Using The STIHL Hedge Trimmer for An Easy, Quick, Clean Cut

STIHL hedge trimmers are perfect for garden, park and landscape maintenance. The next time you want to trim your hedge and are looking to have it done quickly and nicely, get the STIHL hedge trimmer. These hedge trimmers are characterized by their firm wearing practical and construction features. Every trimmer comes designed with the intended use in mind. If you are seeking to use the trimmer for pruning hedges with reedy branches, the equipment comes as a T version. If you intend to use the equipment for cutting back dense, woody hedges, it comes as an R version. All these models of the STIHL trimmers are available either as comfort models with ErgoStart for jolt-free starting or as basic models.

STIHL hedge trimmers are designed for professional or homeowner use. They can be used for a variety of jobs at home with hedge trimming being on top of the list. Their durability also characterizes them and geared towards continuous use. Their state of the art blade symmetry is ideal for trimming woody hedges no matter how tough they might look. The technical refinement of these trimmers takes the strain out of your work. They are also available in long reach hedge trimmers. They enable you to trim the long hedges easily.

Sharpening your stihl hedge trimmer

Most people make the mistake of waiting until the blades show severe signs of wear before sharpening them. To maintain cutting performance, the edges should regularly be sharpened after about 50 hours of operation. The blade is bound to wear out after much use, and that’s why its advised you sharpen it after 50 hours of service.

When using the stihl hedge trimmer; sap and resin residue gathers on the trimmer blades. Clean the blades and dry before sharpening otherwise; you will damage the file and the stone. The rule of the thumb when sharpening the trimmer is sharpening only the cutting edges. Make sure the file doesn’t come into contact with the separated cut protection. In the case of professional hedge trimmers, the file shouldn’t come into contact with the orange plastic cut protection. This ensures long-lasting cutting performance.

You can sharpen the trimmer using a flat file and remove burr with a sharpening stone. You have to be very careful when sharpening the trimmer to avoid injuring yourself and damaging the blades.

When filing, file in the direction of the cutting edge and try to maintain the particular sharpening angle. The flat file is designed to work this way which guarantees optimum cutting edge. Sharpen the blade downwards always ensuring the file is not in contact with the blade when you pull it back upwards. If it is, the blade will become blunt, and you will be doing zero work. Do not file too much of the blade or the material will lose cutting strength.

After sharpening the blade, the swarf should be removed. Its recommended that you spray the blades with STIHL multi-spray to prevent rusting. If all this is too much for you, take the trimmer to a STIHL specialized retailer for sharpening.

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