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DuroStar ES1600 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
3/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (4)
Quiet (3)
Price (2)
Easy To Store (2)
High Quality (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Dont Ever Buy An Electri... (1)
Heavy (1)
Low Quality (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Terry
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/22/13
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
73 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Little Chipper
Does a good job as long as all brush and trimmings are dry. Tends to bind up if brush is still green.
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Wayne
Bridgewater, MA
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
I have had it for two full years and it had exceeded my expectations. I use it only for limbs of trees, and it does a great job.

I have 4 acres of wooded land so have used it a lot.
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Paul S.
Santa Fe, NM
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/10/13
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Chute Modification
The black plastic discharge chute is attached to a flange which is tack welded on the inside of the main chute. Debris catches between the main chute and the flange and plugs up the discharge chute. I was able to correct this by siliconing the space between the flange and the main chute. It is important to smooth the silicon so there are no ridges. The chipper now works great.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable
Paul Recommends This DuroStar Product
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Roger G.
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not Sorry
Read many reviews and was hesitant, took 15 min to assemble, no issues. Unit is very quiet, no jams as yet but took time and did not stuff. Cuts quality size mulch, leaves straw and sticks. Very happy with results. Must be careful with size of sticks though. Do not allow to feed it's self on 3/4 to inch. Hang on and do them in stages. Very satisfied (so far). Also quick delivery!
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Roger Recommends This DuroStar Product
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Dee
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Dont Ever Buy An Electric Chipper Shredder
Couldn't get the wheels on, heavy, noisy, doesn't chip it slices and even small branches get stuck and you have to spend 2-3 minutes resetting. Blade gets dull fast, it is a piece of crap and I can't return it because I got it over the internet. Very big waste of money.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Difficult To Use, Dont Ever Buy An Electric Chipper Shredder I Slices Doesnt Chip
Dee Does Not Recommend This Product
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Gene Raoul
Weymouth, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/20/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Efficient Model
Flaw in the design of the drop chute. The material exiting the chute does not exit vertically because the chute is bent at an angle. Therefore the exiting material jams constantly. The motor trips and the chute has to be cleared. It is time consuming and unproductive.
Gene Does Not Recommend This Product
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Jack Lavender
Berwyn, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/16/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Bad For The Price, But Gets Backed Up
I had a bit of trouble attaching the wheels. The unit arrived with the wheel covers snapped on so it was unclear how to put them on. Once I popped them off, it was pretty easy.

I was going to use it primarily for leaves and other garden material. I discovered quickly what others meant by it clogging up quickly. If you keep an eye out and make sure that material is coming out of the bottom, it's possible to avoid clogs (mostly). It was particularly problematic on leaves and stalks that... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
Cons: Difficult To Use
Jack Does Not Recommend This Product
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Pen
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Household Chipper
Bought it in July of 2013, and I've had it for 1.5 years. It's a solid, good backyard gardener chipper. I use it several times a week to shred leaves and household compost.

It took a little while to figure out how to keep it from clogging (not too dry, too wet, too big, too powdery, etc). It is important to mix the right blend, but now I really like it.
Pen Recommends This DuroStar Product
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Keith L.
El Cajone, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/11/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Need A Lot Of Redesign On The Hopper
Had a pile of Magnolia leaves which I wanted to make mulch from. Asked for help/suggestions from Chippers Direct salesman on the best Electric model .He said the durostar was the best they had!!

The durostar has a really bad design on the hopper . Can't get more then a small handful of leaves in then you must push them into the barrel one at a time.
if you have anything larger then a coffee can worth of material ,don't even think this is worth your $$$.
Keith Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Keith,
Hello

We are sorry to hear the hopper design did not meet your needs. My suggestion would be to contact the manufacturer, in this case Durostar, and let then know your displeasure with the design.

Thank You
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Harold E.
Kansas City, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/18/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
I did some chipping, chopping and leaves and used them as mulch for my garden.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, High Quality, Easy To Store
Harold Recommends This DuroStar Product
Harold Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"UPS tracking could be improved. My chipper set in local area for 4 days and the status was not updated until after it was delivered."
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Wayne
Bridgewater, MA
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
I have had it for two full years and it had exceeded my expectations. I use it only for limbs of trees, and it does a great job.

I have 4 acres of wooded land so have used it a lot.
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