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Shredders are the composter’s friend, taking big ungainly foliage and turning it into mulch that can be composted or spread around fl owerbeds and borders.
Apart from the obvious noise difference between the two types of shredders, there are advantages and disadvantages with each. Both can do all jobs but one would be better than the other in certain tasks.
Quiet shredders have a crushing mechanism, either with a toothed wheel against a metal plate, or a corkscrew mechanism. These work really well on wood only branches to produce wood chips.
The toothed wheel shredders have an adjustment point that is used to ensure that your shredder is working to the maximum.
Impact shredders have a disk that spins at high speed with a blade attached. These shredders can deal with green foliage and are better suited to thinner branches. The blades attached to the disk need to be replaced as they wear.
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