Edger blade life

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Sep 24, 2000.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey, how long do y'all's edger blades last???what kind is it? Who's is the best
     
  2. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    all my accounts have a nice edge i use about ten ayear i buy the cheapest i can if i do a lot of new accounts i use a little more.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I buy the thickest ones that I can find. Haven't tried a star shaped one yet.
     
  4. IRISH

    IRISH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I have a person make them for me they are alot longer than the ones you buy and are made of a good tool steel.

    I edge 60 lawns every week and use about 2 blades amonth
    with the ones i was gettin from the dealers we were puttin on about 2 a week

    Irish
     
  5. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Posts: 247

    I must be doing something wrong. I use at least 1 a day if not more.
     
  6. River Hill

    River Hill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    I can get about 30 homes done with mine.
     
  7. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    I feel lucky to get 1 day out of a blade....... do a lot of curb work. justtried a toro blade that lasted 1.5 days and cost was 4.95, no great deal!
     
  8. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    ne1 ever tried the premium ECHO blades??? What about tneir bulk blades(Twice as thick)? Or even the Premium Bulk edger blades? I am thinking about trying them...
     
  9. script

    script LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Have an echo stick and change the blade about twice a week. I buy the ones at Home Depot, two in a pack for around $3.
     
  10. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    i was told if you heat treat them they will last longer have not tried it yet
    but you heat them up red hot and then dip them in oil?
    anyone else heard of this?
     

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