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Old 05-08-2011, 09:31 PM
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How to keep hedge trimmer blades clean

Bought a new stihl hedge trimmer. How do i keep the blades clean? They are gunked up from trimming. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:41 PM
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there is a hedge trimmer spray for the blades by stihl. the dealer you bought the trimmer from should have the spray...i cant remember the name, but i will check and let you know tmro
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:42 PM
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I use Fluid Film on mine...works great!
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:45 PM
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Stihl has a spray can oil similar to WD 40. I use it and the 40. You can scrape it with a wire brush as well. I spray the blades before I start cutting n have never had any problem.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:48 PM
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Yepp WD40 for me i have a full can of fluid film but never tried it but i should next time.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:59 PM
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I use fluid film. works great.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:09 PM
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Fluid Firm for 3 years, yet to have to clean the blades yet. It actually cleaned up all the crap off my old trusted Echo HC151.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:59 AM
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I've used Fluid Film on mine for the last 6 years....
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:46 PM
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automatic tran fluid
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:52 PM
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pretty much anything as long as you dont go and f up someones bushes because it's still on there.
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