Curved or straight?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jocko1104, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. jocko1104

    jocko1104 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    All right, i have to ask. Why would anyone buy a curved shaft trimmer?
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    I have no clue. I have always used straight-shaft, and I don't think I will ever go with curved, unless it is a really good product.
  3. Lawn Man 5

    Lawn Man 5 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 36

    For general trimming i would rather use a curved shaft, but to edge sidewalks and heavy trimming straight all the way.
  4. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    I tried a curved shaft once,I kept trimming the end of my boots.Curved shafts were obviously intended for Snow Whites helpers.
  5. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    There was a thread on this recently. It's like discussing the abortion issue. Very polarizing.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    This topic came up last year and I seem to remember someone saying a curved shaft was more useful for trimming around headstones in a cemetary...especially low ones.

  7. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I HAD about 3 before but, I sold them All I'd rather have one good one then hve CRAPPY curved shaft!
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I guess it is all in what you are comfortable using. I used a curved shaft when I worked for someone else and learned to use it but never really liked it. I only own straight shafts now and would never go back.

  9. jocko1104

    jocko1104 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I agree as well that straight shafts seem to be more ergonomic.
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Buy one used and money problem is solved.

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