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Old 09-14-2012, 12:20 AM
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charmill, they go down a good 3in. or so. They leave a really nice crisp clean edge. I usually come back with a strait edged shovel and dig it a little deeper if need be.
I gotcha. Could save a lot of time but I don't see the price of one paying off because I'd have to go back through with a spade and make them deeper. I don't do anything HUGE though. Usually a couple hundred ft each property tops. I'd see the advantage though if I were doing say apartment complexes or commercial.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:25 AM
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Half moon shovel, I haven't gotten into huge properties so I can't even justify renting an edger yet. More pictures on the first page of pictures/work thread.
Get yourself a spade shovel with a D handle. You'll be much happier with the results
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:40 AM
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Get yourself a spade shovel with a D handle. You'll be much happier with the results
I have tried square spades, but it hard ground or rocky soil they are terrible. Maybe in light sandy soil but I haven;t had great luck with them. I am not the one looking for advise, I know what works for me and I stick with it.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:43 PM
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i use the shindaiwa trimmer. just go slow, and it looks just as nice as the other ways.

I turn it up-side down, and do it just like you would you would edge sidewalks with it. if their is alot of over growth, go a little slower.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:53 PM
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i use the shindaiwa trimmer. just go slow, and it looks just as nice as the other ways.

I turn it up-side down, and do it just like you would you would edge sidewalks with it. if their is alot of over growth, go a little slower.
So you're using your string trimmer? I've used the string trimmer to edge walk ways before, works pretty good. But are you telling me you're also using it to edge mulch/flower beds? And if so, you still have to scoop/clean the inside(bed) with a shovel, right?
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:46 AM
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after you cut the edge, just use the trimmer to get it off the ground. then, then rake, (where needed)
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:07 AM
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after you cut the edge, just use the trimmer to get it (the sod that grew in the flower beds after edging or what you would scoop) off the ground. then, then rake, (where needed)
Also, will post pice of what i mean this week.

just editing my last post (time limit ran out) it needed more info
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:54 PM
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I'm saying kawasaki guy is wrong but I don't understand where a trimmer could ever come in handy for it unless you're using a trimmer for the same reason I use an edger for. I dont understand what using a trimmer to get it off the ground means. I use an edger just to draw an outline on the grass. You can not use a trimmer to dig down 4-6 inches of dirt and clean it out of the way. Nothing other than a shovel is needed for a clean edge (a flat shovel if you want it to be as clean as it can be) and it is extremely simple once you spend the time to perfect it. Can find more pictures of real edges is wanted
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:52 AM
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