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CJ601E 14-Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder
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- POWERFUL: 14 amp motor effectively chips and shreds branches up to 1. 5-inches thick. No load speed is 4300 rpm
- MULCHING: Ideal for turning branches and twigs into nutrient-rich garden mulch, reducing your yard waste up to 1/16th its original size
- PORTABLE: 6-inch wheels for easy portability
- SAFETY HOPPER: Locking knob prevents the motor from operating when opened
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Snow Joe + Sun Joe
Snow Joe + Sun Joe specialize in developing innovative outdoor tools to keep your home looking beautiful throughout the year, whether the snow is falling or the Sun is shining. Our expansive line of outdoor power equipment, which includes manual, cordless, and electric tools such as lawn mowers, trimmers, tillers, and snow blowers, aims to simplify your yard routine to make it quick and easy to get your outdoor chores done.
Create Mulch Quick and Easy.
Chipper Joe generates speeds of up to 4,300 revolutions per minute, making quick work out of the brush, leaves and branches crowding your lawn. Chipper Joe effectively chips and shreds wooden sticks and limbs up to 1.5-inches thick.
Quickly turn your yard debris into nutrient-rich garden mulch and do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle with the Sun Joe Chipper Joe electric chipper/shredder. The minimized wood chips are perfect for use as garden mulch around your trees and flower beds.
- Powerful 14 amp motor effectively chips and shreds branches up to 1.5-inches thick
- Safety hopper with locking knob prevents the motor from operating when opened
- Compact design with 6-inch wheels for easy portability
Powerful 14 Amp Motor
Chipper Joe is powered by a 14-amp motor generating speeds of up to 4,300 RPM to make quick work of the brush, leaves and branches on your lawn.
Featuring a safety hopper locking knob to prevent the motor from operating when opened and a reset button in the event the chipper is overloaded.
16:1 Reduction Ratio
Quickly turn your yard debris into nutrient-rich garden mulch. Effectively chips and shreds wooden sticks and limbs up to 1.5-inches thick.
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Quickly turn your yard debris into nutrient-rich garden mulch and do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle with the Sun Joe Chipper Joe electric chipper/shredder. Powered by a robust 14-amp motor, the CJ601E electric wood chipper and shredder generates speeds of up to 4,300 revolutions per minute, making quick work out of the brush, leaves and branches overcrowding your lawn. Designed for light-duty jobs, this wood chipper effectively chips and shreds wooden sticks and limbs up to 1.5-inches thick, reducing your yard waste up to 1/16th its original size. The minimized wood chips resulting from Chipper Joe’s efforts are perfect for use as garden mulch around your trees and flower beds. Easy to assemble and virtually maintenance free, the Chipper Joe electric chipper and shredder is ready to go when you are. Just plug it in and instantly start chipping! Unlike gas-powered tools, the electric-powered Chipper Joe means you don’t have to deal with smoke, fumes, unpredictable starters and costly tune-ups. The CJ601E also features a safety stop that automatically engages when the hopper is opened. The Chipper Joe electric wood chipper/shredder is ETL-approved and backed by a full two-year warranty.
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- Branches bigger than 1.5" are called firewood, not mulch.
- Branches will be made as straight as reasonably possible prior to mulching
- Green, sappy, gunky, viny or otherwise chewy items are followed up with dry, tasty, seasoned wood prior to the day's end
- The human operator will wear safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs
- Sun Joe will chip the Unrelenting Jungle into manageable mulch
With these things in mind, Sun Joe and I have been cooperating happily for two years now. The Unrelenting Jungle is slowly becoming tamed into something that could be called a 'yard.'
Yes, sometimes Sun Joe clogs, but it's easy to unclog - unplug it & unscrew the big red knob. The clog is right in there & accessible. Usually it only clogs when I get overly ambitious and put something unwieldy in there.
Yes, many of its components are plastic, but that means that it is light enough that I (an average woman) am able to haul Sun Joe around my entire yard (which, for the record, is largely located on a rather steep slope). It has wheels, but that doesn't really help a lot on steps. Or when you're hauling it in/out of your elevated garden shed storage area with a low ceiling (really, who designed that?). Being light has many, many benefits.
Yes, Sun Joe is a little noisy. I always wear earplugs because I like my hearing and want to keep it. I'd say it's quieter than a lawnmower, though, and it's eating up a veritable mountain of dead branches I would otherwise have to haul away to the dump (!) so I can deal with a bit of a whirring motor sound.
You should be aware that Sun Joe will, on occasion, whip branches around at your face or through your hands. That's the reason for the gloves & safety glasses (see above). No big deal. Expected, really.
You will probably also want to know that tiny little branches go straight through. I don't really care because I'm trying to tame the Unrelenting Jungle, not create a yard fit for a magazine photo spread. I also don't bother much with leaves so I can't comment on those.
Other items that I personally find essential to include in the chipping process are :
- loppers (especially ones that can lop up to 1.5")
- a really long extension cord (I am currently limited to a 100 foot radius from my closest outlet and this makes me sad-ish)
- a tarp (for catching all that mulch you might want further than 100' from your closest outlet).
In the interest of full disclosure, other, more ambitious, members of my household would prefer a giant gas powered chipper-shredder. Then again, said members of my household are also in charge of chopping firewood so there might be a slight bias.
In closing, I sure hope Sun Joe and I have many more years together. We have plenty of work to do!
Photo: Sun Joe stands in the middle of a path it is in the process of mulching. The Unrelenting Jungle lurks all round. Doesn't Sun Joe look a bit like a super hero?
Initial use was on fresh cut Spanish oak limbs ranging from 1/8 to 5/8 in diameter with leaves intact,and about 36 inches in length.
Many of the limbs I had to break down at the wishbone forks to make feeding easier, though the unit will take the branch with limbs attached up to about 4-5 inches wide (span)
The chipper did exactly that, it chipped the limbs with ease, the leaves however came out more halved to quartered.
I was also able to do dried up grape vine, and Chaste tree and rose bush and live oak limbs.
The unit is gravity feed but the angle of the chopping head will also "pull" if you will, the limbs in. I had to use the push paddle to get the leaves that filled the throat of the chipper to feed through.
I did try to run a 1-1/4 piece of dried live oak through the chipper and it did take it but it stalled a few times. Even though it says up to 1.5, this should not be construed to think it will handle hardwoods up to that size continuously.
Over-all I think this unit is perfect the typical home owner that wants to chip up various pruning rather then bundle and tie to put out for pick up.
A few cautions:
The push paddle is attached with a lanyard, be careful not to push the strap down the chute with the wood
The unit is gravity feed, but the cutter head can pull the material in to some extent so be aware that limbs and leaves going in may whip around a bit and slap at you (wear eye protection)
Consider the full size of your material, make sure the entire piece will fit, we tend to start with the small end only to find the top fatter end won't fit or feed.
This is not an industrial tool and should be ran with a duty cycle in mind, run it for 10-15 min and then let it rest turned off for 5-10 min while you regroup your cuttings and move chip debris out of the way. (My opinion)
I found it easier to place the push paddle into the handle slot when not in use, rather then try and fiddle with getting it into the designated holder clip
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However the very first time I used the replacement, it was only running about an hour and it ceased chipping well. Upon examination I discovered the blade had broken off and there was a hole in the plastic housing. Turns out it was a remanufactured unit. So I contacted the company again, sent them photos from my smartphone of the hole and the blade, and they said they'd send me a new blade. (The hole in the housing wasn't something that would compromise functioning.)
When I went to install the new blade, I noticed that it was actually one of two blades and that the other blade was also broken! So I called the company again and asked if they could send one more blade. Imagine my surprise when another entire chipper machine was delivered! That's what I call customer service! I have yet to try out the new machine. Don't know if it's truly a new one or a remanufactured one, but I certainly appreciate this level of customer service.
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I’m female, short and not overly strong. This machine is light enough for me to move around the yard and use easily, but still sturdy enough that there’s no fear of tipping. It handles everything with ease, and I’ve found that it’s almost better with than 1inch branches than the smaller stuff- but it just pulverized everything.
There’s no bits and pieces that fly up while you’re doing it (one of my fears) and it comes out in a neat little pile that’s easy to clean up (or spread around your garden like I did).
Awesome machine- much better than the prices suggests. I cannot recommend enough!
It was easy to put together and get started with very clear instructions. It is lightweight and may not last for years and years, but for price and performance it’s definitely worth it.
This item seemed to work well, as described by other reviews, and I was surprised in the first few minutes of use. but then mine started malfunctioning after 10 minutes of use.The electric motor started ok, but then started to reduce in speed and power, even when not under load. I thought it might be overheating, but that didn't seem to be the problem. I was using it with an approved 10/3 outdoor cord as suggested in the directions, so it couldn't be voltage loss. I let it cool off anyway, and tried it again. It only ran at half speed, and occasionally sped up to full speed,and then after a few small twigs and branches, it slowed again, and a couple of times it actually shut down altogether. I am disappointed in this item. I will be returning it, and will go purchase a gas model. I hope I get a full refund, and reimbursed for the shipping costs, as described in the return policy section, as the cost is over half of what i paid for this item. These are ok for very light twigs and branches no larger than 1" in diameter, if you get one that works right.