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View Poll Results: Trimming.. Or Trimming and Edging??
Just Trim what the Mower Missed 77 29.50%
Trim Once.. Flip the Trimmer over and Edge 184 70.50%
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:20 PM
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I'll run an edger the 1st time or 2 to get it in shape, Then maintain it with a trimmer. Like someone said earlier.... It really is an artform & takes some practice, but once you got it down it's faster. One tool, it's already in your hand & running. I make 1 trip around the homes with a trimmer & trim what needs to be trimmed & edge what needs to be edged, Then 1 trim around with a blower..... DONE & GONE!

Never had any complaints at all. I do find the edge line will be a little wider with a trimmer (not 2 inches but wider than an edger line) but I find it grows so fast here for 6-7 months of the year that just using an edger looks good for only about 2 days (I won't be back for 7) the trimmer leaving a little wider gap keeps it in check til I return.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:37 PM
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I use a stick edger for sidewalks and driveways and a line trimmer for everything else the mower missed.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:11 PM
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edger for edging weedeater for weedeating
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:50 AM
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i fall in the 2nd category, trim then flip it and edge simultaneously.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:28 PM
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trimming and edging always looks nice
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:58 AM
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it all depends where you are from central fl and edger is required for all of my 80+ accounts and on a weekly basis...there is no comparison between a weedeater and a edger..
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Groomer View Post
Get a Tanaka edger for walks, drives, and beds. Yes, this sweetlittle machine will redefine beds as well. I edge the walks and drives every other cut, price included. Beds are extra.
how well do you like the machine i was debating on getting this one or similar, or to get a normal powered edger by sthil or shindiawa.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:46 PM
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I do what ever it takes to make the property look finished and fresh. After a quick look to check, to get limbs, trash, toys etc. up. I know whether or not the edger is needed or if the trimmer will suffice.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:01 AM
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i have a couple points/questions
1. over time an edger is better than string in my opinion
2. i once read on here a stick edger is for maintaining an edge and not establishing. i had one over grown about 6" and i spaded that sucker then edged it
3. what is everyones thought on asphalt. i had to explain to a cust. that the reason the drive does not look like the curb and sidewalk was that concrete has a definite edge and the asphalt wanders like a river
4. i always felt i could edge but one helper edged for me and now i have a gutter at one of my favorite properties. i'm considering about 5 $1.30 bags of topsoil and filling all of the edge for free over the winter and edge it next year.
Time to step it up a notch
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by monro View Post
edger for edging weedeater for weedeating
That's the way I do it.
Bill Depierro
Depierro Lawns Inc.
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