Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 77
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by car0125 Great Product but Handle broke the first time I used it.
I am really disappointed that the handle broke the first time I used the snow blower. When I reached out to Ariens, their response was to contact a local dealer. I expect better customer service then to just be told to contact a local dealer. They should have taken the time to send my a new handle. It was under warranty. I should not have to find a local dealer and drive there to pick up a new handle.
February 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nina Works great
I'm a widow and just got to use my snowblower for the first time...started on the first pull and simple to operate so I'm going to think positive that I'll get many years use out of this machine...
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shurman Great snow blower!
Great snow blower; it handled DCSnowZilla2016 without any problems.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Ariens Path-Pro SS21 21 in. 208 cc Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Came on time, packaged well, and assembled easily.
I used this twice in the last day, about 5 inches of medium weight snow each time. The blower works well for a single stage. (I also have a 2 stage Ariens 5524 for heavier jobs.
This unit cleans down to the cement well, much better than the 2 stage one.
I even handle to approach snow that the city snowplow left for us okay.
The skin on the unit seems to rattle some.
We purchased two of them, one for ourself and one for a daughter.
Both drip from the carberator when primed. Not sure about this so I need to call Ariens about it.
Wish we could have purchased this locally in our store but it was only available online.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowy Excellent machine
Really pleased with this machine! Used 3 times so far on snowfalls between 4-9". Performs really well. Tackled some 15" drifts and it just chews its way through (albeit at a slower pace). Couldn't ask for more. Have the 208cc model and it seems to have a lot of power. Packed very well from the factory. Unfolded the handle, 3 screws to mount the discharge chute, poured in supplied oil, gassed it up and it started on the first pull. (And continues to start on the first pull every time.)
Did a lot of research on their engineering of this model and it seemed to stand out from the competitors. Couldn't be happier with it!
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marden64 Works right out of the box
Bought this in store at Home Depot the other day. Just put some gas in it and went through the starting procedures. On the first start up, had to use the power cord. Pull cord didn't work. Ran the machine for a bit, turned it off and then used the pull cord and it fired right up.
Not having any snow in the driveway I used it on the side lawn. The snow bank is about 30in in height and with careful effort ( New toy so I took it easy ) it cut right through with no problems.
Two things that will need to be adjusted. 1) For us taller people is the handles. I'm 6'2" and they are a bit low 2) is the skid plates since I have a gravel driveway they need to be lowered some.
Other then that, I'm really pleased with the machine. Not to loud. Used it on speed 2 going forward, 3 might be the max you'll need. Speed 2 in reverse is a good pace although you can do it on speed 1 with no problems. It's easy to turn despite that you have to turn it yourself.
January 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kaw1000 Easy to pull start
I bought this snow blower without electric start to save some bucks and it is easy to pull start. Easier than a lawn mower. We had 3 inches of very wet snow and this blower did ok. Seemed a little under powered for those conditions. It got the job done but was a little sluggish in these conditions.
This is my first snow blower and overall very happy so far. It pulls itself along somewhat so did not have to push extremely hard. Wish it had larger tires.
November 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Yardman Great Machine, but...
Excellent machine, but be careful that you are sure what model you are purchasing if you do so online. Description of product on Home Depot website was different than what I received. Still a quality machine except for the scraper under the auger. It is made of plastic and when in was installed on my machine the bolts were tightened too much resulting in the scraper being wavy. I needed to remove the plastic scraper and install an aluminum one instead. Now it cleans beautifully.
December 14, 2014