Eco-Shredder ES1600 Review

“Affordable, works, and portable”

The Eco-Shredder ES1600 is an affordable electric chipper, shredder and mulcher. With a 14 amp, 2.5 hp motor, it can chip branches up to 1-3/8 inches in diameter and reduce them to a 10:1 ratio. This unit is great for chipping small debris around the yard for fine compost or mulch. It’s lightweight, so you can transport the unit around the yard without putting strain on your back. Its large 7 inch wheels and ergonomic handle bar are also to thank.

Eco-Shredder ES1600 Review

Pros

  •   Multi feed system to mulch, chip, or shred
  •   Safety overload protection switch
  •   Quiet and clean operation thanks to the electronic motor
  •   It’s small size makes it easy to wheel around the yard and store away

Cons

  • Advdertised to chip branches up to 1-3/8 inches in diameter, but works best with branches less than 1 inch in diameter.
  • The Eco-Shredder ES1600 is not the best chipper shredder in this price range.

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On the one hand, because it is an electronic unit it’s not going to have the kind of power that you would expect or anticipate from those that run on gasoline. Those may not be deal breakers for you, but they are factors that you’ll want to pay attention to before making this purchasing decision.

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Special features of the Eco-Shredder ES1600

The biggest special feature that you are really going to love when using this particular model is its ability to reduce the “input” by a ratio of 10 to 1, all while at the same time producing very nutrient rich and dense compost, mulch, chipping shreds and other material that you can use to help support and sustain life all throughout your property.

Final verdict

The Eco-Shredder is a great chipper shredder for light jobs around the yard. However, if you’re looking to save more money and get a slightly better machine, we highly recommend the Sun Joe CJ601E electric 14-Amp chipper shredder.

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