! I loved using this edger so much (its fast and easy) I even edge my neighbors lawn, ha, ha. I read they had leaky carburetor issues as well, so just keep an eye out for that more common issue. My issue, I was told (and internet search seems to confirm) is not as common. Enjoy your edger you "will" love it for sure!!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good buy... Very good buy
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only valued-priced (affordable w/quality) walk-behind edger I could find. My ~15 year old Yard Machine edger wasn't worth fixing (carb, rust, etc). Tempted to buy a good stick edger for $230 but tried a friends' and debris gets under the wheel (right next to blade) making it hard to keep blade straight. Physically viewed other edger brands that had vertical shafts like a lawn mower that routed belts to blade. No way. Extra mechanics, weight, and power loss with that setup. Others had primer bulbs and plastic blade covers. REALLY?!! I run when I see that low of quality. My old edger had 3.5 hp. The Powermate has ~2.4 hp based on online cc to hp ratings. It looked well made in picture especially for ~$200 so I gave it a shot. The box was slightly crushed on arrival but no damage inside (see pic). Hardware and supplemental instructions for front wheel were loose in box but all was there, thankfully. Other hardware and docs were properly secured. The edger is impressively made of sturdy metal. Assembly is pretty quick. The image on the shipping box shows front wheel on outside of bracket (away from blade), instructions show it on inside. I think the correct location for the curb trimming feature is inside and it makes slightly more sense from a balancing perspective. I used oil with known SAE rating since oil supplied had none. Do not overfill (measure). Engine started on third pull initially, second pull ever since. Nice choke feature, works perfect. Engine is much lighter and quieter than my retired 3.5 hp edger so I don't need earplugs. The Powermate has plenty of power to cut through the Florida sand/soil. My sidewalk got overgrown during my edger outage but this edger handled it with ease (see pics). To be honest, I can edge with it even quicker than I could with my more powerful old edger. It does want to skate to one side because it only has one wheel in front (old edger had two) but it is very easy to compensate for since it is so light for a walk behind. Additionally, it takes up less room to store. The only part of the edger where I saw some cost cutting was in the plastic wheels. They are not inferior but rather typical for lawn equipment but are smaller (overall thickness is reduced) so they look kind of low end compared to the rest of the edger. They should hold up fine if you store the edger out of the sun, otherwise, they may get brittle faster than normal. Bottom line: For the price the Powermate edger is a great deal. It has neat features that I probably won't use (curb & tilt cut) but it is like you are not being charged for those things based on the quality versus the price. Perfect for the homeowner with average needs. I am quite detailed and picky (really?!). I am also frugal but do not buy just because an item is cheap. I doubt you will find a better edger for the price. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I got the extended two-year warranty just in case ($25). I feel the Powermate edger deserves my high ratings based on its value (quality & features vs price). It certainly beat any other affordable edger I could find.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the homeowner's that are serious about edged lawns and gardens Overall, this is a great edger and makes clean edges but takes some getting used to. It is a bit heavy, somewhat bulky and learning how to use it takes practice. Prior to this, I used my weed trimmer which had an edging wheel. I did not enjoy dragging a large extension cord around. This edger solves some of those problems. I love an edged lawn, live on a corner lot and have two concrete walkways, so I need to do a lot of it. The edger comes mostly assemblied, I easily screwed on the wheels and set up the blade depth adjuster. It came with oil as well which is nice. The edger has many features, you can set the dept of the blade, height of the front tire and you can drop the right wheel for curbs. You can also change the sideways angle of the blade by 15 degrees either direction although when I adjust it left, it is clearly more than 15 degrees, maybe 30-35. I dropped the wheel for my curb once but found its easier to just keep the edger on the lawn. I am trying to save time here. Most of the edges I need to make are on curves and it takes some maneuvering. Its a pretty delicate as you are trying not to hit the concrete (while I inevitably do but leads to no major issues), but if you get snagged on a bump, it can be difficult to maneuver. The more I use it, the better I get at it. I also used this to help make a garden bed gutter around my new shed; the endgine did stall everytime the blade when more than 3" into the wet clay. If you have the room to store this and love edging, I would consider this product. Otherwise you may want to stick to something smaller.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product, only fair quality I would have given 5 stars, but when I filled with gas the gas leaked from the bottom of the carburator. I checked the manual to troubleshoot, but nothing was there to suggest a solution. I took the bowl off the carb to check the operation of the float valve. Everything ok there. I noticed a screw with a spring wrapped on it. Initally I thought this was some kind of adjustment so I left alone. While I had the bowl off I found that this was there to drain the carb and it had not been tightened. When I tightened it stopped leaking and the engine ran fine. See attached photo. This drain should be mentioned in the operator manual. I did not call customer support, but that would have been my next step. Had I not been mechanically inclined I would have returned the edger and probably would have upgraded to a name brand unit at consideribly more cost. Now that the edger is running fine I love it. Edging used to be a chore with the smaller electric edgers, taking two hours and a lot of frustration. Now it takes 15 minutes and is not the least bit stressful. Now I can do 100 ft of curb in minutes with the curb hop feature. I started on the second working hole of the depth adjustment and no problem for the Powermate edger. At hole 3 the unit started loading up and nearly stalling. Something missing, but not a big deal, is a blade that guides the unit so you don't hit the edge of the pavement. I noticed in You Tube reviews none of the gas powered edgers had this feature. You can hear the edger blade hitting the pavement in all of the reviews. Come on manufacturers, the less expensive,smaller electric units have this feature. This would really help around the curves of pavements.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The gas edger was a good value for the money. It came in a box that had some damage but the unit... The gas edger was a good value for the money. It came in a box that had some damage but the unit itself had no damage. The assembly was easy and the instructions were easy to understand. The motor started right up and ran fine even under load. The edger did a good job on the yard edges. My only complaint is that the curb adjustment was not high enough to handle the curbs at my home and the back wheel adjustment would not hold the unit up. For the price, this was a good purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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