Snow Blower Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

Be ready when winter sets in with a snow blower to clear your walks, paths and driveway. The best five snow blowers reviewed and compared.

The best snow blower is the kind that does exactly what you need it do: efficiently, effectively and quickly. Snow is all well and good so long as you're inside looking out. Generally it's a huge nuisance and the quicker you clear it, the better.

It goes without saying that snow throwers are a useful garden tool for those living in areas of high snow fall in the winter season. Some of us live in areas whereby snow is the only type of weather that shows up almost the whole of the season.

If you're one of those, you're well advised to invest in a top quality snow shovel, thrower or blower as a means of combating the more adverse effects that come with regular winter showers. Snow can cause some serious inconveniences and the best way to deal with it is to simply remove it. The quickest way of doing that is by way of a dedicated snow removing tool.

Murray 1695537 21-Inch 190cc 4-Cycle OHV Briggs & Stratton Snow Series Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower

The Murray snow blower is made of tough stuff, in that its gas powered 190cc engine throws out a solid 6.5 ft-lbs torque. It's known to chew through some serious mounds of snow and a couple of tanks of gas should suffice for a fair sized area. Despite its power, it's easy to maneouver and cuts a clean path through snow without over-straining either itself or the user.

It's  also just as comfortable when working with wet, slushy snow, due to its anti-clog chute - which is a massive benefit. One of the more negative aspects relating to gas powered blowers is the down time due to clearing out the chute - something this model won't experience. The Murray gas model is an awesome snow blower and well worth the purchase price. Highly recommended.

Murray 1695537 21-Inch 190cc 4-Cycle OHV Briggs & Stratton Snow Series Gas Powered Single Stage S...

Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle Engine. No need to mix messy gas and oil together. Residential-Grade, Ideal for paved driveways and sidewalks. The handle collapses for easy off-season...

$399.99  $399.00

Toro 38381 18-Inch 15 Amp Electric 1800 Power Curve Snow Thrower

The Toro 38381 is another best selling snow blower, despite it being electric. Equipped with a determined 15 amp motor, the it will blast your snow up to 30ft away. That's assuming you've got 30ft of clearance space to use. If not, your snow is going to end up on your neighbors path instead of your own. It effortlessly deals with heavy mounds of snow, clogged up walkways and more.

This particular model has an almost perfect five star rating and is well received on the whole. It will cut a path up to 18" wide and 10" deep, and the 160 degree angled chute will efficiently redirect the snow from wherever you're clearing it. Despite it being an electric model, what you're getting is a solid work horse that will clear up snowfall time after time. Definitely worth the purchase and a recommended winter garden tool.

Yard Machines 31A-32AD700 22-Inch 179cc OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Self Propelled Two-Stage Snow Thrower

The Yard Machines snow blower is an excellent example of larger models that give plenty of bang for your buck. This is a reliable model, great for driveways, both wet and more compact mounds and snow drifts - and all powered along by a 179cc engine. The 22" inch clearing path will speed up the time it takes to clear pathways and drives, and the Snow Hog tires help keep it both steady and stable.

It's got a 180 degree rotating polymer construction chute that will help prevent the clogs, rusting, freezing and down time associated with other models. The two quart fuel capacity if more than adequate and another plus when it comes to working uninterrupted. A hard working machine all round, user friendly, reliable and solid - well worth the price tag.

Yard Machines 31A-32AD700 22-Inch 179cc OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Self Propelled Two-Stage Snow Thr...

Yard Machines, Compact, Two-Stage, Gas Snow Thrower, 179CC, 4-Cycle, MTD OHV Engine, 22" Clearing Width, 16" Intake Height, Single Forward Speed, Large Mitten-Grip Handle, 190 D...

$699.99  $699.00

Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower

For those looking for an entry level, budget friendly snow thrower, the Toro Power Shovel will tick all the right boxes. Despite its size, this is a gutsy machine, capable, reliable and extremely user friendly. Another electric model, it's pretty much a plug and go product. It will cut 20 inch wide paths, up to 6 inch deep, and throw the snow up to 20ft away.

You can adjust the handle to your own comfort level and its overall weight and size makes it one of the best models for smaller areas - such as balconies and outdoor staircases. Whilst the Power Shovel may appear to lack the size and might of the larger gas powered models, it's well worth the purchase. Size isn't always everything and regardless of what it looks like, this an extremely efficient machine. Absolutely the best under 100 dollars snow thrower your money will buy.

Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower

Toro, Power Shovel, Electric Snow Thrower, 7.5 Amp Series-Wound Motor, 12" Clearing Width, 6" Intake Height, Push Drive System, Poly V-Belt Auger Drive System, Can Move Up To 30...

$149.99  $122.79

Yard Machines 31C-040-800 Snow Fox 12.5-Inch 8.5 Amp

When it comes to small snow blowers, the Yard Machines Snow Fox sits right up with the Power Shovel as being one of the best available. Although a gas powered machine is highly desirable, sometimes a more compact version is the required tool for the job. In spite of its size, the Snow Fox is a tough, solid model, powered by an 8.5 amp motor that's capable of blowing snow up to 25ft away.

It cuts a path just over 12" wide on every pass and the three-way direction chute gives you the choice as to where you remove the snow. It's great for steps and deck areas, and anywhere that a large heavyweight blower isn't practical. This is a machine that manages to bridge the gap between the gas powered beasts and the back breaking snow shovels. An excellent model - a definite must-buy if you need the services of a smaller, more compact snow blower.

Yard Machines 31C-040-800 Snow Fox 12.5-Inch 8.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower

With the MTD Electric Snow Thrower, you can stay environmentally conscious as you bend winter to your will with this electric snow blower. Cuts a 12W x 6H path through built up ...

Only $179.99
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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