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In the past I have always used a trimmer held at a angle to edge. I was looking at an edger the other day and it seems like a nice idea. What does everyone use? A trimmer revved high with a thick line or an edger with a blade?
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In the past I have always used a trimmer held at a angle to edge. I was looking at an edger the other day and it seems like a nice idea. What does everyone use? A trimmer revved high with a thick line or an edger with a blade?
I think the edger does a better, more professional appearing job.

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I think the edger does a better, more professional appearing job.

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I was thinking that. Do you prefer to use one with wheels or the hand held shaft type?
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i use a edger for the first couple of visits and then trimmer trimmer is just alot faster
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I don't own a edger, I have always used a trimmer. It makes things go quicker it seems for me. I can edge everything and trim as I go. Where as with an edger you would have to start the machine, edge everything then go back to the truck, get the trimmer, start it and then trim everything. I figure, kill two birds with one stone. That is just my opinion though.
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I was thinking that. Do you prefer to use one with wheels or the hand held shaft type?
I have 2. One is electric that I have had for years that I bought for home use, and the other was part of a combo set that has a line trimmer, edger, hedge trimmer, blower, tiller, and saw that I bought at a lawn sale.
Both have wheels.

The edger does take longer but the customers seem to like the extra effort. The electric is a little easier to handle (I have an inverter, 1,000 watt on my truck that works well for small jobs even though I have to spend more time running the cord and re-stowing after. Also, my combo unit has a curved shaft; If I get another, it will be a straight shaft one.

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I don't own a edger, I have always used a trimmer. It makes things go quicker it seems for me. I can edge everything and trim as I go. Where as with an edger you would have to start the machine, edge everything then go back to the truck, get the trimmer, start it and then trim everything. I figure, kill two birds with one stone. That is just my opinion though.
Me too, I have a stick edger that hasn't been off the trailer in 6 months, Sometimes if I get a bad clean up I'll use it the 1st time but more than anything I do that just to run it so the carb doesn't get gummed up.
Edging with the trimmer is kind of an artform, once you get the technique down (provided you can walk & chew gum) it's fast & accurate, Plus it's already in your hand & running. One tool 2 jobs. I tell my employees, Once around the house trimming & edging, once with a blower... Done.
Your off to the next one. I don't see this policy as rushing a job at all. It's a matter of working efficiency & productivity. My father always called things like this "economy of motion". If you can do something while your already there, just get it done & move on.
As I built my business I worked alone. The 20-30 (or more+++) extra steps per property adds up intime & fatigue when you are doing 12-15 stops a day solo. Conserve energy & effort.
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how often do you edge your lawns

i do it once a year to my weekly customers no charge just to keep my yards looking good
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I edge most all of my yards weekly. Makes things look perfect always.
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Weekly with a line trimmer and once towards the end of the season and once at the start of the season with the edger.
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