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    Wood chipper help

    Hi all,
    I just bought an 8hp craftsman wood shredder/chipper at a yard sale. It starts, runs well, etc. The problem I'm having is that it doesn't chip very well, if at all. When I try to feed branches in (we're talking 1" stuff, this can handle up to 3"), the branches vibrate like crazy (painful to hold) and don't want to go in.

    I took the chutes (has two chutes, one for twigs and small branches, one for branches up to 3") off and the blades on both sides seem sharp (not like pocket knife sharp, but they will cut you if you run your finger along them and press hard), the flails move freely, and I can't see anything wrong.

    Any ideas?
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    Dad had one and after the knives were sharpened too many times the gap was off and it just wouldn’t want to go with any amount if ramming.

    Found this below which explains it better than I can.


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    Two separate issues here. The shredder side is a series of rotating fails and really is not meant to grab all that much if it is self feeding after you get it started you really cant ask for much more than that.

    The stripping issue is another story if I understand you correctly you are getting some chips, a big long piece of bark with wood on it still and having to force it in? In this diagram

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...hdMod=24777638

    part number 15 is the chipper blade it needs to be within a certain tolerance of distance from the bed knife something like .020 thousandths. What happens is alot of these units do not have adjustable bed knives or shimable chipper blades and the gap is so wide they never work from the time they are new. This is typical of (sorry) low end equipment. There is a reason good chippers are 1800.00 and cheap ones are 379.00 okay so enough soap boxing, what can you do about it?

    See if the bed knife or the blade is adjustable to get that gap narrower so the unit functions correctly. For further clarification the bed knife is the point at the bottom of the chipper feed tube where the knife passes at its closest point to cut a "chip"off the branch. As for self feeding these really do not unless you get the perfect two inch green branch that is straight. then it might kind of pull it in. For the most part you have to death grip the branches and ram them in there under constant pressure which rattles the bejeezus out of your hands.
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    Sharp (new) blades do make a big difference.
    I'm guessing the the knife ledger may need to be adjusted. How big are the chips?

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...ml#post3250824

    Read down to my post #1508
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    Mike,

    I think it's time to have a yard sale.
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    You're not trying to pull a Fargo, and run a Polack through the darn thing, are you?
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    Okay, it seems as though the knives should be sharper than I thought. I don't even know if they make blades for this anymore. If not I'll have to sharpen them.

    If I do have to sharpen them, how sharp do I make them? Like...I can make them shave, but I'm guess I shouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    How big are the chips?
    They are more like slivers. But also tiny little chips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    Okay, it seems as though the knives should be sharper than I thought. I don't even know if they make blades for this anymore. If not I'll have to sharpen them.

    If I do have to sharpen them, how sharp do I make them? Like...I can make them shave, but I'm guess I shouldn't.
    Not like a razor but a lot sharper than a new mower blade. I've never sharpened a set.
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    I was reading about some chipper knives last week for a goossen unit...

    The angle of the edge is important on a chipper with Out power feed.

    Apparently it helps it feed ??

    Anyways...iirc 38* was the angle mentioned.

    Blades for all these units are spendy but there is an outfit that sells knives for several brands.

    Search for Machetti chipper....and eventually you will find them..Its the company that bought out Machetti.

    Good luck
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