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DR Wood Chipper Shredder

9.5 Manual Start

Our 9.5 Chipper Shredder has the muscle to chew through hardwood branches up to 3" in diameter and shred half-inch thick yard waste. We made it easy to maneuver, easy to use, and a terrific value!

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  • Chip branches up to 3" in diameter
  • Shred yard and garden waste up to .5" thick
  • Shredding reduction: 10:1 (8 hammers)
  • 9.5 FPT Briggs & Stratton OHV engine

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  • Chip branches up to 4" in diameter
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(87 reviews)

Nearly 5" Diameter Capacity!

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21.0 Self-Feeding, Electric Start

(49 reviews)

Our Fastest, Most Powerful Chipper

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Overview
Chipper shredder chips 3-inch branches and shreds 1/2-inch brush 

Portable Powerhouse

Easy grip handles on the shredder chute and light weight (126 lbs.) make for easy maneuvering. But don’t let its size fool you—this is one tough machine that will devour 3” branches and shred yard and garden waste up to ½” in diameter.

Chipper shredder chips 3-inch branches and shreds 1/2-inch brush 

Shredder reduces yard and garden waste 10:1!

The big shredder hopper accepts all your yard and garden waste—weeds, leaves, prunings, sticks, pine cones, and more—and reduces it all to a fraction of its original volume. The byproduct can be added to your compost or tilled into your garden in the fall.

Chipper shredder chips 3-inch branches and shreds 1/2-inch brush

DR Power 9.5 Chipper Shredder (1:59)


Product Summary:

  • 3" Chipping Capacity
  • 1/2" Shredding Capacity
  • 8 Free-Swinging Shredder Hammers
  • Built-in handles for easy maneuvering
  • Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine; 9.5 Ft. Lbs. Torque
  • Manual-Starting
  • 7.25" x 7.5" Chipper Hopper Opening
  • 18.5" x 12.75" Shredder Hopper Opening
  • Hardened Steel PRO-SPEC™ Chipper Knife
  • Wheels: 9" x 3.5-4
  • Weight: 126 lbs.

Warranty Coverage

  • Engine: 2 years residential; 90 days commercial
  • Machine: 2 years residential; 90 days commercial

Features
Lightweight and Portable

Lightweight and Portable

Easy grip handles on the shredder chute and lightweight construction (126 lbs.) make for easy maneuvering—around your yard or in and out of storage. And its compact footprint lets you stow it anywhere, even where floor space is limited.

Compact Powerhouse

Compact Powerhouse

Don’t let its size fool you. This machine has serious power and will make short work of branches up to 3” in diameter, and armloads of yard and garden waste up to a half inch in diameter. It’s nimbleness makes it a great choice for working in heavily landscaped areas.

Free Swinging Hammers

8 Free Swinging Hammers

Shredding is accomplished by 8 free swinging “hammers” that mash and pulverize materials into a fine organic mulch that’s great for recycling into your landscape—either by tilling into your garden or feeding to your compost pile.

Bushel Debris Collection Bag

2.5 Bushel Debris Collection Bag

Included with your chipper, this durable bag with drawstring fits around the discharge chute and is great for use around flowerbeds, carefully maintained lawns, or any other place where you want to control the discharge and keep things tidy.

Engine

Briggs and Stratton OHV Engine

The legendary power, performance and durability of Briggs & Stratton® engines make them the only ones we use on our DR Chippers. The 9.5 FPT Chipper Shredder uses a durable 208cc Overhead Valve, easy-starting engine. It features a debris management system that protects the engine from whatever you kick up while you’re chipping and shredding.

Collector trailer on the tow-behind DR leaf vacuum

“Kickstand” provides Stability and Mobility

Designed for maneuvering around your yard easily, the “kickstand” makes it easy to transition between travel mode and work mode. Just lie it back on its wheels (like a mover’s dolly) to travel, then rest it on the kickstand when you’re done.

Pro-Spec™ Chipper Knife

Pro-Spec™ Chipper Knife

Made of high-carbon/high-chromium forged alloy tool steel, our knives hold an edge longer than those on "bargain" chippers.. Still, as with any cutting tool, keeping a sharp edge is important for maintaining peak performance. We recommend keeping an extra on hand so you can minimize downtime.

Specs

Chipping

Chipping Capacity 3"
Chipper Knife Size 4.125"
Chipper Knife Material D2 Heat Treated Tool Steel
Hopper Opening Size 7.25" x 7.5"
Chipper Knife Speed 160 mph
Safety Blowback Shield Yes

Dimensions

Length 39.5"
Width 24"
Height 47"
Weight 126 lbs
Shipping Dimensions Box 1: 24" x 22" x 26" Box 2: 18" x 23 x 28"

Engine

Make Briggs & Stratton
Starting Type Manual
Ft Lbs Torque 9.5
Displacement 208 cc
Engine Type OHV
Number Of Cylinders 1
Air Filter Paper
Oil Capacity 20 oz
Lubrication Splash
Oil Type SAE 30W HD
Cooling Methods Air

Fuel System

Fuel Capacity 3 Quarts

General

Assembly Yes

Material

Frame 12 gauge
Hopper Material Steel

Shredding

Shredder Hopper Opening 18.5" x 12.75"
Number Of Hammers 8
Shredder Chamber Hits / Minute 28800
Hammer Features Free Swinging, reversible 1 additional time

Warranty

Machine Warranty 2 Yr Residential Use 90 Day Commercial Use
Engine Warranty 2 Yr Residential/90 day Commercial

Wheels Tires

Number of Tires 2
Tire Size 9x3.5-4
Tread Saw Tooth
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So far it's as advertised.
Posted by: Elbert E. from King, NC on 08/09/2017
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I used to burn my brush and now I use it for mulch. I have only had it for a short time but have used in for about 5 hours so far. The local rental store manager told me that I would like the chipper Shredder and he is right. Takes some getting used to, but I caught on fast. I bought this on the extended sale and saved a ton of money.
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Best In Class
Posted by: Stephen S. from West Chester, OH on 08/09/2017
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9.5 Manual Start Over the years I’ve used a number of these chippers including a number of annoying Sears models. I’ve also watched a number of YouTube videos of different brands put up by users of these machines. I have to say this one is very good. If you are a lawn care service, I’d go with a larger sized model. But for regular yard use, this is a stoutly built unit and unlike the other chippers, it takes up surprisingly little floor space in the garage. The small chipper shoot is self-feeding and feels safe because it doesn’t grab or thrash around the stick that is being chopped. The only complaint I might have is the rubber flapper in the large leaf shoot. It tends to restrict the branches as they are tossed in. This thing is necessary in keeping chips from being tossed back at you. I think an improvement would be to have some kind of lever to momentarily open it. Other than that, this thing is solid and is easy to maintain.
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Very very good
Posted by: Ernest M. from EvergreenPark, IL on 08/09/2017
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After assembly the chipper was serviced with oil and gas. It started on the first pull and cleaned up the brush pile I have had for a while. Other than the foot bar in front Bering bent in shipment the chipper worked great . I would recommend this product to anyone with a lot of trees around. I called the company and they Sent a new foot Thank you.
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Chipper/Shredder
Posted by: RICHARD S. from WAKEFIELD, MI on 08/09/2017
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Wonderful piece of equipment. Easy to move around and works great for intended uses. Great for clean up of the smaller tree trimmings up to a couple inches in diameter and flower stems.
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Great Machine
Posted by: Terry Kmit from Niagara, WI on 08/09/2017
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The DR Wood Chipper Shredder 9.5 has all the power I could ask for based on it's size. I was surprised at the quality of the materials it is made from. It starts very easily, and creates a mulch that rivals the product you have to buy. I'm overall very happy with my DR purchase.
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Does the job!
Posted by: Larry J. from Broken Arrow, OK on 08/09/2017
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I bought this to shred and mulch the fallen branches that we get and it definitely does the job very well! I would say that the top chute/shredder is not what I was looking for, so we use the side chute/mulcher more often. That thing is awesome and the bag it comes with to catch all of the mulch is the best! Very easy cleanup! And it's small enough to store in my garage! Can't wait to use it again!
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One minor problem
Posted by: MORRIS DENTON from OXFORD, MS on 08/08/2017
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.Easy to assembled but throttle won' turn off the engine. I have to choke it off and the shredder does not function as good as the chipper. Too hard to get small twigs and branches in the grinder area of the shredder area and even small batches slows the motor too much. The chipper chute works good
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First Take: Excellent
Posted by: Larry B. from San Diego, CA on 08/06/2017
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Just fired my DR 9.5 chipper up for the first time yesterday. As a test, I ran some old pine limbs through the limb chute. The limbs ranged in diameter from 1" to 3+" The DR chewed them right up (slowing a little as expected on the larger limbs). The chips produced were just perfect for landscaping or filling in beds. The shredder works best on dry material. I ran some ice plant through it and got a misty film. Stick to leaves and brush. All in all, I'm really delighted with this purchase. This machine is so far superior to my old MTD shredder. Really no comparison. The DR is well made, works as advertised, and is value priced.
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A small inconvenience?
Posted by: ANTON K. from Weslaco, TX on 07/31/2017
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Less patient people than myself might consider it a downright inconvenience, and I realize that the tolerances just worked against me, but I have to completely remove the chute to check/add oil. Seems like somebody should have checked that. Otherwise it devours stuff like a hungry teenager. I suppose some day I'll have to remount the engine and try to get that quarter inch back somehow, but I'll have some nasty thoughts about quality control just the same.
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Chip Away
Posted by: Daniel H. from Underwood, WA on 07/30/2017
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Ordering and shipping timely and efficient. Muffler cover was damaged during shipping which made inserting spark arrestor impossible without fixing damaged part. Also, spark arrestor shipped separately and arrived several days after chipper. Assembly was easy and instructions are well illustrated. Chipper started on second pull and runs smoothly even after long use. The 9.5 model is spec'd to chip up to 3 inch branches but my experience is 3 inch branches really slow the motor to the point that a 2 or 2 1/2 inch maximum diameter is more realistic. I am happy with the product and would recommend it.
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9.5 Manual Start
Posted by: George S. from Shelby Township, MI on 07/27/2017
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Great machine did exactly as they said it would.
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Totally Awesome.
Posted by: Robert D. from HARRISBURG, PA on 07/27/2017
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On 7/4/17, yep, the 4th of July, I cut down a large bush. I had to decide whether to cut it into small sections for trash pickup or go with plan "B". Thankfully I chose "B" and ordered a DR. Despite the holiday, it arrived on Saturday, 7/8/17. After assembly the bush is now residing in my composters. This machine is fantastic. I should have bought one years sgo. It does everything it is advertised to do and what a tmesaver. During shipping, someone mishandled one of the two boxes and the main hopper arrived with a dent. I called customer service only to ask a question. During that call I casually mentioned the hopper. The rep immediately told me a new part would be sent right away. It was and it aarived in 3 days. Certainly feels good to deal with the fine DR folks in Vermont who build American products for Americans! DR is a great company, employing nice people, who build nice products. Best of luck to all of you. Bob D.
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Shredder...be patient
Posted by: anthony p. from syracuse, NY on 07/22/2017
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Spent an hour shredding leaves. Here is what I think. Use a handful o leaves and drop it down the sides of the shut in thirds. If you overfill, churn the pile like tossing a salad. Sticks, if they don't drop vertically, will jam an obstruct a flow, so try to separate the twigs and sticks to do separately. The leaves are pulverized into ground coffee like fineness, which makes the porous bag next to useless. I'm going to try a can or pail next. No question the chipper function is top rate, but the shredder will work for you if you use some patience.
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DR Wood Chipper Shredder
Posted by: Timothy F. from Manassas, VA on 07/17/2017
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Powerful chipper and shredder. Easy to move and position. Easy to assemble but make sure you at least look at the pictures in the instructions or you will do some things twice. My only criticism is the location of the oil reservoir/dip stick. In order to check the oil, you have to remove the chipper shoot cover. I wish this was designed differently. I would have given 5 stars if the oil dip-stick was more accessible.
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Home owner
Posted by: William J Lile from Russell Springs, KY on 07/12/2017
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An excellent Machine for the average home owner, easy to assemble and use. 1 complaint, the bag with the nuts and bolts was ripped and some of the contents were missing, ie fell out of the shipping box, so I was unable to use it as planned until replacement nuts and bolts were received that was another 4 days. I gave the machine 5 stars, but would only have given shipping 3 stars.
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Chug Chug Chop Chop
Posted by: Frank D. from Indianapolis, IN on 07/12/2017
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It does a go job and is a self-feeder. Takes forever to shut-off but otherwise works well. The catch bag is very effective at controlling the mess.
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Chipper works great. Can do withour shreader!
Posted by: Richard R. from Weeki Wachee, FL on 07/11/2017
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Unit arrived in two boxes. Had a few bends in chute and cover (easy repairs but scratched paint) in shipping damage but the DR people were extremely nice and sent me two bottles of touch up paint. Assembly took about 1/2 hour which is pretty easy! As for the oil fill and check. I read the other reviews and not sure if I have a newer design but mine has two oil fills and check areas. One by the chipper feeder and one on the opposite side. Not easy to fill but I made a fill funnel with a funnel and small pipe. Start up was on third pull, runs a little rough on high speed but chips very well. Be careful to chip proper size pieces cause too small can jam up chipper. Only issue is shredder is almost useless and clogs and jams easily! I don't care cause I will almost never use shredder. The chipper is what I need and it chips wood fast. Just feed larger pieces slowly. Worth the money? You bet it is!
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Just what I needed
Posted by: James R. from Edina, MN on 07/04/2017
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Living iMinnesota with its strong weather means that our property with all of its mature trees has lots of wind fall. I've been eyeing the DR chipper for a long time and finally got some help from the family to buy one for Fathers' Day. We had bundles of deadfall that had been building up and had gotten to the point where it was too much to put out as yard waste. What an opportunity to try out my new DR chipper! It went together in spite of all the help from family, neighbors and kibitzers in less than an hour. I made sure to oil the engine and it started on the second pull. We then started on our legacy piles of brush and branches. Soon neighbors were also bringing batches over and a good time was had by all. The bottom line: it really works! It is moveable enough and so easy to use that I don't hesitate to get it out as soon as needed from the last wind storm. Great value. I think the 9.5 model is more than adequate for a larger suburban property. It is now one of my favorite "toys". Bring the storms on!
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Does what it claims
Posted by: Donald W. from McGill, NV on 07/04/2017
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This chipper does everything that it claims. The only thing that could be improved is the front foot. I have to place a one inch piece of wood under it to keep it stable.
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Real workhorse
Posted by: David Y. from West Point, CA on 07/03/2017
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I found this unit easy to assemble and it started up on the first pull. I would definitely buy this again. Now the problems: WHO decided to put the dipstick/oil fill spout THERE? You have to remove the chipper chute to check the oil! A redesign of the stick would be a good fix (I have a suggestion). a redesign that put it out front would be a good manufacturing fix in the future. Also...the rubberized gasket just above the throttle (cosmetic feature not affecting function) was damaged in transit and is no longer in position. As for function: This unit easily chips oak, pine and manzanita. It lugs down with 3" saplings, but you just have to feed them SLOWLY. Everything else gets quickly chopped into mulch. The unit is portable thanks to the nice handles (wear gloves) and pneumatic wheels. I took it downhill on my 1-1/2 acres and it was no strain.
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Just what I wanted....
Posted by: Larry N. from Newmarket, NH on 07/02/2017
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I was looking for a chipper that would chip dry branches from a couple of big pine trees that came down in a wind storm. The 9.5 Chipper Shredder has handled that with ease. It will eat up anything that will fit in the feeder chute. If you feed it by hand and control the feed rate, the motor doesn't even slow down. Can't wait to see how the shredder handles the leaves this fall!
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Its better than a beaver
Posted by: Michael H. from Glen Allen, VA on 07/01/2017
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I loved watching it ingest a 20 foot long, 2 in dia birch limb. Cleaned up a huge pile of brush in no time.
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Does the job
Posted by: Stephen B. from Medina, OH on 06/29/2017
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Chips as advertised. Be advised the chipper does not like long green pine needles. The shredder does. As with other DR equipment it is well engineered and well built.
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Chips well
Posted by: Chris E. from Dexter, MI on 06/29/2017
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Works as advertised. Had hammermill cover damaged in shipping--replacement sent immed. by DR. Must slowly hand feed larger near 3" branches but doesn't whip in like leaf side. Vibrates and walks a lot if you don't chock the wheels--I'd give it 5 *'s if not this issue. Easiest starting engine I've ever had: 1/2 pull usually!!
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Excellent so far
Posted by: Guy S. from Chula Vista, CA on 06/28/2017
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Not simple to assemble but obviously well made. Have only used once on completely dry material and it did well. Shredder chute seems to clog easily unless you're only using it for leaves - small twigs don't feed easily, requiring the use of the chipper feed chute. I already clogged the chipper from using the shredder chute and need to disassemble to clear it. Handles are not comfortable, requiring gloves to handle, and a bit cumbersome to move. But, so far so good.
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Wood chipper - stablizer bar
Posted by: JoAnn B. from Appleton, WI on 06/26/2017
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The stabilizer bar that balances the machine with the ground could be much longer in length. very wobbly for balancing it when you feed the small branches into it. It could be almost the length of the tire width.
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Works great!
Posted by: Howard W. from Jolley, IA on 06/22/2017
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I just purchased this Chipper/Shredder, although I have been wanting one for some time now. The assembly instructions are somewhat vague at times, but most do-it-yourselfers should not have much trouble. I first used it to shred up a bunch of corn stalks and husks that were blown into my yard during a bad thunderstorm, and it worked great. Shredded them up very fine, so I used them for mulch in my garden. It also made quick work of branches and limbs that were blown down during the same storm. My advice - if you have need of one of these machines, don't wait. You'll be amazed at how often you use it!
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The Beast
Posted by: Van L. from Woodstock, GA on 06/17/2017
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In this day and age where products tend to over-promise and under-deliver, this chipper is a proverbial breath of fresh air. I bought this to replace a second-hand chipper that I had been using for the past 4 years. If I had known the difference this chipper would make I would have purchased the DR years ago. It blew through branches that would have choked my old unit. It punches way above its weight for its price point. My wife was amazed that I made my way through a giant pile of brush and limbs in only a few hours. She asked what I am going to call the chipper. I told her I am going to name it “The Beast”.
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Great chipper, small schredder.
Posted by: William H. from Stonington, CT on 06/13/2017
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Feeding into the schredder must be very slow, the bottom of the chute is very small. It's interesting that the catalog shows users feeding small hand fills of material. Chipper works amazingly, rendering material into chips quickly and easily.
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9.5 MANUAL START DR WOOD CHIPPER SHREDDER
Posted by: Wayne P. from Sahuarita, AZ on 06/08/2017
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Had no problem with the assembly. Chipper shredder started on second pull. I was very pleased with the performance. I had to learn how to properly use it without clogging it to the point of shutdown. I had to completely disassemble it and clean out around the blades, hammers and flywheel. I learned two things, give it time to clear discharge chute before adding the next limb and if using the bag, empty it often. Here in the Arizona desert I have a lot of mesquite & palo verde to chip and shred. I believe I bought the right machine.
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What A Deal
Posted by: Morris C. from Marshall, NC on 05/26/2017
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I've got to say alllllllright. Well it took me a little longer to put it together than it should have, due to motorcycle problems(I couldn't get a rainy day). When I got it together, which was easy, it fired on the second pull, which I thought was great. It's not going to chip trees, but does great up to 2 1/2" or so. I'm happy about getting my money's worth plus.
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DR Wood Chipper Shredder Review
Posted by: Michael S. from Latham, NY on 05/19/2017
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The product works terrific, just as advertised. I viewed several video's of chipper shredders on YouTube prior to purchasing the 9.5. This chipper shredder appeared to be built better and have better design features than other products of similar size and cost. So far I am very happy with this purchase.
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Impressive power in a compact package
Posted by: Mike C. from Colfax, IA on 05/18/2017
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The chipper/shredder arrived today in two boxes. Setup is fairly straightforward-add oil to the engine, install the shredder chute, install the chipper chute, and then install the discharge shield and flaps for the other two chutes. The chipper chute can be a bit tricky to get lined up since one of the engine oil dipsticks is right next to it (there's another dipstick on the other side of the engine). Once I had everything put together I pulled the starter cord a few times to turn the engine over and then again checked the oil. Good to go. Added fuel, set the choke, set the throttle, and on the first pull it fired up. After letting it run a couple minutes I attached the bag, and started chipping branches. It handled everything I put in it, from larger apple limbs that were easily 3" to smaller stuff that went in the shredder. It looks like this will do everything I need it to do, and then some. I have a pretty big pile of branches that I plan to work on this weekend. I have no doubt that the DR will handle everything I put in it. So far I'm extremely happy with it, and the quality is excellent.
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My first impressions
Posted by: Billy G. from Alvord, TX on 05/07/2017
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These are my first impressions and may not reflect my views at a later date. First i bougt this preassembled ready to go from a major retailer. I first tried to check the oil seems they over filled so that was a mess. Secondly the handles are terrible nothing more than cutouts nothing but the thin edges of metal DR could have done much better here. You will need gloves to move. The next thing is the throtle is completely in the way of the manual start. Watch your hands you will get hurt here Ag ain DR could have done much better. Starting i find the unit very difficult to start but it has started everytime usually after about. 6 pulls. The unit is not very good with dried aged wood and if that wood is hard like oak Well do not expect the best results. Green wood even oak much better job. I highly recommend the catch bag and in my opinion should be part of the unit not an addon. For all the reasons i only give two stars because DR could have done better. ALSO PLEASE KEEP IN MIND my opinion may change asa i become more acquainted with the unit. Oh by the way as you would expect it is noisy and a little scary.
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DR Wood chipper/shreader
Posted by: Thomas H. from Astatula, FL on 05/04/2017
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Used it to shred leaf piles and some chipping of tree branches. A lot of dust when shredding leaves recommend using dust mask to keep you from inhaling it. chipping was very easy and did not create dust. Overall would recommend this machine.
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Good job at chipping ramial wood.
Posted by: Joseph C. from Dunlap, TN on 05/03/2017
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The assembly was sort of a pain due to the fact that the two washers required for the shredder chute were missing but a quick trip to Tractor Supply solved that issue. The oil fill locations are sort of a pain but using a long funnel works there. The machine started right up and chewed through some white oak limbs that were less than 3" in diameter. These limbs were a bit dried out so less than ideal but while it slowed down at times, it never choked. One point here, one has to lop off small branches that would impede the feeding as the input hole is of a limited size. Also, severe crooks in a limb will not feed. To me, this is not an impediment. The output is a very good size for my purposes. I think this is probably the best tool for the money.
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wood chipper
Posted by: Martin N. from Valentine, NE on 04/28/2017
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Works better than I had expected
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Shredder
Posted by: Andrew B. from PEYTON, CO on 04/23/2017
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Fired up the machine..started easy and chipped everything great,,,yeah now the shredder operation...meh..weak honestly. clogs up very easily with old leaves left over from fall mixed with 1/8" and less diameter twigs. I had to keep using a 2x2 to keep feeding a large handful and by a large handful I mean take both hands and pick it up and shove it down the chute handful. It really works well with very small amounts inserted into shredder (dry). Not impressed with the shredder at this time. I will work with it with various loads and see how it goes...all in all it will do the work I need it to do,,,the only negative thing I have to say about this machine is the location of the oil dipstick location. REALLY?? yall know DR = done right,,right? well this ain't DR'd AT ALL!! Cant get the dipstick out without pulling off the chipper chute!!! Maintenance instructions say to check oil prior to every use...yeah I don't think Ima pull off the chipper chute prior to every start up...DR got this one wrong. Then again who checks their oil all the time? I will change oil once a year and continue to use this machine. all in all it will do what I need it to do..but that oil dip stick location annoys me.
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My little chipper
Posted by: Danny L. from FLINTVILLE, TN on 03/23/2017
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This unit is everything I was hopping for and a little bit more
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GREAT SMALL CHIPPER, SHREDS VERY FINE
Posted by: Jim Kingsland from Wichita, KS on 03/21/2017
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I have owned this several months now and have used it both as a chipper and a shredder. The chipper works very well, although I would not attempt chipping anything over 1 1/2 inches in diameter. As far as the shredder is concerned, I totally agree with Steven R - the shredder churns everything into very fine (e.g. coffee grounds,fine sand, fine dirt) consistency. This makes the machine very slow, as it churns
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Well Engineered Chippper.
Posted by: Al B. from Birmingham, AL on 03/16/2017
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Very impressed with how this chipper is engineered. Very good design. The chipper disc has a heavy chipper blade on one side and a hammer mill mounted to the other side. Green wood is pulled through the chipper easily. Larger dry wood can bounce in the infeed chute but will chip on its own. The hammer mill beats twigs and small clippings into a very fine material. Dry leaves are turned to dust. Engine starts easy but requires a strong pull of the start cord. The only down side to the design is the chipper in feed chute is over the primary oil fill plug. There is a second oil fill plug on the other side of the engine but it is so far underneath it is difficult to get a funnel to it. Fill your motor with oil before you install your chipper infeed chute as this side is easy to fill with a skinny funnel.
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Great machine
Posted by: Gordon P. from Arcadia, FL on 03/07/2017
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HAve used it about 10 hours so far and am very pleased with this.
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Nice machine
Posted by: Alan A. from CARNEGIE, PA on 03/06/2017
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Well ran it for the first couple hrs, did start on first pull was impressed with the machine, looked new out of the box other then missing couple nuts ,did a nice job chipping branches 2-3 inch which is what i bought it for. I did my homework on chippers this size and glad i picked this one just have gloves for the handles it will hurt after awhile will give another review after i had it for a bit thanks. email support sucks, no response for 3-4 that i sent but chat and phone customer service is helpful and good
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wood chipper
Posted by: Joann W. from Rockwood, TX on 01/02/2017
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Got this for Christmas, Work's great, Fuel shut off does not work but that is ok. Shredding leave's just like dirt, Must wear mask so you don't breath in dust. Really happy with it. If chipper work's as good. It will be a great buy.
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Good for moderate home use.
Posted by: Steven R. from Surry, VA on 12/18/2016
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I have owned a DR Brus-hog for years and have always been happy with it. After much research, comparison and thought I decided to go with the DR product. I owned a Troy-built Tomahawk chipper 25 years ago and it has been a while since running run. This is not as big as my Troy-built but I am 66 years old and wanted something I could manage, mostly for shredding leaves. It arrived in two boxes, in two days from Vermont to Virginia as advertised. Forget the 30 minutes I read for putting it together. It took me most of the morning and make sure you read, and re-read the instructions several times. A video on the website for putting it together would have been helpful. If you put it together on the weekend be aware there is no one in customer service or support if you have questions, which I did. Two flat washers were missing from the parts bag. Fortunately they are common around most homes. Comments about filling the oil BEFORE putting the chipper chute on were heeded. I stopped and started it about three times and as long as your choke and run settings are correct it starts easily enough. I learned quickly that you CANNOT stuff this chipper! It took me a while to get the hang of putting leaves in the shredder at the top and let them self-feed down or the machine will clog. The shred dings from dry leaves and grass clipping were reduced to a very fine matter , almost dust! It was a breezy day and blew away as fast as it came out the discharge. I will need to wait for a cool windless day to shred leaves. I would not want to be feeding this hopper on a warm or hot day for long and when it is windy you are working a futile game. I have a large property with huge leaf piles from my lawn sweeper. It will take me hours to reduce them through the shredder, because as I stated, you can not rush or stuff the hopper. I did not use the chipper yet but anticipate it will do the job. I kind of wish I could have seen how it shredded first with an on line video or in store floor model. This size is fine for the moderate or small property owner.
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DR Wood Chipper/Shredder, 9.5
Posted by: Gary Catron from Roanoke, VA on 12/10/2016
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Maybe I expect to much from this chipper / shredder, but I found that it will chock out very easy when using the shredder part, the engine seamed very weak, it was easy to bog down when chipping or shredding. Don't like the hand holes when moving, very awkward. I had a lot of 1/4 to 3/8 sized material that I shredded slowly, also it chipped 3 inch limbs o.k.
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GOOD PRODUCT
Posted by: ROBERT R. from GWYNN, VA on 12/06/2016
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Other than having to wrap tape around the hand holes at the top of the hopper to keep the metal from digging into my hands it works as advertised.
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nice machine
Posted by: KENNETH W. from WEST GROVE, PA on 11/20/2016
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Easy to assemble. Easy to start. Surprised at how well it chewed up large and small branches.
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Good but not great
Posted by: Michael W. from Riggins, ID on 11/16/2016
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Chipper arrived in good order. You will need a long funnel to add the oil. Assembly was easy. Unit requires level and firm soil for stability - a tough requirement in Idaho! Specs state 3" maximum diameter for chipper however engine/flywheel undersized to handle branches that large - feed slow or it will stall. Shedder hopper is way too large for feed tube. Overload and it will clogged up. Discharge tube clogged when feeding large amount of green pine needles. All the shortcomings are learning curve issues. Once you get a handle on performance unit performs well. Unlike an Honda, B&S Engine bit hard to start with just a pull or two. Be careful you don't knock the plastic tab on the throttle off with the pull rope. First pull on my new machine and it was gone!
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Love it
Posted by: David S. from CONROE, TX on 11/16/2016
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Does more than I expected. Its a workhorse. Started easily, Put oil in engine before assembling the chute or you will never get it in there. Only criticism is that the "handle slots" to move the machine hurt your hands when you move the unit. Otherwise, great product. Very Very pleased!
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chipper shredder
Posted by: Robert B. from Waterbury, CT on 11/02/2016
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Beyond expectations ..excellent product...both parts do great. The chipper reduces to mulch size. the shredder to pea size...very SATISFIED..
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FANTASTIC
Posted by: Melvin M. from Mechanicsville, VA on 10/31/2016
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this chipper shredder is awesome !! highly recommend !
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What a great machine!!
Posted by: John E. from High Springs, FL on 10/18/2016
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I am more than satisfied with my purchase of the 9.5 Chipper. Having used it several times now it has performed even better than expected. It does everything that it supposed to do. I would however like to see a tow bar option, that would warrant six stars. Thank you.
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Great piece of equipment!
Posted by: ADAM M. from MURPHY, NC on 10/12/2016
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Perfect for keeping your property clean. I no longer need to stack brush and wait to burn. The best way to remove rhododendron from unwanted areas.
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Excellent!
Posted by: Jane D C. from Raleigh, NC on 10/05/2016
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Easy to use, easy to store, easy to move. I was especially impressed with the abiilty to use the chipper on large limbs. It handled them with ease. The intructions were helpful as well when putting a grouping of smaller limbs through the chipper. Should have bought this years ago!
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Posted by: Mike M. from ramona, CA on 09/28/2016
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Chipper came in two boxes. Fairly easy to remove from box. Be careful not to destroy box as you may need to return in said box. Had to assemble chipper . Not difficult. Oil a little hard to install need a funnel or hose. Handle holes are a little rough on hands when moving. Very powerful for small machine. Must be fed slowly or will bog down. chipped the 3 inch branches like paper. I am very happy with chipper/shredder.
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Delivery challenge, but powerful machine
Posted by: Daniel H. from GALENA, MD on 09/27/2016
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Chipper was delivered without all the parts or manual. Called and they sent the parts but they didn't arrive as promised. All good now. Was concerned about buying a small chipped, but I'm very impressed with the power, overall performance and quality. Yes, the oil was and is a pain, but am willing to deal with the minor inconvenience.
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Chipper
Posted by: GARY W. from LAFAYETTE, CO on 09/21/2016
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It does everything I need it to wish the bag had handles would make it easier to empty or haul to where you need the mulch. Thanks
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Chipper Shredder
Posted by: S B. from WILLIAMS, CA on 09/19/2016
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Unit was received with some damage. The tech department has been great getting me pieces needed to repair. Finally got it running yesterday, did a good job. However, as I learn to feed it more efficiently, I believe the machine will become more efficient.
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Love it!
Posted by: Robert F. from WASHOUGAL, WA on 09/19/2016
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The chipper shredder arrived in good condition. Once I got it assembled and added oil and gas I decided to see if it would start. It started on the first pull. I've chipped up a bunch of trimmings from trees in our orchard and now have a nice pile of chipped wood. The chipper works great on any limb that fits through the hopper.
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Out of the box
Posted by: Roger G. from Eagle River, WI on 09/12/2016
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Was extremely easy to put together and it worked great on my first attempt using it.The only problem I had was I let the bag fill up too much and it clogged up on me.That was obviously operator error.Great item
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Started on first pull
Posted by: James H. from CARY, NC on 08/30/2016
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Some troubles getting the order correct and some problems with shipping, but eventually everything arrived. I assembled it and it started on the first pull. Fill it with oil before you assemble the chipper chute. I bought a little flexible neck that fits right on an oil bottle from Advance Auto. Perfect for filling the engine with oil. The shredder completely pulverized the leaves and whatnot for my compost pile... dust galore... needed a respirator. Tried a few branches in the chipper and seemed to take care of them quickly. Jury is out on how long the blades and flails last.
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A chipper off the old bloc......
Posted by: Donald C. from El Dorado, AR on 08/30/2016
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This is my third and by far the best chipper that I've ever owned....Works as advertised which is a huge surprise...It was presented and sold as a reconditioned unit but it looks like new to me....Would highly recommend...Delivery was a bit slow but that's okay.....
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Very Pleased
Posted by: Randall B. from Macon, GA on 08/30/2016
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This chipper shredder does exactly what is advertised. The assembly instructions and operator manual are clear and easy to follow. It is easy to move around my yard, so I can get it close to wherever I am working. It really reduces limbs, branches and leaves to a very small pile. I highly recommend this product.
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Proven Reliability!
Posted by: DAVID Stanish from BELGRADE, MT on 08/11/2016
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Easy to follow instructions for assembly. Only used once so far, but performance was as expected, just as my other DR products have over the last ten years!
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Very pleased
Posted by: Thomas C. from Crystal Lake, IL on 08/04/2016
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I purchased this Chipper Shredder because I just moved into a home on 2 acres that is over grown with buckthorn trees. I started clearing the invasive trees and burning them but it was a losing battle. I could only cut 2 to 3 trees before the brush pile was huge. Since I started using the chipper, I am able to cut 5 or 6 trees a day and I'm only left with a nice pile of mulch. I would highly recommend this chipper shredder.
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I cannot recommend this product
Posted by: Jerry O. from New London, MN on 07/21/2016
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Sad but true. This little chipper does everything you would expect it to do. The real problem is that the most basic maintenance, changing the oil, requires a special funnel, two people, one to hold the funnel and one to pour the oil. The only alternative is to unbolt and remove the feed chute for the chipper function and use the funnel. The oil check plug is only about eight inches above the ground and requires you to be on hands and knees to check the oil. The loading chute for the chipper actually interferes with unscrewing the plug. Operation flawless. Maintenance difficult at best. Terrible engineering.
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Great home chipper
Posted by: Dale B. from N. Richland Hills, TX on 07/20/2016
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I haven't written the review until now because I only recently used my DR Chipper. On receiving the chipper it too me about 1 and 1/2 hours to put together. On checking the oil level as recommended the filler sticks ( there are 2) there wasn't a full line just x's on the stick so I filled it to the upper limit of the x's. The fuel on/off lever is hard to read as to which way to turn on the fuel but once I saw it the chipper started with 1 pull. It eats up the brush easely , larger ( 2-3 inch) limbs require slower feeding but any thing smaller goes right thru. I'm at my 5 hour breakin period so will be changing the oil as recommended and look forward to that challenge. A great chipper I really enjoy using it , but as mentioned in other reviews the oil sticks are an issue. Love my chipper.
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Good Machine
Posted by: Randall G. from Riverside, CA on 07/16/2016
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Arrived one day earlier than was told would be here. Put it together without any difficulty. Instructions are clear, and precise. Filled it with prescribed amount of oil, gasoline, set the choke, set to run, and pulled the cord. It started the first pull. It starts on the first pull every time. I have accumulated a whole bunch of branches from tree trimming around here since my old MTD died awhile back. I put this to work only for about an hour as I'm 70, and it's 103 degrees Fah out there today, so forgive me for not working more. It did a great job. Better than the old machine ever did, and it was a good machine. Had it for twenty years before it crashed. I had a Bolens for many years before the MTD, so I go back many years with chipper shredders, and this one so far is the best of three brands. I'll admit the oil dip stick mentioned by others is a negative, but I can live with it as this machine gets the job done.
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Fantastic Machine!!
Posted by: DAVID S. from JORDAN, MN on 07/01/2016
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The DR 9.5 has exceeded my expectations. It was easy to assemble and started on the first pull. It made quick work of four large brush piles on our property. We also trimmed about 20 trees on our property and now have new wood chips in all of our gardens. We have about 12 hours of run time on the engine and it still starts on the first pull every time. It has paid for itself already. One of the best investments we have made!!!
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Great Product
Posted by: JAMES F. from Brewster, MA on 06/29/2016
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Great Product! Oil fill difficult to access an utilize.
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Weekend Landscaper
Posted by: Luis R. from Summerville, SC on 06/28/2016
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Best chipper I've ever used. High quality, works excellent.
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Very good value...
Posted by: Andy H. from DAYTON, MD on 06/27/2016
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I have used the DR 9.5 Chipper Shredder for the past few weeks and it works great. I did have a problem with the welds breaking on the chipper hopper but the DR folks stepped up and are providing a new one. :)
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Overall a great chipper.
Posted by: William B. from Rehoboth, MA on 06/24/2016
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It works great.Assembly was easy. Starts on first or second try. Stabilizer foot is to small.I slide a 3 foot rebar through it. I have an acre of land and for a 74 year old guy moving that distance is tiring. Would love to have a optional tow package.
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wodd chipper
Posted by: Timothy M. from Johnstown, OH on 06/19/2016
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This product runs and work great,
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good chipper
Posted by: Charles P. from Muskegon, MI on 06/17/2016
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so far so good
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Slim
Posted by: Johnny A. from Forney, TX on 06/17/2016
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Best thing I ever received. All parts and bolts in the box, had 3 lock nuts extra. Starts on first pull every time . Does everything as advertised, FAST. Very little plastic on machine. Check out other brands for plastic and size of chutes, for the same price as a DR,
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Great
Posted by: Alder M. from Norwich, CT on 06/16/2016
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I purchased the wood chipper for use around my yard. The best thing I did. I am using the chipper when ever I do trimming, It starts with just one pull. and does a great job I use the chippings around my shrubs . The only fault is I had to modify the oil plug (round over the top to clear ) also I was short on Nuts & bolts. when I opened the package of fasteners I was shot. I purchased what I needed at my local hardware store. Other wise I am very satisfied with my purchase.
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9.5 dr wood chipper
Posted by: jgo from SPICEWOOD, TX on 06/15/2016
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The chipper eats my mesquite and cedar branches and does it well. The chipper does seem to vibrate a lot when it is chipping, but I think that is normal. Does best on 2 inch branches and below. Over 2 it does the job well, but the self feeding action wants to suck the branch in and stall the engine so you have to feed it in gradually until you can just let it go. I tried out the shredder a few times and I am probably asking it to do too much since it has a tendancy to want to stall the engine. Wet pine needles are not the easiest things to shred. Since 95% of what I need to do is chip I am not concerned, and if I put in small branches one or two at a time it does shred them Packaging was so secure it was a little bit of a job to get it out without breaking the box, you need to tilt it sideways and walk it out. Assembly was easy enough, but make sure you have a long and short side allen wrench for the shredder hopper and you will need box wrenches to put the chipper chute on. You will need a funnel to put the oil in and checking the oil level is a little awkward. The engine really should have had the extended dipstick as standard, but no big deal. Draining the oil at the 5 hour mark was pretty easy. Starting any small gasoline engine is an arcane art, but once you figure out where to put the throttle and choke for your engine you are set. One or two smooth pulls and the engine is running. Takes a little effort but less than my chainsaw. A few minor observations; the markings for settings on the engine are a joke. You cannot see them and they convey no information to the average layman. Instructions for shutting down seem to be misleading regarding the throttle position since it calls for moving the throttle to the left to start/run and to the left to shut down. And the bright yellow dipstick makes it very difficult for these old eyes to see the oil level. A very important plus is customer service responded very quickly to a small issue I had with the unit sending a replacement part next business day. So, why a 5? It does the job I need done and has good customer service. support.
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Excellent Chipper/Shredder
Posted by: Paul D. from Glen Ellyn, IL on 06/15/2016
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Most pleased that it is all heavy gauge metal except for the discharge chute. Looked at other chipper/shredders and they all had plastic feed chutes. Powerful motor and rapid feeding for both hoppers. Easy to move and store with upright profile. All around excellent machine.
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Works but could be better
Posted by: David Rafferty from Laurel, DE on 06/15/2016
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First let me say it does the job just fine, but . . .the handles on the chute could have been made more comfortable just by bending the metal removed over so the edge doesn't cut into your fingers. And why do so many of you garden machine manufacturers make the oil fill and check location so hard to get to? the oil pan on cars is down low too, but the entry point is at a decent height. Also I am hoping the blade when it needs sharpening is easier to remove than on the chipper I bought from you some years ago.
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Recent Purchase
Posted by: Bryan D. from Bardstown, KY on 06/10/2016
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Overall pleased with chipper Have not been able to find a purpose for the shredder portion. Unit starts easy. It handles 3 inch softer woods easier than some of the hard woods. Being patient while feeding material is a key. I would like to have seen a better design in the way this unit is moved from location to location, not as easy as it should be. Chipper bag catches material good Makes good smoking chips for the grill Wanted to support USA made product
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Buddy
Posted by: BUDDY K. from LAKEVIEW, NY on 06/08/2016
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Works better than expected
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Great little unit
Posted by: Keith Dunbar from PRESQUE ISLE, MI on 06/04/2016
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Received my unit 6/3-2016. After assembly, filled it with oil & gas and third pull running! Next day eliminated an entire pile of limbs and twigs that were left behind by previous property owner. Total time: 30 minutes.
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awesome tool
Posted by: RICHARD G. from RALEIGH, NC on 06/02/2016
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Starts on first pull... eats wood like a kid eats M&M's. Great machine... worth every penny
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Amazing little machine
Posted by: Robert F. from PINOPOLIS, SC on 06/02/2016
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At first I was skeptical about purchasing a chipper/shredder this small. We have tons of trimmings from all the trees on our 3 acre homesite. I have neighbors that have purchased a larger 11.5 machine from another company that say their machine was hard to start and really didn't have enough power to get the job done. Well, they should have bought the DR 9.5! I worked this machine hard for 3 days right out of the box and I'm impressed. Also a shout out to the DR Support desk, great experience. If you're wanting to chip up a bunch of the heavy stuff (3" dia or larger) though you probably should look at a larger machine from DR, they get it done!
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Love this chipper
Posted by: george N. from Germantown, TN on 06/01/2016
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The chipper is great. Works as advertised. Will grind up anything up to 3 inches in diameter. Wish it was towable.
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Chipper/shredder
Posted by: Chuck M. from Dixie, WA on 06/01/2016
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It does an excellent job. I put in 2 1/2 inches branches or bigger and it takes them right down. Take big long 8foot limbs and feed them in and it works perfectly. Love the machine so far
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Chipper/shredder
Posted by: Joseph C. from Seneca, SC on 05/31/2016
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Have used it twice and I'm very satisfied so far. It starts easily and handles my yard waste very well.
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Awesome wood chipper
Posted by: Nicki B. from MAPLE VALLEY, WA on 05/31/2016
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I'm in love with this machine! My 18-year-old grandson and I chipped for 2 hours until it ran out of gas and the sun went down. We went through almost all of the branches from an alder tree. My only problem is remembering where to set the choke, throttle and gas thingie to start it. Thank goodness for the user's manual.
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DR Wood Chipper Review
Posted by: Billie P. from Easley, SC on 05/30/2016
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I Love this machine. Being a female, I was concerned with my ability to start the machine. To my surprise, this is one of the easiest machine to start. A simple pull of the cord and the machine does the rest. Starts easily every time. I live on one acre which is mostly trees, so I have many tree limbs to chip. This machine handles that volume nicely. Excellent purchase!
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great customer service
Posted by: John A. from DELTA JUNCTION, AK on 05/27/2016
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gad a couple minor problems but customer service immediately resolved all issues. went together easily should be just what we need to tame the overgrown woods around us!!
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DR Chipper
Posted by: George D. from SEQUIM, WA on 05/26/2016
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Arrived undamaged, carefully packed. Went together quickly. started on the sixth pull. Took five pulls to get the fuel from the tank to the carburater.
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Some suggestions.
Posted by: David M. from Dollar Bay, MI on 05/21/2016
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Chipper chute seam broke open after short time. Maneuvering is awkward, could try bicycle type handle bar grips for improvement. It does chip well but a hinged chipper chute would help clear jams.
Response from DR SupportThank you for taking the time to contact us and write a review. I'm happy to see we were able to send you the replacement parts under the standard warranty, I hope that everything is still working good for you! We appreciate the design ideas, we are always looking to improve our machines, making the best ones possible for our customers. I will pass these suggestions along to our product design.
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Home owner
Posted by: Brian R. from Grantham, NH on 05/17/2016
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Great so far. Started on first pull. Used for 10+ hours. Has done every thing it said it would do. 20 min to put together Great product
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Chipper/Shredder
Posted by: John McCormack from BRYSON CITY, NC on 05/17/2016
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This is the 4th type of shredders I have had in the past 20 years. It by far is the best shredder that I have ever tried. I had sent the 3rd unit (different mfg) back because it did not perform as advertised (10:1 reduction). As far as this DR unit, I believe it does better than advertised. Also, it is considered a manual feed for the branches but it does a great job of pulling the branches in without feeding, speeds up the work.
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Great
Posted by: S.T. P. from Branchburg, NJ on 05/14/2016
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This little thing tore through branches and the mulch was perfect. Easy the put together,messy to start and powerful. This is my second machine from DR. Was so impressed their equipment, bought a trimmer from them today
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DR came through again!
Posted by: KATHY W. from NORTH ROSE, NY on 05/13/2016
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I've owned a piece of DR equipment in the past and found it to be well made, dependable and easy to use. This piece was no different. When I went to pull the cord the first time, the resistance was so much that I didn't think I'd be able to pull it all the way back, but within the first few inches of the pull, the machine started - very impressive. Good buy, and one that I'll own for many years.
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Awesome works great.
Posted by: Kent S. from GRACE, ID on 05/11/2016
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It is awesome mulched 7 bags in no time.
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great product
Posted by: KENNETH H. from MIDWEST CITY, OK on 05/10/2016
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only used it once so far but it worked great.
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Shreddes
Posted by: James C. from ELDRED, PA on 05/10/2016
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The product worked extremely well. Was surprised at the power it has. Shredded and chopped as advertised. You need to check the clearance at the end of the chipper feeder. I had to remove the chute and grind about an 1/8 of an inch off the end because it was binding and not allowing the pull cord to be used. The only other suggestion would be to make the bottom opening of the shredder bigger. I found it easy to plug up with a couple of handfuls of pine needles and small branches
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great chipper
Posted by: timothy w. from aberdeen, MD on 05/09/2016
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Great chipper for around the house .
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Astounding
Posted by: Randal V. from Waco, TX on 05/07/2016
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I ordered this chipper on a Friday. It was shipped on the next Monday and it made it to my house by Thursday. That, for me is very fast shipping. The chipper was well packed but the muffler shroud was slightly bent. I slightly unbent it and it looks fine. The shroud on my unit is a solid piece rather than the wire cage that is displayed in the manual. Assembly, including unboxing and reading the manual, took me about an hour. There were no issues with assembling but I was a bit confused about which side of the Shredder Hopper Guard went up. I decided the rubber "fingers" belonged on top. When I was filling the engine oil I noticed there are actually two dipsticks. One dipstick is beneath the Chipper Chute and one dipstick is, as stated in the manual, on the other side of the engine beneath the valve cover. Changing the oil is a breeze when using the correct dipstick but get an extension funnel or some tubing to make oil changes easier. I had some difficulty getting the engine to turn over. I probably flooded the engine and pulled the rope about 20 times without any signs of life. I finally turned off the choke, turned to throttle to its off position and turned off the fuel shutoff valve. Then I pulled the starter rope about four times then went back to the standard starting procedure. The engine turned over and I let the unit warm up for a few minutes. Since that initial problem, the engine turns over very easily with a single pull on the rope. I don't know where Dr Power gets the people in their marketing pictures and videos but they make this unit seem light. Folks, this thing weighs 125 pounds. To this old geezer, that ain't light! Let's call its weight substantial. Lugging it up and down slope on rugged ground is doable but takes some muscle. This thing chips like a champ. I have a lot of brush, hackberry limbs, overgrown Ligustrum privet, live oak branches and Arborvitae limbs to get rid of. This chipper eats it all even when I throttle the engine down. Be careful not to hold on too tight to those branches! The shredder is going to take some time for me to get used to. Limbs with branches seem to bunch up a bit and go down slowly. Keep a small 1/2 stick on hand to use as a plunger and go slow.
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DR WOOD CHIPPER & Shredder review.
Posted by: BARRY N. from MONTROSE, CO on 05/07/2016
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A powerful unit. It really doesn't shred leaf mulch and/or dry leaves. It literally makes them into dust!!! I had probably 1.5 cubic yards of 9 month old leaves mixed with mulch from a mulch pile. It took about 2 solid hours of continuous running of the machine to run it all through, and everything was literally turned to dust. If I had more than 2-3 cubic feet of dust left on the ground that would be all. The chipper part works fine, but the shreddder appears to be way too efficient as far as the particle size is concerned.. I was impressed with the machine's ability to chug through the mulch and not plug up, but as the directions says, it takes experience to not overfeed it in order to keep the engine revs at full throttle, or almost.
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9.5 hp chipper/shredder
Posted by: Mitchell B. from WARSAW, NC on 05/05/2016
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Chipper works like a champ. Works as advertised. 2.5 inch limbs you have feed a little at a time but I find not a big problem. Cranked the first pull. Love the bagger. Great machine!!!!!
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EARLY REVIEW
Posted by: Thomas K. from Washington, ME on 05/04/2016
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It works very well for the 5 hours I have used it. I just changed the oil and will be using it again soon. My only complaint is the location of the lube oil dipstick. I cannot remove it without removing the chipper intake.
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DR fine tool
Posted by: Donald M. from PORTER, TX on 05/03/2016
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After receiving this chipper shredder we tested it for 3hrs, result was a pile of chipped limbs and brush and tired fellows, worth every penny.
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Lemon? Several problems! Underpowered, bogs down and stalls, won't turn off, and the leg broke!
Posted by: John c. from CUSHING, ME on 05/03/2016
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I recently bought the 9.5 hp manual start chipper/shredder. I love DR power equipment, but have had a bad experience with this chipper. It is underpowered, it is supposed to chip a 3 inch branch but will not chip a 2.25” branch without bogging down and stalling. The throttle only moves halfway to full power, which I thought was the problem. I called them about this, and was told “it seems OK”. The shredder does not feed at all, perhaps due as well to the lack of power, so I stopped trying to use the shredder. It does not always shut off when you turn it off. I also asked about this, and was told to bend a metal part on the throttle to correct that. I did, but it is back to not always shutting off, it just goes to low idle when in the OFF position. One of the two bolts that hold the leg on sheared off while it was running, so it is now wobbly and not very stable. Lastly, I had trouble getting it started the last day I used it (day 3 total usage) and it seemed to have lost more power (I think, I had hearing protection on) and when I put a 1” branch in, it bogged down completely, stalled, and is jammed with that branch so I can’t restart it. I may have gotten a lemon, I am not sure. I have not used it much, and I am not hard on my equipment. I have other DR equipment that has treated me well, I like DR Power, but this shredder has problems. Also, the oil fill/check is nearly impossible to access. An option on that engine is a fill tube with a dipstick. I can’t imagine it would add much to the cost, but it is a necessity, it’s very challenging to fill the oil as it is designed now. I called them again, after it jammed, the same day the leg broke, and explained I seem to have a defective chipper. They offered to have it fixed locally, or I could take it back apart and ship it back for a replacement, but I’m not sure I want this chipper, fixed or replaced. I asked about returning it as it is defective, which I can do, but I must pay $140 return shipping, even though it is defective. I’m not happy about that, as most companies pay the return shipping if you receive something that is defective, it does not seem right that I have to pay to return their defective chipper. They did offer to fix or replace it, I just don’t think I want another one of the same. And I am still within the 6-month trial, which I think is why I can return it at all, but again, I have to pay to ship it back. That’s my fault for not knowing that up front, but it’s not surprising either if you’re returning it only because you don’t like or want it. My issue is that I have to pay to return a defective chipper, still not sure what I’ll do, but likely will return it. I wish it had worked correctly, because it did work well chipping the smaller stuff and I hate giving a good company a bad review.
Response from DR SupportHello John, Thank you for reaching out to us. I do apologize for the delay in the posting of your review. We try to personally address the issues that are brought up in reviews, especially in cases like yours, where they are unique to the situation. I have reviewed your file, talked with our Technical leads as well as our Customer Service leads. As you state, it appears you received a lemon when it came to this Chipper Shredder. I have a Customer Service rep reaching out to you to set up a return with you. Again, I do apologize for the delay. The problems that you experienced with this machine have been brought to the attention of the correct departments and will be looked into once the machine is back. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you out with. Thank you
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great machine
Posted by: ALFRED F. from FLEMINGTON, NJ on 04/28/2016
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was looking at 2 other competitor model chippers for around same price ive had dr machines so i stuck with them glad i did. great buy starts easy hot or cold .
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yard in clean!
Posted by: GEORGE P. from WAKE FOREST, NC on 04/28/2016
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with the help of your machine I have my yard cleaned up 1st time in 5 yrs. had piles of pine cones and branches in a week all gone. very pleased with machine, but please move the oil dip stick from under chute. rating a+
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As advertised
Posted by: steven h. from sturgeon bay, WI on 04/27/2016
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Prompt delivery. Easy assembly. Easy starting, usually on the first pull.... just follow the directions. We have two acres to keep trimmed up. This unit easily devourers branches up to three inches in diameter. I haven't used the chip collector bag yet opting instead to let them discharge onto the ground. Easily portable to ask areas of our property. Surprisingly quieter than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend this chipper/shredder.
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A little power house
Posted by: Joseph R. from CUMMIN, GA on 04/26/2016
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This chipper shredder may look small but it more than accomplished my needs. I chipped four huge stacsks of dead full that had accumulated over many years. I took me four days of 5 hrs each. I also shredded more than 4 wheel barrow's full of clippings and probable over 1000 pine cones. It was the smartest investment and a good choice. Like the title it's a power house.
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Love this - DR Wood Chipper with Shredder
Posted by: DAN R. from SANTA BARBARA, CA on 04/18/2016
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DR Wood Chipper with Shredder 9.5 - just what I needed. I started with a small all electric from another company and found it might be fine for a small yard in a track home area. It was way too small for 7 acres in the mountains. The DR 9.5 is low gravity so it does not tip over, does handle 3" in the lower small opening and I can shove all kinds of small stuff in there too. The larger opening shredder is a little more picky and best with small stuff and leaves. It is a great space saver and easy moving it around.
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a good reliable machine for the price
Posted by: Henry K. from Yardley, PA on 04/16/2016
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This is a perfect yard clean up machine for the price.
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Love it
Posted by: Michelle P. from TROUT CREEK, MT on 04/15/2016
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We are very impressed with our chipper/shredder. Took a little while to get used to the shredder but that was because we were impatient to start using it this spring while things were still wet. I already have a nice pile to use for mulch this year. Very well built and powerful.
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more than we expected
Posted by: Nancy W. from BLAIRSTOWN, MO on 04/13/2016
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We got tree limbs and brush ran through in one day. Filled 6 bags. No problems. Started on first pull
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Excellent Product
Posted by: Michael B. from Buckley, MI on 04/13/2016
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I actually just started using it today and it works fantastic. It started real easy and I have gotten so much done today that it is unbelievable. I used it for 2 1/2 hours and it never clogged up and went thru 3 inch material with no issues. Great Product made in the USA.
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Great piece of equipment
Posted by: victor b. from Glenpool, OK on 04/05/2016
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Easy to assemble, about half hour. Used about two hour, and it went through cuttings like no tomorrow. Everything they said about it is true.
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Great chipper/shredder for the homeowner
Posted by: Alan C. from Colorado Sprngs, CO on 03/30/2016
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I have now used the DR to clean up all of my Spring yard debris. I have a residential lot of 1/3 acre fairly covered with ponderosa pine and ash trees. It easily handled 2 - 3" branches and all of the shrub trimmings and pine needles. Great machine!
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DR Chipper/Shredder
Posted by: Jeff N. from RAEFORD, NC on 03/28/2016
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DR makes a quality product that provides as promised. I wish it would handle bigger stock, but this little machine really chews up the 1-2" stuff. This is my first DR product but have since purchased a Field and Brush Mower based on the performance of this machine. Neither have disappointed!! Great work DR, keep the products coming!
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Very good machine
Posted by: RANDALL L. from JANE LEW, WV on 03/23/2016
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Received the chipper/shredder in just a few days. It was packed well and arrived with no issues. During assembly it was evident that there is no way to fill oil or even to check the oil with the chipper chute installed. While only three bolts hold the chute in place, it is still an inconvenience for it to have to be removed just to check the oil level. Thus the reason for 4 stars. The machine starts easy and is quite powerful. Have used it for a week now and have had no problem chipping oak limbs up to 3", although I suggest feeding the larger limbs slowly to keep from bogging down. Over all it is very well built, and I do recommend it despite the design fault on the oil fill/chipper chute location.
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Best power per pound
Posted by: Steven W. from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK on 03/22/2016
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I've only owned this machine for a few weeks but during this time I've cleaned up my damaged trees and even had to take one 40' tree down. After getting all the firewood that could be salvaged I was left with a pile of branches and twigs as big as a two car garage. I really didn't think this chipper would be adequate but found out quickly I was wrong. After about fours I ripped through the pile of branches and was cleaning up the twigs. 3" branches 12' long just fly through this machine. The motor doesn't lug down at all. While using the shredder for twigs I quickly learned how to pace the stuff I was putting in the hopper. Put to much too quick and it will stall the motor. You have to understand how the shredder works as opposed to the chipper. Shredded material comes out like dust and chipped material comes out in quarter sized pieces. I wish the shredder worked as easily as the chipper but it is adequate for my uses.
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Just like all DR Products
Posted by: Buzz R. from Port Orchard, WA on 03/09/2016
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This is one of many products we have purchased over the years and it performs as advertised. Starts right up and runs like a champ. Easy to assemble and with the built in handles on the chute we can move it around the property to where we are working. It works great on Blackberry canes. Thanks for making yet another great product.
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Pleased with my purchase
Posted by: Russell W. from Camdenton, MO on 03/03/2016
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Great little chipper/shredder for brush & yard waste. Much quieter than expected & is fuel efficient. Has jammed only once since I have had it. The collection bag is great for moving processed material; to desired location .
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Revenge
Posted by: Barbara I. from POTTSBORO, TX on 02/23/2016
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After 13 years of stumbling around my yard because of sweet gum tree balls - I WIN! The shredder decimated them to powder. It also did a great job on our mounds of leaves.
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Extremely impressed
Posted by: Todd D. from Doylestown, PA on 02/18/2016
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I have had my eye on a chipper for a while. I recently bought a large piece of wood working equipment from what I thought was a solid company. It was damaged in freight and was more a nightmare returning it. I got my DR ,assembled it, gas and oil, one pull and I was chipping branches. I was impressed with the quality and design. Thank you
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Great Buy!
Posted by: Felton S. from Bulverde, TX on 02/17/2016
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Took 30 mins for assembly. Quality product, works great!
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9.5 chipper
Posted by: Lonny T. from Adamsville, TN on 02/08/2016
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I had around a dozen trees to cut down and clean up. The chipper worked great. With some assembly when I got put the gas and oil into it started right up. I recommend this product to anyone needing some tree tops cleaned up.
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9.5 Chipper Shredder
Posted by: david m. from PIPE CREEK, TX on 02/01/2016
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cuts and shreds Texas cedar and oak branches with ease . easy starting , and very economical with gas . the hopper takes a little getting used to , but works as advertised . customer service center has been very knowledgeable and helpful . overall , i'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend to my friends ...
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highly recommended
Posted by: ARTURO M. from 29 PALMS, CA on 01/26/2016
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It took about 30 minutes to set up from the crate. Fired up on the first pull. I have a small orchard that was about 3 years overdue for some serious trimming along with a haystack pile of old limbs and debris. The DR 9.5 tore through it all in less than a day and never stalled. I was really pleased with how strong it was. For the home owner I say you will be absolutely happy with this machine. DR built it just right!
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BOB
Posted by: ROBERT G. from Hammond, LA on 12/28/2015
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Some plusses first. The engine is much quieter than I expected. The chipper chips very quickly and effortlessly. Exceeded my expections there. The shredder on the other hand won't hardly take anything. I tried leaves and it won't even feed. Small twigs just sort of bounce around. Maybe I am missing something.
Response from DR SupportThanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your new DR Chipper/Shredder. We are certainly pleased that you're happy with the performance of the Chipper. Someone from our Tech Support Department will be contacting you by phone to discuss your concerns about the Shredder performance. Your satisfaction for the entire unit is very important. Thank you for choosing DR Power, we appreciate your business and we'll be in touch soon!
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Works great but!
Posted by: JEFF D. from MOUNT VERNON, TX on 12/27/2015
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Awesome machine but the leg that holds it up wasn't attached so I had to take the whole thing apart to mount the leg . Also it was slightly damaged on shipping . Once you start chipping you don't want to stop.
Response from DR SupportThanks so much for providing feedback on your new DR Chipper/Shredder. We are sorry that the machine arrived with some damage. We are going to have someone from our Tech Support Dept. contact you by phone to make sure that it's in good working order. Have fun using it! It's a terrific machine and we know you'll enjoy it for many years to come. You'll hear from us soon and we want to thank you for your business and for choosing DR Power!
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9.5 manual start woodchipper/shredder
Posted by: Taylor M. from south dennis, NJ on 12/25/2015
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Assembly only took about a 1/2 hour. I filled with oil and gas and started on the very first pull. My son and I used it for about 3 hours over a 2 day period and had no problems at all. The chipping and shredding is unbelievably quick. You just cant load to quick or it will clog. I have used other residential chipper/shredders and this one is way above the rest.
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Fantastic chipper/shredder-- beautifully engineered
Posted by: Randal C. from RENTON, WA on 12/22/2015
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I live on a forested acre of 100-foot-tall firs, cedars and maples in the Northwest. For years, after every winter storm, I've trucked branches that are too bushy or unsuitable for firewood to the recycling or transfer station 5-10 miles away for disposal. I've been studying chippers for two years, wondering if there was a machine that was small enough to easily store in my garage and affordable enough for residential use that could save me time over my trips to the transfer station. In my research I was generally discouraged by mixed reviews of other low cost chippers that require the operator to cut the sticks too straight or exert too much effort feeding them into the hopper. Last year I had considered splurging on a DR commercial chipper, but had decided the investment was too high for my acre parcel, and continued to drive branches offsite in my truck. After receiving an email about this all-new 9.5 DR chipper/shredder I watched the video of it in use, and quickly made the decision to try it. It looked to be the perfect solution for me. It arrived last week. Now that I have it, I could not be happier with it. The chipper basically self-feeds at about a foot per second (approximately), requiring no effort from the operator. Bushy branches need some pushing to collapse into the hopper, but the hopper funnel shape is perfect for this, and I have found that 10-foot-long fir and cedar branches with all their smaller branches and needles can get pulled in with little to no effort. The chipper can grind up sticks up to three inches in diameter, which is big enough for home use-- when they get larger than this I cut them up for the wood stove. The top shredder works great on leaves and small sticks and I'm sure will come in handy. It's a good shape, and seems to nicely direct the leaves into the hammers. This machine is nicely balanced, has a powerful flywheel and smooth running engine, and does not give me any noticeable vibration fatigue. It's easily movable around the yard, and takes up less space than a lawn mower in the garage. I feel environmentally sensitive using this instead of trucking branches to the recycling station. It is much better to use a cup of gasoline in the chipper than to drive a 4000 pound truck 10 or 20 miles, and the wood chips renew the soil in my forest while making pathways look nice. From a time standpoint, the chipper seems faster to me than the load-drive-unload-return process. It's even more efficient when I have a small brush pile that would not be a full load in the truck. The assembly took me about 40 minutes, and the chipper started on the first pull. So far, I have not seen anything I would change about this product. This was a great purchase. Thanks DR for making a high-quality affordable chipper for homeowners like me.
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WHAT A MACHINE!!!!!
Posted by: george m. from PHILIPPI, WV on 12/21/2015
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This is the best chipper I've ever used, assembled, read manual, added oil, gased her up, first pull, she was humming like monster.....this is why I only buy AMERICAN PRODUTS.......you have certainly out done yourself with this little but very powerful chipper/shredder, just sucked them branches right in as advertised....wis I could be the spokesman for DR.....thus is the 3rd product I've purchased from them, all is OUTSTANDING. .....THANKS SOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR SUCH A QUALITY MACHINE......would purchase many more pieces of equipment from DR....only the best period!!!!
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Perfect for my needs
Posted by: Doug Q. from Huntington, VT on 09/09/2015
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I was looking for a chipper to clean branches from our 1 acre property and when the garden dies in the fall I can't wait to shred garden debris before it goes into my compost pile. I have just finished about 2 hours of work with it and so far has held up nicely. I didn't notice the engine struggling when I was chipping 2-2 1/2" inch branches. Most chipper shredders I have used have had trouble with the chipping side of things, not this one, very fast!! Can't wait to see what it does to my garden refuse.
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Nice features
Posted by: Nate C. from Charlotte, VT on 09/09/2015
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Just tested the new DR 9.5 Chipper Shredder. First of all, it's a great size. I have a big garden but a small garage. I love how easy this was store in my garage and then roll out to my garden on the weekend. Second plus: it ate all the garden garbage I gave it -- old bean plants, squash vines, weeds, no problem. I had a few branches from a nearby maple tree so I chipped those up as well. Works for me!
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Engineering Review: DR 9.5 MS Wood Chipper with Shredder
Posted by: Erin L., lead product engineer from Vergennes, VT on 09/09/2015
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The DR 9.5 FPT Chipper w/ Shredder is our most compact model, but don't let the size fool you. Its super high rpm makes all the difference. The knife (backed by the combined flywheel/hammermill mass) striking at 160 mph chips with ease. Eight tightly packed shredding hammers (a mixture of flat and J shaped) spinning at 3600 rpm simply pulverize material. The robustness of this unit's direct drive design makes the high rpm possible. The hardened knife and hammers, overall solid steel construction, large hoppers, clever hand holds, and pneumatic wheels with ball bearings makes this unit DR brand worthy while still being light and maneuverable for homeowners with smaller properties.
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Q.What is the country of origin?
A.The 9.5 Chipper/Shredder's Country of Origin is the USA.
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Posted by: BOB STOWELL from ST.MARIES , ID on 11/5/2015
Q.How does this model handle wet leaves?
A.The Shredder portion of this Chipper Shredder will have no problems with wet leaves. The 8 hammers will handle them with ease.
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Posted by: GAVIN TOWNSEND from HIXSON , TN on 11/10/2015
Q.How does this unit ship? Carrier? Thanks.
A.The 9.5 Chipper Shredder will ship UPS in two boxes: Box # 1 - 24"W x 26"H x 22"L - 110 lbs Box # 2 - 23"W x 28"H x 18"L - 32 lbs
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Posted by: Anonymous from Louisburg , NC on 3/22/2016
Q.Do either the 9.5 or 11 HP shredders have a clutch or belt drive? I do want direct drive.
A.Both the 9.5 Chipper Shredder and the 11.5 Chipper Shredder are belt drive.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Vacaville , CA on 3/10/2016
Q.What is the average size chip discharged when feeding max size hardwood material in chipper?
A.The chip size would vary, from very little up to 3/4 inch when chipping.
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Posted by: DAVID COMINS from KERRVILLE , TX on 3/9/2016
Q.Will this 9.5 mulch Leaves in particular Oak leaves? or do you have a piece of Equiptment that will mulch them small?
A.The 9.5 Chipper Shredder will work great on all leaves, including Oak leaves! You will want to load them into the shredder hopper, they will process through the hammer mill system and discharge into the bag, or onto the ground, in a fine mulch. The end size will differ, depending on the condition of the leaves that you process. Thank you for your question!
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Posted by: carl murphy from georgetown , TX on 4/2/2016
Q.Can this unit be towed by a riding mower?
A.The 9.5 Chipper Shredder is only hand towable. The combination of handles on the hopper and the light weight of the unit make it easy to maneuver by hand.
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Posted by: Walter Clark from Houston, MO on 3/17/2016
Q.How many cc is the engine onthe 9,5 Manual Start Chipper CSR95AM
A.The 9.5 Chipper/Shredder has a displacement of 208cc.
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Posted by: Al Kemp from Loon Lake , WA on 4/6/2016
Q.What is the screen size and can it be changed to a smaller size like the 11.5 model?
A.Hello, There is not a screen size option for the 9.5 Chipper Shredder like there is for the 11.5 Chipper Shredder. The chips would vary in size, from very small up to about 3/4 of an inch, less if shredding. The size will depend on the material being processed. Our sales representatives would be happy to answer other questions if you have any at 1(800)687-6575.
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Posted by: Wayne Mullis from Hammett, ID on 3/21/2016
Q.We get a LOT of cardboard boxes that we have to tear up and put in recycle....will this machine shred without plugging ?
A.It is not recommended to use the shredder for processed paper products, like cardboard. It is not what it is designed for. The Chipper Shredder is intended to be used with more organic material, like garden waste, leave, kitchen waste, and other "green" material.
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Posted by: Rick Todd from laurel , DE on 3/28/2016
Q.I am looking for a fast way to make compost. Can you mix in kitchen peels, shells etc. with leaves, sticks, and small branches? Also can I get a DR shredder/chipper with an electrical start? I am assuming that all of the units are gas powered.
A.Great question! The 9.5 Chipper Shredder is a great way to create a rich compost! You would want to process the garden and kitchen waste through the shredder hopper, and any larger branches through the chipper hopper. It will all come out the bottom, either onto the ground if you would like or into the collection bag if you have it attached.
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Posted by: Heidi Ticen from Calistoga, CA on 12/27/2015
Q.I have read that some chippers design makes it difficult to check and add oil. Please describe how your chipper is designed in this respect.
A.Changing your oil on the 9.5 Chipper/Shredder is nice and easy! Here are the instructions, right from the manual: Removing and Replacing the Engine Oil Tools and Supplies Needed: * 10mm Wrench * Rags and approved Container (for waste oil) * Small funnel * Engine Oil (see your Engine Manual for Oil specifications) Note: Drain the oil when the Engine is warm; warm oil drains quickly and completely. 1. Set the machine on a level surface, place a container between the wheels under the unit toward the right side, and remove the Oil Fill/Dipstick on the left side of the machine. 2. On the right side of the engine, use a 10mm Wrench to remove the Oil Drain Plug allowing the used oil to drain completely through the drain hole into an approved Waste Oil Container. 3. Replace the Oil Drain Plug, and refill with new oil
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Posted by: Anonymous from Saint Louis , MO on 11/12/2015
Q.How many knives on this model?
A.The 9.5 Chipper Shredder has one knife, it measures 4-1/8"L x 1-1/4"W x 1/4"T. The knife tip speed is 160 MPH (60 Bites Per Second).
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Posted by: Perry Esqueda from Fonda , NY on 1/16/2016
Q.Will the 9.5 model shred woody vines such as honeysuckle or wysteria without said vines getting wrapped around the flywheel? I have vines to go along with my trees and need to chip & shred both.
A.Thank you for your interest in the Chipper Shredder. There are two separate hoppers, one for vines and one for thicker, wooded material. The larger hopper is where you would put the vines,up to 1/2" thick, the material will go through a hammer mill system that will shred the material. The wooded material, up to 3" thick, will go into the smaller of the two hoppers, here it will be chipped with a knife before going out the bottom. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Anthony Nudge from Newport News , VA on 6/24/2016
Q.Is this 9.5 HP?
A.The Briggs and Stratton engine that is used on the Chipper Shredder is rated in foot-pounds of torque. Many engine manufacturers no longer rate their smaller engines by horsepower. They rate them by foot-pounds of torque. Rating by foot-pounds of torque is a trend that is spreading throughout the industry because it is a more accurate measure of power.
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Posted by: Anonymous from hayward , CA on 11/16/2015
Q.Were is the replacement blade kit for this model, don't find it on the blade kit page.
A.Here is the link for the 9.5 Chipper/Shredder knife kit. http://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/chippers/accessories/knife-kits/knife-kit-9-5-chipper-w-shredder-cs2.axd Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Perry Esqueda from Fonda , NY on 2/27/2016
Q.Will this chipper shredder mulch leaves? Can this model be towed behind a garden tractor?
A.Thank you for your interest in the 9.5 Chipper Shredder. This unit will be able to shred the leaves for you no problem! It can shred up to a 1/2" woody material. This unit is not towable. It does have two handles on the hopper that make it easy to push around your property! Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Bruce Kreft from ADAMSVILLE, TN on 10/1/2016
Q.Will this unit shred baled straw?
A.Thank you for contacting us regarding the 9.5 Chipper Shredder. This unit will shred straw but it would need to be loose, not in a bale. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Mike Hastings from Cottonwood Falls, KS on 4/12/2017
Q.where is this model manufactured?
A.Thank you for your question. The DR Wood Chipper Shredder 9.5 is manufactured in Vermont. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from springville, NY on 3/27/2017
Q.Is this chipper CARB approved for sale and use in California?
A.Thank you for contacting us regarding the 9.5 Chipper Shredder. This unit is CARB approved and can be used in California. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Leonard Fishler from SARATOGA, CA on 3/26/2017
Q.What is the width of the wheel base to the outside of the wheels. I want to take it up a narrow garden path.
A.Thank you for contacting us. The widest point on the DR Chipper Shredder is going to measure 24"
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Posted by: Anonymous from Westcliffe, CO on 7/28/2017
Q.Does the chipper shredder include an additional chipper blade with the purchase?
A.Thank you for your interest in the 9.5 Chipper Shredder. The unit does not ship with an extra Chipper Knife. It does have one installed as well as the eight free swinging hammers. You can purchase a spare knife if you would like. Here is the link: http://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/chippers/accessories/knife-kits/knife-kit-9-5-chipper-w-shredder-cs2.axd
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Posted by: Anonymous from Milwaukee, WI on 8/11/2017
Q.Can I get a tow bar for this model
A.Thank you for your interest in the 9.5 DR Chipper Shredder. This unit does not have an optional tow bar. With easy grip handles on the shredder chute and lightweight construction, it is easy to move around your yard or in and out of storage. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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