Electric Leaf Shredder

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Electric Shredder Easily Turns Leaves into Nutritious Mulch

  • Shred leaves to use as mulch or to add to compost pile
  • Electric shredder is easy and efficient to operate
  • Lightweight and quieter than gasoline-powered shredders
  • Sets up in minutes; nests for storage

Leaves are one of nature’s best soil conditioners, but a few trees’ worth of fallen leaves can really add up. This easy-to-operate electric shredder converts 11 bags of leaves into one bag of mulch without the hassle and fumes of gas-powered models. Made by Worx, it sets up easily and nests for compact storage.

  • Plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, vinyl
  • 19" diameter at top, 26" diameter at base
  • 45" H overall; stand is 28" H
  • 13 amps
  • Weighs 16 lbs.
  • 12" power cord; use with appropriate extension cord, not included

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Electric Leaf Shredder
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy clean-up (19)
  • Compact (17)
  • Even consistency in mulch (17)
  • Blades stay sharp (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Leaves & yard debris (13)
    • Mulch & fertilizer (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Do-it-yourself (22), Novice (7)

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Thrilled with this

    By Master Gardener

    from Memphis TN

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Clean-up
    • Great Mulch
    • Shreds The Leaves For Gre

    Cons

    • Cut Lines Wear Down Fast

    Best Uses

    • Mulch & Fertilizer

    Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

    I just got this & am using it for the first time today. This product is extremely easy to set up, use, and move around-I'm pretty strong, but I think just about anybody who gardens could move this. No need to bag the shredded leaves-I just set it up in a place in my beds I want to mulch & shredded away until I was ready to move to another area. Took a rake to spread it a bit. My only complaint is that the cutting lines MUST be changed frequently. I've used it for 2 hours now & just put in my 3d set. The mulch is noticeably finer the first couple of loads. Do not pack the funnel. It doesn't work as well. Curious what the life of this will be. It's getting some pretty heavy use here in the next few weeks, as I've got several hundred bags of leaves stored up.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So satisfying seeing the leaves shrink

    By Beanie

    from Leesburg, VA

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Clean-up
    • Easy Dissambly For Storag
    • Easy Onoff Switch
    • Even Consistency in Mulch

    Cons

    • A Little Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Dry Leaves

    Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

    Great to be able to easily clean up the yard and quickly apply leaf mulch to the vegetable and perennial beds. Everything looks so tidy and it is recycling at its best!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Easy to use

    By Mulch Phanatic

    from Philadelphia PA

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Even Consistency in Mulch

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

        Just tried for the first time today and mulched about 15 bags of leaves in a short time. Previous reviewers have accurately described the design and operation.

        Please note that your leaf mulch will not drop neatly into a trug as pictured. I put a heavy duty polypro leaf bag inside the stand and wrapped it over the top of the frame. This worked well. When you operate the mulcher, leaf debris flies all over the place---some out the top of the hopper.

        This is a very dusty job so wear eye protection, a dust mask and perhaps hearing protection. Wet leaves will clog the hopper but can be cleared easily. As the strings wear down, so does the mulching capability. The strings are easy to replace.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        addicted to shredding

        By Anne the shredder

        from Plymouth NH

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy Clean-up
        • Great Shredder

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shredding Leaves

          Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

          Love it, and even bought one for my parents. I can't stop shredding! It works well with leaves only; no green plants or sticks.

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it!

          By rainey

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Novice

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

                I got one of these last year. I haul it out 2-3 times a year when leaves accumulate. It shreds them down into mulch like a champ.

                It works on the principle of an upside-down weed whacker with a hopper on top for receiving the leaves. Easy-peasy. It does a sensational job on dry leaves. Less well on wet leaves. Can't take more than the smallest, driest twigs. Anything larger keeps the leaves from feeding down into the trug and breaks off the nylon trimmers.

                Jams are pretty rare unless we're talking wet leaves or a lot of sticks. When they do happen they're easy to clear out.

                There are a couple things worth noting:

                • The replacement nylon trimmers from Worx are very difficult to find which is a bummer as they need frequent replacement. OTOH, installing new ones is pretty easy and found that slightly larger gauge ones from the hardware/garden store held up better. I suggest cutting them at an acute angle to get them to feed into the mechanism.

                • Leaves come out with a furious gust. Wouldn't work with the trug pictured but I put one trug upside-down and a second one upside-right on top of it so that the opening is up at the bottom of the motor.

                • The quality and appearance of the resulting mulch is excellent.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good for composting big leaves

                By Bird watcher

                from Iowa

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Clean-up
                • Even Consistency in Mulch

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Leaves & Yard Debris

                  Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

                  It works to reduce the big sycamore leaves into finer particles for my compost pile. These leaves usually take forever to compost, but this leaf shredder helps to create a better compost. Little sticks and too many damp leaves will cause build-up to occur around the edges of its cone.

                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  well designed mulcher

                  By NS

                  from Evanston, IL

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy Clean-up
                  • Even Consistency in Mulch
                  • No Blades To Sharpen

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Leaves ONLY

                    Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

                    I shredded about 10 bags of oak leaves as soon as I got it. It reduces leaf volume as stated, with a consistent size mulch as long as the nylon filaments are in shape--filaments shortened and shredded by twigs produce less consistent size mulch. I replaced the nylon filments twice. The small twigs that inevitably come with raked leaves went through the mulcher without jamming it, but they do cause the nylon filaments to shred and shorten--the more twigs, the more often you need to replace the filaments. Nevertheless, nylon filament replacement is very easy, there are many included with the mulcher. Do follow the directions and use a dust mask when using this. Finally, I really like how compactly it stores in my garage.

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not for us.

                    By Athene

                    from NM

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome
                      • Extremely Dustygritty
                      • Hard To Move
                      • Hard To Store
                      • Incredibly Noisy
                      • Slow

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

                        This machine was a headache to use. It is large and heavy, difficult to move and store, and painfully noisy.
                        You will need eye protection, hearing protection, long gloves, and a dust mask.
                        This is basically a string trimmer in a megaphone, and was very slow to use. It takes only leaves, a small handful at a time. We were careful. My husband, who has always been a big user of big noisy machines, hated it. Neither one of us wants to try it a second time.
                        Right now, it dominates the patio (it's just under four feet high), and we don't know what to do with it.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Could be more durable.

                        By Donna the gardener

                        from wells, me.

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Does Well With Dry Leaves
                        • Even Consistency in Mulch

                        Cons

                        • Frequently
                        • Jams
                        • Lines Need To Be Replaced

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

                          It would be better with more durable metal blades and casing

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Electric Leaf Shredder

                          By Autumm Mulcher

                          from Reynoldsburg, Ohio

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy Clean-up
                          • Even Consistency in Mulch

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Leaves & Yard Debris
                            • Mulch & Fertilizer

                            Comments about Electric Leaf Shredder:

                            It does everything I expected it to do and stores easily.

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