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A guy down the street was cleaning out his garage today and this was headed to the dump. I about broke his arm off as he pushing it towards his dump truck. A Mclane edger!!! As you can see this thing is hardly used and next to new. I don't know how old it is or the model but I estimate 20 years of so. Rescued it, pushed it home, put some gas in it and it fired on the second pull. WTF is the mater with people!!!? This is an excellent piece of lawn equipment! Anyways enjoy and happy 4th to you all.









 

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That wasnt cheap back in the day either. Very nice find. How many times was it used? once, twice?
From the looks of it not more than a hand full. I think weed whackers kinda buried these things but a whacker will not leave a clean edge along the sidewalk like these will. How much were these things?
 

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Very nice, only problem (same one our edger has) blade turns the wrong way. I tilted my blade and twisted the belt. Belt has lasted surprisingly long.

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Very nice, only problem (same one our edger has) blade turns the wrong way. I tilted my blade and twisted the belt. Belt has lasted surprisingly long.

Walt Conner
So it would be better if the blade spun backwards? My dad had one of these and he always canted the blade one notch toward the grass also. Said he liked how it looked and prolonged the grass from growing over the sidewalk.
 

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I was going to say... did you already restore it? Holy crap that thing looks new!
It virtually is. I can only find one scratch on it and all the stickers are on it like it left the factory. No resto needed on this bad boy. LOL!
 

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You should put the golden arches on the front of it... mcdonald's color scheme.

Going to use this or stow it away?
 

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I was told the dumps around here are full of mowers, but you can't remove anything from the dump " So i was told!!" Sort of weird!!!
 

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those were the standard for comm useres before the stick edger. i still have one-only down side is those briggs tend to start burning oil early.
 

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those were the standard for comm useres before the stick edger. i still have one-only down side is those briggs tend to start burning oil early.
I dunno what "early" is, but I've had dozens and dozens of old worn out Briggs motors that ran flawlessly and didn't burn oil. I'd trust an old Briggs just as easily as an old Lawn Boy...
 

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It's amazing how many people I talk to who still haven't heard of Freecycle.

Yep, we've got a local FreeCycler here who submits a wanted post for old mowers and lawn equipment, which he rebuilds/refurbishes (or in this case, cranks) to sell to raise money for his family.

Unfortunately, most of the little old men cleaning out their sheds and garages don't use e-mail.
 

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That's cool! I have the same edger except different color scheme, and not as clean. Mine was marketed by Montgomery Ward. I always wondered who made it because I could never find any info on it through Montgomery Ward. My aunt gave it to me last year, it had been sitting since my uncle passed away almost 20 years ago. That old 2 hp briggs runs great.
 

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