November 3, 2023
On this page I'm going to show you some concrete edging tools and tell you which one's are my favorite and which one's are not.
There's so many different types of concrete edger's for sale. My goal is to help you choose the right edging tool based on my real world experience using them.
I'm Mike Day and I own Day's Concrete Floors, Inc.
My employee's and I use concrete edging tools on concrete slabs, concrete sidewalks, concrete pool decks, and concrete driveways.
We use them just about everyday, so we know which one's are easier to use and which one's are well made.
Using a concrete edger will give you a rounded edge along the outside edge of a slab, pool deck, sidewalk, or concrete driveway.
WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT?
There's basically two kinds of concrete edging tools.
Both of these types of edger's can be a handheld design like in the pictures above.
Or you can buy the walk behind edger with a handle attachment so you don't have to bend over as much.
In my opinion, if you are in the concrete business, it's a good idea to have both the handheld and walk behind styles.
I personally like the concrete edger with the tapered front and back edges.
The reason for this is simple. When you move the edger back and forth, the tool doesn't want to dig into the concrete. You can hold the edger quite flat and get very good results.
If your new to concrete or just learning, this is definitely the concrete edger for you to have.
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The flat edger tends to want to dig or scrape the concrete if you don't hold it up high enough while you move it frontwards and backwards.
See the picture below:
The tapered edger will not do this and makes for easy use of the tool.
Here's one I recommend getting if you going to buy an edger.
There's a lot of different manufactures of concrete edges. And they make all those edger's out of 3 basic materials:
I have 2 personal favorites when it comes to using concrete edger's.
The first is Marshalltown's Concrete Edger's. Marshalltown makes a very good commercial grade edger. I highly recommend them.
The second is Kraft Tool Company's Concrete Edger's. Again, they make an ex
For the big bronze edger I like the one below. It's 9" long and 4" wide, this edger gives you a very nice picture frame look to patios, pool decks and driveways.
For a smaller edger I like this 6" long by 2 3/4" wide one for edging door openings and garage door entry's.
A walking edger, sometimes referred to as a concrete edging trowel, is used for the same things as a handheld edger except it has a handle so you don't have to bend over to perform the task.
Having a handle on the edger also allows you to edge the concrete in some harder to reach places like:
Walking edger's are great for long straight runs on patios, slabs, and driveways.
The one pictured below is an excellent walking concrete edger you can get on Amazon. Don't forget to get the handle also.
Look guys, there's a lot of very good concrete edger's out there.
Which one is considered the best concrete edger? I can't say for sure, I can only give you my preference's based on my experience using the one's we use every day.
Me and my crew like using the bronze concrete edges that have the tapered or flared front and back edges, plain and simple.
We use one size or the other depending on what kind of project we are doing that day.
If this is your first concrete edger purchase, you can't go wrong with a bronze edger. Zinc is very good also, I have a couple of these as well.
Watch my video below to see how I use a concrete edger around a patio slab.
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