1.First things first, make sure it's not raining or check the weather forecast to make sure it's not going to rain anytime soon. It's very dangerous to use outdoor electrical appliances in the rain.
If the weather is fine just give you trimmer a once over and make sure everything is in working order.
2. make sure the area you are going to trim is free from hazards. If you have pets or children just make sure they are at a safe distance and looked after.
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Watch the video above to find out how hedge trimmers work.
Firstly you should remove any dirt and debris that have gathered between the blades. this is quite important as you could damage the stone and the file.
Make sure you only sharpen the cutting edge. You should also make sure the file does not touch the integrated cut protection.
You will need the following tools a Sharpening stone and a flat file.
Firstly make sure both the upper and lower blades are resting at the same position. Ensuring this will make everything a lot easier.
Most importantly do not file away to much of the blade. do not file away more than 5mm, filing more than this can cause the blade to be weaker in strength.
Step 2. Any burr that has been created by the file, now needs to be removed with the sharpening stone.
Once sharpened, just make sure any swarf is removed.
A good tip to prevent rusting is to use a resin free spray.