Is this a good stick edger???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by POWER STROKE, Mar 2, 2011.


    POWER STROKE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I was just wondering if this is a good stick edger, ECHO 21.2 cc 8 in. Blade Stick Gas Edger
    I know it's not commercial but I'm just starting out this year and do not have that much to invest in right now.

    Thanks for any input or help!
  2. booboy

    booboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Of all the cheap stuff echo is by far the best. It may even last you more than a couple years.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Do it right first buy the best you can buy in long run some cheap will break you be sending more time working on it then useing it
    Time is Money
  4. Baytownlawncare

    Baytownlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    I bought a string trimmer last year from echo. Their stuff used to be really good but it is not so much now. I am going to dump it on craigslist in a few weeks and pick up a stihl edger and string trimmer. The trimmer has a vibration that is what I believe is a bad drive shaft about to break. Going to use it this week and then sell it as is.
  5. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    The model you are looking at is the PE-225. This unit would probably hold up for a season or 2. Though spending the extra $100 on the PE-230 would be a good investment.
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    It will last a lot longer then that. I have all Echo stuff and I'm still using my 13 year old trimmer I bought originally to do just my own property. It's been working full time for going on 4 years now.
  7. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Thats all we run is Echo, never had a problem.
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Those drive shafts aren't made out of a pill in a bottle. :laugh::laugh:

    I doubt the shaft is "ready" to break. You just don't know what you're looking at.
  9. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Or go with the PAS, that way you have your edger, trimmer, and anything else you need right there.
  10. Cape Atlantic Landscaping

    Cape Atlantic Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    It should be alright for your first year or two, but then when you can afford it get a commercial type machine. The biggest thing with any two cycle is keep you gas mix right and use the pre mix bottles. Use all gas from can before adding more fuel and oil mix.
    Another good tip is to keep your motor heads clean of grease,oil and dirt build up. Exhaust screens get dirty quickly and need cleaning if not you will lose power.

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