Tips to get the best performance from your hedge trimmer.
Posted on 16th August 2022 at 14:08
Keep trimmer blades sharp.
If cut branch tips appear ragged or light in colour, or if blades snag on the hedge, the blades are probably blunt and tearing rather than slicing material. If you are unable to sharpen them yourselves, bring it down to AMF Services and we will be able to sharpen them for you.
Make sure the blade is clean.
A blade that is not clean is not efficient. As a hedge is trimmed, sap builds up on the blades, setting hard like glue. You can use a resin solvent to keep blades nice and clean and working to their full potential.
Always use recommended protective clothing, and follow safety instructions when using a powered hedge trimmer.
Keep it in order.
Cut the vertical sides of a hedge first, using an upward and downward sweeping motion and moving forwards along the hedge as you work. When trimming the top of a hedge, angle the blades at around 10° to the horizontal and use a horizontal scything motion to sweep cut material off the hedge.
If you are interested in buying a new hedge trimmer please see the following article from Which ? about the five things to consider when buying a Hedge Trimmer https://www.which.co.uk/news/article/five-things-to-consider-when-buying-a-hedge-trimmer-acLtR9t211uG
Find out more about our range of both Petrol and Battery Powered Hedge Trimmers at - https://www.amfservices.co.uk/webshop/hedge-trimmers/
For Hedge Trimmers in Bedford, Milton Keynes, Ampthill, Flitwick, Kempston, Stewartby, Cranfield and the surrounding areas, look no further than AMF Services.
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