Model # HS520AS

Internet #203213614

Honda 20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Honda

20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

Snow is no match for a Honda HS520AS, Electric Start Snow Blower. Designed to plow through the heaviest of snow. Equipped with a legendary Honda Four Stroke easy starting engine. The HS520AS runs on regular gas which eliminates the need to mix gas/oil and no nasty smell. It's lightweight and easy to use which makes clearing the driveway, walkway, or sidewalks a breeze.

  • Large 20 in. clearing path and 12 in. clearing height
  • Forward speed with self propelled auger drive
  • Easy to use and maneuver with auger assist
  • Runs 16 hrs on a single tank of fuel
  • Moves up to 55 tons per hour
  • Throws snow up to 26 ft.
  • 220 degree chute adjustment
  • Large 8 in. wheels
  • Operator friendly controls with large on/off switch
  • Assembly required are handlebar installation, chute installation, starter bracket install, add oil and gas
  • 2-Year residential warranty
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Assembled Depth (in.)
40 in
Assembled Height (in.)
26 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22 in
Auger diameter (in.)
Clearing Width (In.)
20 in
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)
Intake height (in.)
Tire height (in.)
Tire width (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg)
Clearing Surface Type
Drive System
Auger Propelled
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Engine Type
Honda OHV
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Number of Forward Speeds
Number of Reverse Speeds
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Product Weight (lb.)
Recommended Oil Type
Honda 10W-30
Snow Blower Features
No Additional Features
Snow Equipment Product Type
Single Stage Gas Snow Blower
Start Type
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles
Type of Snow

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-Year Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

replace blades

In general how often will the blades need to be replaced
Asked by: Anonymous
I have a second similar machine that is 5 years old and it is first showing signs of wear now, probably 30 or so extended uses.
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2015-09-20

When attaching handle there is an existing bolt on the right side. Does it need to be removed?

If removed, where is it used?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, if I remember correctly it was for shipping purposes only.
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will there be a pre-season sale on snow throwers.

I am interested in possibly a Toro or Honda snowthrower, but am looking for a better price then the list price. Will there be a pre-season sale at HD or should I look else where?
Asked by: Anonymous
I've seldom found a pre-season sale on these machines, I've purchased both mine on sale late in the season, but it'll be a small amount off and they'll go fast.
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2015-09-20

If I buy the electric start model - is there also a rope/pull start on this model as well?

Asked by: saxx
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snow Hawg!! This thing kicks butt!! I can throw 10"of heavy wet snow across the street and into my neighbors yard! Yeah it's spendy but it is totally worth it. Easy start, uses hardly any fuel, hawgs snow, and made me king of the neighbor hood! Love it so much I would buy this thing even if I lived in Vegas.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snow Beast! Heck of a niced little unit. Assembled from the box quite easily even for someone with only a basic set of wrenches. Once assembled, oiled & fueled up it cleared the walkway simply and quickly without missing a beat. The auger works great and really chews up the snow. After the walk I threw some red food coloring on the driveway snow and then threw it into the front yard. We set the blower out front and jam'd a boot in the auger to look like the woodchipper scene from Fargo. This little show blower get's a lot of attention, fine runner! The chute is extremely easy to operate and you can blow the snow clear across the yard, on the neighbors dog or wherever you want to throw it! It really runs strong. They electric start is worth the extra money over the base model. Very nice little unit!
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from average good machihe bad chute a better control system.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Depot and Honda to the Rescue! Our trusty ten year old snowblower finally bit the dust. Being a particularly brutal Chicago winter this year, we soon learned snow blowers were becoming increasingly hard to find in stock! But we decided to check out Home Depot online and are so glad we did. We purchased a Honda 20 inch Electric Start Snowblower, the Honda HS520AS.The electric start makes it so easy to start. The manual start is also much easier to use than other snow throwers we have had over the heart attack using this Honda! It is a surprisingly quiet snow thrower...our old one was always so loud! I highly recommend this snow thrower. The online shopping experience also comes highly recommended. The ease of checkout, the ability to communicate with online professionals made the entire experience a pleasure. Thank you Home Depot and Honda for coming to our rescue this snowy winter
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machines I have purchased 3 of these Hondas all with electric start. The first one had a problem with performance the second year and needed to be repaired which was not properly done and had additional problems and due to not having all pieces of broken part inside engine did further damage and required engine replacement. So I decided to replace the entire machine which has been operating for a few years now they are a great little machine and although I did have trouble with the first unit it's replacement has operated without any problems, also the third machine at a different residence has never had any problems after 4 years. My only suggestion would be on the chute control handle as it should be shorter so it does not stick out further than the side of the machine so it would not scrape the car when snoblowing next to it. Perhaps a remote control would be an improvement..
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All is good EXCEPT, the gas line drain valve was left on from factory so when we tried to start gas drained all over the plac Same as above, Excellent product, Strong engine, easy setup and use. Factory left the gas drain open so when we tried to start it drained gas all over.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It appears to be a good product - as most Honda products We bought this snowblower at the end of this winter (2013), and we only used it after the last snow storm. It was great! I was very impressed at its ease of use. However, this is the first time we used it and also the first time I've used a snowblower. The only difficulty I had was finding the drain screw to drain the gasoline for summer storage. I have used other Honda products in the past, and all have been good and reliable. We will see what happens next winter.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the electric start I had this model without the electric start. A shoulder injury prevented me from starting it last year. I sold that one and got the electric start. So nice to push a button and have it start right up. It handles all kinds of snow without any problems. Have used it twice so far this year. Hondas are pricey, but they are well-made and built to last.
Date published: 2014-01-02
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