May I spray my hedge trimmer blade with a Lysol disinfectant, when I move from one hedge to another, to prevent spread of any diseases?

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Is there a way to sanitize the blade of my EGO HT2400 as I work without causing damage? I have a variety of shrubs and hedges and some have the potential to harbor diseases that can be spread to the same type of plant or, in some cases, a different type of plant.  For example, I have hedges of Pavonia rock roses, which can acquire powdery mildew, oleanders, which can acquire leaf scorch, and rose hedges, which can acquire black spot, powdery mildew. or aphids. When I use my hand tools for trimming, I wipe off debris and spray them with Lysol before moving to other plants, when practicable, to reduce the chance of disease transmission. Lysol does not cause any corrosion to my hand tools. Therefore, can I spray my new Ego HT 2400 Hedge trimmer blade with Lysol, or one safer for the tool, when I move between different plants?
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Excellent question, Murry! Checking on this right now. I'll post as soon as I hear back from the team.
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Per our team, there should not be see an issue with this as long as you properly lubricate the blade (as instructed in the user manual) after disinfecting it. They do suggest, however, thoroughly diluting your disinfectant with water to limit the cleaner's sometimes corrosive nature. Also, you'll want to make sure the blades are thoroughly dried and lubed after use to prevent potential rusting, too. 

On a side note, we cannot comment as to how effective Lysol or any solution would be in terms of contagion management. 

Hope this helps!