Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 173
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fireball Toro Power Clear, non electric start...
I grew up in the Snow belt of northwest Pennsylvania, with heavy winter snows. I have used many snow blowers. I purchased this Toro Power Clear 621 R from the Consumer ratings from Home Depot.
I could have purchased a cheaper blower and now I am glad I did not. My one neighbor had a cheaper version of the one that I was going to purchase. I watched him blow out his driveway. That cheaper single stage blower definitely did not blow/throw the snow as far as the Toro did.
My next-door neighbor has a two-stage blower and it also did not blow/throw the snow as far as the Toro did. He also said that he liked it that my Toro was much more maneuverable than his two stage was and much faster at blowing out the driveway.
Now we just got 6” to 8” of fresh snow… and the snow was now wet and heavy when used.
My older single stage was 13 years old. Now, I take care of my stuff. I gave it to my son, who lives in a milder climate. You can also see the ear plugs on the handle hanging that I used... hearing protection.
I like the 4 cycle too for gas and go and the non-electric start because it always starts quickly with one pull or so. I drain the gas in the springtime and use gas additive to preserve and clean the gas systems.
The Toro Really did IMPRESS me…
The Toro is Great and easy to use… a true back saver… for any snowfall, even the HEAVY snow at the end of the driveway as seen in the photo.
The Toro was shipped right to my door. Easy online ordering. A great Toro snow-blower.
December 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ottawa98 Good snow blower only when it starts
It did not start on my second winter. After the first winter I prepared snow blower for storage according user manual instructions and next winter it did not start with a fresh gas. Toro's dealers will find a thousandth reason to say it's not covered by warranty so you will have to pay. Before you consider to buy Toro do not count on their 2 years to start warranty as I did. You will be lucky if it works otherwise prepare to pay big $$$ to fix it. Toro will not stand for it's warranty.
Such a pain.., waste of money..
November 30, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chris pretty good so far
Worked pretty well after the first snowfall this year. 8 inches of heavy, wet-ish snow
- Clears all thew ay down to the pavement.
- Relatively lightweight, as far as snowblowers go. I can lift it into and out of the car myself, but I'm a 200lb guy. Someone smaller might have trouble.
- Starts within two pulls. Even has a 2-year warranty that says it will
- Pull itself through the snow pretty well
- Doesn't throw heavy snow very far, but this is expected from a single-stage
- Chute is a hard plastic, will break if you bump into it with anything. You can't toss it around your garage with impunity
- Wheels are small, can't really push it over snow unless its blowing snow. Hard to pull it backward over snow
If you don't mind going over packed snow a couple times, this will clean right down to the pavement. It's great for anyone with a small driveway or for someone with a dual-stage that wants something for lighter snowfall and to clean the remaining half-inch typically left behind by the dual-stage blowers.
October 30, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dehalo Unreliable Starting.
I purchased a Toro 621R in the spring of 2012. It worked wonderfully the first time I used it. I have 120' driveway, a 20 x 80' pad and sidewalk to clear. It made quick work of the job, clearing 6" of wet east coast snow from this space in about 30 minutes. Flash forward to November 20; I got the snowblower ready for 2012-2013 winter, started it up (after maybe 5 pulls) and ran it for 10 minutes to make sure it all worked and was ready for snow. Flash forward to today (Dec 26), we have 6 inches of wet snow on the ground and a snowblower-shaped lawn ornament to celebrate it. It will not start. I have been trying to start it for over an hour. It doesn't even get close to starting. Its got fresh gas, fresh oil, good plug, and only about 40 minutes on the engine. I followed the manual to the letter. I tried giving it a long wait period (30 minutes) before my last attempt. For giggles, I just pulled out my 4-year old Lawnboy mower that hasn't seen the light of day since August; it started on the first pull. Conclusion, Toro produces a poor product.
Here is the kicker...I just got off the phone with my father; we purchased ours together. He is having the exact same problem with the exact same model..as I am writing this.
My only course of action at this point is to take it to a Toro dealer; which means 3 hours of my precious weekend day driving it in and back home, and probably end up paying them a hundred bucks on top of the $550 I spent on it 40 engine-minutes ago. I will call Toro tomorrow during business hours; The only thing that would satisfy me is if Toro employees dropped a new one off at my house. I will amend my review after hearing back from Toro.
December 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doug oil
To add the oil tilt the machine up on its front end letting the oil mouth pointing up and fill it. It is much easier then a funnel.
October 21, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ColdInNaperville79 Entry level at best
I bought this unit 2 seasons ago, used it maybe 30 times max and it vibrates way more than I anticipated. So much so that it sheared off one of the bolts holding on the handle. As a result I brought in for warranty and had it fixed. Still vibrates a ton and the body panels are loose and make noise too now. It starts every time, which is nice, but quality-wise you may want to go with another model if you're expecting a high-end unit.
November 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mubs Good Machine!
Purchased in 2012 with no problems to date. Starts up nicely and can handle some DEEP snow if you simply move back and forth. Despite it not being self propelled, the snow blower does pull itself forward as if it were self propelled! The Power Clear tosses ANY kind of snow very well. Straight gas with no oil mixture if really nice. My only complaint is that the engine doesn't run smoothly when the choke is off. I have to run it on partial choke for it to run smoothly. All in all it's great for what is is. I have a plowed 240' driveway so I use this primarily my walkways and cleanup.
November 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doglover4always Very happy has overperformed my expectations.
Just put this snowblower to the test. This past weekend had a winter storm with 9.5 inches of snow which drifted 19 inches high. I have been very pleased with this little power beast performance. It performed as well as my mother's $1200 cub cadet. Very light weight easy to manuver. I have a neck and shoulder injury which makes pulling a big heavy snowblowing out when it spins out very painful.
The little things I dislike about this snowblower I wish I would paid for electric start. The discharge chute moves upward with heavy snow.
February 13, 2013