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Stick edger that REALLY stands out...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by allstar, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I have a couple of JD stick edgers,and for the most part, have been pretty happy with them.I find them to be a little hard to crank,though.When doing a search I didn't really notice one brand really being touted over all the others.Has anyone tried a number of different brands over the years and found one to be clearly superior?Thanks.
  2. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    STIHL FS85 Its the best ive tried
  3. stihlajohndeere

    stihlajohndeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I think you mean the FC85 and it is superior to others unless you go up to about 31cc. Then the Echo unit kicks but.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    shindaiwa is all we use an a little redmax..
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    The FC85's are great. The edger design on them are much better. They don't clog up to the point it will actually stop the blade. They now have the FC110 with the new 4 mix motor. Its a torque hog so it will really do some edging.
  6. fc 85 sthil great edger torq and power are excellent .
  7. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    The distance from the wheel to the blade seems to be alot greater than on the JD.Does that make it easier to cut with or line up?I'm talking about that Stihl edger.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Its adjustable.
  9. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    Redmax is all I use. Can't beat it.

  10. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    We just use Echos with attachments. Work fine for us. We don't do a whole lot of edging, so buying dedicated equipment didn't seem worth it.

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