Best Wood Chipper Shredder 2021 For Home & Garden

A wood chipper shredder is the best tool to help you maintain your home and garden. With the new, top-selling, best wood chipper shredder models on the market you will be able to quickly and easily repurpose your yard waste by chipping leaves, branches, and garden waste. In the long run a wood chipper leaf shredder will save you money from having to buy your own mulch, compost, and fertilizer. Plus, it helps keep your home and garden beautifully maintained. 

There are at least 3 things to consider before buying a wood chipper shredder: 

  1. The type and size of debris you’ll be chipping and shredding. The maximum size of tree branches you will be processing will help determine the size and power of your wood chipper.
  2. The desired waste reduction ratio and/or size of wood chips. The higher the reduction ratio, the smaller the debris is chipped. 
  3. The type of power source that fits your needs. Decide whether you prefer an electric or gasoline-powered wood chipper, and the noise level you can bear. Lightweight, portable machines with wheels will be the most practical for average homeowners.

With these things taken into consideration, these are our top recommended wood chipper shredders for your home and garden starting from small electric chipper shredders and working our way up to powerful gas powered wood chippers.  


Electric wood chipper shredders are ideal if you need a lightweight, portable, and quiet operation without fumes. Most homeowners won’t need a commercial-grade model, and will benefit from a smaller size wood chipper that functions as a shredder/mulcher. 

PRO TIP: When using an electric wood chipper that is handling heavier tree limbs up to 2 inches in diameter, don’t feed it in fast. Allow the cutter blade the time to chip the branch instead of rushing it which could clog or jam it. 

Patriot Products CSV-2515 Electric Wood Chipper Leaf Shredder

Patriot Products CSV-2515 Electric Wood Chipper Leaf Shredder

This unit will chip branches up to 2 ½  inches in diameter and is also ideal for shredding leaves. There are no hassles with gas or oil. It turns on with the flip of a switch. 

  • 14-Amp Electric Motor
  • 2.5” Max Wood Diameter 
  • 20:1 Waste Reduction Ratio
  • Less than 100’ Extension Cable (sold separately)
  • 2-Year Warranty 
  • Made in USA

Sun Joe CJ603E 15-Amp 1.7-Inch Cutting Diameter Electric Silent Wood Chipper/Shredder 


Sun Joe CJ603E 15-Amp 1.7-Inch Cutting Diameter Electric Silent Wood Chipper/Shredder,
This is an ideal chipper shredder for processing small leaves, twigs, brush and branches up to 1.75 inches thick. If you have a small yard and garden, this may be the perfect size wood chipper for you. It is much quieter than gas powered wood chippers and is extremely portable making it very convenient. 


  • 15-amp Electric Motor
  • 1.75” Max Wood Diameter
  • 21:1 Waste Reduction Ratio
  • Less than 100’ Extension Cable (not included)


Gasoline-powered wood chippers are ideal if you need a little more power to process larger branches than electric models. If you have a larger yard with lots of yard waste, these models are for you!

    EFCUT C30 Mini Wood Chipper Shredder Mulcher

    EFCUT C30

    EFCUT C30 Mini Wood Chipper Shredder has a 15.6 inch cutting rotor with 2 blades + 6 hammers turning out smaller shreds with high feeding speed, grilling device on discharge outlet turning leaves into mulches. EFCUT C30 Wood Chipper Shredder can easily chip, shred and mulch 3 inch MAX branches and limbs with leaves at a high waste reduction ratio up to 20:1.

    • 7 HP
    • 3" Max Wood Diameter 
    • 15:1 Waste Reduction Ratio
    • Gasoline Engine
    • 2-Year Warranty After Product Registration


    Generac G384173 3-Inch Gas Powered Chipper Shredder

    Generac Wood Chipper

    This chipper shredder easily cuts through branches, sticks, and garden waste up to 3” inches thick. Use this machine for shredding material in your backyard, on a commercial job site, or both. It’s adaptable for the needs of any property.

    • 3" Max Wood Diameter 
    • Consistent ½” Shredding Capacity
    • Gasoline Engine
    • 2-Year Limited Warranty 
    • Made in USA




    WoodMaxx DC-650 Wood Chipper

    WoodMaxx Wood Chipper

    The WoodMaxx DC-650 is a self-feeding gasoline engine powered wood chipper that features a 6" x 5" infeed opening and can handle material up to 2.5" in diameter. Weighing in at 187 pounds this drum style chipper is equipped with a professional grade Briggs & Stratton XR950 gasoline engine that boasts 6.5 HP and 9.50 ft./lbs. of torque. The material is fed into a sloped infeed bin and fed into the 9" diameter 30 lb. chipper drum that acts as a power feed assist system pulling the branches in at up to 35' per/min. Although the chipper weighs almost 200 pounds it is perfectly balanced and can be easily moved around the work site. 

    • 6.5 HP
    • 2.5" Max Wood Diameter 
    • Drum Chipper
    • Gasoline Engine Powered
    • 2-Year Warranty 
    • Made in USA

    MacKissic WC45 Merry Commercial Wood Chipper

    MacKissic Wood Chipper

    The WC45 is a 4-1/2” capacity commercial and rental duty wood chipper.  Choose between Vanguard or Honda GX commercial engines.  This machine is highway towable behind any vehicle with a 2” hitch ball.  The tool steel knife and heavy flywheel ensure dependable chipper operation for your general tool rental department or your light commercial application. The WC45 comes standard with a high discharge that allows you to throw debris into a truck bed or cart for easy transportation.  The HD chute also pivots 180° and has 11 locking points for a wide variety of positional choices.

    • 16 HP
    • 4.5” Max Wood Diameter 
    • Gasoline and Diesel Engine Options
    • 2-Year Warranty After Product Registration
    • Made in USA 
    • Towable


    Commercial-grade wood chippers are ideal for arborists, tree trimming service companies, rentals, or big properties. With more horsepower comes a higher price point but keep in mind that these drum chippers can process much larger tree branches in no time at all. 

    BANDIT Intimidator 12 X Wood Chipper 

    Bandit Intimidator 12X

    The Intimidator 12X is one of three 12” capacity drum-style chippers offered by Bandit. This machine is unique as it features a single top feed wheel and a 20" diameter drum with two knives. The 12X excels at chipping palm fronds and other fibrous materials. It is the lightest of the three 12" capacity drums chippers offered with an approximate weight of 4,700 pounds with a gas engine.

    • 49.4 - 89 HP
    • 20" Max Wood Diameter 
    • Gasoline and Diesel Engine Options
    • 2-Year Warranty After Product Registration
    • Made in USA 
    • Towable

    Quite simply, Bandit® hand-fed chippers set the bar that other manufacturers aspire to reach. Bandit offers a wide range of disc and drum style chippers for any market, with capacities ranging from 6” to 21” diameter. 

    VERMEER BC190XL Brush Chipper

    Vermeer Wood Chipper

    Engineered with exclusive features that promote user-friendly operation, high efficiency and operator safety, the BC190XL also delivers outstanding maintenance access and ease of transport. This makes the BC190XL a great value for arborists, landscape contractors and rental stores who need to get rid of their woody waste material.

    • 48.1 HP
    • 8” Max Wood Diameter
    • Ramial Chipped Wood Ratio: Consistent ½ inch to ¾ inch wood chips.
    • Diesel Engine
    • Towable


    According to our research, these are some of the best wood chippers from those of you outside of the United States. There are a handful of companies designing innovative wood chippers that produce amazing ramial chipped wood that will making the perfect mulch! 

    SPLIT FIRE 4090 Horizontal Wood Chipper (Ontario, Canada)

    Split Fire 4090

    The innovative SPLIT-FIRE® 4090 Horizontal Wood Chipper is safe to operate, efficient to use, and super easy to transport; and move around in the yard and through gates, given the small and narrow footprint of the wood chipper.

    4090 Horizontal Wood Chipper is designed for continuous heavy-duty use. It is a self-feeding wood chipper capable of handling untrimmed branches, bark, leaves, and stringy wood to produce consistent ½ inch to ¾ inch wood chips or mulch.

    As with all SPLIT-FIRE® brand products, the 4090 chipper is low maintenance; only requiring occasional engine and belt service, and blade sharpening or replacement.

    • 10 HP
    • 4” Max Diameter Wood Branches
    • Ramial Chipped Wood Ratio: Consistent ½ inch to ¾ inch wood chips.
    • Powerful Honda GXV 390 Gas Engine

    FORST TT6  (Hampshire, United Kingdom) 

    Forst TT6 Wood ChipperThe new FORST TT6 shares the same attitude as its petrol powered comrade - the ST6P:  Engine, Chipping Chamber and stunning good looks in spades but the TT6 adds a whole new dimension to the offering with it’s 360° turntable making it far more versatile for street work and much safer to use. The punchy 37HP petrol engine never fails to impress with phenomenal performance and amazing fuel economy. This little powerhouse even manages to comply with the stage 5 emission regulations too which is impressive!
    • 37 HP
    • 6” Max Diameter Wood Branches
    • Ramial Chipped Wood Ratio: Consistent ½ inch to ¾ inch wood chips.
    • Petrol Powered
    • 3-Year Warranty 

    As always, we would love to hear your recommendations for the best wood chippers in the comments below!

    Wallenstein BX52s (New Zealand)

    Whatever task you put it to, the BX52s will be more than equal for it. Heavily built yet affordable, the BX52s is bigger and better than the BX42s - a highly successful chipper that has proved successful with many NZ farmers. A heavy duty rotor, cleverly angled infeed hopper, 360 degree outlet chute and tough blades have all contributed to this success. 

    Linddana TP 100 Mobile Wood Chipper (Australia) 

    Linndana Wood ChipperThe Linddana TP 100 MOBILE Wood Chipper is ideal for thinning out bushes and chipping branches and whole trees up to 100mm in diameter in gardens, municipalities, cemeteries, housing societies, etc. Owing to the vertical in-feed funnel, the TP 100 MOBILE is a compact machine that does not take up much space. Width 74 cm. The construction also enables a strong in feed without the use of feed rollers.


    Africa Biomass Company (ABC) is the only authorized dealer and Bandit distributor for Bandit Industries, Inc in Africa. The Bandit Model 65XP engine-powered hand-fed wood chipper is an outstanding chipper for both tree services performing medium-duty trimming, and rental stores looking for a high-production, low maintenance rental unit. A wide throat opening and powerful horizontal feed wheels help this overachieving wood chipper process stubborn branches and small trees without difficulty.

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