before people start complaining, which seems to be a common occurance on these forums...shut up in advance this is a question for everyone - who here uses an actual edger vs line trimmer personally i find a line trimmer to be much more efficient and looks much better. for new clients that have excessive growth onto the sidewalk/driveways I use and edger but charge them an extra 10 bucks for the first mow because usually everything on the yard is overgrown. i also find the line trimmer to be much more elegant looking, an edger leaves a large space between the sidewalk and grass and you can see the soil. if a line trimmer is done correctly - PERPENDICULAR TO THE HARD SURFACE not angled - it looks good but you can tell someone inexperienced by drops in the edger with a little angle in the cut. that makes it look really bad i do the edges before i trim anything else just incase of fatigue. so there ya have my take - what's yours?