Electric chipper shredders may not be as heavy duty as gas powered units, but there are a few electric units out there that pack quite a punch! They are a great choice if you want a chipper shredder that is more affordable, less noisy, easy to start up, compact, light and environmentally friendly. Let’s have a look at our top 3 electric chipper shredders based on power, chipping capabilities, quality, durability and customer reviews.
#1: The Patriot Products CSV-2515
This is the best electric chipper shredder currently on the market. Unlike most units, the CSV-2515 is made of metal – weighing in at a hefty 95 pounds. It also comes with a big price tag for an electric unit. This model can rip through branches of 2.5 inches in diameter and reduce them to a 20:1 ratio with it’s 14 amp motor.
All processed yard waste will discharge from the side of the machine and into a collection bag unlike other electric models that discharge from the bottom, directly onto the ground.
This unit has rave reviews, but due to its popularity, it’s frequently out of stock. Check to see if the CSV-2515 is currently in stock
Chipping Diameter: 2.5 inches
Reduction Ratio: 20:1
Motor: 14 amp
Weight: 95 pounds
Dimensions: 37 x 24 x 35 inches
#2: Sun Joe CJ601E
Don’t let this friendly green machine fool you. It’s an excellent chipper shredder with a 14 amp motor, capable up chipping branches up to 1.5 inches thick. Operating the Sun Joe CJ601E is easy – just press the ‘on’ button and feed all your branches, twigs and leaves through the top of the machine and watch it turn your yard waste into 1/16th its original size. The push stick makes it easy and safe to feed the machine without getting your hands or fingers near the sharp blades.
The Sun Joe CJ601E weighs only 26 pounds which makes it easy to move around the yard without putting strain on your back. It’s also very compact, making it easy to store unlike the Patriot CSV-2515. The best thing about this model is it gets the job done without putting a hole in your wallet!
Chipping Diameter: 1.5 inches
Reduction Ratio: 16:1
Motor: 14 amp
Weight: 26 pounds
Dimensions: 36.75 x 20 x 17 inches
#3: Eco-Shredder ES1600
The Eco-Shredder ES1600 can chip branches up to 1-3/8 inches in diameter and reduce them to 1/10th its original size. Its 3-way feed makes reducing yard waste quick and easy. The Eco-Shredder also works best with branches less than 1 inch in diameter. It is not recommended to consistently feed the unit its maximum capacity.
This unit is slightly heavier than the Sun Joe, weighing in at 71 pounds. The large 7 inch wheels and ergonomic handle bar makes it easier to transport.
Chipping Diameter: 1.375 inches
Reduction Ratio: 10:1
Motor: 14 amp
Weight: 71 pounds
Dimensions: 22 x 22 x 24 inches