A garden shredder is a heavy duty shredder designed to shred garden wastes, such as tree and hedge clippings and pruning. The garden waste shredder can be attached to a tractor or an industrial engine to power into your garden.
Do you have a lot of waste in your garden or back yard? If you do then it is time to get yourself a garden waste shredder to help you get rid of all those piles of leaves and branches.
Shredding garden waste like tree branches and hedge clippings not only helps you to get rid of the waste easily but also makes it compost faster.
If you have a compost pile or bin, then you can easily shred your garden waste and use it in your composting.
You can make a garden waste shredder at home with the help of a few tools and materials. This is one of the best ways to recycle waste.
Step 1. Get the Power Tools.
It’s time to get busy with the power tools.
The first tool you’ll need is a drill. You will need to drill holes for the shaft of the motor and for the drive chain. You will also need to drill holes in the hopper and the grinding unit so that they can be bolted together.
You will also need a jigsaw and a metal cutting disk to cut the metal sheet that you will use to make the grinding unit, as well as an angle grinder and a grinding disk to shape the metal blades. If you have access to an oxy-acetylene torch, then this would be better than an angle grinder, but it’s not essential.
The rest of the tools you need are all pretty standard: pliers, screwdrivers, spanners and so on.
Step 2. Start Drilling
The drill is the most important tool in any home gardener’s arsenal. It makes holes in plants, cracks soil, pulverizes roots and digs out rocks. And if you want to get the most out of your efforts, you should use a cordless version for its flexibility.
But which one? There are some big differences between corded and cordless drills. Corded drills tend to be heavier and have bigger motors, but they can pack more power into a smaller package. Cordless drills have small motors that are more energy efficient, but they’re not as powerful. They also weigh less than corded models and can be more portable.
So which one should you choose? Most experts recommend getting a drill with a 20-volt battery pack — that’s the power source most commonly found on cordless models. But there’s another factor: a lot of cordless drills have lithium-ion batteries that can run down faster than older nickel-metal hydride batteries. So make sure you get something that’s not too old or too new.
Step 3. Add Tape to the Drill Bits
This is a simple type of shredder, but it can effectively reduce the size of your garden waste. You do not need to spend a lot of money on the shredder and you can make the machine from the materials that you probably have at home. The only thing you need is an old piece of a bicycle and an electric motor.
You can use this shredder to reduce the size of branches, leaves and other yard waste so that you can recycle them in your compost heap. When making this shredder, keep in mind that it is not meant to be used on hard materials such as metal or glass. If you are using large pieces of wood or metal, there is a chance that they may damage the cutting blades on your shredder.
The main part of this project includes adding tape to the drill bits that help cut up the material.
Step 4. Don’t use a Drill instead of a Screwdriver, for Screws
The most expensive part is buying the motor, which you can get at a junk yard for £5. The rest are just old things lying around.
To make the saw, attach the 2″ pulley to the shaft of the motor. Then attach a piece of wood on one side of it and drill a hole through it and the pulley. Put a bolt through it and tighten it up with two nuts. That way you can adjust the tension on the blade by tightening one side or loosening the other.
To make a stand for the shredder, use a bit of metal pipe that fits over your ordinary garden hosepipe (or whatever size you want). Weld another pipe to that so that it goes off at 45 degrees and weld another piece going down to become the stand.
Then cut out a bit of metal plate and drill two holes in it for bolts that will go through holes in an angle-iron frame. This is where your wooden blade will sit so that when you turn on your shredder, it will push against this metal plate.
Drill three holes into this metal plate so that you can attach your garden hosepipe to it. You will need to clamp these pipes very tight together using three jubilee clips. To make sure they
This garden waste shredder is very useful and easy to make. It requires some basic skills of welding and drilling. The shredder can be used to shred garden waste at home or in the backyard. You can get rid of your garden waste by making a compost of it and use for the plants in your garden.
The basic idea behind this project was to crush small branches, leaves, grass and other green material from the garden in order to reduce their volume and use them as compost for the garden.
This machine can also be used to crush other soft material such as cans and plastic bottles for recycling purposes.