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Old 05-28-2013, 12:07 PM
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Best stick edger under $350

I'm looking to replace my old Craftsman walk behind edger with a new stick edger. I need something lightweight and not too big on the power, as I'll have the Craftsman for any overgrown edging. I'll do any brand, as I'm really not brand loyal.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:03 AM
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Sthil fc 90 just bought one , lightweight and plenty of power for weekly edging . For overgrown edging keep your walkbehind.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:14 AM
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i don't have one, but i'm sort of in the same boat, i see a lot of people like the echo stick edger, no a multi tool system, just the stick edger, not sure what they cost, i would imagine under 350 though.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:45 AM
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Go with the Stihl. Never had one problem out of mine.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:39 PM
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I have a tanaka and love it! little undergunned for the first edge of the year but after that its fine
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:34 PM
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husqvarna 324ldx trimmer and get the edger attachment for it. it will cost more than $350 but you will have a trimmer as well as an edger.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:32 PM
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husqvarna 324ldx trimmer and get the edger attachment for it. it will cost more than $350 but you will have a trimmer as well as an edger.
If Husqvarna's website prices are what the dealers charge exactly, I would be in $560 plus tax. That's quite a bit of money to be putting into a brand that we've never used before. Thanks for the recommendation though!

I believe there are 2 Tanaka "retailer/service centers" in my city, their prices look pretty good as well as the power/features I'm looking for. I can get one from Wisesales for $300, but it's a brand that I've never used before. Are Tanakas that good? I've only seen them once around town, but they seem to get good reviews.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:40 AM
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We have a Stihl FC 110 kombi with the edger attachment, we use Stihl handheld equip exclusively.You get what you pay for.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:42 PM
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If Husqvarna's website prices are what the dealers charge exactly, I would be in $560 plus tax. That's quite a bit of money to be putting into a brand that we've never used before. Thanks for the recommendation though!
it's not that much at the dealer. i think the trimmer was around $400 and then the attachment was another $99. it costs more because you are getting a honda engine that will basically last forever and then keep going.

sometimes you get what you pay for. the price is higher for a reason. it's good equipment.

they do have cheaper 2 stroke edgers they sale as well.

husqvarna makes the best trimmers, edgers, blowers out there. their top end blowers are redmax blowers rebranded. husqvarna owns redmax now.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:39 PM
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If i was you I would go with either an Echo or Shindaiwa edger both are reasonably priced and run forever without any problems. I am not a fan of stihl because the carbs and gas caps but any of those arent a bad choice.
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