Keeping edger guard clean...?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fiveoboy01, May 28, 2006.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    My edger guard really gets built up on the inside with dirt and grass. I was thinking of smearing a thin layer of bearing grease on the inside of it to ease removal of the stuff after I'm done using it.

    Good idea, or is there a better way?
  2. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
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    PAM Spray.
  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    bearing grease is THE LAST thing you'd wanna put on there. if anything I'm pretty sure the grease will make it worse, since grease sticks to the material, AND dirt sticks to it. you'll probably have to just clean it out all the time.
  4. Mrk'sLawn

    Mrk'sLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I quess I'm old fashion.. I use a long screwdriver..:drinkup:
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    my stihl has never clogged
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I have an older echo, with the metal guard. One side of the guard is removeable making it open totally on that side just like the stihl. Best thing i ever did for it! If yours is plastic I would highly recommend just cutting away the one side of the guard. I never have to clean mine out, other than when I put on a fresh blade I give it a turn around by hand and it knocks off the dried mud that's in it's way. BEfore I removed the side of the guard the blade would get totally locked up on the mud that packed in there, sometimes in a matter of 50 feet (clay).

    What I want is an edger that dosnt spray mud and dry sand into my shoes and all over my legs, also MUD all over parked cars. I don't know if they all do this, of if it's just mine. mine has a small "mudflap" on the back directly behind the blade but the mud slings out at about a 45* angle from the blade backwards.

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