Jammed on third branch
The Ozito schredder jams and you can't get into where the cutter is to clear it.
I bought this Ozito shredder at Bunnings and assembled it, following the instructions carefully including setting the cutter gap. Turned it on and shredded the first branch which was about 12 mm diameter. I did a great job. Tried the second branch at 20 mm diameter. It did a great job again. Tried a third branch at 305mm diameter and it started to shred but then jammed. So I followed what the instructions said and switched the motor to reverse to try to get the branch back out. The motor didn't move. Tried pulling the branch out - it wouldn't come. Then rang Ozito, who helpfully said that all it could do was return to Bunnings, which I did do.
Dies as soon as warranty expires
This shredder worked a treat until about a month after warranty expired and then (it appears) the switch has died. So now I have to order a new switch. Hopefully that will solve problem, but not happy that I have to go to this much trouble. Ive got other things i prefer to do. I should have bought more expensive shredder in first place
Bought the Ozito 2400W shredder model RSH-2435 for $225. Wow what a machine. Not really silent but it sure shreds fast and gives you very fine shavings for the garden. Shreds anything - green and dry up to 40mm or what anything that fits down th slot - all at a fast rate. Had to modify the collector bag though as has only 2 handles and when getting full alowed overflow. Thourougly recommend!!
Great for palm fronds
Had it for about five years now. Been faultless and never had to replace any parts
If you have palm trees in your yard its indispensable
You can shred the fronds so they can fit into the bin quickly and easily.
Good but not as good as Bunnings made out on purchase.
The way they explained, it ran and spun like a proper wood chipper. It slowly rolls and will only mulch dead solid sticks. Not worth nearly $400... Bunnings should stop taking our business for granted.
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This is a case of bad engineering
The blades lose their sharpness in a very short time, I have had mine a year and am on the third set. And now they’re out of stock. This machinery is useless, don’t buy one.
Self feeding wonder
I have had this for nearly 8 years now and it still goes great. It makes a nice coarse mulch that does not blow away in the wind. It can bog down on juts wet leaves, so feed in slowly and it's OK.
This is a chipper, not a shredder.
As other reviewers have found, this machine is very good for dry sticks and clippings. It produces chips about 1" long suitable for coarse mulch. If you want fine mulch you will be disappointed. Green clippings will also be chipped but not so successfully. I tried freshly cut agapanthus flower stalks. You don't get much wetter than that! The results were acceptable but a few stalks were crushed rather than chipped. Green leaves tend to pass through untouched. Be careful if you are chipping rose prunings - the thorns remain!
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Purchased in November 2018.
Both original and replacement jammed irretrievably
Handy sized tool which claims to shred palm fronds. Disappointed when mine jammed on green, leafy sticks and failed to respond to trouble-shooting routine. Replaced cheerfully but new machine failed in exactly the same way within minutes. My money was refunded without a fuss. I'd like to have been more positive!
Useless on freshly cut leafy branches- only good on DRY branches or sticks with no leaves
Bought this shredder after reading the great reviews on you tube. It quickly became apparent that this shredder is better suited to drier, hotter countries such as Australia,where the branches are drier and not as leafy. It is no co-incidence it is sold only through Bunnings. We live in New Zealand where the leaves are thick and the trees and general climate is wetter . Anyway , we started feeding dry, long and leafless sticks and branches into it with reasonable success. It comes out as coarse cubes. However, as is well known, the shredder's e...jection chute sits too low and so the collection device fills up quickly so so you have to spread the waste around the collection bin with your hand the as the material will start to clog up the ejection chute. We fed some leafy, freshly cut branches into it, and this is where the problems started. The leaves come off in the feed chute and start to clog it up. Given the narrow opening it's really hard to clear this chute unless you have a teaspoon or something to scoop out the material. And it doesn't have any means of opening it up to clear it. Second problem, because it doesn't cut these types of branches well, the ejected (sometimes uncut) branches hit the collection bin (because there's not enough clearance ) and start to clog up the ejection chute back through the shredder, because the machine is still running and cutting the rest of the branch, the rest of the cut material then sits in the shredder unable to get out, and causes one massive clog that has to be cleared. Given the poor clearance and the lack of any latch to get your hand into it to clear the clog, its almost impossible to get your hand inside it to clear it. The situation isn't helped with the narrow, tapering design of the chute, so this only worsens any clogging and makes it really hard to get your hand inside. So I had to constantly turn the shredder on it's side and free the jammed material that way.. It kept doing this every 15 minutes or so. We figured every branch would have to be prepared by removing any leaves and leaving the branch to dry out. Given the time and work needed we figured this shredder wouldn't be the problem solver we had hoped for so we took it back and got a full refund. Good on Bunnings for their excellent customer service.
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if you are even THINKING of buying one of these DON'T WAST YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TIME LOOKING AT IT. it does not perform as shown in videos. if I could return mine I would do so right now. for $309 it is a TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. the money would have been BETTER spent on a new motor for my ROVER mulcher
Marketing Dept makes it unclear what these machines do
Shredder is not what this machine does. This machine is a crusher.
It crushers whatever you put in it with a slow moving single cog like wheel.
So it will turn DRY material into wood chip size pieces, but 100% useless putting freshly cut vegetation in it.
Fresh vegetation comes out exactly the same as it went in, except the branch and leaves are crushed but completely intact. IT DOES NOT SHRED. Palm Fronds too come out as one bent in many places otherwise intact piece. Maybe if I left the fronds out to dry for a year it might turn them in...
Recommended if you need a shredder.
I previously owned a GMC mulcher which was a waste of time. I was then given a Ryobi shredder which proved to be very useful for several years.
This spring the Ryobi machine died and I purchased an Ozito Silent Shredder second hand and have used it heavily over the last month.
I have found the Ozito was more effective and easier to use than the Ryobi and has never blocked as the Ryobi occasionally did. So far the Ozito has handled everything I have thrown at it. It is probably unfair to compare the Ryobi with the Ozito as the Ryobi was muc...
Excellent product for the price
We purchased this with a few hesitations but were assured it is up to the task for general mulching around the backyard.
What a surprise, it is actually quite for a mulcher and can be used for hours without annoying surrounding neighbours.
This can handle 20-25mm branches with ease, the only item that can block it are long tough grass style plants/leaves.
As with any mulcher just let the machine do the work and do not force it or over load it and you wont have a problem.
We have had this for nearly a year now and has handled everything we have put through it without an issue.
Highly recommended for the price.
Jammed within 10 minutes of purchase on a 30 mm green branch.Then the reverse function didn't work. Unable to remove the branch. The machine was unusable and was returned to the point of sale.
This machine is a poor copy of my old german mulcher machine which lasted 10 years.
Don't waste your time
We have a lot of fallen branches and overgrown bamboo to shred, and this shredder pulverises them into a fraction of the apparent volume. It's very quiet (although not silent) and makes mince meat of any branch (fresh or dead/dry) that fits through the opening.
The unit is quite heavy and feels a bit off-balance when being wheeled around, but at least it does come with wheels and it can be transported easily, however moving it up/down stairs is definitely easier with 2 people.
Excellent with palm leaves
I have had this for a while.
I have a lot of palms in the yard. This thing mulches them and I use it in the garden. It has paid for itself in the time I have had it.
The mulch is course due to the technique used. It does not like fresh green waste. It was not expensive, and I will wear it out in another year.
Would I buy another one? Definitely. This one paid for itself.
Excellent to assist with garden waste disposal.
This is now an essential gardening tool in my back and front yard. I was blown away by how much time and effort it saved me, and how much extra garden waste I could fit into my green bin each fortnight.
If you are looking for petite and attractive mulch for the garden, I would probably steer clear. But if you are currently loathing the idea of standing next to you green waste win with a pair of pruners having to chop everything up to fit in, do yourself a favour and invest in one of these. I just put a 44L flexible plastic tub underneath it to catch what it spits out and tip that into the green waste bin every couple of minutes.
did what i want
I bought this product to use on my palm leaves and other sticks at a regular property and it did everything $309 at Bunnings can't go wrong. It reduced the mess in my yard from the whole front yard down to a few square metres I chipped it up quite small. So far I've been using it for 5 hours straight and it hasn't broken
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Questions & Answers
I need something with a wide hopper rather than a narrow feed - for shredding/ chipping dry leaves and twigs - from both eucalyptus trees and autumn foliage from deciduous trees.
I need it to be compact and electric for home garden use.
Is there such a thing - what would you recommend?
my ozito only turns in reverse direction even after using the switch to run in forward direction. What can be the cause.
The switch musn't be reengaging back to forward. Clean the switch with compressed air and spray some silicone lubricant behind it, only a small amount... You also have to let it completely stop before selecting back the forward position.
I noticed that the belt rsh-100 a small thin cheaply made belt is not on your list of spares anyone with half a brain would know it's the weakest link on the shredder but you don't want to supply it why?
Footnote:all other parts you supply are unlikely to fail is this why you list them in the user manual
A reply would be good dated 21-04-19
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