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Dedicated Edgers - Straight or Curved (edited)

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Bobbo22, Jul 27, 2014.

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Do you use a dedicated edger?

  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Straight Shaft

    13 vote(s)
    39.4%
  4. Curved Shaft

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Bobbo22

    Bobbo22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    What dedicated stick edger do you own? Why?
     
  2. Crimson Lawn

    Crimson Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Echo PE 265 & PE 230.

    We and our customers like the clean, tight edge that it leaves. Nearly all new customers have asked for us not edge with a trimmer because they can not stand the large gap that it leaves.
     
  3. Bobbo22

    Bobbo22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Do you use your straight shaft edger weekly for these clients? Bi-weekly?
     
  4. Crimson Lawn

    Crimson Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Weekly. Just part of our services.
     
  5. Bobbo22

    Bobbo22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Why no curved shafts?
     
  6. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 768

    I am usually too tall for the curved shafts, and I think they are not as sturdy; I could be wrong about that last part.

    I am not using an edger now but considering it for thicker edging in the near future.
     
  7. Bobbo22

    Bobbo22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    You guys who have recently voted and said you have a curved shaft... which model and why did you go curved?

    Are you happy with your purchases?
     
  8. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,623

    Straight shaft because I'm 6'3"....
     
  9. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 768

    Yeah, I'm 6'1" and I'm too tall for the curved shaft. Maybe if you are shorter it's OK.
     
  10. Wright Lawn

    Wright Lawn LawnSite Member
    Male, from Rock Hill, SC
    Messages: 54

    Stihl FC-110, 8 yrs. and still running. Most powerful edger you can get as far as I know.
     

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