new trimmer damages my landscape edging

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My new EGO 15" string trimmer is tearing up the plastic landscape edging around my yard.  Even if I keep it on a lower speed, it's tearing right into it.  None of my previous string trimmers has done this.  Anyone have an idea how to prevent that?
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James Krolak

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Try not to hit the edging? Maybe a "softer" string (not sure what that would be)?
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The other two must have been weak.
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This link should help you.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RC8B90Mxw
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Stuck, somehow I missed the connection with this Caddyshack clip. Could you explain?
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STUCK INTRAFFIC 2 hours ago

so the point here, Jimmy, is to let things happen; "BE" the ball (or in your case -- BE (the grass) when using your brand new 56V EGO string trimmer.)
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James, you're aiming too close; shouldn't be making contact with your edging.
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The great thing about Ego's trimmers is the easy-to-control variable speed. Unless your edging is made of tissue paper I just don't see how your trimmer could be tearing it up if you've feathered down the speed. Ego's trimmers are capable of some very delicate work.