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Modified Shindaiwa Edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I got the idea from the Stihl edgers. I cut away part of the fender to keep the dirt from building up. Yea I know , OSHA this , and OSHA that!

  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Looks like a good idea, let us kow how it works(rocks can poke eyes out)
  3. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I did that to my echo and it made a lot of difference. I have a shindy also, but i have not done it to that one yet. Does it work better now?
  4. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    echo's new edger is like that, but they bulked thiers up and it kept hitting the sod and sticking to it, could get a smooth edge, but that looks fine, let me know how it works
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I was thinking of doing that to my Husky, since I've heard good things from the stihl owners.

    Keep us posted on how it does. Looks like you can even give us a side by side comparison (unless you already cut the other one too!LOL).
  6. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Why modify and take a liability risk?
    Stihl works just fine, and for us outlasts everything else.
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    If he can cut it and get the same effect as Stihl(as far as reducing/eliminating clogging), why NOT modify it?
    And how is it anymore of a "liability risk" then the stihl?
  8. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    DUH! Anytime you modify equipment you can be liable for an injury to employee or others! C'mon, I hope ur joking!
    You guys are supposed to be running a business. One stupid, careless error, someone else will own your business.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    How is it anymore of a risk then your stihl??
  10. Quality Cuts PLS

    Quality Cuts PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    I did the same thing to my Shindaiwa edger last year. I used a Dremel tool to cut mine, and a die grinder and sand paper to finish the edges. It works a lot better now, especially on thick, tall lawn edges - you can cut through it, instead of it getting bogged down. I have not experienced any adverse affects from this modification, well worth the effort.

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