Wood Chipper Reviews

Taking down small and large trees allows us to look our wood chipper reviews from the perspective of both property owners and forestry professionals. Our chipper reviews primarily look at gas models, but we also review electric units from time to time for lighter use. Above all, a wood chipper must be powerful and durable. The motor on a decent wood chipper will be well-matched to its stated capacity. It makes little sense to have a wide mouth on a wood chipper that can’t handle the load. Wood Chipper Reviews When we review wood chippers, we pay close attention to the cutting blades. They need to have well-designed hammers and good quality steel to quickly and thoroughly chip wood. Belt drives must be well-designed, and heavy-gauge steel construction is preferred given the typical rough use of these tools. Portability is also key, as towing or otherwise transporting these wood chippers requires a solid tow bar. Finally, electric starts are tested to ensure they work consistently.

dk2 elite energy line

DK2 Elite Energy Line

One of the great things about OPE journalism is watching companies grow. So often, a manufacturer’s backstory adds context to news about a product or series. For instance, DK2 has come a long way since it started as a small business run out of a basement. Three generations later, they’re still at it, and they […]

DR Power Premier 310 chipper shredder review

DR Power Premier 310 Chipper Shredder Review

DR Power Chipper Shredder Shreds Debris with Gusto We like owning property, but trees and maintenance take their toll. Products like the DR Power Premier 310 Chipper Shredder came to the rescue on our farm up in Georgia. There, we let reviewer Luke Smith use this tool to help tackle some of his cleanup tasks. […]

Echo Chipper Shredder Lineup

Echo Unleashes 3 Chipper Shredder Models To Suit Your Needs It never hurts to have a good wood chipper at your disposal, and now Echo has released 3 models to handle your chipping and shredding needs. Each can take branches up to 3 inches in diameter and reduce them down to fine chips for composting, […]

Echo Bearcat 3420 Chipper Shredder

Echo Bearcat SC3420 Chipper Shredder

When it comes to property cleanup, it’s hard to do without a good chipper shredder. The Echo Bearcat SC3420 chipper shredder makes mulch of any limbs up to 3-inches in diameter. Additionally, the shredding side will take care of anything 3/4-inch and smaller. Bearcat SC3420 Chipper Shredder Features Powered by the Briggs & Stratton 420cc […]

Salsco 6235B Chipper

Salsco 6235B Chipper Preview

I can’t look at a wood chipper without thinking of the movie “Fargo.” It’s a delightful little crime drama, directed by the Coen Brothers, set in a sleepy little Minnesota town. If you haven’t seen it, you should. But, there is a pretty climactic scene that involves a wood chipper, and without giving too much away […]

YardMax Chipper Shredder

YardMax Chipper Shredder – Make Your Own Mulch

Outdoor power equipment manufacturer YardMax recently introduced its new 2-in-1 YardMax Chipper Shredder designed for homeowners. It boasts a 3-inch diameter branch capacity, stamped steel construction, two J-shredder hammers, two rectangular hammers, two chipping knives, a direct drive Briggs & Stratton Professional Series engine for constant self-feeding, a 10:1 reduction ratio. “The power and efficiency provided by […]