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Old 03-30-2013, 06:24 PM
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How do you trim like this?

http://i.imgur.com/C0undiO.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LJSR5CM.jpg

The angle is crazy steep.. saw this today on a property and im completed at a loss.. seem like you'd have to hold the trimmer almost straight up??\

side view (very rough hha)..
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:31 PM
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If you are holding your trimmer with your right hand on the trigger, just rotating both your hands towards you could create such an anlge, but you would have to turn your body around and basically be walking in the beds. Funky though
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:47 PM
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This is how I edge along beds, curved concrete edging, driveways, sidewalks and everywhere a client will tolerate it.

Any helper I would hire would have to already be able to do so or be willing to learn...pretty quickly.

Maybe I'll do an instructional video someday.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:24 PM
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Maybe I'll do an instructional video someday.
I'll help you. I will turn and use a trimmer in any angle it takes to get the job done the easiest. I have one grip where I use my thumb to operate the throttle.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:35 PM
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that kinda looks like every single yard I service.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:04 PM
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I guess I'm trimming wrong or something then. I trim and about a 40degree angle to beds and this is like an 80degree haha. It looks really good, I just cant imagine in my mind how to do it..
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Looks like they might be using the mower to go over it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:32 AM
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Some string trimmers are easier to edge vertically than others.

Thus far my favorite for optimal weight, balance and bio mechanics for me.... when flipped 180° to edge vertically is the Echo Srm-230. I also walk backwards when doing this and it is a bit easier to control when I'm on the turf side that on the sidewalk, driveway or in this case the mulch bed side.

It does take practice and all but I assure you it's much easier than chain saw sculpture.
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That looks like crap compared to my edges.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:38 AM
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That looks like crap compared to my edges.
Post some pictures and let us be the judge.
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