Q: I went to replace my edger blade and the new one is twice as long as the one I’m replacing. Can that be right?
A: Yes. Unlike lawnmower blades that have the edges dull as they are used, edger blades wear from the friction at the ends of the blade. It is common for customers to bring us a 4” blade that started out 9” long. As the blade shortens, it makes the edging job more cumbersome because it will work slower with that worn down blade. Replacing the blade on an edger is an easy and inexpensive way to improve its performance.