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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price is recommended retail, as of July 2013, or the price we paid.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 299 and 649
Blade: cuts the material into small chips and is generally better for shredding fresh or leafy material. Roller: the roller has ridges to crush and cut the material.
Ease of use score
Ease of use score is made up of: feeding in material (40%); whether blockages occur and the ease of clearing them (40%); moving the shredder around (20%). Ease of accessing and adjusting the blades is noted but not scored.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 76
Performance score is made up of: Shredding freshly cut material (plumbago up to 20mm in diameter), 40%; shredding dry material (dry/semi-dry melaleuca 20-40mm in diameter), 40%; and shredding leafy material (freshly cut reeds), 20%.
enter value/s in increments of i between 52 and 88
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Noise at user's position/7.5m (dB)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Cutting system
- Collection bag
- Reverse function
- Claimed maximum branch diameter (mm)
- Claimed motor power (W)
- Weight (kg)
- Dimensions (h x w x d, cm)
- Items supplied
- Warranty (years)