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Blade Edgers Or Trimmers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by apalachee, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. apalachee

    apalachee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Do you guys use string trimmers to edge your lawns? Do any of you use blade edgers(ie: Stihl, stick edger)????
  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I'm thinking about getting a stick edger, but I do have a walk-behind model. My jobs only require edging maybe, 4 times a year, so my w/b model is doing the job for know.
  3. apalachee

    apalachee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I was just wondering, I have a stick edger and love it, but I see alot of guys using trimmers to do all of their edging. I need to find a quality trimmer for knocking down weeds on hills, and next to houses.
  4. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Walk beind blade edger for overgrown edges but EDGIT on a straight shaft trimmer for everyhting else. Go to ww.edgit.com
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    I just turn my straight shaft upside down and walk at a moderate speed. It will be a lot less expensive and it looks just as good when u get the hang of it.
  6. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    I've got a Stihl FC55 edger that does an incredible job. It is powerful and cuts a super nice edge, lightning fast where there isn't heavy growth. Where the growth is heavy, it might take a couple of passes. Try this unit once and you'll be hooked, although you will have to spend a little on it - probably $200 or so.
  7. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    A stick edger is nice to have, especially while learning, but with enough proficiency with a trimmer, you'll rarely use a stick edger. They'll mainly come in where an edge hasn't been established. Good luck.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I bought my walk behind edger and all it does is collect dust...I still feel to this day that a line trimmer can do must, not all, of your edging. The heavier areas where the sod has grown over, then yes the edger, but other than that no.

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