It’s important to keep your hedge trimmer blades clean and sharp to prevent damage to your plants and ensure a clean cut. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove and clean the blades on your Black and Decker hedge trimmer.
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Before you begin, you will need to gather the following supplies: rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, a soft cloth, and lubricant oil. You will also need to have a pair of gloves to protect your hands.
Black and Decker Hedge Trimmer
-Black and Decker model number
-5/32 allen wrench
-Needle nose pliers
-Replacement blade (if needed)
First, you will need to gather the supplies that you will need in order to remove and clean the Black and Decker hedge trimmer blades. You will need a Black and Decker model number, a 5/32 allen wrench, a regular screwdriver, needle nose pliers, a hammer, and a replacement blade (if needed). Next, you will need to follow the below steps in order to remove and clean the hedge trimmer blades.
In order to remove and clean the blades on your Black and Decker hedge trimmer, you will need to have the following supplies on hand:
-WD-40: This will be used to lubricate the blade and prevent it from rusting.
-A towel: This will be used to wipe down the blade after you have removed it from the trimmer.
-A pair of pliers: This will be used to remove the nuts that hold the blade in place.
-A brush: This will be used to remove any dirt or debris that is on the blade.
Many people choose not to use gloves when working with their trimmer blades, but this is not recommended. Gloves will protect your hands from the sharp edges of the blades and from any oil or other products that may be on the blades.
It is important to keep your tools clean and well-maintained, and that includes your Black and Decker hedge trimmer blades. In this article, we’ll show you how to remove and clean the blades of your Black and Decker hedge trimmer.
Unplug the trimmer
Unplug the trimmer from the electrical outlet before beginning any work on the blades. Inspect the cutting blades for damaged, chipped or missing teeth. This damage can occur during use as the blades come in contact with limbs, twigs and other objects in the hedges. It can also happen if the trimmer is dropped.
Loosen the blade bolt
1. Loosen the blade bolt that holds the blade in place with a wrench. If the bolt is too tight to loosen by hand, use a pair of Vice-Grips to hold the blade while you use the wrench to loosen the bolt.
2. Unscrew the bolt and remove it from the hedge trimmer.
3. Remove the blade from the hedge trimmer.
Remove the blade
1. Unplug the trimmer.
2. Remove the battery, if applicable.
3. Use a Torx wrench to remove the screws that hold the blade on the trimmer.
4. Pull the blade off the trimmer shaft.
5. Inspect the blade for damage, such as nicks, dullness or other wear and tear. If damage is extensive, replace the blade rather than attempting to sharpen it.
Spray WD-40 on the blade
Lubricating the blade will help prevent rust and corrosion. It will also make it easier to remove the blade in the future, should you need to.
To lubricate the blade, simply spray WD-40 onto a clean cloth and wipe down the blade. Make sure to get both sides of the blade, as well as the edges.
Wipe the blade with a rag
Wipe the blade with a rag to remove any loose debris. Be careful not to press too hard and damage the blade.
Reattach the blade
1.Turn the trimmer off and unplug it.
2.Remove the screws that hold the blade guard in place, using a screwdriver.
3.Slide the old blade off the spindle, and slide the new one on in its place. The teeth of the blade should point in the same direction as those of the old blade, toward the front of the trimmer.
4.Replace the screws in the blade guard, and tighten them securely with a screwdriver.
Plug in the trimmer
1. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to see if your trimmer model requires oiling before each use. If so, add a few drops of light weight oil to the trimmer blade area before plugging in.
2. Remove the guard from the trimmer blade, if necessary. Some models have a guard that is permanently attached, while others have a guard that can be removed for cleaning and sharpening purposes.
3. Plug in the hedge trimmer and turn it on to the highest setting.
4. Hold the trimmer so that the blades are pointing down toward the ground.
5. Slowly move the trimmer back and forth to work loose any dirt or debris that is stuck to the blades.
6. Turn off the trimmer and unplug it from the outlet when finished.