Best Power Edger and Extended Reach Hedge Trimmer

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Ben's Landscape, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have decided that I may want to purchase a power edger and extended reach hedge trimmer. I am just trying to decide what brands to choose and what works the best in the industry before i go and buy one. Thanks for the input. I am looking towards Redmax, Stihl and possibly a Echo (but not a fan of them :laugh:)
     
  2. onlythebest

    onlythebest LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have a echo pe-265 it has been great the two times i used it but don't really see a need when i can flip the trimmers much quicker... granted the two places i used it were over grown and needed an edger but 99% of the time a trimmer is more than adequate for me. kind of a waste of 550 bucks but i guess if i need it its there
     
  3. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok thanks! i was looking at the regular straight shaft edgers is that what you have? I didnt realize that they were over 500 dollars for them. Yeah i think a hand edger works a lot better for that price hahah!

    So you use your trimmer for like if you had to edge for mulch? My thought was like if you put down mulch a year ago and they wanted it edged again(i do that anyways but some costumers are wierd haha) then i wasnt sure if a stick edger would be faster and have less waste to get rid of.
     
  4. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
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    I use a Stihl HL 100 works great for me a little on the heavy side but cuts any thing that will fit.
     
  5. onlythebest

    onlythebest LawnSite Senior Member
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    For mulch I use a hand edger or trimmer... Power edger is useless because it just cuts a slit in the ground. It's better for sidewalks and along driveways. And no it's not a walk behind edger it's a stick edger.
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  6. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have Kawasaki long hedge trimmers that have the articulating head. They are around $500
     
  7. cranbourne

    cranbourne LawnSite Member
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    Gday Gasracer .Could you tell a little more about the articulated heads. I have read about them in a catalog over here but equipment there and here can be a lot different. Cheers Glenn
     
  8. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sent you a PM
     
  9. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    could you send me that pm also?
     

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