Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by devnuts, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. devnuts

    devnuts LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 75

    Anyone have experience with sears gas powered edgers? Looking at buying a new edger and wondered how the Sears compared?

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Electric or gas,don't think it will hold up but thatz your money.
  3. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    buy the best you can afford it will pay off in the long run.
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    If you're talking about the walk-behind Craftsman edgers with the Briggs engines, I bought one for around $300 four or five years ago and I bet it has less than three hours on it.

    Do the math to see how much I like it.:nono:
  5. jqlawn

    jqlawn LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 25

    I have a Craftsman edger that I've had for 11 years and it still keeps chugging along. It has not required anything, but normal maintenance. The ON/OFF switch died 2 years ago, but thats it. It usually cranks on the third or fourth pull which is more than I can say for my Craftsman 32cc trimmer...I HATE THIS TRIMMER! I gonna replace it with a Shindaiwa t242 0r t2510.

    The edger has only seen "homeowner" duty, but for some reason I doubt that it'll stand up to the rigors of daily use.
  6. green horizons

    green horizons LawnSite Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 144

    I can't imagine using ANY walk-behind edger DAILY. I suspect that the gas powered Craftsman would last many years for the responsible owner. I just can't imagine using a walk-behind edger very many hours per year.... I'd invest in a stick edger and, when absolutely needed, rent a walk-behind. Unlike many, I have nothing against Craftsman. I suppose if you're installing invisible dog fencing all day, every day, you might want to upgrade. If you're edging turf a few times each spring, well.... buy a stick edger.

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