Best Wood Chipper Shredder.
Updated: November 2020
For large yards, a wood chipper shredder is almost necessary.
A good wood chipper will save you hours of time and saves you tons of money in landscaping costs!
Depending on your situation a 7HP chipper shredder is the perfect size. Today’s models offer top reduction ratio of 15:1 (for 3-4″ branches) and lightweight design.
continuous shredding, new mulching function, shred handfuls of leaves in seconds!
Here’s our list of the best wood chipper shredders ~ ratings based on price, performance, and buyer reviews.
Prices on my list range, $599 – $1599.
The Best Wood Chipper Shredder 2020
The SuperHandy is the best wood chipper for under $700.
As a top homeowner wood chipper shredder it’s lightweight, but heavy duty enough for continuous shredding or mulching.
Weight: 130 pounds
Torque: 8.1 ft./lb.
Powerful and efficient, the SuperHandy wood chipper is easy-to-start and offers powerful recoil of 7 HP.
Homeowners love it’s chipping/mulching speed and 15:1 reduction ratio.
Buyers say it’s surprisingly fast ~ one of the best models for 2-3 inch branches. Perfect speed for most residential trees or shrubs.
One buyer says it can shred leaves for hours!
SuperHandy wood chipper shredder also comes w/ good safety features.
low-oil automatic shutoff, high steel hopper, easy start
Good buyer reviews w/ affordable price!
The GreatCircleUSA chipper shredder is the best wood chipper under $800.
Designed for homeowners it quickly shreds 3″ branches into useable wood chips ~ tested for a 15:1 reduction ratio!
Power: 7 horsepower
Speed: 2500 RPM
As a 3-in-1 wood chipper shredder, the GreatCircleUSA model includes chipping, shredding or mulching function.
The machine itself offers a few chipping/shredding options.
- Top hopper – for 1/2″ volume chipping
- Side chute – for chipping up 3″ branches
- Back opening – best for leaf loading
As a homeowner model, the GreatCircleUSA wood chipper comes w/ multiple safety features:
low oil safety switch, auto-feed function (less jamming), extra-wide hopper
Even though it’s a pull-cord start, buyers say it starts on the first try. (push-start ignition wood chippers are usually much more expensive).
Super easy to start wood chipper shredder!
Affordable wood chipper shredder w/ lots of positive buyer reviews!
The Earthquake Tazz K33 is the best wood chipper shedder with heavy duty motor.
Designed with two blades, it offers 13.28 pounds of torque ~ quickly mulches branches up to 3 inches thick.
Weight: 140 pounds
Branches: up to 3″
Tazz K33 is bigger than others on my list, but users say it’s fairly easy to tote around.
Grinding chamber is what’s most impressive ~ a mix of tri and j-hammers that produce a 20:1 reduction ratio.
One buyer says they’ve used it 30-40 hours, and haven’t had to re-sharpen the blades yet.
For safety the hopper stands 34-inches tall (nearly 3 ft. high).
Tazz 22752 K33 also includes an easy-attach mulching bag for easy clean up.
Medium price w/ lots of positive reviews!
Yardmax YW6065 2N1 Chipper features boasts a 10 to 1 reduction ratio.
Inside it contains 2 j-shredder hammers, 2 rectangular hammers & 2-inch chipping knives – voted the best wood chipper for no lag.
Engine: Kohler 2000 series engine
Branches: 3-inches thick
Buyers say the Yardmax YW6065 2N1 chipper is great for mulching – It chops up to 3 inch thick branches with ease!
Good wood chipper shredder for continuous or extended use.
For its size and power, users say it’s surprisingly versatile. Ideal power and size for homeowners!
Includes a 2 bushel bag for easy clean up.
The Landworks wood chipper shredder is a 3-in-1 model.
It features a 7 HP 208cc 4-stroke gas powered engine — easily chops through 3-inch branches.
Speed: 3600 RPM
Torque: 8.1 ft./lb.
Made for durability, it comes with a large top hopper and has chipping/shredding reduction ratio of 15:1.
Landworks chipper includes a powerful grinding chamber w/ 5 Y-Hammers and 2 Knives.
Compared to others, it’s relatively lightweight — weighs only 130 pounds (fully assembled).
So far very good buyer reviews.
The Champion wood chipper is expensive, but good for continuous chipping/shredding.
It comes w/ a 338cc engine and holds 1.6 gallons of fuel.
Torque: 16.3 ft./lb.
Buyers say it is very easy to start (rare for a heavy duty chipper).
Also one of the best wood chipper models for continuous usage – quickly slices 3″ thick branches.
Unlike other chippers, it includes a shredder chute — aim debris to a specific area or attach a bushel bag (which is included) for collection.
Buyers confirm the Champion CX350 is easy to assemble and fast shredding/chipping.
It is gotten good buyer ratings online.
The Earthquake Tazz 30520 Heavy Duty (K32) comes w/ 212cc Viper engine.
It easily shreds 3-inch thick branches in a continuous feed (and is unlikely to clog).
Earthquake Tazz wood chipper is a smaller version of the Tazz K33 — not as fast, but still very durable and high-performance.
For easy clean-up you can attach the debris bag (included).
Positive is the price and portable weight!
The Patriot gas chipper is high-powered, but very expensive.
It comes w/ Briggs engine providing 10 HP — it shreds 3-inch branches into dime size chips.
With a powerful gas engine, the Patriot chipper is a continuous feed machine. Perfect for short cuts or multiple hour projects.
Also includes a jumbo bag for easy cleanup.
Very expensive, but lots of happy buyer reviews.
The NorTrac is the best wood chipper for moving.
Capable of slicing through 5.5″ branches it has a hardened-steel vertical hopper – super heavy duty wood chipper shredder.
Capacity: 5.5 inch branches
Hopper includes a 6.5″ knife and operates at 20 horsepower w/ 540 max RPM – for extended durations, connect w/ a portable generator.
As a PTO chipper you’ll need a Category 1 tractor to move it around — the NorTrac PTO weighs 350 pounds, but easily attaches using a 3-point hitch.
Buyers confirm even though it’s heavy (350 pounds), it’s surprisingly easy to assemble.
If you have piles of branches, this is the best PTO chipper available.
#10.) Patriot CSV-3100B Review
Patriot CSV-3100B is the best wood chipper with an electric motor.
As a true homeowner wood chipper it has an electric start – super easy w/ no rip cord!
The grinding chamber is equipped with two metal knives and six steel hammers.
It can handle continuous feed for hours — shreds mountains of leaves or 2.5-inch branches.
Patriot chipper is also lightweight, only 95 pounds.
Buyers love it’s easy to start + being electric, can operate it indoors.
Expensive, but very good online reviews.
Notable – DEK Wood Chipper Review
The Stanley DEK shredder is the most powerful on my list.
It features a commercial 420cc engine that rips through 3-4″ branches with ease.
Engine: 15 HP 420cc Commercial Engine
Branches: 3-4 inches (diameter)
Buyers confirm that it certainly handles 3-inch branches well, but has some difficulty if 4-inch diameter branches aren’t straight.
Designed w/ a solid steel-frame, the Stanley DEK weighs 270 pounds — little heavy, but buyers say it easily hitches to an ATV or vehicle.
It comes mostly pre-assembled making it very easy set up.
Lots of positive reviews, but the DEK is expensive.
Notable – Earthquake Wood Chipper Shredder
The Earthquake Chipper features a 205cc engine.
It is equipped w/ 2 tri-hammers and 2 J-shredder hammers — generates a finer shred and is less likely to clog.
Engine: 205cc 4-Cycle Briggs & Stratton
Branches: 3-inches thick
You can feed it leaf bundles or branches up to 3″ thick.
Weighing only 97 pounds, it is a compact wood chipper that is super easy to assemble and put into storage.
Includes 2-bushel bags for clean-up.
Buyers love that it is easier maintenance + very affordable.