Updated 27 Sep 2013

Worx

WG401E

Snapshot: The Worx WG401E garden shredder uses a roller-cutting system. How well does it shred branches?

WG401E
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$499

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Test results

Overall score
75
Dry branch
?/10
Fresh branch
?/10
Leafy material
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at shredding dry branches.
  • Excellent at shredding fresh branches.
  • OK to use.
  • Has "reverse" function.

But

  • Just OK at shredding leafy material.
  • Heavy.
  • Noisy.

How we test

We tested the shredders on freshly-cut branches (up to 2cm diameter), dry or semi-dry branches (2-4cm diameter) and leafy green cuttings. We also assessed ease of feeding, tendency to block, access to the blade or roller, and manoeuvrability.

Overall score:

  • Dry branch shredding (28%)
  • Fresh branch shredding (28%)
  • Leafy material shredding (14%)
  • Ease of use (30%)

Key data

Model

Price guide
$499

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
82
Weight (kg)
28
H x W x D (cm)
92 x 45 x 52
Cutting system
Roller
Maximum branch diameter (cm)
4.0

Features

Reverse function
Collection bag
×
Plunger
×