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The 6 Best Shredders – Guide

A shredder is suitable for shredding garden waste such as branches and twigs. This not only saves space in your organic waste garbage can but also makes gardening easier. Shredders are available as roller, knife, and turbine shredders.

Find out which shredder is suitable for your purposes in our checklist. A selection of practical shredders can be found in our product recommendations.

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The Different Types Of Shredders
  • There are so-called roller shredders, knife shredders, and turbine shredders.
  • Roller shredders crush branches and twigs with the help of rollers that are pressed against an individually adjustable metal plate. With a roller shredder, you can shred even bulky garden waste quite well. Roller shredders are relatively quiet and usually have an automatic intake. They are less suitable for wet material.
  • Knife shredders are suitable for finer cuts so that you can use the cut material very well for mulching afterward. To ensure that you always achieve a good cutting result, the blades should be resharpened regularly.
  • Turbine shredders work with a roller-like turbine equipped with blades. They combine the advantages of a knife shredder and a roller shredder in one device but are also correspondingly more expensive.
The Performance
  • You have the choice between a shredder with electric drive or a gasoline shredder.
  • Gasoline shredders have significantly more power, which is measured here in horsepower. The higher the horsepower number, the more powerful the shredder. Particularly good shredders score with up to 15 hp.
  • With an electric shredder, you can tell the power by the wattage. Common models have about 2,500 to 3,000 watts. This is quite sufficient for normal garden waste.
The Volume
  • Shredders can be quite loud, so that the work is not very pleasant. Roller shredders are much quieter than other models and are therefore often referred to as “quiet shredders”. The noise level of electric shredders, for example, is around 70 dB to 90 dB.
  • A shredder should have good stability. A restart safety device is also very important. It prevents the machine from continuing to run immediately after you have removed any jammed chippings.
  • A tamping wedge not only makes your work easier, it also prevents you from reaching too deeply into the filling chute.
The Equipment
  • A cover that can protect the shredder from sudden rain and much more is extremely practical. A comfortable handle is also very useful for moving the shredder on any terrain.

We have compiled the best and most interesting shredders. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

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FAQ About Shredders

What is a shredder?

A shredder is a machine often used in the garden. It shreds garden waste to make it easier to dispose of.

How does a shredder work?

A roller shredder crushes garden waste between its rollers, while a blade shredder cuts garden waste into small pieces. A turbine shredder combines the advantages of the roller and knife shredder.

Which shredders are good?

Which shredders are good is a matter of taste and depends on the intended use. You can find a wide selection of good shredders in our product recommendations.

Why does my knife shredder run backwards at times?

A knife shredder runs backwards as soon as something gets caught in the knives, clogging the cutting mechanism. This is to clear the blockage in the chipper.

How much does a shredder cost?

Depending on the size and type, shredders cost between 200 and 1000 euros. Professional versions for large areas cost significantly more.

What kind of shredders are available?

Shredders are divided into roller, knife and turbine shredders.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.