I was at an estate sale yesterday and wound up with an 18" Craftsman "shredder/bagger" that seems to run fine, though its not been fired up for at least 10 yrs or more. (Got quite a number of other goodies as well..but nothing Im having any problems with)
Question #1 Is a shredder supposed to have sharp blades like a chipper or do they simply bash the vegitation to bits and spit it out? IE: Is this beasty supposed to have sharp blades? Or are they simply beaters?
If so, what angle and method is best to sharpen them?
I ran part of a tree limb through it and it didnt want to shred it very well. Some of the smaller branches kinda sorta got shredded and chuffed out, so Ive got the idea of how its supposed to work...chuckle but I cant find a manual for it so dont know "whats too big" and "how to get gnarly branches to go though the blades" and so forth
Any info would be greatly appreciated, on service, lubrication and so forth. Im currently searching for a manual, but am not having a lot of luck.
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