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Wheeled edger, what kind do you use? Yes Im Talking To You, haha!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by briancom, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. briancom

    briancom LawnSite Member
    from 70458
    Messages: 28

    Ive cut alot of grass and I own a McLane 3.5hp I/C , and also Redmax stick edger, both work great. The McLane edger is on its last leg and I need to replace it, cause we do alot of apart. complexes with tons of edging and carring the stick edger for 2 hours at a time just kills your back and shoulders. What I need to know is, has anyone use Tanaka or Little wonder or some other brand of edger and how did it compare to other edgers you have used. Lets keep this thread strictly about wheeled edgers. thanks Brian.
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Im not gonna be much help here.............Ive got a craftsman that Ive used for 12 years and it has done well for me. I dont use it much, mainly for the 1st edge of the year or the 1st edge for a new customer.

    Just a thought.........How about another McClane so you could rob parts if needed?

  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I havent used a wheeled edger in about 20 years but the tanaka was my favorite.
  4. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    I have a bolens i bought from lowes, and has served its purpose quite well. However i have a little wonder and it does better job than the bolens.
  5. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    The ONLY way to go with a wheeled edger is the Tanaka 600!! I use either that or my Edgit when I edge. I'll grab the Tanaka for anything new, or if I have more than say, 5 minutes of edging to do at a time.
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,024

    I honestly dont think you can beat a Tanaka.

    I have repaired a few different brands of belt driven 4cycle edgers and honestly from just trying them out after repairing them they all seem pretty bad to me. I prefer stick edgers to them.
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    I have (well, technically Dad has it, but it kinda migrated into my storage unit:rolleyes: ) a early 90s (I think...) MTD. It has a 3.5 hp B&S. Very good edger, starts on the first pull every time. Don't really use it much though since I got my stick edger.
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I use a Little Wonder Deluxe edger. It has the rotating blade for cuting at a right or left angle and adjustable hight. Great tool and if the drive belt breaks it can easily be replaces unlike the Tanaka edger that has a drive shaft which if it breaks the whole tool is basically junk.
  9. sikagrass

    sikagrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Back when I started I found a old mcclane edger in a pawn shop for 65 bucks and I still use it today.If it dies before I do I will probably buy another.Very happy with it,Ive got a ton of work out of it.
  10. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Just last Spring I bought a McLane Edger with a 4.0Honda.....

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