Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 276
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris great residential chipper
Chipper was really simple to assemble. Cannot beat it for the ease and portability. Tears through small your everyday small limbs up to 1" in diameter. Make sure the limbs are fairly straight. Knots & wyes will slow the process and or jam it. But still not a big deal, it is very simple to unclog, & the safety switch is a nice add also. I have chipped Red Tips, Holly, Pin Oak, & White Oak so far. My Oaks shed small limbs all the time, & I cut down 3 Red Tips that were probably 25 years old at least.. Now I to burn the base of the Red Tips, but this chipper done all the limbs. This purchase has already saved me 1 barrel burn already in less than a month. The 2 year full warranty is extremely nice considering most chippers only warrant for 90 days limited. If it breaks after 2 years I will buy another one if they still make them.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sunjoeuser The SunJoe chipper is a great and well priced chipper
The SunJoe chipper is very good for chipping small branches. It was very easy to assemble and it is very easy to handle and move around the yard. It is light weight and I can put it in my small shed. It is easy to clean with a brush after using.
It does not do as well with leaves. The holder clip for the pushing paddle fall off the chipper very easily; it is better to put it by the handle for storage. Be careful not to let the strap that holds the paddle get caught with the branches and it will get shredded.
It makes fine small chips of the branches, you must feed then slowly into the chipper. It does not do so well with the very thin branches (less than 1/8 inch) like the ones with leaves from a mango or avocado tree. It just cuts them into shorter pieces. You should not feed wide branches (main branch with many smaller branches going in different directions); they get stock in the chute's side walls and then it does not feed down the chipper. I break or cut the side branches off before feeding the chipper. It does well with 1.00 and 1.50 branches, just feed then straight and slowly, preferably without side branches.
I am very happy with my SunJoe chipper. I have trimmed a lot of branches from my avocado, mango, oak tree and evergreen bush. I have been spreading the chips and shredded leaves over the lawn and work the fine mulch into the lawn with the rake, for fertilizing the grass. I have 2 large garbage cans full of chips and shredded leaves for mulch and still have three very large piles of branches and leaves to chip/shred when it stops raining.
I love my chipper/shredder. I wonder if I adding two more blades would make even finer chips and do a better job with leaves.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Works unexpectedly well
Easy to assemble. Has good power. I got it because I have lots of brush to get rid of, and there are always branches falling off trees. I expected it not to be able to handle the work and that I would have to send it back. But it's a keeper. Hubcaps seem unnecessary. Suggestions for product improvement are available by request.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by imnoexpertbut questionable QC/design
This review is based upon my observations during assembly. The assembly instructions read: "Align the holes on the main body housing and stand assembly, insert the washers into the stand assembly on both sides (FIg. 7)." The instructions do not mention screws, although they are shown in Fig. 7. The two holes on the plastic socket on one side of the housing do not line up with the holes in the metal stand on one side (see photo), so only three of the four screws were used. The paddle comes attached the hopper with a lanyard and two clips that each have a screw and nut. This is silly. The paddle can be attached to the hopper using the lanyard without tools or hardware (see photo). The time spent attaching the paddle to the hopper at the factory should have been spent checking the alignment of the aforementioned holes. My performance expectations might be unreasonable since my only prior chipper experience is with a 6" Vermeer. I am hoping for a couple of years of light duty.
June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HIgardener Good little chipper!
The chipper works well within the limitations, 1 1/2" material max.
I really appreciate the free shipping!!!
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MN1960 Better than expected!
I have a brush pile that's been growing over the last few years and figured it was time to get rid of it. Saw this on the Home Depot app and ordered it. It came in, I picked it up and after getting home I assembled it in no time. When it came time to use it I was surprised at the motor, I was almost expecting a loud and screaming motor, nope, this thing sounds serious! I started with some small branches to see what happens and it ate them up in a hurry. So, like any man, I had to see just what it could take, without going oversize, that is. I shoved pine cones in there as well as branches that branched off to smaller twigs, and as long as it went in the hole, it came out chipped. For the price I'm more than satisfied with what I got.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Barrett Weak tool... pointless waste of time
The restriction of volume make this chipper pointless... You spend virtually all your time breaking and squeezing sticks to fit into the ridiculously small opening. I know safety is important but this is absolute overkill... the opening felt like I was working with a paper shredder. Only half of my brush was accepted, leaving me with a huge pile in my back yard and less than a bag of mulch. I planned on trading my work of hauling of the brush and the cost of a few bags of mulch for the $$$ of this chipper to break even. Needless to say.. I lost in this deal. :(
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Martin Very effective
I purchased this shredder to help cleanup my yard of basic branches and it performs nicely. It easily handles straight, green and dry branches up to the stated 1.5" diameter.
I gave a slightly lower rating for ease of use because twisted branches are not so easy to feed. Also, the angle of the wheel that does the work, tends to pull the thickest branches very fast, causing the blade to get stuck on dry branches. You just have to not allow gravity to feed the branch too fast.
Other than that it is a good, quite chipper and made quick work of the piles of branches.
August 23, 2016