There are three models of Sears Craftsman edgers to choose from, depending on your needs. The 12 Amp Sears Craftsman electric edger is the lightest of the bunch. The Sears Craftsman gas edgers include the 29cc 3-wheeled and the heavier duty 5.0 ft-lbs 500 Series B&S model Sears Craftsman lawn edger. We’ll look at all three in this Lawn Edger review.
The 12A Sears Craftsman electric edger is a popular model in 3-wheeled form. It’s relatively easy to use, light weight, and doesn’t require the user to carry it. These are not made in America, however, and many have had problems with the motor dying, the cords being unreliable, and clogging of the blade guard with grass and debris. Works very well in dry climates.
The 29cc is heavier (24 pounds), but is a 3-wheeled, stand-alone model that does not require the operator to lift it. This Sears Craftsman gas edger has a 9 inch blade with an adjustable depth of up to 2-1/4 inches. With the Craftsman name behind it, this edger should be great, but many owners are complaining about its weak build and cut. Luckily, the 5.0 is not much more expensive.
The Sears Craftsman lawn edger 5.0 Briggs and Stratton 500 unit is much heavier than the other two models, but is also much more powerful. The blade can be beveled, has a cut depth of up to 2-1/2 inches and a very stable 3-wheeled platform. It’s 500 series, 158cc engine puts out 5.0 ft-lbs of torque. Owners seem almost universally satisfied with this one.
This strong Sears Craftsman yard edger does require some thought during assembly (namely, don’t put the whole bottle of oil that comes with it into the oil pan), which is the root of most people’s problems with it. The powerful Sears Craftsman edgers in this model, though, will meet nearly everyone’s needs for moderate-sized lawns and patios.