Help me get the right tool

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John P., Apr 11, 2005.

  1. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    i need a tool that would be able to side walk edge and be Abel to cut the edge around planting beds too I'm thinking of like a string trimmer with some sorta disk blade what should i get i look at the red max one with the teeth but they wanted 550 bucks for it seems like alot.
  2. mowboy1

    mowboy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I think you are talking about a reciprocating edger. I used to use one but went back to the standard blade edger. The reciprocating edger worked well if there was a lot of edging to remove from along the sidewalk (for example, if you only edge monthly or annually). But for week to week I found the reciprocator did not do that well... blade edger did much better.

    From what I have seen most use the blade edger for sidewalks and either a blade edger or a string trimmer (holding it at a 180 degree) to do the beds.

    Hope this helps!
  3. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    yeah I have a recriprocator. I only use it on very overgrown edges.
  4. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    so what is the best for cutting the edge for planting beds?

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