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What's the diff between edger/trimmer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawn Neophyte, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Lawn Neophyte

    Lawn Neophyte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Hello again,

    I noticed that some posters refer to the edger and trimmer as if they are two separate peices of equipment.

    What's the difference between them?
  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    And edger uses a metal blade to cut the edge. The trimmer is the string one. Trimmers are bent or straight shaft. Edgers can be bigger walk behind things, or stick edgers, either bent or straight shaft.
  3. corbster

    corbster LawnSite Fanatic
    from OHIO
    Messages: 29,511

    Yes they are.... The trimmer is used to trim grass (Horizontal cut) around the house.
    A edger is used to edge the grass (Vertical cut) sidewalks.

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