Is your hedge trimmer no longer as effective as it used to be? This is not uncommon: frequent use blunts the cutter blades, so they need sharpening from time to time. It is possible that there is another reason for issues your trimmer may be having, so check the following symptoms to quickly deduce the likely cause:
Branches keep getting jammed in the trimmer
If you are noticing a tendency for branches to get stuck between the teeth during trimming, so they block the tool without being cut. This is a possible indication that the upper and lower blades of the hedge trimmer are no longer meeting, rather than an indication of a need for sharpening. This happens because the spacers between the blades wear out over time. Your dealer can fix this by replacing the spacers for you.
Branches are not cut cleanly
If your petrol or electric hedge trimmer leaves behind an uneven and frayed edge as it cuts, this indicates that you need to sharpen the hedge trimmer blades. You can go to one of our dealers for hedge trimmer sharpening, or alternatively you can get the tool back into peak condition - with some patience and a little effort, you can do this yourself.
You will need the following tools and materials to correctly sharpen your hedge trimmer:
- Flat file
- Soft cloth
- Resin solvent
- Safety clothing
- Work gloves
- Safety glasses or face protection