you say your blade is hard steel you have to be kidding I took it off to sharpen and its nothing but cold rolled steel. I edge about 150 ft weekly and it wares down to where I have to replace it. I know you think I'm cutting the concrete but I am very careful because I know how soft the steel is.Because of this I can't recommend the whole edger. You need to upgrade the BLADE.
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.
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.
Easy to use. All my neighbors want one!
This is a neat little edger. It is easy starting just as described, and i like the bit that's included so you can start it with your drill. Incidentally, if by some chance you happen to have the Troy bilt " jumpstart device" this edger starts with it too. The only dilike i have about this edger is that it really isn't for using with the thick carpet grass we have here where i live. It kept getting hung up and i would have to stop it and restart it several times until i finally gave up and had to use my weedeater to finish the job. My weedeater is electric, but i cannot use a gas powered one. If you've used an electri weedeater you know what a pain that can be ! Recly had back surgery, and that is the chief reason for getting this edger. I thought it would be great since i can start it with the jump start. I
Wouldn't have to use the electic weedeater and wouldn't hace to hold it up and also wouldn't have to mess with the cord. Unfortunately, what made me realized that this edger is not for grass in my area of the country. The edger appeared to have over heated and there was all kinds of white smoke was coming out of the engine, and i knew that the edging job i had to do was too tough for this edger.
It is such s shame, because this all occured on my first use right out of the box !
So, i'm not saying this isn't a good edger, because i do believe it would be excellent for use on a lighter grass type and use on an easier job. I
So if you have a thinner grass type like maybe Bermuda grass , for example, this would be an excellent edger for that. I guess i will have to use the electric weedeater and be in pain or hire a lawn person.
Took a chance on a Craftsman Edger due to the great off-season price. Only rating it average for now because I had some issues with the same product in the past. But it's still about the best dollar value on the market. I hope I'm happy in the middle of next summer!
good for small lawns
I bought this to do some edging around the sidewalk and very long driveway. It does an ok job, if the grass is thick you may need to run a couple passes by but it will eventually get the job done. Starts easy, runs well, maybe just a little shy on the power but pretty good.
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.
The edger seems to be okay for my job. It certainly starts easily. It is an edger. What more can I say. The machine is a good weight which makes it easy to maneuver.
This is the best product I have bought yet. Easy to use. Very mobile. Great reliability. Starts and runs excellent. Highly recommend product
This edger does not edge properly. The blade spins backwards making the edger very difficult to push. Because of the reverse spinning blade the edger only lifts the grass, leaving a unsightly edge. Would not recommend. Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this model.
Used it on several yards, ones that hadn't been edged and was well pleased.
i purchased this edger as a birthday present for my father-in-law. he immediately put it together. He really enjoyed the ease of putting it together.
I have a corner property and an extensive sidewalk to edge. This edger (was on sale for $199) is powerful enough to do an excellent job!