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Old 07-26-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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We have a battery powered lawn edger but and it is one year old. For some reason recently it is performing very bad. It runs out of battery in 10 minutes. We are interested in buying a push lawn edger since it does not depend on battery, electricity or gas. Home Depot does not carry this type of edger. Does anyone knows a place in HOUSTON, TX (North West) to find a push lawn edger.

Also, what are your experiences with push lawn edger?

Thanks,
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Are you talking about the kind with wheels with a spiky round thing on it? 'Cause I bought one at a garage sale and it doesn't work worth a hoot. It may need sharpening or something, though, I don't know. Also, we have St. Augustine grass, which is tough as nails!

I'll be interested in seeing what others have to say about them.

We're wanting to buy the kind that is just a half-moon-shaped blade, that you just step on. Anyone have one of these?
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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The older I get, the harder it is to push! Husband uses the weed eater now.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Hi Luvvarkansas,

Yes you are right the one with the spiky thing! I am guessing that since you bought it from Garage Sale it might be over worked already. I also have St Augustine grass and I am going to give it a try.

I also use a push lawn mover and it works excellent.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My parents used a steak knife when I was a kid. And their lot is 100 feet wide, with sidewalks, curbs, driveway ... Yipe. That was before Dad bought an electric edger, which is now mine ... mine ... all mine!

The half-moon thing Luvvarkansas is talking about -- it's called an edger -- does work like a charm and cuts a nice edge.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I use a hatchet. I only had to do it once and the electric weed eater keeps it at bay. Even the St. Augustine grass. Of course, you have to keep up with it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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I just got the spiky thing manual edger yesterday. What a piece of garbage? The blades are not sharp and it does not work at all. I am going to return it today.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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I use grass shears and a shovel. But to get a good edge, I have to resort to using the electric circular saw edger.

I wonder how well those battery powered grass shears work? They look like barber shears.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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I have a battery powered edger by Black and Decker. I purchased it year ago and now it is totally worthless. It take at least 4-6 hours to charge the battery and it only runs for 10 minutes. Now, I am looking into buying the electric edger with cord.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Hi Luvvarkansas,

Yes you are right the one with the spiky thing! I am guessing that since you bought it from Garage Sale it might be over worked already. I also have St Augustine grass and I am going to give it a try.

I also use a push lawn mover and it works excellent.
I have the spikey wheel thingie too! I use a shovel first to slice the edges of the sidewalk. Then I use the push thingie. Good workout for the arms and killer on the lower back.

I really want a push lawn mower. I could use the exercise. I haven't seen one of those in stores in years.
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