For those who want an efficient wood chipper that is going to get things done without adding to your carbon foot print, then you may be interested in the eco-friendly GreenWorks 24052 15 Amp Corded Shredder/Chipper.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the GreenWorks 24052 15 Amp Corded Shredder/Chipper, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the wood chipper had to say about their overall experience with it. Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this wood chipper is something you should consider purchasing for your next yard clean-up project!
GreenWorks is a company that focuses their energy in creating lawn tools that are environmentally friendly by not leaving any kind of carbon footprint. With the GreenWorks 24052 15 Amp Corded Shredder/Chipper, there isn’t any carbon emissions when you use the chipper.
Also, another way it saves is that you don’t have to burn gas going to the gas station for fuel, so you’re saving twice in that regard! Also, unlike a gas powered chipper, you aren’t going to have to worry about the yearly maintenance or tune ups that a gas powered unit would need.
While GreenWorks is environmentally conscious, they wanted to bring the public a paroduct that is going to be able to do what it says. That’s why this chipper features a 15 amp motor that is capable of chipping dead branches and sticks that are up to 1 3/8 inch in diameter, making your yard cleanup simple and quick.
When you’re done chipping the branches with the GreenWorks Corded Shredder/Chipper, you don’t have to worry about the refuse because the chipper features a built in collection bag that will hold the debris. When the bag is filled, you can take the chipped pieces and spread them in other places around your garden. Why spend money on store bought mulch and wood chops when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!
GreenWorks also stands behind their products and when you purchase this chipper, they will give you an extra set of reversible blades as well as an industry-leading 4-year warranty, which is a testament to how much they believe in their product. The 4-year warranty is not a common warranty length for these types of items, so that alone makes this chipper worthy of consideration.
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 53% had great things to say about the GreenWorks 24052 15 Amp Corded Shredder/Chipper and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how easy it was to put the chipper together. Just tighten four bolts and you’re ready to go. Customers were also were pleased that the blades were reversible, meaning they could go longer in between sharpenings.
A few customers have pointed out that they have had problems with their machines, but because of that they were able to use that 4 year warranty to get the problems fixed. Customers have also mentioned that it was easy to move the chipper, partially because of the large wheels and that it is a relatively lightweight chipper.
A few people pointed out that they liked the fact that they didn’t have to worry about maintenance like tune ups and oil changes.
So what did the remaining 47% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that they felt like the machine was basically a glorified “food processor.”
They said that it only works for small clippings and you have to be mindful of how you’re feeding the sticks into the machine, as they needed to be at a certain angle. They also said that the machine has a tendency to clog easily when chipping dry stuff, and it is impossible to use on green wood. One customer had a problem with their chipper where the blade hit the metal housing, thus completely destroying itself.
Customers also pointed out that they were not happy with how small the opening was in the hopper. One customer shared their experience when after using the chipper for only an hour, the chute had stopped spitting out the chips, which caused the motor to overheat, and ultimately, stop working.
We want to applaud GreenWorks for being environmentally friendly and doing their best to lower their customers carbon footprint. That is a rare trait in companies and it’s something that we wish more companies would try to do. With that said, we are on the fence about recommending this wood chipper.
It is true that this is a very affordable wood chipper, beings as it is priced just under $140. It is a good way to help reduce your carbon footprint while you’re cleaning up your yard and trying to chip the wood, but… Only 53% of customers who have purchased this machine actually like it. There are many people who had something negative to say about their experience with the machine.
If you only have small bits of debris that you need to get rid of, then yes, perhaps this is going to be a good option for you. However, if you have larger limbs and branches that you need to get rid of, this probably isn’t going work for you.