Garden Shredder Buying Guide | Gardening On

Garden shredder buying guide

Caring for the environment is everyone’s business. And when you have a garden that you must take care of, it is important to buy a compost that nourishes the plants. But, why instead of buying it don’t you? The only thing you will need is a wood chipper.

If you were considering it, or have just done it, here we are going to show you a selection of machines and we will give you the keys that you will have to look at when getting one. Shall we get on with it?

Top 1. The best garden shredders


  • Composed by two reversible blades made of special steel.
  • Safety seal on the hopper.
  • Easy to transport in the garden thanks to its wheels.


  • Make a lot of noise.
  • With thick branches it is very difficult, or they make the machine stop.

Selection of wood chippers

If that first selection doesn’t work for you, take a look at these others that may be a better fit by giving you more options.

SuperHandy Garden Shredder

With a power of 2400W this garden shredder is one of the easiest to use. It has a ergonomic design and a push paddle to prevent accidents. Also, it has an overload switch.

IKRA electric knife shredder

It has a motor 2500W of power and is capable of breaking branches up to 45mm. It has wheels to be able to move it wherever we want and a 45 liter collection bag to be able to throw the waste that it crushes there.

Bosch AXT Rapid 2000 – Shredder, in cardboard box

With a 2000W power this shredder is capable of shredding fairly quickly and accurately thanks to the blades.

It has a light and manageable weight.

BLACK+DECKER BEGAS5800 Electric Wood Shredder

It is a powerful bio-shredder capable of shredding branches up to 45mm. It has a 45 liter tank to store waste.

It has a power of 2800W and is quite quiet. It also avoids jams when inserting the branches.

Forest Master Petrol Wood Chipper

In this case we are talking about a gasoline garden shredder capable of cutting branches up to 50mm. Have a 4-stroke LCT engine and double blades. His weight is 38 kilos.

How to choose a garden shredder?

Buying a wood chipper seems easy. But in reality it is not so much. Especially since you can buy one and in the end leave it in a corner of the house because it doesn’t work for you.

Since we don’t want that to happen to you,How about you take a look at some of the key features to consider? We present them below.

Electric or gasoline?

The first decision you will have to make has to do with buying an electric machine or a gasoline one. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and what we recommend to choose one or the other is the use you are going to give it. If you are going to use it a lot, it is possible that the of gasoline you get something cheaper. But if you are only going to give it sporadic use, and you have a place to plug it in, then opt for electric ones.

power and weight

Another important factor is the power and weight of the machine. In this case, the diesel ones are the heaviest but, also, the ones that will offer you more power compared to the electric ones, which will be easier to handle, but will take longer to do what a gasoline one does.


What about the noise? If it is a machine that is too noisy, it will be difficult for you to start it so as not to hear it. And if you have to work a lot with it you can end up with a headache. So it is an important factor to use it properly (and above all that it does not bother you).

Of course, keep in mind that practically all of them will make noise. It only remains to know which one does more and which one less.


The vast majority of garden shredders that you will find on the market have a price over 100 euros. Only in offers or with a medium or low quality machine could you find cheaper ones, but normally they exceed that price.

Where to buy?

buy wood chipper

You already have clearer what are the points to take into account to buy a garden shredder. But now it’s time to know where you’re going to buy it.

We have analyzed some of the stores that are most sought after to acquire this item and this is what we find:


As always, Amazon is our first option because it is one of the pages where you will find more models and a price variation between them. It is true that they do not have as many in the catalog as other products, but the ones they do have allow them to satisfy a large number of customers.

Of course, we recommend you check the price well (in case there are cheaper ones elsewhere) and the guarantee they offer you.


The next store you could shop at is Bauhaus, where you have a special category with garden shredders of multiple shapes and both electric and gasoline. Of course, in terms of prices you will not find below 100 euros.


In this store we have been unable to find a wood chipper and we don’t know if they can be found physically in stores, so you should check if they have it or not.

Leroy Merlin

At Leroy Merlin you will find a specific category for garden shredders, where you will have both gasoline and electric. In fact, you can choose to be taught just one of them.

Now, they don’t have as many items as you might like (gasoline have 7 while electric only 5). The prices are not bad considering that it is a product that is well over 100 euros.


Lidl’s garden shredder is very economical and easy to use, like almost all of them. But it is true that here the low price prevails more. However, you will only find one model, it has no more, and that makes it possible or not to adjust to what you are looking for.

thousand ads

Another option that you can consider to buy garden shredders is Thousand ads. In this page Both new and second hand are for sale. It is important that you know how to choose well which would be the best option and get in touch with that seller to agree on the price and when the delivery would be. Of course, check that it is fine on all sides if you see it in person, since in the photos it could be “retouched” or hide the problems it has.

Do you already know which garden shredder you are going to buy?

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