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Written on: 18/02/2015 by Mayvu1983 (1 review written)
Brought this shredder as it was the best electric option available at the store I visited. I can confirm that it happily chips freshly cut branches to about 35mm diameter. It's just digested the entire foliage of an unwanted, 8m tall privet. Making sure you've broken the the branches into fairly straight sections is key to getting a good shred. The pokery thingamabob does a brilliant job of feeding stuff in without getting your paws near the whirly bits... The only clogs I had were when I… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/09/2014 by Capucine8 (1 review written)
Very disappointed. This was my first purchase of a shredder and not what I expected based on seeing the neighbours. This was the only product in B&Q and as I already have several Bosch garden products I was happy to buy this without researching first. That was a mistake. Having now read reviews I can echo those that tell of frequent jams with fresh green leaves and twigs, and of strings rather than finely chopped material. I too do not believe it could handle 40mm! It would kill it! I think the… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2014 by Luisq407 (1 review written)
Strips wood rather than cutting it - wood comes out in long strips. Constantly jams and requires unblocking. Very disappointed with this shredder. Returned it to B&Q for refund. Thank you B&Q, Newport Isle of Wight… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2014 by WannesRaps (1 review written)
This machine is poorly designed and constructed, and a constant source of irritation and frustration. It worked only more or less properly for 1 season (before, I had a very basic Black & Decker shredder which lasted 33 yr but this model alas is not available anymore). The blades become blunt very rapidly. It doesn't shred properly but spews out long strips of bark. It is constantly jamming, so you have to constantly open the machine, which is a tiresome procedure, and moreover it is… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2011 by Bervieboy (1 review written)
This shredder is utter rubbsih. I agree with the previous reviewer, it is almost unusable. I bought mine at Argos on the strength of previous very good reviews of it. I paid £129 for it but having used it would not pay more than £5 for it. The problem is the tiny cutting head which appears to deflect twigs and immediately jam it up. I tried a variety of garden waste but it struggled with twigs of more than 2mm diameter (I am amazed that some folks seem to have had it cutting branches of… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/09/2010
I am so disappointed with this shredder - it works perfectly, but has a pathetically small feed and when putting soft leafy stuff through constantly blocks you then have to unskrew a knob to get it all back out again. Time consuming to the point of unusable. The worrying thing is this seems to have good reviews, so what am I going to replace it with?!… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2010
Bought this after reading the above reviews, and they are all true this is a great bit of kit! It made light work of all my sticks twigs and the brambles, I just put an ordinary plastic rubble sack underneath and it left virtually no mess where I was working! It is not too loud and the pulp that comes out went straight on the garden . very happy. And to make things even better its now £109 at Lawsons !!
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Written on: 11/02/2010 by classic0904 (4 reviews written)
The main reason I decided to purchase this shredder was that it was a Which? Best Buy. I am very pleased with my purchase - the product is well made with the usual Bosch quality and works very well. The unique 'prodder' makes short work of weedy and softer garden rubbish. The machine is no more noisy that a typical motor mower, but it is a good idea to wear some basic ear protection due to the its proximity to the user, also eye protection is wise. I paid £160 at Argos, but could have got it… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/11/2009 by Magnetic (33 reviews written)
This year I have been kept busy in the garden, cutting and pruning some of the many bushes and shrubs I seem to have collected over the years! This has, unfortunately, left me with an ever increasing pile of twigs and branches which the local council don't want to know about unless I cut them to small pieces first!
We DID have a garden shredder however this gave up the ghost in a puff of black smoke some years ago and, apparently, would cost us more to repair than to replace so has… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/06/2009
The Bosch AXT Rapid 2200w Shredder is better than i hoped. extremely fast shredding… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/05/2009 by greef (2 reviews written)
Bosch AXT Rapid 2200w Shredder is a really good machine, does what it says on the tin. Ligtweight, simple to assemble and use, copes with branches up to 40mm. It doesn't come with a collection bag but this is not a problem. It's a tad noisy but no worse than a petrol lawnmower or similar… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/01/2009 by Noodleopolis (1 review written)
I bought this Bosch AXT Rapid 2200w Shredder after reading the reviews on this, and other websites I was very impressed at how well it copes with a wide variety of garden material. It can really handle 40mm branches with no problems. Just be careful with any non organic material in the feeder. Stones and wire will blunt the blade instantly.
If you are only going to shred large branches, then the ATX 2200 Quiet Shredder may be more suitable than the Rapid Shredder… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/11/2008
Got this Bosch AXT Rapid 2200w Shredder a while back. It is a good looking and performing machine for the ecologically sound garden.
Reversible blade for when one side is blunt, Not too noisy, Self feeding on branches, Handles green leaves well, Easy and quick to clear if stops feeding properly, Fairly lightweight to move araound… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/11/2008
I have owned this machine for a couple of years. While it worked it was brilliant. Then came the day when for no reason it started to make funny noises! I took it to my local power tool & equipment repairer who told me something small had broken inside but Bosch small parts were unavailable & I would have to buy a whole new motor..almost the cost of buying new machine. What a shame. I will be lost without it. Think I will invest in something a bit bigger next time… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2008 by firebobby (1 review written)
I was going to buy the ryobi 2400 instead of the Bosch AXT but after reading web site like this and others, i'm glad i didn't. I also thought i had made a mistake buying the Bosch AXT 2200 after watching Freds shed on You tube, it seemed very noisy. I started the machine up at 8am in my back garden,what a surprise: very quiet.
It was a joy to use,my 13 year old son was soon out and watching, after few safety tips he was using it. I had cut the hedge and some branches from trees in the… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/06/2008
We bought this Bosch AXT Rapid 2200 shredder as it was on sale for around £100 and has received good reviews, including from this site. Our garden doesn't produce huge amounts to shred, so we didn't want to spend hundreds on a shredder. However after a recent clean up we had quite a bit to get rid off, and at this price for such a highly recommended brand, we felt it was a bargain worth buying.
The box wasn't the easiest to open - in the end I opened up the top. Once inside the instructions… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/04/2008 by ajdavidge (2 reviews written)
I bought this after reading several review of both this Rapid AX2200 HP and the Quier AX2200 HP shredders that Bosch make. Initially I was going to go for the Quiet model but was not able to find an outlet that had it in stock. I was a little wary of going for the Rapid version due to the possible noise, but I really wanted the 2200W of power - not just the 2000W.
The noise is not that noisy. My neighbours have petrol-fired rotary lawn mowers that are louder!! Yes - I have invested in some ear… Read Full Review
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