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 Post subject: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:31 pm 
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I just got a new powermatic shredder on loan from my buddy don, another tobacco grower.
It is the answer. Best shred I have ever seen and easy too!! Look no further it is the ticket .

Dr.Bob


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:54 pm 
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drbob wrote:
I just got a new powermatic shredder on loan from my buddy don, another tobacco grower.
It is the answer. Best shred I have ever seen and easy too!! Look no further it is the ticket .

Dr.Bob


I just got one this week too. Awesome machine. Fast and easy.


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:41 am 
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Yes the new powermatic is the best I have ever seen. I have tried just about everything out there. Cuthoff works good but a pain in the butt with all the bricking, Teck-1 works good but it is painfully slow. I have a modified paper shredder and it works pretty good, but the shred isnt the best. I have tried a salad shooter, what a waste of time, but it makes good hashbrowns. Hand cutting with a knife, oh well. Crunching dry tobacco by hand, no good too much powder. A food processor, instant dust!! Paper cutter, yes it did good but slow. Meat slicer, actually not too bad but slow. Noodle maker, worked good for 10 minutes.

The powermatic is the answer. Nice shag cut and fast too! I shredded 3# in no time...Less than 1/2 hour. gobbled up leaves like a hungry cow eatin fresh alfalfa. No brickin, no dickin, feed it leaves and it keeps on tickin. It makes shredding fun.

Dr.Bob


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:55 am 
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I own one also, Grow your own finally has an answer for how to shred. It does a great job even on pencil size mid rib. My entire crop this year is almost ready to shred. It took 3 weeks to shred 20 lbs of tobacco last year with a paste maker and I had to buy two of them because they break. I expect it to take less than a week to shred approx 25 lbs this year with the powermatic.


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:30 am 
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As dan says small stems are not a problem with a powermatic shredder. The machine is near perfection.


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Doc,
I'm holding off on the purchase of one to see what the "DTF"china :shock: is on this.My old handcrank is still performing great.


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Holding off is understandible. The price may drop a lot. It is a well built machine but I believe that it can be trouble if mis treated.
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Doc,

DTF = "disigned to fail" in case you were wonderin what the heck.

This shredder must need an almost perfect low case and beginners could easily gum the crap out of it i'm thinkin.

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:12 pm 
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DTF thats a new one on me. It is pretty well built. I think that just plain carelessness can jam it up.


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:54 am 
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taxedenough wrote:
Doc,

DTF = "disigned to fail" in case you were wonderin what the heck.

This shredder must need an almost perfect low case and beginners could easily gum the crap out of it i'm thinkin.

Mark

Not true for this machine. It handles a wide range of case with no problems.


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 Post subject: Re: powermatic shredder
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:23 am 
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if my powermatic broke i'd order another one the very next day.

ive run many pounds thru it with no issues,


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