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Edging properly

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TJLC, Jan 20, 2001.

  1. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I just bought a stick edger attachment. My question is: Is there aright or wrong way to edge? I mean should the wheel be on the concrete when you edge or does it really matter? Or should you keep the blade facing the concrete edge? I hope this makes sense.Thanks for any help.
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    wheel needs to be on concrete.....would be very difficult to edge correctly with wheel on grass.
  3. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Thanks, LoneStarLawn.
  4. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    We take the wheel off of our stick edgers. We can go faster and do just as good a job. If you do decide to keep the wheel on it needs to be on the concrete
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    DO NOT use your edger by pulling it backwards as this will wear out the gears inside.

    Always walk in a forward direction with the wheel on the hard surface/curbing.

    I would not advise removing the wheel as this should put extra uneeded wear on the unit.

    Just my .02
  6. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Again, thanks to all who responded.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    You will find that an edger will ditch if you
    don t set it properly.It doesn t look asgood as a
    clean grooved line.My preference
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I do find, also, that if you keep the edger somewhat angled ever so slightly so that the front of the blade cuts inward toward the curb, it seems to get a cleaner easier cut as well.

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