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just got my edgit installed!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thesargent, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    well i finally got an edgit attatchment for my trimmer. installation was a piece of cake, took no more that ten minutes. i cant wait to use it. tommorow will be the test, ill let you know how i like it. anyone have any tips for using it. i think it may take some time to get used to trimming left handed, but the benefits look great. faster, less fatigue, no more walking backwards.
  2. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    I've had one a few months now and can't remember how I did without one before. Tips would be:

    1. remember not to spool out too much line or it'' bog down the engine, straining it, and will give a less neat edge floppin' about.

    2. Try to keep the line side of it pointing into the lawn rather than facing the curb. you'll use less line that wha. I found that I am using a lot less trimmer line now with it.

    3. the disc may not always turn if dirty, but just continue on, putting some pressure downward on it to hold it in the groove.

    4. Walk forward most of the time, disc on the curb, line doing its thing. I use a grip where my right hand does the throttle and the left steadies the unit up top. I use medium throttle most of the time, unless it gets heavy.

    5. Walk forward with the unit to your side . The wheel can be either just ahead of you, beside you, or just behind you, depending on how you feel best.

    6. Be patient, it takes a day or so to get comfortable with it, expecially with the line length control and the "flips" you have to do sometimes to get it lined up the way you want it.

    Gives me super sharp edges and I do them at a full walk pace forward. In the past I had to walk backwards and support the weight of the machine on my back muscles, so I dreaded large areas of edging. Now it's no big deal. Best tool I've come accross since the ztr.
  3. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 806

    Does it cut down on rocks and debris that shoot out while edging with a trimmer?
  4. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,694

    See my old thread:


    Holding the Edgit this way is going to make things a LOT easier for you! I switch back and forth with mine, dragging it behind me left handed for edging as in the pic, and holding it right handed for trimming.
  5. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Would you guys sell your edger after using edgit? Im just curious to see if thats how good it really is...
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,694

    The Edgit, walk behind edger (Tanaka), and stick edger all have a place on the truck. Of the 3, the one easiest to do without is the stick edger. I know few would agree tho..... but I've been mowing for 25 years, and that's my opinion.
  7. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    The ole PowerTrims edgers are now anchoring the back of the shop - we take 'em out at the beginning of the season to sweetin' up some edges - other than that - the only maintenance they see these days is a good dusting - :dizzy:
  8. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    Anyone have pictures or a website so I can see exactly what it is you are referring to? I'm thinking that is is a dinner plate looking attachment that attaches to the end of a string trimmer. Thanks

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 326

    The name is the website or just google it.
  10. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    by the way i am very pleased with my edgit. it cuts a nice edge, on an already existing edge. the bladed edger has its place, very overgrown edges. the edgit is for regular edge maintenance.

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