hedge trimmer corrosion

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Surprising amount of blade corrosion after single use  Used light oil before use.  Trimmer worked great and pruned about 25 bushes.  Wiped blade with soft cloth and applied light oil for storage.  After setting about a week the blades are covered with corrosion and some rust.  This is my third trimmer and the first to experience this issue.  Is this common?
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My hedge trimmer blades (original trimmer, not the newer brushless one) show some wear marks like that but no rust. It could partly be that we live where there is fairly low humidity most of the year.
Note that I only use it 2-3 times a year at most.