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Talon 3HP Electric

Talon 3HP Electric

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3.8
13 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Portability
    4.0 (1)
  • Blade Durability
    4.0 (1)
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Jorgejio
Jorgejio
  • 25 reviews
  • 20 likes

Good; with limitations

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Purchased in July 2005 at Bunnings Warehouse for $150.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ethel
EthelSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Perfect when pruning trees.

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A must for all who prune trees around yard. Saves trips to the dump. I love the machine, the only thing it does not do green grass. It jams the machine. Blade on machine is excellent . Easy to clean. Easy to use. small enough for me to move on my own but strong enough to mulch most branches. Portable do can move around yard easily.

Date PurchasedNov 2018

Good product, works well for size.

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Date PurchasedJuly 2017
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Bart58
Bart58AU
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Ok for this type of design

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KD
KD

Useless

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I loved it when it was new. It worked very well.
Unhappy that they gone out of business and no spare blades are available.
Can no longer get new blades for the Tallon shredder.
It was a good shredder.
Cannot get new blades

Braidwood
Braidwood

You could always take old blades to an engineering works. I'm sure they could make some for you fairly cheaply.

Braidwood
Braidwood
Adeben
Adeben

Good

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Good machine for the price. Would like a larger chute for branches, as it gets stuck at most forks in the branch. Overall, it does a sterling job!
Very quiet motor & chews branches very quickly. Mulched up 6 trees in 6 days without much problem. Just kept on going!
Blockes up occasionally in the exit chute, and the cutting blades need sharpening occasionally.

Good

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Very pleased with the machine have done quite a lot of shredding over the last year. Some very hard wood as well is quickly shredded. Often needed to sharpen the branch chipping blades and the main mulching blade broke in half.
Easy to use and move around. Good size mulch produced
Chipping blades blunt-en quickly

shimmeringsue
shimmeringsue
  • 16 reviews
  • 10 likes

Good value

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It is quiet and works as described - it tells you not to use it for wet/fibrous plants. It will mulch these, but you will need to manually empty it out from time to time as it will clog. It could be a little taller to prevent backache, but in the end I sat down and fed everything through. It chomps through hardwood and even palm fronds that are well dried out with no problems. I am glad I bought it
Quiet, produces great mulch
Bit too low, protective flaps a little difficult to get through for clippings

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tasmaid
tasmaid
  • 86 reviews
  • 4 likes

Good

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great for getting rid of the garden extras and turns it into woodchips has an emergency cut out ffor extra safety a very large hopper and saves having to load the trailer and head off to the tip
it is great feed in branches and gets rid of the bulk
is a bit noisy

Questions & Answers

Robin Brown
Robin Brownasked

I have a Talon Trisecta garden shredder, can you please advise where I can get it maintained / repaired.
I live in Enoggera Brisbane 4051.
I would really appreciate your your advice.
Thank you
Robin Brown 0432714601

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Jorgejio
Jorgejio

Whoever you bought it from should know of a maintainer. Bunnings used to sell them or a machine very like them (down to interchangeable parts). Not sure what's wrong with yours - there's not a lot in them to maintain; an electric motor that non-electricians shouldn't touch, an inlet shute, an outlet shute, and a pair of blades on a rotating plane that can be removed/replaced with the right-sized Allen key (Which if you bought it new, should have one). Main thing with the Allen keys is to make sure the hex-hole is cleaned and the key inserted to the max depth. If it's really stiff, additional twist with a shifting spanner or even pliers would solve the problem. The blades are replaceable, over-the-counter item, available online; or you can sharpen them yourself with a wet-stone/whet-stone with a great deal of caution and a pair of gloves. Or a belt sander with even more caution and lots of cooling.
If there's an electrical problem - bear in mind, the micro-contact needs to be completely(!) screwed together with the bottom hand - even an auto-electrician might be able to help.
But it's not much more complicated than a large electric drill.

Dave
Daveasked

Where can I buy a a complete cutter head, with blades and screws, for a Talon as200100 mulcher/shredder.

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Dave
Daveasked

Where can I buy a a complete cutter head, with blades and screws, for a Talon as200100 mulcher/shredder.

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Jorgejio
Jorgejio

Try Bunnings Special Orders. They used to sell the Talon brand.
Alternatively, detach your cutter head and take it in to Bunnings and compare it with the Ozito shredder they're currently selling. It looks like it came out of the same factory as the Talon brand, might be an interchangeable head.

With a lot of those items, sadly, you can find yourself up for an expensive part (and no guarantee) whereas for a few $ more, you can get a complete new unit, with a guarantee. (And your old unit is now rubbish). The head and the blades will be the most expensive part of the tool apart from the motor (maybe).

And while I'm content with my Talon at the price I paid for it and the amount of work I ask of it, I wouldn't buy one again. I'd go for the more expensive grinder-shredder machines, as against something with whirling little blades that are difficult to sharpen. (And easy to cut yourself with!)

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Details

CategoryGarden Shredders
Price (RRP)$366
Power2200W
Cutting Capacity40mm

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