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Old 12-24-2012, 08:20 PM
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Need an opinion...

I'm trying to decide on a new string trimmer for next year, I also need an edger for drives and walks. Should I buy one of each? The other option I have seen guys using locally is some kind of disk on the string trimmer that allows them to quickly edge out a property. Should I look into one of those, if so what is it called? It will be used at my home and 5 other lawns that I cut. I am looking at buying a still trimmer, not sure if that helps.. Look forward to hearing what you guys think.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:47 PM
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you can get a husqvarna 324ldx like i have and buy an edger attachment for it. that way you can trim and edge with it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:42 PM
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I think you mean Stihl trimmers, and they make a Kombi system that will fit your needs well. Either google "Stihl Kombi System" or go to their site and do some research. Alot of guys on here like them, I prefer one of each but thats just me, Less moving parts means less that can go wrong/break
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:13 PM
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I think you mean Stihl trimmers, and they make a Kombi system that will fit your needs well. Either google "Stihl Kombi System" or go to their site and do some research. Alot of guys on here like them, I prefer one of each but thats just me, Less moving parts means less that can go wrong/break
That's what I meant. Damn iPad spell correct.
I looked at the Kombi but I don't want the hassle of the extra parts. I can edge it out pretty good now just using the trimmer, there are a couple Local companies using some kind of disk on the head of the trimmer that lets them roll down the sidewalk in a hurry. I have a corner lot with very long sidewalks plus a long driveway. I was hoping to figure out what that disk is or who makes it. I've looked at two local places and they do not have it or know of it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:29 PM
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I found this company a while back, didnt interest me becuase I have both but this may be what you want.

http://www.edgit.com/index.php?optio...d=47&Itemid=57
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:29 PM
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The disk u speak of is a brush cutter blade Ive seen and used many but never for edging you can buy them for pretty cheap depending on the trimmer I would take a stick edger over the blade anyday to save the hussle of changing the trimmer head to blade and vice versa and I dont see the blade being more time efficent than a good stick edger unless your edging over grown drives and walks do yourself a favor buy a good trimmer and buy a good edger
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:06 PM
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I found this company a while back, didnt interest me becuase I have both but this may be what you want.

http://www.edgit.com/index.php?optio...d=47&Itemid=57
That's exactly what I was talking about. That with a good trimmer should get the job done. I have 300ft of fence to trim under as we'll so that will be perfect for me. Thank you.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:18 PM
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I've used one of the edgit tools and it works great on northern grasses, not so much on southern turf. I ran it on a FS90 Stihl but didn't purchase it as my main trimmers are FS100rx's which it doesn't fit. It will take a week or so to get used to it but is great for weekly mowing accounts and general trimming.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:38 AM
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I've used one of the edgit tools and it works great on northern grasses, not so much on southern turf. I ran it on a FS90 Stihl but didn't purchase it as my main trimmers are FS100rx's which it doesn't fit. It will take a week or so to get used to it but is great for weekly mowing accounts and general trimming.
An fs 90 should be good for 1-5 yards right? I haven't researched that model.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:49 AM
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I'd start with the Kombi system. You could save a few bucks with the FS90, but with cheaper bearings an a wimpier shaft, it's not rated for attachments.

An FS90 with an Edgit might be OK for now. But a string trimmed walk isn't the same as one trimmed with a blade. So get the Kombi with a string trimmer for now. Trim as best you can without an Edgit. Put the money you'd have spent on an Edgit toward a real edger head for your Kombi system.

Then who knows, in the future you might want a little pruner chainsaw for your Kombi system. Or a hedge trimmer attachment. I have one of each, and they are quality professional equipment that will last.

Just remember one rule. With Stihl equipment use synthetic 2-cycle oil. And don't get generous. Mix it like it says on the bottle, not what's in the Stihl manual.
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