Powerful 2,200W shredder fitted with razor sharp, fast and effective, Swiss made, hardened steel blades. Suitable for small to medium gardens, it has a cutting capacity of up to 40mm diameter and is fitted with a Bosch 'Powerdrive' motor with high torque. The waste is fed through with the feed plunger. Sturdy, yet light in weight with transport wheels to make moving the unit easy. 2 year warranty.
Supplied complete with waste collection bag
|Model||AXT Rapid 2200|
|Nett Weight||12 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||390 mm x 700 mm x 945 mm|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||103 dB(A) [4.0 dB]|
|Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K]||90 dB(A) [4.0 dB]|
10 August 2018
Mostly wonderfulHad ours for 3 years & I entirely agree with Martin's review. With a sharp blade it'll deal with anything you feed it, from bone dry & hard to soft & sappy. The only problem is that it doesn't stay sharp for long. The blade is only hardened along its cutting edge, the rest of it is just a soft mild steel as far as I can tell. When new you'll get quite a lot of work out of the cutting edge but after it's been sharpened four or five times you'll get an hours work at best out of it. I don't agree that you can sharpen it on an oil stone as ours invariably has big nicks out of the edge so requires a tickle with a grinder. I did use the Tormek on it the first couple of times but didn't have the patience as it took ages to get the damage out. The blades are reversible, so you do get twice the life out if each sharpening session. Ours lives almost exclusively on a diet of hedge trimmings & an annual feast of long trimmings from three willow trees, mostly about 20mm dia, which it destroys with a sharp blade, but with a blunt one it just clogs up on the sap. It's easy enough to clear the blockages, though Bosch have chosen a needlessly fine pitched screw for the knob that releases the blade cover so you have to turn it for what seems like ages to get the cover off.
16 June 2014
Longterm testHave had one of these for several years now and it has done a lot of work. Very good PROVIDED the blades are sharp. If you buy a new set of blades every time they get blunt you will spend a fortune, but they are easy to sharpen on an oil stone as they only have a primary edge. If you can get it in in the top, basically it will shred it. Very few jams and easy to clear. Super piece of kit.