Bladed Edger

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For yard work I like the clean edge that a bladed edger creates. Any chance that a bladed edger is in the plans? Either as a replaceable head for the string trimmer or as a standalone unit. If yes I will be all in: mower, string trimmer and bladed edger will be in my garage.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Same here, I already bought your mower and string trimmer. Looking forward to the edger.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Power Edger.


Power Edger.. I have a gas push edger for 25 years and love the clean cut edge. (Hate the neighbors weed whacking edger jobs).

If EGO would come out with a nice 4 wheel edger using the 4v battery system, fold up w/ handles like the mower for easy transportation, that could retire my gas and give me an extra battery for lawn care. I'd easily pay the price for this type of quality product. (as well as many other people I would think)

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Yes, please make an edger or even if you could figure out how to do an attachment for the current trimmer, that would be awesome.  Also a shoulder strap would be nice for the trimmer as well.  Keep up the good work guys, solid products.
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Don, it must have to do with battery duration time ( certainly not how to put a knife blade on a half inch shaft ).  I would like to have it.  If it only lasts 20 minutes, tell us this and we will decide if it is applicable.  That would be more than enough time for my needs !
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I couldn't Ask for any thing else. Well I could cause I want a snow thrower as well. My ryobi trimmer/bladed edger died last week. I've had the mower from ego for 3 weeks and sold 2 neighbors on it. They love it also after borrowing mine when their gas powered died in the last two weeks. I'm torn about getting the ego trimmer today as I love the look of a bladed edger. Decisions.
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I've been preaching "Edger" for over a year.  It's very nice to see people coming out of the woodwork and supporting this idea.  I'm hoping the word spreads to the decision makers at EGO.  It's a wonderful company, wonderful products, we just need more of them!   
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Even though I'm a huge proponent of an edger.  I do not see any problems with what EGO has done.  Their core tools are the Mower/Blower/Trimmer.  The latest releases of those are really quite the upgrade and a good bit of refinement in those products.  They are probably the most improved new products I've seen in the Battery segment.

That being said, just because you yanks get an inch of snow that evaporates a few days later, doesn't mean you deserve a snow blower.  :-)
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I narrowly escape that comment... I'm over an hour north of NY state. :-)

Oh, and our "big one" two weeks ago, over 20" of snow in one day, hasn't quite evaporated yet, and we've got another 8-12" on the way tonight.

I think a far more effective way of dealing with snow will be the 56v method!

I just turned 40, so shoveling is getting old, and fast. Technology needs to save me from the fate of having to shovel my way through old age, Lol. Contrary to what my mother used to tell me when I was young, shoveling is not good exercise. :-)
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"EGO, Saving the backs of future generations"
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Hey Blue, I'm over 40... Just a couple years but still. I don't like the idea of shoveling snow but once I've doing it for about 10 mins, it becomes tolerable. I really like it for a good workout. Got to take them where you can get them nowadays.

I find that I don't mind exercising if it is productive....i.e. Mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, shoveling snow.
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I'm with you on everything but the shoveling. :-)
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Edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger......


I'm hoping my sophomoric chants will start everyone chanting until they hear us! :)-


After making the plunge and purchasing the mower and string trimmer, I am already to ditch the cord on my edger. It has worked great and been reliable - don't get me wrong.... I'm just spoiled to battery power now!


Please hear our pleas and release a blade edger. 3 wheel or 4 isn't important (although 4 would be nice) as long as it is a walk behind blade edger.


So, verily I say unto you again:

Edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger......

(Join in with me fellow cord cutters!)

Edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger, edger......

 

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Wholeheartedly agree Rob. I started this discussion originally and have finally given up. My gas powered edger won't start (again) after sitting all winter. Just bought an 80volt Greenworks 2101202 string trimmer that accepts attachments. Bought the Poulan Pro edger attachment. My neighbor hadn't edged in weeks and it powered right through the grass and down into the dirt to create the mini trench that I like. Hopefully it's not inappropriate to share when other solutions are discovered.
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You've gotta do what you gotta do.  I originally purchased the 15" Ego trimmer and it didn't work for me so since then I've been rocking a Worx 56 trimmer which provided options that Ego did not and had an option way back then that Ego is just now trying to add or us.........the twisting top that changes the angle of the business from trimmer to edger. 

I'm glad you found an alternative.  I really wouldn't worry about what anyone thinks about what you posted.  You asked two years ago and if it hasn't happened in that time..........oh well.  We are here to assist each other over everything else.

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I agree with Rob y Gary. I purchased the mower, trimmer, y blower two years ago y have given up on Ego producing a bladed edger. They keep coming up with other good products but not what the majority of their customers want. I use an electric y gas edger.

Keith
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Yep, nobody here is going to hold anything against you... you need an edger and Ego doesn't make one, so what else can you do?

Hopefully the Greenworks tides you over until Ego releases a home-run edger. :-)
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Gary,

I just checked a review on that attachment.  Seems to work pretty well.  I would try it but it would require me to go into a whole new family of tools.  It would set me back about $250 at least.  My Worx string trimmer does a pretty good job.  Obviously not as good as a bladed edger. 

Either luckily or unluckily however you look at it, I have a corded bladed edger that I use from time to time. 

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While we are waiting for EGO to perfect development of an actual bladed edger, my husband designed and made this adjustable aligned wheel attachment using our 3-D printer.  It works great for now. It is also good when I use the trimmer next to a fence or wall.  I can roll the wheel along the fence so I don't chew up the wood with the heavy string line. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1642479
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Hey, it gets you by!  Pretty cool if you ask me.  
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He has made so many cool gadgets with his 3-D printer
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Ego, are you watching???

This looks great!
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He said he made part of it pink just for me! 
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Official Response
I am pleased to confirm that we will have an edger option available in North America next spring. Pricing and exact date of availability are still under wraps for now. Be on the lookout for sneak peeks from some of our blogger friends like Tools in Action in the coming weeks. We will be offering a multi tool featuring interchangeable heads that include: an edger, brush cutter, hedge trimmer, pole saw and a string trimmer.
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Jennifer, I bet you RAN to your keyboard to type this notice because we have moaned whined about this for so long!  Good going!  Merry Christmas
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Hmmm ... biggest downside I see is that the motor will be at the rear with the battery (unless I am wrong).
First problem will be "balance" - the 15" brushless line trimmer is perfectly balanced by having the motor right down at the cutting zone.
Second problem with a motor at the rear - the tool will now need a flexible shaft to drive the attachments.  This will add extra weight AND reduce power/efficiency.
BUT let's see what EGO can produce. I normally would prefer a dedicated tool (edger) rather than a jack-of-all-trades - but let's see ...
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This is great! I've poured $$$ into the Ego line and it's awesome to know that the line is expanding. Thanks for posting this and letting us know. I've invested in technology that has gone the way of the betamax (ask your parents) and it's nice to know that a full line of stuff is on the way. My advice to others is to spread the word. The more people that know about Ego, the better it will get. 
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@Frank Kirk,

You make some good points. However, there are many established brands that do the exchangeable head design with gas powered tools and these apparently work quite well.

As you say, let's see how the system works once it hits the shelves. I'm hoping it's another slam-dunk home-run type of product.
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Glad to hear this. And glad to see it breaks down so that it will fit in the trunk of the car!
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It would be very cool for EGO Jennifer to give everyone who has patiently posted here fir the last few years a discount coupon to to purchase the new edger! Just throwing out a GREAT idea! 
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Official Response
We are pleased to announce that the EGO Power Head System (multi-tool) is now live and for sale. Here is a link to see everything that's available so far: https://egopowerplus.com/collections/power-head
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Woohoo! Ordered right away :)
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Thanks Jennifer, can't wait to go shopping!!!!!
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Yippee!  
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So far? Are more attachments planned?
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Pole hedge trimmer and brush cutter are planned for release next year.

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