Written on: 27/06/2006 by Maggie Buchanan (1 review written)
Sturdy construction, feels robust.
A dream to assemble, with all necessary tools and instructions supplied.
Next door commented how quiet it is, and I heard him, even though the motor was running.
Produces free mulch to keep weeds down.
Heavy to lift down steps.
Handle a little uncomfortable to hold when pulling it along.
Nothing to wind the lead onto when not in use, so it's liable to fall off and drag on the ground when the appliance is being moved.
I bought the Bosch AXT2000HP 200w electric garden shredder a month ago to shred branches from a fir tree, brambles, cuttings from a thorny hedge and a buddleah bush, etc. It was a mixture of dry stuff originally cut weeks earlier, and green leafy stuff. It really can take in big long branches, like the picture on the box, which is fun to watch. The width of the aperture prevents you putting in branches that are too thick.
A collecting bag is not provided (though apparently you can order one), but the bag provided by my local council is quite adequate.