What Oil Do You Use On A Hedge Trimmer?
Clean & Lube
Use a wire brush to clean any organic matter from the blades before lubing.
Use a paint brush or machine oil bottle to apply oil.
2 Cycle Engine Lube
Most Hedge trimmers run about 40:1 gas to oil mix.
Always shake the pre-mixed gas before refuelling.
Check Transmission Lube
Remove the transmission bung to fill transmission grease, don't fill to the very top as the grease needs space to move around when the blades are moving.
I use tubes of white lithium grease, the tubes make filling a litter easier.
Hedge Trimmer Storage
Drain the gas or fill the tank with treated gas.
Store the trimmer away from small fingers and pets, use the scabbard.
Why is my hedge trimmer not working? Common problems include:
- Blocked carburettor
- Flooding engine
- Dirty air filter
- Dirty spark plug
- Blocked/damaged gas line