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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. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Brand Honda Honda Toro Toro
Ratings (23) (65) (94) (123)
Snow Equipment Product Type Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Two 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
Snow Blower Usage Medium Medium
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 this snowthrower assembled or if not, how long does it typically take for a handy person too assemble?

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Just like everyone else is saying just a 10mm wrench and put some fuel in and make sure you put the oil in the motor not the gas tank. I can see someone mixing this 4 stroke up with a 2 Cycle where you do put the oil in the gas, but this goes in the motor. Read the manual too because you fill it all the way to the top and they have a very good picture you can see. Out of the box I would say you have it Read More
Just like everyone else is saying just a 10mm wrench and put some fuel in and make sure you put the oil in the motor not the gas tank. I can see someone mixing this 4 stroke up with a 2 Cycle where you do put the oil in the gas, but this goes in the motor. Read the manual too because you fill it all the way to the top and they have a very good picture you can see. Out of the box I would say you have it running in 10 to 15 minutes not rushing and checking things out easy.
I have been answering a bunch of questions because I work on motor of all kinds, except never worked on a Honda because they just do not seem to break down. I have done paddles and scraper plate, but you will have to do that with any blower.
Like I said I have been answering a lot of questions and putting this together is simple, but want to point out two very important things. This is not a lawn mower you are using when it is warm out and show blowers have been sitting in the cold and we all know it snows when it is cold out. You have to let these warm up before you go plunging into the snow as my neighbor learned when he blew his motor up. Second is make sure you do a good break in and do some starts when it is cold out without it snowing to let it break in so you can get the break in oil out and get fresh oil in when you have the 5 hours on it. Read Less
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September 2, 2015
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Mine came fully assembled. I only had to fill it with the oil they supplied & gas.
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January 28, 2015
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2 bolts need to get tighten and they are in place already
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January 27, 2015
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This snow thrower comes mostly assembled. You just have to straighten the handles out.. and tighten the nut/bolt. Then add oil (included) and gas. It took me about 5 minutes to complete the assembly and it was ready to use.
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December 17, 2014
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Only have to raise and tighten handle bar. You do have to put oil in the machine also.
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December 14, 2014
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It already assembled, all i have to do was install the handle bar, filled engine with oil and filled up the gas tank
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November 15, 2014
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10 minuted
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November 6, 2014
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The Honda HS720AS is simple to set-up; all you need is a 10mm wrench (or an adjustable crescent wrenche) to tighten the handlebar hardware, Add oil (included) and fresh gasoline. Done!
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Is the snow director chute made of metal, or plastic?

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October 22, 2016
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Metal like everyone else said and have to add they made it to last. My other one is a Toro and they are plastic and you know what picking up a chunk of ice or a small piece of broken side walk will do with a Toro don't you? You will have a brand new shoot because you will be ordering one because they crack over time. Not 100% sure if the new Toro's have metal or plastic but the Honda is for sure quality Read More
Metal like everyone else said and have to add they made it to last. My other one is a Toro and they are plastic and you know what picking up a chunk of ice or a small piece of broken side walk will do with a Toro don't you? You will have a brand new shoot because you will be ordering one because they crack over time. Not 100% sure if the new Toro's have metal or plastic but the Honda is for sure quality as why they cost a little more. I work on motors and never did a thing with a Honda because they just do not break down. With the snowblower you will be changing the scraper plate and rubber paddles on both at some point. They start very, very easy in the cold and I have the electric start and don't even use it where my little I have to or I am pulling away at it a bunch of times. Read Less
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January 16, 2016
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Metal.
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Steel
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Metal
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metal
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The HS720's discharge chute is all metal. -Robert@Honda
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what's the difference between auger drive and other drives?

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Their are two different kinds and they are single stage and dual stage. A single stage has something like an auger but has rubber paddles on it and it goes very fast so it can grab the snow and eject it out the shoot. These are primarily your smaller blowers and not the huge ones.
Dual stage has an auger that does spin too, but not as fast and it is a much bigger blower where the auger spins it goes a Read More
Their are two different kinds and they are single stage and dual stage. A single stage has something like an auger but has rubber paddles on it and it goes very fast so it can grab the snow and eject it out the shoot. These are primarily your smaller blowers and not the huge ones.
Dual stage has an auger that does spin too, but not as fast and it is a much bigger blower where the auger spins it goes a lot slower and can go into deep snow and chop it up. What it does next is pushes the snow upwards and it feeds it to the second stage which is a spinning impeller that goes very fast in the discharge shoot to blast it out and throws it a lot further.
For doing sidewalks, a street where you park your car, behind your garage, small patio, and a small drive way and they say this one has a 12 inch clearing height. I got mine last year and did not get much snow at all so really cannot say if the 12 inch is accurate or if they are talking about powdery snow. I know they say it will throw it 33 feet but with what little snow I got last year I cannot see it doing it unless it was complete powder and the wind was taking it in that direction. One other thing is they are great with the little snow falls that is the wet slushy stuff where the dual stage just makes a mess out of it and cannot blow it where this one can. We usually get one to two decent snow falls with the little ones each year so I have a single stage. If we do get the big one that is when my 4 wheel drive gets me over by my Father so I can do his and then take his dual stage back by me. I do his anyways, but the big snow fall I need the big blower
Dual stage is much bigger and more powerful for a lot of show and if you have large areas to go where you really need to throw that snow that is where the impeller in the shoot comes in to launch it. They are much harder to handle and give you a little workout despite them having speeds forward and reverse because you are the one that has to muscle it to turn it.
It all depends on what suits your needs where you live and how much show you get and what you have to use it on. If you are getting snow all the time like Wisconsin where I go can get 14 to 16 inches in a day you want the dual stage. When it snows up there it can just keep coming day after day, so we have a single and a dual stage up there Read Less
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An auger drive has very thick tire like material that the auger is made of. When the rubber auger makes contact with the pavement it moves the unit forward, release the drive engagement handle and the auger stops and forward movement stops. There is, in my opinion a great advantage to a single stage snowblower with a rubber drive auger i.e. the rubber auger will not tear up the surface of your driveway Read More
An auger drive has very thick tire like material that the auger is made of. When the rubber auger makes contact with the pavement it moves the unit forward, release the drive engagement handle and the auger stops and forward movement stops. There is, in my opinion a great advantage to a single stage snowblower with a rubber drive auger i.e. the rubber auger will not tear up the surface of your driveway like a steel one will and is less likely to break the shear pins because they are flexible should it hit a hard object. I have a 15 year old Honda with a rubber thread auger drive and the auger has shown hardly any wear and has never been replaced. Read Less
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Auger drive models have to be pushed as they aren't self propelled.
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The wheels are not driven, the auger has replaceable rubber paddles that will propel the machine forward if you slightly tip it forward. Otherwise you push it forward at a pace of your choosing. Light snow, run down the drive, wet, heavy snow take your time. I prefer to not use the auger drive feature and set my own pace.
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Auger-drive simply means as the rubber paddles engage and "pull" the snow into the housing, this can, under most conditions, pull the snow blower moving forward. It will not work in all snow conditions, so you may need to push the snow blower slightly. The more solid snow the auger paddles can "bite" the more forward movement you'll get. -Robert@Honda
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IS THIS UNIT PULL START AS WELL AS ELEC. START?

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Yes, both
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Pull and electric
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Yes, didn't you read the product description header in extra large type in bold?
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Yes, the HS720AS is a pull AND electric start model. It is a 120V-style starter, e.g., you plug in an extension cord (not included) and it uses power from your home to run the starter. Then, unplug the cord and you're ready to move some snow. -Robert@Honda
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 63 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Delivered from factory not in quality state 720AS delivered today. I wanted to make sure everything worked. No assembly needed except to secure handle and add oil. The discharge chute up and down control would not work. Appears no tension on return spring. After looking at picture of unit on line, the assembly the spring hooks up to is 90 deg at top. On mind it was laying flat and spring had no tension due to insufficient stretch. This looks like it came from the factory in this condition as there are is metal fatique present. Returning to HD for refund. Doubtful I will trust Honda again and I was initially thrilled that I had finally brought a Honda product due to the great ratings. October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by i have not yet had a chance to try it out, no snow yet. the machine looks and feels amazing. it not too noisy and everything just works. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. September 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I've owned several Honda products and all have been great quality Easy to set up out of box. Engine started on first attempt. Have only been able to use it on about 2 inches of wet snow but it did fine by blowing the snow a great distance and clearing close to the asphalt driveway. More like using a lawn mower that a heavy snow blower like other models. Very easy to handle. The plug in electric start is a great feature. August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This purchase was long overdue This Honda snow blower worked like a charm.. Started on the first pull. And it has electric start for me. Went through 20 plus inches of snow like nothing. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Machine if your smart with it! Bought this snowblower a day before the 30" snowfall and what a lifesaver it was. It doesn't have the huge opening others have but those always get clogged and you end up having to unblock it which is a pain. As long as you get out to clear 8 to 10" at a time this machine is great! Powerful engine and snow gets thrown far. Light and easy to maneuver. Only thing I would really improve is maybe slightly heavier duty wheels on this machine would make it really perfect. My neighbor recommended this machine to me and has had it for 10 years which is great. Just have to take care of it and maintain it and you'll have a great snow clearing machine for a long time! February 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handles average snowfalls with ease I previously owned a two stage snowblower. The Honda is much easier to handle and does fine with 5-6 inches of snow. If the snow is higher than 10 inches, or is densely packed, I found I needed to use a shovel to break the snow into more manageable chunks. My only issue with the blower is that the wheels are small and sometimes get clogged and then don't turn easily. This was most apparent when I tried to use the blower to make paths in my yard for the dogs after the 2 foot plus storm we had recently. The uneven terrain kept the blower from doing much good. February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Single-Stage Snow Blower there is I purchased this snow blower as a replacement for my Honda HS828 two-stage snow blower. I moved from Alaska to eastern Washington and no longer needed anything more than a single-stage snow blower. Setting up the HS720AS was very easy. After adding engine oil and gasoline, the snow blower started on the first pull. All controls were easy to move and use. The first use of the snow blower was for clearing my patio of about 1 inch of wet snow and it did a great job. The snow blower is much easier to maneuver than my old two-stage blower. I expect my HS720AS to last a long time just like my previous Honda snow blower, my Honda lawn mower, and my Honda generator. January 9, 2016
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