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 Post subject: Best cheap shredder?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:38 pm 
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I don't have a shredder so I am thinking what is the best thing to get?

I think my options would be some kind of food blender, or a pasta shredder, a paper shredder also crossed my mind.

I just wonder what people recommended a cheap shredder and what are the pros and cons of each?


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:41 pm 
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I just realised I also have my own electric drill which I presume could be used with some sort of attachment
to make some sort of shredder?


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:44 pm 
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On a pasta shredder, the hand crank is removable.. Attaching a drill to this would work. I hand cranked 4 lbs and my hand got tired.


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Cheap shredder choice 1....kitchen scissors....pros...already own a good pair so no cost, hand powered, easy to use, no electricity or batteries needed, simple design and easy to adjust cut width.
cons...slowwwwwwwwwwwwww. Good thing I have plenty of time on my hands!
It really depends on how much you plan on shredding. I go through about 5 pounds of pipe tobacco a year so it is not a big deal to cut it up by hand. It adds to the homegrown experience to me. I simply take afew leaves and roll them up like a cigar and cut the ends off to the size I want.


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
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1/4'' hardware cloth mounted on a wood frame that fits on top of large storge box. Let tobacco dry no need to remove stem. I have a storge room full of stuff so far this is the cheapist easyist and fastest by far.I use a power matic 2 and stuff 300 hunderd cigs. at a time with few problems. I stil want a fine shred and Im stil looking but when I need a few lbs. it works.


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:25 am 
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Here is the pasta maker I use.

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I used a dremel to score the cutting wheels so it would grab the leaf. I have found if the leaf is in high case ( to moist) it clogs the rakers. I have to take it apart and clean them. I also run the shred thru twice for a finer cut.I remove the midrib for easier shredding. The cutter is an imperia sp150.


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:45 am 
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yeah, Lakota that's pretty much the same set-up that I use. Time consuming, but great results.

I like that I can blend - mix different strains/leaf as I shred.
I use the 'angel hair' attachment first, get long thin strands.
Second pass with any courser attachment will give perfect shred for rolling.


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
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Ive had good results with a sliceing blade on the food processor Roll leaves in case to look like a big cigar wet the end of the roll and press litely overnite. Dry well, I put mine on top of the wood heater a couple days Feed it in with fingers as far as you can :shock: .


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 Post subject: Re: Best cheap shredder?
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Found an old fashioned Salad-Shooter at a yard sale and gave it a try. Worked reasonably well for loose leaf, not sturdy enough for block however and a pain to clean. I still find a pressed block and a sharp knife the most effective method for a cigarette medium-fine cut.


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