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Weed-eater or Edger???????

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by DillonsLawnCare, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. always w/ a stick edger for me, stihl km90, leaves a clean, straight line every time and you dont end up eating up string like you do when you use the trimmer.
  2. GroundEffects125

    GroundEffects125 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    I use both but normallly an edger its alot easier most the time.
  3. lawn1234

    lawn1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I use a trimmer for pretty much all my edging.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I always use an edger...I personally like the look of it better. I use a Redmax stick edger but I am also thinking about the Tanaka push edger.
  5. mgray10

    mgray10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Let me preface myself by reminding the original poster that a "Weed-Eater" is a brand of line trimmer. I take it you aren't doing maintenance with home-owner grade tools so call it a line trimmer.

    Stick edgers are for making edges and it happens to be that a line trimmer can be used; but a line trimmer can be used to trim a hedge, too.

    If you are a specialist you will use specialist equipment.
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Edger leave a better edge so thats what i use.
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    I have been using the trimmer, but beginning of next season I plan on purchasing an attachament stick edger for one of my straight shaft trimmers, or jut a regular edger maybe. No more big purchases for me for while anyways. I would like to pay off my Gravely first. That'll probably happen over the winter.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i always edge with my string trimmer and you cant tell the difference
  9. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    Always an edger. Some guys can pull it off with a trimmer, but edger is faster and leaves better results IMO.
  10. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    im 10 times better with my trimmer and faster. but if the property is huge like a walmart or something i will use an edger. other than that i do a heck of alot better with my trimmer.

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