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Power Trim's History


    The Power Trim Co. got its start in the early 1950's when Roy Dykes and his son, Jim, began hand forming and welding gasoline powered lawn edger frames in Compton, California. In those days all of the operations required to build a frame (i.e. bending, drilling, welding, painting) were performed in a garage with the end results being sold to local outdoor power equipment dealers. The popularity of the lawn edger soon took hold with consumer and commercial customers alike who realized that no job was complete without that straight blade edged look. Two models were manufactured back then (the Junior and the Senior) with many of them still being used by their original owners today.

    In the years that followed the Power Trim name became synonymous with quality and service. Distributors and dealers were set up in key areas with no mass merchandisers to undercut pricing. In 1965 a new disengaging clutch frame design was introduced creating the ever popular Model 200. As the need for quality lawn edgers grew, so did the need for a larger manufacturing facility. In 1972 the company moved to its current 28,000 square foot location in Cypress, California. Since then they have grown to be the leading supplier of gasoline powered lawn edgers both here and abroad. With 6 current models to choose from, powered by Briggs and Stratton or Honda engines, they are sure to have the unit you're looking for. Nearly sixty years of building edgers, and edgers only, goes into every machine that comes off the line.