We recently purchased a used chipper/shredder to chop up leaves in our backyard. The shredded leaves will be used in our compost as the carbon source. We waffled on getting this tool given the expense, use of fuel, etc. but in the end decided to buy a used one in hopes that it helps us work smarter not harder. It’s a 8 HP Craftsman chipper/shredder and it’s very loud!