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..Edger recommendations..
« on: April 19, 2019, 03:25:35 PM »
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now that the rains have stopped (for a while) I've been able to get back out onto the property and "do stuff" that needs to be done

Wife got up on her zero turn mower (Spartan) and was out short cutting grass most of the day - while I was behind her with the walk-behind and the weedeater getting to the places that she couldn't

measured the length of my driveway today and from our garage to the street it's 791' - 791' of curbing that needs to be edged after mowing - I got about 2/3 of it done today and will get the remainder manana, but.....I'm doing the edging with the weedeater and it's hard

I had a gas powered edger a while back but it was a pain to use so I gave it away.....question - any recommendations for a "useable" gas powered edger ?

(and.....when is Echo or another maker gonna make a weedeater that rotates in the opposite direction ?  rotating counter-clockwise about kills me with crap thrown up by the string (left handed guys don't know what I'm bitchin' about))
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 04:26:16 PM »
Might check into an attachment type that goes on a weed-eater. Several weed-eater brands offer them. Frankly, I haven't seen one of those little gas powered edgers in years. I sold mine about twenty five years ago when I moved rural and no longer had any sidewalks to edge anymore.
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 09:08:15 PM »
Seems like it Tango that if they have 3rd generation mowerbots, shouldn’t it be easier to make an edger not?
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 06:25:11 AM »
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Here is what ya need.
Never have had anything by DR
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 06:52:41 AM »
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thanks for the info fellows.....I believe I'll pass on getting more equipment (too much now !) 

my Wife was gonna pickup a new roll of Weedeater string for me the other day and got talkin' with a fellow who was also buying string - he recommended getting "Weedeater" brand string - it's a somewhat metalized, twisted string that's a little thicker than to "best" string I've been buying (.105" vs .095") and it really "works" much better - can now use the Weedeater to edge and not have to worry about the string breaking every 10' or so

lasts longer before having to advance more string during "normal" weeding too
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 10:19:17 AM »
Tango
Here is what ya need.
Never have had anything by DR
Not sure of quality.

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Shield, the quality of the DR products is pretty good from those I have been around and worked on. (Nothing is "idiot" proof, regardless of how well built it is!) When I was working at and running the equipment part of a tool rental business years ago, we had a couple of the DR self-propelled walk-behind brush cutters. (think brush-hog that works like a self-propelled push mower!) I have used one to brush cut some of the underbrush around here at  the farm. Those things are tough!
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 01:05:21 PM »

.. self-propelled walk-behind brush cutters ..

tho not a self propelled mower my Wife bought one of those brush cutters a number of years ago - uses nylon (?) string pieces - about 1/4" square - that are about 1' long (2 of 'em, giving 4 cutting strings

I may dig that out and get a day-laborer to use it along both sides of the creek after I get finished mowing on the far side of the creek (it's too hard for me to do the push-pull action that the thing requires)
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2019, 03:38:38 PM »

.. self-propelled walk-behind brush cutters ..

tho not a self propelled mower my Wife bought one of those brush cutters a number of years ago - uses nylon (?) string pieces - about 1/4" square - that are about 1' long (2 of 'em, giving 4 cutting strings

I may dig that out and get a day-laborer to use it along both sides of the creek after I get finished mowing on the far side of the creek (it's too hard for me to do the push-pull action that the thing requires)

That's like a really heavy-duty weed-eater!

The one my brother has, and that I have used, has almost like a brush-hog type heavy-duty steel blade that is almost 1/2" thick. It will cut down up to about 2" diameter saplings.

He bought one used some years ago, but looks very similar to this one.

https://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/field-brush-mowers/walk-behind/fab-13-3-fpt-premier-m-s-26in-deck-new---50st.axd
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 03:56:22 PM »
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there's some sophisticated stuff out there - the one she bought, long ago is a Swisher but it looks like this :

https://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-961730006-HU625HWT-Hi-Wheel-Trimmer/dp/B015FAXYJ8/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_86_bs_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CEVPBD75CX65WHVVHD9J
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2019, 04:02:34 PM »
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there's some sophisticated stuff out there - the one she bought, long ago is a Swisher but it looks like this :

https://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-961730006-HU625HWT-Hi-Wheel-Trimmer/dp/B015FAXYJ8/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_86_bs_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CEVPBD75CX65WHVVHD9J

DR makes one very similar to that one as well.
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Re: ..Edger recommendations..
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 05:43:30 PM »

.. self-propelled walk-behind brush cutters ..

tho not a self propelled mower my Wife bought one of those brush cutters a number of years ago - uses nylon (?) string pieces - about 1/4" square - that are about 1' long (2 of 'em, giving 4 cutting strings

I may dig that out and get a day-laborer to use it along both sides of the creek after I get finished mowing on the far side of the creek (it's too hard for me to do the push-pull action that the thing requires)
My folks have one of those wheeled string trimmers. Works OK but hard to maneuver around and up n down hills you have to keep front down. Will do the job however.

Tango if your string is wearing that quick while edging a drive too much concrete contact. Good buddy does landscape gave me some pointers that make it easier and string go farther. 


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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 06:03:10 PM »
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yeah, but it's hard to "miss" the concrete when edging along it - but - this new (metallic ?) string does last longer before having to advance
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 06:09:39 AM »
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yeah, but it's hard to "miss" the concrete when edging along it - but - this new (metallic ?) string does last longer before having to advance
True that.
Ive got my forward handle just loose enough to be moveable. I find it helps when you flip the trimmer to do the edging.


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