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Hi all

Has anyone had anything to do with these type of rotary scissors for vertical edging, I have approx 500 metres of edging to do each mow with footpaths and kerb and I thought this might save me some time and a lot of whipper snipper cord. Any advice would be much appreciated.




https://oldtimeparts.com.au/products/idech-power-rotary-scissors-brushcutter

Thanks in advance

mich

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Interesting concept while new, but with all the grit they're exposed to, I can't see it performing for a long time. They'd want to be very tempered metal to keep performing like that.

Here's a lawn care channel showing how he does crisp edges time and time again.



Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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He edges an edge thats already edged!

When I get asked to do the edges, the grass is hanging down into the gutter!!

Anyway, to the original question, I have not had experience with metal blades/discs/cutting scissors of any type on whipper snippers, but would be interested also to hear of the experiences people have had with them.

Regards twostroker.

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I have the few main types of lawn edgers - a 'stick' edger that attaches to the whipper snipper, steel blades instead of trimmer line, small 2 stroke walk behind edgers,
6 wheel alrohs, and 3 wheel Tilt a cuts (and Pionex - don't know if you have them over east but just a 3 wheel edger).

Never used rotary scissors but have good reviews from friends who have used them on manicured lawns only.

Whipper snipper attached ones are a pain, not great on you back and I struggle with them, ditto with blade instead of trimmer line on standard trimmer.

I love my little 22cc Weedeater GE21 - a little 2 stroke walkbehind edger - 50 times as maneuverable as anything else. You can still get similar from Ozito and a few others.


If you have 500m of straight or large radius curved edges that are feral, then a 3 wheel edger is the best.

There are a few on the market, The more expensive over here being Mowmaster and MEY - great traditional edgers.

Masport do two that are identical bar the engine - the cheaper one uses a 80cc Chonda (yes - 80cc), or 127cc Briggs.

Go pretty well, only downside is the OPC control so you have to hold the handle all the time (however you have an off switch on the engine if the OPC bar was somehow, er, rendered inoperable.

Parklander do a modern take on the victa TAC, with either a 87cc chonda or 196cc. Good thing about these ones is that your height adjust is up on the handle, and only tensions the belt when you select a cut height - so you can line up with a stationary blade and then go.

The last option is Atom edgers, again very good. They now only make 2 stroke ones with 'Atom' engines - which are ryobi (though it must be said a very good ryobi engine that was discontinued - I have 4 of them and they are marvelous. 4 strokes are Honda.

Up til last year they made them with Zenoah engines - only hope would be store stock now though


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