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Old 06-20-2014, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobbo22 View Post
Which model do you have? I'm guessing FC-70 or FC-90?

Making the decision between curved and straight shaft is my biggest hurdle right now...

Seems straight has more torque and is better suited for overgrowth (more torque).. while curved is easier on the user but doesnt have as much power (more speed).

Do you always do your edges with the stick edger, or do you also use your string trimmer depending on the job?
Fc90. It can handle overgrowth, but my straight shaft might be a little better. Any overgrown yards to a certain extent are edged with a weedeater. That extra speed makes a HUGE difference in the finished edge. Well... If you're OCD like myself.

How many jobs do you do that have overgrown edges? I only experience this on some new clients that are switching from doing it themselves to a lawn service. Really not enough to sacrifice the comfort that a curved shaft has.

Small lawns and reel mowed accounts are edged with a weedeater. Small lawns bc we save time by not switching machines, and reel accounts bc it makes the edge look tight. I always try to use the stick edger though. Faster and easier.
Where is that one tool, that I left... At the one job.... Or maybe the other? Where am I? Whose truck is this?
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:36 AM
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RE: What stick edger do you use?

I use the Stihl Professional Kombi system with KM110R & KM130R units with straight shaft FCS-KM lawn edgers. I trim, edge, prune, sweep, condition beds, and blow using one power head. Very good, efficient, powerful, reliable system. Been using the Kombis for 4 trouble-free years.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:48 PM
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I use my Echo PE-200. It's an old, but faithful machine. It's about 7 years old. I really like the Echo edgers because they aren't too expensive but they are decently powerful and are lightweight. This is the older unit and the newer replacement to the PE-200 is the PE-225. Still a great machine which I would recommend. It's been a great machine for my use and I only use it for a few yards as I use my string trimmer to edge others but it's a great machine. This

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:22 PM
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Redmax easy starting good power

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Old 07-15-2014, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wright Lawn View Post
Stihl fc-110 works great for me. I've had the same one for 6 yrs and still runs great. You can lock the throttle full open and hold the edger with the engine up close to your shoulder. Blade changes are a lot easier than Echo edgers too.
How's the blade change different than other models?? What makes it easy?
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:22 PM
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Echo has excellent power & weight balance.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:52 PM
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KM90 works good plenty power

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Old 07-17-2014, 10:51 PM
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We use a Stihl stick. Not sure the model number. It is great for big apartment complexes. May be a heavy tool to some so with the right arm strength it seems pretty good overall. Blades change easy and it goes fast enough.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:26 PM
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I use an Echo PAS-266, I can use it as something else when I'm not edging also which is nice.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:08 AM
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dolmar. Lightweight, very reliable, easy start, good power, plus the price doubled in a year, excellent roi.
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