Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 90
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Waldeje Rivets Fail in Short Order
This is a great shovel for the first couple of uses and then the rivets wear down and the metal scraper blade comes loose and falls off. When this happened to me I put it back on with small carriage bolts and locking nuts. My bolts have lasted much longer than the original rivets but now the blade itself is wearing down on both edges to the plastic. I was hoping to find a replacement piece but I haven't been successful in finding one.so I guess I'll have to make one. I must say that when the shovel works, it works well but it was not made to last. I went out to take pictures of the Snoboss just now and found that one of the two replacement end bolts is missing, This must have happened this morning during my shoveling activity because they were all there last night when I checked the shovel for readiness. See my pictures.
March 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Donuts This shovel could be great
This was the best shovel I ever used. I even cleared my driveway and walks faster with this shovel than with my 26 inch snowblower! Then it fell apart the third time I used it! The metal edge on the front of the shovel that clears everything clean came off due to the rivets shearing off from the bottom! My driveway is newly paved and perfectly smooth so the shovel never got hung up on any obstructions to shear the rivets. I will try to exchange it and give it one more chance if there are any left. So I will recommend it with caution for now.
February 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tsak Wear Stripe will not last more than a few times
So I have 2 of these shovels. They both latest no more than a season on a new driveway. There is a design flaw where the shovel must ride on the rivets causing them to grind down to nothing. Once they are gone the wear stripe pops right. TrueTemper replaced 1 shovel for me, and I got to use that shovel twice before the same thing happened. I have a 120ft driveway plus sidewalks.
Now when it works, these are perfect for a light dusting. They just do not last. I called true temper and customer service seemed to have no idea of an issue. The Snow Boss has been out for over a year, I don't see them doing anything to fix the design.
January 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TomM Nice shovel - but only lasts 3 snow falls. Bad Rivets on all 3 I have.
The shovels seem nice to use - but the rivets that hold the metal blade in place all pop in half - it really is awful. I just emailed True Temper today - as I have a new one I'm going to return if they don't replace the rivets somehow. A 4" snowfall on a smooth blacktop driveway broke 4 rivets in half - it's a very bad blade design.
January 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Enforcer Needs some modification!
This shovel is the best. But be warned that the rivets will pop off. I used my own screws with locking nuts to secure the metal piece in place. If you do that modification, you truly will have a snow boss.
January 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Fantastic
Why can't all companies and products be this good?
This is a special purpose shovel. I don't use it as much as my Rugg Backsaver. I shovel a real lot of snow and when I need it, this shovel is indispensable. It is unique, nobody makes anything else like it. Pushing, scraping, and moving giant chunks of snow, it's unbeatable. Ergo design lets you use both arms. Not great for tossing snow but that's not what I have this one for.
See the photo. When you get those big piles of packed snow, I chop a giant chunk of it loose with this thing. Then I ram the blade underneath and pry the chunk off the ground and drag it to get rid of it. I have moved hunks weighing at least 100 lbs, easily, like pushing a baby carriage. Work that would have taken hours is done in a few minutes.
It is also great for lighter snow storms where you have a lot of area to clear. I push it along and all the snow gets scraped up and accumulates in the scoop. Then, when I get to the end of the driveway I can either lift and dump or just tilt it to unload if I have room for that.
After a year of abusing this thing, I wore the metal edge out. I emailed Ames/TrueTemper. They sent me 4 new edges ups, a day or two, no cost at all to me. Couldn't be easier. John, Massachusetts
March 5, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PAJW LOVED this shovel until the rivets sheared off!
Have had this shovel less than 1 year. LOVED it when I first used it in my long driveway. Clears FAST and with little stress on the back. However, when this winter season began, I noticed that several of the rivets along the metal blade strip had come out - leaving the shovel useless. THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN ON A PRODUCT THAT IS SO NEW.
Disappointed, especially considering the price we paid for the extra features.
February 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cruzo1982 Rivets snapped off metal blade
First snow storm I used this shovel and the rivets holding the metal blade started snapping off. I donot reccomend the tru temper snow shovel poor craftsmanship!!!
December 21, 2014