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mikefla1


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Maintence on hedge trimmers
Original Message   Apr 24, 2005 8:35 pm
Hey guys right now i have a cheap pair of weedeater clippers they are gas powered 22inch bar. What kind of oil should you put on the bar? Also what is the best way to sharpen these or can you? The reason I'm asking this is beacuse I think in the near future i'm going to be buying a new pair most likely  the Echo SHC210 I was gonna post a picture of them but Echos page is down right now. I have picked up a few new yards with alot of hedge trimming so I really need to upgrade thanks Mike

Exmark 48inch & Bridges 36inch walkbehind, Scotts 21 inch walk behind mower,Husqvarna trimmer and blower, Echo PE200 edger,Weedeater & Stihl HL45C hedge trimmers,Echo CS440 chain saw and a Stihl HT101 power pruner, and a El Cheapo pressure washer.
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mrmom


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #5   Apr 26, 2005 7:14 am
I hose down the blades after use then liberally spray it with wd40. Used to use oil but noticed the grit build up so switched to this method. Also always wondered what the oil did to the plants.
Dave___in___CT


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #6   Apr 26, 2005 7:51 am
Sharpening...

Take 'em to a sharpening shop and ask...

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mikefla1


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #7   Apr 26, 2005 6:34 pm
Ok thanks guys, I talked to a good buddy of mine today that said he use to have a set of the Echos and he told me to spend the extra 50.00 and buy Sthil so i guess I might be going with them. Thanks guys.

Exmark 48inch & Bridges 36inch walkbehind, Scotts 21 inch walk behind mower,Husqvarna trimmer and blower, Echo PE200 edger,Weedeater & Stihl HL45C hedge trimmers,Echo CS440 chain saw and a Stihl HT101 power pruner, and a El Cheapo pressure washer.
MountainMan


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #8   Apr 26, 2005 11:28 pm
Sharpening, Take em to a shop.

But as far as Oil, use regular Pam, the cooking spray. it will keep sap from gumming up and sapping power. it works. Its all I use on my Stihl.

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TheKneebiter


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #9   Apr 27, 2005 8:55 am
to sharpen them, just seperate the 2 blades and use a fine flat metal file and file at the same angle that is there. file in one direction from the base to the edge of the blade.

mikefla1


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #10   Apr 27, 2005 9:08 pm
Thanks guys I'll do that then I'll have a nice sharp backup pair ,or 2 pairs for the big jobs.  later Mike

Exmark 48inch & Bridges 36inch walkbehind, Scotts 21 inch walk behind mower,Husqvarna trimmer and blower, Echo PE200 edger,Weedeater & Stihl HL45C hedge trimmers,Echo CS440 chain saw and a Stihl HT101 power pruner, and a El Cheapo pressure washer.
robmints


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #11   Apr 27, 2005 10:02 pm
Kawasaki

Any opinions on these?
This message was modified Apr 27, 2005 by robmints
Marshall


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #12   Apr 27, 2005 10:17 pm
Look nice to me. You know anyone with them Rob?
robmints


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Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #13   Apr 28, 2005 7:53 am
No Marshall,

A local dealer just started carrying them. Line trimmer, backpack blower, and hedge trimmer. That's it. I was hope ing someone else knew.
mikefla1


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Location: Lakeland Fl
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Points: 377

Re: Maintence on hedge trimmers
Reply #14   Apr 28, 2005 4:19 pm
I wonder if they make any with the longer handle?? Maybe something like this?

Exmark 48inch & Bridges 36inch walkbehind, Scotts 21 inch walk behind mower,Husqvarna trimmer and blower, Echo PE200 edger,Weedeater & Stihl HL45C hedge trimmers,Echo CS440 chain saw and a Stihl HT101 power pruner, and a El Cheapo pressure washer.
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