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Old 01-02-2010, 06:32 PM
ehmalexan ehmalexan is offline
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Hedge Trimmer Lubricant

What do you use as to lubricate the sheers on your hedge trimmers? In the past i have used WD40 however, I have found it seems to stress the plant material. Thanks and Happy New Year!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:58 PM
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I've been using WD40 or Walmart brand spray. I haven't noticed whether it stresses the shrubs. I also spray my hand shears.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:43 PM
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I use Fluid Film
http://www.fluid-film.com/environment/index.html
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:08 PM
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Fluid Film is well worth the $$ just about any John Deere retailer carries it
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:26 PM
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what do you all think of using chain saw bar oil for the hedge trimmer?
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:23 PM
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Fluid Film even says on can safe for plant material.Cant beat it. I bought the brush can applies on trimmers good.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:18 PM
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Fluid Film here too, it does not hurt any plant material. And it has so many other uses also!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:00 AM
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we have always used wd40, but may consider switching to fluid film. we have never had detrimental effects from the wd40, but then again i am sure it has everythig to do with the plant material being trimmed
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:27 AM
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I've always thought of WD40 more as a solvent, than a lubricant. For lubrication I've gone with Transmission Fluid, but Fluid Film is probably 'made' for this type of use.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:41 AM
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I use Olive Oil to avoid plant burn (phytotoxicity)
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