hedge trimmer fix

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bobcatnj, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    i had to install a new upper blade on a set of redmax hedge trimmers. i went over the machine many times to try to fix this. THE BLADES WONT MOVE. is there a certain trick to installing the blades back on. when you hit the button to give it gas, nothing happens. the blades move very very very slowly.
  2. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    Try leaving the BOLTS a quarter turn loose, and then crank the NUTS as tight as you can without turning the BOLTS. There should be some play in the washers. (Your bolts are threaded into the giude bar.) Its kinda of a tricky thing to explain without seeing them. Try it and let me know.
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    that your problem, had the same thing happen to me.
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Down load the owner's manuel from Redmax and install accordinly. My Echo has specification of 1/2 turn back off.
  5. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    yeap that was the problem. thanks for the help

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