Best wood chipper

Looking for the best chipper? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

Do you have a lot of thick branches on your property that you need to get rid of?
A petrol wood chipper efficiently chops down branches into somewhat uniform size wood chips and can chip branches that regular garden shredders can’t handle.

So now you’ve got a mound of wood chips on your hands.
Don’t worry, there are five things you can do with them:
Use as mulch for your garden (maybe with nitrogen added); add to your compost pile to aid decomposition; build raised beds in layers; create a nature path in a wooded part of your garden; and use as animal bedding.

A wood chipper is unquestionably a technical garden tool.
It’s all about the numbers in the technical specs when it comes to deciding which one is ideal for your needs.
Here’s a quick rundown of the most critical numbers to remember (plus a few stray non-numerical features).

Size of the engine

This is proportional to how powerful your wood chipper is at chipping and shredding any branches you feed it.
Select an engine size that provides enough power for the size of the property you’re clearing.

The number of times the cutting blades spin in a minute is measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).
In general, the finer and cleaner the cuts to the wood are, the higher the rpm.


Branch size limit

This is the largest diameter of branch that the wood chipper can safely and effectively handle.
The chipper models we looked at ranged in size from 5cm to 10cm in our assessment.
If you have a big number of large trees on your land, whether it’s a farm or a suburban garden, you’ll need a more powerful chipper that can handle heavier branches.

Minimum Dimensions

This is a feature that is indicated rather than stated in a number of ways.
Some of the best wood chipper descriptions claim that they can shred smaller garden debris and even finely mulch leaves for your compost heap, which is usually done with a garden shredder.
Online reviews have reported that this works in some circumstances, but that it clogs up the feed hopper and/or the output chute in others.

If you intend to use your wood chipper as a mulching machine, make sure it is suitable for that purpose.

Wood Types

Some chippers claim to be able to handle most yard debris – hedges, leaves, and so on – but make sure they can also chop green and dry wood, as well as soft and hard woods.
The majority of wood chippers will.

Weight

If you plan on bringing your branches to the wood chipper all of the time, the weight won’t be an issue because you won’t be moving it.
If you require some mobility in your chipper, though, figure out how much it weighs and whether you can move it on your own or if you’ll need help.
The majority of the models in this study can be moved manually.
Our Best Pick comes with a detachable trailer hitch that can be attached to an ATV and used off-road in the middle of nowhere.

In addition to weight, look for the following features to help you move the wood shredder:

a handle to hold when dragging or pushing the unit so you don’t have to lean on the hopper or chute

Wheels that are large and well-balanced and capable of traversing all terrains

Instead of a stand, a third wheel at the front will aid transporting.

The output chute’s height

The outlet chute’s location leads us back to numbers: how high is the chute above the ground?
Is it able to eject the wood chips high enough to land in your wheelbarrow, trailer, or van’s back box?
Many wood chippers have a low-level funnel that restricts where you can throw your chips.

Look for models with a high chute if you’re working with a lot of wood and need to carry the wood chips away.
The best wood chippers have a swivel-able high nozzle that may be pointed at your container.

Tank dimensions

Because our wood chippers are all petrol-powered, they all have fuel and oil tanks.
Where the sizes of these have been specified by the makers, they appear to be roughly 6L for the petrol tank and 1L for the oil tank.
No one indicates how long these amounts can support a chipping session, so you’ll have to explore and make sure you have sufficient petrol and oil on hand.

Safety

A wood chipper is a garden tool that might be hazardous to operate.
It should go without saying that children and pets should not be there.
Also, check for units with a clearly visible and easily accessible emergency stop button.

But operator safety is important as well; there’s a lot that may go wrong.
Even when the chipper is running regularly and within predicted limitations, branches can fly back out of the hopper or become caught, jamming the machine, and wood chips leave the outlet chute in an unpredictable manner.

The following is a list of the bare minimum of safety equipment you should have:

Goggles or glasses with a clear lens are recommended.

The dense craftsmanship gleams (preferably leather or similar thick fabric)

Work boots with steel or thick toes

Protective earplugs

Clothing with long sleeves and legs, preferably too thick to be shredded or pierced by errant flying wood fragments

Best wood chipper to buy

Bestseller No. 1
Forest master FM6DD 6hp Petrol compact self-feeding wood chipper. Powerful garden machine delivers up to 3600 rmp. Chips up to 50mm (2 inch) Easy storage and portability
  • 6hp 208cc 4 Stroke LCT Maxx Series reliable engine which delivers the power directly to the drive shaft. No belts involved so no maintenance (requires 600mls of engine oil)
  • Twin reversible blades giving them a much longer life span
  • This powerful, compact chipper will chip fresh cut hard and soft woods, makes light work of it. Will chip branches up to 50 mm
  • The hopper and shoot are hinged and can be folded away to minimize its storage space. Takes up less space than an average wheel barrow.
  • All forest master products are supported by a dedicated UK call and service centre
Bestseller No. 2
Forest Master FM4DD Compact Self Feeding Wood Chipper 4hp Direct Drive 2800w Electric Motor Chips Branches Up To 50mm Diameter
  • 4hp 2800 watt electric motor runs of domestic mains supply, direct drive so no belts to maintain
  • Self feeding, Chips wood up to 50mm (2″) diameter
  • Compact for easy storage, L 820mm, H 780mm, W 470mm, dimensions are approximate
  • Lightweight only 38kg*
  • Hinged hopper and chute for easy maintenance and storage
Bestseller No. 3
Hyundai Petrol Wood Chipper, Self-feeding Garden Shredder Mulcher, 420cc, 14hp, 4-Stroke, Wheeled with 10cm Chipping Capacity & 3 Year Warranty
  • Powerful Engine: 420cc / 14hp Hyundai heavy duty electric start 4-stroke engine.
  • 2 Blade drum mechanism: designed to draw in and chip branches up to 10cm.
  • Our chipper comes with 2 large wide pneumatic tyres & front handles for easy manoeuvrability.
  • Also comes with ATV towing removable bar: for remote locations.
  • Extensive Warranty: Covered by Hyundai UK 3 year platinum warranty & full UK service and parts.
Bestseller No. 4
Forest Master FM6DDES Electric Start 6HP Garden petrol self feeding compact Wood Chipper, Lightweight well balance Chips up to 50mm (2 inch)
  • Twin reversible hardened steel blades giving them a much longer life span
  • Direct Drive – No inconvenience of Belts or Chains to adjust (requires 600mls of engine oil)
  • Self feeding wood chipper makes for light quick work of any chipping task
  • Lightweight only 38kg Compact. Makes it easy to move around and to store
  • This powerful compact chipper will chip branches up to 50 mm
SaleBestseller No. 5
SuperHandy Garden Shredder Silent Wood Chipper Electric Mulcher Ultra Quiet 2800W 230V 1.8" (45mm) Max Cap. 17:1 Reduction 50L Collection Bin
  • SPECIFICATIONS - This All Electric Corded Wood Chipper Shredder & Mulcher is designed w/ a durable Polypropylene body & all powerful 2800W 230V 50Hz Electric Belt Driven motor, capable of 1.8" (45mm) MAX Limb Chipping Capacity to 17:1 Reduction w/ a Speed of 4,500RPMs. Unlike gasoline powered chippers this electric wood chipper produces no smog & is quieter, making it ECO & USER FRIENDLY. Included is a LARGE 50 Liter collection bin.We included a Safe & Sturdy Push Paddle.
  • EFFICIENT DESIGN & CAPABILITIES - Operate this Chipper without waking the neighbors! Our Chipper is Ultra silent, thanks to the innovative electric power plant. The durable Polypropylene housing will not rust nor dent & protects the rotor assembly which consists of (2) Cutting Blades for maximum chipping capability. Our Wood Chipper is equipped w/ an easy instant start switch & Overload Protection switch. Included is a Supply Cable of 13.7" (0.35m/1.1) & transported easily w/ the (2) 6" Wheels.
  • SAFETY & PROPER USE - Our Electric Wood Chippers are OSHA, RoHS, ISO: 9001, 14001, CNAS, SQC, IAF, CSA, EL, cETLus, Intertek GS Listed approved standards & certified, including cull quality tested. Always use the correct extension cord type/size for the distance of extension needed, refer to the owners manual on page E2 for recommended instructions, also always connect Wood Chipper to a GFCI outlet. SuperHandy Wood Chippers are best suited for indoor/outdoor environments.
  • THE SUPERHANDY ADVANTAGE - Partner with us & join millions worldwide who empower their everyday lives, by using our Cutting Edge Equipment & Supreme Advanced Technology, to Conquer any task or obstacle. Arise & Gain Dominance over your 'Sphere of Influence' by starting here.
  • COMMITMENT - SuperHandy is the only authorized seller of SuperHandy products. We are committed to providing customers with a stress-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help."
Bestseller No. 6
Forest Master Compact FM6DD-MUL 6HP Petrol Wood Chipper Shredder Mulcher. Will tackle all garden green waste, Self feeds Chip’s wood up to 50 mm
  • This machine is a Forest Master design. It’s advanced in its functions, engineered by people who use the product themselves. It is the next level in the Garden and small holding equipment, Small enough for easy storage and powerful enough to get the work done.
  • All green garden waste, no problem, from grass to sprout stalks it will shred and mulch all. Capable of chipping up to 50 mm (2 inch) of any fresh cut wood.
  • Power: 6hp LCT Maxx series petrol engine 208cc 4 stroke, Max Drum Speed: 3600 rpm, (requires 600mls of engine oil)it’s packed with unique features in its clever design, centrally mounted motor to make it feel weightless when moving it around. Smooth wheels so it’s not collecting mud. Reversible blades made from hardened steel and to insure durability, Rotating hoppers (up to 35 degrees) To self-feed all material types. Chips, Shreds and Mulches
  • British company giving full customer service
  • UK designer patent-pending Patent Pending (GB2100107.8) / International (PCT/IB2021/054494) Look no further this machine does it all.
Bestseller No. 7
SuperHandy Electric Wood Chipper Shredder Mulcher Portable Polypropylene Body PRO 17:1 Reduction 2400W 230V 1.5" (39mm) Max Capacity w/(2) Dual Edge Blades
  • SPECIFICATIONS - This All Electric Corded Wood Chipper Shredder & Mulcher is designed w/ a durable Polypropylene body & all powerful 2400Watt 230V 50Hz Electric Belt Driven motor, capable of 1.57 (39mm) MAX Limb Chipping Capacity to 17:1 Reduction w/ a Speed of 4,500RPMs. Unlike gasoline powered chippers this electric wood chipper produces no smog & is quieter, making it ECO & USER FRIENDLY. Included are a set of Dual Edge Blades that are Reversible, giving longevity for extended use.
  • EFFICIENT DESIGN & CAPABILITIES - The durable Polypropylene housing will not rust nor dent & protects the rotor assembly which consists of (2) Cutting Blades for maximum chipping capability. Our Wood Chipper is equipped w/ an easy instant start switch & a Overload Protection switch. Also included is a Supply Cable of 13.7 (0.35m/1.1 ) & transported easily w/ the (2) 6 Wheels giving great portability. We included a Sturdy Push Paddle, so you can safely feed material into the hopper.
  • SAFETY & PROPER USE - Our Electric Wood Chippers are OSHA, RoHS, ISO: 9001, 14001, CNAS, SQC, IAF, CSA, EL, cETLus, Intertek GS Listed approved standards & certified, including cull quality tested. Always use the correct extension cord for the distance of extension need, refer to the owner s manual on page E2 for recommended instructions. SuperHandy Wood Chippers are best suited for outdoor environments.
  • THE SUPERHANDY ADVANTAGE - Partner with us & join millions worldwide who empower their everyday lives, by using our cutting edge equipment & supreme advanced technology, to Conquer any task or obstacle. Arise & Gain Dominance over your 'sphere of influence' by starting here.
  • COMMITMENT - SuperHandy is the only authorized seller of SuperHandy products & we are committed to providing customers with a stress-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help.
Bestseller No. 8
Outsunny 2500W Electric Garden Shredder Wood Chipper Lightweight & Compact Branch Shredder w/ 50L Collecting Bag, Overload Protection, Max 40mm Cutting Capacity, and Two Wheels
  • POWERFUL GARDEN SHREDDER: Equipped with a powerful 2500W motor and two robust and easy to clean blades, our electric wood shredder can effortlessly crush branches and shrubs up to a diameter of 40mm. The chopped material is especially useful for mulching garden beds
  • SAFETY: This garden shredder features a circuit breaker that offers overload and restarts protection and prevents the motor from operating when opened. The on/off button is covered with insulating plastic to ensure the safety
  • EASY TO USE: The shredder has a 50L large shredder debris bag which is fitted quickly and easily on a hook and can effectively prevent wood scraps from splashing. The included pusher helps you push the branches without hurting your fingers
  • PORTABLE: This electric wood chipper is easy to transport thanks to the practical carry handle and chassis with two Φ19.5cm wheels
  • PRODUCT INFORMATION: 40L x 34W x 89Hcm. Assembly Required. (The exposed power cord is 35cm. Need to be equipped with a power cord or carry a portable power supply)
Bestseller No. 9
Landworks Wood Chipper Shredder Electric Light Duty 17:1 Reduction 15-Amp 1800 Watts 120VAC (2) Reversible Dual Edge Blades for Lawn & Garden Use
  • SPECIFICATIONS - This All Electric Corded Wood Chipper Shredder & Mulcher is designed w/ a durable Polypropylene body & all powerful 15-AMP 1800Watt 120VAC 60Hz Electric Belt Driven motor, capable of 1.57" (39mm) MAX Limb Chipping Capacity to 17:1 Reduction w/ a Speed of 4,100RPMs. Unlike gasoline powered chippers this electric wood chipper produces no smog & is quieter, making it ECO & USER FRIENDLY. Included are a set of Dual Edge Blades that are Reversible, giving longevity for extended use.
  • EFFICIENT DESIGN & CAPABILITIES - The durable Polypropylene housing will not rust nor dent & protects the rotor assembly which consists of (2) Cutting Blades for maximum chipping capability. Our Wood Chipper is equipped w/ an easy instant start switch & a Overload Protection switch. Also included is a Supply Cable of 13.7" (0.35m/1.1") & transported easily w/ the (2) 6" Wheels giving great portability. We included a Sturdy Push Paddle, so you can safely feed material into the hopper.
  • SAFETY & PROPER USE - Our Electric Wood Chippers are OSHA, RoHS, ISO: 9001, 14001, CNAS, SQC, IAF, CSA, EL, cETLus, Intertek GS Listed approved standards & certified, including cull quality tested. Always use the correct extension cord type/size for the distance of extension needed, refer to the owner"s manual on page E2 for recommended instructions, also always connect Wood Chipper to a GFCI outlet. Landworks Wood Chippers are best suited for outdoor environments.
  • LANDWORKS - The Prime Outdoor Choice - Partner with us & join millions worldwide who empower their everyday lives, by using our cutting edge equipment & supreme advanced technology, to Conquer any task or obstacle. Arise & Gain Dominance over your 'sphere of influence' by starting here.
  • COMMITMENT - GreatCircleUSA is the only authorized seller of Landworks products. We are committed to providing customers with a stress-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help."
Bestseller No. 10

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