Rated 4 out of 5Â by UnkKevin Really good - eventually
Good features, operates well (and continuously) and, when blocked by an excess of wet leaves, is reasonably easy to unblock. Very quiet too.
The only issue is the shreddings hopper, which was quite badly broken around the top. Screwfix replaced the whole machine over-night - brilliant! Sadly, the second hopper was also damaged, although less so. Screwfix were unable to replace a component but put me in touch with Mountfied who sent a new hopper over-night, no questions asked - also brilliant. The new hopper is unbroken and of a different material which appears more sturdy. So really good - eventually!
26 Jan 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 Shredder
Brilliantly packaged in the box, using the waste collector to hold and protect all the bits. Straightforward to put together and very quiet in operation.
4cm diameter feeding hole on the left of a slot, it pays to keep the branches etc on the left otherwise they can just spin around uselessly.
The motor is fabulously torquey - didn't jam on any loads, far better, in my opinion than the equivalent Braun, which I was forever unjamming (until it got nicked).
12 Jan 2016
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Sewinking Good in parts
I originally bought this product in February 2015 to replace an Alko roller shredder which had given long and reliable service but had finally given up. I did considerable research before purchasing it. The first one had to go straight back to Screwfix locally to be replaced as the collecting bin was cracked - I see others have also had this problem. The second one was easy to set up and worked well with woody material, getting through considerable quantities quickly and dealing better with odd shaped branch junctions than the old Alko. It was less satisfactory with green and fibrous material, crushing rather than chopping despite my having used up much of the travel on the adjusting screw. Early last month (December 2015) the power connector and switching relay started to give problems and then the machine failed completely. There was a grinding sound while operating and the machine would not re-start - there was a brief hum from the motor when I tried to start it and then the safety cut-out operated . I unscrewed the roller cover plate (very easy) and cleared all the material from round the roller, re-assembled and tried again. No change - so probably a broken gearbox. I called Screwfix and they immediately said they would replace it, so I took the defective machine into the local branch on 29 December and picked up the replacement on 30 December - excellent service from Screwfix. On setting it up it was clear that the chopping surface against which the roller operates had not been machined quite right as it was necessary to use up a significant proportion of the travel on the adjusting screw before I heard an even noise (and the machine would cut, rather than crush, thinnish branches). However, it seems to be working well now - we will see how long this one lasts.
1 Jan 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LellBell Great garden shredder
We are very pleased with this product. We did a fair bit of research before this buy, as we haven't owned one before. Report from Which was very good, also reviews from this site.
We ordered on Saturday and picked up from our local Screwfix store the next day. Excellent speed and service.
We had assembled it (very easy), and were using it within the hour of collecting.
As mentioned in previous reviews, it may clog a little with very green material, but overall it does the job very well. We have bought it to help produce more compost and also mulch.
25 Aug 2015