What brand is a good edger for walkways and beds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by googles, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wanted some opinions on what brand i should buy for an edger? I want it for side walks mostly. I don't want to spend too much (maybe under a $1000) but want something that is efficient and does a good professional job. How is the Pro 6232 little wonder edger? or the mantis attachment? I have been using a stick edger for a while and i think it would be quicker and better to go with a real one. thanks everyone
  2. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My word, what are you edging that a normal 26or 31cc edger can't handle?

    We have the worse grass in the world here in FL (st augustine, it has runners that grow into beds 6 inches a week during the summer) and a normal stick edger is plenty to put a nice edge on the beds.
  3. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
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    yea stick edgers are ok but they take a long time and i like doing a clean edge for the spring cleanups. I find that my echo 260 stick edger has trouble on very over grown area's. once i cut it with a clean edge with a good edger if i can find one, then i will just maintain it with the weedwaker after that.
  4. ooo

    ooo LawnSite Member
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    If you want a walk behind edger, www.powertrim.com i have used and liked. I find that the smaller the edger, the easier it is to do beds with. Tanaka used to make a shaft driven edger which seemed interesting, not sure if they still do.
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dont seem to have any trouble with our Echo's. During a spring clean up we usually edge all flowerbeds with our Brown bed edger and a re-defining blade then touch it up with a stick edger. If you are looking for just a "sidewalk edger" that can do anything from a sidewalk to a bed.....good luck, those are two different animals, you might not get as good of an edge. We have a Mclane edger (black one) and sometimes when sprinkle systems are a problem we just use that and a 10" blade then take the ol' flat tip spade on the opposite side to dig out the edge. You will spend about 400 bucks on this edger. To get a nice deep, crisp edge (on flowerbeds) you need to find an actual bed edger. One more note: do a good fall clean up and edge the beds,sidewalks etc. so when its spring you wont need to go through half the hassle.
  6. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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  7. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes your right would make it easy to do it in the fall but i like it as a selling point in spring. thatch grass, redo all beds and customer feels they got a lot. if i did it in fall they may skip the spring cleanup
  8. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
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    which model in the powertrim, has anyone ever used the little wonder the pro version? are they any good?
  9. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
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    nobody has input?
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah Tanaka still makes it and its one of the best out there but it costs a pretty penny. Check out www.alamia.com and go to Tanaka and take a look. They quit making it for awhile but now their making it again to the delite of many.

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