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2800W powerful garden shredder just £99 at Lidl from Sunday 23rd Sept. See text for list of other items in this garden tool event too.
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2800W powerful garden shredder just £99 at Lidl from Sunday 23rd Sept. See text for list of other items in this garden tool event too.

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Posted 17th Sep 2018Edited by:"Besford"
Lidl have a garden tool event coming up on Sunday with plenty of serious power tools included. Florabest stuff gets good reviews and it's encouraging to see that several of the cordless ones are 40v - not just toys then!

This mains shredder looks identical to a Qualcast branded one I got from Homebase a while ago - they are now £149 ( homebase.co.uk/qua…437). It replaced two frustrating failed attempts at cheap garden shredders and this one is absolutely brilliant. Unlike the others it doesn't keep jamming, chips even thick branches and catches it all in the built-in collecting box ready for disposal. Reasonably quiet too. I just filled a large wheelie bin in about an hour using mine with no problems at all. Shredding section on mine can be detached and put into the box for compact storage too. If you need a garden shredder don't hesitate - just buy it!

  • Perfect for shredding garden waste
  • Low-noise and recoil-free roller cutter technology with adjustable pressure plate
  • Cutting capacity of up to 45mm
  • Reverse function
  • Overload protection with restart function, even after power failure
  • Robust tubular steel frame with garden-friendly wheels
  • Transparent 60L collection box with safety cut-out when removed
  • Includes pusher and hex key
  • No-load rotation speed: 42rpm
  • 2800W

Other items include:
Leaf vacuum and blower £39.99
Electric hedge trimmer £39.99
40v cordless hedge trimmer £129.00
12v branch saw £29.99
40v cordless pole pruner £129.00
40v long reach hedge trimmer £129.00
Petrol chainsaw £79.99
Electric chain sharpener £19.99
Submersible water pump £24.99
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Some cold voters on this one. That's OK but please have the courtesy of letting us know why - after all you may know something which would be useful for other members?
Tiptop spot! Definitely looks like a rebrand of the homebase brunnings one, but for a lot less £

bitcoin517/09/2018 17:51

Tiptop spot! Definitely looks like a rebrand of the homebase brunnings …Tiptop spot! Definitely looks like a rebrand of the homebase brunnings one, but for a lot less £ [Video]


Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't stop the usual ghost cold voting though. Why do they do it?
Edited by: "Besford" 17th Sep 2018
Besford17/09/2018 17:52

Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't …Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't stop the usal ghost cold voting though. Why do they do it?


LOL! not heard them called that before on hukd!

Anyway, if they do not want to save £40, up to them, we will be getting one for a slightly older green fingered gardener, who is struggling to tidy up their beautiful garden, this will be perfect for them to use!
bitcoin59 m ago

LOL! not heard them called that before on hukd!Anyway, if they do not want …LOL! not heard them called that before on hukd!Anyway, if they do not want to save £40, up to them, we will be getting one for a slightly older green fingered gardener, who is struggling to tidy up their beautiful garden, this will be perfect for them to use!


Not to be used while wearing a tie though!
I can also vouch for the quality of the B&Q one so a bargain and voted hot.
Can you get new blades for this when required?
amoulden2 h, 2 m ago

Can you get new blades for this when required?


Well if it's like mine you should not need to replace. Generally it looks like wide helical gear which runs up against a block of aluminium. Very occasionally you may need to tighten the block to the gear. The gear is slow running.
Hot.
Had mine for nearly 2 years now and still going strong. It's been some what abused as well with thick branches and large amounts of pine barks being fed through it.
Some of the plastic has cracked in the chute where bits have been stuck but doesn't cause any issues.
I was lucky to get one on clearance for about £60 IIRC but even at £100 would be a bargain.
The same model is re-badged in loads of places and usually upwards of £140.
Besford4 h, 12 m ago

Some cold voters on this one. That's OK but please have the courtesy of …Some cold voters on this one. That's OK but please have the courtesy of letting us know why - after all you may know something which would be useful for other members?


Shredding poor snails, worms and other insects living in their own habitat
Besford17/09/2018 17:52

Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't …Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't stop the usual ghost cold voting though. Why do they do it?


They may not consider Aldi/Lidl Special Buys/Non Food Offers to be hot deals.
Sturdiness34 m ago

They may not consider Aldi/Lidl Special Buys/Non Food Offers to be hot …They may not consider Aldi/Lidl Special Buys/Non Food Offers to be hot deals.


Well, 3 other Lidl deals I posted this evening have gone red hot so that seems to blow that theory.
Does anyone know if it will be possible to order this online for home delivery ?:/
Edited by: "rok263" 18th Sep 2018
bitcoin517/09/2018 17:51

Tiptop spot! Definitely looks like a rebrand of the homebase brunnings …Tiptop spot! Definitely looks like a rebrand of the homebase brunnings one, but for a lot less £ [Video]



this looks nothing like the one in the op
Deedie18/09/2018 08:29

this looks nothing like the one in the op


They are identical! :/
Besford18/09/2018 08:55

They are identical! :/


Really.

Look at the angle of the pole coming up from the wheels. Look how many poles surround the lower box.
Deedie18/09/2018 09:03

Really.Look at the angle of the pole coming up from the wheels. Look how …Really.Look at the angle of the pole coming up from the wheels. Look how many poles surround the lower box.


True! But the important bit of kit on top of the stand IS identical.
Besford18/09/2018 09:06

True! But the important bit of kit on top of the stand IS identical.




Now look at the silver vent on the front of it, and compare to the one in the video, and notice were the cable is attached on both machines.
Deedie18/09/2018 09:10

Now look at the silver vent on the front of it, and compare to the one in …Now look at the silver vent on the front of it, and compare to the one in the video, and notice were the cable is attached on both machines.


And the wheels!

You must be great at those 'spot the difference' competitions!

Same power and sufficiently similar that I'm prepared to believe it's an update on the Qualcast one though.
Edited by: "Besford" 18th Sep 2018
Deedie18/09/2018 08:29

this looks nothing like the one in the op


You could say the same about the new OLD, iPhone XSWOQEOWQYHIHAKDH Max, just an OEM rebrand of a Xiaomi Note!

The bits of rubbish plastic and the legs might be slightly tooled differently, but they are the same guts, as Brunnings, the company that supplies the company from Germany, that supplies Homebase (well did until they went skint!) and other 3rd party garden centers and stores that flog them, that are the same, but upto £80 more.. they also supply Lidl as well
Edited by: "bitcoin5" 18th Sep 2018
Besford17 m ago

And the wheels!You must be great at those 'spot the difference' …And the wheels!You must be great at those 'spot the difference' competitions! Same power and sufficiently similar that I'm prepared to believe it's an update on the Qualcast one though.


Lol . So about as identical as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito in twins.
bitcoin518/09/2018 10:15

You could say the same about the new OLD, iPhone XSWOQEOWQYHIHAKDH Max, …You could say the same about the new OLD, iPhone XSWOQEOWQYHIHAKDH Max, just an OEM rebrand of a Xiaomi Note!The bits of rubbish plastic and the legs might be slightly tooled differently, but they are the same guts, as Brunnings, the company that supplies the company from Germany, that supplies Homebase (well did until they went skint!) and other 3rd party garden centers and stores that flog them, that are the same, but upto £80 more.. they also supply Lidl as well


They may be the same innards, but I can't tell that from the pic. My point was they don't look like each other, then someone tried to argue they look identical. Which clearly they are not
Deedie18/09/2018 10:20

They may be the same innards, but I can't tell that from the pic. My point …They may be the same innards, but I can't tell that from the pic. My point was they don't look like each other, then someone tried to argue they look identical. Which clearly they are not


If I said "you win" would you be happy? Let's give it a go: "you win!".
Besford18/09/2018 11:45

If I said "you win" would you be happy? Let's give it a go: "you win!". …If I said "you win" would you be happy? Let's give it a go: "you win!".


I knew that from your first post. It just took you a little longer to realise it

Just to clarify, this is a great deal and I do plan on buying one.
Deedie2 h, 28 m ago

I knew that from your first post. It just took you a little longer to …I knew that from your first post. It just took you a little longer to realise it Just to clarify, this is a great deal and I do plan on buying one.


Looks ideal for sorting neighbours overgrown shrubbery ill post them back the bits
rok26318th Sep

Does anyone know if it will be possible to order this online for home …Does anyone know if it will be possible to order this online for home delivery ?:/



Yes - wait until they are all snapped up by eBay sellers and pay the price demanded...
Besford17th Sep

Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't …Thanks. I can post with confidence knowing how good mine is. Doesn't stop the usual ghost cold voting though. Why do they do it?


Because they don't want others to find out how good a deal it is. Increases their chances of making a killing on eBay.
Anyone tried theirs yet? It's important to adjust the anvil (knob on the side) to get the cut just right, then they're brilliant!
I got one this morning - looks like they only had two and I got the second, although they might have had more out back considering the amount of room they take up.

I notice that the safety interlock on the collection box means that there doesn't have to be something to stop you sticking your fingers into it from below, which seems to be a cause of jams on other models.

The feed hole seems to be shaped sensibly to accommodate branches of different shapes.

The instructions don't tell you, but there is a hole in the frame to store the Allen key.

Not used it yet in anger.
pibpob23rd Sep

I got one this morning - looks like they only had two and I got the …I got one this morning - looks like they only had two and I got the second, although they might have had more out back considering the amount of room they take up.I notice that the safety interlock on the collection box means that there doesn't have to be something to stop you sticking your fingers into it from below, which seems to be a cause of jams on other models.The feed hole seems to be shaped sensibly to accommodate branches of different shapes.The instructions don't tell you, but there is a hole in the frame to store the Allen key.Not used it yet in anger.


Don't forget to remove your tie before using it!

You may find you need to adjust the knob on the side very gently until it cuts perfectly (should explain in the instructions) - it pushes an anvil against the rotating blade and it needs to be just touching: too loose and branches become 'articulated' without separating into pieces; too tight and it will wear the mechanism. Probably easier to see than explain. Just try it first and if it works perfectly then they got it right at the factory! Mine hasn't needed further adjustment since first setting it up but in theory it will as it starts to wear.
Edited by: "Besford" 13th Oct 2018
Bought one yesterday.
Tried it today.
The business!

Thanks Bedford for the find!
I've just pulled out my shredder for the first time to shred a tree that fell during the windy period we had a few weeks back. Unfortunately my shredder came on for like a split second and died. Now I can't seem to switch the power on at all. The light isn't illuminating either. The shred box and the safety slider are all in the correct position. The shredder is connected to a main power source too. Any ideas? All input is greatly appreciated.
Edited by: "Hassann" 31st Mar
Hassann31/03/2019 16:14

I've just pulled out my shredder for the first time to shred a tree that …I've just pulled out my shredder for the first time to shred a tree that fell during the windy period we had a few weeks back. Unfortunately my shredder came on for like a split second and died. Now I can't seem to switch the power on at all. The light isn't illuminating either. The shred box and the safety slider are all in the correct position. The shredder is connected to a main power source too. Any ideas? All input is greatly appreciated.


Start with the simple things - make sure it's not jammed (with power disconnected!!!) - you can usually see where the bits come out if you turn it upside down, then check fuses, etc. Be VERY careful not to take anything apart with the lead plugged in - if it springs back into life you could lose a finger or worse!
Besford3 h, 40 m ago

Start with the simple things - make sure it's not jammed (with power …Start with the simple things - make sure it's not jammed (with power disconnected!!!) - you can usually see where the bits come out if you turn it upside down, then check fuses, etc. Be VERY careful not to take anything apart with the lead plugged in - if it springs back into life you could lose a finger or worse!


Thank you for the advice, really appreciate it. It's a brand new shredder I purchased when this was posted but only managed to unbox it today to shred the tree. I highly doubt anythings jammed due to It being unused. However I will check on my next set of days off. It did come on for a split second then died. I'll check the fuse, maybe it's that. Highly doubt it's a faulty unit. It's more likely to be me!
today we had the same experience. Unboxed 8months after we bought it. After 30mins of mild chipping twigs it simply stopped and the red light will not come on again whatever we do. Fuse ok etc etc ... It just seems to be that the electronics have died.
boris.cat11 h, 13 m ago

today we had the same experience. Unboxed 8months after we bought it. …today we had the same experience. Unboxed 8months after we bought it. After 30mins of mild chipping twigs it simply stopped and the red light will not come on again whatever we do. Fuse ok etc etc ... It just seems to be that the electronics have died.


Speak to Lidl customer service who will email the supplier on your behalf. After around a week you'll receive a call and a claims form to complete via email. Fill that out and you will receive a refund cheque via post within 30 days. I received my cheque last week. Great customer service from Lidl and the supplier. Lidl even emailed me 2 weeks ago to check if everything went OK with the claim. I will definitely purchase tools from them again after this experience.

One thing I've learnt... Always unbox an expensive item immediately even just to test! Luckily this time it was not so much of an issue!

PS - Thank you Besford for your help, it was really appreciated!
Edited by: "Hassann" 6th May
I got this today worked a tread and within a hour it filled my bin to the brim!
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