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ofishil
08-22-2004, 12:52 PM
ive been trimming lots of shrubs and bushes lately due to lack of rain. I have an echo hedge trimmer and it was new and nice and clean but now it has lots of plant juice all over it. Does anyone have a solution to clean it up. It gets sticky when its in the sun and ive been running it for a while. Thanks

specialtylc
08-22-2004, 01:02 PM
I have not found anything to get it off other than scraping it off with a putty knife.

DLCS
08-22-2004, 01:04 PM
You could try Greased Lightning. I've never tried it on hedge trimmers but it does wonders on getting grass stain off mower decks.

launboy
08-22-2004, 01:45 PM
WD40.................

Rollacosta
08-22-2004, 01:49 PM
why worry about it !!!

ofishil
08-22-2004, 01:53 PM
after it gets sticky then i grab it then i get sticky then i grab the stuff i cut off then the leaves and stuff stick to me. then its the whole thing about my hands and fingers sticking together.

littlenic
08-22-2004, 10:01 PM
I use PAM, I use it every time before I cut, I also use alcohol between jobs so I donít take a problem from one yard to another. The PAM keeps the blade lubed with out petroleum being introduced on/in the plant and keeps from having any buildup occur.

Worked great so far.

littlenic

Avery
08-22-2004, 10:04 PM
Second vote for WD40. Or Ballistol if you can get it in your area.

gvandora
08-22-2004, 10:26 PM
My question is why are you grabbing the blade? Isn't that what handles are for?

Papa Wheelie
08-22-2004, 10:29 PM
PAM works well and now i am going to give the alcohol a try.
thanks for the tip Littlenic

tiedeman
08-22-2004, 11:45 PM
why not just put some blade oil on it, and run it for a while to maybe loosen it up and clean it