Machine type:

Scrap Chopper

Model 517 XHD

An Excellent Chopper for Processing Large Volumes of Linear Scrap.

The Model 517 XHD provides a large cutting capacity. This is the chopper of choice for custom applications or for operations converting substantial quantities of linear scrap materials.

Prepared for an abusive environment, the 517 XHD has a strong 1/2” plate steel housing. It also features a magnetic starter to protect workers from an unexpected restart after loss of power. The powerful air-activated feedworks is controlled with a footswitch for operator safety and is also capable of despooling scrap materials from reels. The 517 XHD is designed to fit on a SWEED stand that will accommodate a SWEED EZ Dump Hopper. 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 517 XHD:

High-tensile bale wire

Small, solid, aluminum and copper bars

Jacketed and non-jacketed wire and cable


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.

Footswitch controlled air activated feedworks

Magnetic starter

Infeed funnel with “Anti-Kickback” flap

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

Made and supported in the USA

One-year warranty

Overview: Sweed Scrap Choppers

Sweed Model 517 XHD Baling Wire Chopping Demonstration

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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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