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The landscaper
04-07-2005, 07:23 PM
When you guys are running your edgers...do you walk forwards or backwards?

04-08-2005, 12:17 AM
When you guys are running your edgers...do you walk forwards or backwards?
forwards...... probably like most people out there

Spirit Lanwcare
04-08-2005, 12:19 AM
Do you walk forwards or backwards when you cut grass?

Do the same with your edger.

04-08-2005, 12:30 AM
This is a trick question right? the blade is spinning forward so if you walk backwards with it it would stall out I would think and probably bind the engine also. ;)

Green Pastures
04-08-2005, 12:31 AM
Both, depends on the thickness of the grass and how much dirt is in the groove.

Mo Green
04-08-2005, 02:27 AM
Forward when trimming, backwards when I flip the string trimmer over for edging. Don't know why, it's just always felt more natural.

ashs inc
04-08-2005, 10:37 AM
We walk backwards when we trim beds. And we will walk backward when we trim concrete because it leaves a better edge.

04-08-2005, 11:24 AM
First cut of the year both leave the best cut with my echo. I dont walk backwards, but do a forward backward motion as I walk forward. After its cut in a quick walk forward leaves it looking great

Green Care
04-08-2005, 11:26 AM
Forward here always.

The landscaper
04-08-2005, 11:39 AM
Thanks, I tried mine out for the first time the other day and it seemed to work better to go backwards or the forward backwards. I do agree after the first or second time walking forward would be the way to go.