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Hedge Trimmer Lubricant

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    What do you guys use as lubricant for your hedge trimmers?

    I've been using WD-40, but I recently switched to VEGETABLE COOKING OIL SPRAY that comes in a bottle!

    I heard that vegetable oil is much better and doesnt kill the hedge?
  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Bar and chain oil from applied with a small oil can. And no, it doesnt kill any plants or cause any discoloration.
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    errr.. I meant to lube the hedge trimmer teeth that cuts the hedges?
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Ya, thats what I meant too.
  5. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 261

    dormant or horticulture spray oil.
  6. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    dormant or horticulture spray oil? Never heard of it... What is it and where do ya get it?
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    pam or wd 40. pending how much I am using my trimmer. pam in between while cutting and wd 40 for the long haul.
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,292

    I use water , just spray the schrubs and your bar will stay real clean. When I am done I spray the bar down with WD-40 or CRC while running , don,t wipe down and put away.
  9. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    nice thick 90W-140 gear lube, it comes with the squirt nozzle attached and lasts about 2 weeks a quart
  10. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Wd-40 when cutting, diesel fuel when my hedge clipper is just sitting. I put it in a tube of diesel fuel, some old guy who ran a lawn company many years ago taught me that trick, works wonders.

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