Model 480 HT

Highly Customizable Unit for Wide Scrap Produced in Slow Production Lines.

SWEED’s High Torque chopper line is designed to work in slitter line applications where production line speeds are slower than average.

SWEED’s standard choppers utilize the flywheel to achieve scrap chopping action. The HT line is unique in that it’s designed to cut material at zero flywheel speed using the torque from the motor rather than the mass and inertia from a flywheel spinning at high speeds. The 7” wide infeed of the 480 design makes this unit suitable for wider scrap applications. Custom stands and additional safety upgrades are also available.

Material Reference

The recommended model of scrap chopper is determined by scrap size, scrap volume, and requested custom features. Please consult a SWEED representative to determine the appropriate scrap chopper for your application. The following are materials commonly processed through the 480 HT:

Most thicker metal materials up to 7″ wide


Construction Features

SWEED scrap choppers are well-known for their robust construction and ability to endure demanding environments. SWEED scrap choppers offer a reliable and efficient solution for processing linear scrap materials while prioritizing durability, safety, and user-friendly operation.

CE version available

Permanent magnetic clutch

Easy-to-reach “Feedworks Release” hand lever

Infeed restrictor plate for operator protection

Knives have 4 usable edges and can be rotated (3 times) for extended life

Made and supported in the USA

One-year limited warranty

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Our Commitment To Our Customers.

SWEED engineers work closely with customers on many levels – from customizing a scrap chopper to meet specific criteria or revolutionizing a veneer or panel handling solution to increase production and efficiency, SWEED strives to exceed every customer’s expectation in all they do.

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Since 1955

Our History

It all started with an imported gang saw. After WWII, three brothers from Germany migrated to the United States and built a sawmill on Galls Creek in Gold Hill, Oregon. Dissatisfied with the imported gang saw they were using, they decided they could make a better saw themselves.

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