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Old 07-27-2013, 10:24 PM
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Echo Hedge Trimmers--Wear parts

This shows the two cams and blade surfaces that wear out. These are off
a HC150 but same on SHC212.


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This the cam and blade interface. When the mating surfaces get wear they will hop up and down and shake and it makes the hedge trimmer difficult to use.

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This is how you lube these up....at least yearly. Don't use gun grease this it
the echo gear case lube. You can get two new cams and two blades for around $110. Seldom does the engines go on these.

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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Shame on Echo for making such a setup. Even my homeowner husqvarna has a bearing supported cam with rods actuating the blades.

A lot of hedge trimmers use wheel bearing grease (like slick 50 with teflon) but I prefer Alvania EP00 (semi-liquid) because it adds less drag and slowly creeps in between the blades, I do have to apply it every month.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:15 AM
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Yeah you have to keep gear cases lubed and not just on hedge trimmers but also most stick type tools such as edgers and string trimmers... Maybe Echo's won't stand a different type of grease but the big secret in my case is to never mix grease types and to lube it up once a year or so by removing the screw in the gear case that was put there for this purpose and to inject the grease carefully so you don't blow a seal... Now you can use the special 10 dollars for 5 ounces that's good for 1 application grease or do like I do and remove the tip from a grease gun so that it screws in to the hole, again careful squeezing that grease in there, last but not least the blades have to be replaced every so many years anyhow and I have never had the cam gears wear out, then again I have a Stihl.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:25 PM
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You can get the whole gear case blades and all assembled for $95.00 retail. Takes 5 mins to change. These entry units are under $300 for a reason
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:41 PM
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You can get the whole gear case blades and all assembled for $95.00 retail. Takes 5 mins to change. These entry units are under $300 for a reason
Now wait a minute are you talking about an after market source? From Echo the two gears and two blades are right at $100. And then I have to assemble them.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:34 AM
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seems you guys have discovered that echo hedge trimmers are poorly built. no suprize to me
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:05 PM
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seems you guys have discovered that echo hedge trimmers are poorly built. no suprize to me
Well I don't have anything to compare to.....certainly not going to carry around a stihl just due to weight so stopped buying those after one. We do have a shindawa that is pretty nice and it has different configuration on drive.
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