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i will be honest - i have a lot of crab grass and it hasn't worked well for me. however, i think soil has a contributing factor here.
I was really disappointed in mine as well. This is for EXTREMELY light duty edging. If that's all you need, then the price is a bargain. I ended up returning mine and purchasing a much more expensive gas-powered model which more suits my needs.
I have not had this happen to me, however i have run my previous edge hogs into the ground (used them till dead) and had the motor break off the housing therefore the blade would spin on it's own but when you put it on the ground to use it it wont spin. Maybe don't dig to deep when you're edging ie keep it at its lowest setting..... I've started doing this with my new one. hope it helps!!!
depends on what setting you have it on, the deeper you edge/trough will lessen the life of the blade
How long is the cord you are using from power source to edger? if over 150-200 ft or if cord is undersized (for the amperage of the edger which is 12 amps on 120V power), there could be a voltage drop from source to tool causing the edger motor to lose horsepower and torque. Other than that it could be a bad unit.
Yes. I have St.Augustine grass and it cuts right thru it. The swath cut is around 1 inch. I have had the battery operated ones. I like the coarded better.
Never used it for that.
This is for extremely light duty use. If the ivy is thick, then I wouldn't recommend it.