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Can someone explain to me please how to properly use an edger? I normally use my trimmer but some of my new accounts are in upper scale communities and I see the benefits of using an actual edger on lawns, I purchased one to fit both by 4 and 2 stroke power heads but in all honesty I have no clue how to use it and the paperwork it came with leave a lot to be desired. It has a 9" blade and is adjustable from 0-2" depth. I tried practicing with it around my house but I dont ave many spots that can be edged and those that I do really looked bad after I was done with them. I refuse to learn on someone ellses property so would like to get an idea of how to do it propelled before using it away from home. thanks. Below is a link to the one I got.\
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If theres not enough power going to the edger it wont cut right.

When I use a edger I put it at a slight angle and not straight. Other then that its no different then what you would do with a trimmer.
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Just put it between the grass and concrete, pull the trigger and go. If it is having trouble turning, you may have it too deep. Also, I feel like the edgers clog an awful lot and can easily get bogged down because of the steel blade instead of malleable string, so when you hit something hard, it is going to stop. Also, make sure you are not walking faster than it can cut and you don't have to run wide open throttle all of the time with them.

By the way, what kind did you get, and if you don't mind, how much was it.
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Here in Australia, many contractors including me use these machines. They do a great job, and can be used at a brisk pace once an edge bed has been layed previously. They are available in the U.S.

http://www.atomindustries.com.au/
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The wheel rolls on the sidewalk/driveway and the blade spins/digs right along the edge. There's usually a "line" somewhere on top to help you visualize where the blade is at.

Sparks may fly.

I don't edge enough to be able to tell you off the top of my head whether "pushing" or "pulling" it is best, but I DO know that my crappy Yardman split shaft trimmer is only marginally good for edging with the attachment, where my Stihl FS90R chews through the dirt with a vengeance.

I'd assume that dry, hard ground could be a challenge for a lesser trimmer head.
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I really only use a dedicated edger. Its a 3.5 hp briggs engine that tears through stuff pretty slick. Its really meant for bed shaping and such. I suppose you could run it along a cement drive or walk but Ive never used it for that. Ive never used an attachment edger. The more expensive ones like stihl or echo work pretty good from what Im told.
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Here in Australia, many contractors including me use these machines. They do a great job, and can be used at a brisk pace once an edge bed has been layed previously. They are available in the U.S.

http://www.atomindustries.com.au/
Those are strange. I have never seen one that looked like that before, but the look like they're pretty strong and should be able to get it done at a fast pace.
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1) Return that attachment.

2) Go buy a decent edger.

3) Keep the blade as close to the cement as you can.

I typically have a "if it works for you use whatever equipment you want" attitude. But this is a tool that you need to have a good amount power behind of your edges will look like jagged ***.

Good luck.

Edit: This guy is sloppy, but you get the point. Just google "how to stick edger".

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Thank you, the price and unit I purchased is at the lowes link I posted.

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Just put it between the grass and concrete, pull the trigger and go. If it is having trouble turning, you may have it too deep. Also, I feel like the edgers clog an awful lot and can easily get bogged down because of the steel blade instead of malleable string, so when you hit something hard, it is going to stop. Also, make sure you are not walking faster than it can cut and you don't have to run wide open throttle all of the time with them.

By the way, what kind did you get, and if you don't mind, how much was it.
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Can you explain why I should take this one back?

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1) Return that attachment.

2) Go buy a decent edger.

3) Keep the blade as close to the cement as you can.

I typically have a "if it works for you use whatever equipment you want" attitude. But this is a tool that you need to have a good amount power behind of your edges will look like jagged ***.

Good luck.

Edit: This guy is sloppy, but you get the point. Just google "how to stick edger".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcUm9EOKeCk
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