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Old 04-08-2014, 08:45 AM
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Using trimmer to edge?

Hey guys, just wondering if you use a trimmer to edge sidewalks and beds or if you switch to a edger for edging? I know that it saves time to edge with the string trimmer and if you do it enough you can get really good at it. I don't use a edger because it takes to much time to switch over to a different machine for something that one machine can do.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:56 AM
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I only use a string trimmer. I dont own a edger either . I only have 2 propertys that gets a weekly edge on the beds . Every spring them places get clean up. edged and mulched . them are my easy clean ups
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:58 AM
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Using trimmer to edge?

Turn the trimmer upside down and to the edges on beds and sidewalks. Works really well. Flip trim
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:18 AM
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Turn the trimmer upside down and to the edges on beds and sidewalks. Works really well. Flip trim
Yea. That's what I do.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:35 PM
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Turn the trimmer upside down and to the edges on beds and sidewalks. Works really well. Flip trim
How we Canadian boys do it
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:36 PM
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I use an edger for walks and driveways. It's a lot faster than a string trimmer and easier to maintain consistency. With the edger, I can do it at a fast walking pace, after the first time of the season.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:38 PM
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I use an edger for walks and driveways. It's a lot faster than a string trimmer and easier to maintain consistency. With the edger, I can do it at a fast walking pace, after the first time of the season.
Exactly. A stick edger is twice as fast and a trimmer uses far too much string when edging.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:03 PM
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Exactly. A stick edger is twice as fast and a trimmer uses far too much string when edging.
It really boils down to what you're working with. (the turf, not the equipment)
If I edged every week, you know what the blade would do? Nothing. It would be spinning along an already established little "trench" doing nothing.

The grass isn't creeping into that established edged, nor does it magically fill with dirt - not in a week, not in two weeks, not in a month. Not where I'm working anyway.

Once I cut an edge, it stays that way for a while and a trimmer line makes quick (and neat) work of the few blades of grass that are "falling over" into the edged area.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:25 AM
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:13 AM
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Stick edger. Just as fast. Looks better.
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