Twist- n- Edge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by macaw, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I have been using Poulan Twist-n- Edge weedeaters They do
    a good job the only thing is the motor just Don't hold up.
    Is there any other brand out there that dose the same thing.
    Once I cut a edge with a edger I can maintane that for up to 2
    years with the Twist-n- Edge it so easy you don't have to flip the trimmer around Just pull a tab and turn the shaft hit the tab and it flips back for trimming. They only cost around $80.00 At Wal-Mart
     
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    Buy a commercial trimmer, and then just turn it sideways to edge. It can't be any harder then the "twist-n-edge".
     
  3. edgit

    edgit LawnSite Member
    from Kentucy
    Posts: 45

    Macaw- Go to edgit.com and download our Following the Edge manicuring system, you'll need it when you purchace a commercial trimmer (with a straight shaft). The string rotates the other direction, which will make you walk backwards when you trim. Train yourself to use the striaght shaft trimmer LEFT-HANDED.
     
  4. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    You still have to turn the trimmer sideways the twist-n-edge
    is alot easyer to use
     
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I have never seen the benefit of using a weedeater to edge. Stick edger does a much nicer job and is 10x quicker.
     
  6. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    ....and you don't eat half as much dirt.
     
  7. edgit

    edgit LawnSite Member
    from Kentucy
    Posts: 45

    Sorry, but you're wrong about edging faster with a stick edger. Once an edge is established (remember no one makes a living doing first time edgings) I can maintain an edge at least as fast as you can, probably even faster. But the real advantage is that 1) I don't have to go back to the truck to get the edger after trimming, 2) I do the trimming and edging together as one process. There is absolutely no way you can trim and edge as fast as I can with the Edgit on a trimmer. And I think the trimmer with an Edgit produces better, more distinctive edges than any edger.
     
  8. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I got two guys on my maintenance crew that will take your money on that bet. 100% sure of that. I do not have to go back to the truck and get an edger. Mower goes first followed by a guy with a string trimmer, then a guy with a stick edger, and finally a guy with a backpack blower. String trimmer produces a better, more distinct edge than a stick edger with a metal blade! :confused: How does a small flexible line produce a better edge than a flat piece of metal?? I see lots of properties where the LCO uses trimmers to edge. No where near as nice as job as we do with edgers. But whatever works for you man. ;)
     
  9. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    We have some commercial property with 500 - 600 feet of curbline. The stick edger is much quicker, leaves a sharper edge and is easier on the back. IMO
     
  10. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    I have been pondering the edgit for a while now, I can see the advantage to the system. I dont think it replaces the stick edger but I think it would work well. I would like to try one out.
    I wish there was a way to demo one, My dealer says he has used one and it suprised him...but he wont carry them(he likes to sell edgers).
     

Share This Page