Compact Petrol 6HP Wood Chipper Direct Drive FM6DD

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  • Powered by the latest LCT 4-stroke engine
  • Twin reversible blades that extend product life-span
  • Direct Drive – no belts need replacing
  • Shreds branches up to 50mm
  • Weighs only 38kg
  • 1-year warranty as standard
  • Patent (GB2100107.8) / International (PCT/IB2021/054494)
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Forest Master Compact Petrol Wood Chipper 6HP Garden Shredder

The FM6DD is a patented (GB2008049.5) compact petrol wood chipper for sale which is capable of chipping wood up to 50mm (2 inches) in diameter. The FM6DD’s powerful 6hp LCT engine can rotate the chipper drum at a maximum of 3600rpm. 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 or chains that you have to keep adjusting.

We have two versions of the FM6DD available, a standard version that features a pull start and an upgraded Electric Start version for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of a pull start. The electric start version also includes a backup pull-start.

The FM6DD 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 FM6DD’s discharge chute can be angled to direct the chips.

The FM6DD is powered by the latest LCT Maxx Series 208cc 4 Stroke engine. LCT are a US-owned company that manufactures 4-stroke engines that are used in a wide variety of outdoor power equipment.

The powerful and compact wood chipper only requires minimal maintenance, you are only required to check the oil level and the cutting blades of the chipper, both of which can be easily replaced or refilled in just a few short moments.

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 the USA or Canada.

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

Note that this machine is shipped dry and requires engine oil. Use standard 4 Stroke oil such as 10W-40.

    • 6hp 208cc 4 Stroke LCT Maxx Series reliable engine. Direct drive, no belts involved so no loss of performance
    • Twin reversible blades give them a much longer lifespan
    • Direct Drive – No inconvenience of Belts or Chains
    • Minimal Maintenance
    • This powerful compact chipper will shred just about every type of freshly cut branch up to 50 mm
    • Lightweight only 38kg*
    • The hopper and chute are hinged and can be folded away to minimise the storage capacity. Takes up less space than an average wheelbarrow
    • 1 Year Warranty
    • Some minor assembly is required
    • European Design 008171813
    • Internationally Protected (PCT/IB2021/054494)
    • Wood older than three days may produce sawdust

Max Wood Diameter: 50mm / 2″*

Power: 6hp LCT Maxx series petrol engine 208cc 4 stroke

Max Drum Speed: 3600 rpm*

Net Weight: 38kg*

Overall Height: 780mm*

Overall Width: 480mm*

Overall Length: 910mm*

Number of Blades: 2 (reversible)

Warranty: 1 Year

Note that this machine is shipped dry and requires engine oil. Use standard 4 Stroke oil such as 10W-40.

*All figures are approximate



Additional information

Weight 38 kg
Shipping options

boxed, pre-assembled

Spare Replacement Blades

No Spare Blades, x1 Forged Steel Blades + Removal Tool

Oil Add-on (600ml required)

No Oil, 600ML of 10W-40 Oil


Forest Master Petrol 6HP Compact Garden Wood Chipper & Shredder - FM6DD

249 reviews for Compact Petrol 6HP Wood Chipper Direct Drive FM6DD

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  1. Simon (verified owner)

    Brilliant bit of kit to add to the collection. I’ve been looking for something like this for years, small enough to manage on my own but more than powerful enough not to be a complete waste of space/ money.
    *Double check the Knife-Anvil gap before first use…. I assumed it would’ve been set correctly but had to adjust it as it wasn’t feeding larger limbs. Goes like the clippers now though.
    Proper job. 👌🏻

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  2. George (verified owner)

    Fabulous bit of kit. I got this about 3 months ago (8 day delivery during lockdown from UK to Balearic Islands, pretty amazing for a start) to replace an electric mulcher that’s given excellent service for years but has never managed well with the wild olive and other garrigue plants we have here. First impressions: really sturdy, well put together. Easy to assemble. Oil filling: bit of a fiddle but I suppose it’ll only be yearly so not a great issue. Starting: 3 months on (used frequently), starts first pull (except when I forget the “on” switch..). Use: full marks. It does exactly what I was hoping for, chewing through (up to 4/5cm) branches a leaving a fine mulch to put around trees. I’ll be trying composting with it in the winter. Transport: big wheels help but what’s best is that it fits in a wheelbarrow and can easily be moved from one place to another (2 acre plot). Size: fab, fits in the garage perfectly. Would a bigger machine give better performance? Probably. Woukd it tick as many boxes? I don’t think so. Very happy fo far, would strongly recommend.

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  3. Andrew (verified owner)

    Really good quality machine. Firstly a very quick delivery to Northern Ireland which I wasn’t expecting. Assembly was very simple, and straight away you can tell the quality of the machine as everything is so sturdy and well put together. The engine started on the second pull and has started very well since. Very effective on all my freshly cut branches, and deals with all my hedge trimmings also. Would definitely recommend.

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  4. Shauky (verified owner)

    After looking at the reviews of different machines came across forest-master. It’s compact size that I could fit into my estate car after taking the large chute off it.Delivery was really good but the packaging was shoddy and the parts were missing which got sorted out straight away after sending couple of emails. I am sure it would have been one off incident but the machine itself is quite something. Very well made and easy to put together works really well used it twice now and I am happy to say that it is a five star product. Very happy with it.

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  5. Nick Fegan

    Finally, after getting this machine up and running, it’s only today I have put it through her paces! Can I recommend it: in a nutshell….a resounding YES, YES! It’s a beauty! Chewed and spat 2″ AND some 3″ Inch thick lilac bushes approx 3’/4′ long branches with leaves, no problems. I stripped a 12′ tree in less than an hour with this ‘little’ BEAST! Not good ONLY with leaves..must have a dry mix, and she’ll put anything by those choppers! BEST INVESTMENT this year!! Thanks, Forest Master.

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  6. Peter (verified owner)

    An excellent piece of equipment and top quality customer service. I have now been using the machine for a week or so, and it made short work of a 12ft bushy conifer, as well as various branches from overgrown shrubs and roses, Next up is an unsightly leylandii hedge – a week’s work there, but I’m sure the chipper/shredder will cope.
    A few comments which may be of help.
    1. When setting the machine up for the first time, don’t stint on the engine oil. I put 600ml of oil in initially, but could not fire the machine up. Following very helpful and patient advice from the man at Forest Master, I added more oil, until it just overflowed, made sure the drum was running freely (it was a bit stiff to begin with) and it then fired up on the second pull. In fairness the manual said to fill the oil, until it was almost overflowing, but the manual also said that there was no dipstick, whereas mine came with a different engine, with two oilfilling holes, complete with dipsticks! Also, there is apparently an oil sensor level in the machine, which prevents starting if the oil level is too low. Perhaps these points should be added to the manual.
    2. I’ve learnt to be patient with branches which are very bent, or have a large amount of bushy top growth. Taking the time to cut such branches into smaller pieces makes for far faster progress.
    3. While it is possible to move the machine around, by holding the shute or the hopper, some sort of handle would make life a little easier.
    4. An extra bolt was included with the machine, but was not mentioned in the instructions. Initially, I panicked, thinking I’d missed something, but I then realised it was a spare bolt, for the drum, if ever required. Perhaps this could be mentioned in the instructions.

    Overall, though, a very good quality, sturdy and well built machine that performs well, and top marks for Forest Master’s customer service. Rapid delivery, and excellent help and advice available, if problems are experienced.

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  7. Tommy Lyons

    Delivered to the West of Ireland from UK in double quick time. The best piece of garden equipment I ever purchased. Spent the last week shredding Leylandi branches. So easy to move around the garden. Very sturdy and well made. They say size matters, but not when it comes to the Forest Master. Couldn’t be happier with my wood chipping friend. Highly recommend it.

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  8. Anna Farmery (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant machine. Easy assembly – well had one question but they answered immediately -and it really has chomped through branches, bushes, hedging….couldn’t speak highly enough of it. I was told “cheap” wood chippers weren’t worth it…clearly they had never used this one. Love it.

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  9. John Fells (verified owner)

    Totally satisfied. An enjoyable assembly followed by a start up on the first pull! Since then it has chomped its way through lots of stuff including tree trimmings and it even managed well with some damp rambling rose that was still in leaf. I agonised over whether to get the petrol chipper but am very glad I did as I have found it easy to move around my large garden.

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  10. Rob

    I have used my FM6DD chipper for about 6 months with actual running time of about 50 hours. Compact, reliable and punches above it’s weight. I undertook the oil change after 20 hours use as recommended and it ran more smoothly, producing a noticeable improved power output, so this is well worth doing. It has reduced conifer branches, dogwood, holly, privet and sycamore to a useable material with no problems at all. Needed to replace the rubber curtain (damage was my fault) that resulted in above normal after-sales service. Recommended for domestic use and does exactly what is said in the description. An excellent piece of equipment.

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  11. Juan

    This looks great!

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  12. Michael (verified owner)

    Arrived today just two days after placing the order. Pretty easy to assemble; the bolts aren’t labelled but would be hard to put them in the wrong holes. Filled to overflowing with 5w-30 oil, added some petrol, went through the start up procedure and it started after two/three good pulls. Let it warm through for a few minutes and then started putting through some laurel branches, freshly cut (but dead) rowan and freshly cut green horse chestnut branches. the machine coped brilliantly and spat out lovely clippings at a fast rate. The safety plate does slow shredding down if you’re putting whole branches with several shoots through but it’s there for safety first and could be removed if you wanted to. The 6.5hp chipper is surprisingly small and light but packs a real punch – very happy with it only after one use. Will see how it copes with smaller, more general garden waste but for chipping branches it is perfect.

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  13. Brian Freeman

    Beautifully packed and easily assembled with a small socket set. The two slim 5cms bolts left over remain a puzzle but don’t seem to matter. I have two criticisms. The oil filler hole is awkward to access. It, and the dipstick, could be a bit longer. More importantly, the LT ignition wires are flimsy, exposed, vulnerable and just flapping about. I spent half an hour wrapping them with electrical tape, and securing them. This cost a star in my rating. It started on the first pull. I’ve had four electric ones in the past and this is miles better. It self feeds pretty well, and chops different materials well, and didn’t seem to use much fuel. Well worth the money.

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  14. Scott Siggery (verified owner)

    Brilliant bit of kit. The chipper arrived well packaged next day and took about 30 mins to assemble and fill with oil which made easy with aid of a bendy funnel from our local garage.
    Two days into use and it has munched it way through a 20m long 3m high conifer hedge. Okay it’s not as fast as the commercial scale machine tree surgeons use but it’s also a hell of a lot cheaper and far easier to store. We’ve used for at least two hours continuously over several spells and no issues with it running for that length of time. Thanks

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  15. Bob Walker (verified owner)

    Ordered my shredder 16/06 and it was delivered to Cornwall mid afternoon 17/06,didn’t open it straight away because had grandchildren for the evening.Put everything together Saturday morning,filling the oil was a fiddler until i remembered I had a large syringe that i use for bleeding my trike brakes,that made things much easier. I’m a right leg amputee and was worried about moving the shredder around the garden but we managed ok,maybe a detachable handle might help? Anyway two hours later and the huge pile of twigs and branches from pruning was reduced to a quite small pile of finely chopped bit just perfect for the compost heap.
    We only need to shred another two big piles and we will be saving cash compared to paying the local guys to take away our waste £150 a load.
    If you are thinking about buying a shredder bite the bullet and spend the cash to buy one of these.Oh and it was cheaper buying direct from Forest-master than Amazon by £50 with free delivery.
    No I’m not being paid for writing this,it’s a brilliant piece of kit.

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  16. sandra c. (verified owner)

    Excellent bit of “kit”

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  17. damian (verified owner)

    Great communication, quick delivery and great product. Works well for the size, I would definitely consider other products from forest master

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  18. david

    purchased one of the best pieces of kit ever.
    does what they say it does just perfect for the jobs i have .
    on the first day i used it went for 9 hrs never stopped completed the job client was happy as it saved so much work and they didnt really want to burn all the branches.
    every job i take chipper to it saves so much work and is so easy to transport
    would recomend anyone that it is well worth the money

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  19. Milan Bhattacharya (verified owner)

    Does the job exactly as it says.Easy to operate and move around and adequately powerful to handle branches around 2 inches in size.

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  20. Paul (verified owner)

    Excellent bit of kit for garden clearing. DHL delivered 2days late.

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  21. Robert F. (verified owner)

    Arrived fully assembled as requested. I removed all the protective wrapping and added some unleaded. Checked the oil level (full) and looked at the instruction book referring to starting procedure. Two or three pulls on the starting cord and she was away! I removed the protective shield from the top of the inlet chute to allow for larger branches to be shredded and tried chipping a variety of stuff, including fairly thick branches all with great success and filled a wheelbarrow in a couple of minutes! I got a bit too ambitious with some very leafy stuff, and managed to block the chute. A few minutes later and I had it unblocked. Lesson learned! All in all, a great machine.

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  22. Les Hood (verified owner)

    Excellent service

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  23. Dave (verified owner)

    Very good service , time from ordering to receiving was very quick . Easy to assemble . Very impressed with the chippers performance.

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  24. James F. (verified owner)

    Excellent product, box was smashed to pieces on delivery better packaging is advised.

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  26. Gill (verified owner)

    Great service. Arrived the day after ordering in perfect condition. Took one hour to assemble, would have been half that time if my husband had read the instructions first. Fiddly to fill with oil. Very powerful small machine for chipping branches up to 2 inches diameter.

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  27. Robert Mitchell (verified owner)

    Fairly easy to put together, good strong engine, easy to start. Seems to chip everything thrown at it. Have found that small sticks can jam the drum when restarting. Had to remove safety plate to get larger branches to feed. Overall highly recommended and good quality for price, paint finish also good. Could do with handles to move it around.

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  28. sean (verified owner)

    Small but powerful chipper, perfect for getting in and out of the van and small gardens!

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  29. Peter G. (verified owner)

    Good chipper for the garden. Works great. Well made and easy to assemble.

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  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works on everything I’ve needed it for. Easy to assemble. Smaller than I expected, but that’s not a bad thing. Excellent so far.

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  31. chris williams (verified owner)

    Excellent machine. Does what it is designed to do. Once you have learned how to feed it in the most efficient manner it gives great results

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  32. John C. (verified owner)

    Excellent machine chips branches quickly and self feeds, light enough to lift into a van but exceptionally strong made. Better than machines three times the cost. Delivery quick and exceptional customer service

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  33. Martin Gerdes (verified owner)

    Ich bin von der kleinen Maschiene nach dem ersten Einsatz total begeistert.
    Die Lieferung aus England war nach vier Tagen bei mir. DHL brachte zwei Pakete, in einem war der Motor auf einer Holzplatte verschraubt und durch Styropor geschütz, im anderen die restlichen Teile einzelnd gut in Pappe verpackt.
    Der Zusammenbau ist kein Problem, alle Teile passen hervorragend zusammen.
    Motoröl einfüllen, Benzin in den Tank und schon kann es los gehen. Äste bis 50 Millimeter sind wie versprochen kein Problem. Auch Sträucher mit Blättern zieht das Gerät sauber durch die Messer.
    Die Arbeitsleistung ist für solch eine kompakte Maschiene meiner Meinung nach hervorragend.
    ich bin schon sehr gespannt wann ich die Messer drehen muß.

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  34. sam (verified owner)

    Fantastic service, quick payment and quick delivery here to the highlands of Scotland, which surprisingly only took 2 days! The machine itself is easy to move around and chips comfortably at 2”!

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  35. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Well built and well engineered little machine. Powerful given it’s size. Could do with a handle to make it easier to move around.

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  36. Rob Parkes (verified owner)

    Fast delivery, well packaged, easy assembly, great little chipper, dog wood, birch branches, poplar and conifer not a problem. I use to be a tree surgeon, I’m very impressed.

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  38. Jason Farnworth (verified owner)

    Totally impressed, such a difference compared to electric ones from DIY shops. Very quick delivery, easy to put together, double access filling points for oil making it easy to fill and started first pull. It does like a little choke each start and roughly used a litre of fuel working constantly for an hour. Easily chipped 2 inches diameter branches when I took down a tree, along with damp hedging clipped over a couple of months ago. Easy to access if it gets clogged and remove blades for sharpening when necessary. Such a powerful machine in a small compact size and easy to wheel around or lift. Some people complained about the wiring, personally see no problem and certainly not an issue. Made quick light work to chip a tree into nice chips for mulching around the flower beds. One negative, one could easily get carried away and end up with no trees left! Highly recommend.

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  39. Jason Farnworth (verified owner)

    Totally impressed, such a difference compared to DIY shop electric ones. Very quick delivery, good price, easy to put together, easy oil access and started first pull. Likes a little choke each start using roughly 1 litres fuel working constantly for an hour. Easily chipped 2inch diameter branches and damp hedging left from a couple of months ago. Easy access to service and clear if blocked. Some people complained about its wiring but found it of no concern. Compact and powerful, easily maneuverable on its wheels or to lift. Made light work chipping a tree to use as mulch. Highly recommend.

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  40. Peter B. (verified owner)

    Straightforward instructions to put the wheels and chutes on except last two M3 nuts and bolts, eventually found tiny holes for them !, oil and fuel easy. Instructions to start easy and started second pull, brilliant. Cuts clean and small, lovely.

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  42. Mick

    purchased pre built ( I always seem to have spare bits after any thing I build)
    cut down an ash tree for a friend took off all side branches away the chipper went merrily munching all thrown at it
    easy to move about
    very happy

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  43. Gary Collins (verified owner)

    Wow, what an amazing little wood chipper. Ordered a pre-assembled unit directly from the website (as it was actually cheaper than a self assembly unit). A few minor issues with the courier, but once delivered, the chipper was up an running in minutes. Started 2nd pull, put through some thin branches and kept increasing the thickness to see what the unit could really handle. This is a diddy, wood chipper, possibly a little smaller than I was expecting, but it has some serious grunt. It easily handled 2+ inch branches with ease and the small dimensions makes it easy to move around my 30 acre smallholding.

    I’m seriously impressed with this chipper and the service from Forest Master.

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  44. Martin W. (verified owner)

    Good machine, good service 👍

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  45. Andrew H. (verified owner)

    Fantastic machine, makes chipping very quick and easy

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  46. Robert Stewart (verified owner)

    Fast effective service came in 2 boxes looking forward to assembly

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  47. William A. (verified owner)

    Initial reaction is very good machine. Easy to assemble, started easily, and worked it’s way easily through a large pile of branches. Roll on February for the next serious test when the hedges are all cut.

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  48. Andrew Monk (verified owner)

    It’s a brilliant piece of equipment but just a suggestion that you put a handle of some sort on it to push around as it’s pretty low.

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  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very happy with the product. Fast delivery

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  50. philip cross (verified owner)

    After looking at wood chippers online I found the reviews and videos were very good for the petrol forest master, so it arrived within 3 days ! It took no time at all to put together, the instructions were very clear, I have chipped apple and cherry tree branches upto 50mm thick and am very pleased with its performance, any thicker than 50mm I would have for my Woodburner,
    I am very pleased with my experience with forest master and there product and would definitely recommend this chipper!

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  51. Graeme C Forsyth (verified owner)

    Bought the chipper on the 28th, it arrived on the 30th. assembled the chipper on the 1st and used it on the same day, after getting to know the chipper and work out how it work I am very happy with the Compact Petrol 6HP Wood Chipper Direct Drive FM6DD . Thank you for the quick delivery and a cheep chipper for my Garden. Cheers Graeme.

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  52. MARK moston (verified owner)

    Went together very easy
    On using quite awkward shredding short branches as the shredder itself is quite long and you cant see inside
    Shredder on longer branches where you can properly push them in works fine

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  53. Hugh Tate (verified owner)

    A couple of very minor problems were apparent after the very quick delivery. The output spout was a bit bent at the tip through indifferent handling by the delivery team, not enough to affect the operation just cosmetic, and the earth wire on the cut off switch was sticking up, adjusting the mounting bolt sorted that.
    Performance is brilliant. It is very compact for what it does so is easy to store and it is light enough that it can be manhandled over small obstacles.
    It happily chomps its way through anything up to its two inch capacity discharging it a maximum of about twelve feet with the bulk of the output falling between four and six feet away. Distance is dependant upon the material you are feeding it, the smallest falling closer.
    With care you can process material that it is not really suited to like nettle stems if you mix in some woody stuff to keep the spout clear. Don’t expect it to cope with long grass or leaves. Buy a shredder for that.
    Two things I would change are:-
    1. Widen the track so the wheel on the cutter side was flush with the end of the feed tube to give it a little more stability on rough ground.
    2. If I was using it without the mandated EU plate on the feed spout I would widen the mounting plate for the rubber flap to stop twigs getting stuck.
    I may put a tow bar on it so I can hook it onto the back of my ride on mower if I can design something that does not get in the way.
    Five stars are barely enough. The order was processed as quickly as you can reasonably expect and the product works well.
    What more could you want.

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  54. Anonymous (verified owner)

    But I am missing my oil!!!! Whim should I contact? I had to buy my own to start while I ordered it

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  55. Pete S. (verified owner)

    What a terrific piece of kit! It took 30 mins to assemble and then easily chomped its way a pile of branches and most of a large Xmas tree. Much better than my previous woodchipper (different manufacturer) which was forever blocking

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  56. Michael Russell (verified owner)

    So far very pleased. Still to open and assemble!

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  57. Chris (verified owner)

    Selected this model after some research, taking into account spec, price and reading reviews.
    Wanted a machine to deal with medium to large garden maintenance tasks.
    Ordering and delivery was faultless, arrived within 24 hours.
    Opted to assemble the machine from a boxed delivery which was straightforward and clear instructions provided. Quality of materials, fastners and fit looks good. Engine starts first pull and is running in nicely. Oil change is easy too, all areas for maintenance are accessible.
    A top quality product that performs very well, and does exactly what is described. A happy purchase, thank you👍

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  58. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy to build and starts first time, oil fill is fiddly as not easy to access but that’s the same with all small petrol engines. Not actually used it to process anything yet but I have a pile ready to go when the weathers better and I’m fairly convinced it will do the job with ease. It’s my first chipper so nothing to compare it to but I looked at some bigger chippers that could chip 80mm however if I had branches that big I would use them in the log burners so this is ideal for what we need and with the 20% January sale it was a reasonable price. Also take a look at the outlet as ex Demo stock available which again is competitively priced and ready built.

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  59. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fast delivery and easy to assemble