Best Reliable Wood Chipper [My Top 4 Picks]

 

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Are you looking for the best reliable wood chipper?

Something that will last for years and will get the job done every time?

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

Let’s get straight into it!

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  
Top Pick Sun Joe CJ602E
  • Shreds branches as thick as 1.5 inches
  • 15 amp electric motor
  • Weighs 26.2 pounds
Bigger Branches SuperHandy Ultra
  • Shreds wood up to 3 inches thick
  • Gas powered engine
  • Weighs 120.7 pounds
Sun Joe CJ603E
  • Shreds branches as thick as 1.73 inches
  • 15-amp electric motor
  • Weighs 38.6 pounds
TackLife
  • Shreds up to 1.77 inches thick
  • Electric motor
  • Weighs 36.5 pounds

Sun Joe CJ602E – Top Pick

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  • Shreds branches as thick as 1.5 inches
  • 15 amp electric motor
  • Weighs 26.2 pounds

Power

This wood chipper is my top pick for a couple of reasons. One of the main ones is the amount of power being released through the 15-amp motor.

With a blade that rotates at 4100 rpm or 4100 turns per minute, this machine will quickly tear through branches as thick as 1.5 inches.

Quiet

Having an electric engine reaps several great benefits. On top of it being more environmentally friendly than gas-powered, it’s also quieter.

Operating at a level of only 113 dB is much friendlier to work with and less likely to cause any ear damage.

Portable

Due to the two-six inch wheels located on the base, as well as the minimal weight, the Sun Joe CJ602E is easy to move.

Whether you’re moving this around daily or simply pulling it out of the shed for quick use, you’ll have no issues getting this where you need it.

Safe

A day of wood chipping can quickly turn into a deadly nightmare. Equipped with a safety hopper means that this machine is safe to use.

The locking knobs ensure the motor will not run until properly closed and ready to go. There will be no need to worry about any accidents occurring.

Pros
  • Easy to startnPortablenQuietnNo fumesnSafenLightweightn
Cons
  • Only good for branches as thick as 1.5 inchesn

SuperHandy Ultra – Bigger Branches

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  • Shreds wood up to 3 inches thick
  • Gas powered engine
  • Weighs 120.7 pounds

Powerful Engine

This wood chipper is great for branches that are as thick as 3 inches. This is twice as long as the first chipper I looked at. Because this is a gas-powered engine, it is also quite a bit more powerful.

It runs at 7hp 212cc while using a 4-stroke engine. This means that you won’t need to worry about mixing the correct fuel source.

Portable

There are 2 wheels on the bottom of this chipper. All you have to do is simply tilt the machine backwards a bit and, using the handle conveniently located on the top, steer in the direction you wish to go. 

Due to the heavyweight, there is also an option to purchase a tow bar separately. Any ATV with a hitch or smaller tractor can easily attach and maneuver the chipper.

This can greatly help to save your back from trying to carry or push and pull it into the right location. 

Multi-functioning

There’s no need to fight to set up differing tools. This machine does it all with its 3 in 1 multi-functioning service.

Not only can you chip wood and mulch, but there is also a handy catch bag to make cleanup that much easier for you. The leaf vacuum is sure to save you a lot of time and hard work. 

Pros
  • PowerfulnPortablenTowablenChips and mulches branches as thick as 3 inchesn3 in 1 multi-functioningn
Cons
  • HeavynTow bar must be purchased separatelyn

Sun Joe CJ603E

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  • Shreds branches as thick as 1.73 inches
  • 15-amp electric motor
  • Weighs 38.6 pounds

Power Levels

This chipper uses 120-volts alongside a 15-amp motor to provide the best possible mulching and shredding action.

All of this allows for no annoying fumes. It also means that this is much more lightweight than if it were gas-powered. 

Portable

The compact design combined with 7-inch wheels makes this device easy to move around. It also boasts a lightweight of only 38.6 lbs.

A hard handle on top allows you to tilt it sideways onto the wheels and push or pull wherever you need to go.

Pros
  • LightweightnEasy to startnPortablenNo fumesnSafen
Cons
  • Not good for branches above 1.73 inches thickn

TackLife

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  • Shreds up to 1.77 inches thick
  • Electric motor
  • Weighs 36.5 pounds

Power

The Tacklife is a great wood chipper in that it uses a 15-amp motor to reduce your material to 16:1. It has the capability to be fed any limbs or branches as thick as 1.77 inches.

One of the great benefits of this being electric is noise reduction. Operating at only 94dB, this is noticeably quieter than any gas-powered machines.

Anti-clogging Roller Blades

What’s one of the most common issues with wood chippers? Needing to unplug the clogs of course! By using high-quality blades that utilize a total of seven teeth, this greatly increases the efficiency in which it can shred.

These blades operate as fast as 420 cuts per minute to allow for a quick cleanup of your yard. 

Safety Features 

Safety is taken to a new level with the overload protection switch on this machine. If any blockage does happen to occur, the machine will remain suspended.

A push paddle is included for safely delivering the material through the feeder. This in turn will protect you as well as the machine, from any damage or injury.

Pros
  • LightweightnPortablenNo fumesnSafenAnti-clogging systemnEasy to startn
Cons
  • Must be plugged in (as do all electric chippers)n

PowerSmart PS10

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  • Shreds up to 1.5 inches
  • Electric motor
  • 29 pounds

Powerful

Don’t let the small size of this chipper fool you. It has a 15-amp motor which is still great for shredding any branches or sticks as thick as 1.5 inches.

This is ideal for you if you like to garden and want to make your own mulch. The high nutritional value will do wonders for your yard or garden.

Lightweight

This is the smallest, most lightweight chipper I have looked at today. This has a weight of only 29 pounds. On top of this, there are also two-six inch wheels on the base.

These things combined make this the ideal chipper for those smaller jobs. Regardless of your level of fitness, you will have an easy time rolling this around your yard.

Safety

The locking knobs allow for a safe operation. As long as these safety hoppers are open, the motor simply won’t run. Your mind will be at ease knowing that the machine won’t startup when you don’t want it to.

Pros
  • Small, lightweightnSafenNo fumesnPortablenEasy to startn
Cons
  • will not chip above 1.5 inchesn

Conclusion

The best reliable wood chipper is the Sun Joe CJ602E. It can shred branches up to 1.5 inches thick. It weighs 26.2 pounds/11.8kg, making it very portable. It’s quiet so it won’t disturb anyone safe to use.

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

Happy chipping!

– Adam