Replacing a hedge trimmer blade isn’t as bad as it sounds and is actually pretty simple. Here are a few steps that can help you make the process go quickly and safely.
Finding a Replacement Blade - Obviously you have to have a blade with which to replace the old one. If you don't trust yourself writing down the model and brand number then you can bring the old blade - very carefully - into the store with you.
Test the Blade - Testing the new blade in the air away from other people is a good way to make sure that no one will get hurt and that the blade is secure and works properly. While this step isn't necessary, it definitely is recommended. After these steps you are all finished and can continue with your hedge trimming duties. Keep in mind when you are buying a new hedge trimmer to ask the store if they do blade replacements for customers and if so what is the fee. Many times, depending on where you purchase the hedge trimmer, they will do the replacements if you bring it in. A lot of times though they don't tell you this upfront unless you ask them straight out.