TAZZ K32 Chipper Shredder Review.
Wood chippers are an essential tool for anyone maintaining a wooded area.
They used to be very expensive, but in recent years have really come down in price.
At the forefront of consumer wood chipper shredders is Earthquake (producer of TAZZ Chipper Shredders).
Chippers: K32 ; K33 ; K42 ; K52
The most popular is the Tazz K32 — it’s relatively affordable and very high-powered.
Inside the grinding chamber, it contains tri-hammer and j-hammers which allows it to dice through 3-inch thick branches or thick leaves.
Tazz K32 Chipper – Overview:
- Engine: 4-cycle 212cc Viper Engine
- Weight:121 pounds (55 kgs)
- Hopper: 34-inch tall
- Shredder blades: 2 knives
- Chipping: branches up to 3-in. (in diameter)
- Torque: 8.86 ft. per pound
Tazz K32 Grinding Chamber:
- Hopper: 14″ x 2.5″
- 2 J-hammers
- 2 Tri-Hammers
- 2 shedder blade knives
- Shreds up to 95% of original volume
How to Operate:
The Tazz K32 comes 90% preassembled and is fairly easy to set up.
As a gas-powered chipper shredder it has a 0.95 gallon fuel tank and ripcord starter — some of the newer models have push-start, but they’re typically much more expensive.
The hopper opening stands 34 inches above the ground.
Buyers say it’s able to rip through bundles of leaves or branches 3-inches wide very quickly.
For branches larger than 3-inches, the K32 comes with a limb chute (pictured above) — It’s a little slower than the top grinding chamber, but a nice added feature.
Compare Tazz Models:
The K32 model is enough for most yards, but should you need to upgrade I detailed a comparison.
|TAZZ K32 Chipper||TAZZ K33 Chipper||TAZZ K42 Chipper||TAZZ K52 Chipper|
|Engine||212cc Viper||301cc Viper||Briggs & Stratton||Kohler Engine|
|Torque||8.86 ft./lb.||13.28 ft./lb.||9.0 ft./lb.||8.5 ft./lb.|
|Weight||121 pounds||140 pounds||129 pounds||119 pounds|
** same grinding chamber for all Tazz chippers
Tazz K32 Chipper Shredder – Conclusion:
If you do a lot of gardening or logging, having a high-quality chipper is an important asset.
The K32 Chipper Shredder Tazz Viper 212CC is an excellent option for tis value, especially with the compact design and high-quality steel construction.
The three similar models, the K33, K42, and K52, are also good choices depending on how much torque you need.
If you’re in the market for a premium wood chipper, Tazz’s should be top of your list.