A stand alone leaf mulcher is one of the best yard management tools you can own if you have a moderate sized yard with a few trees. Leaf mulchers process common yard wastes like fallen leaves, twigs and leaf clippings and turn them into useful and nutritious mulch that you can put back into your yard. It also significantly reduces the volume of your yard wastes from several bags to just 1 or 2.
There are several types of leaf mulchers. There are electric powered ones and gas powered ones. There are light duty mulchers that you can easily transport, and then there are huge machines that can handle even thick tree branches. From leaf mulcher reviews, you’ll see how durable and how efficient these machines are in real world applications.
To help you in making a choice, here are some electric leaf mulcher reviews of the top leaf mulcher brands. From lightweight to heavy duty mulchers, you’ll find one that will suit your budget and other considerations.
Flowtron LE 900 Electric Leaf Mulcher / Shredder
This light weight machine has received a lot of raves from those who have tried it. We love that it’s easy to set up and simple to use. You can grab handfuls of leaves and grass clippings and just feed it to the machine. You can set it up to simply shred leaves to reduce the volume of yards wastes, or you can set it to mulch. There are settings that allow you to easily adjust the size of the shredded material from fine to coarse. You can place a bag underneath it or set in on top of a trash bin. If you have a few tress in your yard, this is a great product.
Reviews of this product also advices the use of eye, nose and ear protection to protect against the dust and the noise. If you have a fairly large yard, you will probably need a power extension cord. The product has limitations, too, in terms of what it can do. Yard wastes that are too tough for the string trimmer to cut should not be thrown in. This may include twigs, pine cones and branches.
Worx WG430 Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder
This machine is so easy to assemble, you won’t need a manual to put it together. It’s smart design allows you to easily change line and clean it after each use. It’s stable and can also be set up atop your trash bin. It’s pretty efficient; you can load leaves into it and it just appears to eat them all up. Creates a nice mulch.
But just like the Flowtron, it can create a considerable amount of dust and noise. Use appropriate protective gear when operating this device. Line life is also an issue with many users who complain that the strings wear out easily. FInally, it’s equipped only to handle leaves and grass clippings. Avoid throwing in twigs and pine cones.
Patriot CSV-2515 Electric Wood Chipper/ Leaf Shredder
For those who are looking for a heavy duty mulcher that can handle more than just leaves and grass, this could be the machine for you. It’s easy to assemble out of the box. It can mulch leaves, twigs and even branches as long as they are fed at the right pace. Wet yard wastes can clog the machine so make sure. Unclogging the machine is easy compared to other leaf mulchers, not that it stalls often.