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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price is recommended retail or the price we paid. For cordless models, this includes the cost of the battery and charger.
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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.
The performance score is equally weighted between the results for: shredding freshly cut material up to 20mm in diameter, shredding dry material typically 20–40mm in diameter, and shredding leafy material.
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Ease of use score
The ease of use score is made up of: feeding in material (40%), whether blockages occur and the ease of clearing them (40%), and moving the shredder around (20%). Ease of accessing and adjusting the blades is noted but not scored.
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A bag or bin to collect the shredded material - helps keep mess to a minimum.
A plastic tool to help push the material down into the shredding blades or rollers.
Reversing the direction of the blades or rollers can help clear any jammed material. Some models have an automatic reverse that engages when the machine detects a blockage.
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Country of origin
The stated country of manufacture. Note that parts may have been sourced from various countries.
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
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Noise at user's position and at 7.5m (dB)
- Year tested
- Good points
- Bad points
- Cutting system
- Power source
- Collection bag
- Reverse function
- Claimed maximum branch diameter (mm)
- Claimed motor power (W)
- Weight (kg)
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Items supplied
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin