Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA)

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  • 127cc Briggs & Stratton 550 series engine
  • Single lever blade clutch & depth control system
  • Steel powder coated handle
  • 3.5" edging depth
  • 4-position bevel
  • 4 wheel chassis with 1/4" steel frame
  • Wheels - 8" ball bearings
  • Variable speed throttle control
  • Cutterhead 5/8" dia. shaft with solid steel flanged pulley
  • 2" x 9" blade
  • Debris sweep deflector
  • Enclosed belt pulley deflector
  • Curb riding
  • Replacement blade(Ace No. 70230)
  • 2 year warranty
  • Not for sale in CA


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Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA)
 
4.0

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (19)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Ergonomic grip (10)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Straight edging (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Do-it-yourself (15), Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    superb built machine

    this machine is one of the best you will find. I use it to edge my concrete drive & cut flower beds.Craftmanship is second to none.Assembly was a breeze,bolt on handle,bolt on...Read complete review

    this machine is one of the best you will find. I use it to edge my concrete drive & cut flower beds.Craftmanship is second to none.Assembly was a breeze,bolt on handle,bolt on throttle cable,add oil & gas & you are done.The problems with the throttle cable is gone.Stay away from the 475 series engine,its all aluminum,go with 550 series,its got a cast iron cylinder,much better engine.Buy it from Ace,you will have no regrets.Super good people!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK Hardware--Bad Customer Support

    Unit is easily assembled. Controls on engine for CHOKE, FUEL, THROTTLE, and ELECTRICAL ON & OFF are not marked or marked very well. Had extreme difficulty getting unit to start and...Read complete review

    Unit is easily assembled. Controls on engine for CHOKE, FUEL, THROTTLE, and ELECTRICAL ON & OFF are not marked or marked very well. Had extreme difficulty getting unit to start and run. McLane's Customer service, via phone, provided no help McLane has refused to answer any of my 4 written inquires. Likewise engine manufacture, refused to accept that their product was not well marked and could not/would not give me proper settings for operation. McLane was informed each time I communicated with the engine people, but chose not to enter the discussion. I have one remaining, on going technical issue with McLane.

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    5.0

    Very highly recommended.

    By Harry

    from Spokane WA 99208

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Handle
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hedging
      • Straight Edging
      • Trimming Around Rocks
      • Weeds & Tall Grass

      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

      Extraordinary peice of lawn equipment. Wish that I had it years ago instead of the sears edger that is nothing like this one. Best edger and second to none. Very happy and pleased with this purchase. Highly recomended. Easy to use and what a great job it does.

       
      5.0

      added gas & oil, started first pull.

      By Bob

      from Forked River, N.J.

      About Me Handyman

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Handle
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Straight Edging

        Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

        Very excited about it; however, I would like to see a 10" blade. It would last longer and there is plenty of room for it. Otherwise no complaints.

         
        5.0

        The last edger you'll ever buy

        By Greenskeeper

        from Clinton, UT

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Handle
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Straight Edging

          Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

          I work on a golf course and have personally edged LITERALLY miles of cart paths with this. It has taken 5 years of almost everyday abuse and it runs and functions beautifully! Out of the weather and well maintained, I could see this edger lasting a lifetime. You'll never have to replace it.

           
          5.0

          mclane fan

          By slingblade

          from new orleans la.

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Easy to Handle
          • Ergonomic Grip
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Straight Edging
            • Weeds & Tall Grass

            Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

            this product is one of the best made, have used McLane edgers for years with only maint needed to keep going.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            work horse

            By Raymond

            from Iowa

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Handle
            • Ergonomic Grip
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Needs Better Engine Manua
            • Needs Curbside Wheel Atta

            Best Uses

            • Straight Edging

            Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

            When first using the product, I had difficulty keeping the engine running longer than two minutes. Calling into B/S for assistance was a joke, unless you like talking to a computer voice. Finally I figured out where the fuel shutoff switch was and how to keep it on the open position.
            The manual was not clean and the picture of the area was not detailed. Being 65 and suffering with eye sight problems from a detach retina did not help the process only. Good thing I grew up around lawn equipment sales and on a farm.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best edger I have ever had

            By Happy Jack

            from Odessa, Tx

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Handle
            • Ergonomic Grip
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Straight Edging

              Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

              I have had my McClane edger probably ten years and have never had a problem with it. Starts easily with normally one pull, blade changing is easy, controls are easy to use. The only problem is the right rear tire virtually melted for no reason, the rest of the tires look almost new.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT IT

              By OTIS

              from CEDAR HILL, TX

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Handle
              • Ergonomic Grip
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Straight Edging

                Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                I HAVE BACK PROBLEMS AND IT IS VERY EASY TO START AND LIGHTWEIGHT BUT DOES THE JOB

                 
                5.0

                Best on the market

                By Mike

                from Sioux Falls South Dakota

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Handle
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Straight Edging

                  Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                  Received quickly, Easy to assemble, Mclane quick to ship acccessories.

                   
                  4.0

                  Why did I wait so long?

                  By Dave the Gardener

                  from Northampton, PA

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Handle
                  • Easy to start
                  • Ergonomic Grip
                  • Powerful
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • Missing a bolt and 2 nuts

                  Best Uses

                  • Island edging
                  • Straight Edging

                  Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                  This edger looks like it will "last forever". Well built, has a belt guard and metal throttle plate now. Engine is OHV - nice touch and has a gas-shutoff. The kill switch is easy to mix up when starting - uses o and -. Edges quickly, but if the ground is unevevn you may miss a little - not its fault. Free shipping to my local Ace was nice. I'm very pleased with it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Mclane edger performs beautifully!!

                  By Nick

                  from Downriver, MI

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Handle
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Beveled edge
                    • Straight Edging

                    Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                    Ok here's my review: Just got the unit today from my local Ace hardware which was a smooth process overall. Got it home unpackaged the unit, put six bolts on for the handle, tightened two screws for the throttle, filled it up with about a half quarter of 10w 30 motor oil (which is not included) and filled it up with fresh gas. First pull and off she went. Checked the depth setting to my preference and completed my yard with no problems. Also, this edger has a bevel feature which tapers the top of your grass giving you a fresh look that no one on your block can compete with. I replaced my 25+ year old Mclane with this newer one and wow it put my old unit to shame. So my overall opinion, spend the extra $100 over the stick edgers and wanna be's because this Mclane edger packs the power and will not disappoint.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BEST THING SINCE THE STRING TRIMMER

                    By jasper

                    from Lula, GA

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Handle
                    • Ergonomic Grip

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Straight Edging
                      • Trimming Around Rocks

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      Got approximately 350 ft. of edging. This edger with the B/S 550 Series engine does a very good job. Got to pull a few times to crank,but I blame the 10% corn in the gasoling for this. A small engine repairman friend advised me to try fuel stablizer.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      superb built machine

                      By Chris

                      from Ravenna Oh.

                      About Me Handyman

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Handle
                      • Ergonomic Grip
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • No cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cutting flower beds
                      • Straight Edging

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      this machine is one of the best you will find. I use it to edge my concrete drive & cut flower beds.Craftmanship is second to none.Assembly was a breeze,bolt on handle,bolt on throttle cable,add oil & gas & you are done.The problems with the throttle cable is gone.Stay away from the 475 series engine,its all aluminum,go with 550 series,its got a cast iron cylinder,much better engine.Buy it from Ace,you will have no regrets.Super good people!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality Edger

                      By Chap

                      from Louisiana

                      About Me Handyman

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Handle
                      • Lightweight
                      • Well made

                      Cons

                      • Not gas efficient

                      Best Uses

                      • Straight Edging

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      In a day and age of cheap foreign made imports McLane still builds a quality edger. This is the power edger you need that you will not find in the box stores. It is well made and operates with ease. I wish they would make the curb attachment standard.

                      (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Another Work-Around

                      By Niceville Bill

                      from Niceville Florida

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Multiple problems

                      Best Uses

                      • Straight Edging

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      I have had trouble with this unit since day one. With minimum help from McLane or Briggs & Stratton I have solved most of these issues. The unit now performs well. Two days ago I attempted to change the blade. I discovered that to do so one needs to use a 3/4 inch box wrench for the bolt at the end of the shaft and a 5/16 inch Allen wrench inserted into a socket in the shaft on the other end. My assortment of Allen wrenches did not fit the socket. I marched off to the store and purchased a new set. I tried the 5/16 inch wrench and it would not fit the socket. I called McLane. They indicated I was the only one with this problem. I was told to press the used blade to the ground to keep if from turning and then use the 3/4 inch wrench to do the job. What I did - I lightly filed the six surfaces of the Allen wrench until it fit McLane's version of a 5/16 inch socket. Another work-around required to make the machine work! Not a good record!

                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not Good

                      By Ed the Edger

                      from Ogden UT

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Handle

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Start

                      Best Uses

                      • Straight Edging

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      Hard starting

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By Bob the Builder

                      from Lexington KY

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Handle
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Straight Edging

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      Good product!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      My Ace hardware store is great

                      By Craig

                      from Grand Rapids, MI

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Handle

                      Cons

                      • Sticks with Heavy Grass

                      Best Uses

                      • Straight Edging

                      Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                      The new briggs 3.5 engines are not very good. Briggs and Stratton blames McLane for throttle problems & McLane blames Briggs.

                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      OK Hardware--Bad Customer Support

                      By Bill Again

                      from Niceville FL

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Straight Edging

                        Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                        I've owned the unit for a couple of months. Today is the first time I have been able to operate it without "jerry-rigging" a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist!

                        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        OK Hardware--Bad Customer Support

                        By Niceville Bill

                        from Niceville FL

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Pros

                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Technical support

                        Best Uses

                        • Straight Edging

                        Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                        Unit is easily assembled. Controls on engine for CHOKE, FUEL, THROTTLE, and ELECTRICAL ON & OFF are not marked or marked very well. Had extreme difficulty getting unit to start and run. McLane's Customer service, via phone, provided no help McLane has refused to answer any of my 4 written inquires. Likewise engine manufacture, refused to accept that their product was not well marked and could not/would not give me proper settings for operation. McLane was informed each time I communicated with the engine people, but chose not to enter the discussion. I have one remaining, on going technical issue with McLane.

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Starts Easy

                        By tpop

                        from North Webster, Indiana

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Handle
                        • Ergonomic Grip
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Straight Edging

                          Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                          Never owned one before. Setup is extremely easy. Does a super job.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Solid, Well Built

                          By Jay

                          from Grand Forks, ND

                          About Me Handyman

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Handle
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Straight Edging

                          Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                          A solid well built piece of equipment.

                           
                          5.0

                          Very durable

                          By Tom

                          from Bedford, Texas

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Handle

                          Cons

                          • No cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Straight Edging

                          Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                          I have had this brand of edger for over 30 years and have serviced it once. It is the best edger for edging your lawn, much better than a string weed eater.

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Dependable

                          By JR

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Straight Edging

                            Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                            Ran for 26 years before giving up the ghost. Can't ask for more than that.

                            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Do not buy power equiptment online!

                            By Peanuts

                            from FL

                            About Me Handyman

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mclane® 3.5 HP Gas Edger & Trimmer (801-3.5RP-CA):

                                  Mclane Makes a great product but with all companies there will always be one or two that are defective.. Mine was one of the defective ones.. [...]

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