How to keep hedge trimmer blades clean

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, May 8, 2011.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,184

    Bought a new stihl hedge trimmer. How do i keep the blades clean? They are gunked up from trimming. Thanks
  2. Zak's Pro. Lawn Care

    Zak's Pro. Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    there is a hedge trimmer spray for the blades by stihl. the dealer you bought the trimmer from should have the spray...i cant remember the name, but i will check and let you know tmro

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I use Fluid Film on great!
  4. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Stihl has a spray can oil similar to WD 40. I use it and the 40. You can scrape it with a wire brush as well. I spray the blades before I start cutting n have never had any problem.
  5. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    Yepp WD40 for me i have a full can of fluid film but never tried it but i should next time.
  6. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    I use fluid film. works great.
  7. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    Fluid Firm for 3 years, yet to have to clean the blades yet. It actually cleaned up all the crap off my old trusted Echo HC151.
  8. Reliable 1

    Reliable 1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I've used Fluid Film on mine for the last 6 years....
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    automatic tran fluid
  10. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    pretty much anything as long as you dont go and f up someones bushes because it's still on there.

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