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Model ES1600

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DuroStar 14 Amp Electric Chipper Shredder with 1.25 Diameter Feed.

$206.10 /each
  • Three cycle shredding and mulching system
  • Quiter and cleaner operation than gas unit
  • Turn your yard debris into organic mulch for your garden

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Use this electric chipper shredder to turn your yard debris into a healthy organic mulch for your garden. It creates a compost from branches, sticks and leaves.

  • Three-way feed makes reducing yard waste a quick and easy process
  • Three cycle shredding and mulching system ensures consistent uniform results
  • Safety features include an overload protection switch that will turn off the motor during a jam
  • Quieter and cleaner operation than gas powered chipper shredders
  • 7 in. wheels designed for maximum portability
  • Compact design makes it easy to store in a shed or workshop
  • Shreds brush and leaves, chips limbs up to 1.375 in.
  • Rounded discharge chute makes cleanup and maintenance easy
  • 14 Amp, 2.5 HP motor 3450 RPMS
  • ETop hopper design with V-type blade
  • Environmentally friendly tamper included
  • Hopper size: 15.3 in. x 10.4 in.
  • Side chute: 1.375 in. x 2.3 in.
  • Free set of replacement blades
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What is the height above ground of the discharge chute?

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Only about 12-14 inches. I put a plastic bucket under it and emptied it as necessary.
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January 6, 2015
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The mouth of the discharge chute is 10 1/2 inches from the ground.
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December 11, 2014
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Approximately 10-12 inches.
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December 10, 2014
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Removing the black screw on extension gives you 14".
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October 30, 2014
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About 10". You can place an empty 35 pound cat litter container under it.
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October 28, 2014
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You can vary the height. With the vinyl attachment, there's an 11" clearance. Without the attachment, there is a 15 inch clearance. The five gallon horse water bucket I use, I leave the vinyl attachment on the machine.
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October 21, 2014
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The chute is about 12 inches off the ground. I laugh at the idea of attaching a catch bag. What I do is place a 15 gallon galvanized tub under the chute. The mulch is so fine that you need empty the tub every 15 - 30 minutes depending on how rapidly you feed it.
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October 7, 2014
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The discharge chute is 11 inches above the ground. You can not put a bag on it.
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Does this work well for fall garden cleanup?

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September 8, 2014
Most reviews address using this for wood. I was wondering how it will perform on fall garden waste like shredding corn stalks, sunflower stalks, old tomato plants, etc. My concern is these items are very fibrous and green and will get tangled in the blades like a rope. Please rely if you have used for this kind of waste.
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October 2, 2015
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I've only used mine about 1 1/2 hrs, but it has groundup fiberous sunflower stalks, raspberry branches, and a evergreen bush. It has worked well with only one jamb and that was my fault trying to force a forked branch in the chipper shoot. My tomatoes are still producing so I haven't tried them yet. The real test will be wet ropy materials, not done any yet.
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April 13, 2015
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The hopper is very small and material has to be pushed in with the supplied tool in small amounts.
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January 6, 2015
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It should do well. It is holding up very well to the alfalfa that we put thru it.
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December 11, 2014
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Yes, works very well. The leave collection area is large enough to hold a couple of gallons of leaves but this is quickly cleared using the included handheld device to feed the debris.
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December 10, 2014
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Yes. Makes great mulch.
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October 28, 2014
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We have used this for fall garden clean up. The machine made short work of bush green bean vines and blueberry bush clippings (most of the pruning will be done in the spring, but I wanted to see how this would do with blueberry clippings). We have not tried it with tomato vines yet. We mulched common milkweed stalks, and various flowers such as Goldenrod. There was one variety of flower stalk whose name Read More
We have used this for fall garden clean up. The machine made short work of bush green bean vines and blueberry bush clippings (most of the pruning will be done in the spring, but I wanted to see how this would do with blueberry clippings). We have not tried it with tomato vines yet. We mulched common milkweed stalks, and various flowers such as Goldenrod. There was one variety of flower stalk whose name escapes me that shredded like string. This wrapped around one part of the cutting tool but did not jam the machine. Once I figured out that this was happening, I would stop the machine every now and then to cut this material away. After we cut everything, we are letting it dry for a couple of days. That greatly reduces the chance of a jam. Read Less
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October 21, 2014
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The hungry little devil will eat most anything that's not metal. I've run Mulberry, Mesquite, Yucca stalks (like your corn stalks), grass, leaves, vines. We're considered by some to be a desert wasteland but ou would be surprised at the things we grow here.
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September 9, 2014
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I use mine for garden clean up however things like corn stalks sunflower stalks and old plants work better if well dried When doing leaves be sure to wait till they are dry, wet leaves just make a mess.
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is there a way to attach a bag to collect ?

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I would like to use this as an industrial paper shredder. Will this work.
Are there attachments for a collection bag of some sort?
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Yes. A plastic bag can be attached with a bungee cord wrapped around the discharge chute but the material builds up under the chute pretty fast, so you have to keep adjusting it. It is much easier to put a bucket or box there and keep emptying it.
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You could probably attach a bag to it, but the discharge chute is fairly low so you stand a chance of clogging up the chute if the bag backs up.
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December 11, 2014
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Unfortunately you cannot collect a bag to the discharge shoot. I placed it on a plastic tarp to collect the chips and then used the tarp to transport to the desired location.
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December 10, 2014
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You could attach one to the knobs on side of unit. But with only 14" off the ground, if you remove black screw on extension, don't know how well it would work. I was able to force a 5 gallon bucket under it and then transfered to trash bags.
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You can, but it's less effort to rake the waste than try to attach a bag.
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I didn't see any way to attach a bag, but then I wasn't interested in attaching a bag. I just wanted the mulch to pile up on the ground. I put it in bags later. What stayed on the ground was OK.
I'm not sure this would work as a paper shredder. While it might rip the paper into small pieces it might be hard to feed at the top. But then maybe paper and leaves are similar. You would just need to have it
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I didn't see any way to attach a bag, but then I wasn't interested in attaching a bag. I just wanted the mulch to pile up on the ground. I put it in bags later. What stayed on the ground was OK.
I'm not sure this would work as a paper shredder. While it might rip the paper into small pieces it might be hard to feed at the top. But then maybe paper and leaves are similar. You would just need to have it empty into a shallow bucket and empty the bucket frequently into a bag.
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I don't think you could easily attach a bag as this unit is designed to drop chips on the ground. I also don't think it would do a good job on paper as it is intended for leaves and small branches
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Could not answer on how it would shred paper, we use ours for tumbleweeds. We do take a large 44 gallon trash bag and put it on shredder with a bungee cord. And it works great for the tumbleweeds, slow but steady. We would put tumbleweeds in a large garbage container and smash them down with a tool my husband made. still would end up with 6 to 8 bags. Now with shredder 3/4 of a bag.
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What are the dimensions of this device ? height x width x depth ?

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approximately 36 inches to the top of the handle and will fit in a 24 X 24 inch space.
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Assembled Depth (in.) 18 in Product Depth (in.) 18
Assembled Height (in.) 36 in Product Height (in.) 36
Assembled Width (in.) 20 in Product Width (in.)
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It measures 36 in high by 12 in wide.
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Assembled Height (in.) 36 in. Depth (in.) 18. Width (in.) 20 in. Per specs on web page.
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35"x22"x18" It's very compact. With the need to bend over, People taller than 5'10" might find it a bit tiring to use this machine.
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The height is 35 inches, width is 12 inches at the body and 18 inches at the wheels, depth is 22 inches.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 86 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DuroStar 14 Amp Electric Chipper Shredder Assembly was very easy I didn't even read the instructions. There was one issue with one of the handle twist bolt; The alignment is off and I can't get it installed. As time permits I will redrill the hole so as to align the hand bolt correctly. I've used the chipper for about 1 1/2 hrs so far. I've only experienced one jamb and that was a forked and twisted branch. I had to disassemble the entire top assy. and take a screw driver and hammer to drive it out. I would not consider this the machines fault. It was me trying to force a branch that was too big for the chipping slot. All and all this surpasses other chippers that I have owned in the past. I would recommend it. October 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chips and shreds all day long As noted in earlier reviews, the assembly booklet leaves something to be desired. Notwithstanding that, this product was easy to assemble. You put the wheels on, the handle and the hopper, and that is it. The all steel construction is a plus as is the heavy duty vinyl hopper. The electric motor is very powerful.It chips wood into tiny bits and shreds leaves into very small pieces. It took a bit of experimenting to do the chipping and shredding without causing a jam. Once you get a good rhythm going, the jams are few and far between. For example, the machine does not like acorns. But, the ease of taking the hopper off, and the tool to manually turn the blades, made quick work of any jam. So far I've shredded tree branches; leaves; milkweed stalks; various flower stalks; and garden debris. I use a five gallon bucket to catch the chipped/shredded material. This machine is just fine for a quarter acre suburban yard with trees, flowers and bushes, and a vegetable garden. This would be a very worthwhile purchase for anyone who wants to create their own mulch. October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Tool This chipper does exactly what I need it to do. I bought it to grind up trimmings from my Palo Verde trees (I live in Arizona). These branches are very bushy and thorny, but the Eco-Shredder makes quick work of the bushy branches. Trick is to feed the large end first and make sure you push continuously as you get to the bushy ends. With a little pressure, the flared tube accepts the branches and they are sucked into the shredder by blades, turned by the 2 1/2 HP motor. The shredder will grind up any branches you can fit into the flared branch tube (about 1 3/8"x 2 1/2" usable opening opposite flared end). I would venture to guess that ANY kind of tree is fare game for the branch shredder. Another trick is to make sure to cut off any branches that are approaching right angles to the main branch. However, flexible secondary branches go into the tube easily with minimal pressure. The tool is VERY well built and easy to assemble. The blades inside are very heavy duty. The motor is very powerful for an electric motor, and shreds 1" limbs with ease. If a jam occurs, it is easily cleared by either turning the motor shaft with the included allen wrench (similar method to garbage disposal clear), or by removing the 3 quick disconnect screw knobs, removing the top assembly and clearing the stuck debris form the blade assembly. The motor is very quiet when not shredding. For mulch collection, I used a standard rectangular recycle bin (14" high) which fit nicely under the ejection chute once I removed the rubber extension. Keep in mind this is NOT as powerful as a gas chipper but will work very well for branches 1 1/4" and under. Also, I did not use the (very large) leaf hopper, but based on what the tool did to branches, dry leaves would be no problem I think. Sharp blades are a must; the blades are very heavy duty steel, and an extra set is included with the unit. I highly recommend this product. For the price it is a great value and does the job very well. March 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Purchase Does exactly what we need. Shredded leaves great, also used to chip small branches from downed trees. February 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Never again. This seemed like such a good idea, but it only worked for a couple of hours until the motor simply froze. By then, the "mulch" had become partially chopped leaves. Lessons learned: make sure any leaves you put into this shredder are completely dry. If they aren't, expect it to clog quickly and often. Also, hand pick every leaf to make sure a little rock hasn't found its way into your pile of leaves. I will go back to bagging my leaves and taking them to the green waste recycling center and buying mulch by the bag. The was an expensive lesson. December 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by We really like the Durostar Eco-Shredder Model ES1600 As other reviewers have mentioned the assembly manual was not very helpful It said nothing about assembling the "axles" to the frame. But, there were not that many parts so anyone with any mechanical smarts should be able to assemble it without a manual. If you clog up the top hopper the manual says to unscrew three knobs to remove the hopper. Actually, you need to unscrew five knobs and remove the handle to remove the hopper. We ran it for about 5 hours to reduce a big pile of raspberry and grape vines, sunflower stalks plus a few hardwood branches into a much smaller pile of mulch. The machine only stalled once when I was feeding an inch thick hardwood branch into the side chute. It never jammed or clogged even when I was feeding multiple vines in the side chute and my wife was feeding leaves and twigs in the top hopper at the same time. All the material we were putting in was Thoroughly DRY. We had to frequently rake away the mulch from under the machine before it built up enough to cover the vents on the motor. After running it for 5 hours some of the screws had become loose and one had fallen out, which I later found in the mulch (but not the washers). I would suggest checking it every hour for loose screws. When I later took it apart to clean I found a large crack on the inside of the side chute, probably a broken weld. (Picture 2) It doesn't look like it will impact the operation unless I try to feed one-inch hardwood branches again. But I may want to get it welded sometime. I have not tried warranty service because I would probably have to pay to ship the heavy steel hopper back to the repair center. The only other complaint I have is that the short power cord is just long enough to get tangled under the wheels when I pull it, so I used some cable ties to tie it up to the frame. (Picture 3) August 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Very Light Duty Mulcher This shredder is on the lower end (light duty) of the chipper/shredder world. It is only good for very light and very dry material fed at a very slow rate. Otherwise you will find yourself constantly taking it apart to remove jams. Also contributing to the frequent jaming are the blades that become dull very rapidly, even with clean( no dirt), organic material. Perhaps this is what is to be expected of this relatively inexpensive piece of equipment. Finding an appropriate cost sweet-spot for big yard gardeners wanting to recycle/mulch their organic material is very difficult. The hassle of low-end chipper/shredders is probably not worth the time and the cost of the high-end machines is not worth the price. It's a shame! March 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by This one is the Cat's Meow The first one was a bummer out of the box. Bad starter capacitor, motor overload tripped breaker constantly. Company has no service centers to repair and part not listed in parts manual. Returned unit, took a chance and reordered. Next one a dream - makes confetti of anything fed into it. The branch chute has occasional slight kickback but manageable. My annual tree trimming used to take weeks to dispose of in the town provided trash barrel. Now I get the whole load in at one time. Taking a chance on buying again paid off. Just hope it outlives the warranty as they told me there's no place to do their warranty repair. October 21, 2014
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