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Tips for Choosing Electric Garden Shredder I

2017-02-14

A garden chipper shredder is an excellent tool that allows the user to shred garden waste into mulch. This mulch can then be reused on the backyard or easily composted rather than having to be taken to the tip for disposal. An electric garden shredder has the ability to shred all manners of garden waste including leaves, roots and small branches.

Electric garden shredders are available in a number of different retail outlets. With the introduction of e-Commerce, it is also possible to purchase a shredder online. This article offers practical advice on what to look for when buying an electric garden shredder.

There are a number of different electric garden shredder models available on the market. Each offer different advantages and disadvantages. To ascertain which is the most suitable, it is important to address the following questions before undertaking a search.

Generally, you need to consider how often will the garden shredder be used? What type of garden waste will be shredded? What will the waste material be used for once it is shredded? How loud can the shredder be? And where is the waste going to be disposed of?

There are two main types of shredders, namely roller shredder and impact shredder. A roller shredder will roll and squash the waste. The roller is ridged and pulls the waste through the machine. While the impact shredders have a blade mechanism that shred the waste into small pieces. An impact shredder is traditionally nosier than a roller shredder.

With both models, there are certain points to consider and address before purchase.

Roller shredders come with a different set of requirements to an impact shredder. When looking to purchase a machine of this design, be sure to address the following points:

Accessibility of the Roller. Choose a model that has easy access to the roller. This will make it easy to access the mechanism if it blocks.

Adjustable Roller. Some models come with the function to adjust the roller shutter. This is a great feature as it allows the user to adjust the size of the shutter, allowing more foliage to go into the shoot.

Movability. How easy is the garden shredder to move? As an occasional (yet necessary) garden tool, it will need to be easy to move around the garden.