I'm interested in buying an electric chipper. I've gone electric with my mower and trimmer and so don't even own a gas can. I know they aren't as powerful as the gas powered, and I can live with that. As a group they are inexpensive ($100-200) and the range is fairly narrow; my fear is of buying something that breaks right away. The user reviews I see online are a mixed bag. I did see one that suggested the McCulloch is better than the rest, but it seems to be out of stock everywhere I look. Absent any direction from anyone I'll likely buy toward the middle of the price range and hope that careful usage keeps it intact. I've got a good pile of recent storm debris which is sort of pushing me to buy now, but I imagine I could use it quite a lot for pruning bushes and cutting back perenniels.