TAZZ Chipper Shredder, Heavy Duty 212cc, 4-Cycle Viper Engine, Rugged Debris Bag, Steel Hopper, Shred Branches up to 3Ã¢â‚¬Â in Diameter, 35259
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Sunjoe made the latest model a great investment for a 120V chipper. I used it for almost two hours. Some branches are less than a quarter of a meter in diameter. If you are expecting grainsized mulch or sawdust, you may be disappointed as it chops up branches to about 1" long pieces. My most worrying concern is the growth of branches and twigs. They have an appetite for themselves, and I am able to carry long branches on that path. I found that when I use it for a bit I can simply insert several small twigs. I like the vertical motion and the quiet operation that this machine offers, I do not need to wear ear plugs as my next option is a gas powered machine that is more expensive.'
I had previously had an electric chipper from a different company. I spent more time unhammering than I did chipping. It was rather aggravating. The show is now no longer working after one season. I read reviews of Sun Joe CJ603E, and decided to try it. I honestly didn't expect anything. The day I received the Sun Joe, I assembled it and used it continuously for over three hours. It sounded great once. It did a nice job on the large things, and on the small twigs too. I will try this on freshly cut branches this week. I believe that it will provide those benefits as well. I read the manual about adjusting the plate for the cutter but I did not have to do this in the three hours of use. As an electrician, I would advise buyers to follow the recommendation on supply cord size. I am excited about my new chipper. If you are using a cheap sixteenAWG cord, or a cord that is too long, you will definitely have low torque.
I was not optimistic that a smaller electrically driven vehicle would be able to perform the task this is doing. I wish to thank Sun Joe Products. It is an excellent companion for the gardener if you have a few small trees and bushes to maintain. It is powerful, but be sure to cut off the Y's off of the major branches and let the debris dry for a few days before grinding. You should remove the output chips from the bottom of the unit when using it. We attempted to bag them off the machine, but at the point when the bag is most full it will bind up. Leave the bag off and pull debris away from the chute. It will run all day long and grind most anything you feed it.
I am not normally in a tomboy, but this girl was outstanding. I hire a tree trimmer because I hate dealing with the brush. I almost didn't buy this, because the reviews stated that you had to preprocess Y-branches, which I found to be inaccurate. I discovered that I could insert three to eight 1/2-1 branches at a time and then the machine would pull them through when I used my hands to pull the y branches together as if I were going to bushel or bundle them. If I helped guide the side branches toward the center it would pull ten unstripped oak branches through without issue. Keeping your eye close, if you do this you will get hit with a switch or you will get hit with small branches, because of this I was able to mulch six plum trees and one oak tree in three hours. The project required me to put in six hours and six weeks of trash and composting to accomplish. I'm hopeful I'm able to prepare the cut next year and then dispose of the piece directly at the chipper. From a distance of 30 feet, it sounded like a hair dryer on high, but in a lower octave.
uxcell Plastic Frame Vegetable Fruit Slicer Peeler Shredder 4pcs Red Silver Tone
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We used it for the first time yesterday. The shredded material contained significant amounts of fine particles. It sometimes jammed, but that is either because we put in too much or too wet things. I would definitely recommend the shredder. I would like to add to the review, after having used it more. We were able to shred many oak leaves. The shredder worked very well. The first picture shows a pile of leaves the second is halfway through that pile, and the third is the shredder made of the half pile. I hope everyone knows how the shredder works. I mentioned above, occasionally the machine clogs if you put too much or too wet stuff in it. If you're 6 feet high, then it will be easier to reach the chute and get the material out of it. However, first disconnect the power cord. If you are a little smaller it can be a problem. In this case you would need to disassemble the chute from the basis that is loosen eight screws clear the debris and tighten the eight screws again. That would be a bit of a time consuming task.
It is a great shredder and chopper, I was hesitant to purchase, as there were no reviews yet, but the description was exactly what I desired. No string cutter but real metal blade that chops leaves and sticks to a nice grind. The task was easy to accomplish and took about 20 minutes to complete. It's not as loud as I had expected. I took out my earplugs after the first grind. I encountered a jam when I tested Live Ivy. It does not like hydrated leaves. I did clear it out and hit reset and was now ready to go. I highly recommend this shredder. It is worth the price.
Set realistic expectations. If you are comfortable with it and do not stress it out, it will work as described. It certainly helps with regular fall maintenance, but if I had more than 1/4acre, I would have something gas powered. Edit, less than two weeks later, the blades loosened and the noise was frightening. Next, I will be disassembling it. The bottom blade was cracked. It caught the inner housing. I called and realized that the website was much more promising, for support. I have mulched for approximately three to four hours in the past two days and it looks like I could have a replacement blade shipped out tomorrow. I am satiated that I purchased this because it is working better then before. I'm also planning on using backup blades.
Fellowes AutoMax 550C 550-Sheet Cross-Cut Auto Feed Shredder (4963001)
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I was not planning to spend a lot of money on a shredder. I decided to purchase the P5 model after considering many of the lower end models and noticing the differences between the P4 and P5. It's even better than I expected. It is quieter than expected and the result is amazing. I have not had it for very long, so I cannot speak of the longevity. I have shredded enough that I need to fill the bin two or three times and have had absolutely no issues.
I really enjoy the Wolverine Paper Shredder. It is the best paper shredder that I have ever used. It pulverizes the paper to the consistency of oatmeal. I leave the envelope intact if I receive mail that is unattractive. I only open junk mail if it has plastic or heavy cardboard cards inside it. I feel the Wolverine is worth every penny that I paid for it. It comes with wheels that are attached and can be quickly rolled. Operational noise is low.
If you are willing to spend more money for a quality shredder then I highly recommend the Wolverine shredder model SD9520. The shredder does the job it is supposed to do and is quite. I would also like to recommend the service I received from their customer service department. I would not use Amazon as a platform for business with a vendor who does not have a customer support phone number. After placing the shredder in service, I had a few questions that were not covered in the product manual. I sent the manual email address for support but did not receive a reply. I emailed again a few days later. He informed me that they had attempted to reply to my emails, however they were being blocked for some reason. Allen was very professional and answered my questions about the shredder. He added that they are working on setting up a phone number for customer support.
The Supermicro cut is exceptionally fine and runs quietly for long periods of continuous use with an extensive eight gallon basket. I did this on several occasions however, kept to maximum of 60 minutes and rested to prevent overheating. This is the best I've ever owned. I have purchased a small shredder, which cost more than $200, for home or office use.
Earthwise LM71313 Amp 13-Inch Corded Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder, Green
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The person that took it for three days said it was a simple start. I used it on my property, and it was relatively easy to move from one location to another. There were specific areas of the terrain that were uneven and I was concerned that the chipper would tip over, however, the situation was unaffected. One lesson I learned was to use the bag. I had a hard time pulling the starter when the system was jammed. The entire process was relatively easy. I still rate the product 5 stars.
The large, heavy box arrived via UPS. I removed the outer cardboard wrapping and was surprised to discover that the chipper shredder was securely encased in a wooden frame. I thought this would be hard to remove, but it was not. This product is of a high quality, which is evident throughout the entire shipping process. There was no problem with assembling the handles and wheels for a 70 year old lady. The first time I used it required a couple of cranks additional, but it took off and I used it about a half hour and without problems. I shredded dried yard waste, rose bush clippings, and tried a piece of wood. I am looking forward to shredding the leaves when they are falling in the fall of this year. That was my main reason for purchasing a shredder, but it is turning out I am shredding much more than I had thought I would because it is so easy. It is a heavy piece of equipment, but it can move easily. In my case, from the garage to the back yard over the lawn. One drawback was the location of the oil fill. I had trouble juggling, and I did not think too much about it in the heat of Central Texas. I purchased additional blades when I first bought a shredder.
It appears to be a nice unit. When mine arrived, it worked well. I will not be able to use the engine until the filter housing is replaced. If they could have put more into the cage to protect the plastic housing, it would have arrived unharmed. Today is the first of June. If I do not hear from GreatCircle, I may return it. Amazon needs to screen the Shippers a bit better, this isn't the first report of this sort of damage reported. I was able to reach GreatCircle and order part number Z300610, and three days later it arrived. The people were nice and did their best to help me in my damage part. I prefer California Connections because of their quick response time and quality product design. My unit is belted, so I plan to break in the engine before placing it through its job of chewing all my branches. Thank you GreatCircle.
I did a lot of upfront research on which unit would do the best for my needs, and finally took the chance on this unit. I was hesitant, because many reviews noted the poor packaging and shipment damage. There is no problem there. The UPS driver watched me unpack it, and helped me move it to the garage. There was no damage to the packing used. Then, my grandson came down. We made it together in approximately an hour. The only comment we have is about the assembly. The manufacturer may have provided illustrations on what hardware went where. I ran branches from a 30ft tree yesterday. We were impressed with the ease and efficiency we were able to shred and chip all in about two hours. The current use of this resource is for the moment, however we plan to plant a dozen smaller trees today. At this point, all of my expectations have been met. It is still in its early use, but I believe it was an excellent machine for us. It replaced a yard machine that we purchased in 2003 and had poor reliability. It spent a lot of money on maintenance and repair. I would rate this five star. Since my initial review, we have ground up approximately five more twenty foot trees with no problem.
SuperHandy Leaf Mulcher Shredder Electric Green and Waste Management Heavy Duty 120V AC 11" Inch Cutting Blade .5" Inch Cutting Capacity for Leaves, Grass, & Clippings
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I used a Fellowes shredder years ago and it was great. In order to save some money, I purchased a cheap one from Amazon Basics. After a month it overheated and began to stop working. I am grateful I did not spend the extra money and invested in a heavy duty shredder. I really like this shredder. I look forward to shredding my junk mail. The screen will continue to shred after about four seconds. It will do this when the hand or finger touches the slot. That is awesome and cool, but if you place a large amount of papers in at one time, an red light around the entrance will come on and will not shred. Sometimes the light that appears around the entrance to the paper will stop and go in reverse, pushing the paper out, as it is a little too thick. You will be able to see the entrance of the paper when you go inside. I tried to put the three thicknesses in the shredder at the same time, and all three lights lit up in the corresponding areas. Awesome.C. Fellowes recommends oiling the shredder after you empty the paper bin each time. The shredder is very quiet on YouTube. There is an instructional video on how to oil it. It is a triple A for me. It comes with clear instructions on how to follow a small bottle of oil and three small trash bags to put your paper in.
This shredder is about the size of a carryon suitcase. It cuts the paper in a way that is extremely secure and nonidentifiable. It has a spectacular safety feature that stops shredding after your hand gets too close to the paper feeding entrance. The system may be able to easily devour multiple sheets at one time. It is also acceptablely quiet. The technique requires shredding paper and expect to hear it. It has several indicators that tell you if the machine needs a rest, if the bin is full, too much paper at one time, etc. Overall, a spectacular purchase, the only negative is that the inside gets dusty, like a lot, but that is to be expected.
It has features that other shredders lack. It is important to know when a bag is close to full and when you are preparing for a cooling period. I have had it about a week and shredded a few thousand pages without any problem. It never reaches the cooling down phase. It just continued to work. Your safety is assured with the shredded pieces.
The shredder is a good choice for homes and light business use. It is solidly constructed, sleek, and hides nicely inside a corner. The bin is easy to find, and empty. Safety features and light indicators during shredding are great features. I have had other shredders for a hundred dollars less, but they are not as strong and sound a lot louder. You may be aware that Fellowes also makes them. I believe this product will be of good quality, not loud, and lasts a very long time. After several months of moderate use, I am very pleased with it.
Landworks Leaf Mulcher Shredder Electric Green and Waste Management Heavy Duty 120V AC 11" Inch Cutting Blade .5" Inch Cutting Capacity for Leaves, Grass, & Clippings
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It is good, comfortable and gripe is high quality. I use these to pick up a 10 to 20 pound turkey, a 10 to 15 pound pork butt and to pull pork with. They are sharp, work great for shredding meat, and even have a bottle cap puller on the side. I bought the set for my child because I enjoyed them very much. She also loves them. He does a great job.
These bear claws worked perfectly. They quickly allowed me to shred a beef roast in minutes. The thing I like about them is that they do not have hollow places under the claws like some others, where food particles can accumulate and make them hard to clean.
I did not expect them to be as friendly as they are. Their weight is too high to bend, but they are light enough to handle in a snap. One knife contains a bottle opener. I highly recommend being careful when using the side with the Knife.
These criminals can shred meat. I like to pretend I am like Wolverine or an angry kitty cat while doing so. If you want to shred some meat, save the world with XMen or claw furniture, these will definitely suit your needs.
Maxam Vegetable Chopper, Dynamic Food Processor with Stainless-Steel Shredders With 5 Quart Mixing Bowl
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I purchased this after my previous drill that I needed to use broke. It is awesome that it is fully contained within one unit. However, it'll pay for itself after you use it. I wish it was quicker. It spins quite slowly so it would have been nice to be faster. Sometimes wires can jump the blade. That leaves you with either raising the blade to get it back on track and then trying to set it again. I don't recommend that you do or that you just cut the wire that jumped and start over.
Like many others have said, it takes a little bit to figure out how low to adjust the blade and get it dialed in, but once I figured it out, it has been amazing for stripping a bunch of different sizes of copper wire. That is a useful tip. It's probably more difficult to figure out where the blade should be. Another Trek I have discovered is to place the wire into a hole that is lower, and then it pushes it up into the blade. The only problem that I have found is that it needs a shield on the side of the inside of the motor. wire sometimes curves right into it and gets stuck if you are not holding the other end. Wrap a piece of aluminum around it or put an eyelet in front to run the wire through.
I started scrapping copper a few months ago, and stripping wire was always a time consuming chore that wore out my hands. This machine takes a little bit of learning but once you get the hang of it, it is a joy to use. I find that using the safety gate hole slightly lower than the top of the pulley gives the best results. Achieving the cutting wheel so that it presses slightly on the insulation helps to ensure a good cut. It is a joy to see a thin copper line, but often it simply requires a scoring of the insulation to get a satisfying, long, continuous pull of the wire from the insulation without either the strands or the insulation breaking. I'm sure this is a valuable time and labor saving machine that is well worth the price. I have not had any issues or problems with it, so there's nothing bad to say. I do not have any regrets whatsoever.
The wire stripper worked well out of the box. I think all I did was move the plate with holes in it so that I could use the small hole and adjust the cutting wheel. With approximately eighty pounds of #12 and #10 wire through it, here are my observations. It developed a squeak in the gearbox as if there was no lubricant. There is a fill plug underneath the yellow plate where the on and off switch mounts. I added gear oil to the vehicle and the noise went away. I chose to drill a hole through the plate for future access, without taking it apart. Note that the nuts that hold the left side of the plate fall down where they are hard to get at if you take them off. The plate will not crack easily unless you loose the left bolts. You must also straighten the wire a bit. If it cuts too deeply, it will bring heavy copper slivers into your hand. The machine is quiet. It is a low hum that my wife cannot normally hear in the next room.
SuperHandy Wood Chipper Shredder Mulcher Ultra Heavy Duty 7HP 3 in 1 Multi-Function 3" Inch Max Capacity (Amazon Exclusive)
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It is a 208Cc engine not a 212Cc. I prefer the way the ad states it. I took me a good 30 minutes to assemble it. I have run one tank of gas and this thing has not skipped a beat. The only negative thing Ive found is that it will chip 3" if fed slowly into the machine. You are feeding blackberry vines into the shredder.
I purchased this item from Amazon and I liked that it came complete without a car, was easy to assemble (easier with a friend), filled it with oil and gas, started very easy, and cut a few things. We got approximately three and a half hours without refill, and boy did it work. This thing consumed everything we put or shoved into it. The top hopper worked very well. A 3" side chute made quick work of the really thick branches, leaving beautiful chips, and it's likely that it will remain that way for a long time. In retrospect, I wish I would have taken photographs. The company is excellent. I received a card from them that they handwritten,'
I have been buying used wood chips that only work part time. One time each year I have to haul trees and trumpets to the landfill but this year I did some searching and came across this model. The OHV engine starts it's engine on the first pull. It chips all my things into nice small chips that make great mulch.
I appreciate their outstanding customer service. Chipper works extremely well.
GreatCircleUSA Wood Chipper Shredder Mulcher Heavy Duty Gas Powered 3 in 1 Multi-Function 3" Inch Max Wood Diameter Capacity EPA/CARB Certified Aids in Fire Prevention - Building a Firebreak
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I have run three tanks of fuel through the machine so far and it has met all of my expectations. The machine arrived well packaged in a very thick cardboard box with die cut foam blocking holding everything in place. The installation process is essentially a matter of bolting on the discharge chute stand, legs, and wheels. I went quickly through the obvious bolted connections and blade retaining screws and all fasteners had remained torqued nicely through shipping. A small amount of oil and fuel saved the engine a single pull. I have used the chipper for attempting to eradicate a large infestation of Autumn Olive from my property. It excels at grabbing and feeding 1" 2" thick branches into the chute. I simply prune all of the branches at that size with an axe and throw them into the chute which greedily turns them into mulch sized woodchips. I am left with a 4 long stump that is 5 in diameter, that I will later cut off with a chainsaw. Anything larger than 2 diameter will bog the motor significantly. The brush may not be designed to be larger because of the 3" opening through the knives. Running at full throttle will last approximately 2 hours. After three weekend of brush clearing the knives are noticeably less sharp but still self feeding, but perhaps less violently thats to be expected. I plan to acquire a second set of knives to swap out and keep a freshly sharpened in chipper. Im very pleased with my purchase so far, and I recommend this chipper.
I have been using this chipper for about two weeks, and I am very pleased with its performance. It's a solid build. The engine starts with only one pull each time. The spare blades shown do not fit this chipper. The 3 hole blades will be available in the next few weeks, I was informed by the seller.
I am going to be honest, I haven't used this thing yet. I am very excited about how well my initial impressions and experiences have gone so far. A better chipper will cost around $40. It must be quite heavy. It would be obvious how things could be damaged. My initial impression was this. This is probably the best quality product that I have ever seen. It is utterly protected. It appears that in order for something to damage, it must be run over. I believe that this is solid enough so it would do some damage back. I believe the arrangements are perfect. All of the pieces are square and aligned, without having to force anything. That is an unusual quality. The engine looks very nice done. This item is, as I assume, as high quality as everything else I have seen here. I am very happy with the purchase. After adding gasoline and oil (the engine operating manual specifies a slightly different oil than the online posting), this problem started on the first pull. I spent a half an hour with a pickup bed full of brush and probably chipped it. The last pile would most likely fit into a wheelbarrow. This will reduce debris and help prevent an unnecessary trip to the landfill. Wear hearing protection.
I spent almost twenty minutes with a bad back. Add oil and fuel, turn the fuel valve on, set the choke and set the switch to on position, and very slowly pull the starter, about three times, and the engine started the next pull. I was trying very slowly, so I was not expecting it to start. I have never seen an engine start in that manner. The wood was dry, but it did not leak. I would be happy if it continued to operate this well for years to come.
Fellowes LX20M Powershred Micro Cut 12 Sheet Paper Shredder (Black)
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Ok, finally got a chance to put this thing to the test. You will be impressed with this unit. I think that you should be realistic about expectations. I was up and running in no time. Furthermore, they do mention that damp leaves should be alternated with dried branches. It is impossible that it could not be as good. The first part includes the collection tub and tamping down tool, both handy items. I had a large brush collection and the cost was $200. I chose to buy this unit instead. It can do what it promises it will do. You will spend a couple of hours and then stuffing dried brush and branches up to a little over 1 1/2" in diameter. On the pictures, you can see the resulting mulch is perfectly usable around trees and the like. It jammed twice, but unclogging was simply a matter of unscrewing a knob and opening the unit to gain access. Simply removing the wedged in item. Its not the same as a large gas powered chopper, but for those of us who simply want to clean up some household brush and trimmings it does the job. I will burn all things larger in a fire pit. However, so far this unit is functioning well for me.
I use this item in odd and unusual manners, and when they get dull it is easy to unscrew them, lazily remove them, remove it, and return it. I did not realize that at first, but blades are doublesided, so I could have simply flipped them and used the other side. However, I wanted to see how long my sharpening job will last. When the blades were dull, it began jamming due to last thick but short chunks getting caught in the blade. The cross 'thingy' has gone, music is not an issue, and the collection bin is still the best. I hope it's reliable I'm going to buy a 2-year warranty. I believe that time will tell how well it will work. It is my fault because I placed a wedge shape of wood inside that was thin but wider than recommended diameter. I took less than a minute to get it out and keep going. You are entitled to love that. I did not use stick sizes over one and a half because many people report that electric chips don't live up to the maximum diameter promise. The chipper did not work the thin brush well. It processed it, but the length of the sticks coming out was 2-3. It was not a major defect. It did not do well with a clump of weeds either. The mill milled it to pulp, but I had to open it and clear the chamber. I would not consider it a true jam because at the point the receiving container was full and might have prevented the stuff from coming out. I did not have another clump for it to get a second shot. Either way, I am happy about it. I planned on finishing wood chips but I found that wood chipping is much better than quitting the job. I always wear ear muffs when I use my table saw. With this chipper I was completely uninjured without wearing anear protection. It looks very perfect for a weekend warrior. In my opinion, it certainly will not see much heavy use with me. We removed a large bush from our trees that overtook our patio and retracted it using sticks and twigs. I may collect branches from the surrounding woods in order to build more bedding for my bird cage because I do not have enough. I find grass or wood chips blend better than paper. This will ensure that the wood is clean and safe for birds to chew upon. I thought about using wood mulch in growing mushrooms. You can buy straw at local feed stores that contains herbicides, pesticides, or the conbination of both. I would rather grow mushrooms on soil that is ecologically clean because mushrooms tend to accumulate all sorts of junk. I'm not sure how this will work out, but I will see in a few weeks Happy Chipping.
I promise you that this is a fair review. If you are wondering what is the best one, I will tell you the answer is the Earthwise. The light does not leave any wood chips. I had to shut it off and clean it. The only positive is that it is slightly quieter. The Earthwise program is amazing. The stick will cut the guide off. Furthermore, it actually leaves nice wood chips that you can use. It has a nice bucket, and is easy to setup. It is a quality product, and if you are shopping around like I was, then you either pay 600 dollars or you get one of these two. Please trust me on this. Earthwise is the bee's knees.
This chipper/shredder works as described. It's successfully damaged larger branches of more than 1.5 inches. I am aware that all negative complaints of it jamming excessively or being underpowered are user related issues. The problem is that the box and operator manual say The Great States Corporation and American Lawn Mower Company over 120 Years Est. The lettering on the bottom of the box says that this is made in China. This company should be ashamed that it marketed itself as an American company while attempting to outsource the product to China.