5 Best Chipper Shredders You Need to Check Out

Finding the right chipper shredder that will fit all your needs is a difficult task indeed.

The choices get even harder when there are so many varieties to pick from, where each chipper looks and feels as attractive as the next.

But let us help you out with your shredder choices today with reviews of some of the best chipper shredders money can buy.

From a fantastic cutting ability to incredibly versatile features, the chippers we list today have them all.

And we are confident that at least one of these products will be able to handle all your backyard needs.

Best Chipper Shredders 2018

  1. Patriot Products CSV-3065B 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder – Best for Heavy Usage

What did we like?

Patriot Products CSV-3065B has all its competition beat when it comes to generating raw chipping power. With a Briggs and Stratton engine and 6 y-hammers, it indeed is a shredding monster.

How is the Performance?

The Briggs and Stratton 6.5 hp engine and Y-hammers allow the shredder to make quick work of the thickest branches and twigs. When we fed the CSV-3065B 3-inch diameter branches, it went through them like a breeze. But this amazing power comes at the cost of energy efficiency.

Our Thoughts

The CSV-3065B is by virtue of its shredding capabilities quite suited for the larger yards that have thicker tree branches as garden wastes.

Pros:

  • Briggs and Stratton powerful engine.
  • 6 Y-hammers give it a large cutting surface.
  • Dual knives grant it fantastic leaf shredding capabilities.

Cons:

  • Not as fuel efficient as we would have liked.
  1. YARDMAX YW7565 Chipper Shredder – Best Ease-of-Use

What did we like?

What really impressed us about the YARDMAX YW7565 Chipper Shredder was its fantastic durability and ease of use.

With a spacious self-feeding chute and solid steel castings, the YW7565 is perhaps the most popular chipper shredders in today’s list.

How is the performance?

The YW7565 is a decent chipper shredder for the buck. It has a powerful Briggs engine that makes it reliable for larger yards with thick branch waste. But its wheels are quite small and lack traction; hence, it was quite problematic for us to move it around the yard.

Our Thoughts

The YW7565 is suitable for both small and large backyards. If looked past its issues with mobility, it can be your pick for the day if you are looking for a durable and easy to use gardening tool.

Pros:

  • Solid steel casting durable build.
  • Powerful Briggs engine.
  • Wide self-feeding chute.

Cons:

  • Below average mobility.
  1. Powerhorse Chipper/Shredder – Best Portability

What did we like?

The Powerhorse is all about providing its customers the best in functionality and user convenience.

As it comes with a ‘drop-in shredding hopper plus’ attached to its chipper chute. It is capable of dual feeding that significantly speeds up the waste reduction process.

How is the performance?

When we put the Powerhorse to the test, we were delighted to find how portable it was. Its well balanced low center of gravity build, when coupled with the reliable built-in handle, made it an extremely mobile chipper shredder.

Not only were we able to roll it to the work area but its heavyweight flywheel made the wood chipping process seem effortless. But its small compact build is quite hard to clean.

Our thoughts

If you’re new to the garden treatment scene, then the Powerhorse is sure to fit your needs like a glove.

Pros:

  • Fantastic mobile build.
  • Dual feed capable drop-in shredding hopper plus.
  • Powerful heavyweight flywheel

Cons:

  • Hard to clean the body.
  1. Tazz 22752 K33 Chipper Shredder – Best Value for Money

What did we like?

If you’re looking to create usable mulch out of your backyard branch wastes and leaf debris, then you can’t possibly go wrong with the Tazz 22752 K33 Chipper Shredder.

Coupled with a vacuum kit, the shredder has one of the most seamless mulching processes out of all its competitors.

How is the performance?

When it comes to mulching, the Tazz is as efficient as it gets. The shredder’s 301cc 4-cycle viper engine allows it to turn 20 bags of garden waste into one usable bag of mulch.

But the shredder’s chute is not optimally built, and there were moments when chipped wood particles flew out of it.

Our thoughts

The Tazz is the best all-round product on our list. But its chute issues can be a problem as it may cause harm to the user. Though the vacuum kit solves the problem, but that is more of an optional buy and does not come with the shredder set.

Pros:

  • Fantastic mulching prowess.
  • Reliable 301cc 4-cycle viper engine.
  • One of the best all-round product.

Cons:

  • Bad chute design.
  1. XtremepowerUS 212cc Chipper Shredders – Best for Trellis Farms

What did we like?

The XtremepowerUS boasts a highly attractive body design that is sure to become the centerpiece to your garden’s aesthetic appeal.

And this chipper ideally caters to those homesteaders who harvest a trellis farm in their own backyard.

How is the performance?

What we realized when using the XtremepowerUs, is that even though powerful, the shredder is not as durable as we had hoped.

It comes equipped with a set of heavy duty chipping knives and hammers, but the knives tend to jam when facing the thicker branches.

 Our Thoughts

The XtremepowerUS is more suited for trellis farms that have small minimal waste, and where it can effortlessly complement the garden decor.

Pros:

  • Cool, sleek and vibrant design.
  • Heavy duty chipping knives and hammers.
  • Good, mobile 12” wheels.

Cons:

  • Not very durable, making it unfit for bigger gardens.
  1. Sun Joe CJ602E-RED 15 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder – Best for Environment Conscious People

What did we like?

The Sun Joe can be your pick for the day if you are looking for a much more environment-friendly option to all your garden waste management needs.

And along with being a greener solution to keep your garden clean, the Sun Joe even goes a step further in turning backyard waste into nutritional mulch.

How is the performance?

The most amazing aspect of the Sun Joe is how it absolutely creates no harmful emissions when in use.

Unlike its gas-powered competitors, the Sun Joe can be used indoors or even in an enclosed garage without having any fear of emission poisoning.

Our Thoughts

The Sun Joe is ideal or smaller gardens, as its electric based engine is efficient but not as powerful as the gas powered ones.

Pros:

  • Green electric based engine.
  • No harmful emissions.
  • Turns garden waste to usable mulch.

Cons:

  • Not as powerful as gas based chippers.

Verdict

Today’s market of gardening tools has a lot to offer their customers, when it comes to the genre of chipper shredders. But with this guide, we hope that we were able to help you choose the right one.

Got any questions or thoughts? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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