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I should have tried this sooner

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Dawg, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,719

    I had to lay some sod today and was using my trusty old knife to cut off the excess. When I went to the truck to get a drink and strech out my back I noticed that my stick edger was in the back. I still had a strech about 80' so I thought I would try it out. This worked great, trimmed that area in less than a minute and better cut than my knife. I can not beleive I been using a knife for all these years. I know some of you are laughing at me, but if some of you are still in the stoneages like I was give this a try.:hammerhead:
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I have used a stick edger for sod. It works. But sometimes you have to use a knife / machete or shovel.
  3. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Just make sure to use a brand-new blade, something about that 90-degree corner that cuts like a hot knife through butter.

    We lay out an entire yard, then buzz the perimeter and flower beds as needed with the edger. All cutting is accomplished in about 5 minutes. Not to mention its a back-saver since all cutting is performed at standing height.
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    wow that is the only way i do it

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