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Old 06-05-2014, 05:01 PM
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I like to actually "edge" once or twice a year. Once that clean edge has been made I am almost run with the trimmer and do an excellent job edging. I do it different than most guys. Lets just say my legs take a beating and have red spots all over them from getting hit with debris.
You do the trimmer upside down method?
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:40 PM
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You do the trimmer upside down method?


No I just turn the trimmer sideways and walk normal. It flings everything straight back at me. Twice this year I have looked down and found blood running down my leg from getting hit by something hard.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:53 PM
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No I just turn the trimmer sideways and walk normal. It flings everything straight back at me. Twice this year I have looked down and found blood running down my leg from getting hit by something hard.
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I edge the same way in shorts of course, I feel your pain. It's the only way you can run with a trimmer and still have a straight edge
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No I just turn the trimmer sideways and walk normal. It flings everything straight back at me. Twice this year I have looked down and found blood running down my leg from getting hit by something hard.
I hate not getting a tan on my legs but I use to do the same thing it hurts buddy, I wear pants all the time for the last few years now, still hurts but no blood
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You do the trimmer upside down method?
This is how I do it. Important not to grind the line into the crack or it gets worn down WAY too fast.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:46 AM
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I can and my helper could edge with a stick as fast as you can run or walk on a weekly account. I don't see how anyone could do it any faster with a trimmer. Also, a trimmer sucks for when you edge beds with over hanging plants. I use a trimmer in the rear yards and I also edge with the trimmer from the grass side with the head to my left slinging debris forward. I find I use a fair amount of string trying to maintain edges this way. Don't get me wrong on a soft grass it's fine and asphalt. However, concrete edges and st augustine/zoysia give me an edger.
There is a lot that can be gotten away with on cool season grass. I am all bermuda, St Augustine, or zoysia. No string. Edger for the vertical cuts and Landscape blade for the horizontal cuts.
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