Edger help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by kawasaki guy, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Jersey
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    Hi guys,

    could you give me some tips on using a stick edger please?

    Thanks!
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ummmm...not much to say really.

    Use it only on concrete edges or bed edges, not against asphalt, wood, plastic paver retainers or metal edging. If it's one with a wheel put the wheel on the hard surface. I've seen many recommned using them while walking backwards with I prefer going forward most of the time. Sometimes I work it back and forth a bit. Use a blower to blow out the crack when you're done. Use full throttle. If the soil is wet it may clog up in the guard, but that depends on your unit. Mine (Shindaiwa) is very prone to clogging in wet soils. Make sure to have spare blades on hand, they wear rather quickly.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep a fresh blade on it.
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Yes, normally the wheel goes onto the hard surface while edging, but if you have to edge anyplace where the turf is higher than the hard surface, you can edge with the wheel on the turf and do an excellent job. I have to do it that way in several places.

    It really isn't very hard, so don't over think it. Just take your time at first until you get a feel for it. You'll be fine in no time.:)
     
  6. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Jersey
    Posts: 11,194

    Thanks for the replies!
     
  7. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
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    Practice makes perfect. Have some spare blades as I see sparks flying a lot with new users. Definitely watch for packing with mud and clean it out before it totally jams up.
     

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