"steinmax haecksel max" chipper/shredder?

bearthompson(7A-7B border (Northern VA))June 11, 2014

Hi, I need a light-duty electric chipper/shredder around our townhouse, mostly to chew up fallen Southern Magnolia leaves so I can use them for mulch. There's a German-made "STEINMAX HAECKSEL MAX" chipper/shredder for sale locally on Craigslist for about $50; seller says it runs/works fine. Does anyone have any experience with this brand?

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I have no experience with anything like this unit, but I googled into a nice ebay old posting that had pics of the insides of your unit and it appears to be rugged. I have a big chipper and have used it on magnolia leaves. My major concern would be that the throat of this unit might not be big enough to allow a heap of leaves to fall in without jamming together before they hit the blades. I can't determine the actual size of the throat. Perhaps you could scoop up your leaves and see if they could fall smoothly into the owner's measured diameter.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 8:07AM
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