Moving back into town with an established garden and a lot of foliage needing pruning, I went ahead to buy a shredder. After trying Mitre 10 and finding nothing but a small shredder I wouldn't trust on going the distance, I proceeded to Bunnings to go for the higher end electric shredder that is low revs and high torque. I thought it would do the job at home okay chipping all the pruned trees I was busy with over the easter break. This is the product: http://www.ryobi.com.au/products/details/2400w-silent-shredder Here's what it looks like: Looks great on paper. Assembly was also very easy. Road tested shortly thereafter and initially it seemed to be doing the job. Small branches were being automatically fed in and chipped. The first load was a bit of a mishmash - crumpled rather than shredded foliage, not much was done to leaves at all. I thought I'd overlook that and even after I'd adjusted the blades, it was still coming out crushed rather than shredded. But the kicker was the feeding mechanism. Not long after starting the machine wouldn't actively feed anymore. Clogged with leaves? I clear them. Still struggles to feed. Only very stiff branches fed with force are chewed up by the machine. Everything else won't feed. I was hoping for a machine that would do a better job and chip without the issues above. Am I expecting too much from an electric machine? Would a petrol or even higher rev electric chipper do a better job?