J. Thomas has both sharpened & unsharpened edger blades???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The C Man, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527


    I was looking at edger blades in the J. Thomas online catalog and see that they have both sharpened and unsharpened blades available. Stupid question, but why go with one over the other? I've seen some blades with a slight bevel along the edge before, is that considered a sharpened blade? I'd be inclined to go with the sharpened blade just because it's thicker (.155" vs. .095"). What do you think?
  2. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I have used both. The beveled ones dont seem to last as long. The squared off ones will basically wear down to a bevel as well. I prefer the squared off ones.
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I only buy the square ones, for 2 reasons, cheaper and don't need to be sharp for edging. When I throw them out, they are always sharp.
  4. Brandyanna

    Brandyanna LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I like the thinner non-sharpened as they leave a smaller trench [I like green edges not brown] and the tend to cut truer not bouncing off the concrete messing up your nice edge on less than perfect walks. This is on a power trim edger.

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