Edging ?

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I'm thinking of purchasing this model at Home Depot, but I have not seen any demo's or read any reviews where people have also used this model to edge with. Thoughts ?
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Which one are you considering buying? There are a couple of different edgers and also string trimmers can be used as edgers. 
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Model # ST1521S 56-Volt Lith-ion Cordless Electric 15 in. Powerload String Trimmer with Carbon Fiber Shaft Kit.   I have a Husqavarna now and I use it for edging as well.
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The stand alone edger is basically the same as the multi-tool one.  Expect to make quick work of your edging.

A few things.  The blade will run down fast.  Don't leave HD without a spare blade or two!  Also, make sure you keep the tool that comes with it to change the blade.
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Model # ST1521S 56-Volt Lith-ion Cordless Electric 15 in. Powerload String Trimmer with Carbon Fiber Shaft Kit.   I have a Husqavarna now and I use it for edging as well.
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i don't want one with the edger attachement, I prefer to use the string trimmer as my edger.
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Here are some reviews on the Ego site.   
https://egopowerplus.com/collections/power-string-trimmers/products/power-15-56v-lithium-ion-powerlo...

And at Home Depot.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Volt-Lith-ion-Cordless-Electric-15-in-Powerload-String-Trimmer-wi...


I should also add that I use my original Ego 15" string trimmer as an edger and it does a great job. Can't imagine this one wouldn't be as good or better.
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I'd be cautious about the edger.  I used mine for about 60 seconds and hit some solid debris.  It broke something inside the edger "transmission".  Customer support told me to take a hike and buy a new edger.  Not a good value when it's that easily broken and the company doesn't stand behind it.
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So what was this solid debris that you hit...and was it within 1/4" of the surface?

Also, did you get a name of the customer service agent that "told you to take a hike"?
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It was like large gravel from a parking lot adjacent to ours.  Kid's throw rocks up into the yard:-(
It was probably a quarter to a half inch.  I thought I'd hit the sidewalk until I went back to check afterward and found that it was just a stone that had gotten wedged next to the walkway.  I ended up digging it out with a screwdriver. 
I didn't pay attention to her name.  I'm sure that Ego has the contact on file as the support ticket that I had open got closed out as resolved shortly after the call.  I should also say that she was polite.  She just left no doubt that it was not going to be covered and that I'd have to purchase a new one as there was nothing that could be repaired.