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Can you convert Redmax edger to trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by south jerz, May 10, 2005.

  1. south jerz

    south jerz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I recently acquired a free used Redmax HEZ2500S stick edger which was great. However, we already have a new HEZ, but only one trimmer(BCZ2500s) and are desperately in need of a second legit trimmer for efficiency reasons (we have a Homelite straight-shaft for a backup but it's not what we're looking for in a daily-use trimmer).

    My cousin who gave us the edger suggested we convert it to a trimmer, but he wasn't really sure how. I'm sure we can detach the mid-shaft edger handle and install a new Redmax trimmer handle. Engine and throttle assembly are almost identical. Does anyone know if removing the edging assembly and attaching a trimmer head and other necessary parts is doable? The HEZ engine is really powerful, so the trimmer would be strong as hell (though slightly heavy).

    The HEZ edger is great (pricey at 360) and leaves a perfect edge every time. But if I could go back I'd have bought another BCZ instead (vertically leaves similar nice edge) and converted this for a 3rd trimmer.

    Anyway, even if this needs to be done by a professional I can't imagine it would be very expensive, at least a lot less than dropping 270 for another BCZ. Has anyone had any experience with this type of thing?

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,150

    Make it easy on yourself, sell the edger on Ebay or in the classified section on here and then buy a brand new trimmer. It seems to me that the trimmer you have now and the edger you go have the same motor since there are both 2500s. Might as well try that instead of buying parts and spending money you could sell and buy and maybe make some money.
    just a thought.
  3. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    I would also advise you to just buy a new trimmer.

    But you may be able to make this switch. Many of the Remax head are interchangeable now. Stop by the dealer and see if a trimmer head fits!
  4. south jerz

    south jerz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Here is the deal:

    We have a brand new $360 HEZ Stick Edger. The free edger does not look good at all and is not particularly new. It would not go for much money. I am hoping to get a Redmax quality trimmer for under $100 and then have backup parts for my new stick edger. I am just wondering if anyone has ever seen or heard of this being done. Thanks

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