A wood chipper is a very useful tool if you have a big lawn that has a lot of leaves, shrubs and wood. Also, wood chippers are ideal if you live in an area where it’s illegal to dump or even burn your yard waste.
If you are a gardener or someone who just has a lot of waste in your yard, a wood chipper can be an enormous help. It can create and process materials to make a compost heap. The chipped wood can also be used for mulching and creating gardens.
So a wood chipper can be a really great idea for you. Now you have to choose whether a gas or electric wood chipper will best suit your needs. There are many on the market, but the following are far and away the best:
This Yardmax is durable and very easy to use. It’s not the largest wood chipper, but if you need something that handles branches up to 3′ in diameter, this is the machine for you. Other features include a self-feeding chute, 6.5 HP engine, solid steel and simple maintenance. The all-terrain tires are mobile enough to operate on any terrain. The Yardmax is pretty expensive. This chipper doesn’t come with a bag, and it’s also unsuitable for wet wood.
A smaller wood chipper for people who have smaller back yard tasks. Maneuverable, easy to operate and equipped with a 15 amp motor capable of handling 1.5 inch branches. This chipper can reduce yard waste and limbs down to 1/17 its original size, which is just right for mulch. All you have to do is plug the Sun Joe in and it immediately starts chipping. No smoke. No fumes. No tune-ups. The only drawback of this chipper is it cannot mulch leaves or thick, heavy brush.
This is a relatively low-cost machine with more capability than similar models. With the powerful 15 amp motor, you can have nutrient-rich mulch in no time. The chipper is portable, durable and weighs a mere 26 lbs. The ideal machine for light jobs such as sticks and small branches 1 – 1 1/2 inch in diameter. The overload protector prevents the machine from getting backed up. The only cons with this machine: the cover can warp, and wet branches and leaves are not handled well.
A great chipper if you have a lot of chipping to do. It has a very powerful 196cc Kohler gas engine and a unique air gate. Handles branches up to 3″ in diameter. They heavy duty 11′ wheels are sturdy and never go flat. With a 34″ steel hopper, waste can be dropped directly in. With measurements of 25.4″ inches W and 29.9″ inches long, it takes up little space in the garage or storage room. The Tazz is an expensive machine. It also can be difficult to start and handle. It should only be used by individuals with big jobs or professionals.
With a 15 amp electric motor, the Greenworks is designed to shred small twigs, sticks and yard waste. It comes with safety features like a push pedal for easy feeding. It can handle medium-sized twigs and branches up to 1-3/8 inches. The sturdy 7-inch wheels makes the machine easy to maneuver. Some people claim the machine is hard to operate and has a slow startup.