Depending on the condition of the terrain you are edging. Plays a factor in your edger. I have used this machine in hard, soft, muddy,& wet ground. I must say it works very well in all conditions if you read the manual & have patients. May take a couple passes, or just going real slow. The craftsman edger will do the job. Easy to use & very little mantence. Weather it's edging or trenching I highly recommend this product.
I have never written a review before, but I feel that everyone should know abut this problem, I purchased this Edger last summer and it worked fine, I used new fuel in a new gas can and I stored it in an air conditioned, clean building for the winter. When I tried to start it last Month it would not prime or start. I sent it to the repair center to be fixed. I get a call from them saying it would cost about half as much as I paid for the edger, to be repaired because the carburetor was dirty. I have since discovered that this is a problem that many people have had because this carburetor is cheap and not very reliable. I am sure that I don't have a leg to stand on because I can not see what they see at the repair center, but I want everyone to know this will probably happen to them also.
I assembled the edger-I could not find the blade depth cable it was tied around the rear wheel axle.under the edger. then after assembly and oil and fuel were put in I looked at how to start-my manual shower a primer button on the left side of the edger that was not there- I pulled the rope 15 times and the motor did not start-then I looked again for the primer button and found the automatic choke under the protection cover and pressed the spring loaded arm a couple of times and the edger started.. After edging for 15 minutes I tried to edge some paver stones and noticed the blade stopped moving-I shut down the edger and noticed that the belt had broken..One use and I am down.? I am going to buy a belt today if this edger fails again-I will take it back to the store and demand my money back.. Last chance Sears..?
For the money I should have purchased the weed eater type lawn edger with the flower bed refiner. This one is good for the straight edge, but does not get the job done in curves.