Model # CJ601E

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Sun Joe 1.5 in. 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder
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Sun Joe

1.5 in. 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder

  • Lightweight, easy to maneuver
  • Powerful motor gets jobs done fast
  • Mulches yard debris
$129.99 /each

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Chipper Joe Plus CJ601E makes quick work out of brush, leaves and branches. Turn your yard rubbish into garden mulch doing your part to reduce, reuse and recycle. The CJ601E can handle sticks and wood limbs up to 1.5 in. in diameter. The minimized wood chips make a great mulch for around trees and flower beds. Its lightweight design makes the Chipper Joe Plus easy to move around the yard. A key feature of the unit is a safety hopper lock that prevents the motor from operating when opened. The chipper's powerful 14 Amp motor runs at speeds up to 4,300/min making your cleanup chores fast.

  • Best use 1.5 in. branches and twigs ideal for garden mulch
  • Maximum cutting 1.5 in. Dia
  • Easy portability: 6 in. wheels
  • Compact design
  • Safety hooper locking knob prevents the motor from operating when opened
  • Weight: 26.23 lbs.
  • ETL approved
  • Full 2-year warranty
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Can you use this to shred clothing?

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Tampa FL
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June 5, 2015
The company i work for, we all wear uniforms, and when someone leaves we collect there uniform and then have to manually cut them up; can we run t-shirts and pants through this?
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October 25, 2016
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No. The way the blade spins it would just tangle and bind up.
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August 13, 2016
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oh sure, the place you work...you shred their clothes when they leave. uh huh. Are you sure you're not talking about the people you murder and need to dispose of their clothing?
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Aurora, Colorado
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June 30, 2016
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No. The wood chipper mulcher is designed to chip and mulch small wood branches and twigs (up to 1.5 inches). The cloth will bind the blades. Hmmm, looking at your complete question, how about a heavy duty paper shredder? If it can shred a tie, I bet it can shred a shirt or pair of pants at a time. The blades on a paper shredder is much different than a wood chipper mulcher. Now there is a thought. :-)
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Hoquiam,WA
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September 18, 2015
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No this will not shred cloths,it would be like putting a shirt under a lawnmower.
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Seguin, Texas
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July 28, 2015
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No
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Madison Twp, PA USA
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June 11, 2015
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No I really don't think this can handle fabric. The blades are mounted on a disk and it basically works by chipping up solid material so that it can feed through a small opening. Cloth would only get jammed up, It's too soft and flimsy to feed into the unit. Have you thought of a big paper cutter?
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June 9, 2015
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Hi Teri!
Unfortunately, we do not suggest running clothing, textiles, or other apparel through the Sun Joe CJ601E Chipper. Instead of "chipping" the fabric, the long fibers will likely become frayed and unwoven, causing them to wrap around the cutting head and result in the unit becoming gummed up, possibly shorting out and overheating the unit to the point of damage. User safety would also be a valid
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Hi Teri!
Unfortunately, we do not suggest running clothing, textiles, or other apparel through the Sun Joe CJ601E Chipper. Instead of "chipping" the fabric, the long fibers will likely become frayed and unwoven, causing them to wrap around the cutting head and result in the unit becoming gummed up, possibly shorting out and overheating the unit to the point of damage. User safety would also be a valid concern.
This unit was designed to chip away at long branches or break smaller yard wastes down to a more manageable size.
Still, thank you for your interest in using our product in an off-label way! :) That is the spark of an innovator!
All the best,
Snow Joe + Sun Joe
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What is the size of the chipped material?

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September 2, 2015
I need to reduce the size of the wood shavings used in the chicken coop for faster mulching. What is the size of the material when ejected? Thanks
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Homosassa, FL
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July 20, 2016
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Never more than 1 inch
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Hudson, NH
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June 5, 2016
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The chips are fairly small. Certainly smaller than what I typically think of when thinking of wood chips. However, I am not sure that they will do well making smaller chips out of wood shavings. I think that the wood shavings may just pass by the blades either without being cut, or with only partial cut thru, unless those shavings are fairly thick wood.
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May 31, 2016
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Depends on the size of the piece you are chipping. The biggger limbs come out about the size of a quarter cut in half. The smaller limbs come out about the size similar to what one would get from a chain saw.
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St Charles, MO
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April 16, 2016
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Coarse
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September 3, 2015
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Hello ChickenMan,
The SBJ605E has a mulch reduction ratio of 16:1, which means material will come out, on average, 1/16th the size it was before being mulched.
Hope this helps!
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Will this machine shred stacks of office papers & records?

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Wisconsin
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July 19, 2016
We have many boxes of old office records we would like to chip/shred in our basement.
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Woodridge, IL, USA
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July 20, 2016
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No, I cannot imagine this lightweight machine doing a satisfactory job. It is designed for chipping small sticks and branches, which I find that it does fairly well, but it has no way to even feed boxes of documents.
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July 20, 2016
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I apologize yet this unit has not been tested with paper of any kind and is not recommended for such.
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July 20, 2016
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I never tried. I'll give it a shot one day.
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July 19, 2016
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No, the machine will not shred stacks of paper.
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green or dry?

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July 5, 2016
hey Sun Joe will it cut up green /fresh trimmed bushes or not? some say yes some say no.
I want to chew up bush trimmings.
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October 25, 2016
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Yes I have run trimmings, vines, branches and leaves through mine. Both green and dry.
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I had good performance with green and dry, as long as they are straight...
The drier branches could cause the blade to get stuck if you let gravity feed the branch. I had no problems holding the branch and feeding it slightly slower than gravity.
Twisted branches are also slightly finicky because of the shoot design (to limit the max diameter of the branch).
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July 7, 2016
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As long as the thickness of these bushes are no greater than 1.5 inches you should have no issues.
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July 7, 2016
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Yes, the wood chipper/shredder can cut up green branches.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 296 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by As advertised This one is a replacement for a Portland chipper that died after only 1 season of use. It's the same size, but seems more powerful. Larger sticks rarely get stuck and go through without much effort by me. However, on one occasion when a large stick got stuck, after it was removed, I had a hard time getting the unit to close completely. I don't know if the key-like part was bent or if the slot was blocked, because I never figured it out. But after checking it out several times, and simply jamming and shoving on it, I got it to close and the screw part to fit. Other than that it has worked well, so far. I've had it for about a month. And I've used it 3-4 times, for up to 4 hours straight. October 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product easy to put together, able to place a bag to catch the chips. did a large stack of branches in under 15 minutes, what came out did not even fill 1/2 a bag. this will help backyard cleanup a lot easier. October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chipper is good for small branches. Don't try to exceed the mfg recommendation it will just jam. Goes through the small stuff quickly makes nice small mulch. Does not have the power of a larger gas chipper but its not a larger gas chipper. Works surprisingly well. Nicely priced. Does what I wanted. October 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by You get what you pay for. I had one which lasted a year or so. I bought another and got the extended warranty this time. It quit after less than 2 months. Home Depot refunded the price and I bought another, again with the extended warranty. Like my title says, you get what you pay for. Make sure you have the ability to sharpen the blades or you'll spend a fortune buying replacements. October 19, 2016
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