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Ryobi RSH-2455

“quiet, powerful and does the job.”

Written on: 19/02/2014 by Happychipper (1 review written)

We bought this machine online and put it together with no problems. Adjusted the screw for cutting distance as required until metal shards came off when the machine was running,which has to be done regularly when used.I have used professional chippers in the past as I am a tree surgeon,and didn't expect it to be up to much, I now work for myself doing garden maintenance and pruning and was extremely surprised with the result. Good sized chippings and able to cut up to the 40mm diameter as the… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Palm Frond Specialist”

Written on: 10/11/2013 by bevogo (1 review written)

Do you want to mulch your fallen palm fronds ? Don't look at an expensive wood chipper, get one of these. It will not chop up thick branches etc but it will mulch palm fronds, something big fast spinning chippers cannot do. No doubt if your the kind of idiot who would try to shove 40mm dia green tree branches into this device then you will of course be disappointed. If you use it for its designed purpose it is wonderful and easy to adjust. Try reading the instructions… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“poorly designed cutter housing. Too thin”

Written on: 29/08/2013 by GrahamLomax (1 review written)

My shredder cutter housing shattered to five pieces with little loading. the design of the housing which is made of thin cast aluminum is not suitable for the sort of work that the manufactures recommend. I would like a spare parts manual sent to me so that I can order a new housing or maybe look at other shredders… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Very disappointed”

Written on: 30/03/2013

Can shred small straight branches but there are large uncut chunks coming out of the shute. Cloggs easily and difficult to clear. No good for shredding small branches with leaves. Narrow input slot means you can put just one handfull in at time and then it cloggs easily. Cutting wheel is poorly located and the whole design concept is bad. Can't say there is anything I liked about it at all. AVOID… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Inherent design fault”

Written on: 28/02/2013 by adamsbd (1 review written)

At first it worked very well then it jammed often. I found that I could put my hand up the 'inner' plastic chute and insert a fingertip down between the inner and outer chutes - The cause of the jams. Later I noticed the air space between the inner and outer was filling up with debris. This air gap seemed to be for cooling the motor which eventually jammed. The store had a display model without the inner chute and so no gap to trap debris. However on arriving home I found the new one was… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“A great machine if you select your shredding”

Written on: 30/07/2012 by Slasherburner (1 review written)

Ryobi RSH-2455 I have been looking for a garden shredder for some time and had beed checking out the reviews here none of which were very complimentary but I got the chance of an almost new machine on eBay and went for it getting it fo £55 which was far less than even a basic impact shredder would have cost. Most of the sdverse comments seemed to relate to it not cutting material so this was the first thing I checked and sure enough material was coming out crushed but not cut. I adjusted the… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Avoid !”

Written on: 17/03/2012 by ryobi (1 review written)

Very disappointing performance overall. Prone to jams which are difficult to clear, and struggles with any wood thicker than around 25mm. The cast aluminium motor / blade assembly split after only a few hours use, leaving the machine unrepairable… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Rag 2455”

Written on: 29/10/2011 by D_benincasa (1 review written)

This is my second shot at the rsh 2455 ryobi shredder, anyone seriously giving this product more than one star I would ask them to disclose their conflict of interest regarding this machine. I suspect this machine was engineered under conditions in where perfectly circular straight 20mm diameter, 40cm length pegs were fed into it, anything else in real world situations I find it struggles with, anything smaller and with a few turns struggles to throw through the blade even with tensioning, it… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“I had exactly the same problem as a previous reviewer....”

Written on: 03/05/2010

I had exactly the same problem as a previous reviewer. The machine was fairly lightly used over about three years. It did a fair job of shredding branches that had been left to dry for a few months. Newly cut green wood passed through the blade pretty much unmolested. Yesterday the alloy blade housing cracked and split rendering the machine useless. A Ryobi brushcutter I bought at the same time also suffered a major mechanical failure recently. I will not buy any Ryobi branded product again… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Just bought the Ryobi RSH-2455 and tested it quite...”

Written on: 06/04/2010 by bluethumb (1 review written)

Just bought the Ryobi RSH-2455 and tested it quite heavily for a couple of hours of constant operation yesterday, so far so good! Well... almost (see below).

Even without an initial adjustment of the shaving plate the machine produce a very good result, only some types of twigs were not fully cut but it doesn't matter at all for its purpose. I expect an adjustment to improve the result even further but you have to keep in mind these types of shredders are expected to leave some type of… Read Full Review

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Bluethumb's Response to bluethumb's Review

Written on: 07/04/2010

Just wanted to comment that if this uncertain direction of movement is a common behavior on this model, it could perhaps explain some of the user experiences. In reverse mode, it is still possible to feed some branches through the machine but they will of course not be processed, only some dents from the cutting steel operating in reverse and fed through a quite big gap on the wrong side of the mill.

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“I bought this Ryobi shredder appox 2 years ago and...”

Written on: 03/03/2010

I bought this Ryobi shredder appox 2 years ago and after some initial adjustment it worked really well reducing cuttings and branches etc to small chips. However after a couple of months the alloy surrounding the blade adjuster cracked and made adjustment impossible. Being mechanically minded I modified it using 2 steel plates and a large bolt, this worked for the next few months but now the cast alloy casing containing the cutting wheel has cracked from top to bottom and cannot be fixed so… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“I bought the show model from the store. Therefore no...”

Written on: 31/01/2010

I bought the show model from the store. Therefore no manual etc. I encounter the same problem reported by others. Many branches are merely squeezed rather than cut. Does anybody knowl how to get the manual? Or, could the other reviewer explain how to "crank up the bladdes" (and open the cover that gives access to them?… Read Full Review

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Bluethumb's Comment

Written on: 06/04/2010

You adjust the shaving plate of the RSH-2455 as follows.
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<br/>1. Turn on the machine and ensure it is working in the normal forward operation (look into the hopper to make sure!)
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<br/>2. Turn the screw with an allen key very slowly in clockwise direction very slowly (while the machine is running) until you hear a slight grinding of metal against metal and get fine aluminum chips falling out from the discharge side. The adjustment screw is located on the side of the machine, just beneath one of the two plastic hangers for the collecting bag.
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<br/>The manual states you should not do this too often but many have found an initial adjustment necessary for the machine to work as intended.

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★★★★★
Ryobi RSH-2455

“I just bought one of these Ryobi shredders. The first...”

Written on: 28/05/2009 by username already exists (1 review written)

I just bought one of these Ryobi shredders. The first time I used it, it did pass a lot of material through with little more than a chip in the side every 2 cm or so. I adjusted the blade by turning the allen key slowly until I heard the blade very lightly 'skim' the plate and then tried it again. Perfect, faultless! There is so much power it just ploughs through even the heaviest branches… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“The Ryobi RSH-2455 got rid of a 40 ft tree in 2 hours!”

Written on: 11/05/2009

The Ryobi RSH-2455 got rid of a 40 ft tree in 2 hours!… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Initially after trying this Ryobi RSH-2455 shredder...”

Written on: 04/05/2009

Initially after trying this Ryobi RSH-2455 shredder for the first time I was appalled...I thought it was useless. Branches just seemed to come through it unscathed.
However the secret appears to be in adjusting the blade. After adjusting it quite a few times it worked a treat. I managed to shred 3 smallish trees in one day.

So I have gone from being really disappointed to being very impressed in the matter of an hour. I have written this review only because others appeared to have been so… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“Ryobi RSH-2455 is about as good at shredding as a...”

Written on: 04/05/2009 by greef (2 reviews written)

Ryobi RSH-2455 is about as good at shredding as a piece of cheese. It doesn't shred! Not one jot… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“With the Ryobi RSH-2455 you have to crank up the...”

Written on: 02/03/2009

With the Ryobi RSH-2455 you have to crank up the cutter plate while the machine is shredding thick branches to get the required shred. The manual does not say this but their technical dept does. Apart from initial set up problems its a good piece of kit… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“This Ryobi RSH-2455 'shredder' is beyond useless. I...”

Written on: 12/11/2008 by Peter D Stokes (3 reviews written)

This Ryobi RSH-2455 'shredder' is beyond useless. I followed the set up instructions to the letter and it point blank refuses to shred. Complete and utter waste of my money. It is now on it's way back to the company from where I purchased it. … Read Full Review

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291866_Pleasant's Response to Peter D Stokes's Review

Written on: 13/11/2008

With respect to this reviewer, one does wonder why, when they are obviously aware of this site and the previous reviews of this product relating to the the apparent problem of "creasing the branches", one still goes ahead and buys the product and then write a poor review. Strange.<br/><br/>

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Peter D Stokes's Response to Peter D Stokes's Review

Written on: 14/11/2008

Please do not automatically assume that everyone goes hunting for review sites before they purchase a product, I bought this item on the strength of Ryobi's good name, I have several of their power tools already and they have never let me down. I only found this site while I was looking to see if I could find some reviews to make sure it wasn't just me having this this problem. Had I been aware of this site before I bought the shredder then believe me I would not have gone near the thing after the previous reviews it got.

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“I agree with all the negative comments on this Ryobi...”

Written on: 13/07/2008

I agree with all the negative comments on this Ryobi RSH-2455. It just puts notches into the wood and squeezes it a bit. It just bruises the leaves.
We are SO disappointed with this machine… Read Full Review

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Ryobi RSH-2455

“The Ryobi RSH2455 garden shredder cannot chip or...”

Written on: 05/05/2008 by AJones (1 review written)

The Ryobi RSH2455 garden shredder cannot chip or shred. Totally concur with all previous comments made. End up with a sausage which has numerous notches in it. Adjusted balde as per instructions but to no avail. Should have read the comments in the review centre first ! Will now go and buy a Bosch instead, after taking this useless piece of kit back first… Read Full Review

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