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12-24-2012, 09:20 PM
I'm trying to decide on a new string trimmer for next year, I also need an edger for drives and walks. Should I buy one of each? The other option I have seen guys using locally is some kind of disk on the string trimmer that allows them to quickly edge out a property. Should I look into one of those, if so what is it called? It will be used at my home and 5 other lawns that I cut. I am looking at buying a still trimmer, not sure if that helps.. Look forward to hearing what you guys think.

weeze
12-24-2012, 09:47 PM
you can get a husqvarna 324ldx like i have and buy an edger attachment for it. that way you can trim and edge with it.

LandFakers
12-24-2012, 10:42 PM
I think you mean Stihl trimmers, and they make a Kombi system that will fit your needs well. Either google "Stihl Kombi System" or go to their site and do some research. Alot of guys on here like them, I prefer one of each but thats just me, Less moving parts means less that can go wrong/break

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12-24-2012, 11:13 PM
I think you mean Stihl trimmers, and they make a Kombi system that will fit your needs well. Either google "Stihl Kombi System" or go to their site and do some research. Alot of guys on here like them, I prefer one of each but thats just me, Less moving parts means less that can go wrong/break

That's what I meant. Damn iPad spell correct.
I looked at the Kombi but I don't want the hassle of the extra parts. I can edge it out pretty good now just using the trimmer, there are a couple Local companies using some kind of disk on the head of the trimmer that lets them roll down the sidewalk in a hurry. I have a corner lot with very long sidewalks plus a long driveway. I was hoping to figure out what that disk is or who makes it. I've looked at two local places and they do not have it or know of it.

LandFakers
12-24-2012, 11:29 PM
I found this company a while back, didnt interest me becuase I have both but this may be what you want.

http://www.edgit.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=57

Jaxscaper904
12-24-2012, 11:29 PM
The disk u speak of is a brush cutter blade Ive seen and used many but never for edging you can buy them for pretty cheap depending on the trimmer I would take a stick edger over the blade anyday to save the hussle of changing the trimmer head to blade and vice versa and I dont see the blade being more time efficent than a good stick edger unless your edging over grown drives and walks do yourself a favor buy a good trimmer and buy a good edger
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12-25-2012, 12:06 AM
I found this company a while back, didnt interest me becuase I have both but this may be what you want.

http://www.edgit.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=57

That's exactly what I was talking about. That with a good trimmer should get the job done. I have 300ft of fence to trim under as we'll so that will be perfect for me. Thank you.

knox gsl
12-25-2012, 12:18 AM
I've used one of the edgit tools and it works great on northern grasses, not so much on southern turf. I ran it on a FS90 Stihl but didn't purchase it as my main trimmers are FS100rx's which it doesn't fit. It will take a week or so to get used to it but is great for weekly mowing accounts and general trimming.

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12-25-2012, 02:38 AM
I've used one of the edgit tools and it works great on northern grasses, not so much on southern turf. I ran it on a FS90 Stihl but didn't purchase it as my main trimmers are FS100rx's which it doesn't fit. It will take a week or so to get used to it but is great for weekly mowing accounts and general trimming.

An fs 90 should be good for 1-5 yards right? I haven't researched that model.

Toro 455
12-25-2012, 08:49 AM
I'd start with the Kombi system. You could save a few bucks with the FS90, but with cheaper bearings an a wimpier shaft, it's not rated for attachments.

An FS90 with an Edgit might be OK for now. But a string trimmed walk isn't the same as one trimmed with a blade. So get the Kombi with a string trimmer for now. Trim as best you can without an Edgit. Put the money you'd have spent on an Edgit toward a real edger head for your Kombi system.

Then who knows, in the future you might want a little pruner chainsaw for your Kombi system. Or a hedge trimmer attachment. I have one of each, and they are quality professional equipment that will last.

Just remember one rule. With Stihl equipment use synthetic 2-cycle oil. And don't get generous. Mix it like it says on the bottle, not what's in the Stihl manual.

cpllawncare
12-25-2012, 11:11 AM
I'd start with the Kombi system. You could save a few bucks with the FS90, but with cheaper bearings an a wimpier shaft, it's not rated for attachments.

An FS90 with an Edgit might be OK for now. But a string trimmed walk isn't the same as one trimmed with a blade. So get the Kombi with a string trimmer for now. Trim as best you can without an Edgit. Put the money you'd have spent on an Edgit toward a real edger head for your Kombi system.

Then who knows, in the future you might want a little pruner chainsaw for your Kombi system. Or a hedge trimmer attachment. I have one of each, and they are quality professional equipment that will last.

Just remember one rule. With Stihl equipment use synthetic 2-cycle oil. And don't get generous. Mix it like it says on the bottle, not what's in the Stihl manual.

I don't mean to hi jack the thread but since you brought it up, I have two fs 90's one I use with a hedge trimmer attachment, is the 90 to small for this attachment?

Spring Valley Lawn Service
12-28-2012, 10:26 PM
I bought a stihl edger and use the old head off a trimmer for trimming. Use the edger at beginning of year and use the trimmer to edge rest of year

cpllawncare
12-28-2012, 11:25 PM
what size is the head? my edger is a 110.

JustRidinAlong
01-03-2013, 03:27 PM
Go with a RedMax 2660TS string trimmer
Then buy the edger attachment for it. The heads are held on with 2 hex screws and the shaft splines right into each head.

I'm not fond of the systems that detach in the middle because you always end up using 2 drive shafts and reducing torque at you business end

But if your cutting new edges, you might want to think about a wheeled edger to get the job done faster and easier. Stick edgers are mostly for maintaining.

cpllawncare
01-03-2013, 10:49 PM
We have a mclane wheeled edger for cutting in edges the stick is just for maintaining but if we're in a hurry usually during the busy season we just use the trimmers for maintaining.Only the stick edger is on the split shaft 110 kombi the 90's are regular shaft trimmers. I'm thinking I need to get a hedge trimmer attachment for the kombi since it's a 110?

Valk
01-04-2013, 12:51 PM
If any of your 5 lawns you mow have sprinkler heads adjacent to/in contact with any concrete edges you wish to maintain...think twice before using a metal blade w/o marking them first.
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