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s2000zr
06-23-2010, 06:24 PM
There are many discussion about trimmer but not edger. whats a good edger for around $200

Trevor8
06-23-2010, 06:35 PM
I would get a stihl.

Richard Martin
06-23-2010, 06:47 PM
I don't know about the cheap edgers. The last one I bought was $400. Stihl FC95.

mowerbrad
06-23-2010, 07:15 PM
Most edgers are not 'cheap', they are usually more expensive than trimmers.

The best cheap edger would be one thats on-sale.

s2000zr
06-23-2010, 08:35 PM
how about this one for 199 at costco
http://www.swisherinc.com/e4_lawn_edgers.asp

freshprince94
06-23-2010, 08:50 PM
No edger for $200 will stand up to regular commercial use. It will also not have an engine powerful enough to cut through thick overgrown and wet edges. Go to a dealer, not HD or Lowes and pick up a commercial edger. I run all Stihl and use their FC 90 edger. It's not too heavy, leaves an beautiful edge, and cuts through anything. I think i paid $330 or so but you can get one now for about $300 I believe.

s2000zr
06-23-2010, 09:39 PM
No edger for $200 will stand up to regular commercial use. It will also not have an engine powerful enough to cut through thick overgrown and wet edges. Go to a dealer, not HD or Lowes and pick up a commercial edger. I run all Stihl and use their FC 90 edger. It's not too heavy, leaves an beautiful edge, and cuts through anything. I think i paid $330 or so but you can get one now for about $300 I believe.

where can i get fc90 for $300? my dealer wants 349.

nepatsfan
06-23-2010, 09:44 PM
Homelite...

20xd
06-23-2010, 10:25 PM
how about this one for 199 at costco
http://www.swisherinc.com/e4_lawn_edgers.asp

I can't find that edger on the costco site.I have the same model in a trimmer.It is a Shindaiwa T2510 C4 powerhead relabeled for Swisher. It says Shindaiwa on the shaft and powerhead.

Keith
06-23-2010, 10:50 PM
I bought two more Kawasaki KEL27A edgers, brand new, on ebay a few weeks back for $230 each, shipped. I have never owned a more powerful edger than these. I don't see any for that kind of price right now, but if you are not in a hurry, it's worth keeping an eye out for them.

s2000zr
06-24-2010, 12:16 AM
I bought two more Kawasaki KEL27A edgers, brand new, on ebay a few weeks back for $230 each, shipped. I have never owned a more powerful edger than these. I don't see any for that kind of price right now, but if you are not in a hurry, it's worth keeping an eye out for them.

will you please email me when you see that price again.
s2000ZR@YAHOO.COM

Differential
06-24-2010, 01:10 AM
I bought a Stihl c55 edger and it was pure JUNK. I took it back the first day and exchanged it for the Kawasaki KEL27B.

I purchased the Kawasaki from my local dealer for $324. It's an awesome edger. If the Kawasaki can't power through some overgrown areas, I don't think any of the other brands would either. And if you find an area an edger can't handle, you can always use a string trimmer first, then come back and use the edger.

I've been very pleased with this unit. The engine has great power, the adjustable wheel is sturdy and easy to adjust, and the handle is really comfortable. Mine takes a few seconds to warm up, but it always starts on first or second pull, and just generally runs really well.

Keith
06-24-2010, 02:03 AM
will you please email me when you see that price again.
s2000ZR@YAHOO.COM

Sure. If I run across another deal on them, I'll let you know.

Differential, is yours a KEL27B?

s2000zr
06-24-2010, 02:13 AM
whats the different in KEL27B and KEL27A. are these Kawasaki better than a stihl fc90
russo power have the KEL27B for 289 shipped. thats the best deal i can find

Keith
06-24-2010, 02:44 AM
I believe it is like the KGT27a and 27b trimmers. The "B" model meets stricter emissions and is a little more cold natured. I don't think it's a huge deal. While I would prefer an "A" model, both should be fine.

topsites
06-24-2010, 02:48 AM
Save up the money until you have enough that you don't have to cut corners, just think,
cheap equipment could give a business owner an attitude that in turn could attract cheap customers.

Differential
06-24-2010, 02:59 AM
Mine is the 27B. It doesn't seem cold natured to start it, but it does take about 30 seconds for it to warm up.

Primer bulb 3 times, choke, and it always starts within 2 pulls. The KEL 27B may not be a true "commercial" model, but it seems that it's on the high end of residential. It's definitely a million times better built than the Stihl model that's in the $200 range. But it doesn't cost $500 like the "commercial" models.

Personally, I've been 100% pleased with it. If I'm not mistaken, I think it has a 2 year commercial warranty, and lifetime on ignition.