Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 247
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Works unexpectedly well
Easy to assemble. Has good power. I got it because I have lots of brush to get rid of, and there are always branches falling off trees. I expected it not to be able to handle the work and that I would have to send it back. But it's a keeper. Hubcaps seem unnecessary. Suggestions for product improvement are available by request.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by imnoexpertbut questionable QC/design
This review is based upon my observations during assembly. The assembly instructions read: "Align the holes on the main body housing and stand assembly, insert the washers into the stand assembly on both sides (FIg. 7)." The instructions do not mention screws, although they are shown in Fig. 7. The two holes on the plastic socket on one side of the housing do not line up with the holes in the metal stand on one side (see photo), so only three of the four screws were used. The paddle comes attached the hopper with a lanyard and two clips that each have a screw and nut. This is silly. The paddle can be attached to the hopper using the lanyard without tools or hardware (see photo). The time spent attaching the paddle to the hopper at the factory should have been spent checking the alignment of the aforementioned holes. My performance expectations might be unreasonable since my only prior chipper experience is with a 6" Vermeer. I am hoping for a couple of years of light duty.
June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HIgardener Good little chipper!
The chipper works well within the limitations, 1 1/2" material max.
I really appreciate the free shipping!!!
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MN1960 Better than expected!
I have a brush pile that's been growing over the last few years and figured it was time to get rid of it. Saw this on the Home Depot app and ordered it. It came in, I picked it up and after getting home I assembled it in no time. When it came time to use it I was surprised at the motor, I was almost expecting a loud and screaming motor, nope, this thing sounds serious! I started with some small branches to see what happens and it ate them up in a hurry. So, like any man, I had to see just what it could take, without going oversize, that is. I shoved pine cones in there as well as branches that branched off to smaller twigs, and as long as it went in the hole, it came out chipped. For the price I'm more than satisfied with what I got.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sirius924 Nice chipper
Easy to set up, easy to use. Previous reviews were very helpful.
April 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nevernuf Returned after 5 minutes of use
Reading the specs it was all I wanted and could have hoped for. It seems to have good power, and chops leaves pretty small. It was easy to assemble.
I wanted something to shred the PILE of leaves from my hedges. A LARGE pile. This has a SLOT for putting the leaves in. About as big as a mail slot. It does have a pusher to force the leaves in, but you can't even put in a handful at a time. Yes, it has an opening for sticks, but I bought it for leaves and a half a handful at a time is ridiculous.
I didn't use it enough to say it was great. Maybe it'll be good for you, but it wasn't for me.
Home depot has an OUTSTANDING return policy though, so that's good...
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Pleasantly Surprised
I usually don't write reviews but this product is so good for the value that I just had to write one. I have a massive overgrowth project going. To either rent a chipper or buy a regular gas trimmer would be extremely costly so I decided to give this a shot. This chipper is a lot better than I expected for this kind of money. I have had it just a few days & I have chipped a couple of pick up truck loads of branches already with no signs of this machine slowing down. I was torn between a full 5 stars or 4 just because of the value. If I had one critique it is that I wish it had like a funnel hopper. When a finish an area there is a ton of small twigs that I wish I could just dump in the machine but the small hopper makes that difficult. If they made such a thing and sold it as an accessory I would buy it.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gardengrinder exactly as advertised
I purchased this unit mainly for breaking down garden waste to use as mulch or to speed composting , with occasional use for small branches from trees and shrubs, and though I have only used it twice it seems to be exactly what it was advertised to be. I had no trouble chipping up small branches up to an inch and a half, both green and dry, as long as they were relatively straight, as the feeder tube is pretty narrow. However, I wouldn't recommend using it to grind up long, green, fibrous leaves (lilies, etc) as the fibers tend to wind around the blade axle and are hard to remove, which could cause problems. Maybe if the leaves are left to dry first? In any case, though I wouldn't want to try chipping a big pile of branches or stems, it's perfect for small jobs. Be careful when opening the unit and cleaning the chute, as the blades are crazy sharp!
July 13, 2016