Wood chippers are certainly a great investment for home owners, particularly those that have a number of trees in their yard. Storms, wind and time all contribute to yard debris. A tornado blasts through, lightening strikes, the old oak tree starts to die. So, when these things happen, what is a person to do with all this debris? You can hire a landscaping company to come in and clean it up. You can load it all into a truck (if you have one) and take it to a yard waste disposal center. On the other hand, you can invest in a chipper and get the job done yourself. You can reestablish your curb appeal without even leaving your yard.

Good wood chippers will weather the storms and the years right along with you. When seasonal or storm debris fills the yard, you pull your chipper out and start cleaning up. Limbs, twigs and branches can all be recycled into chips that you can use to mulch around your trees, bushes, flowers and gardens. Even if you only need to do a seasonal clean up twice a year, the chipper will pay for itself in no time, as it would cost you much more to rent a machine that often or to have a landscaping team do the work.

Today's wood chippers offer many options and features. You can find them in different sizes. They come with and without clutches. You can purchase gas or electric powered. So what do YOU need? First, take a look at your yard. Do you live in a quiet neighborhood in the suburbs with less than an acre of land, much of which is tree free? If so, you will most likely want to go for a smaller chipper. If you have several acres of land, however, you will probably want to consider a larger heavy duty machine. Keep in mind that there will be a maximum diameter that the machine will accept to chip. Read your owner's manual for specifications. A gas powered chipper seems to be the preferred style, but there are several electric powered on the market these days that are making quite a name for themselves. The one you choose will depend on your particular needs and preferences. As far as the clutch is concerned, a chipper with one gives you the option to turn off the blades. It also runs quieter than a machine without one.

You can compare different wood chippers online or in your local hardware store. The benefit of online shopping is that you can pull up several models specifications side by side and see exactly what you will be getting for your money. It can also be helpful to pull up the reviews and opinions of other homeowners. This can go a long way in helping you make a decision if the multiple options are leaving you baffled. Be sure, when you start looking at prices that you are comparing likeness to likeness. Always check the warranty information and the return policy. Now, it is time to get the yard cleaned up. Go have some fun with your new machine, and do not forget, ALWAYS take appropriate safety precautions!

Welcome to the ever-expanding, ever exciting discussion topic of wood chippers! Yes, my friends, wood chippers are the new black. Not really. But they are useful for everyday gardening, landscapers, municipalities-why, I bet even those fancy celebrities everyone's always talking about own one, or at least their gardeners are using it. In any case, wood chippers are better, faster, and chipping away better than ever before.

Wood chippers and chipper shredders are mainly used to slash fallen tree limbs, branches and uprooted trunks into wood chips and sawdust. They're extremely helpful for getting rid of yard waste and converting backyard trash into valuable garden materials, like wood chips for ground cover. Plus, it's easy to use since most are powered by internal engines. All you need to do is insert the yard trimmings and the wood chipper does the rest for you. Many even come with different options to suit your particular yard cleaning dilemma, such as mulching. And others come with reversible feeding, so your engine doesn't have to work overtime and the chipper knives don't wear down too quickly.

Old, archaic chipper shredders used to sound like chainsaws from horror films. You know, that VROOM VROOM sound? Nowadays, wood chippers are much quieter due to more powerful motors and mufflers, so there's no need to be frightened of the sound. However, one must use absolute caution when operating a wood chipper. In fact, one ought to pay it the utmost respect, lest it painfully shred up an appendage or two. As long as you use common sense and practice safety techniques at all times during operation, no harm will come to you-just to your dead tree limbs, and they can't feel anything.

The newer, lightweight versions are not only compact, but they also help convert dead leaves into new mulch that improve your garden's soil. Other versions have higher powered motors that can chip and shred pretty much anything recommended. Yet every wood chipper is as individualistic as its owner. Whether you need a compact model wood chipper to get of some brush, or a heavy duty monster to shred up the remains of a forest, chippers everywhere are waiting anxiously to be used. Don't disappoint them.

If you are serious about clearing a large area of bushes and trees, or are a landscaping contractor or worker then you will most likely need the services of a large industrial chipper shredder. These mammoths of the chipping world will hack, thresh and chew their way through and endless stream of waste garden materials, big or small.

The most common use for these chipper shredders will be to allow landscapers to clear large areas of bushes and trees. The branches, limbs and trunks are all cut down and then fed into the auto feeder part of the chipper shredder which then pulls the items through, cutting them into smaller pieces and passing them through the output shoot into what ever storage device you like. The output can be pumped directly into a skip or lorry to be taken away or smaller amounts can be fed directly into a bag storage or wheelbarrow for disposal. The hopper on an industrial unit, the part that the branches and waste is fed into, will be large enough to handle whole branches from a mature tree. Smaller home shredders are not suited to this amount of waste being passed through and can only accept branches of a smaller diameter.

Industrial wood chippers and shredders are usually able to be towed by a car or truck and are usually run from a generator or the larger models from their own on board petrol or diesel driven engine. Some chippers are also able to take power from a compatible tractor engine if one is nearby or is towing the unit.