For your chipper/shredder blades, a day's work can be brutal. Whether you use your chipper to cut up large logs or light brush, every cut or piece of debris can make a difference in the operation of your machine. Such a vital piece of machinery might seem hard to maintain, but it is actually fairly easy to keep your chipper blade mechanism in tip-top shape.
Regular cleaning goes a long way to keep your shredder blades in working order. After each use, wipe the blades and machine with a clean, dry cloth or brush. You want to make sure everything is cleared out at the end of each use so you don't have any surprises waiting for you at the beginning of your next use. Make sure to keep your chipper protected and dry between uses; moisture can cause the machine to rust and wear more quickly.
Before each use, perform a visual inspection to ensure all parts are in a good working order. Look for loose screws or bolts, and check to make sure that each wood chipper blade is fully secure and moving smoothly. You will also need to check your fluids, just like you would check them in your generator. Refill oil and gas as necessary, and never run the machine on empty.