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Old 04-12-2013, 10:10 AM
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Redmax Edger is Junk

Against my better advice ...The boss bought a bunch of Redmax HEZ2460F edgers..
The guards have no support other than the 3 wimpy screws that attach them to the gearhead..
They get loose and trash the guard and the gearhead...costing more than half the total cost of the unit to replace..
We cant get more than a few months out of them...what a waste of money..
Their engineers ought to be using stick edgers...instead of designing them...
I am in the process of designing a guard support to shift the weight load to the shaft...instead of those wimpy screws..
I'll keep you posted..
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:14 AM
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To The Engineers at Redmax...
Send me a PM for info on where to send the royalty check..

For the rest of you guys...Its Free..

This Stuff aint that tough..
Used a Kohler Command engine lifting bracket..cut and drilled it..
Replaced guard screws with longer screws and locking nuts on the backside.
Used a small cutoff wheel to trim the screws so the blade collar didnt hit them..
Its a whole lot more gooder now....
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Used a small cutoff wheel to trim the screws so the blade collar didnt hit them..
Now that is what I call 'thinking out side of the box'
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:45 PM
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Now that is what I call 'thinking out side of the box'
Sometimes....you get to the point where it is just a waste of time and labor to replace the damaged parts..
These stick edgers are really starting to eat into my parts budget....its a piece of junk...a fundraiser for Redmax..
If these units were shipped with my support bracket...they would lose buckets of money in repair parts....
Redmax really dropped the ball on this one....i got tired of it...and fixed it myself....with or without the royalty check...
They would have to admit they have a problem...before they can accept a solution...
I am Slapper....therefore...I Slap.....
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