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stick edger?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by firefly21, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. firefly21

    firefly21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Given the choice of stick edgers out there, which would you choose?
  2. puddin' pie

    puddin' pie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Redmax with the solid drive shaft not the flex cable that always brakes on most other units. But I just fix'em don't run them commercially.

    By the way the reason the cables brake so much is from running the gear head on the ground(no wheel) and binding the blade onto a rock, sidewalk, etc. The cables will last longer if wheel ran at lowest point on the guard and edger blades are changed more frequent.

    Good luck with your purchase:)
  4. firefly21

    firefly21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the info MowerMedic77!
    Anyone worked with the Kawasaki KEL27A stick edger. If so what are your thoughts toward it.
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Stihl straight shaft edger, I do beleive they have a solid shaft also.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    We use Stihl, but I heard Tanaka is also very good.
  7. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Yeah they are good, parts are relatively inexpensive and easy to get. Power to weight is very good on them.
  8. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Stihl. Bought the fc75 wanted to go for cheaper model. Returned it the same day. Weak as hell. Went balls out and got the 110. This machine is beast. Wont be disapointed. Gonna have to spend a little, but you know what they say you get what you pay for. just my 2 cents.:rolleyes:
  9. Jay74

    Jay74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Shindaiwa LE 261. Avoid Stihl until they stop using Zama carbs.
  10. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I've been using Echo, works fine for me. No flex cable.

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