Sun Joe CJ602E

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Sun Joe CJ602E

Sun Joe CJ603E

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Sun Joe CJ603E

Sun Joe CJ602E vs Sun Joe CJ603E

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Specifications

Sun Joe CJ602E

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Sun Joe CJ603E

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Details

Product Weight (lb.)
How much it weights
32.2 lb
38.6 lb
Start Type
Electric
Electric
Returnable
30-Day
30-Day
Features
No additional features
No additional features
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
0
Power Type
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Condition
New
New
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Residential
Housing Material
Stainless Steel
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Amperage (amps)
15 A
15 A
Reconditioned
No
No
Chipper capacity (in.)
1.5
1.73
Bag/maximum load capacity (bushels)
0
0
Chipper blade material
Stainless steel
Steel
Feed capacity (in.)
1.5
1.73
Cord lock
No
No
Reduction Ratio
16:1
21:1
Wheels
Yes
Yes
Self-Feeding
No
No
Required extension cord rating
14 gauge
14 gauge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years
2 Years
Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed
CSA Listed, ETL Listed

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
19 in
31 in
Product Width (in.)
17 in
15 in
Product Depth (in.)
37.5 in
8 in
Maximum extension cord length (ft.)
100
100

Reviews

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I was pleasantly suprised at how easy it was to set-up and use. I've used it twice. The first time for four straight hours - it performed quickly with only one jam, which was easily corrected. I gave it relentless workout and it performed beyond my expectations. The photo shows how much there was t...

I am so happy I got me one now I can cut down my flowers like I want to and don’t have to worry thanks for making my life so easy

I like this product it has good power and the size of it makes it easy to move around the only drawback is that the feed shoot seams to be very small and making it harder to move material through it

I have a home with few trees, fruit and others. I constantly trim them and cut the extra to keep them healthy. I bought this shredder because I am tried of stuffing the branches into the trash and hope they get picked up. So, I trimmed my peach tree, let the branches lay in the sun until the leaves...

After using this chipper for a full season, I have been unable to get new blades for my second season. What the heck is the holdup?!

I did some much-needed tree trimming and the tree’s look great, but did I have a lot of branch’s! I borrowed a friends CJ601E (the 14-amp version) chipper and absolutely loved it…so much so I went out and bought a 15 amp one for myself, direct from the manufacturer! Buying direct gave a 2-year warra...

this chipper was easy to assemble and seems fairly powerful. it's best for small yard clean-ups. My first use was the destruction of our Christmas tree. I chipped the big branches like a champ. Many of the needles passed thru unscathed. I wish it had an interchangeable hopper so that the top wa...

Loved this until the belt shredded and after purchasing a new belt discovered it was easier to buy a new one than to replace.

The machine performs well overall, however it does have a tendency to jam up with wood chips occasionally. To clear the jam you have to open the cover and clear the wood chips from around the blade and surrounding housing.

Works well as long as you trim off all side branches and stay under size limits. If you expect this to take a limb directly from the tree without trimming you will be disappointed

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After looking at what was on the market, I decided to go with the CJ603E. I have to say I'm impressed. Here in the Northeast we have plenty of rock maple, oak, and pine that's constantly shedding branches. Add the branches that need to be pruned, and it adds up quickly. Assembly was easy, with o...

After waiting nearly two weeks for delivery, I was excited about putting this Sunjoe CJ603E wood chipper together and taking care of some fall wood chipping tasks. Assembly was very easy, which is about the only positive thing I can say. After adjusting the counterplate per instructions, I began my...

Snow Joe meets my expectations. I did not want a gas chipper, nor do I want to chop up 4 inch limbs. Just to grind up my twigs and winter droppings from trees and shrubs. This handles 1.5 inch branches. Slowly, but it chops them into one inch chunks. I'll use some of the wood chips around shrubs. I...

The product does what it’s suppose to do but I am a little disappointed in its power.

I had a Sun Joe CJ601E chipper before and it only lasted 1 year. The motor bearing fell out of the plastic casting. But I am 100% happy with this CJ603E wood chipper. It is powerful and easy to use . The cutting blade and motor design is totally different from Sun Joe CJ601E. The beauty of this unit...

Useful only for thin branches. It cannot work with larger branches nor with leaves, in articular when they are a bit wet: everything gets stuck on top of the grinder.

I’ve been so pleased with this chipper! While it doesn’t “shred” persay, it has handled the mountain of brush I had from clearing our overgrown trees, bushes and hill area. It may be slower than gas powered ones and may only handle branches up to 1.7 inches, but it fully met my needs!

I really hesitated to buy this. I have been eyeing an electric chipper shredder for years, but they always have mixed reviews. This one had good ones. I also liked the replaceable parts like the blade. I ordered this and it arrived with a non-essential piece of plastic broken off. I contacted Sunjoe...

It does a good job of grinding small branches. It's easy to move around, and simple to operate. For best results, stay conservative with the size of the branches. Like a paper shredder, if you continuously feed it to the recommended max, you'll run into trouble, but if you realize this machine is fo...

This chipper/shredder is great! Now I don’t have to order mulch for my garden from the city, I can make my own.

Questions & Answers

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How does this do shredding leaves to mulch?

Dear Jennifer, Our CJ601E should have no problem shredding leaves. But this unit is recommend more for wood chipping. We do have a leaf shredder Model SDJ616 which will work much better for leaves. Hope this helps

If the leaves are shredded by themselves, then this does fairly well. Not everything will be shredded to small sizes; also some softer vines get passed through mangled instead of shredded. I found that the leaves seemed to be better shredded whenever there were branches included. I guess if you add a couple of branches with the leaves, then it seems to give the softer leaves something of more substance to push against, so they tend to get more contact with the teeth of the chipper.

Must be totally dry, or they will jam

You're wasting time trying to shred leaves. Get a Sun Joe leaf shredder, which works very well. It will turn huge piles of leaves into a single lawn bag. I have both machines and use them together to resolve leaves and twigs/limbs.

Don't bother. Hopper very small openimg. Unless you have only a handful or are willing to feed leaves by the handful NO. Not designed for leaved.

Regarding bamboo (nandina variety), the question is whether small, say 1 inch diameter, branches ...

Dear Carol, You should have no issues at all using our product for this purpose. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

Bamboo shouldn't be a problem. I chipped some Thyme bush without problems. The manual recommends that you feed some branches with softer materials to clean the chute. I did that and the only caution I recommend is to watch for materials exiting the chute. If nothing is exiting the chute, material is clogging the chute. Shut off the machine and shove a small branch up into the chute and the material will dislodge.

Nandina would be just fine. You'll like the results.

Would this chipper cut up fresh rhubarb stalks which I freeze then thaw and press out the juice?

You won’t be able to pull this apart to clean it. I’d suggest a food processor for your use.

No properly -- it would sliver them becasue they are not rigid enough to be cut in sections. I would also expect a great deal of liquid would be splattered about inside the machine. Not my first choice. Seems like a big Food Processor would be better, fed through the top...

Dear Lu, It is not recommended to use the wood chipper to cut up fresh rhubarb stalks as it will not cut properly and also the liquid will eventually make the blades sticky and stuck. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

Not sure, but not if they are wet. Maybe if completely dried out. This is made for shredding hard substances like branches.

Sure it would but at this stage after pressing for juice, you'd really be putting muck into the access point. Instead, put that rhubarb (bebop-a-rebop) into your compost pile. This SunJoe is a yard tool and it's about 3.5 feet tall. Don't be fooled by the picture and think this is a kitchen appliance for shredding vegetables.

Will this mulch bougainvillea branches?

I don't know about bougainvillea, but mine can mulch a 1" dia. Maple branch. It helps if the branch is stiff. green, viney stuff can clog up. We also replace/resharpen the cutters every season.

It will chop any branches within size recommended on directions BUT they need to be straight branches or it would be difficult to get them through the narrow opening.

Absolutely - as long as the branch diameter was less than 1.5 inches.

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Product name says 1.6 inches cutting diameter, but specs says 1.73 inches. What is it really?

Yes it can chip up to 1.75 “ branch.

By adjusting the countaplate with a wider gap, 1.7 inch diameter stem will go through, not a problem. If the branches are freshly cut with wet berks, you may have to feed the stem twice because the wet berks is not seperated. The second time through the chipper will mulch the stem.

how silent is it?

Dear David, The Decibel Rating on the 15 Amp 1.6 in. Cutting Diameter Electric Silent Wood Chipper/Shredder is 94 dB. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

It isn't. it's a wood chipper. Won't make your ears bleed, but you'll know it's doing its job.

Won't make your ears bleed, but you'll definitely know it's working. not much louder than a stereo turned up for a party.

Much quieter than gas shredder/chipper. Would wear ear protection for gas model. Electric is not too noisy and did not need to use ear protection.

Wouldn't say it's silent but not as loud as a leaf blower or lawnmower, wasn't as loud as I thought it might be but does make some whirring and chopping noises, not sure about dB though

As with any other chipper/mulcher out there I find it pretty noisy, therefore I always wear earplugs or earmuffs. Better safe than deaf at an early age...

How does this do on leaves? I only saw bare branches being mulched on YouTube.

It does well in turning leaves into mulch.

I would not use this for leaves, it is not a leaf mulcher. I own the Worx WG430 electric leaf mulcher which would be much better and faster for leaves.

This is really designed for branches. If a some leaves get in there - either because they are on the branches or just tangled in with them, they won't be a problem. But it would not be fun to try and put large quanties of leaves in the small hole.

It didn't do much for leaves. It works much better for branches and stiffer material.

It should be ok, as long as they're dry enough, otherwise they will easily clog the blades making the process very slow. A hopper on top would help too, only if it was factory made, but it's not the case for this one. I guess it would be to much to ask for so little, right?