Stihl curved vs straight edger???

jmclJanuary 28, 2010

I am retiring my Ryobi and purchasing a Stihl KM90 with trimmer and edger. I will defiantly get the straight shaft trimmer, but I canÂt seem to decided which is better the straight shaft or curved edger. Any help would be appreciated.

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dmullen(Southern CA)

I have both and using the curved shaft trimmer makes by back hurt. It is just too short so I go around the yard hunched over while using it.

Also, it is very difficult to get the curved shaft trimmer under low hanging trees such as oranges and limes.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2010 at 5:01PM
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canguy(British Columbia)

Go with straight shaft, the drive shaft in the curved unit won't last on the edger due to the load. They are fine for line trimmers.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2010 at 10:18PM
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rcmoser

I agree straight shaft is you somewhat tall 5'8" or taller especially as suggested it you have any back problems the curved shaft won't make it any better thats for sure.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 6:13AM
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