Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Efficiency Liker Very impressed
I bought an older model (CJ601E) that had been well used at a rummage sale with low expectations as I have used small electric chippers before and found them marginal at best. I cut a lot of trees for firewood for myself and others. I cut a 50ft Black Birch which is hard, stringy wood. This machine chipped 85% of the branches with no problem. I am seriously impressed! Keep in mind that this chipper was well used before I bought it. If this chipper fails I will definitely buy the newer, more powerful one (CJ602E). This is a good product. Some suggestions for use:
(1) It likes fresh, green limbs 1in or smaler. It will chip dry limbs but it complains.
(2) I suggest placing a "Contractors Tub" under the discharge to catch the chippings. It makes it easier dump them in a wheelbarrow. I tried using a 5gal bucket but found that it blew dust, etc., back at me.
(3) Instead of having to bundle and haul off branches, I ended up with some great mulch which I was able to put in gardens and on the yard. When you consider the cost of a bag of mulch, this machine actually saves money. I filled 2 1/2 55gal drums with excellent mulch.