Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yellowstone Toby Borrowed the neighbor' s
My 21" Craftman's Snow Thrower threw it's auger belt. I borrowed my neighbor's Worx Snow Thrower. I am IMPRESSED. It threw the snow further. Was easier to operate. Was lighter to manipulate. SOLD!!! I am now pricing them and intend to buy one.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burgher Great product!
Received as a gift from my in-laws for Christmas. Have used it several times and it's a wonderful alternative to a gas powered snow blower. My father purchased a Toro electric snow thrower this year and I used the Toro on his driveway. While both the Toro and the Worx both have about the same power and capabilities, the Worx feels better in your hands and your hands do not cramp up like they do on the Toro. The Toro requires quite a bit of squeezing the handle, whereas the Worx has fingertip handles which are much easier to use. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for an alternative to a larger gas powered snow blower.
February 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BBAT Does its job, some very bad things with it though
It's definitely powerful and moved 8 inches of wet snow a lot better than I expected but a few things really made me say wow in a bad way. The "locking mechanisms" that hold the two parts of the handle together is garbage. I snapped the bottom one with very little force. This isn't self propelling and where it should be strongest (where the force is when you push it) is it's weakest link. They should be embarrassed of the engineering used to hold the handle assembly together. Something stronger than weak plastic. I used some wing nuts to hold it together, simple and worked much better. If you buy it just be prepared to fabricate something to keep the handles connected to the rest of the machine. Worth keeping to me because of its snow moving ability.
December 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WarmInOhio Works as well as the name with a few small gotchas
This little unit does quite well to clear the snow and avoids the hassle of a gas blower not starting up. (The cord is a small issue but clearly obvious when you buy electric and once you get the hang of it, not a big deal). The power is solid and has handled the few storms this year well (max of 6" at a time so far).
Now for the few flaws: The installation instructions were TERRIBLE. I highly suggest pitching them and just viewing the images. Once I did that and figured out the wierd plastic nuts it went together well and feels relatively solid. The one exception I have is the crank handle. It pops out of the insertion point frequently and can be annoying. I've attempted to reseed it repeatedly but it still pops out. Going to add some tape to hopefully help it stay in there better. A longer handle might have helped this but honestly, it's not a dealer breaker at this price point. (Especially if you find it on sale as I did)
Last tip, the first time I used it the unit clogged up with wet snow pretty badly and eventually stopped throwing until I cleared it. After manually clearing it out and using it for the day I let it dry then coated the chute with cooking spray. The next use (a week later) it stayed perfectly clean and clear. FYI for anyone else who experiences it clogging.
January 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handy1 Awesome Working Machine
This snowblower does its job, and does it well. I was hesitant at first about buying an electric snowblower, however after using it a few times, I have no regrets. It is a worx so you know the motor is well built. It easily took care of the last 6" snowfall we had. Any snowfall 12" or less and this will handle easily. When it snows over a foot, it still works great, but just takes a little longer time working away at the pure depth of all that snow. I have owned a couple different worx items and have never had a complaint about any of them. I was surprised to see they made a snowblower, but am glad I stumbled upon it while browsing around Home Depot one day. I would recommend this to anyone who lives in a city where you get the occasional 5 or 6 snowstorms in the winter. Obviously if you live in a place like Buffalo that gets hammered with several feet of snow at a time, I'd stick with a traditional large gas snowblower.
January 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Angelo Best in its price range
Compare the worx spec's to the snow joe...toro....or some of the off brands...easy assebly...light weight but sturdy...18 inch clearing path...cant complain for this price range.....dont think you'll be able to clear a ft & a half of snow with this...Under 8-9 inches youll be okay..you get what you pay for...& for 240 dollars this is a great snow thrower...
December 28, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wmhair Back saver!
I am on this site considering the worx cart because of my positive experience with the snow blower. We use it to clear our deck which is 40 feet long and 8 feet wide. This machine is AWESOME! It is like running a vaccumme, not much harder anyway. Also, you have to watch out for the cord, like a vaccumme, that is the only downside. I highly recommend this product and hope to write a rave review of the cart!
May 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by n2914mr Electric is the way to go...
We've had back-to-back snow accumulation the past few weeks so I've had the opportunity to use this several times. I was pleasantly surprised at the efficiency and power of this little unit. It throws the snow much further than I thought it would (at least 30ft. that it's rated), and doesn't stall out like the gas blowers sometimes do. Based on performance it should easily handle up to a foot of snow. Anything more, you might want to take shifts clearing the buildup. I had no problems with wet snow; it blew out the chute and never clogged as some other posters indicated (this was 6+/- inches).
I had no intention of purchasing any type of gas powered thrower, although there is a bit of a learning curve with the cord. Otherwise, this snow thrower is more than adequate for those with a typical driveway area.
Bottom line: when your neighbors are trying to get their gas/oil snow blowers started, you will be half way done clearing yours. Plug it in and go.
January 2, 2013