A wood chipper shredder will speed up your gardening tasks considerably, especially if you don’t have the luxury or the time to spent hours working in your back yard or your garden. Even if some people consider these mechanic devices as an alternative to traditional tools (rake, spade, shear, axe, saw), I truly believe the wood chipper shredder should be bought and used only in conjunction with the tools mentioned above. There are various types of wood chipper shredders that you can buy on the market and you should learn how to buy the one that’s suited for your needs. These gardening machines can be stored in your barn or in your garage and used at the right time.
Determine if electric is better than fuel
This is the first question you should ask yourself: do I have the power supply and enough electric cord to cover all the area I am going to clean? Again, there are advantages and disadvantages on both sides, so this decision should be based on your needs rather than on your budget. If the answer is “YES”, then you can look for advantages and disadvantages of electric shredders. If the answer to that question is “NO”, than you should steer your attention to a chipper shredder that’s powered by fuel, since it will give you additional mobility.
Decide when large / heavy is to difficult to carry.
There are two types of wood chipper shredders: mobile and fixed. Working with these devices is not a walk in the park, so make sure that you can evaluate your physical condition and your needs before buying one.
Make sure you buy a chipper shredder that’s not too heavy and not too large for you, since you will be using it for more than 10 minutes. If you feel that you are not in your top physical condition, you can buy such a machine that has wheels. Otherwise, you should pick one that’s handheld.
It’s all about the power here. If you feel that you will be shredding leaves and small branches and nothing else, you should buy a wood chipper shredder that has less power. But if your back yard is packed with large debris and larger branches, make sure that the device you buy has enough power under that case so it won’t get choked at first use.
Evaluate the input material your are going to throw in the shredding machine and make sure you pick one that can handle it.
Select all the features you need in a wood chipper shredder
Since we are living in the age of Internet, you should not be afraid to use it in order to pick all the features you need. Take your time to check the market in order to find the right price and, more importantly, the right features. I would advise you to go for a device that has the highest shredding ratio. For example, there are chipper shredders that it will shred the leaves and branches at 1/10 ratio of their initial volume. Make sure the accessories are included in the package and take your time to read the reviews. Also, make sure you have at least 2-year warranty on the product.
Shop at department and appliance stores
Establish your budget and your needs – determine the features that are important for you. Search the Internet, read the reviews, take your time. Buy the device from an established store (online or locally). That’s the first place to start, and I advise you to search for online deals before you leave the house. If you buy from an established and trusted store, you will not have any problems in case of malfunctions or returns. In addition, you should get an extended warranty.
Get informed about delivery and set up
Make sure you know how and when the package will be delivered to your house. Also, you should get informed about what’s in the package and, if needed, you should learn about any particular tricks you should know when assembling the device.