Patriot Products CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Leaf Shredder Review

It’s quite difficult to come across lawn equipment that caters to both homeowners and professionals alike.

And garden care agencies with their top of the line equipment and competitive prices do little to help a customer out with their decisions.

But if you have narrowed your search down to finding a chipper shredder that is both eco-friendly and highly maneuverable, then you’re definitely reading the right review.

If you are not all that new to the garden care scene, then you have most definitely heard about Patriot Products and their range of affordable gardening tools. The CSV-2515 14 Amp Electric Chipper Shredder is the latest addition to their arsenal, and definitely one of a kind.

It has a vast array of fantastic features which we believe will do more than just cater to your gardening needs.

Patriot Chipper Shredder Reviews: What makes the CSV-2515 the smarter choice?

patriot chipper shredder reviewsIs power everything when it comes to picking the ideal chipper shredder? Sure, who wouldn’t like a shredding beast that goes through thick, dense wood like it was paper and makes chips out of them within minutes? But you might be surprised to know that a beefed up shredder is not always required for backyard maintenance.

There are a lot of suburban homes that have small lawns and have nothing but shrubs and bushes surrounding them. To these gardens, a gas-powered shredder is just an overpriced burden.

CSV-2515, on the other hand, is smart, compact, portable and highly affordable for the small garden owner. Its easy to use features are very attractive to professionals and homeowners alike.

Lightweight and portable design

We found the CSV-2515 to be highly mobile and versatile when it came to maneuvering it around a small, overcrowded garden. And it wasn’t all that surprising, as CSV-2515 weighs less than 100 pounds and comes with a set of large wheels that makes transporting it around absolutely effortless.

Its small compact body helps you to store it away when not in use. And if the weather outside is too bad, then you can always choose to use it inside your garage, basement or hothouse with just the flip of a switch. There is no fear of fume poisoning as the chipper is not gas based.

Eco-friendly and easy to use

The CSV-2515 is powerful enough to shred through branches up to 2½-inches in diameter without the output hassle of a gas-powered engine. It is a great eco-friendly alternative and runs solely on 14 amps of electricity. All you need to have is an excellent heavy-duty extension cord of no more than 100 feet with a standard 110-volt outlet, and you’re good to go.

Switching it on is simple with just the flip of a switch, and as it produces no harmful gases, it is ideal for indoor use as well, and comfortable enough for the whole family to give it a try.

Award Winning Certification

It is rare for a chipper shredder to win a prestigious award in the field of gardening tools as only 3% of the products tested are lucky enough to achieve it. But the CSV-2515 has done it 3 times already – it received the National Home Gardening Club Member Tested Seal-of-Approval for two times, and the electric chipper was rated as a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest magazine in the summer of 2009.

What are the shortcomings?

The Patriot Products CSV-2515 failed to impress us when it came to chipping the thicker branches. As we had explained before, its electric build is not as powerful as a gas-powered one, so it works pretty well with small branches and dry leaves. However, if the diameter exceeds 2½-inches, it ultimately gets clogged and stops chipping.

Moreover, Y shaped branches won’t go through the chipper’s funnel-shaped feed tube and have to be cut into straight pieces first.

Pros:

  • Eco-friendly alternative and runs solely on 14 amps of electricity
  • Highly portable as it weighs less than 100 pounds and comes with a set of large wheels
  • Received the National Home Gardening Club Member Tested Seal-of-Approval twice
  • Rated as a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest magazine

Cons:

  • Too many leaves and over thick branches may clog it
  • Y shaped branches won’t fit through the chippers feed tube

Verdict

Though not as powerful as its gas-powered competitors, Patriot Products CSV-2515 is more than enough for a smaller spread surrounded by shrubs. It is more pocket and eco-friendly and comes highly rated by most professionals.

Hope you had a great time reading our chipper shredder review today.

Till next time!

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