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Old 07-28-2010, 10:20 AM
J & K Lawn Service J & K Lawn Service is offline
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I am looking to buy an edger to expand the services I am offering my customers. Should I purchase a handheld edger or one with wheels? What style edger has worked best for you? Thanks for the help.
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We like the Sthil FC-110, we also have a FC-95. The 95 is ok but the 110 has more power for just a few more $.

They were out of 110's and I needed one that day only reason we got the 95.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:42 AM
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Thanks TAC.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:46 AM
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Sure hope that helps.

Some guys don't like the 4mix, they have served us well. We do have a couple of older ones that give us some trouble but that would be the case if they were 2 stroke.
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honestly you should have both.. a hadheld is quick light and gets the job done real fast..but they cant really establish an edge they way a good walkbehind unit can ((it will work but it will take FOREVER))

for normal maintenance work.. handheld *stick is the only way to go..i have been really happy with my Redmaxs
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:40 PM
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Thank you Jiggz!
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:40 AM
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honestly you should have both.. a hadheld is quick light and gets the job done real fast..but they cant really establish an edge they way a good walkbehind unit can ((it will work but it will take FOREVER))

for normal maintenance work.. handheld *stick is the only way to go..i have been really happy with my Redmaxs
I agree with your post, however, I have edged walks that have been very over grown with my stick edger and it has been okay. You just charge accordingly if it is really over grown.

I'm running the RedMax HEZ3001S


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Old 08-09-2010, 01:41 PM
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I really do not see a need for a walk behind. Even if the edge hasn't been done in a year, you could always flip your weedeater upside down. This works surprisingly well

Stihl FS110 is what I use
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Fs110 here also ...Very good reliable machine..
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I am looking to buy an edger to expand the services I am offering my customers. Should I purchase a handheld edger or one with wheels? What style edger has worked best for you? Thanks for the help.

If it's your first edger, I would suggest a stick edger. Compact, lightweight, fits on the trimmer rack, less expensive, would see more use.
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