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A Guide to Buying Garden Shredders
Which Garden Shredder Should I Buy?
Investing in a garden shredder can be a good move. Shredders can significantly reduce the volume of your garden waste resulting in fewer trips to the tip. They can also prepare material for putting on your compost heap giving you rich homemade compost for your garden.
The question is – which one should you buy? Use our simple guide to help you choose the right one for you.
There are two main types of shredder to choose from: impact shredders (also known as rapid shredders) and roller shredders (also known as quiet shredders).
Impact Shredders (Rapid Shredders)
Impact shredders use heavy blades to slice and chop garden material into fine pieces.
Advantages of an impact shredder
- Less likely to block
- Can be used on leaves and other green material
- Lighter to move
Disadvantages of an impact shredder
- Blades may become blunt
|View the Handy Impact Shredder||View the Bosch AXT 2200 Rapid Shredder|
Roller Shredders (Quiet Shredders)
Roller shredders use a ridged roller or drum to draw the material into the machine and crush it into small pieces.
Advantages of a roller shredder
- Good for fibrous woody material
- Material is pulled through quickly
- Crushed pieces compost more quickly
Disadvantages of a roller shredder
- Occasionally block if the material is too sappy or ‘green’
- Harder to move as they can be top heavy
|View the Cobra Quiet Drum Electric Shredder||View the Bosch AXT25TC Quiet Shredder|