Gas Chipper Only (No Shredder) Buyer's Guide
How to Pick the Perfect Chipper Only
For every job, you need the right tool. Wood chipping is no exception.
Cleanup of yard debris like leaves, twigs, and small plant waste is commonly dealt with by a chipper shredder.
For the larger jobs that consist of tree limbs and branches more than 2 1/2 inches in diameter, you're going to need to step up to a machine that handles chipping differently.
Difference in Design
Wood chippers differ in design from chipper shredders, and they do so to serve different purposes.
Chippers only contain a large flywheel with a blade or multiple blades. As the flywheel gains momentum, it decreases its use of the engine, placing less stress on the engine's components.
These are designed for hard wood, around 2 1/2" or more in diameter. Chippers are great for reducing large limbs and branches into uniformly-sized chips that can be used for garden beds and walkways.