Difference in Edgers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNGrassCutter, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is the difference in these edgers, the one that curves down and the one that curves up? Which one would you buy or would you buy a straight shaft?

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  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is just the way the picture looks, they both curve the same witch is sideways [left to right]
     
  3. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with TurfDawg, I think it's just the angle of the picture. For me, I've run a curved shaft edger since day 1 and see no reason to spend the extra on a straight shaft. For trimmers though, I'll never own a curved shaft.
     
  4. wvaughn7

    wvaughn7 LawnSite Member
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    The curved shaft normally spin the edger blade approximately twice the speed of a straight shaft. Personally the curved shaft works much better once the edge is established, and I do not see the point in buying the straight shaft just to define the edge for the first time. If you are wanting something for all around edging go with the curved shaft. If you are needing torque stay with a straight shaft one.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    FWIW I bought the PAS 265 with the following: blade edger, string trimmer, brush blade, hedge trimmer. It just helps having back up string trimmer etc. more bases covered.
     
  6. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what I'm looking at for an edger a back up trimmer and maybe the pole saw later.
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