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When do you replace edger blades? (pics)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RhettMan, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    Had the camera handy today when i was changing the blade on my stick edger, was wondering how short you guys allow the blade to become before swapping.
  2. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    oops heres the pic

  3. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Thats at about the point when I replace my edger blades.
  4. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    Could have got a few more days out of it. But a new blade cuts much faster and nicer.
  5. Ocalalawns

    Ocalalawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    About 1 to 1 1/2 inches of use.
  6. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,364

    ya..same here. i would probably use mine alittle longer..
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    Yep, thats about when I do mine.
  8. S.A.L.

    S.A.L. LawnSite Member
    from NOLA
    Posts: 226

    About another half inch.
  9. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916


    When I first looked at the pic I was like how the hell did he get it to only wear 2 inches down and not the ends :laugh:
  10. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    I found that a longer blade does a better job of not leaving behind any uncut grass, allowing me to walk a bit faster than when using a shorter blade.
    I also agree that a longer blade makes a better looking cut edge.
    Lastly I prefer to put the new blade on and then the used blade on top of it just as in your picture except at a 90 degree angle (+ sign) to cut a wider edge.

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