Power head + edger attatchment.

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I got my Power head + edger attatchment Model #: ME0800 this week. Tried it out today and it did pretty good. I’ve been in my house 2 years and the lawn was never taken care of. I got most my big projects done so now starting on the lawn.

Overall this thing did a pretty good job, going to do the 100+ foot sidewalk tomorrow. I like the variable speed and the 2 speed settings.

What I didn’t like so much so far is the noise the power head makes, to me it doesn’t sound very “healthy” for lack of a better terms. I’ll have to check YouTube to compare and see what’s normal. I also didn’t like the handle. The build quality vs the rest of the unit seems like they cheaper out.

It’s overall pretty thin where it’s bolted together around the shaft and has a decent amount of flex to it. It would have been nice to have some type of quick adjustable toggle clamp.









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Looks good. Proper edging is beautiful. People using a string trimmer to edge, not so much.
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Looking great!

I second your comments about the handle.  I got my 15" trimmer out today and remember thinking the handle could be stiffer, but it's a pretty light tool.

That same handle design on the Powerhead seems a little flimsy and has a decent amount of flex in it just supporting the weight of the tool.
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First time edging is a bear. I had the same situation with a new house and a bad lawn. I could have sodded a small area with the strips of turf I was cutting off. Much quicker and smoother project after that first battle.
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I might have to have the rear lawn scraped and re sod it myself. It’s pretty much moss and bumps everywhere.
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haha mine too.  I got thru about 75% of the back yard last year - scrapping with a metal garden rake which meant down to bare dirt in the really bad moss areas - then added top soil - then seeded.
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I find it easier to edge for the first time if you string trim the grass overgrowth first to expose the concrete line. 
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Erik, these photos are outstanding! Thank you! Have you considered posting them to our site? Also, we're hoping to learn more about the sound you described. If you can post a video, we'll send it to the product team for review. 
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Mine sounds about the same with the edger attachment.  I believe the source of the noise is the bevel gear system in the attachments.  I don't think it's anything to worry about.
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We checked with our engineers and are pleased to share that your Power Head is in the clear, Erik. Everything checks out. :-)
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Amber thanks, now I just need that dual port 21” steel deck mower!
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Hi again Erik,
I listened more intently to my PowerHead edger today, and as the others have 
also stated, mine sounds about the same.

Although to me, the "dragging" sounds like it's coming from the motor housing,
as opposed to the bevel gear, perhaps there is some kind of brake in there to slow down the blade rotation upon releasing the trigger?

In any event, it's good to hear the official word, that it is functioning as designed.

Bob
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Yeah it just makes me uneasy, Whenever moving components make that sound and not smooth I think grinding ha.
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Hi Erik,
Thanks for posting and for the pics.
I find the edger works best in the high speed setting (#2).

Regarding the sound, it's definitely a lot different than the gas edgers I've been used to.
It sounds something like a circular saw when it starts up, kinda cool actually,
and it does rev up and down some, as if it's self-adjusting to the current load.
It hasn't been a problem though, and I like it a little more each day.

Check to make sure the blade retaining nut is well torqued, another user had posted recently that his was received loose from the factory.

To maintain good cutting performance, after several uses as the leading tip of the blade
begins to become rounded, remove the blade and reverse it, so that the side with the sharp tip
leads forward.

You're right about the handle, with the weight of the edger attachment it does flex a lot.
It has held up so far though, and it does better with the line trimmer attachment.

I always keep my edger wheel at its highest edging depth (adjusted all the way down),
and I vary the actual edging depth on the fly, by simply varying how high I hold the back of the
edger.

Helpful techniques include:
Keeping the RPMs high enough for the current conditions, without over-revving.

Don't get down in the dirt any more than necessary, which keeps cutting power high
and makes for easier cleanup as well.

Keeping as close to the concrete as possible, in our area, wide edges promote weed growth.

In certain grasses/conditions holding the blade at a very slight angle towards the grass will provide a cleaner slightly beveled edge.

Bob
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I just used mine today - got the head with edger - and the string trimmer attachment.

I loved using it - been using string trimmers for years for edging.  Ryobi (not so good, good for trimming tho) Black and Decker (best for edging) and the Ego regular 15" string trimmer which I found horrible for edging.  It is too powerful, and too hard to control and jumped all over and looked like I'd edged my lawn with an axe.  And, it's difficult to hold it at the upside down or sideways angle you have to hold it at to edge.  (The other 2 have heads that flip upside down.)

I'll attach my trimmer to the head tomorrow and use it for - drum roll - trimming, but not edging.

Glad I have a dedicated edger - that works very well.
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I had no problem with it. It probably jumped all over because you were using the 2nd speed and full throttle? I like that it’s so powerfull. It ate through sidewalks that hadn’t been edged in years. Just got done doing 100+ feet in front.
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Hi guys,
Glad to hear you love the PowerHead edger bloomz, trimmer-edging has it's uses
(I do a LOT of trimmer-edging with the PowerHead with outstanding results,
mostly around brick landscape borders which are very prevalent here in SW Florida,
and also mulch beds. But for long runs of driveways, sidewalks, curbs and roads
the bladed edger rules, by being faster and more consistent.

Prepare to be impressed by the PowerHead line trimmer, it's a world class
trimmer, and is quickly becoming my all-time favorite. It may take a few uses to become used to the weight/feel of it, but once you do, it is a weapon in the war against mediocrity.

Erik, Great Job, and a beautiful property!

Bob
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Thank you Bob (Lehigh) - I attached and used the string trimmer head today and used it for about 30 minutes, and you're absolutely right - it flat rocks.  I never had to use the bump feed, but expect it to be first class, and when it comes to loading string - I'm pretty sure it'll rock my on that one fershure.

NOT hard to control like the other 15" trimmer experience I had, easier to control the speed, yet power on tap as needed I mean POWER.

I was using my 2.5A battery, and weight was balanced much better.

I'm WAY glad I sold my 15" trimmer and replaced it with this one - would certainly recommend to anyone.

Now, what other attachments do they have for this one?????  Whip out the credit card.

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Edging is one area where a professional CCW rotation trimmer would be WAY easier to use. The head will climb-cut, which is a machinist term meaning the forces involved will push the trimmer away from the ground.

A CW rotation trimmer will pull itself into the ground, making it hard to control. The more power it has the more it will pull.
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This one does pull, but I like that.