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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcwlandscaping, Dec 5, 2005.


Straight or Curved Shaft Trimmer

  1. Straight Shaft Edger

    27 vote(s)
  2. Curved Shaft Edger

    5 vote(s)
  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Which one is preferable or better, straigh shaft edgers like the Stihl FC 75 or the curved shaft ones like the Echo PE 260. Do either have their advantages in comfort, power, or quality or cut?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Oop, meant to say "edger" not "trimmer" in the poll question, sorry!!
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Umm...yeah, they're both curved shaft. If you want a straight shaft you have to get the FC-110 or a used FC-85
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    WOW im tired, thank you for pointing that out!!! Lets use the FC 110 as the example instead of the FC 75!! Thanks
  5. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    I have the FC85, and like it real well. I can edge with one hand as fast as I can walk.
  6. Creative Lawn Care

    Creative Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 271

    I have a FC85 (which i think is no longer available) But I like it alot better than the curved shaft FC75 I had before. I stay cleaner and just seems easier to use
  7. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i have a LE231 and love it
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i have the redmax straight shaft model. for some reason it does a lousey job and dosnt cut cleanly. all my curved shafts preform better. the worst thing about the curved modeles is the frequient greasing the cable needs.
  9. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    I have the HC85 and it is a good edger. I haven't had any problems from it. I would buy another one.
  10. CuttingCrew

    CuttingCrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    I have a Stihl FC-110. Awesome power.


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