Power Edger vs. Line Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Freshcut Lawn Care, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Freshcut Lawn Care

    Freshcut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    When edging sidewalks and driveways, we usually only use line trimmers, but have just purchased a power edger. :rolleyes:

    When I was in Florida this March, everyone seemed to be using the power edgers, rather than line trimmers.

    What are the rest of you folks using and how often?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,445

    i use a power edger and i edge every week i dont think i have ever used the line trimmer to edge
    alex
     
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I edge with an edger.

    Stick variety. Stihl brand. Why people edge with a Line trimmer is beyond me.
     
  4. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
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    A line trimmer most of the time.

    The edger done get used for some clients.
     
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    A stick edger cuts a perfect edge every time. I never use a trimmer to edge.
     
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    i use a walk behind edger. sometimes i have to edge with the trimmer if the conditions call for it.
    if the lawn surface is below the sidewalk too much, i need the trimmer. if in the past it was dome with the trimmer and edge has been moved back, a trimmer is also needed. but i think its easier to fly with my Kee Trailmate.
     
  7. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
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    Stihl stick edger. Makes a much nicer look than using a line trimmer.
     
  8. SONSCAPES

    SONSCAPES LawnSite Member
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    for sidewalks,driveways etc.. we use a shindawia stick edger and for beds we use string trimmers
     
  9. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    If it's alot of edging=stick (ex. apartments, businesses). Normal residentals(driveway, sidewalk) string saves time by not having to put my hands on another piece of equipment.
     
  10. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    exactly.........
     

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