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how long does edger blade last?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    just wondering how many uses u all get from a new edger blade. i am finding that each blade only lasts me about 6 or 7 properties( about 100 ft or edging each, walkways, etc) . and these r just maint type jobs, no first time edging .
  2. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    I can go about a week on averedge

  3. cp

    cp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 263

    They last me about 45-60 days. I try to adjust the blade so it only cuts deep enough to do the job. I don't know if this helps but I would think that if it is cutting too deep that is unecessary.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    wow, i think im really doing something wrong. yes i do go down real deep with it, it always looks good, but i think the machine may be on an odd angle, it dont feel like im hitting anything.
  5. script

    script LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I use a stick edger, and the blade last about 3-4 days.
  6. Cleve

    Cleve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Rockmart, GA
    Posts: 398

    There is not a good answer for this. It all depends on how you use the blade. Most of our work is against concrete and I generally have the blade vetical and touching the concrete. A blade can last from one day to a week depending on how deep it is cutting. Deciding when to change a blade is another question. Sometimes I try to get too many uses with one. Then waste time having to change it on the job.
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    It depends on how long you are edging. We edge pretty much every week, so 4-5 days is the norm per edger (stick). The other day, I edged one that hadn't been done in about a month, it about single handedly took out a fresh blade inside 30 minutes. It would go longer, but I prefer new blades at 85 cents each :)
  8. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    run that sucker down to just above the ##'s on the blade ...which for us is..... daily .... sometimes twice a day ....depending on how much edging is cement ....our St Aug forces each n every job to get edging
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    With active bermuda we edge every week also. I usually change the blade about once a week. We did one 2 days ago that had not been done in at least a year. It put a good bit of wear on the new blade.
  10. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    A day if I'm lucky. We edge everything we do everytime we do it. I pay $1.39 per blade so it's the least expensive thing we have to buy, we just use a lot of them.

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