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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marcrail Handy in a storm
I prefer electric appliances because they are always ready to go, need no maintenance and pollute less. In the recent storm I was up and running while our neighbor's gas powered blower was out of service. The Toro handles moderate size storms with ease. I can't tell you the exact break point but it cuts through 6-10 inches with ease. When the snow gets near the top end of the range you may have to hit the bank twice to clear the snow. In this service your biceps will be tired after plowing and uphill is definitely more work (but far better than shoveling). When the banks get much higher you will have to use a shovel to knock them down and then the Toro will throw them out of the way.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by geneukfan Nice Little Snow Blower
Had my first opportunity to use the blower yesterday. It met my expectations and more. Really blew the snow a long ways. I bought an electric blower so I wouldn't have another gasoline engine to keep running, especially one that may only be used a couple of times in a year. It came assembled except for the handle. I can pick it up with one hand, so it should be easy to store on a top shelf out of the way.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BadlandsHunter Reliable snowblower
This snowblower has been around for many years and has proven reliability. Our new one seems to work well although it may be cheapened up a bit with more plastic. These units are a great value for what they are designed for mid-sized and smaller driveways and sidewalks. Although they can tackle a little bigger job it requires patience and a longer cord, a bit of a pain compared to a big, but much more expensive, two stage gasoline powered unit. In heavier deep snow it struggles and requires a slow approach. For the majority of storms in our area it does quite well especially when you account for the convenience of electric and cost of this unit.
December 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kaila Life Saver
Two women, full time jobs, involved in the community and more. Then we have SNOW! Who has the time or energy to work hard shoveling...we don't! So we decided to by a snow blower this year and this product was well worth it. Instead of having to take shift and take an entire hour out of our morning, I can get the sidewalk and driveway done in 15 minutes. It is very lightweight, able to handle a lot of snow and gets the job done quickly. I love this snow blower and would recommend it to others.
February 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marty A piece of junk
I would have done better if I just used a shovel. This piece of junk could not handle 4 inches of snow. Three days after receiving this pile of junk, we got 4 inches of snow. It was defeated by 4 inches of light snow. There is no lock for the electric cord so the cord keeps coming undone. So when you have to start it up again and again, you have to keep taking your gloves off in order to get the starter button just right. Also, it blows snow back into your face because it has absolutely NO power. If there is anyone out there that you really despise, recommend this piece of junk.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poodlebabe GREAT PURCHASE
Finally used it first time with 30" snow that was not too heavy but not light either. Very easy to start and stop turning it off and on and maneuvering. Even though snow was deep, and at times I did shovel, it went right through it and I was amazed. Next time I won't even shovel but I was learning how to use it. Great purchase for a single woman like me, 62. I did buy the right power cord, 100 ft flexible in the cold cord, which was easy to use and I highly recommend. I used it in my driveway. This was recommended to me as I did not want to fuss in winter with gas/oil.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maggie Great Little Machine
Our driveway and walkway are right next to our house so we find It is great for our small space and, where we don't have a lot of ground to cover, the electric is perfect for us. It is light enough for moving in and out of storage and with the increased engine power (15 amps) it throws the snow a pretty good distance. Our original Toro lasted twelve years and the only problem we had with it was that the handle had to be replaced. If this one lasts as long as the first one we bought I will be very happy.
February 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by UCONNJACK works well
Works really well for us (flat 85' long driveway).
Our previous Power Curve 1800 got us through 21 northeast winters with NO maintenance - and our daughter still has it as backup if her husband is out of town.
My machinery averse wife does not hesitate to pull it out and attack the driveway herself.
Does not have the power of gasoline blowers but the convenience/ease of use is a major plus. Plug it in and go.
Cleared 8" of wet snow last week with no problem.
Invest in good 12AWG power cord.
February 10, 2016