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Old 04-11-2003, 12:11 PM
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Blade Edgers Or Trimmers

Do you guys use string trimmers to edge your lawns? Do any of you use blade edgers(ie: Stihl, stick edger)????
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:15 PM
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I'm thinking about getting a stick edger, but I do have a walk-behind model. My jobs only require edging maybe, 4 times a year, so my w/b model is doing the job for know.
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:21 PM
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I was just wondering, I have a stick edger and love it, but I see alot of guys using trimmers to do all of their edging. I need to find a quality trimmer for knocking down weeds on hills, and next to houses.
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:32 PM
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Walk beind blade edger for overgrown edges but EDGIT on a straight shaft trimmer for everyhting else. Go to ww.edgit.com
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Old 04-15-2003, 02:41 PM
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I just turn my straight shaft upside down and walk at a moderate speed. It will be a lot less expensive and it looks just as good when u get the hang of it.
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Old 04-20-2003, 10:30 AM
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I've got a Stihl FC55 edger that does an incredible job. It is powerful and cuts a super nice edge, lightning fast where there isn't heavy growth. Where the growth is heavy, it might take a couple of passes. Try this unit once and you'll be hooked, although you will have to spend a little on it - probably $200 or so.
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Old 04-20-2003, 12:38 PM
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A stick edger is nice to have, especially while learning, but with enough proficiency with a trimmer, you'll rarely use a stick edger. They'll mainly come in where an edge hasn't been established. Good luck.
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:56 PM
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I bought my walk behind edger and all it does is collect dust...I still feel to this day that a line trimmer can do must, not all, of your edging. The heavier areas where the sod has grown over, then yes the edger, but other than that no.
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