Quickly turn your yard debris into nutrient-rich garden mulch and do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle with the Sun Joe electric chipper/shredder. Powered by a robust 15 Amp motor, the CJ602E electric wood chipper and shredder generates speeds of up to 4,300 revolutions per minute, making quick work out of the brush, leaves and branches overcrowding your lawn. Designed for light-duty jobs, this wood chipper effectively chips and shreds wooden sticks and limbs up to 1.5 in. thick, reducing your yard waste up to 1/17th its original size. The minimized wood chips resulting from Sun Joeâ€™s efforts are perfect for use as garden mulch around your trees and flower beds. Easy to assemble and virtually maintenance free, the Sun Joe electric chipper and shredder is ready to go when you are. Just plug it in and instantly start chipping. Unlike gas-powered tools, the electric-powered Sun Joe means you donâ€™t have to deal with smoke, fumes, unpredictable starters and costly tune-ups. The CJ602E also features a safety stop that automatically engages when the hopper is opened.