If you're thinking of investing in a new garden shredder, you want to be confident you're buying from a brand that won't let you down. Our expert guide is here to help.
We know from our years of expert testing that you don't always get what you pay for when it comes to garden shredders. We've found a Best Buy garden shredder for less than £200, but other models over £350 have failed to make the grade.
Based on feedback from thousands of Which? members, we've rounded up the most reliable garden shredder brands around. Our survey covers popular brands including Bosch, Black and Decker, Flymo and Ryobi.
Average test score
|Ease of use||Customer score||Verdict|
|72%||This is a popular brand for garden shredders, and has been highly rated by its customers in our survey, achieving an overall score of 72%. We've awarded Best Buys to three of its shredders which we've tested. The models that didn't make the cut still performed well, but had one or two niggles that held them back. Head to our to get the full lowdown on the models we've tested and find the best one for you.|
|60%||Over the years we have tested several of this brand's garden shredders and they all scored 67% or above, with one achieving our coveted Best Buy status. Our tests have found that these shredders tend to be effective at shredding prunings, but can sometimes be tricky to use, and customers only awarded this brand two stars out of five for ease of use. If you want a tried and tested garden shredder, though, head to our .|
|45%||This brand came bottom of our customer survey, scoring a fairly disappointing 45%. While the company is a big player in the garden tools market in general, it currently only has one, cheap shredder on offer. It's not a Best Buy, but it's worth considering if you're on a budget and have lots of woody material to shred. Read our full to see how it compares to other models on test.|
Know which garden shredder brand you want? Use the links to go straight to our reviews and find your ideal model:
Garden shredders don't come cheap, so you don't want to waste your money on one that's frustratingly loud, constantly blocking and can't handle your garden prunings. We put all of the models we review through their paces at the Which? lab so we can help you take the guesswork out of choosing.