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.
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Used mine 2 or 3 times last year, and the blades are completely rusted by now.
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Wow, that thing looks like it's been living outside. That's some serious rust. 
This looks like the brushless one so it's less than 5 years old so still under warranty. Don't know if this is considered a warranty situation, but could be worth a call to EGO CS to see what they say.
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I did call but rush is not supposed to be covered. It's one year old (2018 father's day gift) and passed the winter in the garage. Never see rains or snow.

I called the support today. Waiting monday as a EGo boss should look at the case and call me back.

I'll ler you know!
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I have had the same issue with my blades literally purchased the item 4 months ago and only used a few times. I have gone to EGO and they have advised this is is not covered under warranty. I have raised the issue to the ACCC, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. This is my first attempt to return an EGO product via warranty and it has been a terrible experience.