Best Shredder?

  • 3 Replies


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Location: Devon
  • 1
Best Shredder?
« on: July 16, 2006, 16:55 »
We have moved to a very overgrown garden   :) and I shall be cutting back shrubs and trees in the autumn. I would welcome  :D views on shredders as the wood that is too small for the woodburner I should like to compost/use as mulch. :?:
By the way,Great Site



  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Herefordshire
  • 63
Best Shredder?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006, 18:06 »
I bought one on ebay from a "power" supplier (in Milton Keynes I think) for £150 delivered and have abused it for 3 seasons.  Easy to use, powerful and I use the output as mulch on paths in Veg garden and under hedges etc.  Best investment I ever made.  Mine was branded as Mowerland but I think the suppleir said they came  with varuious badges depending what they had in stock.

It has a crusher rathr than cutters so it doesn't jam, never needs sharpening and is safe enough for my 5 year old to use.  Like you I hav wood burners so anything above 1" dia goes for kindling.



  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Clogwyn Melyn, Gwynedd
  • 17136
    • Low Cost Living
Best Shredder?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006, 23:25 »
I had an electric Black & Decker shredder until we moved to the rock (nowt to shred) - I abused it cruelly, removed the guards so I could cram more in (not a good idea, don't try this at home) and jammed it frequently.
Amazing how quickly everything turned into compost - I swear the shreddings were heating up before I even piled them onto the heap!
I suppose the 'right' machine will depend on how big your garden is - my friend in France with a huge garden and woods (as well as woodburners) has a petrol engined shredder / chipper. semi-pro model. but it was a lot of money.
Check out our books - ideal presents

John and Val Harrison's Books



  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: East London
  • 4731
Best Shredder?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006, 15:25 »
I always think of the film Fargo when there's talk of shredders.
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

Garden shredder

Started by Amilo on Equipment Shed

9 Replies
Last post September 15, 2013, 11:14
by carlrmj
Viking shredder

Started by waddecar on Equipment Shed

7 Replies
Last post February 29, 2008, 23:02
by Gwiz
What Shredder Would You Recommend?

Started by John on Equipment Shed

3 Replies
Last post August 08, 2017, 13:29
by John
Fellowes shredder

Started by horsepooisgood on Equipment Shed

4 Replies
Last post August 05, 2010, 16:20
by Baz

Page created in 0.109 seconds with 32 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |