Is your hedge trimmer not cutting as well as it normally does? Are twigs getting caught in the blades? Are branches not being cut evenly? There can be a variety of reasons for blades on hedge trimmers not cutting properly. Here, we show you how to find and eliminate the cause.
Ideally, you shouldn’t wait until the blades are showing signs of serious wear before sharpening them. The blades should be sharpened regularly after about every 50 hours of operation to maintain cutting performance.
Tensioning the saw chain is very easy with the STIHL chain quick tensioning system. The saw chain can be tensioned quickly and effortlessly by means of the thumb wheel, without using tools. Just undo the screw on the sprocket cover, tension the chain and tighten the cover again. STIHL chain saws with chain quick tensioning are indicated by the letter “B” in the model name.
Power tools, such as lawn trimmers and hedge trimmers, should be inspected one last time at the end of the season before they go into hibernation for several months in the winter. In general, you have to take good care of your helpful garden tools if you want to be able to use them again right away when spring comes.