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Ryobi Silent Shredder RSH2445T

Ryobi Silent Shredder RSH2445T Questions & Answers

4.1 from 27 reviews

16 questions from our users

Dean49

Dean49asked

I shredded some branched and then moved the machine with the power on. Now the machine will not turn on. the safety switch is all the way down. Can you comment on how to check for other issues.
Also if it can't be fixed, the machine is built in 2016 and i do not have the warranty papers as the machine was given to me by a friend. what is the warranty on this machine.
Can i take it to bunnings to be repair by Ryobi on a warranty.

1 answer
Phillip B.
Phillip B.

Remove the steel front cover . Remove debrua from blades. There is switch in there and if it get to packed with green fine wood like confer then it trips the housing switch. All works well then.


Sheryl G.

Sheryl G.asked

Does anyone know how to get the blade out to sharpen it ? I've looked it up on youtube but they only show 4 small blades were as mine looks like a wheel of blades,and its hard to get to the blades.

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natasha

natashaasked

how I can to buy this wood shredder?

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alan
alan

I bought mine at Bunnings. Good value.


Anne B

Anne Basked

How does it go with corn stalks soon after cob is removed or is more efficient when the the stork is dry?

No answers

jake

jakeasked

Just wondering how it goes with leaves ? I have a massive yard and recently trimmed loads and loads of trees back and coincidentally need mulch and chips for garden beds. The tree branches I have left are definitely small enough but just wondering how well leaves mulch up in the mulcher ? Or do they just slide through ? Also is there difference between green and dry leave and branches ? Thanks in advance !

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Adam
Adam

Hi there...It’s good on solid sticks dry or green. Better on less bendy stuff as this can get mashed up but not chopped. It deals with leaves on branches fine but not good with just leaves. Autum

Old Lady
Old Lady

Machine broke down just after 2 year warranty ran out. Bunnings and Ryobi dont want to know about it. Outside tool repairers allededly cant get parts for it because Ryobi has an exclusive arrangement with with Bunnings now. The cutting mechanism has failed and we only fed small material into it, nothing larger. Would advise that you buy a different brand.


tanee

taneeasked

My shredder got stuck with a biggish twig, managed to pull it out but the shredder won't come on back, is it possible the motor is burnt?

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Adam
Adam

There is a reset button near the start stop. You need to turn the switch to off then press the button. Then turn back on. Also ensure the safety on the waste bin is engaged. The machine has a good overload breaker so will not have burned out.


wognog

wognogasked

small branches come out in lengths of up to 30cm broken but not mulched. very fine twigs come out as they were drawn iun. why?

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Fegsie
Fegsie

You have not set the guide close enough to the rolling cutter. It should all but touch it. When you are setting it look down the spout to see what is happening and you’ll get it. I set mine to touch each other.


BobTech

BobTechasked

G'day everyone. I'm trying to deal with some huge overgrown hedges. I bought an Aldi garden shredder on special and it's hopeless on the small twisted twigs with many leaves and the vines which are in there too. The vegetation won't feed through, the feed chute constantly blocks up, and trying to use the "pushing tool" only compacts that material in the chute, making me constantly pull it apart and unblock it. I'm going to return it.

Do you nice people think this Ryobi shredder will hande that kind of soft and mostly thin leafy material without blocking up? Thanks!

4 answers
Rod
Rod

It's better with larger prunings but smashes up the smaller stuff for the compost heap well

BobTech
BobTech

Thanks Rod. I've since done some serious pruning and it would take a week to feed the huge heap of clippings through any kind of shredder so I'll arrange to take it to the dump as it is.

Rexyv
Rexyv

It may be better if you cut down the plant and let the cuttings dry and rest.Shoving freshly cut vegetation in the Grinder will mangle and clog the mechanism.


railcardownunder

railcardownunderasked

Hi
I want to use this without a rubbish basket for me thats a unnecessary pain. But will it work without the baskets PLEASE?
Michael wanting to buy Monday at 7am Bunnings if it works without basket

2 answers
Rexyv
Rexyv

No it won't
Its a safety feature.

Gordon
Gordon

No it wont work without the basket in place, the basket is part of a safety system that stops anyone accessing the shredder cog from underneath while it is running. If the basket is not in place and the safety mechanism, that is built into the basket, engaged then the shredder won't start.


Thea

Theaasked

How do I clean caked on matter from the blades of Ryobi shredder?

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Gordon
Gordon

Try running the shredder in reverse to get rid of any excess, If that doesn't work, disconnect the power, remove the waste bin and clear the blades by accessing them from underneath the shredder, If that doesn't work you can take the front panel off and completely remove the striker plate and shredding cog for cleaning (power off naturally) then reassemble and readjust blade clearance.
After using the shredder, before I put it away, I run the shredder in reverse then forward for a few seconds to clear excess matter. Only occasionally do I need to clear the excess from underneath and I've never had a problem with caked on matter.

ChristianG
ChristianG

The answer above is perfect. You can remove the blade via the front panel. It is pretty easy.

The other technique I use is to save some dried branches for the end as those will clean it off.


Tris

Trisasked

Hi, where would I find a new Shaver plate for RSH2445T, as my son adjusted it to close to the blades and gouged out a chunk of it? Any ideas. Thanks

1 answer
ChristianG
ChristianG

Did the same thing myself! Bunnings can order you a replacement from the Special Orders desk. From memory about $30.


rose

roseasked

need to clear a jammed branch. unscrewed.front plate but cant get it off...is there a trick to removing it?

2 answers
YML
YML

Hi there. I haven't had to do that so far. I've always managed to just use the reverse function and pull the branch out. I suggest you try YouTube. Good luck!

ChristianG
ChristianG

You can also try loosening the blade distance using the side knob and allen key - good luck


nev

nevasked

Can the blades be sharpened

2 answers
YML
YML

Hi Nev
I'm sorry I really don't know. I imagine they could be, I've only just got mine so it's still goin great guns, no need to sharpen yet... It's great though I absolutely love my mulcher.

Posty
Posty

The blades are pretty tough and basically rotate up against the adjustable piece of steel that you can wind in and out depending on your depth of cut wanted. I usually find everything cuts ok wood, leaves, shrubs etc on about 1mm between rotating blade and adjustable steel.
The blades are a rotating drum and not sure yet how they would be "sharpened" but the manual did show how to get into that area thru the front of the unit in case of a jam etc. might be something on Ryobi. I hope mine lasts for some time until it needs that area opened. Oh and don't put the adjustable steel in too far, I actually hit the blades and tripped the safety switch on the house LOL. So just do it in increments not a large adjustment. After I hit steel, it still runs like a dream, these things are pretty hard wearing.


Steve

Steveasked

How well does the Ryobi Silent Shredder RSH2445T handle branches with leaves?

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Fiona292
Fiona292

It depends on the plant material, I recently pruned a photinia tree, it crunched the branches really well but the leaves come out looking pretty much the same except they have been squashed which means they break down faster if you're composting. However branches with hard leaves like a bottle brush break up quite well even though the leaves are smaller. It really performs better on harder, drier material. Hope this answers your question.


Joe

Joeasked

I'm in the Philippines and I have a bran new RSH2445T. I turned it on and there was power for like 1 sec then nothing.
What could be the issue as I tried everything and more from manual but dead as a Doornails?????

3 answers
Juz
Juz

I would first switch off the power and unplug. Then check the circuit breaker (little round rubber thing next to the on switch) to make sure it hasn't popped. Reset circuit breaker if needed. Then take the front plate off where the cutting drum rotates and check that the clearance is enough to let it turn. It may be way out of adjustment and stopping against the plate which will pop the circuit breaker within a second or 2.
If all this seems ok or needed adjusting, reassemble the unit, plug back in to power and try it again. If still nothing then check your power socket.
If these tips don't help you may have a faulty DOA unit - take it back.

Gregory L
Gregory L

When trying my new ryobi silent shredder for the first it would not run. I checked every thing like Juz and found that the bucket didnt throw the micro switch when pushing the lock up into the locked position. The shredder will not run if this is faulty. Bunnings were good enough to swap buckets so I didn't have to take the shredder back.

Joe
Joe

thank you both, i tried as Juz recommends but still nothing, we not have dealers here in Philippines so it looks like i lost my money hehe

thank you


Dick

Dickasked

How to start with a new Ryobi RSH2445T machine?

2 answers
Juz
Juz

How to start what? It has a STOP/START button to turn it on - quite obvious on the top of the machine.

Fiona292
Fiona292

The machine won't start unless the black bin underneath is properly engaged and the lock slides up. The instructions are useless to google up a YouTube video that will probably illustrate it better. Good luck.


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