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Hedge Trimmer Lubricant

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

  1. BCofDayton

    BCofDayton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Olive oil is a cool idea
  2. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,747

    I'd be concerned about olive oil going rancid. It could possibly cause corrosion as well. If you must use a food oil, nut oils are much more stable.
    Food grade mineral oil isn't toxic, and is completely stable (and cheap as well).

    I personally spray all of my garden cutting tools (and snowblower chute), with silicone spray. The fine silicone film prevents the sticky stuff from sticking.
  3. Eden's Own

    Eden's Own LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    PAM also works

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i use fluid film as well
  5. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,786

    me too on fluid film.:dancing:
  6. stihl makes a spray for that. like 7 bucks for a can
  7. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    But it ain't Fluid Film. :cool2:
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i know you sent me a can for free dano, but it ended up going missing after not really using it enough to determine what it could do for us. it is hard to spend money on something via shipping nomind you when you can get something that works right down the street. they really should open the market up for this stuff, maybe drop the price ever so slightly and more than make it up in more volume. you get the idea, reaguardless i would like to have another can to try out, but i know i have to buy some. any way you could have the info on the closest reatailer to my area do you?
  9. a plus bob

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

    I can promise you nothing beats it on trimmmers Usually a good shot in the morning will get you all day.My trimmers blades run cooler with it and no burn on plants Thumbs Up I prefer the brush can.
  10. a plus bob

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

    Been in the green Industry 21 years Aint found nothing Better :usflag:

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