How fast can you wear out the blade?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kennedy Landscaping, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    On your stick edger how fast do you go through a blade. I already went through a blade on my Stihl FC-75 and I just got it like 3 weeks ago. I think it may be because I've been doing so many new edges lately, is there something I'm doing wrong?
  2. TheC-Master

    TheC-Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    Depends on the amount of lawns, it'd be best to have an hour meter to judge, I probably go through mine at about that rate.
  3. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Lately I've been using it several times daily. Is it even possible to have an hour meter on a stick edger? I keep spare blades on the truck too so that will help out.
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    All depends on volume.
    I average only one week per blade.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah I got so tired of it I just ordered like IDK how many so long ago...
    100, 200, 250, 500?
    I don't remember but I said gimme the whole dang box and I don't run out no more,
    now I don't care whether a blade lasts me all day or 5 minutes LOL
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    1 blade in three weeks? My edger go through more than that just sitting on the trailer! We would use one a day, maybe more if we did some larger places like commercial. Also, keep in mind, when you are doing the initial edges of the season, you are going to go through more. This is especially true of places that haven't been edged in awhile (which is another reason why I don't like to use stick edgers for initial edgings).
  7. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    I usually go through at least 1 a day this time of year. New ones make alot better edge than a used up worn out one
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I've never checked the numbers on edger blades but if I had to guess I'd have to say about every 40 or 50 uses with a use being I used the edger at one property.
  9. Lehighlawnpros

    Lehighlawnpros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    About one blade per week here also, we edge lots of roads and curbs too.

    I don't let them get ground down too short, a good blade does a much better/faster job.

    It's also a good practice to grease the gearhead when you change the blade.

  10. green_with_envy

    green_with_envy LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 214

    2-3 per week

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