Can Black and Decker hedge trimmer blades be sharpened?
Although it doesn’t require regular sharpening, you can do so if the trimmer blade becomes nicked from hitting hard surfaces or dulls from extensive use. The Black & Decker website recommends using a sharpening stone or fine-toothed round file to sharpen the blade on your trimmer.
How do you sharpen hedge Hog trimmer blades?
Use a flat file on each blade, only applying it towards the cutting edge. Make sure you use the same number of strokes on each blade. Follow up by using a whetstone to smooth the burrs on all the blades.
How are hedge trimmer blades measured?
Hedge Trimmer blade length is a measurement from the point where the metal blade exits the plastic housing of the trimmer to the tip of the blade. The blade length is a measure of the reach of the unit and not of the cutting area. This is the industry standard for measuring hedge trimmer blades.
How do you unstick a hedge trimmer blade?
To do so, follow the recommendations below.
- Clean the blades. After every use, wipe the blades with soapy water and a cloth, then apply some lubricant.
- Clean the air filter.
- Sharp the blades.
- Tighten loose screws or fittings.
- Lubricate the blades.
- Keep the trimmer clean.
- Store it properly.
How do you sharpen a Black and Decker blade?
File the tooth a total of 10 to 20 times on each side of the cutting tooth, alternating sides with each pass, until the tooth has a sharp edge. It may take even more than 20 strokes to file down a nick, but 10 to 20 strokes are all that are needed to sharpen dull, rusty blades.
Can I use wd40 to lubricate hedge trimmer?
WD-40 is marketed as a household lubricant, not for lawn equipment. WD-40 does not have the required lubricants or rust inhibitors to protect your hedge trimmer.
What lengths do hedge trimmers come in?
Their sizes can vary greatly, with the range generally running from around 13- to 40-inches. The distance between the blade teeth, known as the blade gap, determines the size of branch the tool can handle.
Do hedge trimmers need oil?
Do Hedge Trimmers Need Oil? Yes, hedge trimmers need lubrication to keep the friction between the blades low to prevent excess heat which can bend the trimmer’s blades. Unlike chainsaws, hedge trimmers do not have an oil reservoir, therefore the oil is applied directly to the trimmer blades.