With snow on the ground, it is time to return to removing and getting rid of the snow on driveways, sidewalks, porches and more. The best way to remove all this snow and not end up in traction is by using a snow blower. Hand held, single stage or double stage, snow blowers make getting rid of snow easier and faster than the old shovel method.
No More Shoveling
Shoveling snow is a back breaking, labor intensive endeavor that seems to never end in the winter. By switching to a electric or gas powered snow blower, you can make quick work of the snow and get back inside. While it might seem like a waste of money to make an investment in something you will only use for part of the year, consider the time and money lost should you be injured while removing the snow by hand.
Still, even if that doesn’t encourage you to consider mechanical snow removal, remember that a snow blower can easily be used season after season and perhaps for many seasons yet to come.
Thus a small investment now, pays off in both the short and long run. No matter which kind of blower you purchase or what kind of blower you need, having a snow blower makes getting the job of clearing snow, fast and economical, so you can get back inside.
Five Great Snow Blowers
Best Corded Snow Thrower
This hand held, corded electric blower – GreenWorks Model #26012 Blower is perfect for small spaces such as porches, and sidewalks and small driveways.
It has a eight amp motor for power and performance and will cut a 10 inch swath and will propel snow up to 20 feet. It stores easily and it is real easy to use, no mess, no fuss. Get rid of the snow quickly and back inside.
Top Snowblower to Buy
GreenWorks is a company dedicated to producing zero emission tools and as such they produce quality electric powered blowers and the GreenWorks Model #26022 Blower is not exception. Larger than the 12 model, this blower cuts a 16 inch swath and uses a 10 amp motor.
It has two small rear wheels for mobility and is great for small areas. A perfect blower for the homeowner.
Best Gas Powered Snow Blower
This single stage blower – Yard Machines 123cc Gas Powered Blower is gas powered for more power and performance compared to an electric model. It will but a 21 inch swath and will discharge snow up to 25 feet and the discharge tube is adjustable.
It is easy to maneuver and easy to store. This is a great blower that will work season after season.
Best Electric Start Snowthrower
A blower with a 27 inch cutting swath, electric start and gas powered. This blower – Poulan PRO Model #PR270 Blower is dual stage with an all steel auger and remote discharge tube. This is a great blower for medium to large areas and it has multiple forward gears and a single reverse gear.
Additionally, this blower can discharge a good distance and is easy to operate single handed.
Best Snowblower on the Market
Briggs and Stratton is a highly respected brand and this blower is packed with power due to the 204cc engine. The Briggs and Stratton Model #1696610 Blower cuts snow 24 inches wide and up to 20 inches deep and has a discharge range near 30 feet. It has an all steel auger and is dual stage for performance.
It has multiple forward gears, a single reverse gear and it is electric start for easy starting and using. Overall, a powerful blower for medium to large areas and it will make quick work of deep or dense snow.
As with any power tool or equipment, read and follow the instructions contained in the operator’s manual. Additionally, always wear the appropriate safety gear for your protection. Since snow blowers can discharge snow a good distance, always be aware of your surroundings for your safety and that of others.