Electric Wood Chipper, 4HP Wood Chipper and Garden Shredder, FM4DDE
Compact Electric Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive FM4DDE
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Compact Electric Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive FM4DDE

From £329.16 From £287.42

  • Twin Reversible Blades
  • Direct Drive
  • Lightweight and Compact Design
  • Hinged Hopper and Chute
  • Powered by Standard Household Mains
  • Patent Pending (GB2100107.8) / International (PCT/IB2021/054494)
(22 customer reviews)
UK Version
EU Version
No Spare Blades
x1 Set of Forged Steel Chipper Blades + Blade Removal Tool
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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 easily access the drum for quick maintenance. 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 it 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″) 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)

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

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

  1. Andrew (verified owner)

    This is a really good quality chipper. If you want a powerful electric chipper, this FM4DDE model is probably one of the best you can buy, certainly the best I could find.
    It meets my needs perfectly, I have reasonable (medium?) sized garden, about a third of an acre, with lots of rhododendrons which grow fast and need regular cutting back. My previous chipper, admittedly second hand, was a standard £130 garden chipper. This was much noisier than this model, and kept jamming, and eventually broke. Since then I have been letting the branches dry and burning them. However, I live in an urban area and although the neighbours are great about it, it is a little antisocial to be burning them. Much better to chip them and use the chippings as mulch on the flower beds. I was looking for an electric model, because I don’t want the hassle of maintaining a petrol engine. However, I wanted the most powerful model that works off a standard 13A socket. This was the only one I could find that fits that requirement. The branches I need to chip are mostly less than 30mm, but I wanted a machine that copes with more than this, to reduce the amount of jamming, which is a huge time waster and extends the length of the job. The maximum branch size on this machine of 50mm is not a significant limitation, as any more than that I would not chip, but use for firewood.  Assembling the 4 parts of the chipper was straightforward just needing an adjustable spanner.  Although it is a lot more powerful that my last model, it takes up about the same size, i.e. really compact. Whilst assembling I could see the parts are really solid and well engineered to a high quality. Although quite heavy, due to the power of the motor, the wheels make it very easy to move around. That said, it is no heavier than my previous model. It is relatively easy to unscrew the hopper and exit chute for clearing any jams. Although this model is not cheap, at over £400 it is three times the price of standard garden chippers, you are getting something completely different – a well engineered, robust and higher capacity chipper that is much less likely to keep jamming, and is likely to last a good deal longer. For what you get I think it is good value. My experience is it’s always worth going for the best quality you can afford where garden machinery is concerned.
    Customer service really helpful too.

  2. Adam Blood (verified owner)

    The machine is great. Fast, stable, chops branches very well – I am very impressed. Something fantastic. I highly recommend all gardeners really useful equipment. Fast, trouble-free shipment.
    A random purchase, but it hit the nail on the head.
    The machine went to Poland Lutomiersk.
    Great respect.

  3. sebastien (verified owner)

    Product received yesterday. I tested it during 1 hour, and I found it amazing : easy to move, easy to start. The cutting is perfect (parts are between 1 and 2 cm), very fast, motor is strong (enough for wood under 50 mm) and very silent (when you’re not cutting)
    I have used a cheaper model (150€) during years before, with a similar power, but the gap between the 2 model is hudge
    I found the price is a little high for a so simple machine, but for me it’s almost the perfect tool.
    2 points that can be enhanced :
    – 500W more of power to allow cutting over 50mm wood
    – the 4 bolts for the engine are very (very) long, I replace it with shorter.

  4. Antony Hoare (verified owner)

    Superior chipper
    I’ve already used the chipper very successfully and it’s chomped through a large quantity of apple, elder, rose, hazel and rowan prunings producing 5 heaped barrow loads. An excellent bit of kit, very strong and well engineered as one would expect from Forest Master (I already have a well used Log splitter).

    I’ve found that if you can’t easily insert the branch into the hopper, it’s best to lop it into straightish lengths as it might get jammed. If you try to push an awkward shape through the hopper into the blades, the machine stops and cannot be restarted until the hopper is swivelled up and the blades are checked/cleared. That’s relatively quick and easy to do and I would recommend permanently keeping a pair of 9mm and 13mm spanners handy.

    I’d give it 5 stars other than it’s not the easiest thing to move around more than a few yards and could do with an exterior handle to pull it with. I might see if I can fit one myself with self tapping screws. Having said that I can lift it into a barrow but it’s very heavy.

    The delivery was very quick (next day), assembly easy (other than the ridiculously long bolts to attach the motor) and I’ve always found Forest Master personnel very helpful when phoned.

  5. David Urie (verified owner)

    I don’t often write reviews online but I feel I have to write one for this excellent bit of kit. Ordered on Wednesday afternoon, delivered lunchtime on the Friday. Straightforward to put together and a joy to use. I’m sure the petrol one has a bit more power for some big branches, but I’ve no complaints about how this electric one makes quick work of by tree cuttings.

    I would suggest that a bit of prep before you start chipping will help. Make sure that your branches don’t have stems growing out of them along the branch that will make it difficult to fit the point where the come from to fit through the guide into the machine. A couple of minutes to just trim off offending side shoots will make the whole process so much smoother and the side shoots can then be quickly gobbled up by the machine after that.

    Really pleased with this machine. Wish I had got one years ago.

  6. Paul Howse (verified owner)

    Great machine, does a great job – could do with a handle to help move/wheel it around. Fast delivery!

  7. Kenneth Graham (verified owner)

    fast delivery. Used once till now and found it very good indeed. Got rain for next 11 days (forecast) so will get back to chipping rest of tree branches and bushes lying in back garden. Bought electric as i dont like petrol. Dont have anything thicker than 1″ diameter so it is perfect for my needs. Thanks to Forrest Master.

  8. Gunther O. (verified owner)

    The service from you was good.
    1) the afterthought of the two 2mm safety bolts in the end of the chipper exit shute causes backfill with chippings which jam the rotor blade drum! Take them out.
    2) the bolt which releases the hinged hopper and engages with a safety microswitch to enable the blocked hopper and rotor cutting blades to be cleared is very time consuming to remove and replace. Chipping dust falls into the bolt hole! Fit a wing nut etc.
    3) It requires more than finger effort with the supplied box spanner to rotate the blocked rotor backwards in order to clear it!
    4) It is not easy to move the chipper any distance on its wheels without a retractable handle installed. I fitted one which does not interfere with access to the power switch and the hopper’s feed shute.
    Apart from the above, the chipper works well.

  9. Tobias G. (verified owner)

  10. Jörg (verified owner)

    perfect delivery; great machine; she also easily chops olives and almond wood so we are very satisfied; (Improvement: a handle for easier transort would be even better)

  11. Steven G. (verified owner)

    Really impressed with my new chipper. Has torn through the waste I’d accumulated over the summer and every faith it wil make short work of the hedgrows and trees I’ll be tackling this autumn.

  12. Ian Younghusband (verified owner)

    Delivery time was excellent, easy to assemble, it does what it says it chips wood really well.

  13. Richard Price (verified owner)

    It arrived promptly and in good condition. It is robust and works well. I agree that the motor bolts are a bit long and a handle would help but it would be a lot better to use without the restrictor plate in the feed hopper. This must be for safety, to catch flying blades or loose blade bolts, or to stop people doing silly things. Other manufacturers do the same thing. I am pleased with this purchase. Thanks

  14. Louise (verified owner)

    Great chipper, made short work of 3cm tree branches. Used for about 40 mins, so far so good.

  15. Richard W. (verified owner)

    This is a well made product which I expect to last for years. Easy to fix together when following the excellent instructions supplied in the box. And once switched on, the chipper performed better than I expected.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really good. Thanks.

  17. Derrick F. (verified owner)

    It dose what it say’s it good with branches but hard to get twigs and smaller wood in but it works well very pleased with it

  18. James Watson (verified owner)

    Excellent product and service

  19. George B. (verified owner)

    Easy to assemble and use once you get used to it.

  20. Leonard Esakowitz (verified owner)

    Only problem was the loading chute didn’t fit until I enlarged the holding screw hole a bit – the single long screw not the not the one that acts like a mini axle.

  21. Patrick (verified owner)

    Good afternoon,
    After speaking with Michael,

    Please find some of my comments.
    You have recently delivered the “Compact Electric Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive FM4DDE” and after a couple of minutes I already started to have problems.

    The reason I bought the Wood Chipper from your company is that I wanted a product that is reliable and working. But that wasn’t the case.

    Electric issues
    Jamming issues

    I tried multiple solution to resolve the electric issues, but it worked for a short time then it stopped.

    Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.
    Sometimes I need to wait 5 mn and then it works again.
    • Long electric extension (Stopped to work after 5 minutes)
    • Short extension (Stopped to work after 5 minutes)
    • Direct to the source (Stopped to work after 5 minutes)
    AS we speak it doesn’t work at all. ( I only used it 2 time and less than 1 hour in total)
    The extension cable are all broken I suspect the fuse has exploded.

    Jamming issue,

    Putting small branches jammed the machine after 5 mn
    I then cleaned it and it worked again.
    Doing it once is ok but doing it all the time becomes a problem.

    It is a new machine and I’m very disappointed having so many problems.



  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good product; does what it says

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