Bosch AXT 25C Quiet Shredder UK Review 

By  Enda

The Bosch AXT 25 TC Quiet Shredder has a unique "Turbine Cutting System," That can easily shred material quickly, from basic green  waste, all the way through to hard wood, whilst avoiding blockages. It behaves exactly the way, you want a high quality shredder to work.

Below we have done a very short summary for those of you who are in a hurry, and simply want the basics. In addition, underneath that brief summary, is a much more detailed review of this Bosch Quiet shredder.

Summary Review

  • Has a normal RRP of £459.99, but the good news is, that you can usually find this a lot cheaper on various online stores
  • It can handle up to 45 mm branch thicknesses, which is larger than most can handle
  • It is designed for heavy work loads. Many of its competitors have smaller motors and a less effective grinding system
  • As the name would suggest, this is quiet when being used, unlike the very noisy blade shredders
  • It also has an automatic feed

Quiet Garden Shredder

Around £390-425

Main Review

From the summary review above, you can see that this model will be suitable for most gardens up and down the UK. It is certainly one that would be required for medium to larger sized gardens.

With all of that said this Rapid 2000 gets a rating of 86% buyer satisfaction. So clearly it is a highly effective machine. Let's see what the real life buyers had to say about this shredder. Before we do that have a quick look at the video below.

Short 2-Minute Video Review

This video from a buyer gives you a good idea of what you are getting. You can see the turbine system, controls and all the other important features.

You will notice from the video, that this garden shredder can deal with the thicker branches, and does make short work of them.


There are a couple of hundred reviews available for this product. Rather than you have to read through all of those, we have summarised the key findings for the buyer's reviews. These are shown below with both the pros and the cons.

What the Buyers Liked

  • This shredder did not block up during the feeding process, and that is VERY important
  • Many buyers were extremely pleased by the overall performance of this machine
  • Buyers said that that the shredder was efficient and fast
  • Most buyers agreed that this was well made, durable and was easy to use and clean
  • You get great customer service from Bosch
  • Deals with the thick stuff very well, though can be sticky if the material is wet

What the Buyers Didn't Like

  • A few buyers thought it was just too expensive
  • 2 buyers received the product and it had been damaged in transit
  • A few buyers said that it did not work well with really fresh green material

As you can see the majority of buyers said they had made a good buy. This does handle most garden waste really well. There were some buyers who said that with the green stuff like leaves, this one did struggle a bit. That was more of a problem if the greens were wet.

It is worth pointing out though, that every shredder ever made, will struggle with finer grass and leaves. That is just the way that it is.

Another point worth mentioning, is that as this gets through garden waste quickly, the box does need to be emptied regularly.

Our Summary & Verdict


Hopefully we have provided you with more than enough information, to be able to make your own mind up. We will also offer our own opinion here, based on what we know.

Quiet shredders are expensive because they are very well engineered. The Bosch AXT 25 TC Quiet Shredder Machine does a really good job, and is especially good on the thicker branches.

It is light and portable and that makes carrying it or transporting it very easy. If this is not the one for you, then check out what other shredders are available.

If kept clean, and if the blades are kept sharp, then it will last for a long time. The better condition you can keep the blades in, the longer life you will get out of this machine. It can deal with most garden waste but soil and stones should be completely avoided.

Safety Advice

I would strongly suggest that you always wear heavy duty gardening gloves, ear protectors, and safety glasses or goggles. Those two inexpensive pieces will simply keep your hands and eyes safe and sound. With any power tool I always recommend an RCD. If you are using an extension lead to plug your shredder into, then I also recommend using the RCD with that as well.That gives you the best protection should anything electrical go wrong.

We hope you found this review useful. If this is not the shredder for you, then click here to see the full list of garden shredders. There are many to choose from, and hopefully one to suit your needs.


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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