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Old model was better
Broke the plate on my old Silent Shredder. Couldn't get it apart to repair it. The holes in the top were jammed with debris and I could only get the first two screws out. First thing I did with the new one was to tape over those screw holes.
I was looking for improvements to the faults with the old shredder but the new one is worse. Continual blockages, new outlet chute is narrower and much harder to clear out.
Softer material has a tendency to wrap back around the teeth and back into the shredder.
Last model better than the new one!
After having purchased one of these many years ago and finding it an invaluable tool in the garden. It suffered many years of abuse and gave up the ghost eventually cracking the internals (my fault jamming pieces way to big in it). i decided to get another only to find it clogging up within minutes? discovered they have made an "improvement" to the machine in that they have put a narrow plastic extension to the exit chute (obviously to stop any morons that would otherwise try to stick there hand up the chute whilst the machine is on). Whilst i cant reccomend it, i removed the plastic chute using a very long philips head screwdriver and hey presto i had my old shredder back!
Great unit for the money
My neighbours have annoying trees that grow over my fence. They were planted decades ago by older neighbours whom have now moved or passed on, so I have been trimming and disposing of them for the last 30 years. I have had 2 previous units from other brands over the last few years, one I broke about 8 years ago and the other had electrical issues about 2 years ago. I have kept maintaining the fence line with the new wave of neighbours as the language barrier and landlord care factor are too difficult to deal with and really I don’t mind.
Recen...tly after a 2 year hiatus I hacked at and fed through this unit a large feijoa tree, an apple tree, a crepe myrtle, a bottle brush, a Chinese lantern, a lime tree and just for laughs some old broom handles. The unit handled everything well. It does bog down and you have to clear the shoot frequently, especially with heavy and dense foliage. I doubt that I assisted as I was overloading the unit. After a few hours I had turned quite a large pile of off cuts and broom handles into a single 250litre bin load of the largest puzzle in my gardening history. I am incredibly happy with the units performance.
Waste of money
Just crushes does nut shred. constantly blocking hard to clear . Bought to save time so waste could go in bin instead dump trip . Back to dump trips now ! Dump is best place for oxisols shredder!
Best garden buy I ever made
Had this for quite a few years (at least 10) and though occasionally clogs up, is easy to clear. Neighbours also use it and always remark how well it works. Brilliant with palm fronds, which I get heaps of.
Purchased in December 2021 at Bunnings for $189.00.
all show no go
This would have to be the worst piece of garden appliance I have ever puchased
constantly clogging up and having to clean out shute which looks too narrow to me. Does not shred like it should. I have seen cheaper brands do much better job Dissapointed. Dont buy it
Purchased in January 2021 for $299.00.
Had this 2 years and getting rid of
The real problem with this shredder is that the blades have to be sharpened every time I use it. I think they are made of mild steel. I tried to get new ones but the delivery time was two to three months. If anyone wants one they can have mine for free.
Purchased in June 2021 for $165.00.
DO NOT BUY THIS
I cannot begin to talk about what a waste of money this was. I understand products that are produced for a price point and that these cheaper models are not going to perform like more expensive models but its got to do a little bit. This product is like buying a cheap drill that doesn't spin or a vacume cleaner that doesnt suck. Id have been better off with my kids safety scissors. Im putting it out on the sidework with a sign that says 'free to and sucker who wants to cart me home'. Better yet I'll tape it to the roof of my car and drive around Bunnings Cannon Hill and use my PA to testify to what a piece of useless crap the Ozito 'Shredder' is!
Simply keeps performing.
My review and opinions on machine and mulching.
I like Sthil, Toyota, Dyson reliable fit for purpose equipment, parts availability etc. Ozito really?? Yeah this ones a winner. Whether electric battery, petrol diesel. It must be fit for purpose!! Im 7 years in with this machine, yeah Im surprised too.
My perspective is from a 40year old guy, quite handy and enjoy a bit of manual labour. Mulching is a job that I do for the benefits and reusing garden waste. My 70 year old mother needs the bigger stuff cut and she can feed the muncher easily.
does the job
Agree with comments: 'If you want DRY vegetation turned into wood chips, then this model will do that job". Had to clear chute as you go to prevent clogging- wear a mask as dusty
Jammed on third branch
The Ozito schredder jams and you can't get into where the cutter is to clear it.
I bought this Ozito shredder at Bunnings and assembled it, following the instructions carefully including setting the cutter gap. Turned it on and shredded the first branch which was about 12 mm diameter. I did a great job. Tried the second branch at 20 mm diameter. It did a great job again. Tried a third branch at 305mm diameter and it started to shred but then jammed. So I followed what the instructions said and switched the motor to reverse to try to get the branch back out. The motor didn't move. Tried pulling the branch out - it wouldn't come. Then rang Ozito, who helpfully said that all it could do was return to Bunnings, which I did do.
Dies as soon as warranty expires
This shredder worked a treat until about a month after warranty expired and then (it appears) the switch has died. So now I have to order a new switch. Hopefully that will solve problem, but not happy that I have to go to this much trouble. Ive got other things i prefer to do. I should have bought more expensive shredder in first place
Bought the Ozito 2400W shredder model RSH-2435 for $225. Wow what a machine. Not really silent but it sure shreds fast and gives you very fine shavings for the garden. Shreds anything - green and dry up to 40mm or what anything that fits down th slot - all at a fast rate. Had to modify the collector bag though as has only 2 handles and when getting full alowed overflow. Thourougly recommend!!
Great for palm fronds
Had it for about five years now. Been faultless and never had to replace any parts
If you have palm trees in your yard its indispensable
You can shred the fronds so they can fit into the bin quickly and easily.
Good but not as good as Bunnings made out on purchase.
The way they explained, it ran and spun like a proper wood chipper. It slowly rolls and will only mulch dead solid sticks. Not worth nearly $400... Bunnings should stop taking our business for granted.
Self feeding wonder
I have had this for nearly 8 years now and it still goes great. It makes a nice coarse mulch that does not blow away in the wind. It can bog down on juts wet leaves, so feed in slowly and it's OK.
This is a chipper, not a shredder.
As other reviewers have found, this machine is very good for dry sticks and clippings. It produces chips about 1" long suitable for coarse mulch. If you want fine mulch you will be disappointed. Green clippings will also be chipped but not so successfully. I tried freshly cut agapanthus flower stalks. You don't get much wetter than that! The results were acceptable but a few stalks were crushed rather than chipped. Green leaves tend to pass through untouched. Be careful if you are chipping rose prunings - the thorns remain!
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Purchased in November 2021.
Questions & Answers
Jammed and no response to power or reverse function to clear blades
It sounds to me like your motor has failed. I would warn anyone not to buy one. The blades are made of mild steel and need sharpening every time it is used. I had one two years and spent more time sharpening the blades than shredding. I am now trying to give it away
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