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Kee edger ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bigfoot, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I'm still looking at 3 & 4 wheel walk behind edgers for first time edging & large jobs. There is a good local dealer that sells Kee edgers. I'm considering buying one. Anyone have any advice about a Kee edger? Thanks in advance, JD.
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I can't belive nobody on lawnsite has an opinion that they are willing to share on Kee edgers.:confused:
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    I have never operated one so my opinion is useless.
  4. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Look into a stick edger. It is a lot more useful. Also look at a EDGIT. We have both and like them a lot. ducky
  5. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Be patient, not all members read on here two or more times a day like some of us:D

    I don't own a Kee so I can't say on them. I use an EDGIT on my trimmer for maintaining the edge of walks etc.. When cutting an over grown walk I just rent an edger for a couple hours. If I can get a really good deal on one I might buy it, but I don't have the need for a $300-$400 piece of equipment that I will only use a few times a year. If you have a bunch of edging to do great. I can't be much help on brand though.

    PRECISION LC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Definalty go with a stick edger. We run stihl's fc85 straight bar edger and have had nothing but great edges since we changed from the Trimmer flip. just drop it into the edge and go.
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    Thanks for the replies, didn't mean to offend anyone. The stick edger is great for maintaining edges, but the reason I am looking at walk behind edgers is that my stick edger hurts my back after extended use (currently go to chiropractor once a month), such as cutting new edges.
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I've been considering the FC85 because of the wheel setup on the head. How does it perform at laying the intial edge? Also, my dealer tells me that the head should be available soon for the FS85 if I want to go that route. I think I'd rather have the separate unit with the extra amount of edging I may have next season.

    PRECISION LC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Its the easist thing. Faster than trimming, with the guide wheel, i just drop the blade into the edge and basically run, i can run it with one hand, on the throtle and balancing it on my forearm. as far as new edges, it took me about 30 min, to cut a 150 yards of at least 2.5 inch over hang, now it looks awsome and the customer was very pleased, just had to cahnrge him for the extra work.

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