Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 62
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wisconsinRay 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 WiseOldMan 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 James 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 Lyn 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 DominickDC 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 Shoveller 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 BadBob 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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JMD Wouldn't buy from Home Depot
I liked the snowblower when it worked. It starts easy and throws the snow pretty good. The chute is hard to turn after you been using it a while. The problem is I bought the blower in early November and only had to use it three or four times before it blew a rod. Home Depot wouldn't't exchange it because it was two weeks pass the three months store warranty. I guest they they don't like to keep there customers happy. I know Lowe's would!
February 28, 2016