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Old 06-16-2019, 11:57 PM   #1
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I am going to be buying a new edger for my yards. I have used the stick edgers, my weedeater etc, I prefer the standard old edgers. I am thinking Mclane edger. Are there any good ones out there that I am missing?
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:05 AM   #2
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I've tried them all and keep going back to an Echo string trimmer, held sideways like a gangbanger holds a Glock, running wide open.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:19 AM   #3
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My edger is an Echo. It has never had a problem.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:31 AM   #4
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Echo here as well. Works great. Also have the weedeater attachment.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:57 AM   #5
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:09 AM   #6
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Still using my Black and decker edge hogg. 10 years plus. Still cutting a crisp edge with recent replacement of the blade. Hate dragging around the cord, but it hasn't let me down yet. Just recently went to 40 volt battery powered for my trimmer and blower and am thinking about buying the edger attachment for that just to get rid of the cord.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:29 AM   #7
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:42 AM   #8
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Aierens 9 inch. Subaru 5 plus horse motor. Ordered mine from home depot. Very well built for that style of edger.

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Old 06-17-2019, 09:43 AM   #9
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the one my great grandfather designed, the original one!
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:52 PM   #10
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Whopper clipper if you have room to store it. If not, get yourself a Stijl stick edger.
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:26 PM   #11
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I've tried them all and keep going back to an Echo string trimmer, held sideways like a gangbanger holds a Glock, running wide open.
This^^^

I have never understood the need for a specific piece of equipment for edging
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:54 PM   #12
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Love my echo edger blade- nice crisp hard edge
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:20 PM   #13
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:26 PM   #14
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Juan or Jose

I have an Echo weedeater with an edger attachment
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:42 PM   #15
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I've tried them all and keep going back to an Echo string trimmer, held sideways like a gangbanger holds a Glock, running wide open.

Me Too......
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:48 PM   #16
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Straight bar weedeater turned to the side. Easiest and quickest way without buying an edger.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:10 PM   #17
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:57 PM   #18
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I'm still using my McLane edger I bought in 1994?

https://www.mclaneedgers.com/product/edgers/

Not sure what McLane is thinking with its current prices, but I know I didn't pay that much.

Looks like Lowes carry's one like my McLane at a more reasonable price

https://www.lowes.com/pd/craftsman-1...AaAkCjEALw_wcB

Sure glade Lowed bought Craftsman.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:10 PM   #19
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Ive tried running my Echo sideways, not working for me. I cant imagine how round up will work for edging along a sidewalk. I have to much invested in my equipment to hire Juan or Jose, maybe I can change my name to Jaime once I get my edger bought and do some yard work in my spare time. DesertDug, I actually used those as a kid. My father was pretty tight to say the least.
I never heard of the Whipper clipper or Ariens but that's the type I am after. McLane's are pretty proud for sure

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Old 06-17-2019, 09:20 PM   #20
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I have an Echo edger, we bought it for my dad back in the early 90ís. He gave it to me 15 years ago. Iím still using it.

Basic maintenance, and itís been solid. I wouldnít hesitate to buy another.

Buy the bigger engine, those few extra CCís do help.

https://www.echo-usa.com/Products/Edgers

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Old 06-17-2019, 10:35 PM   #21
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Stihl all day!
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:51 PM   #22
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I replaced the engine on a 1975 model craftsman. The Tecumseh engine on it needed a carburetor and it wouldn't spark, so a $99 engine from harbor freight came with a bracket that replaced the Tecumseh like it was made for it. A bolt hole every where I needed one. Running on tru fuel, starts just like the craftsman did in 1975. Lots cheaper than a new one, and I cant run a weed eater to edge without stopping and replacing the string.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:15 AM   #23
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I love my Echo edger. It’s been great.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:23 AM   #24
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I personally like the edger attachment for my weed eater. I only have a few hundred feet of edging to do though
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:05 AM   #25
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I have been using the same Stihl Edger for over 20 years. It is there Combi system, One engine with different attachments.

About 4 years ago I bought a new Engine to a larger model. Decided I wanted more power and a quieter engine. The old one still runs just fine.

My Edger, Hedge Trimmer, Pole Saw, and one Eater Attachment are over 20years old. One Engine is the same age but rarely use it since I bought the new one 4 years ago. If I remember correctly it was all bought in 97'. The old engine had the Carb replaced once.

Only run the premix that is Ethanol Free in them. I do not have a gas station near me that sells ethnal free so I stopped mixing my own about 10yrs ago.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:09 AM   #26
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My dads Stihl chain saw is from the 70's. It has had the gas lines replaced a few times but still has the orginal Carb. Runs like a champ and starts easier then my MS361 saw.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:52 AM   #27
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My dads Stihl chain saw is from the 70's. It has had the gas lines replaced a few times but still has the orginal Carb. Runs like a champ and starts easier then my MS361 saw.
Chainsaws werenít meant to be used as edgers. You have to bend over too far and the chain gets dull very fast. Dirt and grass is not good for the saw either.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:56 AM   #28
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:42 AM   #29
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Chainsaws werenít meant to be used as edgers. You have to bend over too far and the chain gets dull very fast. Dirt and grass is not good for the saw either.
you are doing it wrong, need a 48" bar with a dedicated edging chain!!
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