Multi-Use Tools

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by foggyjr5, May 23, 2005.

  1. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Does anyone use a multi-use tool or do you all have seperate tools for different uses. I was thinking about getting one that could be an edger, hedge clipper, trimmer, and other things all in one. I was looking for one that wouldnt cost me an arm and a leg to get.
  2. elamey

    elamey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    IMHO, i'd rather have seperate tools. I think the multi tool is great for the home owner. But when i'm bustin' some hump to get lawns done, I just like to grab the next tool and go. I'm not sure how much extra time it would take to disconnect and connect all the different tools.....
  3. extoro

    extoro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    While the split-boom units are nice, there is one thing to consider, if the engine goes down on the power unit than you don't have any tools
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    On tools that you use a lot like string trimmers and possably edgers, I'd say get a separate tool for those. But I like the multi tool as a back up string trimmer, edger (I only blade edge 1x/year), atriculating pole trimmers and pole chain saw. I dont use those very often but when I do need them its nice to have them handy with out costing lots of dollars.
  5. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    i had a cheap one given to me i think its from home depo but its a pice of junk i would stay with seprate tools. thats my 2 cents
    don't mind my spelling
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I got a split shaft. I needed a power broom and thats the only way echo makes one. I like it. A tiny bit heavier than a regular trimmer.

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