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Old 04-08-2014, 01:54 PM
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In the spring I use a power edger 1 time then it's a string trimmer for the rest of the year
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Plus on beds, I may tell a customer, if they cut in the edge in the first place, I'll maintain it on my weekly visits.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:59 PM
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I use a stick edger for high-end customers and picky ones. Everyone else seems to be alright with just the trimmer.

I used to use a McClane edger on everything. $450 for the edger and $10/wk in blades. Once it finally gave out it occurred to me that 90% of my customers didn't really care about the edge and probably never noticed.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:35 PM
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Turn the trimmer upside down and to the edges on beds and sidewalks. Works really well. Flip trim
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:36 PM
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I use an edger for walks and driveways. It's a lot faster than a string trimmer and easier to maintain consistency. With the edger, I can do it at a fast walking pace, after the first time of the season.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:38 PM
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I use an edger for walks and driveways. It's a lot faster than a string trimmer and easier to maintain consistency. With the edger, I can do it at a fast walking pace, after the first time of the season.
Exactly. A stick edger is twice as fast and a trimmer uses far too much string when edging.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:54 PM
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String trimmers on all residential. stick edger on each property that takes over 1hr to stick edge... Stick edger is only faster when you use it for at least 30min. my .02
90%of ours are weekly so it not near as fast to go back to get edger when you already have trimmer in hand
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:03 PM
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Exactly. A stick edger is twice as fast and a trimmer uses far too much string when edging.
It really boils down to what you're working with. (the turf, not the equipment)
If I edged every week, you know what the blade would do? Nothing. It would be spinning along an already established little "trench" doing nothing.

The grass isn't creeping into that established edged, nor does it magically fill with dirt - not in a week, not in two weeks, not in a month. Not where I'm working anyway.

Once I cut an edge, it stays that way for a while and a trimmer line makes quick (and neat) work of the few blades of grass that are "falling over" into the edged area.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:09 PM
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A metal blade is faster and looks alot better.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:15 PM
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One machine is called an edger and the other machine is called something entirely different.

Both machines are named for the job they were designed to perform.

Some of us edge the edges with an edger and some of us use a trimmer to edge but one thing is for certain...no one uses an edger to trim.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:41 PM
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It really boils down to what you're working with. (the turf, not the equipment)
If I edged every week, you know what the blade would do? Nothing. It would be spinning along an already established little "trench" doing nothing.

The grass isn't creeping into that established edged, nor does it magically fill with dirt - not in a week, not in two weeks, not in a month. Not where I'm working anyway.

Once I cut an edge, it stays that way for a while and a trimmer line makes quick (and neat) work of the few blades of grass that are "falling over" into the edged area.
It does depend on the turf and down here, with warm season grasses that creep, the edges can be a real challenge to maintain.
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