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Talon 3HP Electric

Talon 3HP Electric

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    Best shredder for a suburban block


    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

    1 answer

    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.


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

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

    1 answer

    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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    CategoryGarden Shredders
    Price (RRP)$366
    Cutting Capacity40mm

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