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powered stick edger/ old fashioned stick edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by agriffn, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. agriffn

    agriffn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    is it a waste of money to spend 300 bucks on a stick edger when i can buy a old fashioned stick edger and just use alittle bit of muscle to move it?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I'm not sure what you mean by old fashioned, but the New Stihl Stick Edger FC85 is awesome. For me, it was definately worth the money. It edges as fast as I can walk.
  3. He means the old one they used in the 50's.

    A handle with a wheel and a star shaped cutting blade you pushed that cut the edges.

    Weed eater with the string turn to 90 degrees to the ground works much better and faster.
  4. kerr lawn

    kerr lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    shindaiwa le260 works wonders for me
    takes no time at all for us and it will make you 300 so fast
  5. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I used to also think it was a waste to spend money on a stick edger, until I bought one. I feel it's one of my most important tools now. As far as an old manual one, why would you want to work that hard? Invest in a good stick edger, you won't be sorry. Good luck.
  6. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    The best $300 you'll spend...the old fashioned edger gets clogged all the time making the wheel and cutting blades not turn...I think they're around $15 and operate on that level too...I graduated from a walk-behind edger to a stick-edger when they first came out, and I work circles around the guys who still use the them and the guys who use trimmers for edging....
  7. HLC

    HLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I agree 100%
  8. proline32

    proline32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 98383
    Messages: 278

    Yup, gots me a nice husquvarna stick edger few weeks back and fell in love with it. said good by to the old (large) gas edger. Stick edger much faster to work with and good on the back too.
  9. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Well, all I can say is the manual edger does work; and I do mean WORK!
    I would have one anyway beause they are so cheap (and I do). Don't try to start a propery using this or you'll be there all day long. Hey, it's the reason I have a stick edger! Maybe sometime if your customer is there watching you, you could pull it out and pretend like you're realy sweatin' cuz there's nothing customers like more than to see someone workin' their butts off. It kinda justifies in their minds your service.
  10. TOSLC

    TOSLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    I have a manual edger, If you pay the postage I'll send it to you! Ha! Buy a stick edger (Echo or Stihl) and I'm sure you'll be a lot happier in the long run.

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