what edger to buy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bama1, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Bama1

    Bama1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    looking to buy a new edger for the upcoming season....any suggestions?
  2. cooksjr537

    cooksjr537 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    i have a stihl edger. Sometimes it seems like i don't need it just a waste of money because i can use a string trimmer. But on new yards that never been edge before it works out good.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    don't waste alot of money on a expensive edger. i used the $200 home depot edger for years, and it was great. well, it was past its time, and i bought an expensive one for over $500. it didn't do anything the $200 one didn't do.
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Want to laugh...I bought a Cub Cadet Edger ~5 years ago. The price was right...right around 250 bucks if I recall correctly. Granted, we only use it once every other week for about an hour or two...so we are not using it on a daily or weekly basis...but the darn thing just runs.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Just like Bobby said; Home Depot sells McLane edgers. These things are built extremely well, have heavy arms for stability (don't wobble out like many other edgers do), and for the money, you can't lose. This thing will last for seasons, and certainly pay for itself over and over again. If this is going to be your only (or first) edger, definitely look into a whelled edger over a stick edger. Sticks are cool because they are nice and quick in and out of the truck and all, but when you are doing an initial edge, or edging larger jobs, a wheeled edger is the way to go...they're just too easy to use. Instead of having to constantly reaf down with a stickedger, you are just walking along with basically about two fingers of each hand controlling it. Definitely alot less fatigue in operation.
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I bought a crafstman 10 years ago, It doesnt get alot of hours of use in a years time, but cranks and runs good and has plenty of power for edging, think I paid around 250 bux for it. I have a stihl stick edger for flower beds and weekly maintence of walks
  7. FrankLandscaping

    FrankLandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 11

    The Little Wonder Extra Edger is the best edger on the market right now, hands down. Stick edgers arent powerful enough and wheeled edgers arent manueverable enough. The LW pulls you through edges that have never been cut and is just as manueverable as a stick.

    Trust me, look into this one if you are going to buy an edger. Everyone here is going to tell you his stihl or echo or whatever edger is the greatest thing in the world, but the truth is that is probably the only thing they have ever used.

  8. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    Homecheapo McClain and get the red max stick edger.....

  9. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    Ditto what FrankLandscaping said about the Little Wonder, it's a cool edger. I've got 2 brand new ones I'm looking to sell if anyone's interested.
  10. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Buy a good stick edger. Stihl, Shindaiwa, Redmax...your choice, they are all good tools. Just make sure you get plenty of power...25cc minimum. Use the stick edger on every lawn you do and you'll be the LCO that every customer wants. If lawn edging is not the norm in your area and you edge your lawns as part of a standard service, every homeowner on the block will be impressed with your work. Nothing makes a lawn look "finished" like a nice crisp edge.

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