Garden shredder - 2500w - 3 year warranty - £119 instore Aldi from Thurs 5/9/13
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Garden shredder - 2500w - 3 year warranty - £119 instore Aldi from Thurs 5/9/13

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Found 29th Aug 2013
Seems a good price....

Reduces garden leaves and branches to a mulch in seconds.

3m cable
self feeder facility
transparent waste box allows you to see the fill level
60 litre collection bin
integrated safety switch
3 year warranty

26 Comments

They should build on of these to go over a wheely bin.

Unfortunately the price of this fall just about my "impulse buy" level. I would only regret it.

Is this a repeat offer ? if so does anyone have any product reviews ? I'm tempted but would like to hear some user reviews - thanks

Perfect for destroying the evidence

http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/54275/fargo_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg

redarrowrules

Perfect for destroying the evidence



LOL

This is the same as mine although a different make. I think they do standard ones and just badge them all up as different makes.

It's absolutely brilliant. I've never had such a good shredder. I'm not sure it's 'quiet' but my god it can shred almost log size! Well I've easily done up to 2 inch thick and probably more. It's much better on the bigger stuff than smaller.

Oh ad not very good with conifers as it kind of clogs them up a bit.

Got mine as the mac allister make from b&q when it was on offer for £99.

Would never have anything other than one off these. We have 100ft garden and had loads of trees down it. Shredded everything except the big logs. Can't recommend it enoug!

dawg

They should build on of these to go over a wheely bin.Unfortunately the … They should build on of these to go over a wheely bin.Unfortunately the price of this fall just about my "impulse buy" level. I would only regret it.


A number of wheelie bins would end up in smoke. A freshly cut load of garden shreddings can get to a very high temp very quickly. Put them on your compost heap and turn them after a few days.

If you haven't got a compost heap and you have enough shreddings to fill one, then you should have.

Would it not be cheaper just to toss the stuff into your wheelie bin?

Or over the fence into your neighbours garden?

Doods1875

Would it not be cheaper just to toss the stuff into your wheelie bin?Or … Would it not be cheaper just to toss the stuff into your wheelie bin?Or over the fence into your neighbours garden?



LOL I'm loving this post

realtek

This is the same as mine although a different make. I think they do … This is the same as mine although a different make. I think they do standard ones and just badge them all up as different makes.It's absolutely brilliant. I've never had such a good shredder. I'm not sure it's 'quiet' but my god it can shred almost log size! Well I've easily done up to 2 inch thick and probably more. It's much better on the bigger stuff than smaller.Oh ad not very good with conifers as it kind of clogs them up a bit.Got mine as the mac allister make from b&q when it was on offer for £99.Would never have anything other than one off these. We have 100ft garden and had loads of trees down it. Shredded everything except the big logs. Can't recommend it enoug!



Thanks its for conifers, is it just the green whispie bits that get tangled up ? or does that happen even with the branches going through ? - thanks

Wirley

Thanks its for conifers, is it just the green whispie bits that get … Thanks its for conifers, is it just the green whispie bits that get tangled up ? or does that happen even with the branches going through ? - thanks



Conifers burn very very well! - I should know as I accidentally set fire to my garden as a kid, must have been 20ft tall conifers and the fire brigade had to come out.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 30th Aug 2013

RustySpoons

Conifers burn very very well! - I should know as I accidentally set fire … Conifers burn very very well! - I should know as I accidentally set fire to my garden as a kid, must have been 20ft tall conifers and the fire brigade had to come out.



LOL LOL LOL LOL

Does anyone know how are these at shredding newspapers? I will shortly be making home made paper logs to burn on a wood stove, and I need to shred a lot of paper! Thanks in advance.

Got a similar machine from Lidl a few years ago for about £80 and it's been terrific. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another but not sure this price is all that brilliant.

Very similar to this model:

lidl-ni.co.uk/cps…htm

Slonik

Got a similar machine from Lidl a few years ago for about £80 and it's … Got a similar machine from Lidl a few years ago for about £80 and it's been terrific. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another but not sure this price is all that brilliant.Very similar to this model:http://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID-FA324980-9DF28076/lidl_ni_ie/hs.xsl/index_27981.htm



Thats me sold - thank you, - just got to wait until end Feb 2014 and hope they repeat the deal, I'm sure they will as waited a whole year to get the extendable hedge trimmer when I missed that deal a couple of years back

thermomonkey

Does anyone know how are these at shredding newspapers? I will shortly … Does anyone know how are these at shredding newspapers? I will shortly be making home made paper logs to burn on a wood stove, and I need to shred a lot of paper! Thanks in advance.

Unless you have unlimited access to paper/cleaning your chimney yourself/ a drying area..... don't bother.
They really don't work. And really, if you do have the above access, don't bother, unless you really have no access to any wood.

Tried it, the ash was horrific, the calorific value out of the paper logs minimal. For the work, it's a waste of time.

So it is good for laying waste trees then

ysdevil

A number of wheelie bins would end up in smoke. A freshly cut load of … A number of wheelie bins would end up in smoke. A freshly cut load of garden shreddings can get to a very high temp very quickly. Put them on your compost heap and turn them after a few days.If you haven't got a compost heap and you have enough shreddings to fill one, then you should have.

Qualcast one is £120 at Argos and it says its 2800 watts so a bit more powerfull
argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Edited by: "Alanjuk" 31st Aug 2013

Anyone wanting a shredder for a 'one off' use you can hire one from HSS for a week (just over £50) and apparently (not looked into details) if you book online you get £20 discount.

hss.com/g/6…tml

Banned

redarrowrules

Perfect for destroying the evidence


didn't help in that case.

"Oh ad not very good with conifers as it kind of clogs them up a bit."

anybody know of a shredder that can be used mainly with conifers ?

ysdevil

Unless you have unlimited access to paper/cleaning your chimney yourself/ … Unless you have unlimited access to paper/cleaning your chimney yourself/ a drying area..... don't bother.They really don't work. And really, if you do have the above access, don't bother, unless you really have no access to any wood. Tried it, the ash was horrific, the calorific value out of the paper logs minimal. For the work, it's a waste of time.



what about just using it to shred newspaper for the compost bin? ( wouldn't be its main use btw)

Slonik

Got a similar machine from Lidl a few years ago for about £80 and it's … Got a similar machine from Lidl a few years ago for about £80 and it's been terrific. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another but not sure this price is all that brilliant.Very similar to this model:http://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID-FA324980-9DF28076/lidl_ni_ie/hs.xsl/index_27981.htm



I've also got the LIDL one... purchased earlier this year when they were trying to get rid of them at just £30 (I added a HUKD at the time). The LIDL one is pretty good but I wouldn't pay £120 for it.... nor would I this one.

[quote=thermomonkey]Does anyone know how are these at shredding newspapers? I will shortly be making home made paper logs to burn on a wood stove, and I need to shred a lot of paper! Thanks in advance.[/quote

Definitely NOT. Totally different requirement. You would need a paper shredder.

AviationSpirit

[quote=thermomonkey]Does anyone know how are these at shredding … [quote=thermomonkey]Does anyone know how are these at shredding newspapers? I will shortly be making home made paper logs to burn on a wood stove, and I need to shred a lot of paper! Thanks in advance.[/quoteDefinitely NOT. Totally different requirement. You would need a paper shredder.



Ah ok, but the majority of paper shredders I have seen only take 1/2 sheets at a time. And that would take a long time to do all the newspapers that I have!

Maybe, but you would have a problem getting a single sheet of decent paper, let alone flimsy newsprint, through a Garden Shredder with any success. It would just chew it and mangle it. Best to get the Boy Scouts round and pay them to do the job for you. For your purposes you do not need the paper shredded finely anyway.

I got one of these - at £119 (the Qualcast one in Argos is £150 plus £40 to get a three year guarantee!!!!...)
I was waiting for them to be reduced but this was the last one so decided to just get it - I have a big overgrown garden full of tees and shrubs -have cut back about half and realised I already had 4 loads of my 3ft by 4ft trailer - each load a 12 mile round trip...not worth waiting for it turn up in the sales - and it was cheaper than anywhere else ...
I think it is fantastic! Not perfect ...but
It is very quiet (had an impact one before and it was so loud I was embarrassed to used it)
You can feed a thickish branch in and it just disappears (Haven't done any really thick ones -I'm saving those to for my stove)
Good for some climbing plant I cut down - feed one end in and stood back while it pulled the rest in ...
It is quick but doesn't make a particularly fine 'mulch' but to reduce the volume it is amazing...my 4 trailers I'm guessing will easily go into 3 wheelie bins...I haven't finished yet as I got distracted...
One of my neighbours have had a big clear up ..cut lots of trees/shrubs down - I asked them for any spare wood for my stove ...they had hired a skip and it was full - thought they were going to need at least another one if not two... I lent them my new shredder and now they have managed to get it all into the one...
Bad points - fills box v.quickly - and it all comes out in the same place - do have to keep stopping and pushing the contents out of the way...and conifers you have to feed a drier branch through every so often if doing the green bits...
It doesn't like bent branches - can be a struggle to get it to start feeding a L shaped rather than a pointy end (for instance if you have ripped a branch off another one) -or if a branch has a right angled bend it will stick on the top(you have to cut or bend on the bend)
The feeding hopper has a guide to stop you feeding in 'too big' branches - but if you have a thinner branch that has been pruned in the past and has lots of sticky out shoots you struggle to get it past the guide...even though it wouldn't be too big for the cutter
And as I said before - it isn't good at twigs -they more or less go through whole ...
On the whole I love it...and couldn't recommend it highly enough - making what seemed to be a nightmare at least bearable...
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