what stick edger do you guys use

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by the angler, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. the angler

    the angler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    i have a lesco stick edger that just conked out on me .....i was not happy with it at all didnt seem to have any power it worked fine for lawns i do but on a new customer that hasnt had edging all year the thing wouldnt power through a little bit of dirt or grass hanging over the side walk or drive...what do you guys have and are you happy ???? or would one on wheels be better
  2. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    bent shaft Stihl...
    next year... straight shaft Stihl.
  3. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 0

    Stihl FC 90.
  4. okeefl

    okeefl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Stihl fc110

  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I'm picking up a Echo 230 with edger attachment today.
  6. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    I use the Shindaiwa LE 261. Has plenty of power and Im happy with it.
  7. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    go with the stihl
  8. btnj47

    btnj47 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 281

    stihl km110 . works great
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    I've never owned a stick edger...and am curious how you all (and your crews) manage to NOT hit sprinkler heads that are in essentially direct contact with sidewalks and curbs?

    A string trimmer doesn't seen to do much if any damage to these little sprinkler heads...
  10. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Tanaka TPE 250PF...got it off craigslist last week for $200 with a whole bunch of blades and only a few scratches. Used it on a lawn with at least 5 inches of sidewalk overgrowth and it really only took a couple passes to get it near perfect. I was going to be purchasing a redmax from our local dealer but at nearly double the price, Im happy with the barely used Tanaka so far.

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