Updated 3 Oct 2017

Morrison

552558

Snapshot: The Morrison 552558 mains-electric lawn edger has 1200W motor power and weighs 6.4kg. But how effective and easy to use is it?

552558
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

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Test results

Overall score
67
Cutting & trimming
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at edging kerbs and paths.
  • Easy to use.
  • Excellent manoeuvrability on hard surfaces.
  • Good manoeuvrability on grass.
  • Comfortable handles.
  • Good visibility while edging.
  • Good cutting-height adjuster.

But

  • Poor at edging alongside vertical walls (it leaves behind a thin grass strip and a small groove in the lawn).

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance is based on edging a pathway, kerb and wall.

Ease of use is assessed on manoeuvrability on grass and concrete surfaces, handle comfort, cutting visibility, controls, starting, vibration and cutting-height adjustment.

Price is from a September 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$199

Specifications

Depth range (cm)
12-42
Motor location
Bottom
Shaft type
Straight
Motor type
Mains-electric
Noise (dBA)
78
Weight (kg)
6.4
Depth positions
3
Telescopic handle
×
Length (cm)
Not stated
Cutting diameter (cm)
n/a
Line-feed method
n/a
Run time (mins)
n/a
Charge time (mins)
n/a
Voltage (V)
n/a
Battery size tested (Ah)
n/a

More Info

Battery cost ($)
n/a
Availability
-
Notes
-

Features

Cutting lines
Blade
Clutch
n/a
Edging guide
Shoulder harness
n/a