Snow Blowers Features Comparison
Cheap snow blowers, whether gas or electric, are designed for light to medium snowfalls and for use on smooth, mostly level surfaces. The power they produce roughly indicates how much snow they can move -- the more the machine does, the less you do. Larger areas to clear call for a wider clearing path to limit the number of passes needed. The height of the intake indicates how deep a cut the cheap snow thrower can make; figure on about two inches less than the intake specs. Good cheap snow throwers have an adjustable discharge shoot that lets you aim the snow where you want it to go. You'll also want a cheap snow blower that sends the snow far enough away so you won't have to clear it a second time.
|Gas or Electric||Power (amps or engine displacement)||Clearing Width||Intake||Directional Chute||Maximum Throwing Distance|
|Toro Power Shovel estimated price $99||Electric||7.5 amps||12”||6”||None – just throws straight ahead||20 ft.|
|GreenWorks Snow Thrower estimated price $200||Electric||12 amps||20”||10”||180°||20 ft.|
|Toro Power Clear estimated price $399||Gas||87 cc||18”||12”||210°||25 ft.|
|WORX Snow Thrower estimated price $228||Electric||13 amps||18”||10”||180°||30 ft|
|Craftsman Snow Thrower estimated price $500||Gas||179 cc||21”||13”||190°||N/A|