Bandit announced an advancement in its rotary drum design that cuts knife changing time in half, makes it easier to set the knife to the anvil, and easy to remove the shaft of the drum should the need arise. The new Quick-Change rotary drum chipper from Bandit (patent applied for) makes the knife changing process less time consuming and also simple to do. Knife maintenance is one of the most important items on these chippers. The need to remove the shaft from the drum is not a common occurrence, but when the need does arise, the old-style shafts on conventional drums can be very difficult to remove. Often, the shaft must be cut from the drum, ruining both components. Removing the shaft from the rotor in the Quick-Change System is simple and can be easily completed without damaging the rotor. Bandit offers two different styles of rotary drum chippers, including 12-inch- and 16-inch-long drums.