This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the blade on a Ryobi hedge trimmer. The most common reasons for replacing the blade are when it is dull, bent, or damaged.
All of the information for this hedge trimmer blade replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Ryobi Tools used: T-25 Torx head screwdriver, 5/16 socket, 10mm socket and wrench Step-By-Step Instructions 1 Before you replace the blade assembly on your hedge trimmer first make sure the engine has cooled. 2 Next, remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting. 3 Use a 5/16th inch wrench to remove the guard handle screw locking nuts. 4 Now use a t-25 torx bit screwdriver to unthread the handle screws and release the guard handle. 5 Next, remove the screws securing the gear box assembly cover. 6 Pull the cover off and remove the gasket and felt seals if necessary. 7 Use a 10mm socket and wrench to unthread the mounting bolts and nuts securing the blade assembly. 8 With the bolts removed, lift the blade assembly out of the gear housing. 9 Remove both the upper and lower washers. 10 Separate the two blades and pull out the gear. 11 You’re now ready to install the new blade assembly. 12 For your protection, we recommend sliding the blade cover onto the new blades or wearing gloves when installing the new assembly. 13 Now separate the two blades and insert the gear. 14 Apply some grease to the gear. 15 Position the upper and lower washers. 16 Align the assembly in the gear box. 17 Make sure the spacers are in place on the mounting bolts then insert the bolts through the new blade assembly. 18 Slide the washers onto the bolts and tighten the nuts to secure the assembly. 19 Make sure the felt seals are in place on the cover. 20 Reposition the gasket apply some additional grease to the gears and realign the cover. 21 Replace the screws to secure the cover. 22 Reposition the guard handle. 23 Thread the mounting screws then thread the nuts on and tighten. 24 Reattach the wire and boot to the spark plug and your hedge trimmer should be ready for use.