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Cobra QS2500 2500W Quiet Electric Garden Shredder Review


Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (from 100 reviews)

The Cobra QS2500 2500W Quiet Electric Garden Shredder is designed to efficiently manage garden waste. Powered by a 2500W motor, this shredder processes garden debris, converting it into compost or chippings suitable for use on borders. With a 40mm branch diameter capacity, it is capable of handling larger garden waste effectively.

The QS2500 features auto-feed and reverse controls, facilitating straightforward operation. Jams can be easily cleared using the reverse function, ensuring an uninterrupted shredding process.

The shredder includes a 50-litre transparent collector, which collects shredded material efficiently, making the process relatively hassle-free. Its quiet drum technology significantly reduces operational noise compared to other systems, while the adjustable anvil position ensures efficient cutting.

Transportation of the shredder is simplified by integrated transport wheels, allowing for easy movement from storage to the work area. Additionally, the Cobra QS2500 comes with a 2-year warranty for domestic use, providing reliability and assurance for garden shredding tasks.

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What users think:

Users thought that the Cobra QS2500 2500W Quiet Electric Garden Shredder is an effective tool for small gardens. While it may not be the fastest shredder available, its performance is satisfactory for light to moderate garden waste. One of the positives noted is its ability to handle tough materials without jamming, aided by its auto-feed function. The solid construction and quiet operation were appreciated, with many users finding it much more convenient than larger, noisier petrol-driven shredders.

However, some users pointed out the need for continual readjustment to maintain the optimal "bite point," although this was not seen as a major issue. The design of the collection box was critiqued for filling up in one spot, leading to clogs and requiring frequent emptying before it is full. Additionally, while the shredded material is relatively coarse, this is typical of drum shredders and not considered a significant drawback. Overall, despite some design flaws, users were generally pleased with their purchase, valuing its effectiveness and convenience.

Direct quotes from owners:

Not the fastest shredder in the world, but effective enough in a small garden. Does need continual readjustment to keep the "bite point" nice and tight, that's not really a problem. Comes with a large receptacle for the shreddings, but you have to empty it long before it is full, otherwise the thing clogs. None of this should put you off getting one, it's a good thing and I'm pleased with my purchase.


It’s a chopper rather than shredder, also poor design collection box fills in one spot so clogs up fast.


Works really well, even for tough material, and never jams. Auto feeds material with great ease. Very solidly built. Shreddings are relatively coarse but that is normal for a drum shredder. MUCH quieter and more convenient than my very large petrol driven bladed shredder.

Price: £204.95

(at time of writing)

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