Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 66
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Roseytoe This version has issues
I have a version of this shovel that I purchased about 3-5 years ago. The plastic bottom of it was getting pretty worn, so I bought a new one for this winter. The design combines the best of ergonomics & flexibility. The two little knobbies that hold the flex handle in place snapped in the sub-zero temperatures this morning, leaving me with a new, broken shovel with only 5 shoveling days in. The snow wasn't even heavy or packed. So now I will go back to using my old, worn shovel of the same model & try to figure out if I can switch parts on the two.
January 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by amragos Breaks too easily!
Received this as a gift from my mother. First big snow storm this year, I used it and halfway down the driveway, the handle broke off..not the helper handle, where the end of the shovel meets the red scooper part. I called EMCO because the sticker on the shovel says "guaranteed". They wanted a picture of the break, I sent it. They sent me a new shovel. Next storm I used it, picked up less heavier snow to avoid breakage. Was just "pushing" the heavy stuff and lifting a lighter load of snow. While pushing the heavy snow, it broke again, same spot. I emailed the rep, she wanted pics again, she sent me a new shovel again. Maybe third time will be the charm? Maybe not....we shall see...
February 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rudy This shovel is not of the quality I expected
I had finally, after searching for 2 years, found what I thought was the same quality shovel I had purchased about 10 years ago. I was terribly disturbed to find the scoop (I think that is what it's called) was already curling up, after only 3 uses !!!!!!!! The wonderful, durable handle appears to be of the same quality as my 10 yr. old treasure.
For the 30 some dollar price of this disaster, I decline to rate this product in a manner so as to encourage anyone to purchase it.
I was delighted with the speedy deliver of this item, and the excellent qualities displayed by the attendant who checked me out at Home Depot. I am a frequent customer of Home Depot and I suggest Home Depot seriously consider discontinue the selling of this product.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Connai My Dad Loves This Shovel
I purchased this item for my father as a gift. I loves it.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldladyshoveler Great for the back
My roofer gave me this shovel a dozen years ago and it has made the many, many storms since no problem. I gave this one as a gift. I gave others to my relatives in Vermont a couple years ago and they have been very appreciative. I am 70 and female with no back problems, thanks to the design. Since I have the same one my roofer gave me, it is very durable.
March 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bdrn I have returned it
The actual shovel was ok. The extra handle was soft plastic & did not provide any stability when using the shovel. The extra handle needs to be firm in order to allow for easy use. I returned this product.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nita Best shovel ever!
I Love this shovel it cleans down to the pavement.
March 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ubcxzhang I bought it in last Oct, and it partly broken at second use, and fully broken in the 3rd use
I do not know why this one get good review. I was fooled by the good reviews, and got this wrong one.
This is my first shavel, and it is only good for one snow.
There are 3 bigger snows in my home this year. First time using is great. Second time the front handle was broken, but it is ok. Third big snow is quite big, and the shavel was broken between pole and head. Now it is totally not useful.
I have to hassle to spend time with warranty, or I just pay another $30 to get another one and trash this.
March 3, 2015