Written on: 11/10/2012
I bought SQS 2501 a year ago and I was pleased with it but now it has completely died and when stripped down, was found that it had rusted and seized up completely. Save your money! (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2012 by 4gerryp (1 review written)
the shredder is not one i would recommend as the casting that houses the adjuster is of poor quality material i found that it would not shred just crush, it was stripped down to see why the adjuster was not working and it was found that the casting had fractured.i have seen other reports and this seems to be a common problem not what you would expect from a machine that costs over £150 (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2011 by brinda123 (1 review written)
Bought my first soverign quiet 2500W and was very happy second time of using the adjuster broke and fell into the collection box. I returned it to homebase who were very good and exhanged it for me I took it home unpacked it follwed all the instructions to put together went to use it and the yess you guesed it the adjuster broke off Itook this back to homebase who gave me yet another went home not sure what was going to happen. It worked without a problem used it all summer next spring came... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2011 by AverageGuy (1 review written)
Bought this shredder at the start of the summer for clearing a large overgrown garden. It hasn't missed a beat, shredding leaves, twigs and branches up to 40mm all summer. The tool is robust, well engineered and the large motor never seems to be under any strain, running all day shredding branches etc without any problem. The design is well thought out with a solid chassis and hard capture bucket and better than other light weight shredders I've seen. It is better suited to shredding... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2011
Read through some of the reviews, we bought this shredder today.
We have used it for a couple of hours and its been fantastic and makes light work of anything sensible ie 40mm max . Foliage can be a problem as it can be with any domestic shredder if there's no twigs or branches going through with the leaves the leaves clog up above the cutter but usually can be cleared feeding a branch through .
The wheel trims will go on properly if your patient, and will make a "click" , otherwise will... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
Very easy to assemble and looks to be a heavy duty machine. However, that's as far as it goes.
Had to return and exchange the first machine as it would not start despite following all instructions and making sure the collection bin securing handle was in locked position.
Had to return the second machine that started but cut out after about 10 seconds having "chopped" a 2cm x 31cm twig.
Not impressed (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010 by lovemygarden (1 review written)
This weekend I bought the Sovereign 2500w Quiet Shredder after discussing my needs with the Homebase assistant who was very helpful although had never used it himself. After setting it up (very easy although quite heavy to lift) and reading the instructions I started shredding. When I checked the box I found NOTHING had shredded, it was just crushed with a few notches in. So I adjusted the plate (with knob on side, very easy to do) but with the same result. I tried adjusting it a bit at a... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2010
I have used a SQS 2500 for about 3 years and found it to be excellent in performance cutting 42mm without to much bother. Other reviewers should have read the instruction manual as you need to adjust the pressure plate to cut the larger diameters. Also the pressure plate needs to be released to 'backup' a jamb.One crib is the plate adjustment bolt is fiddly to get to, I extended mine so that you can adjust it easily. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2010
Second time I used it, it jammed on a 30mm branch (spec says it will take 40mm). Reversing direction did nothing beyond getting a stuck hum from the motor. I had to literally strip it down to component parts to get the branch out, and when I put it back together, it was dead.
Not fit for purpose - AVOID! (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2009
I have just finished my first job with this Sovereign Quiet Garden Shredder. After making the neccessary adjustments to the blade I found that it made an excellent job of everything I fed into it. As in a previous review the wheel covers are a poor fit and are a waste of money. They have fallen off so many times that they will now stay off. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009 by paulastevens (1 review written)
Assembly was easy of the Sovereign Quiet Garden Shredder 2500W, but the press-on wheel covers fell off the minute the shredder was moved, so they will stay off. Complete rubbish.
I found myself rather disappointed initially with this shredder, and wished I had gone for an equivalent Bosch model, as reviews seemed favourable and enthusiastic. When first used, the Sovereign 2500, £159 from Homebase seemed to be more of a crusher than a shredder, with green twigs passing through untouched in... (read more)
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