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Gtech hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by mickcoulson, 8 Aug 2019.

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    Hi... .. this is a long shot but does anyone know anything about reciprocating ( I think that's the word ) blades. The strimmer is only 2 years old and I have cut my hedge about 6 time. It's out of guarantee but I've been in touch with GTECH and they are trying to sell me a new motor. The motor is fine, it's just the blades that are not crossing and cutting. I have had it stripped down and can't see anything wrong ( although I probably wouldn't know if there was ). When I turn on the strimmer it is just not cutting the hedge
    help please
    mickcoulson
     
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    Are the blades moving, when the motor runs?

    Or the blades are moving but it is still failing to cut?
     
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    yes the blades are moving but not criss crossing they are just moving back and forth
     
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    You mean they are moving, but only partially, not as far as they ought to when they work normally?
     
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    I think the blades are moving fully it's just they are both moving in the same direction
     
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    My trimmer (a big mains one, not a Gtech), which I used this morning - has one fixed (unmoving) blade and a second one which moves against it to cut. From what I remember, all of my trimmers over the years have worked like that.

    Might your fixed blade have simply come loose and is moving with the moving blade?
     
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    Any chance of a picture of the dismantled gearbox Mick?
    As Harry says, some have only one moving blade, some have two.
    John :)
     
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    no all the screws are tight on the blades I have an old mains electric trimmer I can use until I get it sorted.....worst scenario is i'll have to buy another trimmer head £49. but thanks for your help
     
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    hi John i'll try to get a photo on but it won't be today I think it might be the disks inside the drive that are damaged but they look ok.
     
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    Sorry telling porkies John didn't think I'd have time to strip it ( rugby on at 7.45 )
     
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    Last pic, Mick - the one with the handle.
    Somethings up with that circlip in the middle.....its deformed as if its come adrift and its allowing that alloy drive dog to float.
    Any comments on that?
    John :)
     
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    Yes just found it John will investigate tomorrow thanks
     
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