Poll: Which stick edger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnmaniac883, Sep 15, 2005.

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Which stick edger?

  1. Stihl

    45 vote(s)
    54.9%
  2. Redmax

    23 vote(s)
    28.0%
  3. Shindaiwa

    14 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Ok guys, its about time for a new stick edger and I was contemplating what brand to go with. Looking at Stihl, Redmax, and Shindaiwa.
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    I have owned 2 before. A Ryobi home owner that lasted 1 1/2 seasons befor the cable broke, which wasnt bad because I really abused this machine. I replaced it with a Stihl fs85 with an Edger head on it. I liked the dual wheels on the Stihl and also others told me that the Stihl didnt clog up like others. Im pleased with the Stihl and it only takes a few minutes to convert it to a trimmer or brush cutter. Oh , some of the Stihl units have a solid drive shaft where as most of the others have a cable, the drive shaft is the way to go, just my 2 cents worth
     
  3. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    RedMax HEZ 2500s is awesome
     
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    I think that the solid drive shafts are on the fs85's and up stihl models. When they made the fs 85's.
     
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    Yep the fs85's are getting scarce, I quess the 110 4 - mix took its place?
     
  6. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    Stihl all the way, great dealer support, and a quality product.
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Thats what i thought too. I wish i knew that they were gonna get rid of the 85 because i really like mine. Oh well, ill just get the 110. The 4mix is suppose to be really awsome, just what ive heard. Oh, from what ive heard on here, i would get a stihl edger!
     
  8. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    Echoooo, echooooo, echooooo
     
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    You can buy an Stihl FS80 and replace the cable drive with a solid shaft. That's the only difference between the FS80 and the FS85.

    For your question............we only use Stihl.
     
  10. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I have a Stihl 110 and love it, starts on the first pull.
     

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