2500w garden shredder w/2 year guarantee at Screwfix - £74.99 or possible £67.49 with code
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2500w garden shredder w/2 year guarantee at Screwfix - £74.99 or possible £67.49 with code

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Found 6th Nov 2013
I cut down five trees and two conifers in my parents' garden yesterday and was going to hire a skip to dispose of the branches (the logs are being freecycled for firewood).

A 3 tonne skip would have cost me about £65 inc VAT locally, but I was leafing (no pun intended) through a Screwfix catalogue today and found this shredder for about the same amount - that makes it a no-brainer for me, as I can get the shredded waste to the tip in a couple of car runs and then I'll have a "free" shredder for future use, compared to the cost of hiring the skip.

It gets great reviews on the Screwfix site, and has a two-year guarantee. What's not to like?

80kg/hr Material Throughput
Shreds Branches up to 45mm Dia.
Cutting Blades are £10 a pair to replace.
2500W
2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee

I received a "£10 off £50" code from Screwfix by email last week (the discount is £7.50 off the ex-VAT price??) and I understand Screwfix often send such a code to new email subscribers.

OOS for home delivery unfortunately, but I found many in local stores via their website and have reserved one for collection tomorrow.

HTH someone.

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Where are you able to hire a skip for £65?

I looked at the same one at the beginning of summer (when it was £90) and found this

diy.com/nav…590

exactly the same model but in green and £70. worth a look if no stock in screwfix?

also if you are using an extension lead check the load capacity/fuse, as the shredder is 13amp

Original Poster

Pipcola

Where are you able to hire a skip for £65?



MAW skips in Rotherham start at about £55 + vat for a two-tonne, IIRC.

Do these automatically stop and start when you put stuff through or are they 'always on' ?

+ charge anyone for hire & get your money back easy.

Original Poster

@Magic7032

The B&Q model mentioned above has only a one-year warranty.

As for the tip about the 13amp fuse, I was intending to use the same mains extension reel that I use for our lawnmower. Would that be unsuitable or blow the fuse? I appreciate you have to fully unwind the reel, else it can act like a heating coil and overheat.

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terriclarkfan

@Magic7032The B&Q model mentioned above has only a one-year warranty.As … @Magic7032The B&Q model mentioned above has only a one-year warranty.As for the tip about the 13amp fuse, I was intending to use the same mains extension reel that I use for our lawnmower. Would that be unsuitable or blow the fuse? I appreciate you have to fully unwind the reel, else it can act like a heating coil and overheat.



So what is it like? Considering either Hiring one or getting this and selling on after a one off job.

Got one. Not tried near max diameter and currently feeding conifer branches that are quite soft. Had 1 blockage which blew the fuse so had to call it a day and go get some fuses. Happy it happened tho as lead me to view the internals - and now I know why the branches all go down the LHS! I had been trying to feed them in evenly over the input aperture (whatever its called) thinking it would make even blade wear. It has to go down the LHS to get cut.

Original Poster

I've used mine for about 5 hours since I got it - very happy with it. My only criticism is that the supplied push stick isn't much use, but I just use a piece of old plank instead. Does the job very well; I can't imagine the B&Q version being any better despite being almost twice as much money. The two year guarantee on the Screwfix model gives extra peace of mind. A+++
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