Written on: 29/05/2012 by Sido
I had to deal with a severely overgrown Leylandi and Laurel hedge. I soon discovered that disposal of that waste, which I could not burn on my stove, was my biggest problem. I bought the Bosch from B&Q after seeing a similar machine gobble up half an ornamental tree on You Tube - the video seemed quite genuine, home made and convincing. The box it came in implied it could handle wood of a diameter of up to 35mm. I assembled the machine according to the instructions and plugged it in to... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2012 by paultyl
Very slow to shred a load of cuttings, keeps getting bunged up, will not cut the thickness it says and after doing not a lot of work has now packed up. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2011 by lynntilling (1 review written)
we used it twice did not cut the thickness specified and kept jamming up B&Q would not refund our money or give us an upgrade even though it was still under two year warranty we will not be buying another Bosch product (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2010 by atkinson19 (2 reviews written)
I've used various shredders over the years and have come to the conclusion that to have a shredder that will "do all" is impossible unless you pay thousands. My solution is to have both the AXT 2000 with the spiral cutter and the AXT 2000 rapid. Hard material in the first and soft in the second. I never let anyone else feed the machines except me and so all is fine. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009 by northernscot (1 review written)
I have had this shredder for two years now, and I think it is one of the best on the market.
The two previous models were disc shredders which are cheaper but useless.
This machine uses a spiral cutting machanism which deals with most shredding with ease and aplomb.
I was surprised to read reports of dismantling the machine, and it makes me wonder if the reviewer was talking about the same machine, as dismantling is an almost houly occurrence on disc shredders.
To sum up, if you need a... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009 by famdean
This Bosch AXT 2000 HP 200w Electric is a very clever machine. If it detects you have more than five leaves per pruning then the automatic clogging mechanism operates within minutes! in the hope it will clear itself you might try putting put a couple of larger leaf-free pieces in. Unfortunately at this stage these usually go in the top but with nothing coming out the bottom! Then you're really in trouble! The only way to clear it is to dismantle the whole darn thing (3 times so far this... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009 by bomberone (1 review written)
The adverts for the Bosch AXT quite clearly state the waste will be 'ready for composting' and 'material is ideal for rapid composting'. This could barely be less accurate. The waste comes out in approx 25mm long pieces which, with anything over 5mm will take AGES to compost... Doesn't perform at all well with leaves either so its just a method of compacting small branches- This product is not fit for purpose so am returning mine (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by nuay
If you have a mixture of dry and green material that you can alternate then the Bosch AXT 2000 may be satisfactory but for green material on its own it's hopeless! (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008 by davetownbob
DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE - Bosch AXT 2000 - looking at the other comments I seem to not be the only one! I have tried to contact Bosh, still waiting for reply.
Up until now I have always recommended buying a good make, sorry to say that Bosh no longer makes the grade for me. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008
The actual machine would be great if the spiral held up. I would suggest only shredding cuttings of half the quoted size. Now left with the decision to scrap the machine or take a chance on a replacement spiral. Bought from new 6 months ago, so considering the short usage, cost and effort involved, a skip for the cuttings would have worked out cheaper for me. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008 by gilj (1 review written)
I have loved being able to shred my waste instantly. Very frustrated now it is not working. The screw blade looks chipped to me (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by number one
I had to replace two spirals on my Bosch AXT 2000 HP in two years @ £100 each.
Both damaged by joints on 10mm twigs! (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008 by Tim2525 (1 review written)
I would recommend this mulcher to anyone, even with palm fronds, as 99% of palm fronds only cause us annoyance by falling on the ground, when they are reasonably dry and hard.
My 2 units went under water up over the motors during recent floods and I am in contact with BOSCH Aust. and I am waiting on a reply to find a Supplier of this unit so that I can purchase another 2. (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2007 by Mike Shearer (1 review written)
General design is dubious - relies on a screw thread with sharpened edges to chop material, then has a rotating cutter supposedly to clear any material that hasn't chopped. Screw thread works fine on dry brittle material, just mashes soft and fibrous stuff, which the rotating cutter fails to clear. I've disassembled my machine three times to clear it, and have tried to fix the rotating cutter to do the job it appears to have been intended for, and failed each time. The fibrous material... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2007 by michaelatballonvillagecom (1 review written)
Up to now I've been a bonfire man, but with the need to preserve the atmosphere I decided to start shredding. After a lot of heavy pruning in the garden this year, I have shredded about ten wheelbarrows full of good quality garden mulch. My Bosch AXT 2000HP 200w Electric garden shredder has jammed a couple of times, but this was my fault. I'm very pleased with it, but the slugs are not, as it's difficult to slide over the mulch. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2007 by geoffk (12 reviews written)
The Bosch AXT2000HP 200w Electric garden shredder is a good performer. It does jam up on soft stems, mixing these with fir cones helps, although I usually leave soft items for a few weeks to dry out then no problem. I did buy mine after trying a friends and was impressed, a real boy's toy. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2007 by chrissie gardener (2 reviews written)
Overall I think this is one of the best garden tools I've bought. Having read reviews on shredders before I purchased this about 8 years ago, I found most gardening programmes complained about shredders jamming, not big enough etc. I trusted the Bosch reputation and went for the most expensive one I could afford at the time plus it guaranteed to be the quietest.
I haven't been disappointed, it does what it says it does, it's not as noisy as some electric lawnmowers and it's very... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2007 by chrissie gardener (2 reviews written)
John, I have owned an AXT 2000HP for about 8 years and yes it does clog up but it specifically says for hardwood cuttings. The secret is to mix n match ie use roses or ivy with conifer branches (hardwood) and don't shove it all in at once. Mixture of branches fed into the shredder and it will shred without any problems. It doesn't like roots and it certainly doesn't like lots of soft leafy branches which is why it will clog. Follow the above and you'll find you'll get through piles of... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2007 by JohnDW (2 reviews written)
I hired this from a local shop and was disappointed.
It constantly clogged on softer material such as ivy and creepers, which I had in abundence. The only plus point was that it was quiet. On the flip side I only managed to shred a fraction of what I hoped to achieve. Next time I will opt for a more noisy (but more efficient) model. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2007 by Grahammon (1 review written)
I read all of the reviews, and I would have gone for the AXT 2200, but our local B&Q didn't have it in, but I was impressed by the scores given here, so I went for the Quiet AXT2000. I purchased it to do my mums garden, which has gone past mature and needs thinning out. It has Pyracantha Conteneaster Holly bushes, roses that are past their best etc around 6ft in size, so are reasonably substantial, but the branches were varied, from very small to 30mm. I had to reject and cut anything above... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2007 by JOHNWASIAK (2 reviews written)
The Bosch AXT2000HP 200w Electric garden shredder replaced a Ryobi, which I purchased and returned to the shop because it was useless.
The Bosch is well worth the extra money! (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2006 by Mr G Course (1 review written)
I bought the Bosch AXT 2000 HP 2000W shredder to cut down some of my seriously overgrown bushes so that we can replace the fence. Up till now I thought the electric hedge cutter was pretty good if not old and heavy. You could cut the bits up fairly small on the ground. Wrong! This shredder is awesome! I chose it from the reviews on this site, and bought it from Tooled-up.com. I have filled 7 garden waste sacks already. I had a garden waste sheet with handles; a few bricks hold it in place... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2006 by Maggie Buchanan (1 review written)
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... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2006 by cptman (38 reviews written)
The Bosch AXT2000HO is a solid businesslike machine which is easy to use and very efficient.
Having read other reviews I decided this was the one to go for and have not been disappointed (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2005 by johnhacon
I bought the Bosch AXT2000HP 220w electric garden shredder after reading other people's reviews, and I wasn't disappointed, in fact I was pretty impressed. It took me 2 hours to do what would normally be a 3 day job, and I had problems stopping! Beware! You may well find yourself with nothing left in your garden! I found that you could put soft green stuff in as long as you do it with some twiggy/branch stuff, but anyway even if it jams up it's really easy to unblock, and it's easy to wheel... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2005 by StuartHarold (1 review written)
Bosch AXT2000HP 200w Electric - I have previously used a Power Devil impact shredder but was extremely unimpressed. It was hard work feeding it, it constantly jammed and in the end blew up. I was going to give up on DIY shredders until I saw the good reviews for this one. I bit the bullet, splashed out £175 and never looked back. It handles branches up to 3.5cm thick effortlessly, pulling them in quickly and spitting out 1.5cm chunks the other end. If you alternate between woody material and... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2005 by dvdtknsn (1 review written)
I checked this website before buying a shredder and was impressed with the good reviews for other Bosch shredders so instead of goint for a cheaper option I forked out for this model and I have to say that I have been very pleased with the decision. Nearly everything shreds very effectively. If the wood is too dry it has to be coaxed in. If there are too many leaves, or if the stem/branch is too flimsy, it can fail to feed through, but this is easily solved by following up with a thicker... (read more)
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