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clydesdale
02-28-2006, 10:15 AM
I have never edged and I want to add this service. I actually plan on doing it for free on a few homes to practice. But can someone recommend a edger for me. I dont need anything too pricey as I do not believe i will use it that often. So i would like to start with something that is decent. Not the top of the line tanaka. I love tanaka, but the price of 600 bucks is not what i am looking for. Also how much a foot do you charge? Thanks

just Cuts
02-28-2006, 12:31 PM
Look into redmax.

grass_cuttin_fool
02-28-2006, 12:59 PM
I have and use both, A stihl stick edger $350.00 and a craftsman wheeled edger that sell for around 200-250 dollars. Keep your eyes open at garage sales now that spring is close, I hear stories of people finding wheeled edgers cheap when people do spring cleanings.

wayne

walker-talker
02-28-2006, 01:15 PM
16 years in buisness and you never edged? What exactly kind of edger are you looking for? Something to trim the grass next to a concrete surface or a landscape bed?

clydesdale
02-28-2006, 01:27 PM
yep 16 years, part time and never edged. I am looking to edge along curbs and drive ways. It seems no one really does it around here. This maybe a little something extra that separates me. No big deal, but nice. We do not have sidewalks. Just driveways, walkways and curbs at the street. What will work for me, wheel or stick. I am looking on ebay, since i am looking for cheap until i see how this goes over with customers. Thanks

NEPSJay
02-28-2006, 01:41 PM
i'd say stick.... I have a shindaiwa and i really like it. Have a mclane wheel one too. its buried in the shop, a little too cumbersome for what I do. Dont count out the Redmax's or the Stihl's either. Alot of people on here love em.

hartmas
02-28-2006, 01:47 PM
Sthil Stick edger is the only way to go. Best one in my opinion going.

bobcatnj
02-28-2006, 04:57 PM
use a weed wacker and flip it upside down

southernlandscapespecial
02-28-2006, 06:39 PM
I recommend Shindaiwa, they are around 300.00 and work really well

bigjeeping
02-28-2006, 06:49 PM
use a weed wacker and flip it upside down

do you really do that?

befnme
02-28-2006, 07:16 PM
do you really do that?

lord i hope not .....:nono: any way echo and kawasaki are a little less expensive than the others and work just as well.

YardPro
02-28-2006, 07:37 PM
a stick edger is a must have....
can't believe that no one there uses one...

alwaysgreener
02-28-2006, 07:50 PM
http://www.edgit.com/contractorsedgit.htm#Lawn

wissel_landscaping
02-28-2006, 08:40 PM
I only use my stick edger twice a month the rest of the time i maintain it with the trimmer (upside down).

ozd12005
03-01-2006, 09:41 AM
For a wheeled edger go with the Mtd $199.00 and Echo for a stick edger

PaulJ
03-01-2006, 06:39 PM
Go rent a wheeled edger to establish new edges or cut back overgrown walks. I use a trimmer with an edgit guide for maintaining edges.

Precision Lawns
03-01-2006, 06:45 PM
I would say that having a stick edger would be great for putting rough edges, working around stone and pavers and such. (saves on line). but as far as maintaining the edge. I use my shindy turned upside down. needs a bit of control though. Especially when using the Weed-eater to establish the edge for the first time. I find the having one piece of equipment means I don't run myself to death back and forth from my truck.
hope this helps.

naturescape
03-02-2006, 09:32 AM
A wheeled edger for new edges. If you can't afford the Tan. for $600, look on ebay for a used one. A trimmer w/ Edgit to maintain the edge.

Splicer
03-02-2006, 09:50 AM
If a driveway/sidewalk has not been edged for any real length of time, the 1st time takes the longest and is the messiest as well IMO.