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I should probably buy a garden shredder. 

We have a huge garden. It produces lots of garden waste, too much too bulky to take it to the tip as it is, or to burn without having the neighbors complaining, or to leave it to turn into compost on its own.

You have a garden shredder? Comments? I'm a bit lost, as usual price range 100-500 seem to be pretty huge...
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602
    I got mine on freecycle
    Devon.
  • AlbeAlbe Posts: 108
    Thanks for the link, very useful.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862
    Bosch quiet chippers chunk it.  Alko impact shredders chop it up finer but are noisy.   Have a look on ebay . My current Alko one looked like it had only been used once. Cost me £30.  Don't lend them to neighbours who don't know what they are doing and try to put bit of 3 x 1 through it.
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  • We have a Bosch AXT 25 TC. It seems to chomp through pretty much anything that'll fit down the hole. Not tiny shreddings, but enough to chuck it in the compost or use as a mulch. Not outrageously noisy but not exactly quiet.
  • AlbeAlbe Posts: 108
    Thanks a lot for the feedback.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,530
    We have a Bosch AXT 25 TC. It seems to chomp through pretty much anything that'll fit down the hole. Not tiny shreddings, but enough to chuck it in the compost or use as a mulch. Not outrageously noisy but not exactly quiet.
    I have the same and am very pleased with it.
    It takes branches up to 45mm.
    You can feed quite soft green stuff through too if it goes in at the same time as more woody stuff - and it self-feeds once the branch has been caught.
    The mulchings make lovely compost too.
    Compared to my old high-speed shredder this is really peaceful by comparison. It just grinds away and does a great job.
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  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 1,311
    @alberto.defanis Im taking a different approach this year. I did originally own a mountfield shredder but it was too slow I then started to hire a large petrol machine once a year, excessive some would say but it could cope with up to 3inch branches and in little over a morning turn a massive pile to chips. For last couple of years I used my mower to shred everything in the garden but this is killing the mower. I'm going back to the hired shredder £70 for a day hire and nothing slows it down. It's worth considering 
  • AlbeAlbe Posts: 108
    Wow 70 pounds a day must be a monster Schredder. Thanks for sharing, very interesting.
  • WatsoniaWatsonia Posts: 88
    We have an entry model, the Bosch Axt 2200. I love it. It’s my favourite garden gadget right now. Easy to use, quick to set up and shreds all my cuttings. It takes branch to about 4cm. It’s actually not in my garden right now as my neighbour keeps borrowing it,  but he has sharpened the blade for me. We bought it on eBay, about a year old for about 60 Pounds.
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