Since a Chipper Shredder chips and shreds you might assume that it’s “more” than a dedicated chipper. But it’s not that simple.
As a rule, multi-purpose machines tend to compromise on functionality in order to achieve their versatility. The fact is that dedicated chippers are better at chipping. That’s because they are equipped with heavier flywheels that provide much greater inertia, allowing them to power through branches more efficiently and faster than a Chipper Shredder equipped with the same engine. (A Chipper Shredder will be much more reliant on the engine to get the work done.)
But a Chipper Shredder may be a better solution for those who deal mainly with lighter materials. The key is to get the right tool for the job you want to do.