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Old 12-25-2012, 10:11 AM
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I'd start with the Kombi system. You could save a few bucks with the FS90, but with cheaper bearings an a wimpier shaft, it's not rated for attachments.

An FS90 with an Edgit might be OK for now. But a string trimmed walk isn't the same as one trimmed with a blade. So get the Kombi with a string trimmer for now. Trim as best you can without an Edgit. Put the money you'd have spent on an Edgit toward a real edger head for your Kombi system.

Then who knows, in the future you might want a little pruner chainsaw for your Kombi system. Or a hedge trimmer attachment. I have one of each, and they are quality professional equipment that will last.

Just remember one rule. With Stihl equipment use synthetic 2-cycle oil. And don't get generous. Mix it like it says on the bottle, not what's in the Stihl manual.
I don't mean to hi jack the thread but since you brought it up, I have two fs 90's one I use with a hedge trimmer attachment, is the 90 to small for this attachment?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:26 PM
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Need an opinion...

I bought a stihl edger and use the old head off a trimmer for trimming. Use the edger at beginning of year and use the trimmer to edge rest of year
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:25 PM
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what size is the head? my edger is a 110.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:27 PM
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Go with a RedMax 2660TS string trimmer
Then buy the edger attachment for it. The heads are held on with 2 hex screws and the shaft splines right into each head.

I'm not fond of the systems that detach in the middle because you always end up using 2 drive shafts and reducing torque at you business end

But if your cutting new edges, you might want to think about a wheeled edger to get the job done faster and easier. Stick edgers are mostly for maintaining.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:49 PM
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We have a mclane wheeled edger for cutting in edges the stick is just for maintaining but if we're in a hurry usually during the busy season we just use the trimmers for maintaining.Only the stick edger is on the split shaft 110 kombi the 90's are regular shaft trimmers. I'm thinking I need to get a hedge trimmer attachment for the kombi since it's a 110?
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:51 AM
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If any of your 5 lawns you mow have sprinkler heads adjacent to/in contact with any concrete edges you wish to maintain...think twice before using a metal blade w/o marking them first.
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