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#1 HydroHarold OFFLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Not only did he get me for a new SCUT tractor today, but I also bought the pole hedge trimmer, 1 extension unit and the pruning chain saw for my KombiMotor 110.  I've got a bunch of juniper bushes that need to be attacked before the buzzenstingers wake up.

 

Anyone have any +'s or -'s using these 2 pieces?  The book doesn't say, but I'm wondering about lubing the hedge trimmer blades.  They tell you how to grease the drive gear parts and no mention of the actual trimmer knives.  I always used lube oil on my hand held units before so I'm wondering if Stihl thinks it doesn't make any difference...



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 10:01 PM

The Stihl stuff is nice. Where I work they are a Stihl dealer. I work in the detailing department for rebar so I don't get to find out all the details on the stuff they sell. I do have a Stihl trimmer and chainsaw and love them both. I really wanted to get the Kombi and probably will at some point.

 

I can find out for you about the trimmer knives. They could possibly be self lubricating but I think I would still put some type of lubricant on them.



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Wait a minute................SCUT??????????????????????????????

 

All I see online is hitting the two gear lube points often.



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 11:26 PM

If you go, go big.  Congratulations on the Stihl stuff too.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Try pam cooking spray on blades before use.For ease of application and no worries of petroleum products dripping here and there.    



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 09:56 AM

I have Husqvarna hedge trimmers and I put Justice Brothers chain lube on the bars when I am done with the job. I am concerned about rust when sitting. When operating I use nothing.

 

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:32 PM

"Pam, the other all season lubricant!":D  I'm gonna guess that these things will operate OK w/o any stuff, but Pam sure can't hurt anything and might just help with sticky juniper sap.  I'll spritz 'em with a rust preventative after, I don't like rust either.  I overthink some stuff harking back to the days when EVERYTHING needed some kind of operating lube all the time.:D



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 01:17 AM

So I tried out the Kombi pole saw today... WOW!  Makes pruning the junipers a snap.  No more trying to time the branch wiggling back and forth so the manual saw won't skip or jam, wind 'er up and cut it off! (Bees are still sleeping!:D)



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 10:36 PM

You have all the best and neatest outdoor power equipment HH !!

Wonder how it would work shaping the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center next Christmas ?

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 12:21 AM

I'll bet it might be a real handy tool for a Christmas tree farm!   I put the "power sythe" (hedge trimmer) together this evening and after I clean the chimney tomorrow AM I'm going to see how that goes.  The darn bushes are on a very steep slope between the lawn and the road, even with an extension on it I'm still going to have to wade in there to reach the middle...

 

Last time I was in there with the old pole saw I felt something under my foot.  I found a nearly new "Razor" scooter in there about 15' from the street.  Somebody didn't want it anymore... (Yes, I tried it out!  No, no permanant damage!:D)



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 06:55 AM

I didn't realize you could clean a chimney with one of those!

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 06:56 PM

I didn't realize you could clean a chimney with one of those!

 

Well, you're really not supposed to use it for that...  But if you're real careful that Kombi saw will really get that nasty thick creosote out! :D

 

 

(Disclaimer:  This post is intended merely as an attempt at humor and should not be taken as a Stihl Kombimotor operating practice!)


Edited by HydroHarold, March 13, 2013 - 07:00 PM.

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:32 AM

I didn't realize you could clean a chimney with one of those!


HH is the "Ron Popeil" of the outdoor power equipment industry. I'm sure you've seen his other inventions.

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