I just finished edging over 200 feet of concrete sidewalk that had not been cleared in many years. The edger had no problems cutting through the mess which contained many stones. The blade is still in excellent condition after this heavy workout. The sidewalk is curved and it was easy to navigate. I thought I might need a more powerful edger but this worked just fine.
I purchased this edger in April 2010. The first season it started with the pull rope. The beginning of the second season it took the power drill to start and then mid summer it regressed to power drill plus starting fluid to start. Finally it would not start at all. Since it was still under warranty, I took it to the Sears store where purchased. They do not evaluate it where you bought it. They ship it to Dallas. A customer service rep called me about a week later and said it needs a new short block because it was caused by too much or not enough oil. I find this hard to believe since it did not smoke at all. It was only hard to start. The rep could not direct me to anyone higher and said my option was to send it back. After it arrived at the Sears store where I purchased, I spoke with the manager who read from the service report what they found. No leeway. None of we are sorry that our edger is a piece of dung. She did ask if I wanted to purchase a new edger. Are you serious? I told her I will buy one from ********** or ********** said but their warranty is not as good as ours. Geez, how much worse can it be when a warranty is not really a warranty. Bottom line -- I have a Sears lawnmower, blower, power washer and many power tools. But you know what? Never again will I purchase anything from Sears.
Product as described. Easy to use, great purchase, would recommend.
I used it one time. It had difficulty cutting unless there was a previous cut and didn't cut that well. Struggled. Second time used, I had trouble turning it on. When finally on, it would shut off when I rev'd up to cut.
I bought this as a gift for my husband for fathers day. This is something he wanted. He really liked it the model and brand were what he wanted. It does what he needs it to. Satisfied Dad.
I was very hesitant to purchase this little guy, who partners with the lawn mower we purchased at the same time. But, I was wrong. The color schemes compliment each other and does it ever give our lawn the most finished edging. It looks like a professional did it5!
I followed the instructions and still takes about ten pulls to start. Afterwards I noticed it was not a Briggs and Stratton engine.