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Written on: 13/09/2016 by Disappointed79 (1 review written)
3 years old and only just out of guarantee. Motor has burned out and Bosch want £90 to repair it - i.e. over 50% of the cost of a new one!! Would have to be mad to pay that - belief in a good brand is gone for good. Do not buy one of these!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2015 by 475McDaniel (1 review written)
Principally used for taming a large garden and dealing with tree branches up to 40mm in diameter. (Would suggest you are wasting your time if you are hoping to chop up wet leaves or soft foliage. Otherwise I can honestly say the equipment has been severely abused and I have frequently thought it has to break soon. Well it finally has, after about 4 years and I think it has offered good value and far out performed my expectation. The reviews that state "must have a sharp blade" are correct… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2014 by Steves_review (1 review written)
I have had the shredder for 2 years but have only used it on 3 occasions, always making sure that I did not try to shred anything too large. I am still using the original blade although the blade has been turned over which shows how little I have used it. When in use it worked very well and I would put the shredded material straight onto to the flower bed as a mulch. While using it on the 3rd occasion, the motor started slowing down and then started smoking. Now it won't start up. A new motor… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2011 by geoffk (12 reviews written)
I bought this machine to complement my AXT 2000HP as it kept jamming with thin and soft materials. The Bosch AXT 2000 RAPID was OK to start with but kept jamming. I carried out the following modification and it hasn't jammed since and now shreads without effort.YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND PROBABLY INVALIDATE YOUR GUARANTEE, now that's out of the way here goes. Remove the blade as per the instructions, place a washer over the motor shaft about 1-1.5mm thick now replace the blade. Ensure… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/11/2010
What a heap of junk used it 5 times and motor burnt out, kept jamming wrapping material up in blades rather than cutting it. spent more time clearing blockages than using it. P W… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/11/2010
I bought theis machine in 2009 and used it about half a dozen times before it finaly gave up and broke. It was constantly jamming and struggled even on quite small branches and the shreding function was poor at best stripping the wood rather than chipping it.
I would recommend anyone considering a serious garden shreder to look elsewhere as the Bosch AXT2000-RAPID Electric Shredder is not adequate for anything bigger than small twigs… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2010
this is a fantastic machine for the money, i dont know what the other reviews are on about it tells you you have to replace the blade and i have had one of these for 4 years now yer its loud but it cutts well and the blades are only 12.50 each which i change once a year and resharpen on a stone myself in minits cuts well and is a great little shredder for light work it has a push board for manual feed because its a maual feed shreeder auto feeds are a lot more expencive, i have just borght a… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/09/2010
Purchased 19th August 2010. Taken back to B&Q for refund 31st August 2010.
Worked perfectly for about an hour. Even towards end of first session of use was struggling to deal with stuff, even though I was being very careful not to overload it.
It simply isn't up to the task, it strips branches rather than shredding them, leading to constant jamming. Can't deal with branches of 15mm, let alone the 35mm it's quoted as handling.
This machine is a waste of time and money… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2010
Granted, this was not built for major jobs but I have a small garden and this shredder works like a charm; the amount of time it's saved me is huge.
It takes fresh & dry branches and leaves and turns them into nice confetti. In one bag I can fit what would take 4 or 5 (bags AND hours) if I were to do it by hand.
One word of advice, keep the blade sharp and you won't have problems with it jamming.
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Written on: 23/02/2009
The Bosch AXT 200 Rapid Shredder works great for a while but mine frequently jams with the "greener" twigs. As one of your other reviewers noted after relatively light use a burning smell and the machine will no longer work (out of warranty of course). Reckon this worked out at about £10 per session maybe the tip would be cheaper and I'll just buy my compost - not very "green" but more economical. Initially I was very pleased with this machine but the frequent jamming and later complete… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/11/2008
Used my Bosch AXT 200 Rapid Shredder three times for maybe one hour in total.Only ran for about two minutes at a time to shred what i had cut.Then cut some more and shredded some more etc.Only very thin ash and conifer cuttings were put through it.Tried to start it the fourth time but nothing.Fuse is ok but there's a strong smell of burning.The motor isn't up to it I think?… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/11/2008 by Damonthemower (1 review written)
This is some kind of joke shredder, right? It wasn't actually meant to be used for leaves and twigs and stuff? And they call it a 'Rapid'!! Oh what a joke. I have a suggestion for a quicker way to shred leaves and twigs: take each leaf individually into your kitchen, sit down at the table and take out a little kitchen knife and chop the leaf into tiny pieces. This is far quicker than setting this 'shredder' up, shovelling leaves into it, then stopping every two minutes to unplug the… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2008
I wouldn't buy a Bosch Shredder again after my experience with the AXT 200. Has a brush motor, I suggest go for an induction motor machine. Blade does not last long. Cooling system is not very effective and air path blocks easily if there is much small stuff flying about. Is not designed for ease of repair - switches are sealed units and so would have to be cut… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/01/2008
The most frustrating and poor shredder I have owned and this is my third. If I was to buy another shredder I would be careful about choosing a Bosch. Clogs too easily, can't handle springy material, I continually have to push material towards the blades. Makes the job a lot longer than it should be… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2007 by 6966neil (2 reviews written)
Shreds most materials rapidly , simple design that works well. The Bosch AXT2000 replaces the Ryobu RSH-2455 that I had the misfortune to own for 24 hours. (Great price, looked good on paper, bad design, doesn't work, do not buy it). Simple impact design means garden waste is whacked by a blade spinning at around 3700 rpm. Not subtle, but it fairly shreds. No complex & expensive gears or cutting wheels to worry about that the "quiet shredders" have, if I can't re-sharpen it a new blade is £15… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2007 by martinch (2 reviews written)
If you dont mind changing the blade every year, then the Bosch AXT 200 Rapid Shredder is very good… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2007 by purpleavengger (1 review written)
The Bosch AXT 200 Rapid Shredder doesn't auto feed, so you have to ram the waste into the hopper. It jams every 5 minutes, and it doesn't shred very efficiently. Branches from my conifers are just stripped, and then it jams them in the blade. The Tungsten coated blade that never needs sharpening was badly dented after using the shredder twice. I packed it back up and took it to B&Q and got my money back. Better to buy an auto feed worm drive crushing type (which I have hired before to good… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2007 by val shaw (1 review written)
I have only used my Bosch AXT 200 Rapid Shredder 3 times, & the blades are blunt. Complete waste of time & money. Wish we hadn't given our old Alko away, which had provided sterling service over 10 years… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/05/2007 by speedysteve (1 review written)
It has made short work of out soft hedging clippings and conifers. Makes a good dry mulch ready for the compost.
All in all, using the Bosch AXT 200 Rapid garden shredder is quicker than bagging stuff up and driving to the tip - and much more environmentally friendly… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2006 by anthony goodson (1 review written)
The Bosch AXT 200 Rapid Shredder is a powerful machine. It is easy to maintain, and very good for a normal sized garden. It is not designed for commercial use or large branches.
The trick is to keep the blades sharp. I sharpen mine lightly but often, using an angle grinder. This is very easy to do, although it involves removing the blade. The whole job takes about 3 minutes. The blade is also reversible and replaceable… Read Full Review
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