A Very Popular Performer
Patriot Electric Chipper Shredder
Designed for all round performance - 2.5" branches and leaves all reduced to handy mulchVisit Website
This Patriot Electric Shredder Chipper is an all round machine designed to deal with tree branches up to 2.5 inches and will shred leaves as well, so is designed to handle a wide range of the organic material that comes from yard maintenance. Apparently being electric driven, it is the only one of its capacity on the market today.
The Patriot electric chipper shredder has a side chute for the branches and a square, top loading hopper and chute for leaves. It has one rotating knife. The discharge is to the side, into a standard collection bag.
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This machine is at the top of the electric range with a powerful 1.5 horsepower, 14 Amp rated motor so has the advantage of being quieter and less disruptive than a gas driven counterpart. Check out the accessories at the bottom because it is important to have a heavy duty power cord. The engine drives through a 20:1 gearbox giving it good torque and there is an overload switch to protect the circuitry. The Patriot electric chipper shredder weighs 96 pounds, but has large diameter wheels to aid in its maneuverability.
This Patriot Electric Shredder Chipper got the National Home Gardening Club Member Tested Seal-of-Approval and in Summer 2009 was rated “best buy” by the Consumers Digest Magazine which it has won twice.
The Patriot electric chipper shredder comes with a 2.5 bushel collection bag and safety goggles, and has a 2 year warranty.
Specifications of the Patriot electric chipper shredder
- Driven by 1.5 horse power, 14 amp electric motor
- Handles both branches (2.5 inch max.) and leaves..
- Chip 2.5 inch branches into coin sized chips..
- Common side discharge into collecting bag
- The Patriot electric chipper shredder weighs 95 lbs.
- Large wheels plus handle assist in moving it
- Dimensions are : Width 24; Length 35; Height 37 inches
- Comes with collection bag, goggles, and 2 year warranty
Reviews on the Patriot electric chipper shredder
The Patriot electric chipper shredder has a popular following judging by the ratings and comments. Sixty three percent of respondents gave it a grade of 5 and 21% gave it a grade of 4, with the result that an impressive 84% were happy with their purchase.
Users were impressed with the delivery packaging and the solid well built nature of the machine. Some users commented on how well thought out and written the instruction manual was. Assembly did not seem to be an issue and took an average of 20 minutes.
Some comment was made that you really need a 20 amp circuit to run the Patriot electric chipper shredder effectively. Being 14 amps the load on the motor will exceed 20 amps especially when wood chipping. A heavy duty (12 gauge) power cords is also suggested for use with the chipper. A heavier cord will mean the engine will not over heat.
As with any chipper/shredder there is a learning curve as judged from comments received. Clogging up the Patriot Electric Shredder Chipper seemed to commonly be a result of over loading it, especially with green leaves or anything that is wet.
It is suggested that when feeding branches into the unit to hold tight or the unit might feed it to quickly and jam itself. This only seemed to happen with larger branches. It is evident from comments that branches up to 2 inches can be chipped quite comfortably.
A lot of people mentioned the solid build and great design and were very pleased with the work load of the Patriot electric chipper shredder . Some users noticed the momentum or flywheel effect the machine developed when operating which was great when there was a bit of tough going because it meant it didn’t stall.
The side discharge of the Patriot electric chipper shredder was handy either because it was easy to attach and detach bags, or if you had the space you could just fire the chipped and shredded material out and so form its own heap.
The Patriot electric chipper shredder is a top of the range electric machine being rated at 1.5 horse power and can accomplish the role of chipper and shredder very well, so we would strongly recommend this chipper/shredder in Position 1 .