meeekstube: This is a dumb video when it comes to the trimmer. I would thought that any
half wit would know how to place the trimmer to do the edge.
I was expecting some tips on how to keep the tool steady and at the right
level and going exactly where it should trim. Thanx for the effort but it
needs more thinking behind it
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~
Lissette Vega: Trimmer loco
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.
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.
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.
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?
naomi2310: Sweet Video!
ZacksLawnService: lots of pros in my town,-down in the states,-use stihl
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
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
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
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
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
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.