In the market for a Stick for edging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikey, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. mikey

    mikey LawnSite Member
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    i dont even know what they look like can some maybe put up a picture of theirs?also what is the best one on the market as far as quality and price?Also are these the edge machins thaat are able to perform a nice clean line around flower beds and lawns?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree, the Stihl FC85 is one bad dude.
  4. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got the FS 85RT, with edger, and hedge trimmer attachment.

    I've used the edger, works great...

    Plus, I can always add more attachments and use it for all sorts of fun things! :cool:
  5. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the FC75, which has been very solid for me. It appears the only major difference between the 75 and 85 is the 75 has a curved shaft and the 85 has a straight one. I've never used the 85.

    Tell me, if anyone knows, what's preferrable about the FC85? When making my next edger purchase (which might not be too far off) should I inquire about the FC85 or stick with the stick I know?
  6. laynlow

    laynlow LawnSite Member
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    The 85 has an open blade design which is supposed to prevent clogging. The other Sthils have a cover over the blade. The 85 is also a solid steel drive shaft.

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