Dirty Pro Tools 2500W Garden Shredder

Dirty Pro Tools – 2500 Garden Shredder

To give it’s full name, the “Dirty Pro Tools™ Garden Shredder 40mm Cutting Width Electric 2500W 4050 RPM Blade” is the latest impact garden shredder offering from Dirty Pro Tools

There is a lot of information packed into that description.  In this review we will look to see if this machine lives up to its billing.

Dirty Pro Tools™ Garden Shredder 40mm Cutting Width Electric 2500 W 4050 RPM Blade

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In this review we are going to take a look at:

  • Features
  • What’s good
  • What’s bad
  • Dirty Pro Tools – The Company
  • Conclusions

If you don’t have time to read the full review we think the Dirty Pro Tools 2500W is a competent rotary/impact shredder. It doesn’t rival the best impact shredders available but is a good all round performer.

The Dirty Pro is an impact shredder that is styled more like a quiet shredder. It has a 50L, integrated collection bin but, unlike most quiet shredders, you can remove the bin and shred to the ground or into a bag. It certainly makes the shredder more versatile. Just don’t let the styling convince you you are buying a quiet machine

Dirty Pro Tools™ Garden Shredder 40mm Cutting Width Electric 2500 W 4050 RPM Blade

Here’s what you get in brief:

Large wheels for ease of manoeuvrability,6 meter power cable

Large 50 Litre integrated collection box, Easy view of bin when full

2500 watt motor turning out 4050 RPM, With the safety cut out switch

Will shred up to 40mm thick branches

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Technical Details

 FeatureValueComment
1ThroughputNot StatedOne regular comment is that this shredder works a bit slowly
2Motor2500
3Shredding MechanismRotary - impact cutSteel blades. Spare set provided with the shredder
4Max diameter that can be cut40mm
5Collection box capacity50LWhile this shredder is sold as an 'integrated' machine, it can be used without the collection box in place
6Cable length6mThis is very good for this class of shredder. You will still need a heavy duty, outdoor extension lead so you can easily move the shredder to where you want to do the shredding.
7Other features4,050rpm cutting
Leads to operating noise in the 111dB to 106dB
Faster rotation increases the shredding ability. It also leads to much more noise. At 111dB this is one of the noisiest garden shredders we have ever reviewed
8Weight15kg
9Guarantee/WarrantyNot stated. Uk Statutory requirement is 12 months30 day returns policy. Needs items to be returned in original packaging and as bought condition. We are not sure this will ever be achievable

What’s Good, What’s not

The Good

There is nothing particularly bad about this shredder. It shreds woody waste well.

The quiet shredder styling makes for a compact machine. Combined with light weight, large wheels, and the compact design – the Dirty Pro is easily moved and positioned.

Controls are very simple and easy to use.

Dirty Pro Tools™ Garden Shredder 40mm Cutting Width Electric 2500 W 4050 RPM Blade

This is the only shredder that we know of that ships with a spare set of blades. All rotary/impact shredders are going to cause the blades to deteriorate over time. It’s good to get spare blades so you can always have a sharpened set to hand.

At this price point it provides a decent combination of performance and economy.

The not so good

Despite the power and high rotational speed, we doubt whether shredding up to the claimed 40mm diameter is readily achievable. Users also comment on a low shredding capacity.

More surprisingly for a rotary machine, users also say it doesn’t deal with soft, green twiggy waste as well as we would expect. After all, many of us would turn to a rotary shredder to deal with just this sort of brush waste.

The outlet is prone to blocking and jamming when shredding softer, green materials. There is a safety plate across the outlet opening to stop foolish people sticking their hands up and possibly reaching the blades. Some users report removing this plate stops the blockage problem. We would never support the removal of safety devices to improve the operation of a shredder.

Like many other shredders in this class, the Dirty Pro Tools 2500 is a noisy machine. Rated at 111dB this is a seriously noisy machine. You absolutely will need to use good hearing protection when using this machine.

Warranty terms are not clear. We assume you will only have your statutory rights. Dirty Pro do offer a 30 day returns policy but ask for the shredder to be return in it’s original packaging and in an ‘as bought’ condition. For many of us that might be a difficult ask.

About Dirty Pro Tools

Dirty Pro Tools is a UK Company based in Derby. Started in 1984, it sells a remarkable range of items from garden tools, motor mechanics tools, fitness machinery, and on to gun cases and cabinets. The tools and machinery they supply are of good quality.

You can buy direct from Dirty Pro Tools too.

Dirty Pro Tools do not manufacture themselves. All of the equipment they sell seems to be bought in and Dirty Pro branded. There is nothing at all wrong with this approach – it is very common in the garden tools supply area. It does mean that sometimes you can find the same or an equivalent machine available from another supplier.

Conclusion

The “Dirty Pro Tools™ Garden Shredder 40mm Cutting Width Electric 2500W 4050 RPM Blade” – that name will never run of the tongue – is an impact shredder that looks like a quiet shredder. It shreds woody waste up to 25mm well. Getting up to 40mm might be a bit of a stretch.

Overall it performs well enough at the price point. It is certainly worth a look – particularly if you can find it on offer.

Other Impact Shredders to Consider

The impact garden shredder market is the most crowded. There are many, very good machines to choose from. For now, our choice for best impact garden shredder remains the Bosch AXT 2200 Rapid.

Here are a few more options you might like to consider.

Powerful Electric Garden Shredder, 2500 Watt Powered Motor, 40 mm Cutting Diameter, Interchangeable Steel Blades, Quick Assembly Electric Garden Chipper , Biotreturer, Wood Chipper-PWS02A
The Handy THISWB Electric Garden Shredder with 40L Collection Box for Woody Prunings and Soft Cuttings 2500W - 2 Year Warranty
Einhell Electric Shredder GC-KS 2540 (2 Reversible Blades Made of Special Steel, Large Funnel Opening, Motor Circuit Breaker, Shredder Debris Bag, Transport Handle, Prodder)
Mac Allister Garden shredder/Chipper
Powerful Electric Garden Shredder, 2500 Watt Powered Motor, 40 mm Cutting Diameter, Interchangeable Steel Blades, Quick Assembly Electric Garden Chipper , Biotreturer, Wood Chipper-PWS02A
The Handy THISWB Electric Garden Shredder with 40L Collection Box for Woody Prunings and Soft Cuttings 2500W - 2 Year Warranty
Einhell Electric Shredder GC-KS 2540 (2 Reversible Blades Made of Special Steel, Large Funnel Opening, Motor Circuit Breaker, Shredder Debris Bag, Transport Handle, Prodder)
Mac Allister Garden shredder/Chipper
£139.99
£149.95
£75.41
£200.00
Powerful Electric Garden Shredder, 2500 Watt Powered Motor, 40 mm Cutting Diameter, Interchangeable Steel Blades, Quick Assembly Electric Garden Chipper , Biotreturer, Wood Chipper-PWS02A
Powerful Electric Garden Shredder, 2500 Watt Powered Motor, 40 mm Cutting Diameter, Interchangeable Steel Blades, Quick Assembly Electric Garden Chipper , Biotreturer, Wood Chipper-PWS02A
£139.99
The Handy THISWB Electric Garden Shredder with 40L Collection Box for Woody Prunings and Soft Cuttings 2500W - 2 Year Warranty
The Handy THISWB Electric Garden Shredder with 40L Collection Box for Woody Prunings and Soft Cuttings 2500W - 2 Year Warranty
£149.95
Einhell Electric Shredder GC-KS 2540 (2 Reversible Blades Made of Special Steel, Large Funnel Opening, Motor Circuit Breaker, Shredder Debris Bag, Transport Handle, Prodder)
Einhell Electric Shredder GC-KS 2540 (2 Reversible Blades Made of Special Steel, Large Funnel Opening, Motor Circuit Breaker, Shredder Debris Bag, Transport Handle, Prodder)
£75.41
Mac Allister Garden shredder/Chipper
Mac Allister Garden shredder/Chipper
£200.00

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