Using your wood chippers was easy, safe, but most importantly, efficient. I used to have an actual forest in my back garden, I don't anymore! Thanks for everything!

What Is A Wood Chipper

A wood chipper is a heavy duty piece of machinery that uses rapid and powerful cutting blades to reduce large chunks of wood into mere chippings, which can be used for lots of different things.

Whilst all wood chippers do the exact same job, they do come in lots of different sizes. There are industrial standard wood chippers that you will typically see on the back of a large truck, those wood chippers are used to process large amounts of wood or garden waste, such as tree logs, as quickly and as simply as possible.

You can also get much smaller wood chippers, sometimes called shredders, which are often used by home owners to process small amounts of wood or garden waste, such as small branches or shrubs.

Can Wood Chippers Cut Through all Types of Wood?

Wood chippers are extremely powerful and more than a match for even the toughest hard woods and they are definitely capable of cutting through all types of wood, however it is best to consult the place you bought your wood chipper from before trying to shred up an extremely dense type of wood.

When it comes to industrial standard wood chippers that are mounted on the backs of trucks, it is almost certain that they will be able to cut through any type of wood, bearing in mind that the wood will have to be of manageable size. If there is one thing that will break a wood chipper, it is trying to cut pieces of wood that are just too large, as they can get jammed in the wood chipper and cause serious damage to the internal mechanisms.

If you are using a smaller wood chipper that is meant for use in people's homes and gardens, then it might not be powerful enough to cut through some hard woods, as most smaller models aren't very powerful and don't have strong enough blades.

Also the toughest types of wood are hard woods like oak and mahogany, these types of wood are very expensive and would be wasted if they were turned into wood chippings, this is why cheap woods are used to created wood chippings.

What Sort of Storage do Wood Chippers Need?

Even though wood chippers are extremely expensive pieces of machinery, they do not need special storage to preserve them. They will be absolutely fine kept in a dry and secure shed or garage, it is best to keep it well covered as constant moisture will cause the blades to rust and that will considerably affect the performance of the wood chipper.

Most wood chippers come with plastic covers, but they are not a substitute for a shed or garage. Even with a plastic cover on, a wood chipper will still rust if left outside.

Your main worry (when it comes to storage) should be theft, this isn't a problem for commercial wood chippers as they are attached to large trucks, but small wood chippers can be easily picked up, so make sure the shed or garage you keep it in has a strong lock on it.

 

What Is A Wood Chipper