hand powered shredder - is there such a thing?

joannpalmyraAugust 5, 2010

I'm looking for a small-ish shredder (hand cranked?) that I can use to chop up my plant stems etc into mulch. At present I use scissors, which is labor-intensive and hard on the hands and scissors.

I saw a medium sized electric one for sale roadside - they wanted $500. Wayyy beyond my budget. ~JoAnn

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masiman(z7 VA)

For something cheap, some options are:

1) Pile up what you have and use a lawn mower
2) Pile up what you have and use a string trimmer. Some do this in a trash can
3) Use a hedge trimmer, be careful with your fingers though.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 11:34AM
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farmerboybill

Hi Joann,

Yeah, they do make 'em - a machete and a stump! :-P

Other than that, I've not heard of a shredder that was hand powered.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 12:01PM
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joannpalmyra

But but but...I want a shredding masheeeen. :(
*sigh*
OK, I guess using the lawn mower is my best bet.
Machete indeed. O_o
Thanks for the advice, guys. :) ~JoAnn

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 5:14PM
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dodgeman

I think the Professor made something out of coconuts and seashells for Gilligan.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 6:01PM
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joannpalmyra

Ah yes, the Professor...the man of my dreams. Now.
Back in the 70s I thought he was an old geek. :P

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 12:49PM
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