I've been cutting all my edges by hand this year. Had a job come up with about 500' of new edges needed, so I rented an EZ Trench bedscaper. WOW! Why the hell didn't I do this earlier?!?! I've read a lot of mixed reviews on these on this site, and after using one, I can't understand how anybody could not absolutely fall in love with this thing. You can literally cut your edges as fast as you can walk (backwards, that is). No kidding, I could have had all 500' done in about 20 minutes if I just went from one area to the next. Incredible time saver. I need to save up over the winter for one of these babies. Also, I think this particular model, which pulverizes the soil, is a better option than the others that leave a strip of sod to remove -- although I've never used that style.