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Stick edger blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chuck bow, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    Is there any benefit to using a star blade compared to a standard blade on a stick edger
  2. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    the star shaped blade is really good for heavy edging (spring growth or yards that TGCL fertilize) where the standard blade is good for weekly use.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Thought about em but the price was a little high, for the 9 inch strait blades 99 cents.
  4. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
    Male, from Western New York
    Messages: 160

    We use the star blades,I think you get a crisper cut,especially if the edge is a little farther back then normal. You don't get the flip flop effect if you know what I mean.:waving:
  5. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    went ahead and ordered one to try today as they didnt have any in stock Thanks for the replys
  6. aclassic

    aclassic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    i'd go w/ the star if you can, it will definately last longer and it holds a sharp tip better, with the curved blades as it wears down it stays sharp, whereas the straight blades get a dull curve to them as they wear.

    i used to work for a company in michigan that i would edge 1.5 miles straight one day, and two of us would edge some government houseing that had 7 miles of edging. after the 1.5 mile i had plenty of blade left, and after my portion of the 7 miles i'd usually have maybe another day of edging left on the blade.

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