The Wood Chipper - perfect for shredding all your garden debris
A wood chipper is a fantastic accessory for shredding all the branches, twigs, leaves
and other vegetation that is making your garden look a mess - it can have everything
looking tidy again in no time.
Wood chippers - also known as garden shredders or tree shredders - are becoming more
and more popular as gardening enthusiasts begin to appreciate the benefits they bring.
And they don't cost a fortune - you can buy a cheap unit for around £60, with prices
rising to more than £600 for a top quality petrol-driven chipper-shredder.
Large industrial chippers are used around the world for reducing tree limbs or trunks
to wood chippings. These cost many thousands of pounds and are powered by an internal
Our focus, however, is on bringing you the best UK deals for is on the much smaller
and portable type of chipper or garden shredder which is ideal for the keen home
There's nothing worse than spending hours in your garden raking and brushing up fallen
branches and other matter, They are usually bulky and unwieldy and it's a real pain
loading them into a trailer or wheelie bin for disposal at the landfill site or council
tip. That’s when a chipper makes the perfect leaf mulcher, brush chipper, tree shredder
or wood mulcher.
A wood chipper shredder can come to your rescue - it's without doubt the best device
around for taking the pain out of getting your lawn or garden neat and tidy again.
Hedge and branch cuttings, dead wood, twigs and other garden foliage are all for
the chop when you get out your wood chipper or garden shredder.
There's no need to dread the arrival of spring when you end up knee-deep in leaves
and branches in your garden after the winter months have taken their toll - just
get out your shredding device and starting feeding all the fallen debris into it
- and you'll have a bundle of mulch in to time at all, which is great for making
compost or creating wood chip paths or other areas in the front or back garden at
We have an impressive range of petrol and electric garden shredders and wood chippers
for sale from many of the UK's top gardening and tool equipment stores including
B & Q, DIY Tools, Garden Centre Online, Gardening Direct, Greenfingers, Amazon, Machine
Mart, Mow Direct, Tooled Up, Mower Warehouse and Northern Tool Equipment.
Our featured stores bring you top quality products at the best prices around from
most of the top brand names including Ryobi, Bosch, Flymo, Power Devil, Draper, Alko,
Spear and Jackson, Black & Decker, JCB, Makita and Viking They all operate safe and
secure shopping checkouts for your peace of mind.
We also have an extensive range of garden blowers vacuums for you to take a look
at. A garden vac is not as robust as a chipping appliance and can't deal with large
branches and other debris, but it is an excellent accessory for giving your garden
a general tidy up, especially after a windy spell has scattered leaves, hedge trimmings
and brush around your garden. A garden vac will grind your leaves and other loose
debris into a compact mulch which can be easily disposed of or scattered at the base
of bushes, trees and plants.
If you take pride in your garden and want to keep it in tip top condition, an electric
or petrol chipper is a must-have garden accessory which will turn all your debris
and brush to mulch quickly, with the minimum of fuss.
- compare prices for an electric or petrol wood chipper or
garden shredder from major UK stores
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Things to consider when buying an electric or petrol shredder
Some wood mulchers and garden shredders are noisier than others - so if noise is
a big problem for you, it's important to make sure you buy a quieter model. Unfortunately
the quieter wood chippers are usually more expensive and use a different cutting
mechanism. The louder and cheaper models operate with a spinning blade which carries
out the chipping and chopping, while the more expensive and quieter models - sometimes
referred to as silent shredders - operate with cogs which turn and drag the material
into the chipper where it has crushed and cut. But the noisier type of wood chipper
requires branches and other material to be pushed directly into it. If the level
of noise is not an issue for you, I cheaper wood chipper will be adequate for the
job - but you'll need to spend a bit more sure silent chipper if you want to keep
the decibels level down.
Next you will need to consider whether to buy a petrol wood chipper or electric chipper.
As is the case with most garden appliances and DIY tools, a petrol-driven option
is usually more expensive. An electric chipper must be connected to a cable so it's
important to ensure this is long enough to reach to the area of your garden where
the shredding is to be carried out otherwise you will need to connect it to an extension
Petrol wood chippers and garden shredders are normally much more powerful and can
be moved around your garden at ease without the need for a power cable. A petrol
wood chipper produces a higher quality of chippings than its electric counterpart
but will require more maintenance and regular petrol refills.
Using and caring for garden wood chippers and shredders
A chipper should be placed in a flat area of your garden - ideally an area of lawn.
Make sure you wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any flying debris and
thick gloves to avoid cutting your hands on branches or thorny twigs.
Depending on the size of your device, a wheelbarrow or sturdy gardening bag should
be placed below the its outlet port. Next you should gather together all the branches
other material you wish to chip or shred in a pile near to the device. Then separate
out leaves and loose material from more solid twigs and branches.
Next turn your mulcher on and start feeding the leaves and loose brush and foliage
into the wood chipper in manageable chunks - ensuring you keep your hands a safe
distance from the blades or cogs. When you have mulched this debris you can repeat
the process with the branches and twigs. The wood chippings from twigs and branches
is good for spreading around the base of trees, bushes bedding plants while the mulch
from the leaves and lighter foliage is good for other uses including adding to compost.
Maintenance of your device is very important if it is to serve you well for many
years. Study the instruction manual carefully and ensure your chipper is kept clean
and dry - so don't leave it outdoors when not in use. You should also pay careful
attention to a maximum size of twigs and branches per your wood shredder is capable
of dealing with - most wood chippers or garden shredders will handle a maximum diameter
of 40 mm - for anything larger than this you will probably require a log splitter,
hatchet or a chainsaw.
As with any piece of equipment which involves the use of blades or cutting devices,
please ensure you read your user instructions carefully after purchase to avoid the
risk of an accident or injury. If you take pride in your garden and want to keep
it in tip-top condition it's time to buy a wood chipper - it's one investment you
A quick and efficient way to tidy your garden and reduce material to mulch for easy
Use the mulch from your wood chipper to make chipping for paths or children's play
Use your wood chipper mulch as free-draining insulation at the base of your garden
plants, bushes, trees and flowers.
Cut down on your trips to the waste tip - your wood chipper or garden shredder reduces
bulky garden debris to a much smaller and manageable size.
Your wood chipper eliminates the need to burn huge piles of branches, leaves and
other garden debris - just load the mulch from your chipper into your garden waste
A wood chipper is very versatile and can turn all sorts of material to mulch including
branches, twigs, hedge cuttings, plant foliage, leaves and even kitchen waste such
as fruit and vegetables.
expensive model, you’re sure to find something that suits your budget.
You can compare prices for a chipper, garden shredder or garden blower vac from dozens
of the top stores including Greenfingers, Amazon, Tesco Direct, B&Q, Argos, Tooled
Up, Homebase and Mow Direct.
You’ll find all the top brand names including Flymo, Bosch, Black & Decker, JCB and
Ryobi - so you’ve come to the right place to find a chipper shredder for sale at
the right price.
A wood chipper is worth its weight in gold when it comes to keeping your garden tidy.
Electric or petrol chippers and garden shredders are really easy to operate - in
goes all your twigs, branches and other garden wood matter - and out comes a much
smaller chopped and tidy mulch which is ready for disposal.
We’ve tracked down many of the most popular chippers and shredders at the best prices
around to save you trawling around dozens of websites. So whether you’re looking
for a cheap device or a more
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