Written on: 05/03/2013 by rogeredwards
Borrowed this shredder from my mother-in-law who could not get it working properly on her small bits of greenery. I tried it first on some reasonable branches about 1/2 inch diameter, lots of noise but little shredding. Next I tried it on smaller twigs and leaves. Very little shredding and I had expected the machine to draw the vegetation down through the shredder once it had taken hold but the twigs just stuck there with the blade whizzing around. Perhaps the blade needs sharpening but I... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2011
i bought the esr 2240 garden shredder/mulcher second hand. A couple of months ago it broke and i bought new blades and centre bolt for it but now i need a wiring diagram or manual can any one help. I have concacted Ryobi on numerous occasions but as yet nothing.I would be very gratefull if any one could send me the wiring diagram via attachment.Up to a couple of months ago it worked brilliantly. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2011
Will accept any size item which will go through the opening, and it draws the pieces in. Copes well with dry or green material. It will jam occasionally but normally when the user is over feeding it. Mine is now 2 years old and the blades have been reversed and sharpened once (not difficult) Great value. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009 by rebbel1 (2 reviews written)
I bought this product from Garden 4 Less but it was damaged in transit. As this was not discovered within 7 days, I was unable to get a refund or replacement, and so contacted Ryobi. Their customer service team were extremely helpful and arranged to pick up the faulty shredder and replace it with a new one which is working fine. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009
The Ryobi ESR-2240 Electric Garden Shredder/Mulcher worked brilliantly to spec that is 40mm branches right up to the moment it stopped working after about 3 hours!
Screwfix refunded (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2008
This Ryobi ESR-2240 Electric Garden Shredder turned out to be unreliable, only cuts twigs. Branches and bark is too hard. Electrics seize up. Returned it to Bunnings and got a new one only to use it for 3 hours after which it stopped working. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008 by Bluefoxy
I read the other reviews of this Ryobi ESR-2240 after I had purchased the machine from Screwfix! (£99.99 inc. delivery) so it was with some misgivings that I started work with it. I have just spent the morning shredding a good deal of prunings from various shrubs which has condensed down to 2 rubbish sacks instead of the 10 I would normally finish up with!The thickest branch I has was about 25mm and it dealt with this comfortably. I suspect all manufacturers are at times guilty in... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2007 by laroc (1 review written)
The Ryobi ESR-2240 Electric Garden Shredder/Mulcher is not a good buy! I personally think the blade is spinning at such a high speed it cannot grab the wood to draw it in.
Very disappointed, packed it up and sent it back to dealer.
I think a shredder with a "worm drive" mechanism may be more efficient.
This draws in the wood like a mincing machine, which is cut by another spinning blade underneath. (read more)
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