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Snow Blower Reviews
Snow Blower Performance
The point of using a snow blower is efficient and ache-free snow removal. For the most part, snow blowers reviews indicate that the best cheap snow throwers perform quite well and often exceed expectations -- provided they're used under the conditions for which they were designed; that is, light to moderate snowfall.
Snow Clearing.The amount of snow that the best snow throwers can clear depends largely on their design. Consumers' satisfaction with their purchase often depends on how well they matched the machine's capabilities with snowfall conditions in their area. No one, for instance, expects the Toro Power Shovel 38361 to dig through 20-inch drifts with ease. It is, after all, little more than an electrified shovel. Still, numerous users who posted snow blower reviews at Target say it sure beats the manual alternative, especially in a big storm. Users report clearing driveways and paths in a fraction of the time they would have spent without the Power Shovel. Snow blower reviews prize this model for its handiwork on small areas and say it's best to clear regularly and not let the snow accumulate more than six inches. When a blizzard hits, snow thrower reviews suggest, the best line of attack is to clear the snow in layers and first chop up packed snow with a regular shovel.
Expectations are higher for more powerful electric snow blowers. One snow blower review named the GreenWorks 26032 the best snow thrower in the electric-powered segment largely because of its cutting path and throw rate; the review adds that it handily cleared snow up to 10 inches deep during field tests. Many users posting on Amazon, including those who live in snowbelt regions, echo this assessment but do suggest getting to it before the snowfall exceeds 8 inches. A few snow thrower reviews caution that this model does better with dry, powdery snow than heavy, wet snow. Another of our picks, the WORX WG650, likewise beats expectations given its low price and light weight, according to snow blower reviews. Users' posts on Snow Blowers Direct praise the results with light to moderate snow, and sometimes with accumulations that rise above the 9-inch intake. One user reports, without complaining, that a 10-inch layer required two passes and another notes that the very thin layer of snow left behind is easily eliminated with a sprinkling of salt or snow-melt product.
Moving up to the heftier, gas-powered category, the models on our list garner their share of praise. Despite the many skeptics who doubted that the Toro Power Clear 418ZE could manage the record snow falls of 2011, snow thrower reviews at Snow Blowers Direct and Home Depot report that it cleared more than a foot of snow down to the pavement (several passes were usually required). Users also say it manages heavy, wet snow with ease and throws snow farther than anticipated. The Craftsman 88780 garners approval for its 13-inch intake, which snow thrower reviews at Sears say chews through snowfalls up to 20 inches without balking. Several note that the Craftsman cleans to the surface and can tackle snowplow pile-ups, although a few report that clumped, dense snow is more than it can handle. We also read one review commenting that it lacks sufficient traction on inclines.
The electric Snow Joe Ultra 6222U1 cuts it with some users but not with others. In snow blower reviews on Overstock, for example, several consumers report it easily clears 6 inches and more of light, dry snow and a small amount of wet snow; another, however, writes that he's reverted to the old-fashioned shovel because 2 inches is about the limit of this model's ability. Comments on Amazon are likewise divided. Some snow blower reviews say persistence works during a blizzard (e.g., proceed slowly, push forward about 12 inches and then pull back until the spot is clear, shave off a top layer first, go out often) while others assert that the plastic components just can't get the job done.
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