In order to design a fully-functional homemade version, it helps to have a clear idea about how a standard stump grinder works. A stump grinder head is made from a steel disc that is at least one inch thick. It is preferably made from a kind of flexible carbide for great cutting quality that won’t hack away at the equipment in the process. It runs like a saw blade but includes steel bits clamped to the disc. The teeth of the blade are staggered in order to create multiple strike zones, causing a chewing effect on the stump.
When considering the conversion of existing equipment into a homemade stump grinder, keep in mind that a stump grinder blade is oriented vertically, making some starter machines an inappropriate choice. Also, a sturdy walk- or drive-behind type of machine will provide the greatest comfort and safety for handling the equipment.
Before getting started using any model of stump grinder, make the job easier by using a chain saw to cut the stump as low to the ground a continue reading