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Operating a machine on an extension lead over 10 metres

First, you will need to check the main supply voltage. The extension cable you use will also have to be 2.5 cable and be used full unwound. 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 […]

How to replace the hopper switch on the FM4DDE

Remove the 6 screws (circled) that hold the cover of the switch box closed. 2. Disconnect the bullet connectors (arrowed) of the black and blue wires from the hopper switch. 3. Unscrew the cover of the cable grommet and draw the two wires out. 4. Open the hopper and remove the two screws securing the […]

How often do the Blades need replacing?

This largely depends on the hardness of the wood you’re chipping. The harder the wood, the quicker the blades will need to be replaced. However, the chipper is equipped with twin reversible blades. The reversible blades mean that you can simply switch the blades around when the first set start to dull, so you get […]

How to handle Dry Green Waste with your Chipper

Our compact chippers are built for the primary purpose of being a chipper and shredder. However, the chipper can still handle dry green waste such as laurel and conifer. The cutting blades are set at a 0.5mm gap, these can be adjusted to be very close together which eliminates the gap for any leaves to […]

Chipper not feeding in wood / producing sawdust

Wood is too dried out The compact chipper series (FM6DD & FM4DDE) are designed primarily for chipping freshly cut wood. The FM6DD has been tested thoroughly chipping freshly cut hawthorn wood (slow-grown hardwood). We recommend that the wood is chipped no longer than three days after cutting. After this date, the wood will begin to […]

How to replace the Circuit Trip on your Electric Chipper

ENSURE THAT THE CHIPPER IS COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED FROM ANY SOURCE OF POWER The breaker trip switch is the small plastic button which is located beside the kill switch. If you’re using a standard UK 3-Pin Plug (13 amp), you may have encountered issues with the chipper blowing fuses. we’re providing a 10 amp trip as […]

How to change a Plug Socket Fuse

Replacing a plug socket fuse is a straight forward process. – Before beginning, remove the plug from the wall and you will be able to see the cover between the terminals. – Find a suitable screw driver and carefully remove the cover from the base of the plug. – Remove the old fuse from the […]

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