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..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:58:39 AM »
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only interested in gas powered lawn edgers - anyone here have on that they'd swear by ?
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 10:50:19 AM »
quite a few years ago, when I was working for an equipment rental business, they were also an Authorized Stihl dealer. So I got the opportunity to try out many various Stihl products, and would even help out assembling them at times for the customers. I wore many hats while working there!

So about the only brand I could possibly even suggest would be the gas-powered Stihl edger like this one. In the past twenty years, this is the only one I have used to some small degree, and have any experience with.

https://redhatrentalspalestine.stihldealer.net/products/edgers/professional-edgers/fc70/?sku=fc70
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 11:38:43 AM »
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yeah, I know that Stihl makes quality stuff but I'm looking for something less like a weedeater - a weedeater type of equipment absolutely kills my back (just having to heft it a certain way)

thinking more along the lines of a fully wheeled unit
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2019, 11:40:43 AM »
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went out to look at "what's there" - long story short.....gonna get the Stihl, model 70 - that's beefier than the "homeowner's" model and sorta the bottom of the "pro" series

the 2nd Stihl dealer to which we went had that particular model and the folks there said "come back on Friday, it's our Open House Day and we'll take 15% off the price" - me likie 15% discounts
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 01:45:12 PM »
i used to see those doo-dads that bolt on to a standard
weed whacker that were the little wheels that let you
use any common 2 stroke weed whacker like an old time
edger.

or you could do like my dad did years ago and weld a
handle and guard and wheels on a cheap or free 110v
electric motor and edge with that. i don't remember the
details, but i bet it'd be simple to throw together.

just me, i don't have an edger. i use shovels and a hoe
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 05:03:05 PM »
i used to see those doo-dads that bolt on to a standard
weed whacker that were the little wheels that let you
use any common 2 stroke weed whacker like an old time
edger.

or you could do like my dad did years ago and weld a
handle and guard and wheels on a cheap or free 110v
electric motor and edge with that. i don't remember the
details, but i bet it'd be simple to throw together.

just me, i don't have an edger. i use shovels and a hoe

Now that sounds like something my grandfather would have done if he had needed an edger!

He could come up with some pretty neat things he would build. One time, he built a rectangular box from 1"x8" boards, with a 110v electric motor mounted inside, with a pulley attached to the motor shaft, and used a long fan belt, that he would put on the pulley he attached to the lawnmower's top, where the pull rope was, and would use the electric motor to crank the lawnmower up!

He also one time built his own "electric" fencing, to keep the dogs from laying around in my grandmother's flower beds.
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 08:07:51 AM »
Dont own an edger
No need for one.
Do all the edging with a string weed eater.
Simple and easy.
Once you get the hang of it its way faster and with practice you dont burn through string.



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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 08:28:53 AM »
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as posted I bought the Stihl but it's been too wet to do any real work with it (did start it and "did" a small section of curbing) - one thing I don't like about the Stihl is that there's no "sighting" of fuel level other than removing it's little tank cap and "looking in"

an aside :  my Wife, via the internet, bought an interesting do-dad for the Weed Eater - it's called a "Trimmer Support" - it bolts on to the shaft of the Weed Eater and supports the weight of it via a couple of "rollable support balls) - if it "works", as adverted, it should be ideal for weedeating the slopes of the Pond

 (my complaint with weedeating is how I've gotta hold it when working with it - absolutely kills my side and back - hopefully this'll remedy that problem)
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2019, 01:12:13 PM »
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as posted I bought the Stihl but it's been too wet to do any real work with it (did start it and "did" a small section of curbing) - one thing I don't like about the Stihl is that there's no "sighting" of fuel level other than removing it's little tank cap and "looking in"

an aside :  my Wife, via the internet, bought an interesting do-dad for the Weed Eater - it's called a "Trimmer Support" - it bolts on to the shaft of the Weed Eater and supports the weight of it via a couple of "rollable support balls) - if it "works", as adverted, it should be ideal for weedeating the slopes of the Pond

 (my complaint with weedeating is how I've gotta hold it when working with it - absolutely kills my side and back - hopefully this'll remedy that problem)

Tango, you might check into one of those support harness' for a weedeater, or it might be a shoulder strap.

https://www.stihlusa.com/products/trimmers-and-brushcutters/straps-and-harnesses/

One of these may fit your unit and maybe give you some comfort when using it.
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2019, 03:54:29 PM »
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as posted I bought the Stihl but it's been too wet to do any real work with it (did start it and "did" a small section of curbing) - one thing I don't like about the Stihl is that there's no "sighting" of fuel level other than removing it's little tank cap and "looking in"

an aside :  my Wife, via the internet, bought an interesting do-dad for the Weed Eater - it's called a "Trimmer Support" - it bolts on to the shaft of the Weed Eater and supports the weight of it via a couple of "rollable support balls) - if it "works", as adverted, it should be ideal for weedeating the slopes of the Pond

 (my complaint with weedeating is how I've gotta hold it when working with it - absolutely kills my side and back - hopefully this'll remedy that problem)
Agreed they do get a bit heavy after awhile. The shoulder strap can help some.


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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2019, 04:13:28 PM »
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haven't had the opportunity to try it yet but the bolt-on thing that my Wife bought "looks" like it just might work (am thinking that it could be bolted to my Pressure Washer's wand also)

 
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Re: ..gas powered lawn edger recommendations..
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2019, 01:35:10 PM »
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I found the above "do-dad" to be worthless - tried it and then removed it

but.....I'm enjoying the job that the Stihl Lawn Edger does - a so much nicer result with it and using a weedeater - and with as much driveway/curbing as I've got the Stihl is gonna save my back

one of my better investments and I recommend the model 70 if anyone is looking for an Edger
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