Portable Chipper Terms
Anvil – A fixed steel block that provides support and resistance for the chipper knife.
Chipper Deck – Infeed deck of a chipper, including the chain that feeds the material to be chipped.
Chipper Discharge Denotes – the direction chips leave the chipper housing. May be horizontal, overhead, or from the bottom.
Chipper Infeed – A series of rollers at the front portion of the chipper where the material to be chipped enters.
Chipper Knife Replaceable – piece of steel with sharpened edge; attaches to a rotating drum.
Chip Separator Portion – of a chipper that includes a chipper spout for the separation of needles and twigs from chips.
Chute Out – feed portion of a chipper. This is also known as a discharge spout.
Counter Knives – A piece of steel that breaks a chip into desired lengths. Found behind, and similar in appearance to, the chipper, knife.
Fan – The part of a chipper that creates an air stream, moving the chips out of the chipper housing.
Feed Plate – A vertical plate of steel that prevents the tree in the chipper from passing beyond the disk.
Reed Rate Distance – the stock being chipped moves during a given interval of time or operational cycle.
Indeed Throat – The somewhat funnel-shaped portion of the Infeed that causes the tree to move forward to the feed and downward to the anvil.