It’s been a while since I did an update on the Chinese chipper mulcher I purchased about three years ago. It gets used about twice a year and what has surprised me is that every time I wheel it out, it starts first time. I haven’t had to charge the battery, just check the fuel and oil, turn the key and away it goes. You can read about it here.
Using the chipper
This time though, I did have to get a new chipper blade as I had worn both sides of the other one down to blunt. I had made an attempt to sharpen the chipper blade with a wetstone. I sharpened it enough to get me through the last time I needed to use it, but it wasn’t going to work this time. I had a few branches to put through and needed to have a sharp blade to get the job done.
I ordered the new blade when I purchased the mini tiller and it was in the box. It only took about ten minutes to fit the blade, make sure it was securely tightened and hit the starter. Away it went again.
It didn’t take long to get through the wheelbarrow full of branches. A sharp blade makes life easier.
Using the mulcher hopper
After running the branches through the chipper I had a pile of old plants and small branches to put through the mulcher hopper. Again the chipper mulcher made short work of it. Every time I see that advert where the guy is wheeling a chipper mulcher out of the aisle that is marked “Items only used once”, I smile as I don’t use this very often, but when I do I am pleased I purchased it. I reckon that’s the best recommendation I can give.