If I were a new edger, which one would I be?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigjeeping, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
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    My old edger took a crap on me this week. Need a new one pronto. What's the best you can get for your money?
  2. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tanaka 600, nothing else is even close.
  3. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
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  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    For the money, pound for pound - dollar for dollar, the McClane is an EXCELLENT edger as well.
  5. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's belt drive, has horrible manueverability, and is poorly built. I've had a couple, so I know.

    The TLE is built great, direct drive, and super manueverable/fast. You get what you pay for. Have you used a Tanaka wb edger? I have cut sod 2" thick with mine down horribly overgrown sidewalks. It'll cut that like a hot knife through butter. It's truly an amazing edger and from that I developed my love for Tanaka products.

    Hey, I have a few different items I edge with, just look at the list of equipment I have. The Tan wb, the stick, the Edgit, all have their place on certain lawns. But if you want one edger that will do it all, fast, the Tanaka wb is the way to go.
  6. lonnie

    lonnie LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you have to edge weekly or bi weekly I would get a stick edger. I have a stihl FC110 and it has tons of power.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    who still uses a wb edger?
  8. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Ditto The above.

  9. 128Steve

    128Steve LawnSite Member
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    Best for the money, I just got the Tanaka 250pf for $ 220.00 on ebay. Stihl's are very good, but you will pay more than that, way more. Tanaka is commercial quality, exactly the same power in engine and lighter. The Stihl 110 is a solid shaft which I think is better and is quieter, but that is it. Much more money. Stihl requires mixed gas as well and more maintenance.
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,694

    I often use my Tanaka 550. As I've seen someone mention here before, if you have more than 5 minutes of edging to do, the WB is the way to go. Less fatigue, and the Tanaka is almost as fast as my stick -- faster in many instances.

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