Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 391
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasHarry This Snowblower works above it's rated snow depth
We were just dumped on with 13" of snow overnight. The driveway had drifted to 20" and the street was closer to 30". This snowblower was rated by Consumer Reports at 10". I had no problem clearing the driveway and plowing through the snow in the street so I could get out to where the snow plow stopped.
My only problem the first time that I used it was none of my extension cords allowed the electric starter to work. Fortunately the snowblower started on the first pull with my non dominant arm. Since then I purchased the Toro power cord and everything works great.
February 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gma TORO POWER CLEAR 721E 21" OK WHEN IT WORKS
I researched this product and thought by buying a brand name and paying more I'd be making a better decision. Approx $579+tax+ expenses of renting a Home Depot truck. Exhausting and expensive experience. The product started up ok on first use but would not shut off when turning key to off position. I remedied by jiggling choke until engine turned off. I have no way of transporting this unit for repair or return so I've lived with it. Winter of 2015-16 was mild but product did work ok other than the turning off issue. Fast forward first light snow of 2016 and unit will not start despite proper prep. Disappointed? Beyond that. Did I mention I'm a 65 single lady with heart & other disabilities living on social security?
January 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rlj12 Toro snowblower review
I used the snowblower for about 1 hour and it worked great. Then it stopped and I couldn't get it to start again. I contacted Toro and they gave me a few places that I could take it in under warranty. I did and they told me it had a bent camshaft and "Something Extra" in the engine. They told me that they didn't know how it even ran for an hour with all that was wrong. But they fixed it under warranty and I have used it once since I brought it home (it hasn't snowed since) and it worked great. Toro and the repair company were good to work with. But I was without my machine for 2 weeks and of course, that's when it snowed and I had to shovel.
January 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Snow Thrower, not blower
Ordered 721E for home delivery and was delivered in November. Assembly takes some familiarity using hand tools. Machine starts easiy with pull starter but also has electric assist. I used it in 6" dry snow and worked well. The reason I bought it was single stage throwers seem less likely to clog with ice than 2 stage when clearing wet snow and I was pleased it did that well including the end of the driveway. It does take some effort to push through 4" snow but clears right to ground..
It vibrates in use and some fasteners loosened and were lost but Toro is sending me. I suggest adding nylock nuts to reinforce the handle knobs and add lock washers under the cover screws.
February 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CincyGuy Happy I Bought It!
Purchased this snow blower in January in advance of any snowfall. I've used it 4 times so far and it does a great job. So glad I didn't go with a bigger/2-stage blower. This cleans well down to the pavement, throws the snow 10-15 feet, and although not technically "self-propelled", the way it works makes it essentially an auto-propelled unit. In fact, it has so much pull, I have to make sure I'm cautious going down the gradual incline of my driveway. I have used the electric start feature and have also used the hand-pull start, and both work well. The adjustable snow throwing chute is great and very easy to turn with one hand while the blower is running. Very happy with this blower - let it snow!
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sms1 Toro snowblower
Its a great little blower. Starts after the 1st or 2nd pull. No real effort required, smooth moves right along.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MattieC It Works Well
Purchased this as a replacement to my dear departed 15 year old Toro 16" snow blower. Boy am I lucky I did! We had 32" of snow here in the DC area about two weeks later. The Toro did a great job (had to do it several times during the storm due to depth mind you). But the power this Toro has is incredible. Far superior to the old unit. And the benefit of the electric start was great, no pulling with this old back. Worth every dollar spent and works exactly as expected. Easy, fast start and moves the snow. What else do you want?
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trish Does the job!
Based on consumer reports ratings, I bought this for my husband's birthday and we had not had a chance to use it this season yet. Finally yesterday we had freezing rain/snow and he went out side to clear the sleet/snow because he was worried if he waited it might be too much for the snow blower. He was so happily surprised as to how the blower handled the sleet/wet snow that he had me come outside and watch for a few minutes. The driveway was cleaned quickly and the next morning cleaning the street plow after math was also a breeze. I would buy it again.
We have a short, inclined double card wide driveway where the snow tends to pile up at the end of the driveway.
December 29, 2015