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Sun Joe

Model CJ601E

Internet #203308440

1.5 in. 14 Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder

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

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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 Dia. 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 diameter 1.5 in.
  • 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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Seattle, WA
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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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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!
Snow Joe + Sun Joe
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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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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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Homosassa, FL
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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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Can I chip vegetable garden plants?

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mansfield, mass
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August 31, 2015
For example, at the end of the season can I chip up the tomato plants, pepper plants, broccoli plants etc
to add to my compost pile? And leaves, can I shred leaves?? That would be sweet!
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Huntley, Il
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It works fine on stems, but I wouldn't recommend using it for long, green, fibrous leaves (lilies, for example), as the fibers are tough and wind around the blade axle, which could cause the unit to jam or overheat. Maybe if the leaves are left to dry first? The chute opening is too small to handle many leaves at one time, so it would take forever to try to shred many of them.
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Simi Valley
June 25, 2016
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Yes but get a broom handle to save you having to open the machine when too much green stuff builds up.
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Central Utah
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The instructions say that you can shred green plants but will need to run dry debris through after to clean the blades.
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September 1, 2015
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Hello keeperof3gardens, I'm Chris from the Home Depot's how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
Yes, this tool will handle your garden plants just fine, and leaves as well.
Where you may have to compromise would be in processing the root systems of some of your garden plants.
These are likely to exceed the size that this machine can handle, and you would not want to be inserting dirt into it
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Hello keeperof3gardens, I'm Chris from the Home Depot's how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
Yes, this tool will handle your garden plants just fine, and leaves as well.
Where you may have to compromise would be in processing the root systems of some of your garden plants.
These are likely to exceed the size that this machine can handle, and you would not want to be inserting dirt into it either.
Even with that limitation I think this unit will work well for you.
I hope this helps,
Chris.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 264 reviewers.
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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
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