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lawncrafter1979
03-18-2009, 11:40 PM
What kind of edger do you use? I've been looking a few different ones and I can not find any kind of reviews on them. I am using it for apartment complex walks. I didn't know if I should get a heavy duty one or if I'd be safe getting a smaller one.

Thanks!!

Going Commercial
03-19-2009, 12:11 AM
For doing sidealks I use a little wonder edger. You get what you pay for, my advice s to by a commercial grade unit rather than a sears craftsman or something from lowes or hd.

White Gardens
03-19-2009, 12:26 AM
I love the Stihl 4-mix edgers.

Light, durable, and the 4 stroke engine has enough torque to power through tough sections without having to worry about burning up your motor.

They can be a little hard on the arms on larger sections though, but you would save massive amounts of time.

CGlisson
03-19-2009, 12:49 AM
For doing sidealks I use a little wonder edger. You get what you pay for, my advice s to by a commercial grade unit rather than a sears craftsman or something from lowes or hd.

AMEN! Don't buy a Crapsman!! I got mine used for $40 and still feel like I got ripped off...that is pathetic.

Australian Mower Man
03-19-2009, 05:20 AM
ATOM EDGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Made in Australia, walk with them like a wheelbarrow. GOOGLE them and see. The best!

DLAWNS
03-19-2009, 07:50 AM
I use Redmax stick edgers and I love them!

lawncrafter1979
03-19-2009, 08:41 AM
I had been looking at a Troy-Bilt 4-cycle. Should I stay away from this?

LBLC_LCO
03-19-2009, 08:44 AM
I had been looking at a Troy-Bilt 4-cycle. Should I stay away from this?


......Yes.

lawncrafter1979
03-19-2009, 08:46 AM
......Yes.

Is it a POS?

LBLC_LCO
03-19-2009, 08:53 AM
I'm sure it would work for a short while, but in my opinion...troy-bilt stuff is sh**. Everyone I've ever known who has used their stuff, it has not lasted long. Spend a couple hundred bucks and get something decent.

ALC-GregH
03-19-2009, 09:53 AM
I'm sure it would work for a short while, but in my opinion...troy-bilt stuff is sh**. Everyone I've ever known who has used their stuff, it has not lasted long. Spend a couple hundred bucks and get something decent.

amen....

I use a Echo stick edger for the over grown stuff and my string trimmer for weekly maintenance.

RonAyersMotorsports
03-19-2009, 10:00 AM
Find a dealer in your area that provides great service. Preferrably a local STIHL, Echo, or Shindiawa dealer.

The STIHL 4-mix units are very powerful. STIHL's FC90 or 95 perform extremely well and under $400.00.

snowjeep
03-19-2009, 10:28 AM
Stihl 100rx stick edger. It did 35 houses a week last year and no problems.

Trenchblade
03-19-2009, 11:17 AM
we use the Echo PE-265s, no problems with them at all, and they dig a mean trench with a trenchblade on there too.

jcltyson
03-19-2009, 09:50 PM
whipper clipper

ArTurf
03-19-2009, 10:12 PM
Here is how I go about edging. If it is seriousley overgrown I use the blade egder attachment on my Stihl trimmer. Once the initial edge is cut I put the "Edgit" on my trimmer for the rest of the year and use it to trim & edge. It is maybe the most time & effort saving devices I have come across. Check it out at edgit.com.