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Flowtron LE-800 Leaf-Eater Electric Leaf Shredder

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  • Electric leaf shredder and mulcher
  • 21-inch hopper; reduces 8 bags of leaves to 1 bag; 30 to 1 mulch reduction
  • Steel and rugged high-density polyethylene; some assembly required
  • 36 heavy-duty cutting lines and legs included
  • 16 pounds; limited 1-year warranty
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  • Shipping Weight: 16 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: USA
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  • ASIN: B00006XMTL
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  • Item model number: LE-800
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,570 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

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The Flowtron LE-800 Leaf-Eater Mulcher/Shredder quickly recycles yard and garden waste into nutrient-rich mulch that's ready to be disposed of or reprocessed into compost. Powered by regular household current and featuring special positions for fine, medium, and coarse mulch, this handy tool reduces eight bags of leaves to just one bag, saving money on expensive trash bags and trash pickup.



An easy-to-read, sliding control lever lets you pick the right setting for each task. View larger.

The Leaf-Eater quickly and easily reduces wet or dry yard waste into nutrient-rich mulch that you can use. View larger.
Just Shred and Spread For a Beautiful Yard
Transform your yard into a showplace, without all the sweat and strain. With the help of its extra-large, 21-inch-diameter funnel, the Leaf-Eater effortlessly reduces wet or dry yard waste--including leaves and grass clippings--into nutrient-rich mulch or compost that you can reuse right in your flowerbeds or vegetable garden. With this efficient tool, creating a great yard is as simple as shredding and spreading!

Two-Step Process Shreds and Mulches
This system utilizes a two-step process that shreds and then mulches for fast cleanup and maximum waste reduction. Just feed double handfuls of material into the hopper and watch the Leaf-Eater do all the work.

Patented Design and Powerful Motor Shred Leaves Fast
Thanks to its patented design, double heavy-duty cutting lines, and powerful universal motor with circuit breaker and reset button for overload protection, the Leaf-Shredder shreds wet or dry leaves, grass clippings, pine needles, and even paper as fast as you can load them.

Range of Shredding Adjustments for Flexibility
This flexible shredder offers the convenience of a range of shredding adjustments from coarse to fine--up to 30:1 particle size-reduction. It also includes a sliding control lever that’s easy to read, so you can choose the right setting for the job.

Lightweight Design for Easy Portability
Lightweight at just 16 pounds, the Leaf-Eater features a rugged, high-density polyethylene funnel and housing, as well as steel legs for long life and easy maintenance. Its lightweight design also means you can mount it atop a trash container that has a leaf bag inside for quick and convenient disposal.

Quick and Easy Assembly Right Out of the Box
Out of the box, the Leaf-Eater is a snap to put together in minutes; you'll only need a 3/8-inch nut driver and Phillips-head screwdriver. Maintenance is equally effortless thanks to the removable motor intake filter--just remove and clean periodically.

Dimensions and Warranty Information
The LE-800 Leaf-Eater comes with 36 heavy-duty cutting lines, legs, and a limited one-year warranty.

About Flowtron
Family-owned since its start in 1920, Armatron International began operations as a manufacturer of automobile radios. After more than 50 years in that field, Armatron became recognized through its Flowtron division as a worldwide leader in outdoor products. Today, Flowtron designs, develops, manufactures, and sells a select line of lawn and garden products that are distributed to major retailers in the US and Canada, as well as to foreign markets all over the world. The company is proud that all of its products are made in the US: in Malden, Massachusetts, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

What's in the Box
One funnel, one upper hopper, one lower housing assembly, three legs, 36 cutting lines, one hardware package, and owner’s manual.

From the Manufacturer

Flowtron Leaf-Eater Electric Leaf Shredder #LE-800

Customer Reviews

This product is simple to use and does a very good job.
William P. Wattles
The black hopper attachment is a flimsy piece of plastic, Guess where this was made!
Barbara Young
I use the shredded leaves as mulch and this is perfect for that.
Joan C. Epler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

191 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Steven Weinrich on September 1, 2006
The unit was easy to assemble. It is a bit on the noisy side, as other reviewers have mentioned. Also, it is sometimes hard to get stable on a slightly slanted yard. If you are serious about doing leaf shredding, then you'll want to set the machine on top of a tarp and move it around the tarp as the piles of shredded leaves mound up under the machine.

The biggest downfall is how fragile it is: This is a leaf shredder only. It cannot handle even the smallest twig or branch without jamming or breaking the shredding devices inside. This was a big problem for me since its very difficult to 'screen' out every little branch before loading rake-fulls of leaves into the hopper. I got tired of having to constantly shut it down, unclog it due to some unshredded twig, restarting it, and then re-loading all the unshredded leaves, trying to screen out any twigs on the way.

Because of this I have since stopped using it.
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99 of 102 people found the following review helpful By C. Jenkins on January 9, 2007
This is an excellent value. Good basic item for fall cleanup chores. As others have mentioned, it is a string trimmer mounted upside down in a funnel. Replacement strings are easy to replace. Small bits of brush and twigs are handled well. It is, however, meant to reduce the volume of leaves, not brush. It will do slightly wet leaves, but care must be taken not to feed them in too fast, or the machine can overload. Used with a bit of common sense, it is a great yard cleanup aid.
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104 of 108 people found the following review helpful By David Rupe on November 24, 2007
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At first i wasn't all that thrilled with how well this thing worked. I started brainstorming on ways i could improve this thing and i finally got it!

I went to home depot and bought the Echo Rapid-Loader replacement string trimmer cutting head(Universal Fit).

Remove the original cutter head from the Flowtron. Place the large spacer that comes with the Echo cutter head in the Flowtron.

Place the small spacer inside the Echo cutting head and then place the Echo cutting head on top of the large spacer you just put into the Flowtron.

Use One of the universal(1 of 4) placed on the opposite side of the small spacer and the hex screw to tighten down the Echo cutting head.

I used the .095 trimmer string and it didnt last too long but BOY DID THIS THING EAT LEAVES WITH AN APPETITE FOR MORE.

Im going to load it up with .105 and .155 trimming string which should work even better and last longer than the .095 trimming string.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By B. Schulze on November 9, 2007
Got my LE-900F yesterday from Amazon.com. I thought that the assembly was pretty easy. Heck, there were only a few parts to put together. The manual wasn't really needed for assembly. I did use the book but I could have easily put it together with out it. Reading other posts did help some before putting it to use. After assembly the first thing I did was tighten the plastic covered lock nut. Read a few posts that mentioned the nut flying off during use. This afternoon I shredded 21, 30 gallon bags of assorted leaves (oak, maple, pecan, etc.). I fed the thing with two handfuls each time, just like some of the posts recommended. I removed several sticks and a few did pass through. The breaker never popped and the original strings were used for the whole 21 bag operation. The ends of the chords were slightly frayed. Tomorrow I have about 25 more bags to shred and will start off with the original strings. I am using the shredded leaves as organic material for my garden soil. I have raised beds and just set the machine in the center of the garden. I cut the top off the shipping box and used it to collect the shredded leaves. Each time the box filled up I would shut off the motor and dump the contents into the beds. I dumped the bags into a large metal trash can which was right next to the machine. I sat in my lawn chair while feeding the machine. I used the dry leaves medium setting during the whole operation.
After putting a two-inch layer on top of the beds I tilled the shredded leaves into the soil. Tomorrow I'll be doing the same thing with about 25 more bags to shred.

This is the first shredder that I have ever used so I can't compare it to any other machines. Before I used to put leaves in a large plastic trash can and chop them up with a weed eater.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By William P. Wattles on October 3, 2007
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I gave a lot of thought to this purchase and read many helpful reviews. I determined in advance that it would only work for leaves. I am quite satisified. It allows me to make good mulch from leaves so that I have the moisture-conserving, soil-improvement of mulch without having to buy anything. I had used my lawnmower to chop up leaves but it fouls it up badly. This product is simple to use and does a very good job. A few little sticks by mistake don't do a lot of harm though they shorten the life of the strings that do the cutting. The item is light and easy to store away.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Joe on April 8, 2007
Just used it for the first time and it is great. Fairly easy to assemble and use - straightforward. I placed it on top of a barrel and started feeding it leaves. It quickly and efficiently went through piles. I'm sure there are better products out there, but for the money it did exactly what I wanted. I'm looking forward to next weekend already to clear up more leaves. BTW, unlike other reviewers, I had no problem with slightly wet leaves and small (very, very small) brush.
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