8 Trending Gas and Electric Snow Blowers

Whether you just experienced another Nor’easter, or are getting blasted with an arctic chill, chances are your house could be surrounded with snow this month. You can use a shovel to manually clean the patio and driveway. But if you do not have hours on your hands or are not too patient then a basic snow blower can be your savior. In short, these snow blowers are a must-have for winters.

If you are new to snow blowers then do not stress. We have done all of the leg work and handpicked the eight best snow blowers in the market.

Snow Joe Sj623e Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower

This model of Snow Joe can efficiently move 720 lbs of snow per minute with a 15 amp motor.

The design is versatile for clearing off mid-to-large sized walkways and driveways. The steel auger can cut snow by a depth of 18 inches and a width of 10 inches.

The 23 W halogen light helps you to throw snow even at night. The Chute can be maneuvered up to 180 degrees and throws snow up to an amazing distance of 25 ft.

As this is a corded, electrically-powered machine there is no hassle of dealing with gas or oil or tune-ups instead it can start quickly and is thus easy to maintain as well.

This snow thrower is single-stage which simply means that it has a high-speed auger to collect snow and send it out the chute. And it’s auger embraces steel and has 4 blades to make the job quick and efficient.

A cleaning out tool is also available to prevent excess snow build up in the chute. This model weighs about 34 pounds and its color is a combo of blue and black. The length of the electric cord is 100 ft. to facilitate your snow throwing experience.

  • Pros:
  • Long cord offers freedom
  • Maintenance-free design
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Cons:
  • Not suitable for very wet snow

Snow Joe 24v-X2-Sb18 48-Volt Ion+ Cordless Snow Blower Kit

This is a slightly heavier and pricier version of the same machine from the same company. First of all this model is cordless and yes this means this snow blower makes your life even easier by providing you with two 4.0-Ah batteries that you can charge and recharge at your leisure.

Both of the batteries combined give a runtime of 40 whole minutes and generate power of 48 V. Its powerful 1200 W motor enables you to clear 14 tons of snow in a single charge.  The auger of this model is also steel-made with four blades that are rubber-tipped and clear snow at a depth of 10 inches and a width of 18 inches.

The chute can also be rotated up to 180 degrees to throw snow in any direction up to 20 feet. It can be moved with an adjustable chute crank.

In addition, this model is supplemented with an LED headlight of 2 W for better and safer snow clearing at night.

  • Pros:
  • Cordless design
  • Adjustable chute
  • Lightweight body
  • Cons:
  • Battery life isn’t ideal

Ego Power+ Snt2100 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Snow Blower

This snow blower of Ego power+ is battery-powered and houses two 56 V batteries. A highly efficient motor that throws snow at a distance of 35 feet.  The snow can be cleared at a width of 21 inches.

Furthermore, it has a push-button start and variable speeds. The LED headlights are also available in the model for night use. The overall structure of the machine contains steel and weighs around 51 pounds.

  • Pros:
  • Robust steel construction
  • Better shooting range – 35 ft
  • Weather-resistant body
  • Cons:
  • Charger not included

Greenworks 2600202 20″ Electric Snowthrower 

This snow blower of Greenworks is a corded electric-powered model that weighs around 32 pounds.

The motor is slightly less powerful than the models discussed above i.e. at 13 amps but can still deliver results. It can throw snow up to 20 feet.

This snow thrower cuts snow at a depth of 10 inches and at a width of 20 inches. You can also adjust its chute up to 180 degrees making the snow throwing even easier. To easily clear off the snow at night, it also comes with LED lights.

  • Pros:
  • Adjustable chute
  • Ergonomic handles
  • 4-years limited warranty
  • Cons:
  • Suitable for smaller jobs only

Worx Wg471 Snow Blower

Another snow blower that you might want to look at is the snow blower Worx Wg471 of Worx that is available in black and orange color. This thrower works on a battery instead of gas or oil or even electric cords.

It has a single-stage rotary auger that can easily grind through all the compacted snow, you might have in your driveway or walkway.

The chute can be easily adjusted up to 180 degrees to throw snow 20 feet farther from the chute.

This 40 V powered model has a handle that can fully collapse for easy storage and makes the gripping very easy. Worx’s electric snow deflector also has a 4A dual charger and a high-efficiency brush motor.

  • Pros:
  • Easy to assemble
  • Improved motor design
  • Collapsable handles; easy to store
  • Cons:
  • Plastic body

Aavix Agt1420

This single-stage snow blower by Aavix works on gas but its electric counterpart is also available. This model has an 87cc 4-stroke gas engine that starts by recoiling. With a weight of only 62 lbs., it can clear a pathway as wide as 20 inches.

It’s construction is robust as it embraces steel and thus makes it a durable product for long-term usage. You can also purchase an upgraded version of the same model that can clear snow up to 26 inches in width.

  • Pros:
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Robust steel construction
  • Works fast
  • Cons:
  • Chute clogs often

Greenworks 2600202

This snow blower by Greenworks weighs about 32 pounds and can discharge snow up to 20 feet with the help of a 13 amp electric motor.

The chute in this model, like the other snow blowers, is adjustable up to 180 degrees. It allows manageable and easy snow throwing in the preferred direction. Another feature that is common with some of the aforementioned other models as well as the provision of LED lights to make the night-time-snow-clearing efficient and safe.

The auger can clear snow as wide as 20 inches and as deep as 10 inches. In short, this model can be a good alternative for gas-powered snow blowers.

  • Pros:
  • Adjustable chute
  • Lightweight body
  • 4-years limited warranty
  • Cons:
  • Suitable for 10” of snow only

Craftsman 31AS2M5E793

The snow blower that I would like to mention in this list at the end,  that is currently trending on Amazon is the Craftsman 31AS2M5E793.

This is a gas-powered snow blower with a 123cc, 2 cycle engine that ensures that the snow blower clears snow to the user’s satisfaction.

Although this specific snow thrower starts on gas, it works efficiently using a push button. Just fit the prime unit in and press the push button to start the snow deflector.

The clearing width is 21 inches and the clearing height is 13 inches to easily remove snow from patios or walkways.

  • Pros:
  • Easy push-button start
  • Adjustable chute
  • Suitable for 13” of snow
  • Cons:
  • Heavy body; 89 lbs

Conclusion

There are a number of good snow blowers in the market out there.

Some may suggest the same snow blower of a specific company over and over again, others may suggest a different snow deflector altogether.

However, before even starting to look at the different brands and models that are available in the market, we would encourage you to study briefly the basic features that should be present in a snow blower. Also, the advanced ones currently being marketed by many companies like heat handles or third-stage snow blowers with an accelerator to make the snow-clearing even faster.

Then decide according to your budget and snow-throwing needs, which one would be the best fit for your setting and conditions.

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