Rated 4 out of 5Â by Berts Mountfield MS2500 Garden Shred
This is a great tool for your garden. Dead easy to put together eats up the branches really well .
Need to use the reverse function every once in a while to keep the blades clear just check now now and again & all is good. Easy to unblock if you forget, I have had a Mountfield lawn mower for over 20 years no issues and this seems just as well built.
29 Jul 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chipsgalore chips galore
I was going to buy the other one (B****) after reading the reviews glad I did not buy. Bought the mountfield and it has not let me down, so easy to clean out when it clogs up 4 allen bolts to remove plate and the safety switch so secure. *****
27 Jul 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jessdog excellent machine
This machine works so very well compared with shredders I have used in the past. Its automatic feed is totally reliable drawing in the items to chop up and discharging them into its collection box in easily baggable little bits.
20 Jul 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Zalophus Fred the Shred
So firstly, full marks to Screwfix - best price in the market, really fast delivery and turned up exactly when they said delivery slot would be.
I'd been looking for a heavy duty shredder and was leaning towards a B****, but noticed some reviewers having issues with bins shaking loose and not coping well with green matter. So I took a chance on the Mountfield because it seemed robust and simple... and that's exactly how it's turned out.
Three months on, I've used it for several intensive sessions, working through mountains of old and new Leylandii prunings, brambles, woody shrubs and branches of trees that really have no place in a garden like ours. This machine eats it all with no hesitation. I've even tried it on new leaves just to see if I can outwit it, but it just chugs on.
The shreddings are pelletized sufficiently to compost or use as mulch. It's really hard to overload the machine as the feeder seems perfectly sized to prevent oversized material (greater than 45mm) being fed in. On the odd occasion I've managed to do it, the reversing function quickly clears the material.
The collecting bin just works. Good sized capacity, I typically shred for 10-15 minutes before emptying, if material starts to build up under the rotor just tilt the machine (with the blade still turning if you really want to) and shake it back.
It's dead easy to set up and adjust the rotor, there is a single adjusting handwheel that you turn until the rotor just brushes the plate to leave a few fine metal shavings in the bin.
On one occasion I thought I'd gone too far with lots of half-rotted Leylandii foliage, and blocked up the rotor with compacted soggy material leading to the motor cutting out (probably overheated). The front plate came off with 4 allen screws allowing the rotor and blade to be cleared, and as soon as the motor had cooled down off we went again. I've given 4 stars for reliability simply because of this incident (which was my fault for using material that was too wet), but really it could be 5s throughout.
Overall, if you insist on your garden machinery being green and German you could buy a B****, otherwise I'd go for this one every time. It's cheaper, too.
6 Apr 2014