Removing Ice with a Suncast Heavy-Duty Ice Chopper

by dlstewart

The Suncast Ice Chopper is saving the day. Coping with over 100-inches of record breaking snow and ice.

One of my best purchases is a Suncast Heavy Duty Ice Chopper with an extra-long handle. The blade is sharp and weighted; the steel head heavy to lend power to chopping out ice. I have been using this ice chopper for years. It is superior to other ice chopping tools I have brought to battle against stubborn ice, and boy have I needed the chopping power of this tool this winter. This epic winter has dropped over 100-inches of snow in my area. We are almost at first place for the snowiest winter on record for Boston. An ice storm is expected during the next few days, too.

Ice Chopper Description

The Suncast  Heavy Duty Ice Chopper is about 56-inches long.  The handle has a steel core and a rubberized grip.  At the end of the handle is a D-grip for easier grasping.  The steel blade is 8-inches wide.  The steel construction gives this tool some weight and heft.  It came with a blade-cover to protect the blade when it is stored.

My Experiences

I throw an environmentally safe ice-melt mix onto the ice.  After it has had a chance to weaken the ice, I then take the ice chopper and whack away at the mini iceberg.  Some of the ice this winter is quite thick, so the heavy-duty steel of this chopper is a huge benefit.

Prior to this ice chopper, I had a Craftsman ice chopper with a wooden handle.  The blade held up well, but the wooden handle fractured from the constant pounding to remove ice.  I tried to take back the ice chopper to Sears several times since it had a “lifetime warranty”.  However, every time I tried to claim against the warranty, I was told they didn’t have any ice choppers in stock to replace the damaged one and would not offer alternative solutions.  “Come back another time,” was the often repeated suggestion.  I never received resolution.

This Suncast heavy-duty ice chopper is far superior to the Craftsman product I previously owned.  The handle has a steel core, and has withstood some fierce pounding against stubborn ice chunks.  This morning I used the long reach of the chopper to lean out some windows to remove thick icicles hanging from the house.  The snow was too deep to traverse to get to them, but the long handle offered the distance I needed to easily sever the icicles from their perches.

The sharp blade on this chopper makes it a terrific winter companion.  I’ve been chopping the ice from cement, asphalt, and the composite deck (being careful not to touch the decking with the blade).  This ice chopper works great.

Enjoy your day,

Copyright 2015 Dawn L. Stewart

Thumbnail image of ice in public domain.

Updated: 03/02/2015, dlstewart
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