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Edger blades

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by dtelawncare, May 26, 2006.

  1. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    Do edger blades normally wear out quickly. The original blade on my edger went very fast. I bought what my local dealer stocks for Stihl. Are aftermarket blades better or worse??
     
  2. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I have the thicker stihl blades for my 110 and they take longer to go bad usually after the first few edges of the year it takes longer for them to ware out do to not cutting through as much dirt and turf.
     
  3. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    I have two edgers and they get changed weekly. One usually gets changed about every 4 days but with no rain for months getting spoiled here. It sprinkled the other day and the mowers took off for cover. Seen a cpl of fish drown from the rain too.
     
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,522

    I probably change my edger blades on average of once per day, maybe every other day from time to time.
     
  5. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    Sucks to be you.
    I change mine once per week in the spring and around once per month in the summer.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    On large jobs, we will go through a blade about every half hour.
     
  7. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    Thanks for the response.
     
  8. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    We use star edger blades, instead of the regular type.
     
  9. JFizzle

    JFizzle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    What type of edger do you have to run the star blade? Does it require a lot more power?
     
  10. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,522

    Not really. I'm only paying about .59 a blade. What's everyone else pay?
     

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