Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 455
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tbayjohnny It does a fine job
I just bought this product today for a heavy snowfall, snow as deep as the opening of the snowblower and deeper where there are snowdrifts. Put about 3 hours heavy usage on it today and it handled the task without faltering.
I was impressed at how well it handled a large volume of snow. Where the snow was deeper than the machine, I made two passes to pick up whatever spilled over the top. It is able to pick up snow right down to your driveway or sidewalk (no layer of snow that it can't reach like with some other machines).
It threw the snow an adequate distance, farther than I expected and I had no issue moving snow onto my already high snowbanks. Even the heavier stuff at the end of the driveway was thrown onto the snowbank without any issue.
The machine is nice and light - you can pick it up with one hand. It's easy to maneuver, for example over a deck and onto an ice rink or on a path on the side of a house. I was able to easily lift it into the cab of my truck with the rear seats flipped up, so it's easy to transport if you want to do a friend/family member's driveway. It is also not too loud which is a nice change from loud gasoline engines. It doesn't take too much room in my garage, and even the handle folds down or can be removed via two hand-knobs.
My only real issue with this machine is that if you're dealing with deep snow, it is still a lot of work to push the machine through the snow as it is not self-propelled, but it definitely beats moving snow by hand any day.
I like that I don't have to worry about filling it up with gasoline or oil so I can work as long as I want without interruptions, and there's no fumes to breathe in (which after several hours you will appreciate). I didn't find moving the cord around to be a huge deal.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase and look forward to the next snowfall!
February 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by legalola could be better
It works fine when the snow is up to 6 to 7 inches high, but for a 12-inch or more accumulation, the machine gets so clumsy to operate, it has a hard time digging into the snow.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianCalgary Absolutely Great
This really is a great product. Mine is into it's third winter now and has not given me a single problem. I am constantly amazed how much snow it can handle considering how light it is.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jodig this was a repurchase
The price is right and the ease of use is great.We would and have recommended this snow thrower to our friends. We initially purchased our first machine 3 years ago. The reason being that my parents had a TORO electric shovel that they used for over 10 years..and then I got it in 1989 and had used it for 19 years(with no service problems) when I purchased this one in 1997.Unfortunately, a few weeks ago someone stole it off our front porch;so the next day I went online and purchased the same machine because being seniors it is easier for us to handle than a bigger snow blower and it does exactly what we need.
It is very compact and easy to use. TORO is a VERY good product.
February 12, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by degpei Toro 1800 Power Curve Electric Snow Blower
Received my Toro about a week ago just after a Nor Easter. It performed very well. I found it worked better than I had anticipated as I wanted it to get through snow from my front porch to the driveway which I have commercially plowed. It worked well clearing the snow that was about 18 inches deep. I just kept edging through some of the snow that was deeper than the 18 inches and it also cleared this very well. I did not try to use on the heavy ice laden stuff as I thought it might be too much to expect. It's a great machine for me as I have arthritis in my hands and I can manoeuver it without discomfort. It is also light enough for me to lift and move around. Very Pleased with it.
March 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jody4000 Writing this review instead of shovelling
I just bought this item last week, anticipating another SK winter. How happy I was today when I came home today to try it out. Cleaned up everything in about 1/2 hour. So I have an extra 1.5h non-shovel time to do things like write this review. Cord will take some getting used to, but not a problem. Don't have a garage, so when I was done I just brought it in the house and put it in the bathtub to melt and dry! I have a crusher dust driveway, so was just careful not to go right to the base. My only complaint.....it doesn't come in pink!!!! Let it snow!
November 10, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Snowhater Surprised
We bought this snow blower online since no store around had any left. It looked pretty good online, but I was surprised that it was all plastic. It looked like something kids would play with. I was not so sure about this and thought for sure I would be returning it.
I was very surprised that it worked quite well. We have a average two car driveway and about 140ft of sidewalk to clear. It took a bit to get the hand of it, but then it was all fine. Don't direct the chute to high in the air though because the snow just come back all over you. I am not sure that the price if good for the quality, but you can buy replacement for everything and fix it yourself. This seems to be a good idea. I wish the best to all in their joys of snow removal.
February 2, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by backpainer Must have if you have back pain
Live in B.C., well we don't really have much snow here but for my back or yours I highly recommend this!
Bought it last year don't have a chance to use it. In BC by law since last year to clean the snow at walk way I decided to buy one just incase. Well you know what happen today 25NOV2010, little smile on my face neighbours looking at me out and went back into my house in 10mins (include re-rolling extenion cord for a min) .
Go order it now online they will ship it to you within 2 weeks. Save time, my back, light weight, plug n play...
November 25, 2010