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Customer Reviews | 7 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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7 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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2/6/2013

Customer review by WFO3

5.0 stars by WFO3

Unlike previous reviewer, the opening is kept small to keep people from trying to shove a tree down it. I found it easy to use and was great for all the dry material i wanted to chip. I moved it from location to location in my garden and chipped away, then spread out the chips. It is not meant for green material, like vines and lives bushes, but rather dead and dry yard debris.

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WFO3
NC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Usage:A few times per year
7/10/2013

Customer review by arthriticoldwoman

4.0 stars by arthriticoldwoman

This is a light-duty machine. Depending on the nature of the branches you want to chip, it may handle the 1 1/2 inch diameter or not. I found that it chipped freshly-cut shrub & tree branches with ease, but had a lot of difficulty cutting the same type after they had been cut a week or longer (after the leaves dried). From now on, I will only cut what I can immediately shred. Once the blade becomes dull (2-3 hrs--depending on the material you're cutting), flip it or change blades. I've been trying to resharpen the edges, but have had varying results with this. The center hole of one blade malformed during use and all attempts to resharpen & reuse it have not been successful. The other blade seems to be resharpening ok (but not good). I am on my 3rd blade & have pick-up load of mulch. I'm very impressed by this machine. I have used similar gasoline engine chipper/shredders. This machine is portable--I chip where I need the chips to lie & can move it very easily. It's easy to trouble-shoot & service--my arthritic hands can manage the knobs & allen wrench & I don't need to be a whiz with small engines. I have used it continuously for hours at a time without breakdown (except for blade changes). I haven't used it on my aged compost pile, so I don't know how well it will work there. I just wish the blades were better, lasted longer.

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arthriticoldwoman
northwestern Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Very good chipper for small job
9/25/2013

Customer review by NotAHandyMan2

5.0 stars by NotAHandyMan2

I read review on this product before I bought it. The reviews are mixed. But if you read them carefully, the negative reviews tend to be either it is broken right away, or not doing the job it is not designed to do. My thought is that since Walmart has 90 day return policy, I am not afraid if it breaks right away. As for not doing a good job review, I decided to test it out myself. First of all, I set my expectation straight. This is designed to chip small branches up to 1.5 in. It is not designed to shred leaves. If you keep this expectation in mind, you won't be disappointed. So far I only used it for two days. I liked it so far. It is light -- I can easily move it around. It is small, I can easily fit it in the areas that I need mulch. It is easy to operate -- just turn the switch on and off. It is quiet compared to more powerful gas powered chippers. I live in a quiet neighborhood, so being quiet is important to me. But most important, it is safe to operate since it is not so powerful that scares. In fact, I checked out a larger Troybilt gas chipper befpre, it is so loud that I was afraid to lose my hearing. It also made me feel unsafe to operate. I read that it works better for freshly cut woods than dry woods. My experience is that it cut dry wood just fine. But I avoided chipping 1.5 in dry sticks so far. I did use it to chip fresh branches up to 1.5 in. It worked fine. It did get stuck a couple of times. I just had to turn off the motor and pull up the sticks and try again. Although it says it won't shred leaves, I feed the fresh cut branches full of leaves through, it chipped the branches, and shred the leaves to pieces without a problem. The leaves are not shredded to fine pieces, but small enough to me. It is easy to clean -- just open the top part and tip the body to its side to dump the shredded woods/leaves, you are done. To me, this is a good fit. I only need it to chip away the small branches. For larger branches, they can be either used as fire woods, or dumped in the transfer station in town -- they are very easy to put in the trunk as long as you cut them to short pieces. The small branches full of leaves are the ones that are hard to transport in a sedan. Basically, if you have a small yard with some trees and bushes that you want to keep them from out grown, this is perfect. If you have a large land with a forest to chip, this is not the right one.

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NotAHandyMan2
Greater Boston
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every few days
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Marginal Use
10/31/2012

Customer review by RockiesBBJ

2.0 stars by RockiesBBJ

Slot for brush entry is quite narrow. Bushy plants have to be crushed before they can be shredded. The machine had to be opened after every few bushes to clear refuse which would not fall through automatically.

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RockiesBBJ
Pueblo, CO
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
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6/13/2013

Customer review by rumplestilscan

1.0 stars by rumplestilscan

I had to return this product. It is not a chipper shredder. It is only a chipper. It will not take leaves or green vegitation. The name is misleading.

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rumplestilscan
Corpus Christi, TX
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:65 or older
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Never
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good for the cost
11/23/2013

Customer review by fffarkle

4.0 stars by fffarkle

Overall quite good: could use a quick-opening latch rather than a screw knob to access the cutting blade. Jams take too long to clear. A stronger motor would also be great. The cutting blade has 2 cutting edges to extend its life. Great feature.

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fffarkle
Lakeland, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
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I loved it, but it died the second day. returned.
5/21/2014

Customer review by OLady2

2.0 stars by OLady2

I'm an old lady, even I was able to assemble the unit quickly without waiting for my husband's help. I used it to chop tons of dead flowers & vegetables I had, no big hard branches. It was very light weight, not noisy, just the right power for my purpose. Very happy that I'll be able to have good compost with this chopper. However, the motor simply wouldn't start after about 2 hours of total use. Try everything, reset button, open up & carefully clear all stuff out, check power, push in all connections ---etc. At the end, called the manufacturer, talked to a nice lady who said they can definitely take it back, but would be easier for me if I just return it to Walmart store since I only had it for a week. Walmart took my return (all dirty after 2 hours use) with no question asked. I'm ready to order another one, wish me luck!

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OLady2
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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