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Lets talk edgers.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    I edge a good handful of my onetimer springs cleanups and all of my weekly accounts at least 3 or 4 times a summer. I've been using Little wonders with Honda 4 horse. I like the edger other than it seems to wear so much on the slide shaft. I never did like using stick edgers and won't buy one. Has anyone tried Brown manuf. edgers? They are about $1,100 but look super commercial.
    I see so many of you only use stick edgers but I just like the control and stability you get with a wheeled walkbehind.
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    I use a craftsman edger and it works nicely. There is not much that can be improved for edgers IMO.
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Are you edging the beds? or are you edging along the walks and drives?
  4. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    Sidewalks and driveways. And yes there is plenty of room for improvements. Otherwise I guess I'll just keep wearing a $700 machine every other year.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    just use a line trimmer........

    that's what I have done for 5 yrs now
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    the little wonder dosnt look weel made to me-i have a mclaine/honda engine that serves me well. the powertrim is also an execellent edger. if i was really serious about wbedgers-i would get a tanaka
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Well it's a bit pricey, but have you looked at the Tanaka TLE600? if you don't want to buy new, a member on here has one for sale http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=224421

    I don't know what else to suggest unless you just want to stick with the LW's.
  8. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Weve got a Tanaka TLE 550 bought new in 2000. still works great, well worth the money. After we cut back initially a stick edger is much faster to run around the property once a month.
  9. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    tanaka is the way to go but an edger is an edger. the tanaka r shaft driven 2 stokes kinda intresting
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Yeah, Tanaka is the best edger for drives and sidewalks. Their a little pricey but well worth it.

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