Best All Around Wood Chipper [My Top 5 Picks]

 

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Are you looking for the best all around wood chipper?

Well you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what I’ll be going over in this post.

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  
Best Overall SuperHandy
  • 3 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 7HP Gas Powered
  • 120.7 Pounds
Small jobs Sun Joe CJ602E
  • 1.5 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 15A Electric Motor
  • 26.2 Pounds
Large jobs Detail K2
  • 6 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 14 HP Gas Powered
  • 395 Pounds
SuperHandy Mini
  • 3 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 7HP Gas Powered
  • 86.8 Pounds
Sun Joe CJ603E
  • 1,73 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 15A Electric Motor
  • 38.6 Pounds

SuperHandy – Best Overall

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  • 3 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 7HP Gas Powered
  • 120.7 Pounds

Engine Power: 

The powerful Alpha Works 7HP engine consistently starts after just two pulls. Delivering 4,2kw of power at 3600 RPM, the SuperHandy has more than enough power to chip the 3 inch branches as advertised.

The 0.7 Gallon tank will keep you chipping all day long, just make sure you wear ear protection as this is a beast with a mighty roar.  

Portability:

The large handle and wheels make this model easy to move around, even in confined spaces. While chipping, the SuperHandy is rock solid and doesn’t move around.

The additional arm for attaching to your ATV makes this the ideal machine for large gardens or small contractors.  

Safety: 

The SuperHandy was designed with operator safety in mind. You will stay perfectly safe as long as you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines as per the operating manual.

Always make sure the operator wears the appropriate PPE to ensure all safety requirements are adhered to. 

Chute, Hopper & Vacuum Attachment:

The SuperHandy’s design incorporates a hopper for top loading of maximum 1/2 material. The conveniently situated side chute is where you’ll feed the material.

A separately sold garden vacuum attachment will turn your garden into a carefully manicured show piece. 

Pros
  • Easy AssemblynPowerful MotornEasy Pull StartnGreat Customer Service TeamnAbility to Hitch to ATV (with separately sold kit)n
Cons
  • Loud – To Be Expectedn

Sun Joe CJ602E – Small jobs

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  • 1.5 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 15A Electric Motor
  • 26.2 Pounds

Engine Power

The powerful 15A motor is more than strong enough to help the conscientious gardener turn garden waste into nutrients for their gardens soil. The Sun Joe may take some time, but will get the job done.

When running unloaded, the Sun Joe sounds no louder than an industrial vacuum cleaner. Running at 4300 RPM, the Sun Joe will make quick work of turning brush and twigs into soil food.  

Portability:

You will really enjoy the ultra portability of the Sun Joe. The 6 inch wheels ensures smooth running over uneven terrain.

With an ultra compact design, the Sun Joe can easily be stored in garden sheds or even garage closets.

One handed portability means you can easily drag the Sun Joe while lugging your garden tools along to the next position, saving you some time and effort. 

Safety

 Safety is of utmost concern, so always be sure to wear appropriate PPE and operate in accordance with the owner’s manual.

The Sun Joe’s safety hopper comes equipped with a locking knob that prevents the motor from running when opened. This additional level of safety means you can open your chipper to clear debris safely.

The Sun Joe comes with a handy paddle that you can use to shove material in keeping your hands safe. 

Blades and Warranty

The reversible blades ensure maximum operating time before you need to sharpen them. You wont need professional help to replace the blades, this can be done quick and easy by anyone with basic DIY knowledge. 

Pros
  • Value for Money nVery Low Noise Level nDurable Blades nBest for Home Owners n
Cons
  • Not good for large branchesn

Detail K2 – Large jobs

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  • 6 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 14 HP Gas Powered
  • 395 Pounds

Engine Power:

The K2 is a professional level chipper for landscaping contractors or individuals who own small acreage estates.

The powerful 14HP Kohler 429cc gas motor drives the 13 inch reversible blades at a wood pulverizing speed of 3600 RPM.  The commercially rated command pro engine comes with a 3-year peace of mind warranty.

Portability

DOT rating means you can legally tow this chipper on public roads. This high degree of portability makes it ideal for on-site jobs, or working at remote locations.

Road legal tires on a 36 inch extended axle ensures safe travel across uneven surfaces. An added benefit is that the K2 can be positioned with a high degree of stability on slightly sloping surfaces. 

Safety:

The K2 is an industrial strength machine. As such, you need to comply fully with the safety guidelines as set out in the owner’s manual. Make sure to wear ear, eye and hand protection at all times.

Although the K2 is not self feeding, be vigilant while operating the unit. 

Chute

The K2’s load chute has conveniently been placed at pick-up truck height for easy loading. Both chutes are equipped with hinges, which makes it really simple to clear out any jams.

Two handles integrated into the feed chute enables hassle free positioning on job sites or in storage.   

Pros
  • Single Person Can Move ItnChutes Have Hinges for Easy CleaningnEasy Pull Startn
Cons
  • 2 Person assembly teamn

SuperHandy Mini

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  • 3 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 7HP Gas Powered
  • 86.8 Pounds

Engine Power

The SuperHandy mini comes equipped with recoil starting for the 212cc RATO gas motor, that consistently starts after just a few pulls.

The 7HP power output comfortably powers the blades through the rated 3 inch diameter wood. Longer operation enabled by the 0.7-gallon capacity fuel tank.

A low oil sensor ensures that your engine is protected from running dry. 

Portability

The SuperHandy Mini is the ultimate in portability. This compact power house can be easily loaded or moved across your lot. Handles integrated into the chute offer added convenience when positioning.

A tow bar kit is sold separately and enables towing behind your ATV. The high level of portability makes this the ideal choice for individual gardeners or small landscaping firms 

Safety

Be sure to operate the SuperHandy Mini in accordance with the owner’s manual. SuperHandy is known for the high premium they place on operator safety.

The engine has been designed with this consideration in mind.  

Customer Service

SuperHandy has a dedicated team committed to ensuring customer satisfaction. The service team is available to assist you with any questions or problems you encounter.

SuperHandy’s are sold exclusively by the manufacturer, protecting their brand through a commitment to the highest standards 

Pros
  • Extra Large HoppernAbility to Hitch to ATV (with separately sold kit)nHighly PotablenEasy Startn
Cons
  • Won’t cut above 3 inchesn

Sun Joe CJ603E

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  • 1,73 inch Maximum Wood / Branch Capacity
  • 15A Electric Motor
  • 38.6 Pounds

Engine Power

The 15A electric motor runs smoothly and silently. Convenient placement of switches assist in the safe operation of the unit.

The motor is more than capable of easily turning twigs, brushes and 1.7 inch thick wood into nutrient rich mulch. 

Portability

Super easy portability means you can clean up your garden in no time, and with minimal effort.

The small but capable unit is small enough to store in the tightest of spaces. 7 inch wheels ensure that the unit can be easily positioned across uneven terrain. 

Safety

Even though this is a small unit, always make sure to operate it in accordance with the manufacturers safety manual. Ear and eye protection should be worn.

A built-in safety stop adds to peace of mind when clearing clogs.  

Garden Clearing

This is the perfect unit for those who have accumulated large piles of garden debris. Easily turn all pruned and cut material into mulch to protect and feed your soil.

With the Sun Joe at your side, Garden Clearing becomes a pleasant experience along with knowing that you are enriching your garden soil. 

Pros
  • Value for MoneynVery Low Noise LevelnDurable BladesnBest for Home Ownersn
Cons
  • Won’t chip large woodn

Conclusion

So those were the best all around wood chippers.

Hope you found what you were looking for in this guide.

Happy chipping!

– Adam