Model 480

Highly Customizable Unit Suitable for Wide Scrap Applications.

The Model 480 is a highly customizable unit often placed within a production line, but can also be used as a standalone unit and be manually fed. This chopper’s wide infeed makes it a popular unit for processing scrap slitter edge trim, punch press and stamping. The wide infeed on this scrap chopper accommodates larger width scrap materials, while the internal design provides the versatility required to easily marry into a manufacturing line.

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.

Most thin slitter trim materials up to 7″ wide

Most flat punch press materials up to 7″ wide

Most stamping materials up to 7″ wide

Various light gauge 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

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

Sweed Model 480 Demonstration

Find your sweed.


See more


See more


See more

Custom Solutions

See more

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More