ADVICE FOR HEDGE TRIMMERS

Get a great looking hedge with a STIHL Hedge Trimmer! Here you can find some handy tips for choosing the right Hedge Trimmer, how to safely use your Hedge Trimmer, and some friendly advice on how to properly look after your machine for years to come.

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TRIMMING YOUR HEDGE

A beautiful healthy hedge is so much more than just a natural screen to block off the sun or for more privacy. This living wall provides a habitat for wildlife, making your garden more vibrant.

Regular trimming is essential to achieving a healthy, thick hedge. But where should you start? When is the best time to trim? Or how much should you trim at one time? Read on to learn how to get a perfectly trimmed hedge.

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SHARPENING YOUR HEDGE TRIMMER

Resin and thick branches blunt the blades of your Hedge Trimmer over time, meaning your tool will not be as effective as it used to be and blunt blades may also damage your plants.

Learn what signs to look for so you know when it's time for a sharpen and with our step-by-step instructions, you will be able to do the sharpening at home!

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USING AND MIXING FUEL

Perhaps the most important aspect of owning a petrol STIHL Hedge Trimmer is ensuring that the right fuel is being used in the engine. 

When mixing petrol and oil, the correct ratio is 50:1 (i.e. 50 parts of gasoline to 1 part of engine oil). We recommend using STIHL HP Ultra Engine Oil as it is of exceptional quality and manufactured with STIHL engines in mind.

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CLEANING, MAINTENANCE & STORAGE

Look after your Hedge Trimmer to avoid serious damage and malfunctions and to ensure it has a long life. Also a well-maintained tool is always the safest to use.

You can do a lot of what is required at home yourself and we can tell you how, this includes cleaning, lubricating, sharpening the blades and even a basic service.

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