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Wood Chipper = Shredder alternative?

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Ariana Blake thelonglady

Wood Chipper = Shredder alternative?

02/05/2016 at 01:52

Is it crazy to use a wood chipper as an alternative for the shredder? The results seem similar:


^ A wood chipper being used to shred plastic bottle caps

http://www.maxtool.com/durostar-ecoshredder-w-14-amp-25-hp-motor?google=1&CAWELAID=1020436122&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=19685619371&CATCI=pla-108630515051&gclid=CjwKEAjw0pa5BRCLmoKIx_HTh1wSJABk5F_4Dl85OJlVvZ0jlGWe5_BI1A7NTuvVd1rPvltMHVzhPhoCYHPw_wcB
^ Example product and specs

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helper
02/05/2016 at 15:21
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I like the idea.
Wouldn’t mind seeing it do all the other plastic stuff, not just the bottle caps.

helper
02/05/2016 at 18:40
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How durable is that?
Are spare parts easy available? (worldwide)
Can it shred bottles, buckets, jerrycans, etc.

Without knowing what’s going on on the inside it’s hard to tell if this is up to the task.

Maybe try to find a second hand one for half the price? (or less)

starter
02/05/2016 at 20:25
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Here’s another video of a chipper shredding a variety of childrens toys:

helper
02/05/2016 at 21:57
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That one looks 10 times more expensive. Maybe do a bit of testing in the hardwarestore? Im sure those gear testing youtube blogers could have fun with this.

Would be nice to see how the low cost shredders perform with plastic bottles and blister packaging and also if the granulates are small enough.

starter
03/05/2016 at 01:02
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I’ve found a couple second hand on craigslist from 25$-400$. I think this is the route I’m going to go for my shredder and focus on one of the other machines now.

helper
06/05/2016 at 21:27
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Would be interesting to see how these woodchipers turn out.
Recyclingnthose machines makes sense, so i hope they dont break too easy and are easy to repair.

Also images of the inner work, and power usage figures may be interesting.

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