The Best Stump Grinders to Use

A stump grinder is a power tool that will help you remove stumps from your lawn or garden. When a tree is cut down it usually several inches of the trunk will remain in the yard. This can pose a safety hazard and can be unsightly. A stump grinder will eliminate the stump from your yard by cutting it out of the landscape.

DR Stump Grinder

The DR stump grinder features carbide teeth blades, which help grind the stumps smoothly and accurately. Carbide is often used in the mining industry to cut through rock. It has a durable body but is light and portable so that it is easy to maneuver. The grinder has large wheels so that it can roll easier over rough yards. It has hand brakes that are located at the handlebars for extra safety. It also has a Subaru air-cooled engine, which prevents overheating during tough jobs.

Praxis Stump Grinder

The Praxis line of stump machines have either a Subaru or a Honda engine to help grind the stumps effectively. They are made with commercial grade parts so they last longer than the smaller grinders. The Praxis series has comfort grip handles that help aid in stability and ease of use. The grinders have a heavy-duty centrifugal clutch system, quick change blades and a banded belt system. They require little maintenance and are easy to clean. They are portable and come fully assembled.

Carlton SP2000

The Carlton SP2000 received an average rating of four out of five stars. It has a 27 horsepower V-Twin Engine. It is a walk behind grinder, which allows you to push it like a lawnmower. It is height adjustable so you can walk comfortably. The Carlton has a 19 inch diameter blade that is 1/2 an inch thick, which provides efficient cutting of the stumps. The machine does require physical effort to maneuver so it's best if you do not have a lot of stumps to cut up at one time.


The Husqvarna line of stump grinders has a Honda engine, which provides and easy start. It has a compact design with a height adjustable handle. It also has a carbide grinding disc which cuts through stumps precisely and easily. The parts for the Husqvarna are made with the highest of standards, which provides durability and dependability.

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Melody Dawn has been writing since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times" and her writing focuses on topics about gardening, business and education. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists. Dawn holds a Master of Business and is working on a Master of Journalism from the University of Tennessee.