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The only problem I see with the edger is the shaft is curved. You might lose a little power there. Other then that I'm curios as to what is pushing the attachment? As said above if theres not enough power the lines wont be crisp.
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Both my power heads are 25CC one is 4 stroke and one is 2 stroke, they both seem to be able to cut into the dirt well so long as I get the blade spinning before putting it into the ground. If I put it in the ground first the motors both just bogg down.
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The only problem I see with the edger is the shaft is curved. You might lose a little power there. Other then that I'm curios as to what is pushing the attachment? As said above if theres not enough power the lines wont be crisp.
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From what I have been told by a dealer, you want to be careful with those 4-stroke engines.

Those engines were designed to be held a certain way, you mess that up and the oil moves away from the pistons and you fry the engine. Like if you take a 4-stroke trimmer, which was designed to just trim, and you turn it up on end and use it to edge...well, the oil moved away from where it should be and you burn it out.

I'm not an engineer, but it seems valid to me, and being that this guy sells these products I figure he knows something at least.

So just be careful about multi-purposing your equipment.
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From what I have been told by a dealer, you want to be careful with those 4-stroke engines.

Those engines were designed to be held a certain way, you mess that up and the oil moves away from the pistons and you fry the engine. Like if you take a 4-stroke trimmer, which was designed to just trim, and you turn it up on end and use it to edge...well, the oil moved away from where it should be and you burn it out.

I'm not an engineer, but it seems valid to me, and being that this guy sells these products I figure he knows something at least.

So just be careful about multi-purposing your equipment.

While what you state is true, using the edger attachment on such a unit does not alter the positioning in use.
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While what you state is true, using the edger attachment on such a unit does not alter the positioning in use.
not always some of the attachments were not designed for the 4cycle equipment. But yes the edger problem is an issue of power from a consumer unit vs a commercial unit in this case.
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I stay away from 4 cycle trimmers, small engine stuff, etc. I had a 4 stroke and it was garbage. Hardly any power and lasted about six months. Just stick with 2 cycle equipment. Its really not that big a deal(to me anyways) to mix oil and gas together.
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