Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311
Growing up, my dad had a craftsman. He always called it a weed whacker, but living near Boston, it was pronounced "weed whackah".
I went back to MA about 2 weeks ago, he still has that same damn trimmer. It's got to be over 20 years old by now!
oh yeah!! Weed whacker. Yeah, that's the other name for a trimmer. I forgot about that one.
My friend's dad has a bunch of really old equipment. Kinda cool to look at.
Early 80s Stihl chainsaws, Echo hedge trimmers that are almost unrecognizable compared to today, lawn-boy lawn mowers from the early 80s, some ancient Toros, couple Homelite blowers (back when it was made in USA). Everything still ran amazingly. My uncle got a Lawn-Boy with his house when he bought it in 1991. Died last year when water accidentally got in the gas. 2-stroke mower, too.
Humberto, when you become more skilled, you will make much more money. You will provide a much higher quality service (which is worth more), and you will get the job done fast and have more time for other jobs. Being skilled with a trimmer is very valuable, and edging along sidewalks and walkways...OMG, like the only thing a customer even cares about.
You can stripe the **** out of a lawn, but if you got some grass blades hanging over a sidewalk edge, the lawn looks crappy.