About The # 1 Manual Lawn Edger / Sod Cutter

The #1 Lawn Edger is the culmination of 22 years of design and re-design into optimized perfection.


In the early 1960's, the founder of the #1 Lawn Edger (Bob Keblbek) designed and built his first edger.  It was made completely out of wood, and quickly became the conversation piece of the neighborhood.  For years the neighbors would borrowed this unique tool he created.  

Unfortunately for hand tool lovers the world over, he did not envision the tool as a possible business venture at that time.  Even though he was already a successful entrepreneur.  

Sometime in the early 1980's his interest in the Lawn Edger tool rekindled.  Bob began to spend his spare time redeveloping the tool.  It slowly evolved into the tool you see on this web site today. From an all wood construction (except for the blade), plus 2 pins holding it together ... into an easy to assemble configuration using an all metal stainless steel blade, that can be sharpened, with a milled wooden handle and a more durable foot rest.

The photo above is the new and improved 2005 extra sturdy, all Stainless Steel bladed Lawn Edger with 4 spot welds and 4 pop rivets in footplate.



The lawn edger's existence was not widely known at first.  It was around 1995 that this great tool was placed in independent hardware stores in Washington State.  With no advertising they quickly sold out.  He then gave the tool to a few professional gardeners and landscapers.

At first the tool had a lukewarm reception, that is until the landscapers and professional gardeners figured out that there were plenty of uses for this lawn edger.  The rave reviews stated things like, it was perfect for those areas where motorized or electric tools failed.  The most common examples of professed success were around:

  • rockeries
  • curved spaces
  • on the top and bottom of hills
  • cutting sod
  • and garden shaping where the lawn meets the garden

Bob's next challenge was to tell the world.  Well, that's how the #1 Lawn Edger was born.

We are so confident in Bob Keblbek's design, material selection, and construction method... we offer a full 3 year Guarantee!

Using the The #1 Lawn Edger is easy.  Just slide your foot into its pre set slipper and take hold of the handle.  Put the heel of the blade in the turf at the place you would like to start. Imbed the blade into the turf by stepping down on the heel then, step down on the toe of the blade (do not take blade out of turf).  Simply lift toe up, leaving heel in turf and drag - pull - step forward ... heel...toe...heel...toe.



The #1 Lawn Edger is about the same size as your ordinary garden rake or hoe and requires less energy to use.  No bending or straining required to use this lawn necessity, just an even heel to toe walking motion edges it all.

Your #1 Lawn Edger is made of durable all Stainless steel, with a wooden handle for strength and durability.  Easy to clean and simple to maintain.  We suggest any spray lubricant on all metal parts.  Don't be fooled by cheap imitations.  We guarantee our workmanship and will replace the #1 Lawn Edger for the original purchasers, if found to be defective in material or workmanship up to three years after its purchase.