searching online I noticed a great disparity in pricing for grass
trimmers from $20 to $200. I'm not starting my own business I just
need the grass on the edge of my lawn where my lawn mower can reach to
be cut. Will the $20 model do or will I be buying a new one in 60
Well the thing is, I only need the edger for certain areas of my lawn
and I've been cutting them with a big scissor trimmer for the past
year. I don't really need a trimmer but my wife says we do because it
will make the cuts a little neater. Any recommendations on the best
inexpensive model to buy?
having spent WAY too much on powered lawn tools in the past 30 some
odd years, I have to echo the previous reply. Buy the best you
can afford (Echo's are good, as well as Toros, RedMax etc.).
Cheap tools are, well..cheap. And you'll quickly find out that they'll
end up being hard to pull/start, will run unevenly and break down
often. Also, the cheaper gas powered lawn equipment are built
with cheap parts that will quickly break.
Your local Home Depot or Lowes has low and mid end equipment and
if you purchase the mid end equipment there, it'll probably do the
job. However, if you happen to have a lawn and garden store that
sells lawn equipment (or a lawn repair facility), go there and ask
their opinion. They'll be able to tell you which models have the
least amount of repairs, are the most comfortable to use and
fit within your price range. Most Depot and Lowes staff haven't
a clue what they're talking about when it comes to items outside
of their stock list.
You don' t need to buy what the pro's use but you also don't want
to buy something that won't be easy to use and will end up in
the repair shop after a couple of seasons.
AMEN! Plus, if you buy from a local equipment outfit, you'll be
spending your $$ in your community, supporting a worthy local business
and enabling it to stay in business to repair your equipment. These
places usually match HD and Lowe's prices, wisely cultivating future
and ongoing business.
Another "planet friendly" approach would be to mulch and edge in a way
that you can trim with the lawnmower on a single pass. Too often people
landscape without mowing in mind. When done correctly and with
aesthetically, mulch looks great. It helps to retain moisture and to
keep weeds to a minimum. The use of curved edges makes mowing a dream.
Without seeing your yard, it's hard to envision what kind of trimming you
need done. Mulching can make the yard and planting areas look quite
If it is persistent weeds or growth along foundations or posts, a Roundup
equivalent should do the trick.
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