Hedge Trimmer Lubricant

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ehmalexan, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. ehmalexan

    ehmalexan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 10

    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!
     
  2. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    I've been using WD40 or Walmart brand spray. I haven't noticed whether it stresses the shrubs. I also spray my hand shears.
     
  3. mikeg1005

    mikeg1005 LawnSite Member
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  4. BCofDayton

    BCofDayton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Fluid Film is well worth the $$ just about any John Deere retailer carries it
     
  5. santafe

    santafe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    what do you all think of using chain saw bar oil for the hedge trimmer?
     
  6. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Fluid Film even says on can safe for plant material.Cant beat it.Thumbs Up I bought the brush can applies on trimmers good.
     
  7. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    Fluid Film here too, it does not hurt any plant material. And it has so many other uses also!
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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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
     
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    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.
     
  10. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    I use Olive Oil to avoid plant burn (phytotoxicity)
     

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