Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by Austinite » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:15 pm

Well. Does anyone know how much power this thing needs? Apparently my Ryobi trimmer is not good enough. I really don’t want to go with a gas unit. It only runs a few seconds then stops. I assume my 18v is not strong enough.
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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by Mightyquinn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Austinite wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Well. Does anyone know how much power this thing needs? Apparently my Ryobi trimmer is not good enough. I really don’t want to go with a gas unit. It only runs a few seconds then stops. I assume my 18v is not strong enough.
I know a few people have gotten them before and they were "tight" out of the box and needed to be loosened up and I believe @Ware has one on his electric trimmer. Not sure what others have done to loosen it up though but could be in this thread somewhere. :thumbup:
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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by Ware » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:19 pm

Austinite wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Well. Does anyone know how much power this thing needs? Apparently my Ryobi trimmer is not good enough. I really don’t want to go with a gas unit. It only runs a few seconds then stops. I assume my 18v is not strong enough.
I attached one to a 56V Ego...


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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by Austinite » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:48 pm

Really strange. I just put it on my 40v and at max power it locks up. But if I hold the trigger half way so it doesnt turn as fast, it works great. Actually cuts really good, too. So I dont think I need max power, just sucks because sometimes I'll slip and pull the trigger all the way and bam, shuts off. I'm sure I will get used to it. The thing is ridiculously awesome tho.

Thanks, @Ware

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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by walk1355 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 am

I went to attach my power rotary scissors to my 56V EGO unit on Friday night and I had trouble getting the side screw to screw into the hole. I'm not sure why, but the screw won't even start into the hole/the threads aren't present. It's almost like it wasn't tapped from the factory. The screw won't screw in and just falls out on it's own if you turn it on it's side.

I have attached a picture with the problem screw circled. I have left a message with Seago but haven't heard back yet.

Any ideas? Will it operate ok and safely without this screw?

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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by Belfort » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:33 pm

Dear walk1355,

Those threads is very fragile. I had the same problem with mine at work. I decided to work without that screw. An hour later the head started to wobble and came loose from the shaft, so i did put a bigger screw in the hole. A few days later when i was working with it, the blades stopped spinning. I opened up the head to see what was the problem. Both bearings in the gearbox failed, probably because of that wobbling. I brought it back to the shop and the shop sended it to there supplier. They had to put a new gearbox on it and it was repaired under warranty.

So my advice is to bring it back to where you bought it, or just put a bigger screw in it and make sure that it goes a few millimeters thru the shaft so the head can't move. But don't work without the screw.
Make sure that the head is always very tight attached to the shaft.

If my English is not so good i'm sorry for that, but i hope that you understand what i've wrote.

Good luck with it...

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Re: Idech Power Rotary Scissors / Landscape Blade (Discount Code in OP)

Post by walk1355 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 pm

walk1355 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 am
I went to attach my power rotary scissors to my 56V EGO unit on Friday night and I had trouble getting the side screw to screw into the hole. I'm not sure why, but the screw won't even start into the hole/the threads aren't present. It's almost like it wasn't tapped from the factory. The screw won't screw in and just falls out on it's own if you turn it on it's side.

I have attached a picture with the problem screw circled. I have left a message with Seago but haven't heard back yet.

Any ideas? Will it operate ok and safely without this screw?

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Belfort wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Dear walk1355,

Those threads is very fragile. I had the same problem with mine at work. I decided to work without that screw. An hour later the head started to wobble and came loose from the shaft, so i did put a bigger screw in the hole. A few days later when i was working with it, the blades stopped spinning. I opened up the head to see what was the problem. Both bearings in the gearbox failed, probably because of that wobbling. I brought it back to the shop and the shop sended it to there supplier. They had to put a new gearbox on it and it was repaired under warranty.

So my advice is to bring it back to where you bought it, or just put a bigger screw in it and make sure that it goes a few millimeters thru the shaft so the head can't move. But don't work without the screw.
Make sure that the head is always very tight attached to the shaft.

If my English is not so good i'm sorry for that, but i hope that you understand what i've wrote.

Good luck with it...

I just got off the phone with Seago. Very pleased with how they are handling this. They are going to ship me a brand new unit and have me just ship back the bad one after receiving the new one. I talked with both Kathy and Scott and they were very appreciative of me giving them a second chance.

If you're in the market for one of these, I recommend purchasing from Seago as they couldn't have been easier to work with on this warranty type issue.

Edit: The reason I am so pleased with this is because I honestly expected them to accuse me of stripping out the hole or something, which wasn't the case. Scott even said that they had seen this a few times and has attributed it to the manufacturer.
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Post by Ware » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Glad to hear they are taking care of you!

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Post by Austinite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:50 pm

Ware wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Glad to hear they are taking care of you!
Didnt you have a "how to" video on the grease that it needs? I can't find it.

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Post by Ware » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:06 pm

Austinite wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Didnt you have a "how to" video on the grease that it needs? I can't find it.
I use this - it came with my Maruyama LB...
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The Maruyama grease is an EP-0 (EP = Extreme Pressure):

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You can buy it here:

https://www.maruyamaparts.com/840994S-E ... REASE.html

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Post by walk1355 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Austinite wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Ware wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Glad to hear they are taking care of you!
Didnt you have a "how to" video on the grease that it needs? I can't find it.
Seago will sell you something very similar. They included it with my scissors for what I think was $5.

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Post by Austinite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 pm

Yeah I have the grease, just thought there was a video on how much and where to grease. T Hanks.

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Post by walk1355 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Austinite wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Yeah I have the grease, just thought there was a video on how much and where to grease. T Hanks.
Got ya, sorry. For me, that would be hard to explain. Generally you want a enough grease to cover the entire area you are greasing, but not to the point it is making a mess everywhere and oozing out of the fitting or hole. with something like this, fill it up, It's not going to hurt anything.

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Post by Austinite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 pm

walk1355 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Austinite wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Yeah I have the grease, just thought there was a video on how much and where to grease. T Hanks.
Got ya, sorry. For me, that would be hard to explain. Generally you want a enough grease to cover the entire area you are greasing, but not to the point it is making a mess everywhere and oozing out of the fitting or hole. with something like this, fill it up, It's not going to hurt anything.
Got it. Thanks @walk1355 !

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Post by Ware » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 pm

My Maruyama manual says to add 25cc in the head and 10cc in the gearbox every 25 hours.

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Post by N LA Hacker » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:49 pm

The idech manual had the same amounts.

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