Bodge (no that's not a misprint) Rapid 2000 shredder
Jonathan R Baker, Amazon
27 March 2014
Summary: I am very disappointed with this thing. I had a Black and Decker shredder for many years and it never let me down. I decided to upgrade to something better as the B & D was getting a bit tired and I'd sharpened the blades many time,s but this was a retrograde step. The Bosch is less powerful although the rating is higher; it tends to split and/or tear the cuttings making them useless for composting; it jams frequently; the blades don't last long and are expensive to...
Summary: Have had this bosch shredder for about a year and have decimated mountains of branches and leaves with it. Would have given 5 star if the feed rate was a little better as it can take quite a long time to get everything to a suitable size to shred but once ready it copes easily with the recommended 35mm branches.
Summary: Not so good shredding thin stuff. Pusher doesn't work on this type of material. Actually using it less than I thought I would. Have been told that chips from prunings take longer than I t bought to compost.
Summary: So far this shredder is very good. I've noticed reviews for other shredders that said after a couple of years the plastic cracks. I've only had mine 2 weeks and used it twice. It does take some hammer when you feed in the thicker branches. Well seasoned olive wood makes it cough so won't be doing that again. It clogged up once when I was shredding soft material. It does warn you about this in the handbook. It was very easy to unclog.
Summary: I already owned a Bosch Shredder and found it chopped braches well BUT failed on normal vegitation and therefore was cautious when ordering the ATX Rapid 2000 but my fears were unfounded. The new cutting blade works well on all types of garden material.