What specific size cotter pin is used for the EGO Power+ 8" Edger Attachment EA0800?

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What specific size cotter pin is used for the EGO Power+ 8" Edger Attachment EA0800?
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The owners manual does not specify either than 2 are provided. If you're replacing a broken one, match the size up or even go up in size as long as it fits through the hole, but don't go down a size.
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Yes, the manual does not specify the size. I misplaced the two extra supplied ones and I don't have ready access to a nearby hardware store nor wish the inconvenience of hauling the unit into one to figure it out.

I need to know the proper size so I may place an order online. I could get a multi-size pack but it seems wasteful to spend more for what I don't need.
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I know that a replacement blade comes with extra cotter pin. You might likely need a new blade at some point so that could be a way to get the correct size cotter pin. 
However, I have no idea what the correct size pin is.
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Geoff, I know I'm not alone when it comes to stocking lots of small parts, especially if you're a DIYer. I have small parts bins with literally thousands of various parts sorted and labelled. These parts cost little compared to time wasted making a trip to the hardware store, not to mention gas. Anytime I need a part I don't already have, I specifically buy multi-packs so that I would have it next time.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cotter pin on edger blade nut needed or not?.

So do you use your cotter pin?
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Always a good idea to use the cotter pin. As was mentioned in the thread this came from the cotter pin may be a tightness control. Meaning with the hole in the shaft and the nut aligned the nut can't get any tighter so the blade can spin as designed without too much pressure or friction on the spinning shaft. 
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I always use every part intended for any tool, especially power tools. Why waste time questioning an engineering design regardless how insignificant you may seem it to be. I play many sports and encounter lots of people questioning rules they feel isn't "appropriate". I tell them rules are meant to create a "level playing field" for all participants. Everything we do has rules, otherwise there would be endless chaos. And if you insist on not installing that cotter pin, you're legally liable for endangering others. This isn't just about you and your stubbornness.
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Any update on this? Ego staff, please chime in!
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no Ego staff here anymore
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If you can't find the right cotter pin a small panel nail bent back around should suffice.

I can't ever recall losing a nut off an edger....be it gas or battery....and I've changer probably a hundred blades or so.

Jeremy
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Ok, I measured one of the cotter pins that comes with the edger and it measures 1" by .06". .06" = 1/16". So, it's 1" x 1/16". 
Home Depot carries cotter pins that size.
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Thanks Oregon Mike, 
No telling where I put the extra cotter pin which came with it when I bought it and my blade did not have an extra cotter pin with it.  
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Thank you all for your responses. Much appreciated.
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Thank you, Mike; I have the EA0800 Edger attachment. However in all my years using various tools using cotter/hitch pins, I had never needed to replace one...yet. But, If I did, I happen to have a large assortment of those and other small parts in labeled compartment bins. Overkill, maybe, but cheaper than a trip to the hardware store at the most inconvenient time.
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It's interesting because the tool comes with 2 spare cotter pins included in the package. And that's for the standalone tool or the attachment for the multi-head system. So if a cotter pin were to break if someone keeps track of the tools and spare parts EGO sends along they would be able to replace the cotter pin quickly.
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You're right, Mike; had forgotten that fact and pretty sure those spares went into my bin.