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Izzy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Stirlingshire
Hedge cutter blade cleaning
« on: August 31, 2016, 06:16:02 pm »
I have a second hand petrol hedge cutter. I usually use hand shears to cut my garden hedges little and often but at this time of year I give them a more substantial cut back with the hedge cutter. I've decided to give it a bit of tlc before putting it away again for 12 months. The blades are covered in dried gunk and dirt. Do I clean with petrol, oil, turps, washing up liquid? I would lubricate afterwards and run til tank is empty. I have looked the manual up online and it has no care instructions.
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Hedge cutter blade cleaning
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 08:33:27 pm »
I would clean up with white spirit as you say run until tank empty then give the metal work a soaking of Duck oil, twice . then once dry store in a dry ventilated place .

Izzy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Stirlingshire
Re: Hedge cutter blade cleaning
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 04:09:52 am »
Thank you Rupert.

 

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