If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you felt a certain twinge of envy when you see the kinds of tools that professional landscaping and tree service workers use. For example, when the time comes to chip branches or shred leaves & other yard waste, it sure would be nice to have access to a professional quality chipper/shredder, wouldn’t it?
Well, the makers of the Patriot CSV-2515 have promised that this model actually empowers homeowners with the same quality of chipping/shredding that the pros get from their expensive equipment.
With a bold promise like that one, we couldn’t resist doing some investigation on this chipper. So we did some in depth research on the Patriot Products CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder. We found out virtually everything about this model – both good and bad – and have put it together for you here in this Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder review.
The first thing that we noticed about the Patriot Products CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder is how much more rugged and tough it is built than other electric chipper/shredders. With the kind of construction that you’d expect to see only on a professional job site, the Patriot CSV-2515 Electric Wood Chipper / Leaf Shredder is obviously built to stand up to the use and abuse that chippers routinely endure.
Of special note is the extremely tough construction of the hopper. This chipper could practically roll – end over end – and not a bit of damage would be done to the hopper at all.
Of course, we don’t recommend rolling the Patriot CSV-2515 down a hill or anything, but you should be pretty impressed – as we were – with the amazingly rugged build of this branch chipping beast.
High Volume Shredding
With most electric shredders, you have to be very careful about how much yard waste you put in. Most electric mulchers simply can’t handle high volume shredding jobs. The Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder, on the other hand, seems to be custom made for large volume shredding.
The hopper is very big, and allows you to continually feed in lots of leaves and grass clippings. And with the powerful motor working hard to shred through that yard waste, it’s a breeze to deal with proverbial mountains of leaves in a relatively short amount of time.
As a side note – the Patriot Products CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder can’t compete with big, industrial, gasoline powered chippers – when it comes to high volume shredding. But with that being said, this model clearly outworks other electrical shredders, and even puts some of the smaller gas-powered units to shame.
Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder Features
· Large hopper allows for easy shredding of mountains of leaves and grass clippings.
· Shredded and chipped material is conveniently discharged out the side of the chipper.
· Quiet, smooth running electric motor.
· Easily starts up with the simple flip of a switch.
· Weighs in at 95 pounds.
· Two big wheels make this chipper easy to move around the yard.
· Makes coin-sized chips out of branches up to 2.5 inches in diameter.
Potential customers may want to be aware of some potential power issues before purchasing the Patriot Products CSV-2515. If you live in an older home, without any 20 amp circuits, this chipper can trip your breaker when you start it up.
The manufacturer recommends that this chipper run on a dedicated 20 amp circuit. Most homes built within the past few decades usually have the right wiring to easily handle this chipper. But if you do live in an older home, or know for a fact that your home does not have any available 20 amp circuits, this may not be the ideal chipper for your yard.
With 25 customer reviews published on the Internet, the Patriot Products CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder has so far earned a very high customer satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of stars. That score makes this the highest rated electric chipper/mulcher on the market today.
With high scores from nearly every customer reviewer, and a rugged, tough build, the Patriot Products CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder finally gives homeowners the power to deal with large volumes of leaves, branches and grass clippings with ease. We give this model our highest recommendation to all of our readers.