Hedge Trimmer Lube ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you guy's use to lube your hedge trimmer blades? I have a Husky trimmer and am using the Husky UL 21 Lube. Only problem is it's $10.50 a can and doesn't last but about one trim job. I'm looking for something less expensive, but at the same time will not kill the shrubs. What do you guy's suggest and where can it be purchased? Thanks for you advice.

    Mowman
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    cooking spray will stay a while and acts as a pretty good spray greaser.just need to clean the blades sometime .as since it stays on it gets dirty.later now
     
  3. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
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    WD-40
    Bill Craig
     
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    For the zerks we are using the Kendall Blue. This is a great grease for high heat conditions and unlike many of the others out there we have yet to crack anymore gears since changing.

    As for the bars, we spray them periodically with the ol' Water Displacement 40.

    We can purchase both of these items from any Auto Parts Store. :D

    Kris
     
  5. AVRECON

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get chain saw oil. Its think and will stick to the blades.
     
  6. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
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    DO NOT use WD-40, or any petrol based oils they can and will damage the plants. Use SILICON SPRAY only.
     
  7. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
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    smburgess


    You are correct for sure......plants tend to shy away from petrol products.
     
  8. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you guys use to lubricate your chainsaw chains? Petroleum free chain oil?
    Bill Craig:cool:
     
  9. kturner

    kturner LawnSite Member
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    naaa, bear grease.
     
  10. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    Chain and bar oil for chainsaws however trees vs shrubs are veryyyyy different environments your working with.

    Using a chain saw you are either taking down a tree or removing thick WOODY tissue which is far less susceptible to oil damage then thin leafy tissue found on hedges and shrubs. Heavy oils can damage these leaves either spotting them, discoloring them or causing them to drop.

    CMerLand
     

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