Brent, Sorry to hear about your bad luck on the chipper. I was hoping to get one, but something in the back of my mind said that it would not be a good investment. Storm damage brings out the good and bad in everyone. One item for thought..... You might want to look at a stump grinder. After all the trees that get cut down they will want the stumps taken out later..... Cheer up and keep doing a good job and the rewards will come.