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Turn dead trees or loose tree trunks into wood chips which can then be used for mulch. Wood chippers are large, portable machines suitable for the task. Wood chippers run on either gas or electricity. Corded electric models are less expensive, lighter, and require less maintenance, although they are also less powerful. A wood chipper should always be used on flat ground. The deflector and chute must be adjusted for direction and the chipper’s parking brake must be set. When feeding material, push the blunt end through first and include a mix of dry and green limbs. Finally, remember to stand on the side of the chipper in case debris flies out the feeder.

Key Takeaways:

  • Wood chippers are available in several sizes and types, so make sure to choose the one that is suitable for your needs.
  • Electric wood chippers don’t require gas and are typically less expensive compared to gas-powered ones.
  • There are several steps to operate a wood chipper, including using a flat surface and setting the parking brake.

“Wood chippers are large but portable machines that help reduce those large chunks of wood into wood chips, and they provide an excellent solution to many problems, especially in many homes.”

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