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Shredder Joe 12 in. 13 Amp 16:1 Reduction Ratio Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder

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  • Turns dead leaves into useful mulch
  • Powerful motor gets jobs done fast
  • Lightweight and compact for easy portability and storage
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Product Details

The Sun Joe SDJ616 13-amp electric leaf mulcher/shredder instantly turns the hefty heaps of dead leaves crowding your yard into nutrient-rich mulch that can be easily disposed of or utilized as compost. Not only will the Shredder Joe leaf mulcher reduce your yard waste up to 1/16th of its original size, but it will also create an ideal fertilizer that can be recycled and reused to rejuvenate your garden. Plus, Sun Joe uses electric power, not gas, so you can eco-consciously shred your leaves without producing toxic emissions. Simply dump handfuls of leaves into the easy-to-load 19-inch hopper, and watch its bladeless mulching system make quick work of your yard waste. With its 12-inch cutting diameter and heavy-duty trimmer line, the electric leaf mulcher safely and efficiently mulches up to 55 gallons of leaves per minute! Featuring Smart Shred technology, Sun Joe employs an advanced motor cooling system that diverts the air from the shredded leaves to significantly reduce the amount of dust generated during use. Unique to Sun Joe is an easy-to-read control dial with adjustable settings for wet or dry yard waste, including leaves, thatch, grass clippings and even pine needles. Weighing only 14.5 lbs, the mulcher is easy to transport and its space-saving design lets you remove the legs and nest the motor housing inside the hopper for compact storage.
  • Powerful 13-amp motor with 8,000 rpm mulches up to 55 gallons (208 l) of leaves per minute
  • Reduces yard waste up to 1/16th its original size
  • Conveniently attaches to leaf bag-lined trash container for easy disposal
  • Adjustable control dial with settings for wet or dry yard waste
  • Dust-reducing motor cooling system for cleaner air during operation
  • Lightweight and compact for easy portability and storage
  • Full 2-year warranty; ETL approved
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 49.2 in, W 21.3 in, D 21.3 in

Dimensions

Maximum extension cord length (ft.)50 ftProduct Depth (in.)21.3 in
Product Height (in.)49.2 inProduct Width (in.)21.3 in

Details

Amperage (A)13Bag/maximum load capacity (bushels)84
Chipper blade materialOtherChipper capacity (in.)6.8
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialConditionNew
Cord lockNoEngine Torque (ft.-lb.)8500
FeaturesReplaceable Cutting BladeFeed capacity (in.)53
Housing MaterialAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)Power TypeCorded Electric
Product Weight (lb.)13.4 lbReconditionedNo
Reduction Ratio16:1Required extension cord rating16 gauge
Returnable30-DaySelf-FeedingNo
Start TypeElectricWheelsNo

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Listed, ETL ListedManufacturer Warranty2 Year
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will a paper lawn/leaf bag stand up under it to catch the mulch?
by|Nov 5, 2023
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A:  Dear Home Depot Customer, You can use a paper lawn/leaf bag under the Sun Joe Shredder Joe 12 in. 13 Amp 16:1 Reduction Ratio Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder. I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

by|Nov 6, 2023
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    Q:Will this product mulch/shred wet leaves?
    by|May 28, 2023
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    A:  Dear Roger, We do not recommended to mulch or shred wet leaves on the SDJ618 because they tend to clump together and clog the shredder/mulcher. It's best to wait until the leaves have dried out before shredding/mulching them. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

    by|May 30, 2023
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      Q:Will this shredder shrewd fine hay?
      by|May 26, 2023
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      A:  Dear Bonnie, The SDJ616 is not designed for shredding hay. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

      by|May 26, 2023
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        Q:How big of a diameter can it shred or mulch
        by|May 19, 2023
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        A:  Dear Lisa, The Max Cutting Diameter is 12 inches on the Sun Joe Shredder Joe 12 in. 13 Amp 16:1 Reduction Ratio Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder . Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

        by|May 22, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.1 out of 5
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          Broken right out of the box
          The funnel came broken where it latches so I can't even use it. I don't blame the shipper (amazon/USPS) as the box came without any damage and the contents were secured inside. Poor quality control.
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            A little bigger chute
            I've owned the Sun Joe SDJ616 for around 4 years now. It does a good job of shredding the leaves. It does not clog given the design as gravity feeds it. Here's what I don't like.. I feed it with a snow shovel. It can't handle anything more that a few handful of leaves without someone standing over top pushing them down. In fact, forget about this being a one man operation unless you have some small in the city postage stamp yard. My son feeds me the leaves and I push them down. They should offer the hopper in a bigger size with a wider opening to allow a larger volume to flow through.
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              I purchased this to help compost my leaves. This works great as long as you don’t put in branches...
              I purchased this to help compost my leaves. This works great as long as you don’t put in branches or twigs as it is not designed for those. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that the unit creates a lot of dust so I got rid of the legs and mounted it on a thin plywood base with a hole in it that rests on top of a 20 gallon trash can. It works well after I made a cloth gasket to seal the space between it, the plywood and the can.
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              11 found this review helpful
              I bought a new house in the winter. I didn’t know there was no grass. Only leaves and brush. This...
              I bought a new house in the winter. I didn’t know there was no grass. Only leaves and brush. This and the Sunjoe chipper cleaned years of leaves in short order. I love this mulcher.
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              3 found this review helpful
              Pine Straw Mulch Happiness!
              This product was great for my project! I had another brand for several years and loved it too, but it died. After much ado, I chose the SunJoe to replace it. It has several features and more power than the other. The twine is so much easier to change - no tools needed. My whole need for this product is about pine straw. No other reviews seemed to talk about pine straw mulching. I have only reviewed two other things in my life and one of those was a vacation location. I have twenty 100' tall huge pine trees in my yard. I decided to use pine straw to make a pathway in my new wonderful raised bed garden. It took a few days but it is wonderful - almost like a carpet! You have to set the setting on "coarse" instead of "pine straw" or it would take forever and more twine than you could stand to use. My pathway is 84' x 3' x 2" thick. I did have to change the twine for every trash bag full of mulch. And you much be patient - go slow and put a big handful in at a time. It takes about 20 minutes to fill a bag. I am female and 5'10" tall. After each bag I changed the twine and rested and encouraged myself to do another one. It's a slow process. But - I LOVE IT!
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              So far excellent yard tool
              Received it, had some problems installing legs is about it. Runs great, goes thru cutting lines quick especially when there are small twigs in pile. Used two days in a row, only problem was dirty power switch, used air compressor to blow out area and fixed it.
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              This product works very well for the price. I used a 32 qt Rubbermaid trash can from Home Depot ...
              This product works very well for the price. I used a 32 qt Rubbermaid trash can from Home Depot to collect leaves (which is quicker than trying to fill bags) and would basically just pour them in slowly into the funnel. If the funnel backs up just use your hand to push the leaves thru the opening. I also used a 20 qt trash can to catch the shredded leaves under the machine. You can adjust the legs to fit over the trash can. The only thing that would make this product better would be if it had steel blades instead of weed eater line that has to be replaced after several loads of leaves. Overall I highly recommend this product for the price and for shredding leaves into very small pieces for composting.
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              12 found this review helpful
              Shredder Joe Leaf Mulcher Review
              Product design for assembly was very simplistic. The shredder has a strong motor utilizing filament line for shredding the leaves and adjustable damper to regulate size of discharged leaf particles. A large hopper allows feeding in leaves for maximum efficiency so the job gets done with minimum effort and time. I thought the purchase price was on the high side, however after using the shredder, I believe that with some longevity the cost will be a great bargain.
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              Good pricing on a good product
              The product went together easily. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews, but went ahead and tried the shredder anyway. I am happy I did as this shredder works great. You do have replace the easily replaced line more often if you run twigs, rocks or bark through it. It is loud. I also built a wood base for it so it set on a large trash barrel. Using the trash barrel is much easier than using bags. Its not a commercial unit but for home use it will do the job.
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              33 found this review helpful
              Quickly Chews Up Leaves
              I got this to help dispose of the trimmings I made to my Red Oak trees this Spring. So all the leaves were green and attached to small twigs. I thought that this might be a more challenging job than piles of dry Fall leaves. But that didn't matter to this Sun Joe! It very quickly made a minced green blob of leafy matter just a fraction of the size of the pile it formerly was. The small twigs passed through stripped bare. It can do about a 5' round pile of leaves in about 2 minutes. I prefer to place a 20 gallon rubber barrel underneath it to catch the mulch then dump that out. It is loud and whines at a higher pitch than an electric weed eater. The plastic filament is thick at 0.10 size and you could cut your own replacement pieces from a spool of line. When done, you can easily disassemble it and store it in the box it came in.
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