All-time low: £77.59 on 18/03/2016
This high-quality but affordable German-engineered shredder from Einhell is capable of processing all manner of garden waste, including fibrous, woody material like branches and pine-cones. Debris is sent through a set of twin-sided hardened steel knives which will reduce it to a fine mulch that will rapidly compost.
The special knife-angle not only prevents blockages, but also allows branches to be drawn into the shredding mechanism automatically (this model will take branches of up to 40mm in diameter). The Einhell BG-KS 2040 Electric Garden-Shredder is driven by a high-powered 2000w motor, which offers the sort of performance you’d expect from a petrol engine, but with none of the associated hassle (starting, maintenance, etc). It’s built around a sturdy tubular-steel frame that confers strength and longevity, and which ensures the unit is rigid and stable during use.
Thanks to its transport wheels and lightweight design (it weighs just 16.8kg), the Einhell BG-KS couldn’t be easier to move to and from the shed. It’s equipped with a rubber lamella, so material can’t escape from the hopper aperture; and it incorporates a motor safety-switch, which eliminates the possibility of unintentional start-up.