Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 395
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TSmith1204 721E
I have not yet used this snow blower. I can say that it was delivered on time. The only thing to assemble was the chute and it was no problem. I put some gas in it and used the electric start and it started right up. I let it run until the gas was used up and then I put it in the shed. It was easy to maneuver. I did my research and this seems to be the best snow blower for the money. I hope so. All of this being said I hope that I never have to use it. Pray for rain in the winter.
October 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nope Does Not Throw Snow Anywhere Near 35 Feet
This snowblower is fine if you only need to throw the snow a few feet away. It is reliable, although it was hard to start the second year. The main problem is that is does not throw the snow more than a few feet away from the snowblower, maybe 5-10 feet. I have a double driveway and the snow must be thrown all to one side 20+feet. I bought this snowblower because Home Depot advertised that it threw snow up to 35 feet away. Forget it. Not even close. It's fine if you have a single driveway and can throw the snow on either side. But if you need a powerful snowblower, look elsewhere. I had to sell it at a garage sale for less than half of what I paid for it, one and a half years later. I'm now researching Sno-Tek, Ariens and other two stage snow blowers that are rated excellent in snow throwing distance by consumerreports.org.
September 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Captrossi Easy to assemble
I haven't used it yet as we have no snow. But it was easy to put together and we are ready. I will update this review after my first
October 4, 2016
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReadyForSpring Consumer's Was Right Again
I have to admit that I have yet to use this snow blower myself, but I have watched my husband through the window as he's used it at length during our record winter here in Boston. He wanted a two-stage snow blower, but I snatched this one up the morning before our first big blizzard based on the CR review. It is significantly smaller than the neighbor's machines, but the weight to power ratio means it has had no problem cutting through the piles of snow and spitting it out well clear of the drive. The 21" width makes it possible to clear between the edge of the driveway (a curb) and the cars. As claimed, it clears down to the pavement, which the neighbor's two-stage machines do not. This is far far lighter than the two-stage machines, so you don't have to be a hulk to maneuver it. Hopefully, the fact that I neglected to change the oil after the first 2 hours of use (it's probably been 10) won't kill the engine!
I don't think this model would make sense for someone with a large, suburban driveway to clear because the width would require many passes to do the job. Otherwise, this model is fantastic.
March 4, 2015
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