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Sun Joe TJ604E Tiller Review

The Sun Joe TJ604E Tiller is an easy-to-assemble, powerful electric tiller suitable for most yards.

Sun Joe TJ604E Tiller Review
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Our Verdict

If you're not put off by a corded tiller, this is a great option for both value and ease of use.

For

  • Two year warranty
  • Easy storage
  • Lightweight

Against

  • Corded
  • Not the most powerful

The Sun Joe TJ604E Electric Tiller allows you to prepare the soil in your garden before you plant your seeds by cutting wide and deep so you don't need to pass over the same ground multiple times to get the soil consistency you want. It's easy to assemble, requires no maintenance, and comes with a two-year warranty. If you're looking for the best tiller for your yard and don't want a gas model, it's a great choice for your flower or vegetable garden.

Sun Joe TJ604E: Assembly

When you get this electric tiller home, you'll need to spend a few minutes putting it together, but don't let that intimidate you. There's only a handful of knobs and bolts to attach, and you can do it all by hand. If you follow the instructions closely, you should have a functional tiller in less than 10 minutes.

Once assembled, this rototiller weighs about 27 pounds. This weight is about average for the garden tillers on our lineup. The 13.5-amp motor and rear wheels allow you to operate this machine in much the same way as you would an electric lawnmower. It can till your soil up to 8 inches deep and 16 inches wide and its six angled tines help ensure that you don't have to retill the same patch of soil multiple times.

Sun Joe TJ604E: Features

Since this is an electric tiller, it requires a long extension cord to operate. You'll have to buy one separately since one is not included. You'll also want to make sure you get one that's long enough to reach your garden with room to spare. You'll also want take care that your cord doesn't get tangled up in the tines and sliced up.

When you're done preparing your garden, this tiller's handles fold down so you can store it away easily in a shed or garage. This is also a maintenance-free model, so you don't have to worry about mechanical chores (mixing fuel and oil) to keep this tiller working. However, you will have to keep it clean and dry during the winter months to make it last as long as possible. Sun Joe offers a two-year warranty.

Should you buy the Sun Joe TJ604E? 

The Sun Joe TJ604E won't disappoint people with small- to medium-sized gardens. It's easy to assemble, use and store. It cuts a wide and deep into the soil. The only thing you have to look out for is not getting your power cord tangled in the tines. 

This tiller is best suited to those with shallow beds of flowers and vegetables, because a gas tiller is better for airing more dense and compacted dirt. For regular maintenance at a great price though, it's a good choice.