Trim around sprinkler guards or donuts with this Orbit 7 in. Donut Sod Cutter. It helps protect spray nozzles from overgrown grass and keeps a neat, clean appearance. The heavy-duty steel construction makes for a durable sod cutter.
Trim around sprinkler guards or donuts to help protect against overgrown grass and keep a neat, clean look
Does orbit donut sod cutter come in different sizes
Asked by Jc July 20, 2018
No, it is junk anyway.
Where do I find the 7" sprinkler head protector that goes with this product?
Asked by Painrace June 15, 2017
if it breaks can i return it for another one.
Asked by mike June 10, 2017
out of 110 reviews
35% recommend this product
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Aug 3, 2020
Very Cheap design!!!
The cutter works well however, the handle broke off at the "T" connection after about 10 cuts. I bought a 2nd Cutter and it only lasted about 6 cuts. Same defect, broke at the the "T". I should've learned from the 1st one I bought. The handle is very cheaply designed.
Jul 27, 2018
I read the negative reviews and had a hard time believing this product was that bad. I went to Ho...
I read the negative reviews and had a hard time believing this product was that bad. I went to Home Depot and looked at it and felt it would be better than what people reported. I bought it thinking, if it's really that bad, I will bring it back. I cut several holes and found it to work very good. Then I decided to sharpened it and it was fabulous. I'm working with Floratam grass, a very hard and stringy grass. I learned two things that make it simple to use. FIRST - Put it exactly where you want the hole. Then put your feet on the sides to hold it in place... at the 5:00 and 7:00 position. (That's an analogue clock face not a digital clock.) (See photo). SECOND - Turn it one direction only. As you push down, you can hear it slice through all the fibers of the grass and once through, it's smooth and quiet. You do not need to step on this to get it down in the grass. I found the T-handle to be plenty strong. This is like a other tool... use it wrong and it's bad, use it right and it will work great and last a long time.
This tool broke the second time I used it. The top handle twisted the vertical tube until it crac...
This tool broke the second time I used it. The top handle twisted the vertical tube until it cracked just below the weld. The reason for the failure is the steel tubing with very thin wall that is used in the construction. The lower part of the tool is properly designed with heavy gauge steel material, but the top part is junk.
SOLUTION: Cut the vertical tube off 7" from the bottom. Attach 1/2" steel pipe and fittings to replace the T-handle. Use epoxi to strengthen the joint between the pipe fitting and the vertical tube on the tool. SEE ATTACHED PICTURE. Zoom in on details.
Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 9, 2018
Thank you for the feedback, and for the picture attachment. Please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156 if you have any further questions or input, and we'd be happy to help in any way we can.
3 people found this helpful
Feb 14, 2018
Do not waste your time or money! The top handle twisted off on the 3rd sprinkler head I was cutt...
Do not waste your time or money! The top handle twisted off on the 3rd sprinkler head I was cutting the sod from! Zoom in on the top handle, where it is crimped down just under the "T". That is very weak, not nearly the strength steel that the bottom cutter is made of. That weak point just under the T handle is exactly where all the torque goes to as you twist the handle to cut the donut hole. It is a serious design flaw and very dumb use of materials. The entire tool should be made out of the same steel as the bottom cutter portion. Sad thing is Orbit has known about this problem for years. If they want to offer a cheap product like this just to have a low price point then they should at least offer a higher end product that is made of strong steel from top to bottom, the market would accept a higher price point for it.
Response from OrbitIrrigationFeb 15, 2018
Thank you for the detailed feedback. Please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156 or via social media, and we'd be happy to do all we can to help.
3 people found this helpful
Sep 23, 2017
The Orbit7 in. Donut Sod Cutter is nearly the perfect tool for fixing up the area around your spr...
The Orbit7 in. Donut Sod Cutter is nearly the perfect tool for fixing up the area around your sprinkler heads. There were no instructions, I found I could stand on it the start the cut and then twist left & right until you cut out the grass around the sprinkler head. Biggest problem and reason for a 4 rating was the sharp point I needed to file off to prevent cutting my hand.
I would like the cutter to have more teeth and 50% deeper band as improvements.