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Echo or Stihl

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Silberwing, May 2, 2011.

  1. Silberwing

    Silberwing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I'm looking to buy an edger real soon. I'm having a hard time making a decision on what brand to go with. I currently am using an echo 225 series edger. It does an okay job, but I'm looking for a better edge. So, should I step up to a better model or go with a different brand to achieve the edge I'm looking for?

    Thanks for any help
  2. Charlie's lawn Service

    Charlie's lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I had the same problem last year and for over grown sidewalks I use a walk behind edger now I use my stihl fs90 with an Edgit to maintain them and I love it.
  3. scagfreek

    scagfreek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    stihl does a lot better but is not as reable as echo because i had a echo be4 i got my stihl and still have my echo and my lawn guy prefers the echo so he makes the mexcans use the stihl which he is norrmaly on the scag
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I'd agree, you need a walk behind for overgrown stuff, then go to the stick for the maintence.
  5. Silberwing

    Silberwing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Thanks, I'm currently looking for a walk behind now
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  6. Silberwing

    Silberwing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I've ordered the "edgit" already, I hope I'll enjoy the difference.

    Thanks all for your help.

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  7. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 218

    stilh i use mine for anything over grown sidwalk it has no problem edging mulch beds, cutting the edge of sod i would get a stilh and try it befor you buy the walkbehind edger
  8. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Same for me. I bought an FS94 for a trimmer, and put the edger on my FS90. Works great.

    As far as a general brand decision, both of these brands are good. Choose the one with the best dealer behind it.

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