Bosch Garden Shredder AXT Rapid 2200 (2200 W, 230 Volt System, Cutting Capacity 40 mm, in Carton Packaging)

(10 customer reviews)


Cut type Laser Cut
Brand Bosch
Colour Green/Black
Special feature Lightweight
Power Source Corded Electric

  • Fitted with 2200 W Bosch PowerDrive motor
  • Patented large capacity hopper for quick and easy feed
  • Practical plunger for increased material throughput
  • 40 mm high precision laser-cut, twin edged blade, reversible for extended life, lightweight with wheels for easy transportation
  • Ships in certified frustration-free packaging, fitted with motor overload/restart protection and 2 years parts and labour guarantee


From the manufacturer

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Razor sharp – for excellent shredder performance

The Bosch AXT 2200 Rapid shredder is a fast and powerful shredder, perfect for green, soft material. Powered by a high speed 2200 watt Bosch ‘Powerdrive’ motor, it enables high material throughput. With its laser-cut precision blade, made from especially hardened steel, it provides excellent cutting performance of green or woody garden debris.

Technical data

  • Wattage: 2200 W
  • Cutting capacity: 4,0 cm Ø
  • Torque: 12 Nm
  • Material throughput: approx. 90 kg/h
  • Weight: 12 kg

Further Information




High cutting capacity

With its uniquely designed motor the AXT 2200 Rapid is lighter and faster than most other shredders available on the market today. With it’s laser-cut precision blades the tool is made for cutting wood-containing waste and lopping and bringing order back to your garden.

Comfortable handling

The fast feed hopper and a tamper allow an easy fill in of the shredder and a fast material throughput of up to 90 kg/h. The low weight of

11,5 kg and the practical wheels permit a effortless moving of the tool, which can be used almost everywhere in the garden.

Easy to use

The AXT 2200 Rapid shredder is extremely easy to assemble. It has wheels for convenience and, weighing only 12kg, it is easy to move. It comes with a large capacity hopper and a full-width practical plunger for increased material throughput.

Additional information

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 1.71 × 1.46 cm
Part Number


Product Dimensions

‎2.97 x 1.71 x 1.46 cm; 12 Kilograms


‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required.

Item model number



‎Green , Black


‎AXT Rapid 2200

Power Source

‎Corded electric


‎230 Volts


‎2200 watts

Item Package Quantity


Number Of Pieces


Blade length

‎40 Millimetres


‎3650 RPM

Special Features


Included Components

‎1 x 600853670

Batteries included?


Batteries Required?


Item Weight

‎12 kg



Date First Available

12 Oct. 2007



10 reviews for Bosch Garden Shredder AXT Rapid 2200 (2200 W, 230 Volt System, Cutting Capacity 40 mm, in Carton Packaging)

  1. DanO

    Powerful unit – works very wellJust tried this out on a few thin branches.Chopped it up very well. Plenty of power.Handles woody and green stuff with ease.I bought the Bosch bag to go with it. It’s no better than the large shopping bags you buy in a supermarket for £1

  2. dreamline

    A proper munch monster!After the old Al-ko shredder that I’d had for 10+ years died, I was in the market for a new one. I rarely purchase on impulse, preferring to to do plenty of research first. This was no different.There were one or two poor reviews for this, and I always read the negatives, as I find the glowing positive reviews are often based on a single use (or even worse, what it looks like without any use!) However, the positives far outweighed the negatives and seemed genuine, so I decided to bite the bullet.This review is based upon 3 years of fairly light use. I’d say it gets a run-out around three or four times a year. I agree it’s a lot of cash for such light use, but the key is, it earns it’s keep when needed. My old Al-ko wasn’t really man enough to tackle branches over 20mm. I’d spend more time clearing blockages from the unit than actually shredding. (My fault for trying to do things too quickly and overloading it)Before I tell you how good the AX25 TC is, I think I should clear a small point up. In the marketing text, it states this will deal with green waste. Now please do not equate “green waste” with “weeds”. Green waste refers to freshly cut branches, not bunches of stinging nettles. This unit will not do a great job on soft waste. Give it the stuff it was designed for and you’ll see what it can do.I reluctantly had to take down a medium sized oak tree and after saving what I could for firewood, I was left with several very large piles of smaller branches. This would have been a mammoth task using my old shredder with a lot of the branches needing to be trimmed. The thicker ones wouldn’t go through and would need to be manually cut into short pieces for disposal/composting. A job such as this would be a very good test for my new acquisition. The first branch I fed in was chewed up in seconds, as was the second. Growing in confidence, I decided to give the AX a real test and selected a particularly bushy off-cut with a base diameter of at least 40mm (sorry, I didn’t measure it) with multiple branches and sub-branches coming off the main stem. I fed it into the maw of the AX and watched in awe as it munched through the complete off-cut without a hiccup. It continued performing at this level and I completed the branch disposal operation in a couple of half-day stints – far quicker than anticipated.Now I’d be lying if I said it has dealt with everything I’ve thrown at it. The odd item has jammed and activated the auto-stop, causing me to use the reverse button, but that’s invariably been down to me attempting to force the shredder to digest a branch union that way exceeded the 40mm max sizeIt was in use again last weekend, dealing with an overgrown leylandii offcuts (true green waste!) with no complaints, which prompted me to write this review. One big plus point is it doesn’t rely on having razor sharp edges to work. Rotary shredders rely on their cutting blades being sharp to work as expected. It is so easy to blunt them (when you fail to completely clean a root for example.) I haven’t noticed any significant degradation in shredding performance since I’ve been using the AX25The only real negative I can find, is it’s weight distribution. You have to be careful when wheeling it over uneven ground as it has a distinct tendency to tip. Mine has some of the external plastic broken when I was unable to save it from crunching into the ground…So, to summarise. If you want to shred weeds, lay them on the grass and run a rotary mower over them. If you need to deal with woody garden waste, The AX25 TC is simply brilliant. It’s powerful, reliable and will reduce a formidable heap of woody waste to a pile of chippings with ease. I wouldn’t be without it.

  3. MedStudent

    A bit frustratingThe 2200 works on a very narrow range of material – think ivy clippings and you’ll have the right idea. It needs to be soft and light, but with just enough ‘twiggy bite’ to enable it to progress through the shredder. Too leafy and it will clog. Too thick/woody and it will screech and burn whilst making painfully slow progress (the 45 mm rating is a joke.- I’d say no more than 10 mm). Too fibrous and it will rip it into strands that then wrap around the spinning blade, causing it to bind. As the operator, apart from having a large supply of ivy, you need ear defenders, tolerant neighbours, and considerable patience to deal with the slow progress and blockages. Ultimately, after 18 months, I brought it out of one of its occasional outings and it wouldn’t start. I was grateful for the excuse to give up and buy an AXT 25 TC – which is almost twice as expensive, but a comparative joy to use (shreds everything, doesn’t block, and relatively quiet).

  4. Amazon Customer

    Fantastic piece of kit..Reduces garden debris into manageable chippings, fantastic piece of kit.

  5. J. Harris

    Is this the best DIY shredderLittle and large the old defunct AXT Rapid 2200 we have had for decades, often loaned out to friends for years. The aluminium cutter block £157 piccy 3 broke. Can get new delivered £194 so a no brainer parting ways. Works by crushing is not ‘impact’Eventually decided on the AXT25 TC as it had benefits over the old AXT2200 in regards storage, capacity and ability to chomp through other materials such as cardboard and plastics.Most of the negative comments are about its dire cutting and todays society, well its common sense to adjust you dont need a manual to tell you to even though it tells you to go figure.2nd piccy is as it comes, though should have took another piccy feeding it back in again after adjusting.3rd piccy shows a pile about 5ft tall x 6ft x 12 ft long bushes and twigs munched down to fill the green bin. Some on the top is dried leaves.In all a very good home shredder that you have to use the bin provided, though is a lot larger than most and only clogs when it needs emptying.Have only been able to feed in up to 31mm dia, it wont feed above that if the twigs curved, the hopper puts pay to that. Around that diameter you will hear the motor change note. I would be weary of it cutting above 40mm unless soft wood.Since the other AXT2200 packed up, first thing we did was feed back in this time to the AXT25TC. Instead of crushed wood as long as 14″ the AXT25TC cut it approx 12mm thick.AXT25TC works by a larger hollow cone shaped ‘cutter’ rubbing up against a similar aluminium but tapered plate, hence why the debris is a certain size and small stuff falls through the cone.This now is the only Bosch item working i possess, all the dozens of others have long packed up including Pro tools.In all very expensive though a good shredder that infringes on more powerfull petrol driven shredders.

  6. HNS

    GreatOnly used this a couple of times but please with its performance

  7. Alex

    Bosch AXT 25 TCDisappointing for the price and brand. Slow delivery in the original packaging. A robust tried and tested design. Stability is an issue due to it being top heavy combined with a narrow wheel base. Surprisingly the supporting arms which enclose the bin are of different heights which accentuates any instability.

  8. Ginnychick

    Not perfect, but highly recommended nevertheless.This is a very hardworking and effective shredder, which steadily munches up large amounts of mixed prunings with Germanic efficiency.It works fast, and pulls in the handful you’ve just fed it, so you can get on with selecting the next stems.Larger stems are cut and crushed into pieces about 2cm. long, and smaller bits finish up reasonably well chopped and crushed, so they’re compacted and will break down when composted.It is indeed very quiet – it can hardly be heard from the length of our garden – and makes quite a companionable, low-pitched chugging noise as it works, unlike our previous shredder, which made high-pitched screaming noises hard on the ears.When in action, I couldn’t ask for a better performance, and although it’s not cheap, I feel sure it will go on working for me for many years. It does have a 3-year guarantee as well.So why only 4 stars?It’s been designed to go under a worktop when not in use. The top comes off and is stored in the collection box, which sits under the mechanism. this is fine for those who want to store it like that, but doesn’t save any floor space and it’s more difficult to manoeuvre in and out with the top off, as the handle which swings the weight over the wheels is part of the top section. I don’t need this modification, the top stays on in my shed.It’s very heavy indeed, and difficult to move around, especially when going down even small steps. If you ease the machine down on the wheels, there comes a point where its weight takes over and it drops hard on to the lower level.The collection box has to be replaced correctly under the machine, as a safety feature, or else it won’t start. Unfortunately the box doesn’t hold very much, and it’s hard to see how much has gone in. The machine deposits shreddings in just one area of the box, so when you see you need to pull it out, you find the box is only about half full. Take care also when pulling it out – it needs a firm jerk, and can give your shins a painful knock. Lastly, it’;s not easy to transfer the shreddings from the box into a bag for temporary storage or transport. The box is rectangular and you need a very large bag or container to shake the contents into. It’s difficult to fit a rubble-sack-sized bag over there end of the box, and not too easy to shake the last pieces in to it. On both our previous shredders, I greatly preferred the option of placing a storage bag or container directly over the exit chute, and then just removing it when full.The instructions are poor, and really I do feel that, when customers are spending this sort of money, Bosch could afford to produce a more attractive and informative booklet, rather than a few pages on very cheap paper, mainly concerned with all the normal common sense precautions for using electrical equipment. My machine started up OK but stopped running after about 10 minutes. Fortunately my mechanically- minded husband worked out for himself, (no help from the handbook) how to re-set the cutting mechanism so that slivers of metal were shaved off, which needs to be done ready for the initial run. Why this could not have been set top in the factory as part of its quality checks, I do not know.Finally, I’ve not yet been able to register the guarantee, as mine appears not to have the identity plate with the individual number of the machine, though I have looked most carefully all over it. I have e-mailed the Bosch helpline but so far, have had no reply.Am I glad I bought it? Definitely. Its a very good machine and I enjoy using it (apart from emptying the box.) I really like its quietness, its speed and power. With a 1/4acre garden with large hedges and many shrubs, it gives me a sustainable way of managing the pruning without too much strain.I think its probably the best available on the domestic non-professional market at the moment, and would certainly recommend it to anyone with a large garden and limited time to look after it.

  9. EK

    On first use the machine did wellIt was a bit fiddly to put together. My old fingers aren’t as good as they used to be.It’s only been used once and it did an impressive job. Look forward to the weather improving to get it out again.Fitted cable is not long so an extension is required to get it close to the bushes.

  10. Ugo Abate

    good toolI bought this to help manage a medium size garden and it’s just great.It does work pretty smoothly and I can process stuff quickly and getting nice mulch in the end.I think that it could/should feature a way to secure a bag to receive the cuttings: I don’t see anything to do that and bags can slip from under the device while working with it.

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