The classic movie Fargo showed us the power and versatility of wood chippers.
Electric Chippers & Mulchers
They work even better on tree limbs.
If you have trees in your yard, you're inevitably left cleaning up after Mother Nature every spring and fall.
Instead of discarding all of your waste into a burn pile, save some money and make your own mulch.
Electric chippers may resemble a golf bag, but that's where the similarities end. These compact machines are powered by an extension cord and a regular household outlet. Just plug it in and start chipping.
Electric chippers are rather small and lightweight so you can transport them easily. Also, the fact they are electric means they need less maintenance such as oil changes and spark plug
replacements. Because of their small size, they can only mulch
branches up to 1 3/8 inches in diameter.
Gas Chipper Shredder Vacuums
You could use a leaf blower or rake, then shred or bag all your leaves later. Or you could save time and just use a gasoline powered chipper vac right off the bat. Just walk behind one of these and suck all the leaves off your lawn in no time.
If you have small branches and twigs as well, a gas chipper vacuum will shred them to smithereens. However, if you have lots of thick branches, you'll want to step up to a chipper shredder instead.
How to Pick the Perfect Gas Chipper Shredder Vacuum
Gas Chippers and Chipper Shredders
These are the big-boys. Gas chippers are larger and more powerful than electric chipper/shredders. When you have larger diameter sticks and branches to chip, an electric model just won't do the trick.
Gas chippers come in different styles such as walk-behind chipper/shredder vacuums, heavy-duty chippers without shredding capability, and heavy-duty chipper/shredders. These chipping machines are capable of chipping branches anywhere from 1 1/2" in diameter all the way up to 7" in diameter.
How to Pick the Perfect Gas Wood Chipper