Compact Electric Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive FM4DDE

From £333.29

  • Twin Reversible Blades
  • Direct Drive
  • Lightweight and Compact Design
  • Hinged Hopper and Chute
  • Powered by Standard Household Mains
  • Patent (GB2100107.8) / International (PCT/IB2021/054494)
(116 customer reviews)
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Compact Electric Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive FM4DDE From £333.29
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Brand: Forest Master

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The FM4DDE is a patented GB2008049.5 compact electric wood chipper capable of chipping wood up to 50mm (2 inches) in diameter. The FM4DDE’s 4hp 2800-watt electric motor can rotate the chipper drum at a maximum of 2800 rpm. This enables it to easily chip all kinds of freshly cut wood from hard to soft. It is a direct drive for better performance and this also means that there are no belts that you have to keep adjusting. Although it is a powerful 2800-watt electric motor, it still runs off standard 240v household mains electricity. The UK model of the wood chipper is fitted with a UK 3-pin plug and the EU model arrives fitted with an EU Plug.

The FM4DDE has twin reversible blades so that when one side becomes worn from use the blades can simply be turned around to use the second side. This saves the need for constant resharpening and effectively doubles the life of the blades. The lightweight and compact size of the chipper enables it to be extremely manoeuvrable and easy to store. Both the feed hopper and the discharge chute have a hinged chute design, enabling the user to access the drum for quick maintenance easily. The end of the FM4DDE’s discharge chute can be angled to direct the chips.

The entrance leading directly to the cutter (hopper chute) is 95mm x 95mm. The upper section has a CE plate fitted. This safety plate is not required for USA or Canada.

View the Frequently Asked Questions page to explore all the commonly asked questions regarding the Electric Wood Chipper.

  • Direct Drive, no belts to adjust
  • Reversible blades for longer life
  • Chips wood up to 50mm (2″) in diameter
  • Lightweight only 38kg*
  • Compact for easy storage
  • Hinged hopper and chute
  • Runs off standard household mains
  • 2-pin adapter supplied for Europe
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Some minor assembly is required
  • European Design 008171813
  • Internationally Protected (PCT/IB2021/054494)
  • Wood older than three days may produce sawdust

Intending to use this wood chipper with an extension lead spanning over 10 meters long? Get in contact first via phone, email or live chat.

Max Wood Diameter: 50mm / 2″* Power: 4 hp 2800 watt single phase electric motor Max Drum Speed: 2800 rpm* Net Weight: 35kg* Overall Height: 784mm* Overall Width: 480mm* Overall Length: 910mm* Number of Blades: 2 (reversible) Warranty: 1 Year *all figures are approximate

Additional information

Weight 35 kg

UK Version, EU Version

Shipping options

boxed, pre-assembled

Spare Replacement Blades?

No Spare Blades, x1 Set of Forged Steel Chipper Blades + Blade Removal Tool


Forest Master Electric 4HP Compact Garden Wood Chipper & Shredder - FM4DDE

116 reviews for Compact Electric Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive FM4DDE

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  2. Nice & compact, easy to use however the compact nature of the machine resulted in blocking of the outlet regularly, especially if the wood formed sawdust rather than chips or there were leaves on the branches which clogged the chips up. This resulted in a back up into the feed. When chipping withe right consistency of wood for draw through, worked fine but had to be done slowly. Unblocking took a lot of time due to having to un bolt the feed & outlet each time, lost a split washer in the saw dust the first time as so small Feed could easily be improved by a snap clip, rather than bolt, which be easier to open/close but would need to be properly closed before the cutting mechanism work (as with the bolt)
    Fell short of my expectations for £529 & regret not going for a bigger model like my previous Hyundai

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  4. Excellent. Using a 2.5mm cable I’ve had no issues at all. It does an amazing job and chipping small branches. The wood has to be VERY green to attempt close to 50mm (this is mentioned on the instructions). Even then, feed it in gently.

    Wish I’d bought one sooner. Fantastic.

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  5. Excellent product and service all round. Highly recommended on previous reviews, and maintaining an excellent service and business. I spent a while on researching the product, and all expectations were fulfilled. Thanks!

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Q & A

What is the overall size of your electric shredder please as I require to put it away in the shed Phillip Oliver asked on May 27, 2023

The overall size of the electric shredder is 910 × 390 × 780 mm (L x W x H)

Forest Master answered on May 30, 2023 store manager
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Ya no tienen disponible la versión para UE? muchas gracias Diego asked on May 6, 2023

La versión de la UE está actualmente agotada, pero muy pronto llegarán nuevas existencias, estimadas el 10.05.23

Forest Master answered on May 9, 2023 store manager
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Salve, vorrei sapere se il prezzo e in euro ? Grazie Ivo Pirc asked on March 25, 2023

Salve, purtroppo accettiamo solo GBP come pagamento in valuta. Tuttavia, se effettui il check-out tramite PayPal, convertiranno automaticamente questa valuta per te.
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Hello, Unfortunately, we only accept GBP as payment for currency. However, if you check out via PayPal they will auto-convert this currency for you.

Forest Master answered on March 29, 2023 store manager
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Pourquoi il ne faut pas utiliser de rallonge électrique si le câble est si court ? Why shouldn't an extension cord be used if the cable is so short? Marc Chevré asked on November 15, 2022

English --
On average, we lose 1 volt of power for every meter of cable. So if you were to extend over 30 meters, then you’re losing 30 volts of power. When a motor is designed for 230/240 volts, you are overloading the motor by running it with less than 220 volts.

In the past, customers have been known to run at 200 volts with no issues, but over time this can cause issues with the motor causing them to fail.

Standard household mains will typically run at around 230v/240v, but it’s recommended that you check this as it’s quite possible that you’re running at a lower level.

The extension cable you use will also have to be 2.5 cable and be used fully unwound.

Français --
En moyenne, nous perdons 1 volt de puissance pour chaque mètre de câble. Donc, si vous deviez vous étendre sur 30 mètres, vous perdez 30 volts de puissance. Lorsqu'un moteur est conçu pour 230/240 volts, vous surchargez le moteur en le faisant fonctionner avec moins de 220 volts.

Dans le passé, les clients étaient connus pour fonctionner à 200 volts sans problème, mais au fil du temps, cela peut entraîner des problèmes avec le moteur et les faire tomber en panne.

Le secteur domestique standard fonctionnera généralement à environ 230v/240v, mais il est recommandé de vérifier cela car il est tout à fait possible que vous fonctionniez à un niveau inférieur.

Le câble d'extension que vous utilisez devra également être un câble de 2,5 et être utilisé entièrement déroulé.

Forest Master answered on November 17, 2022 store manager

Not sure where you get your numbers from, but the standard voltage drop for 2,5mm2 cable is 18mV/A/m (double drop covers live and return). Using the 4hp figure for your machine this is approx 2984W, Taking mains voltage to be a nominal 230V, this gives approx 12.97A as the current drawn. So, the voltage drop per metre of cable is about 0.233V and on a 30m cable would be approx 7volts - not 30. Since the machine also has a rating of 2800W this equates to 0.219V per metre of cable - about 6.57V drop.

Steven Linnell answered on April 11, 2024

Thank you for your detailed feedback and for sharing your calculations. Your points are well-taken and contribute significantly to a nuanced understanding of the situation.

It's important to clarify that my original comment was aimed at providing a conservative estimate to help prepare buyers for a worst-case scenario. By presenting these figures, our intention was to ensure there are no surprises, especially in critical or extended use situations.

Moreover, the figures I used also take into account factors like the start-up current draw of induction motors, which can be significantly higher than the running current. This start-up spike can lead to a greater voltage drop, albeit momentarily, which is critical to consider for motor health over time.

Additionally, while thinner cables might be rated for certain conditions, they often experience higher losses when they're extended over long distances and under continuous load, hence our recommendation for thicker cable and ensuring it is used fully unwound to minimize resistance and heat buildup.

We appreciate your engagement and the opportunity to clarify these points. Our goal is always to ensure the longevity and efficient operation of the equipment we recommend. Please feel free to reach out if there are more insights or concerns you’d like to discuss.

Forest Master answered on April 15, 2024 store manager
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How big is the box in which the chipper is sent in the boxed version? Thanks. Guilherme Pires asked on November 4, 2022

The chipper arrives in two boxes.

Box 1: L - 49cm W - 35cm H - 27cm (27.5KG)
Box 2: L - 48cm W - 48cm H - 26cm (13KG)

Forest Master answered on November 14, 2022 store manager
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