Jon3800: Ive perfected this since this video.
jgdoollc: Im not a pro just a guy with common sense, walk with the weed eater very steady and make a decent groove between the grass and the concrete. If you do it just right your string will last you much longer.you know your tool names but not a good technique. Its not too be mean but to say the truth.
bandit ofthesky: Got to agree with Jim Greene. Being in lawncare myself we should always wear our personal protective equipment...especially when doing a how to video. Lead by example!
The trimmer can easily send a piece of debris flying and take away your sight in an instant. Safety glasses and sometimes a full face shield are a must.
Nice video, but in the future could you at least gear up properly so the newbies who are just learning this get to know the hazards.
Blackheaven Nikki: Well, I think you did a great job. Just starting out as a woman who cuts my own grass, edges my own grass AND clean up my own mess, I needed to see the difference. With that said, I wouldn't even bother entertaining some of these comments. They could always just skip your videos if they hate them THAT much.
Jon3800: Whatever. Sober up and be more productive and fix your bogging FS400 and your no heat dryer. Trolling on a year old video won't get things done and making stupid suggestions like buying a mantis which doesn't even sell here won't help me. Yes I can tell a difference..bet you can't.
Did it ever click in that pearooster brain of yours that you need to adjust the H/L screws on your 400? No? Thought so...Only a cowboy can think of that. I would have helped you more if weren't such a twat.
Wullie Rennie: pearooster landscapes do you really mean pearooster grass cutter bet you cant tell a weed from a plant....
Jon3800: Jim, That is one video I made last year and it's funny how you critique me when you never saw me at work off camera. This was at my house and it's NOT representative of what I do at my clients. Well that's sucks to hear, you'd pass up a good, loyal reliable worker, and if you're in the business for as long as that, then you'd know how hard is to find people like me.
Jon3800: What an ass you are. Nothing ever good comes from your comments you've posted Why the hell would I need a mantis tiller when I can save money and buy an edger attachment for my fs250r... You make no sense. Whatever man, I wouldn't even be near your precious garden
Where do you park that little put-put car you have. Oh right, you have a helium balloon lmao.
Wullie Rennie: ffs use a mantis tiller with edger attachment ,,i wouldnt let u near my garden...where do you tie your horse up ..........COWBOY....LMFAO
Jim Greene: In the 30 years I did groundskeeping, I always used safety equipment, of which you didn't....sorry to say, you'd never be working with me, EVER!
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Sh4dow91: This guy is correct. Why do you swing it back a second, and even a third and fourth time? Hold the line on the edge where you want it, don't move your arms or the trimmer at all, just walk
Kurt Vonfricken: Wow! Tough crowd here in the lawn care video section..... Nice video jon. Thanks for the clear instructions and demonstration.
Jon3800: the blade was dull and it hadn't been edged at all..that's why it took 4 tries.
6977warrior: Your tools are ok. but your technic is TOTALLY wrong dude. Don't swing the weedwhacker; keep it in a straight line to get a straight cut. You need to go deep enough to get behind the cement line, not cut on top of it. And using the edger to go over the same area 4 times shows you have the wrong tool and technique. A tutorial on Youtube should be a proper one so uninformed people learn correct methods.
Tony Danza: Get a straight shaft echo off craigslist. They can be found for 100-125 in excellent condition. Stay away from homelite and craftsman.
caghadiuno: Lol! I was wondering about that... but a very competent guy nonetheless
Jon3800: And for your information... I use gas powered equipment. Those electrics are only used for my house only...and I don't have a gas edger, because they're not available in Canada, so quit your bashing.
Jon3800: Quit being a prick.Did I mention anywhere in my message that I talked about people owning a landscaping business? America is a BIG country pal and there's 315,936,999 other people living there than JUST you. Who are you, the president. Anyhow, there's probably less than a 1/10th own a landscaping business.
LOL. It's ironic that you even say that because I just showed it with 3 different trimmers you dumbass Really dude, take your business elsewhere
BuddyIStalking: Everybody who owns a landscaping business in America uses gas powered dumb ass. You only the edger because you can't do it with the weed wacker.
Jon3800: Buddy I, quite frankly don't give a damn if you can do it better or not. This is not a contest. Why don't you make your own tutorial video if you're going to bash me. Did I say I was an expert...NO. Lol, "in America we use". You're not so special either because in America, not everyone uses gas powered equipment. I like the edger. 27 years old and still working strong.
BuddyIStalking: maybe it's the way you do it in Canada but in America we use all gas powered and i can give a better edge with a weed wacker then you can with that crapty edger
Aviatrin1417: I didn't realize people went to lawn trimming videos and trolled them. That's just a silly waste of time. Thanks for the video very instructional
HCrebels14: I'll check them out! Thanks!
Jon3800: It depends on what kind you're looking for. You can probably find a gas Stihl FC56 for around $200-400 at your local stihl dealer (I don't know the exact prices because we don't get that model in Canada)
HCrebels14: Me & some friends are starting a Lawn Care buisness this summer & we have pretty much everything accept for a edger. Does anyone know where I can get a good one and about how much it will cost?
Roberto Rodriguez: Thanks Jon. I tried to edge my lawn but was not satisfied with how i did it but this video helps. Thanks.
Thomas Lee: 26 dollars to replace a spark plug?
Jon3800: I'm a seasoned veteran man.. I'm by no means professional or expert...but after 16 years of lawn cutting...I don't think I warrant the "rookie" title. But thanks for your comment
GetYaShitTogetha: There are PLENTY of people in the "business" who dont know what they are doing. THERE is food for thought for you. This guy didnt make a bad video. It is just a video FOR rookies BY a rookie. It doesnt take a genius to say "Hey, if I want to trim my edges vertically, let me tilt my weed whacker to the side so the line spins on a different angle." An edger is best for edging, but if you dont have an actual edger, you can still trim your edges with a weed whacker. DUH!
linhongye: Thanks for this video. You should just ignore the trolls.
MrDreadfu1: @jon3800 I agree with you , bro. Good job man.
Jon3800: You know, I can't please everyone...edging with a trimmer is a LOT harder than using an edger. But what's the problem? It was edged right and I didn't scalp the lawn. Instead of criticizing other people's edging videos let's see you try to make one yourself...and hopefully it will impress me
jdphd: Not impressed!
econ5catcat: Gsweater jon has helped me out and if he's doing the wrong thing how does he have a buissnes. There is food for thought
valangford: Thanks Jon, can't afford a dedicated edger right now, never thought of turning my trimmer upside down, cheers.
Jon3800: You're just an amateur troll. I've been doing lawn service for more than 15 years and giving homeowners advice on how to edge. If I'm using the wrong stuff then tell oh wise one, what do I need? That electric edger was made specifically for edging..
A junkyard? Pfft, You didn't see the inside of my shed. The only thing you got from the junkyard is that horrid camera of yours.
Do yourself a favor if you don't have videos of you yourself edging...then keep your comments to yourself
gsweater: amateur video of an amateur "edging" with the wrong tools inside of what appears to be a junk yard. do yourself a favor and avoid all advice in this video.
Jon3800: your very welcome :)
deepthinker876: Thanks for this. I have a tiller, with edging attachment from the days we were semi-rural on 2.5 acres with a large vegetable garden. But assembling it and cranking it up is a huge pain now that we have a postage stamp lot--and using the manual curved edger seems to get procrastinated!
Jon3800: An Echo trimmer will perform equally as this Stihl. What I need is an Edger attachment for the trimmer. It did a good job
Kodies Lawn an Tree: This why you need an Echo
Jon3800: Well you, whityfrd, should quit the trolling and post a video yourself showing how edging is done. From your comment, legend has it that you seem to be a pro at it!
In case you NEVER follow my channel..
1) I did cut the damn grass. Watch the video (watch?v=ajn_S6zXfSI). Look familiar? It was recorded on the same day. This is my property and I'll do as I like with it.
2) It was already edged a month ago....hence the trench has previously made.
whityfrd: 1) cut the damn grass before you edge
2) make a trench with whatever your using when you edge. its a mop job compared to the sweep job your doing.
Jon3800: don't worry I will not stop posting T videos.
Chris Kemp: Sorry pal just enjoy your tarantula vids more
Jon3800: A lot of people like to see my trimmers in action there's nothing wrong with that. You don't have to watch these types of videos. I upload Tarantula videos more often than these. It's not boring...its how I make money to buy all those brand spanking new tarantulas I get.
Chris Kemp: Stick to tarantulas grass is boring we all know how trimmer work and how to cut grass