Which type of vegetation can you work on with this machine?
The two supplied blades allow you to prune the thinner branches from small hedges (see the teeth spacing in the datasheet) and trim the edges of your lawn. This task can be made even simpler and faster by purchasing the telescopic arm with wheels.
Do the cutting blades need maintenance or sharpening?
Cutting (especially cutting hedges) leads to the accumulation of detritus and dirt between the blades. Without the necessary maintenance, this issue can reduce cutting performance.
The blades should therefore be cleaned and oiled after each period of use. This can be done with a dry cloth, using a brush if needed to remove more stubborn dirt. The blades can be oiled by applying a thin layer of specific oil (Stiga recommends using non-polluting products) along the upper edge of the blade.
Please see the user manual for more information on this point.
The blades seem to be working as if they are not clean or fluid. What might have happened and what should I do?
Where the blades tend to catch and you notice a reduction of cutting performance, possibly along with more blade noise, you must check the cutting element.
If the problem persists even after cleaning and oiling the blades, the solution is to sharpen them.
For reasons of safety, this is best performed by an authorised Stiga vendor. Once sharpened, the cutting system will return to working precisely and fluidly.
Lastly, please note that an excessively worn or damaged blade must not be sharpened but always replaced. Again in this case, the Stiga vendor network is always available.
What should I do when it is not being used?
During the times when it is not being used, we recommend you clean the teeth of the cutting element and place the machine in a safe place, ensuring you protect the blade within their storage area.