How To Edge Your Lawn: Using A Trimmer Vs A Lawn Edger




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vegasjill21: DARN!!! lol I was hoping you would show how to secure the extension cord around the top hook thingie to keep it from coming unplugged!! I can't figure it out!!! Darnnit!!! Thanks for the advise here , tho~ :) Oh! lol I have a Torro edger and week wacker combo thingie. Thank you. EDIT 30 min later) I FIGURED IT OUT!!!! lol I didn't see the little slot underneath to slip the looped end of the extension cord then wrap it around that top hook so it doesn't slip out! . lol NOW I GET IT! Ok thanks anyways for your help. Your lawn looks amaZing!! So nice a green and trimmed so nicely! Thanks again, Jon~

Adam Nelken: Hey Jon I have that black and decker electric trimmer...how do you know when it is in edge or groom mode after pressing the button?

mydivinity: I appreciate the video. I use an edger that I purchased from a garage sale and only used it a couple of times last season before the neverending winter was upon us. Now it's time to start it again and I was basically hit or miss then. As a single mom, I refer to these videos on here to show me many things I can do myself to help cut costs. So I truly appreciate you effort and clear explanation!! Please feel free to show many more of the other bountiful "around the house/lawncare" tips.

naomi2310: Sweet Video!

zerocool212121: one big thing is you should never be stationary an move the trimmer side to side like that, some might not see it but your leaving little moon shaped cuts, look at 3:56 if u didnt notice, its not horrible but it's noticeable from a professional. its best to learn walking backwards to cut strait lines, hold the shaft strait an walk as when u stop u can deviate from a strait line just like above. once you have that down try forward it just takes time to get it correct, mistakes will be made but thats how we all learn.

kevin barbato: @Lawnchaser- echo brand equipment absolutely sucks, and I cannot even believe you said that you like your echo more than your stihl..... I've been landscaping for 6.5 years now and have had the same Stihl fs90r that I've had since I was 18 years old. And it has not ever had a single problem. The only thing I've done was put the speed feed head attachment on it making it much quicker to ree line the head. Everything I have is made by stihl, and I have not ever had to replace anything nor take into the shop to be fixed or serviced. If you use your equipment correctly, you'll notice that it benefits the life of your equipment.

Zack's: lots of pros in my town,-down in the states,-use stihl

lawnchaser: Oh OK. Sorry I didn't realize you were outside of the USA. Sorry. Oh BTW how do you like your 90r. Because I have a stihl fs 90r. And I font really like it compared to my echo SRM 266t that my friend locked up. I never had any issues with my echo. But with my stihl fs 90r it seems like all I've was issues with some of the features. I don't like the the stihl 4-stroke generation. I really loved them back when they were 2-stroke. Never had issues with 2-strokes. Always had issues with 4strokes

lawnchaser: Nice video. And BTW have you ever thought about buying a gas edger. I know you're a Stihl fan and stihl makes a lot of good edgers like the 90 and the 100 straight . Now I'm technically an echo fan. But I have used stihl and I know there's a lot of people that use Stihl too. I was just letting you know. But u probably already knew that

Jim A.: Be sure to ware eye and probably ear protection. I own both the electric edger shown and a Stihl gas grass trimmer which I use as an edger. Both kick up small particles of sand and dirt which occasionally hit your face. Also, both make enough noise to warrant ear protection if you are going to us them for more than a few minutes.

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?

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!

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. Thanks :)

Kurt Vonfricken: Wow! Tough crowd here in the lawn care video section..... Nice video jon. Thanks for the clear instructions and demonstration.

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.

jkjkhardcore666: Ahh golf with the weedwacker I remember those days well.

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)

youth78987: wait you live in canada and have an amarician flag

Jon3800: the blade was dull and it hadn't been edged at all..that's why it took 4 tries.

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: Sorry pal just enjoy your tarantula vids more

Jon3800: wow, I bet they used a lot of line from that. Stick edgers work great

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.

outdoorsman310: one of the local services here dig trenches with string trimmers instead of using a stick edger

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.

redvivus23: what kind of trimmer line do you use i don't no if Canada sells this but try a brand called diamond edge.

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.

MrDreadfu1: @jon3800 I agree with you , bro. Good job man.

Wullie Rennie: pearooster landscapes do you really mean pearooster grass cutter bet you cant tell a weed from a plant....

TheWallyjp: very informative video and it really helped me because sometimes i am lazzy and i dont want to go to get my edger

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.

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.

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

linhongye: Thanks for this video. You should just ignore the trolls.

Jon3800: I used to collect flags.

Roberto Rodriguez: Thanks Jon. I tried to edge my lawn but was not satisfied with how i did it but this video helps. Thanks.

Jon3800: That's very true, but I like the guards for protection

Jon3800: well the string on the electric ones are much low quality and are way thinner than the gas ones. The black and decker uses 0.065, the fse-60 uses 0.080 and the 90 uses 0.095. But my 90 has threaded string so its not prone to wearing down as fast.

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

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.

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

Alex Schultz: Always move right to left when you are edging. Quit swinging it too.. Nice stihl though

Jon3800: I use the threaded trimmer line by Craftsman. My parents got me some when they were in Plattsburgh

Jon3800: Ive perfected this since this video.

Jon3800: Yes it is. Simoniz 2900 Pressure Washer with a 6.5hp Chinese Clone motor, which looks like a Honda design. Its 196cc

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

caghadiuno: Lol! I was wondering about that... but a very competent guy nonetheless

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!

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: don't worry I will not stop posting T videos.

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