Model # HS720AS

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Honda HS720AS 20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
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HS720AS 20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

  • 190cc Engine
  • Medium Duty with up to 12 inch clearing depth
  • Up to 33 feet throwing distance
$699.00 /each

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Snow is no match for a Honda HS720AS, electric start snow blower. Designed to plow through the heaviest of snow. Equipped with a legendary Honda four stroke easy starting engine. The HS720AS runs on regular gas, which eliminates the need to mix gas/oil. 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 self-propelled auger drive
  • Convenient 120-Volt AC electric starter
  • Moves up to 55-Ton of snow per hour
  • Snow director chute control easily controls distance and direction of snow
  • Operator friendly controls with large on/off switch
  • Glove friendly, large fuel tank cap and recoil grip
  • Easy access spark plug and fuel drain
  • Throws snow up to 33 ft.
  • 2 year warranty
  • This Single-Stage Snow Blower Features:

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Name 20 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Snow Director Chute Control HS720AS 20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 21 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower SnowMaster 724 QXE 24 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Brand Honda Honda Toro Toro
Ratings (46) (120) (152) (216)
Snow Equipment Product Type Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower
Clearing Width (In.) 20 20 21 24
Snow Blower Features No Additional Features No Additional Features No Additional Features Power Steering,Skid Shoes,Variable Speed
Engine Make Honda Honda OEM Branded OEM Branded
Traction Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive
Clearing Surface Type Paved Paved Paved Paved
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Is the snow director chute made of metal, or plastic?

Asked by: CT1
Metal but spring broke after only two uses and now the chute only blows snow on high mode. Cheaply made of defective model sent to me.
Answered by: Disappointed
Date published: 2017-03-20

Is this snowthrower assembled or if not, how long does it typically take for a handy person too assemble?

Asked by: serge
Takes about 5 minutes, tighten 2 12mm bolts on handle bar ,put oil (supplied)and gas in and turn key to on pull choke out and fire up !!!!!!
Answered by: Dusty
Date published: 2016-12-14

Honda engines are generally very easy to start (my Honda lawnmower starts 1st or 2nd pull every t...

Honda engines are generally very easy to start (my Honda lawnmower starts 1st or 2nd pull every time) do I really need the electric start feature? Do you guys use that?
Asked by: cas
I do not use the electric start, but the one I purchased has never started on the first pull. It usually takes at least 3-4 pulls before starting.
Answered by: Disappointed
Date published: 2017-03-21

Two Questions - Quality, Capacity

I always hear that the version of power equipment sold at a "big box" store #even the same make and model# is somehow inferior to the versions sold at outdoor power specialists #for instance the local Deere dealer#. Is that valid? If there's 15-18 inches of snow accumulated, will this unit still get through it allowing the user to simply pick up the residue on a second pass #let's assume the snow is light, I understand heavy wet conditions may compromise the performance#
Asked by: Jim
With regards to your question about "quality" I would say the Honda snowblower sent to me was of poor quality. It was sent with a factory defect, but since the defect was not discover until I used it after the 30 days since purchase, Honda told me it was now a HomeDepot problem. So the "big box" store purchase you refer to is a valid concern and I would say buyer beware.
Answered by: Disappointed
Date published: 2017-03-13
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HS720AS 20 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 120.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SINGLE STAGE SNOWBLOWER MADE First let me acknowledge that i am a Honda fan. I purchased the prior model to this one 15 years ago with the electric start though at that time it came with no crank chute controls but is basically the same specs and model as this one. I have never needed to use the electric start, it started on the first or second pull. It is easy to pull start (almost no resistance on the pull cord) because Honda incorporates a decompression valve that remains open until the engine first fires then closes quickly to provide subsequent cylinder compression for full operating power. My current Honda snowblower never needed major maintenance only oil change, spark plug cleaning etc. in 15 yrs and is still running strong. One might ask; then why are you replacing it? I'm not. The snowplow can't get to do my large drive (15 car) early enough to allow us to drive out granddaughter to school on time so I bought a second one so both my wife and I can cut a straight path to the road quickly. Prior to this Honda I had a massive two stage Craftsman with "tractor thread" traction power. What a mistake that was. The chute always got clogged and the tractor threads were worthless; better of with big rubber wheels. This Honda is more powerful and moves snow faster and throws it further than the two stage ever did! Keep in mind that this is a four stroke and has more torque that a two stroke that bogs down fast when the RPMs drop, not so with a 4 stroke. My older Honda can move deep snow 6-8 inches with no to very little bog down only in very wet and heavy snow and the two stages will also do the same. It has amazing torque! I think this new Honda will perform just as well (just bought it today). Some of the reviewer said that they bought it early in the season and had to wait for snow to check it out and by then it was out of the store warranty. You don't have to wait for snow, get the unit ready according to the manual, start it up, let the engine run for about half and hour then to simulate the full operation of the auger engage the auger handle for 10 min on and off for about another half hour all while the machine is standing still with the front raised with a 2x4 laid on the ground under it to keep the rubber auger paddle off the ground (no forward traction). If it passes this test you just checked out 90& of the unit's operation without snow! Now another word of caution. On all small engines either two stroke or four stroke USE PREMIUM GAS! The lower octane gas has ethanol alcohol in it with no protective additives in it and in short time will cause major problems. Also when storing the unit over the summer drain the gas tank and run the unit till the carb bowl is dry (has no gas, the unit stops running). If you store it with gas in the tank you have to use a gas stabilizer (un-stablized gas is only good for 2-3 months). The best stabilizer which most dealers recommend is made by SeaFoam. Getting back to this Honda little power house; it cost a little more but you save on maintenance, downtime and it's reliable; I know from experience. Big plus is I hear it's made in the USA unlike Toro (Mexico) and the Toro engines may be Chinese. So now I'll have two Honda's one for my wife and one for me as we work as a pair, oh by the way she has used the one I have and loves it; compact, lite wight, easy to maneuver and powerful! Another word of advise, buy from Home Depot stores not on-line, you will get to inspect for shipping damage prior to purchase. Two much of a risk of getting a returned unit with missing parts that may have be returned to the on-line warehouse only to be sent out to another customer that may not return it for various personal reasons. It's your choice pay a little more for quality or buy for lowest price and sacrifice reliability. Just my humble opinion.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I had the HS 520 before this one and decided to go with more power. Today I did my driveway that ... I had the HS 520 before this one and decided to go with more power. Today I did my driveway that had 2inches of heavy wet snow and the power of the 720 did the job, no question. It threw the snow farther than I expected. What I didn't expect, especially from Honda, was the extream vibration that vibrated the blade handle right off three times. The handle is not bolted on. It was assembled at Home Depot and it appears you have to spread the handle to insert the tips into holes in the push bar. I saw no way it was going to not happen every time I used it. I'm sorry to say, it's going back.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great except the unnecessarily difficult chute controls. I wish Honda would issue a recall to fix... Great except the unnecessarily difficult chute controls. I wish Honda would issue a recall to fix the chute controls. They are supposed to make it easier, but instead make it more difficult to operate.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got the HS720AS to replace the HS520 for more power even I have the two stage HS724AT to deal wit... Got the HS720AS to replace the HS520 for more power even I have the two stage HS724AT to deal with the packed snow from the snow plow truck. Easy to assemble, not easy to put oil in it, but started on first pull. Have excessive vibration due to the power full 7HP engine as people complained about it and solved the problem. 1) Do not over tighten the two 8mm handle bolts, read the manual instructions. 2) Bought from Ebay for $6 the Good Vibrations Comfort Grip Model 100 and installed it in the handle. It works great and happy with the new HS720AS. Home Depot has the lowest price for Honda Snow blowers in the DC metro area, I don't own HD stock.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed for this snow blower with respect to the premium price tag and supposed quality... Very disappointed for this snow blower with respect to the premium price tag and supposed quality reputation of the manufacturer. As many reviewers have mentioned, the chute controls are very stiff and difficult to adjust in the cold weather. Last season, the chute control stick is stuck to the end and cannot move at all. I went to Home Depot for warranty service. However, it was not covered under warranty because nothing was broken. By the way, Home Depot is not an authorized dealer for Honda products. I was unhappy for the charged repair as it should be covered by the warranty. I would not recommend this particular snowblower to anyone.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Snowblower!! I was previously using the Honda HS622, one of their high end 2 stage hydrostatic transmissions with the Trax system. It didn't really perform until we had 8 plus inches of snow. And in wet snow it clogged frequently. Sold it and picked up the HS720 at HD. Unbelievable difference. It will clean up a half inch of snow right down to the pavement. It throws dry, wet and even soggy slush. It is lightweight and easily maneuverable. Self propelles itself and is very simple. I really like how Honda put their 190cc engine on them; More power to throw deep snow. The paddle design is also very good. I compared it to several others and Honda's collects and transfers the snow right into the shoot better than any of the competitors I looked at. Note: I test drove my neighbors before I purchased mine. He had the base model with manual shoot adjust. (There is no difference between the three 720 models in performance - only difference is the controls and electric start) I bought the AS with lever assisted shoot adjust and the electric start. Initially I was going the get the base model but ended up with the high end model. I do prefer the levers for adjustment. It makes for quick work when maneuvering. The electric start is not worth the extra $50 in my opinion: Honda GC190 engines are such consistent starters with the pull start that having to plug in an extension cord and put it away is a hassle because they start on the first pull every time (providing you are maintaining it). Excellent machine. Using it in Utah winters where snow type can fluctuate very widely. This machine handles it with ease and very quickly. It's lightweight design makes it a breeze to move around and get the job done.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had the machine for a week. Used it the first time since I bought it for 8 inches of powder snow.... Had the machine for a week. Used it the first time since I bought it for 8 inches of powder snow. To start with Consumers Report was right. Hearing protection is needed. It is LOUD. That said, I was happy with the rest of the machine. Starts in 2 pulls when cold. Plenty of power even for the snow the city plow left in the drive way. The chute direction control takes some effort to move the chute but I got use to that. Appreciate the remote control for the deflector at the top of the chute. Would have gave it a 5 if not for the noise. Then again the ear muffs keep my ears warm.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The product works fine even with wet, heavy snow and the controls are well placed. That said ther... The product works fine even with wet, heavy snow and the controls are well placed. That said there are a few problems with the product. 1. The notched collar that allows the discharge to be directed in the desired direction arrived missing two screws. This was not apparent until the collar separated making it very difficult to direct the discharge. The two screws that were installed in the collar seemed to have been glued, in making them impossible to remove. This made finding replacement screws very difficult as the exploded view in the instructions didn't indicate the screw size. 2. The chute and impeller seem to be made of very soft metal. Both pieces bent significantly when I encountered some ice in a snow drift. We're not talking about rocks or other hard objects here, just some ice pushed up onto my side walk by the snow plow.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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