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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MMLC, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. MMLC

    MMLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Hey guys and gals!

    If you had to buy your first edger what would you suggest? I like the portability of a stick edger but the walk behind edger such as a mclane seems like it would have more power. What do you think. Keep in mind I can only afford one right now.

  2. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    Stick edger is faster, more versatile, and takes up much less space. You can pick up a nice stick edger for 300 bucks or so. Echo, Stihl, Redmax, Shindaiwa, tananka, kawasaki, are all good brands.
  3. sgrprincees

    sgrprincees LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I got an echo pas-260 and the edger attachment, which cost about $400 total. It works OK, but my friend uses a cheap walkbehind that cost less and gets the job done quicker. If it's really overgrown I need to go over the edge twice to get it looking nice.
  4. MMLC

    MMLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Thanks guys!
  5. Green-Cuts

    Green-Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    Hey check out edgit for your trimmer.
    edgit.com (www of course)

    I have used it so far and it is great for edging and only have to use one piece of equipment.

  6. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    How well does the edgit work for regular bed edging. Not an initial edge just the weekly or biweeklyedging of a bed in between the mulch and grass? Seems like mulch would be flying everywhere.
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I agree, the stick edger is lighter and smaller but if you are looking for a wheeled edger, check out little wonder!
  8. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    more windows are broken with people usinga trimmer to edge then anything else..... too much flying debre... use a stick edger..
  9. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    If i were you I would bye an echo or stihl, I used them at some condos yesterday for the first time and they are good.(echo)
  10. buckshot80

    buckshot80 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    do you use the edgit on a str8 shaft or curved?

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