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DodgeTruckMan731
07-19-2009, 08:47 PM
What do you guys use to cut sod? Im currently using a simple Gerber pocket knife with a half straight and half serrated blade on it. It dulls after every job like im sure most knifes would but what are your guys techniques and what kinda of edge do you use on your knifes, what im trying to say is do you use more of a v shape or convex edge on it, not sure if those are the right words, Please post picture of your sod cutting tools.


P.S. for all you happy to be an, oh whats the word i can use and not get removed? oh well you guys know who and what you are:clapping:. I tried the seach and could find what im looking for, so save it.

Chris:usflag:

DodgeTruckMan731
07-19-2009, 08:50 PM
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boonehockey
07-19-2009, 08:55 PM
We always used a machete but a heavy weighted irrigation shovel would work to.

Dreams To Designs
07-20-2009, 08:58 AM
A sharpened spade, machete or a Japanese farmers knife or equivalent comes in handy. http://www.amleo.com/index/item.cgi?cmd=view&Words=4752

Kirk

jhill603085
07-21-2009, 11:38 AM
the place i work, we use just plain old steak knives that we got i think at walmart or the dollar store. cheap, and if they break, you can buy plenty more

Ben@speedbarn
07-23-2009, 01:33 PM
We always used cheap box cutters. The ones that you just stick out further and break off the dull part. Don't cut dirt with a good knife.

chavezkm
07-23-2009, 04:15 PM
the place i work, we use just plain old steak knives that we got i think at walmart or the dollar store. cheap, and if they break, you can buy plenty more

I 2nd that!

Dieselnut
07-23-2009, 09:09 PM
The landscapers by me use a machete or a shovel.

White Gardens
07-23-2009, 09:44 PM
I use a utility knife to cut when the sod is laid out.

If I'm at an edge, and I need to cut a whole piece width wise, then I measure what I need, keep the sod rolled, and cut the piece I need with a pruning saw with a 10 inch blade. Kinda like rolling a sheet of dough and cutting it.

This way keeps my long cuts square.

Dieselnut
07-23-2009, 09:59 PM
I was thinking about sod cutting for a few minutes now and wouldnt a paper cutter work?

White Gardens
07-23-2009, 10:14 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

No, I don't think so.

Dieselnut
07-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Maybe you could make a beefier one with a bottom plate and a machete on a hinge system and it just might work. Probably too much of a hassle to be worth it. I guess I should never get into landscaping and stay with dirt work.

Tom'sLandscapeDesign
08-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Use a hacksaw blade..

ecko
08-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Edger with a fresh blade works great for me.

CheapScapesNC
08-05-2009, 08:24 PM
machette - works best plus you can work in the worst neighborhoods and if they see you swinging that bad boy they'll leave you alone!

Danscapes
08-05-2009, 09:13 PM
Why use a knife? A sharpened "King of Spades" is all you need. I lay out the whole lawn with the need to be cut pieces overlapping then go through and cut all odd angles at the end while standing.

JNyz
08-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Why use a knife? A sharpened "King of Spades" is all you need. I lay out the whole lawn with the need to be cut pieces overlapping then go through and cut all odd angles at the end while standing.

Wow I could not agree anymore with the statement above.

Sounds to easy.

beegreenlandcare
08-09-2009, 12:49 PM
Just a plain 'ol spade works well for us. Just prefer to get the cheaper ones cuz they have a thinner metal edge which in this case does a better job of cutting

theguynextdoor
08-09-2009, 10:22 PM
I started using a knife...that lasted a few minutes. Now we cut sod with the stick edger for sidewalks. It works great and is really fast.

Ric3077
08-09-2009, 10:29 PM
We always use a bed edger, not a gas one, just a bed edger hand tool. The crescent shaped ones.

columbia
08-09-2009, 10:59 PM
I like to use a hatchet. It works pretty good for the projects I've done

rob7233
08-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Go to Walmart or the like and buy some serrated "ginzu like" single packaged knives. Think of something in the way of a serrated bread knife. About that length.

Works like a champ on the Floratam we have here. Perfect for the smaller detail cuts when fitting pieces in. I also use them to divide plants too etc.
Also real handy if someone wants to run off with your stuff.

Also a good handled Machete works fast on the bigger sod stuff.