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« 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. :?:
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« 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.



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« 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.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006, 15:25 »
I always think of the film Fargo when there's talk of shredders.
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