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Old 07-09-2009, 07:55 PM
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Direction while trimming/edging?

I noticed the other day that i always trim / edge walking backwards unless going along a fence, just curious to see which direction the rest of you guys walk while trimming.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:20 PM
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Walking backwards gives you more precise control of the head. ie. no scalps. But walking forward is alot easier
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:53 PM
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Forwards for general trimming...backwards for cutting a clean edge.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:27 PM
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Backwards for trimming around beds so I dont fill the beds with clippings.

Backwards with edging with at trimmer for clean cut and more control.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:36 PM
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If your left handed most of the time you'll walk forward,I know I do.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:42 PM
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Along fences, or "angling" along beds, I walk backwards.

If I "90" sidewalks or beds, I walk forward.

When I'm moving from one part of the lawn to another, I walk forward, unless I'm trying to get out of a conversation with the customer, lol, then I walk backward to give them the hint.
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Forwards for general trimming...backwards for cutting a clean edge. Same as mowbizz
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:00 AM
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Walk whatever way the guard is designed to direct clippings back to grass
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:43 PM
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I get the best cut with a string trimmer going right to left (backwards).
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:54 PM
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I hate walkin backwards, only if I have to I will. I'm a lefty, and have the trimmer on the "driver" side of me. Works better for me, both trimming and edging.
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