A wood chipper is a powerful tool that can chew up leaves, twigs, and other debris. Renting one can save time and trouble when working in the yard and can provide a good source of mulch. Safety is important when using a chipper. The machine should be operated on flat ground while wearing tight clothing. Use a long stick to push the material into the chipper’s mouth, standing to the side while doing so. Never become distracted during operation.
- A wood chipper reduces cleanup effort and creates mulch for your lawn and garden.
- Avoid unsafe operating practices, such as wearing loose clothing and placing the chipper on a slope.
- Gas-powered chippers are more powerful and don’t have cords.
“It may sound a bit outrageous, but there are plenty of ways having a wood chipper can come in handy around the home, especially when it comes to taking the ‘work’ out of ‘yard work’.”