Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 264
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 PointG Amazing little chipper
This chipper surprised me, it really works.
Easy to assemble.
Really chews up branches up to about 1 inch.
I would not use it for leaves alone, the feeder shoot is not designed for them but it sucks down branches with leaves up to the recommended size.
Be sure to remove Y's from branches if they do not bend to the width of the whole shoot, this will keep them from entering the feeder, but if you can get them in normally they will be devoured.
I jammed it up a couple of times when trying pieces that were over 1" but it unjammed easily.
Have a lot more to do with it, giving it a good test. Will update if I have issues.
August 2, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sirius924 Nice chipper
Easy to set up, easy to use. Previous reviews were very helpful.
April 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Max Good for Small Jobs
It's supposed to handle diameters up to 1.5 inches, but it really struggles with anything approaching that. You will need to cut/break up any Y branches as the hopper is very narrow and they will get stuck. Aside from that it is relatively quiet, easy to use, and very lightweight. Good for periodic trimmings and fallen branches, but not for large clean up projects.
August 10, 2016