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View Poll Results: Do you use a dedicated edger?
Yes 13 44.83%
No 9 31.03%
Straight Shaft 12 41.38%
Curved Shaft 8 27.59%
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:00 PM
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Stihl FC-110, 8 yrs. and still running. Most powerful edger you can get as far as I know.
Do you really need all that power though? (31 cc's?)

I've seen a few crews using Echo PE-266 curved shaft 25cc and it never bogged down on them. (Use it on regular accounts every other week typically).

I will say, that the Echo PE-266 and Stihl FC110 seem to be the most popular models I've seen on jobs.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:12 PM
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Do you really need all that power though? (31 cc's?)

I've seen a few crews using Echo PE-266 curved shaft 25cc and it never bogged down on them. (Use it on regular accounts every other week typically).

I will say, that the Echo PE-266 and Stihl FC110 seem to be the most popular models I've seen on jobs.
I've used the smaller Echo curved shaft line trimmer and even that worked fine for regular mowing, most of the time, as far as power was concerned. Does it take more power to spin the blade than the line?

Even if I had bigger engine I would still need a straight shaft because I'm too tall for the curved shaft.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:07 PM
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Stihl FC-110, 8 yrs. and still running. Most powerful edger you can get as far as I know.
Does it have enough power to plow through the edge of a lawn that hasn't been edged for 10 years? Is it practical for daily use? I personally use the Stihl 90 curved shaft. I am over 6 foot 8 and I get so used to everything being too small for me I have not thought about a straight shaft helping this issue. I appreciate any input!
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:49 PM
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I run a FC75 curved shaft edger and prefer it. I picked up a kombi system this year, and bought the straight shaft edger attachment for it, but found the wheeled larger wheeled system to be bulky and awkward. Overall I prefer the curved shaft to the straight for my purposes.

And yes, we do use dedicated edgers. I prefer the straighter more consistent lines from the dedicated edger vs using a string trimmer for the job.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:30 AM
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straight shaft has more torque/power to the blade.
if you get a new client that the previous lawn care company or the homeowner themselves haven't been edging you can pretty much just blow right through the over growth.
My opinion about using a string trimmer....looks like crap...but then its just an opinion.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:31 PM
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I don't think it matters all that much, we aren't having to reach under trees etc... with an edger.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:45 PM
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Shindaiwa LE242. used stihl for a year, and it sucked!
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:12 PM
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I run the Tanaka TPE-260PF which has a curved shaft and runs great... Comes with a great warranty which I have never had to use and the perfect dealer for all my needs...
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