Having a wood chipper is one of the best assets you can have in your garden. With a wood chipper, you will make short work of dead branches, prunings, clippings and any other kind of wood and garden waste.
When you’re pruning or caring for your garden, you’ll find that there is a whole lot of debris that comes as a by-product. Sometimes there’s way too much for the green bin, and often it looks like you’ll be stuck with a few trips to the dump to get rid of everything. But with a wood chipper at your disposal, you can turn a pile of branches and prunings into suitable mulch for your garden, or into manageable piles of garden waste.
If you are looking for quality chippers and shredders for your garden, you’ll find it here at GYC. We are proud to supply the gardeners and tradespeople of Sydney with quality gardening tools and equipment.
Garden Chippers and Garden Shredders
When we’re talking about chippers and shredders, we’re talking about the same thing. At GYC, we stock quality wood chippers and wood shredders from trusted brands.
GYC’s range of chippers are designed to meet the needs of any kind of garden waste from 40mm up to 65mm.
Garden chippers are designed to manage garden waste quickly and easily.
Shopping for a chipper is simple at GYC:
Essential Wood Chipper Safety Tips
When you are using a wood chipper or garden chipper, you have a handy tool that is perfect for turning large branches into smaller pieces or mulch.
Perfect for cleaning up the yard after winter or after a storm, your wood chipper is going to save you the effort required to take wood to the dump, and you enjoy the bonus of being able to use the shredded material as mulch for your garden.
While using a chipper is not difficult per se, you do need to be careful when you’re using one to ensure that you stay safe at all times.
You really only need to be around an operating wood chipper for about two seconds to grasp exactly why safety is so, so important. Don’t wear any loose clothing, don’t have any baggy cuffs dangling, don’t have any jewellery, belts, straps or ties loose – or anything else that could get caught up in the machine.
Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from small particles and make sure you wear ear protection or ear muffs to protect your hearing. Finally, make sure you’re wearing good boots and a hard-hat to cap things off. Don’t have them? Hire them, borrow them or buy them – but always protect yourself with the right kind of safety gear.
Be careful with what you’re chipping
Make sure that whatever you are feeding into the chipper is small enough to be safe. You want to make sure that things have been chopped into small and manageable-sized pieces. The blades of the chippers are moving very fast, and you need to make sure that nothing will fly out and cause damage to you or anyone/thing else.
Also, be sure to inspect what you’re feeding into the chipper, as any kind of stones or metal that enter the chipper (or any other kind of hard objects other than wood) may become stuck in the chipper and cause problems or damage.
How to feed the chipper
Standing well clear, be sure to feed long branches or pieces into the machine. Stay well clear, and always work in a slow and precise manner. You need to know where people are at all times, and to operate the machine when you are focused.
Clean as you go
There will naturally be a lot of debris that gathers up around the chipper as you go. So to prevent slips and falls around the machine, you should clean up regularly as the machine is working.