Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 340
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeffgo Just right.
I don't have a large driveway or a lot of snow to clear but this season has been particularly busy weather-wise. The Toro 621 E was my choice because of the overall width (taking it out of the garage without moving my cars). Instructions were thorough and very specific about its capabilities and limitations. If the convenience of adjusting the chute is important I would suggest the next model up like the 621 QZE but the unit itself is light to maneuver and small that it doesn't take a lot of effort to adjust anything.
February 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bbelle A great little machine!!
I bought this to do my double driveway because I put my back out. I selected it because of the 21" width and the electric start. I'm a 50 year old single mom and I needed something reliable that wouldn't be too heavy or hard to handle.
I'm thrilled with it. The drive wheels may not be "meaty", but even with a bad back, I have no trouble operating it at all. It moves along at a good pace and handles the snow very well. It's easy to start both with the pull cord and with the electric start and it throws the snow a good distance. I was worried about the durability of the plastic parts, but so far it's been a total workhorse and has had no trouble at all handling anything I've tossed at it.
I held back 1 star (wanted to hold back only half a star, but the choice is whole stars only) because I feel that it moves forward a little too quickly when operating. I'd have liked it to be just a tiny bit slower so that I don't feel like I'm nearly running up and down the driveway.
Overall, I would heartily recommend this model to anyone who doesn't need a "huge" or heavy duty machine, that is looking for reliability and easy handling at a reasonable price.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MsFixIt Great,
This review is written by a female used to assembling and repairing around the house.
It took a little time to read thru instructions for assembly. Then used it on 3rd snow of the season which was about eight inches of a fluffy snow... Not too much moisture. Using blower, it took me 20-30 minutes to clear sidewalks and two car drive way. Only problem was the shifting wind which made it difficult to stay clear of shute. By comparison, it took me 2-3 hours clearing an earlier snowfall this year of six inches.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DON1943 Outstanding performance and easy to use
Bought for my wife as I can no longer do these chores with the limited use of my legs. She is petite and was scared of the machine. Machine is so easy to use with the electric start and self propelled features. Now, she actually looks forward to the snow as she has so much fun with her new snow blower.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OhioSnowbound That was fun! Love this thing.
My husbands first words after using this machine: That was fun, love this thing.
The first time we used it, the driveway was clear in no time. Plowed right thorough the 6-8" of snow in our large concrete driveway (35' x 125'). Easy to steer, little effort needed, great for anyone with back issues. Loved the electric start, with no battery to ever need replaced. You literally just plug into any extension cord or outlet you have in the garage, push the electric start , then unplug, and go get the job done. The rubber paddles on this model are great, much better than metal paddles on other models. Folds down for easy storage when not in use.
December 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Time-saving and back-saving product
The Toro snow thrower does a great job clearing snow from concrete and asphalt surfaces, even a wooden deck. The unit is designed to operate on flat surfaces, not gravel. The electric start and pull start both work like a charm. We have owned this unit for one month and it has already saved a lot of time and physical energy. Operating this snow thrower is similar to a push lawnmower. This model has a manual handle to aim the snow chute, you have to reach down to move it.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LetItSnow Should have purchased this sooner- first snow blower and easy to use
Purchased this on Black Friday after being stranded last year having difficulty finding someone to plow me out. This was easy to assemble and starts immediately using the electric starter. I have a long, wide driveway on an incline and the snow clears with ease. Shifting the direction of the chute is not difficult; the power propel helps pull the blower through the snow- this helps going up hill but it can pick up a little speed going down hill so wear sturdy boots. The 21 inches is perfect for my driveway and it has never cut out. It clears the apron of the driveway after the town throws snow on it quickly involving no effort. I wanted to try how it would work without the electric starter and it started up immediately. Being a single woman I would highly recommend this model and machine; the weight and size are very manageable and perfect for me. I have used it four times on both wet and dry snow clearing at least 6 inches. I look forward to snow storms!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cGrPs5879 For 3 - 9" of Snow, It does a good job.
I have a Toro 2 stage snowthrower I bought in 1997. It does an excellent job, but it's big and heavy at 10hp, 28" width and 397 lbs. I wanted something smaller and lighter to handle 3 - 9" of snow. We just had a 5" snowfall and this handled the snow with ease and cut my time in half compared to my 2 stage Toro. The only drawback I saw was that I have a pretty steep driveway and since the 621E is self propelled, it started to pick up speed on the way down the driveway. So if you have a steep driveway you may be better off with a small two stage snowthrower. You can control the speed with these. Also, I spent a little more for an electric start. If the rope on the recoil start on your snowthrower ever breaks, you will always have the electric start, to back you up.
January 24, 2012