Best Portable Wood Chipper [My Top 4 Picks]

 

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Are you looking for the best portable wood chipper?

Something that you can easily take around with you? Well you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what I’ll be going over in this post.

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  
Small Sun Joe CJ603E
  • Cuts through branches as thick as 1.73 inches
  • Electric powered
  • Weighs 38.6 lbs
Big Branches SuperHandy
  • Shreds branches as thick as 3 inches
  • Gas-powered
  • Weighs 130 lbs
Tacklife
  • Shreds a maximum of 1.77 inches
  • Electric
  • Weighs 36.5 lbs.
PowerSmart PS10
  • Shreds up to 1.5 inches thick
  • 15-amp electric motor
  • 29 pounds

Sun Joe CJ603E – Small

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  • Cuts through branches as thick as 1.73 inches
  • Electric powered
  • Weighs 38.6 lbs

Power

At a size of only 8X15X31 inches, this is the smallest and most compact chipper that I’m looking at today. It uses a 15-amp motor that can be run by any 120-volt power supply.

Because this is run by a power cord, there’s no fuel supply that you need to worry about running out. You can be ensured that a consistent stream of power will flow through this machine when powered.  

Portability

Portability is a priority with any wood chipping job. I personally need to be able to push my chipper close to an area where I’d like my mulch. This unit has 7-inch wheels to make transportation easier than a smaller size.

These are located on the bottom of the chipper and are attached to the frame. The convenient top handle gives you a safe place to hold onto. 

Since this device does need to be plugged in to run, the only thing you will need to worry about is checking for a nearby outlet to use.

If you don’t have one, an extension cord works just as well. If you have one long enough, the sky is the limit to where you can park your wood chipper.

Safety 

Sun Joe is well known for its safety hopper. In short, this is a knob that will lock the machine to ensure the motor won’t run when opened. The chipper will stop all on its own if this opens while in use

Pros
  • PortablenNo fumesnLow maintenancenSafenReliablen2-year warrantyn
Cons
  • Won’t cut thicker than 1.73 inchesn

SuperHandy – Big Branches

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  • Shreds branches as thick as 3 inches
  • Gas-powered
  • Weighs 130 lbs.

Power

The SuperHandy is gas-powered. This means no annoying cords to drag around and no need to ensure you are working near an outlet or power source.

Simply fill this up with fuel and you can cart it wherever needed. Since this is a four-stroke, you don’t need to worry about mixing any fuel. All the engine needs is straight gasoline. 

This chipper uses a 7HP 212CC engine to provide you with a maximum rpm of 3600. In other words, the teeth of the chipper will rotate 3600 times per minute.

Portability

With the weight of this machine, it can still be transported by hand thanks to its wheels, Also,  using a tow bar kit, you can hook up an ATV, ride on a lawnmower, or even a smaller tractor to drag it around for you. 

Versatile

There are a lot of different ways this machine can be utilized. It contains a 3 in 1 set up that allows for chipping, mulching, and shredding.

If you need any sort of forestry jobs, such as the reduction of forest fires, or any gardening, landscaping, this is the right tool for you.

Pros
  • Shreds, chips, and mulches branches as thick as 3 inchesnNo need to pluginnCan be towedn
Cons
  • HeavynHas fumesnTow bar and vacuum kit both sold separatelyn

Tacklife

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  • Shreds a maximum of 1.77 inches
  • Electric
  • Weighs 36.5 lbs.

Power

The Tacklife is powered by a combination of a 15-amp motor and a planet gearbox. This is corded and so it must be plugged into a power source such as an outlet or generator to run.

This eliminates the need to add any fuel to the machine. 

It’s powerful enough to chip through limbs as wide as 1.77 inches while still providing a reduction rate of 16:1.

The cutting torque is high at 460Nm. In other words, it has more than  torque which will ensure a quick yet efficient job.

Portability

With a weight of only 36.5 lbs. as well as wheels attached to the base, this chipper is easy to move around. Simply tilt it onto the wheels and, using the handle located on the top side, push or pull this wherever you need it to be.

Pros
  • QuietnFume freenPortablenSafenLow maintenancen2-year warrantyn
Cons
  • Will only cut 1.77-inches thickn

PowerSmart PS10

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  • Shreds up to 1.5 inches thick
  • 15-amp electric motor
  • 29 pounds

Powerful

This chipper is small and lightweight but still very powerful. The 15-amp motor is able to shred any wood as thick as 1.5 inches. This makes it an ideal asset for use in the garden.

Want to make your own mulch? With the Powersmart it’s easy to enrich your yard with high nutrition.

Portability

As mentioned above, the chipper weighs a mere 29 lbs. On top of this, there are two-six inch wheels on the base and a handle located on the top. These things combined make this chipper ideal to move around.

As long as you have a reliable power supply or a long extension cord, you will have no issues placing this in any area around your yard.

Usage

This is an ideal tool to have for any yard cleanup. It is great for mulching your lawn clippings, twigs, and any other foliage. This is the perfect way to an environmentally friendly home.

Pros
  • Small, lightweightnSafenEnvironmentally friendly; no fumesnPortablen
Cons
  • Can only cut up to 1.5 inches thickn

Conclusion

The best portable wood chipper is the Sun Joe CJ603E. It cuts branches up to 1.73 inches thick thanks to its amp motor, and weighs 38.6 lbs/17.5kg. 

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

Happy chipping!

– Adam