Straight or curved shaft edgers?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Big C, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    Which is better a striaght or curved shaft edger.....let me know the how and why's
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Straight shaft is the best. Straight shaft trimmers/edgers have a solid/ridgid shaft opposed to a flexible shaft. With a solid shaft more power goes to the ground.
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Straight. Alll curved shaft trimmers are cheap. They are curved so they don't have to use a gearbox at the head = less cost to manufacture. All other parts on a curved shaft are cheap, too. Also, unless your about 5' 2" or shorter, it'll kill your back.
  4. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    straight as a grizzly's dick.
  5. Trader Rick

    Trader Rick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I have both and like the curve shaft shindii over the straight shaft red maxx any day. The curved shaft shindii is lighter and easier to use when edging a lot of walks or curbs, such as 3 to 4 miles worth at a time.
  6. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    I run the Echo PAS, so strait shaft.
  7. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Straight Shafts are better..for commercial use..
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,052

    Straight shaft less vibration.:waving:
  9. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I agree also

  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,768

    Do most or all curved-shaft trimmmers have the line spinning clockwise - as opposed to straight-shafts spinning counter~clockwise?

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