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. If your hedge trimmer isn’t cutting properly, you should take a close look at the cut on the branch as well as the blades on the trimmer.
1. Branches are getting caught If branches or twigs are getting caught between the blades when trimming, blocking the blades and preventing the branches from being cut, or stopping the blade from moving altogether, this is because the space between the upper blade and the lower blade has increased. This is caused by wear to the blades spacers over time. In this case, simply contact us at Foreman’s and arrange for the spacers to be replaced. Our STIHL-certified Service Techs will also thoroughly clean and tune up your equipment to get it cutting in perfect condition again.
2. The branches are frayed If the cut on the branch is uneven and frayed, this suggests that the blades are blunt and need to be re-sharpened. When sharpening the blades, it is crucial to retain the correct cutting angle. Even pros can’t get the perfect angle just by looking at the blades. If you want a perfectly sharpened blade, your best bet is to contact us at Foreman’s General Store. We can recommend a local sharpening shop for best results.
If you don’t want to interrupt your gardening work, you can also try sharpening the blades yourself. Find some good info on how to sharpen these yourself on the STIHL USA BLOG: Sharpening your hedge trimmer yourself.
Source: STIHL USA Blog