Summary: " I have had two of these shredders now and both stopped working completely i.e. just wouldn't turn on. The first went away for over 6months but couldn't be repaired. Just a complete waste of money as far as I am concerned.
Summary: " Any problems experienced with this machine (ref other reviews) I would say are down to the user. This is not a heavy duty commercial tool! You have to use this machine for what it is. Dont force materials through, you need to give the machine a chance to chop the material. I had excellent results on a variety of stems. Thick,woody stems - work up and down, feeding in gradually, result- small chips, ideal for composting.
Summary: " Bosch Impact Blade Shredder AXT Rapid 2000. I have purchased this after spending some time reading reviews on shredders. I previously had a Black & Decker 2kW Shredder which I 've always been pleased with. It has lasted over 10 years with a lot of use. I have just used this shredder the once, albeit for 2 hours. I am pleased with this first use, it has gobbled up a lot of wet leaves and branches up to about 22mm some wet, most dry.
Summary: " So far excellent machine, making mincemeat of my bush offcuts as well as leyladii. recommend gloves and goggles as long stuff gets snatched and whips about a bit.. now no smokey bonfires to annoy the neighbours.
Summary: " I come from Co Roscommon in Ireland, so it's true to say that some of our gardening techniques have to be "often more robust" than required in the UK. That being said I bought the Bosch 2000W (The only Bosch model at the store) expecting some standard of performance. Having assembled the machine I tested it on a 22mm branch cutting from a leylandii conifer. It failed after 3 seconds!!! - Crikey!
Summary: " giving this a 4 star rating as i have only had the shredder a few days, so far the machine has been excellent, as long as you do not overload it, take your time and try not to shredd anything more than 30-35mm maximum. i spent 4 hours cutting down my conifer trees, and it only took 1.5 hours to transform the mountain of branches to a manageable pile of bark which i spread between the trees, bosch quality !!
Summary: " This is a good, quiet shredder (if shredders can ever be quiet). Easy to operate and maintain. They don't tell you one of the big plusses which is that the blade is reversible. I shredded a screw and damaged the blade .. result constant blocking of the machine. Solution? Open the shredder, reverse the blade and hey presto back to 100% efficiency. The blades can be sharpened using a stone between uses.