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View Poll Results: Best equipment to edge with?
String Trimmer (with gaurd-deflector ON-IN PLACE) 5 13.51%
String Trimmer (with gaurd-deflector OFF-REMOVED) 5 13.51%
Handheld CURVED shaft edger 9 24.32%
Handheld STRAIGHT shaft edger 14 37.84%
Walk-Behind Edger (Like McClane) 4 10.81%
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:19 PM
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Best equipment to edge with?

Best equipment to edge with? Consider both quality and quantity, looks the best and/or fastest, which ever you prefer.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:56 AM
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I run a STIHL FC-75 and love it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
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I run a STIHL FC-75 and love it.
FC-75 edger is an awesome curved shaft edger, same 4137 model engine as the fs-80, fs85 trimmers. I am looking for one to buy.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:24 PM
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Depends on the grass, I like an edger on warm season grasses, but use a trimmer on fescues.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:23 PM
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110 combi w/ straight edger after you do it the first time you can literally run behind it
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:05 PM
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Only time an edger is better is if it is a commercial property with a very very long distance of edging. Typical residentials I say trimmer upside down. There is a certain way to do it. You have to be in the grass facing the street or concrete and take your choice of going right or left. FOR ME, this way produces the best quality hands down. No way an edger could look better. It's nice for me because I don't have any commercials with long sidewalks or any edgers to buy.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:48 PM
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Handheld edgers here. They are more mobile than walk behinds and make a clean, even cut.
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