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Manual lawn edgers are inexpensive gardening tools you can use to trim the edges of your green carpet. This post will briefly introduce you to the different types of hand-held edgers and compare them to electric and petrol-powered versions.

Manual cutting takes a little longer, but it is environmentally friendly and very accurate

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  1. Types of manual lawn edgers
  2. frequently asked Questions
  3. Types of manual lawn edgers

    • rollable lawn edger
    • lawn edger
    • Hand grass shears without battery and handle
    • Hand grass shears without a battery, but with a handle
    • Hand grass shears with battery

    Rollable lawn edge cutter in the test

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    WOLF-Garten 71AAA037650 lawn edger Multi-Star RB-M NEW 2022-2023", red 40x15x16 cm
    44.74 EUR To the product

    The rolling lawn edger consists of a long handle and a "basket" with a serrated blade at the lower end. You hold the tool by the handle at the top and roll the basket over the edge of the lawn to be shortened.

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • Simple application
    • Back-friendly
    • noise free
    • Environmentally friendly
    • No maintenance effort
    • Easy cleaning
    • Inexpensive
    disadvantage
    • No cutting height adjustment
    • A high concentration is required for an even result

    Lawn edger in the test

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    Gardena combisystem Lawn Edger: Practical lawn edger with corrosion-resistant steel blade, garden accessory for cutting off lawn edges, suitable for all cs handles (3149-20)
    19.16 EUR To the product

    The lawn edger is visually reminiscent of a spade. It consists of a sturdy stem and a sharp semicircle. With the latter you cut off the edge of the lawn.

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • noise free
    • Environmentally friendly
    • No maintenance effort
    • Easy cleaning
    • Inexpensive
    disadvantage
    • effort required
    • Precise work required for a harmonious cut
    • Root damage possible

    Hand grass shears without battery and handle in the test

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    WOLF-Garten - Hand Grass Shears Rotatable, Promotion
    10.99 EUR To the product

    The hand grass shears without battery and handle is the classic among (traditional) lawn edge cutters. You hold the device, which usually has a blade that can be rotated in any direction, in your hand and pull it over the edge of the lawn while kneeling (or bending down).

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • Traditional
    • Small and handy
    • noise free
    • Environmentally friendly
    • No maintenance effort
    • Easy cleaning
    • Inexpensive
    disadvantage
    • back strain
    • Precise work required for a harmonious cut

    Hand grass shears without a battery, but with a handle in the test

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    GARDENA Comfort Grass Shears, long-handled: Lawn shears with handle, back-friendly, 180° rotating blade, non-stick coating, comfort handle (12100-20)
    36.89 EUR To the product

    The cordless hand grass shears with a handle are the ergonomic alternative to the classic hand grass shears. You guide the mechanical device from above using a handle about 70 to 90 centimeters long.

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • Back-friendly
    • Small and handy
    • noise free
    • Environmentally friendly
    • No maintenance effort
    • Easy cleaning
    • Inexpensive
    disadvantage
    • Precise work required for a harmonious cut
    • Limited sense of precision due to distance to scissors

    Hand grass shears with battery in the test

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    IKRA 50807200 grass shears shrub shears 2-in-1 garden tool IGBS 1054 LI 7.2 volts, runtime up to 175 minutes including battery and case, 15.84 W, 7.2 V, grey/red
    50.21 EUR To the product

    In principle, the battery-operated hand grass shears work like a normal hedge shears.(24.99€) They have sharp, intensively vibrating cutting blades. By carefully moving the scissors with battery you shorten the lawn edge.

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • Convenient to use
    • Small and handy
    • Low maintenance
    • low noise
    disadvantage
    • Usually short battery operation
    • Slow cutting speed
    • Often small cutting width

    frequently asked Questions

    How is a manual lawn edger defined?

    By manual lawn edgers we mean devices that

    • the gardener drives only by his own muscle power and/or
    • directly in the hands of the gardener (without a stem or any other extension).

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of manual lawn edgers compared to electric and petrol models?

    benefits
    • Inexpensive
    • Easy to store (takes up little space)
    • Easy to use
    • Quietly
    disadvantage
    • Require effort
    • Usually not very ergonomic (risk of back pain)

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