How to Maintain an Electric Hedge Trimmer

Hedge Trimmers are a great help in maintaining your garden in its most beautiful and appealing sight. That is why it is a must to maintain and take good care of it for future use. Even though we thought that we maintain it right, we often see our trimmer being dull or worse, in its poor condition. So, here are some tips in maintaining a hedge trimmer in its best condition.

Where to begin?

First of all, you must read the manual. Some equipment manuals have instructions on how to maintain and use them. So, it is really important to check the manual first before anything else. Make sure that everything is in order before using your lightweight electric hedge trimmer.


Next is, make sure that it is dry and clean. You need to store it for a long time during winter that is why make sure that it is free of water, dirt or dust. With a little oil, lubricate it as often as the manual suggests because too much oil can also damage your equipment. Always make sure that your hedge trimmer is far away from any puddle of water because water and electricity is a big no-no. Brush the remaining grass off your tool but make sure that it is turned off. If you wash some parts with water, make sure to dry it first because it can rust especially the metal parts making it hard to use.

Also, do not forget to sharpen your blades. Dull equipment makes it harder to use. Sharp blades are easier to use. If you don’t know how to sharpen your blade, ask a professional to do it.

Before use

Examine the plugs if necessary. Having a damaged plugs or electrical cords can also damage your hedge trimmer. Make sure that it is free of the damaged part. If it has some damage makes sure to replace it. Damaged wirings can also start a fire, so prevent it before it happens.

Replace your brush if necessary. Worn brushes may result to failure to run the trimmer. Remember; if the engine is running poorly check the brushes. If the brush is thinner than before, replace them.

Test your trimmer. To make sure that everything is ok, operate the trimmer at full speed. Remember, it’s better to operate in close to full speed that in slow speed.


Be mindful of your trigger switch. Trigger switch usually get damaged by stopping the equipment in the middle of heavy work. The electric current may not die so make sure that the motor idles before releasing the trigger switch.

LASTLY, store it in a clean and dry place. You need to be mindful of the right storage space for each equipment. Remember that the cords should be bundled to avoid damage.

So, here are the ways of storing and maintaining your electric hedge trimmer. I hope that this article will help you maintain your equipment in its good condition. Now, you can start cleaning and clearing whatever unnecessary things on your equipment.

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