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Old 02-13-2013, 02:31 PM
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I used to run a Stihl FC90 curved shaft edger but felt it was a little underpowered on overgrown or new edges. It works fine for edges that are already established.

I recently bought the 130 Kombi with straight shaft edger to cut in new edging but haven't had a chance to use it yet.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:21 PM
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get a husqvarna 324ldx trimmer and get an edger attachment. it's a true honda engine 4 stroke and requires no mixing of oil. you use less gas and you don't have to buy oil to mix with the gas. the engines last longer than 2 strokes and they have more torque as well which is what you need for edging. i have one and i love it. i also have a honda trimmer with the same engine that i've been using for 10 years with no problems. i wanted a honda edger but they didn't make one so the husqvarna choice was the only one that uses the same engine. husqvarna doesn't sale just an edger with that engine though so you have to buy the trimmer that accepts different attachments. it's ok though because you'll always have a backup trimmer that way in case your main trimmer goes down. husqvarna does sale the 224ldx which is a trimmer only that doesn't accept edger attachments but the edger only ones they sale are 2 strokes. there's also other attachments you can use if you want like shrub trimmers and such if you get the 324ldx.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:47 PM
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The Stihl KM90R 4-mix is heavier, but they pot out a heck of a lot of power.

But, the Shindaiwa 242 is great for weekly stuff
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:26 PM
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Thanks for your info im going to look at the stihl dealer and then my normal dealer who cares shindaiwa and echo and redmax. I have a shiny bp and works great


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Old 02-14-2013, 10:59 PM
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Hi from Australia
I have an Atom edger (made in Australia) and really like it. One can buy 2 stroke or 4 stroke models. I have a 2 stroke model. I do not know if Atom edgers are available in the USA. Should be if they are not.
One of my customers got me to use her STAR brand edger once when I forgot my Atom. Yuk taught me I don't forget my Atom anymore.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:44 PM
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Picking an Edger

I'm going to look at a light used FC 110 later today. Is there anything I need to look for besides normal wear and tear and how the engine runs.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:26 PM
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Have the echo brd -280 bed redfiner and the pe-280 stick edger , both work great
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:54 PM
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Have the echo brd -280 bed redfiner and the pe-280 stick edger , both work great
Is it worth getting the Pe-280 over the pe-266? just curious.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:09 PM
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not familiar with the 266 but you can jog/run with the 280 , and wont bog on overgrown sod on concrete
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:19 PM
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not familiar with the 266 but you can jog/run with the 280 , and wont bog on overgrown sod on concrete
So its worth the extra money. Im thinking to replace my older pe-230 to that one. THANKS!
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