How to make a manual garden shredder

In our gardens we always have organic waste that we can use as compost or to cover the soil with a layer of organic matter. Much of the waste is bulky and handling it can become a problem. To reduce its volume, we can use gasoline or electric grinders, but this is not our goal, because they consume energy to operate. We offer you build a manual shredder for gardens or small orchards that works on the same principle as the shears: Thanks to the multiplying force of a lever, a large cutting force is concentrated at a certain point.

Materials for making a manual shredder.

  • 1 piece of wood 1 ½ ”x 7” x 14 ”.
  • 1 machete 20 ”long.
  • 4 ¼ ”x 3 ½” galvanized bolts.
  • 19 ¼ ”galvanized sheaves.
  • 4 ¼ ”galvanized nuts.
  • 6 3 ”wood screws.
Dimensions of the manual grinder
Crusher Dimensions

In the video, you have step-by-step instructions for you to build your own manual shredder:

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