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Sun Joe CJ601E Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
2/5
Quality
2/5
Performance
2/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.0 out of 52.0 out of 52.0 out of 52.0 out of 52.0 out of 5
Pros
Price (2)
Light Weight (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Quiet (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Doesn't Do What You Said (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Waldo H.
San Diego, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/13
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Chipper Joe Might Be Ok
This machine works OK as made, but I think it needs a mod and Sun Joe needs to get the builders to do some better quality control (item #2 below).

I voided the warranty by taking care of both of these issues.

1. The feed chamber is a bad shape for soft and flexible material. All it does is bounce around or form to the shape of the chamber that keeps it from entering the cutter. The paddle does no real good in this case. I made a mod from a piece of exhaust pipe to solve that. The pipe... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Cons: Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
Waldo Recommends This Sun Joe Product
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Michael W.
Adkins, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Does Not Do The Job
Thought that it would be able to handle up to 1-1/2 inch branches and it gets stuck on 1/2 inch stuff. Easy to take apart and after the tenth time or so you become very good at it to. Recommend you spend the extra money and get one that will do what they say it will. It took over eight hours to do what should have taken two. Feeding port too small for leaves to feed. Over all a total waste of my money and effort.
Pros: Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Doesn't Do What You Said
Michael Does Not Recommend This Product
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Please see my review above. Cost too much to send back."
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Eddie R.
Pflugerville, TX
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Worth The $$
It is a complete waist of $$$. It wont chip anything bigger than your pinky finger and has a hard time with that.
Eddie Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Eddie,
We are sorry to hear about this! Is there a particular issue you were experiencing when chipping? Please contact our customer care department as 1-866-SNOWJOE (866-766-9563).
The CJ601E has a maximum cutting diameter of 1.5 inches, so it can handle an assortment of branches. This unit was designed with the home-owner in mind. Some harder woods, such as Hickory, Pecan, and Hard Maple, may require much more frequent sharpening of the blades. Please remember that keeping the blades sharp is crucial to being able to chip smoothly!
Hope this helps,
Snow Joe + Sun Joe
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