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MMLC
04-24-2006, 09:39 AM
Hey guys and gals!

If you had to buy your first edger what would you suggest? I like the portability of a stick edger but the walk behind edger such as a mclane seems like it would have more power. What do you think. Keep in mind I can only afford one right now.

Thanks

mrbray101
04-24-2006, 10:31 AM
Stick edger is faster, more versatile, and takes up much less space. You can pick up a nice stick edger for 300 bucks or so. Echo, Stihl, Redmax, Shindaiwa, tananka, kawasaki, are all good brands.

sgrprincees
04-24-2006, 11:28 AM
I got an echo pas-260 and the edger attachment, which cost about $400 total. It works OK, but my friend uses a cheap walkbehind that cost less and gets the job done quicker. If it's really overgrown I need to go over the edge twice to get it looking nice.

MMLC
04-24-2006, 11:47 AM
Thanks guys!

Green-Cuts
04-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Hey check out edgit for your trimmer.
edgit.com (www of course)

I have used it so far and it is great for edging and only have to use one piece of equipment.

THanks
Bj

mrbray101
04-24-2006, 12:20 PM
How well does the edgit work for regular bed edging. Not an initial edge just the weekly or biweeklyedging of a bed in between the mulch and grass? Seems like mulch would be flying everywhere.

J&R Landscaping
04-24-2006, 12:24 PM
I agree, the stick edger is lighter and smaller but if you are looking for a wheeled edger, check out little wonder!

daveintoledo
04-24-2006, 01:01 PM
more windows are broken with people usinga trimmer to edge then anything else..... too much flying debre... use a stick edger..

FinerCutslawnCare
04-24-2006, 01:36 PM
If i were you I would bye an echo or stihl, I used them at some condos yesterday for the first time and they are good.(echo)

buckshot80
04-24-2006, 02:05 PM
do you use the edgit on a str8 shaft or curved?

Green-Cuts
04-24-2006, 02:15 PM
HI
I have a echo straight shaft trimmer that I use the edger on and I use it every time I need to edge anything.

Thanks
BJ

MMLC
04-27-2006, 01:56 PM
Thank you for the replies. Went with a Husqvarna Stick trimmer.

cessnasovereign
04-27-2006, 02:20 PM
Stick edger is faster.

I'm gonna have to disagree with that. I just bought a Toro 4.5 HP walk behind and it drags me, I literally have to walk fast behind it to keep up. I know I know, it's not "commercial grade" but it works great, easy to make a straight line and no strain on the old back. :weightlifter: