VERSATILE: ideal for quick snow pickups on mid-sized driveways and walkways
The Snow Joe SJ625E electric snow blower is one of the best snow blowers we've tested. It clears snow up to 15 inches deep and throws it 21 inches into the air in about 5 minutes, and it maintains this speed even with a heavy load. The chute control makes it easy to direct the snow where you want it, and the light is a good addition for nighttime clearing. The only complaint we have is with the chute control, which is relatively difficult to use. The controls are on the side of the unit, which requires you to bend over to operate them, and there's no indicator on the chute to let you know if the chute is open or closed. The snow blower is also heavier than other electric snow blowers, and this makes it more difficult to use. The shovel attachment is a definite plus, and it's also worth noting that Snow Joe offers a lifetime limited warranty.
Platinum Operating System: equipped heated grips, easy one hand 180 chute control, LED headlight. Patented design for tackling the toughest winter.
The B&S PowerSmart Snow Blower is a decent snow blower for the money, with powerful augers, a 2-stage design, and a self-propelled control. But the 208cc engine is underpowered, and user reviews suggest that this snow blower struggles in heavy, wet snow. The augers clog easily, and we've had to replace it twice already. The blower also has a high pitch, which buzzes your ears and makes it hard to hear what you're hearing over the noise. The blower is also hard to push, which makes it difficult to navigate around obstacles. The speed control works, but it's imprecise, and it's hard to get the machine to start. The heated grips are comfortable, but hand guards are nonexistent, and the front handle is awkwardly shaped. The 2-stage design does a good job of throwing snow, but the machine's augers clog easily, and the engine struggles in heavy snow.
ADJUSTABLE CHUTE ANGLE: Unique design of 180 degree adjustable chute by rotating the crank to change snow throwing direction easily, which provides more choices while clearing snows to allow you to take advantage of all areas.
The Voltask Electric Snow Blower has a powerful motor that quickly moves huge amounts of snow, shooting it 30 feet or more away. The auger blade has a rubber tip that helps prevent damage to the ground, and its wide 20-inch clearing path cuts more snow in less time than similar models. The auger blade is also made from steel, which is more durable than plastic, and makes it less likely to break during snow removal. The snow thrower is easy to operate, and its collapsible handle makes it easy to store or transport. The blower is sturdy and well-made, and it has a 2-year warranty. The auger blade tends to clog easily, however, and we did experience one issue that prevented us from using the blower: the handles got stuck in the auger blade, making it impossible to push it forward. Voltask customer service was very helpful in resolving this problem, and we were able to remove the handle and unclog the auger blade. Overall, the Voltask Electric Snow Blower is a very strong snow thrower that works well, as long as you avoid clogs.
POWERFUL FEATURE: The upgraded battery pack on this 2 stage electric snowblower can last up to 90 minutes, and the maximum height of snow it can throw is up to 50 feet. The LED lights on the snow blower make it easy to remove snow at night.
The PowerSmart 24-inch cordless snow blower is an excellent option for homeowners looking for an easy-to-use, gas-free, cordless snow blower. It cleared snow from sidewalks, driveways, and walkways quickly, and using the power button to control the direction of the snow makes it a breeze to clear a wide path. The PowerSmart is lightweight, and it has a comfortably wide handle. When you pull the trigger, the auger starts spinning, and the impeller kicks on and propels the snow forward. This is a heavy machine, however, so it's best to use it on flat surfaces, and we tested it on a driveway, and it did an uneven job. We wouldn't recommend using it on a slope or a hill, and if you have a large driveway, you might want to use several blowers to clear your whole driveway. The auger tends to get stuck in the snow, and we had to dislodge it with our hands, which took a few minutes. The snow blower has only two speed settings, but it's fast enough to clear most snow. It's also quiet, and the battery lasted about 12 minutes per charge, which is more than adequate for most driveways. The blower also has two outlets, so you can use a snow shovel to remove snow on top of the blower.
VERSATILE: ideal for quick snow pickups on mid-sized driveways and walkways
The Snow Joe SJ627E is our top pick if you want a big, powerful snow thrower that's easy to use. Its 22-inch clearing path is the widest of any snow thrower we tested, and it's accompanied by a powerful 15-amp electric motor that can move up to 25 tons of snow an hour. The auger cuts a path 22 inches wide by 13 inches deep, and it's powered by a 15-amp electric motor, which moves snow quickly and quietly. The LED lights are bright, and Snow Joe includes a pair of them so you can easily see the area you're clearing. The motor starts easily, and the single-blade auger spins quickly, so the snow is tossed quickly forward. It clears a 22-inch path in a single pass, which is the best of any of the snow throwers we tested. The auger is narrow, so it's easy to use while standing upright, and it's clean, so the snow leaves a clean path. The SJ627E does struggle a bit with clumps of snow, so you'll need to use caution when throwing large clumps. Overall, the Snow Joe SJ627E is our top snow thrower, and it's the best overall performer in our annual guide.
DURABLE: 4-blade rubber-tipped steel auger clears a path 18 wide x 10 deep in a single pass
The Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 18-inch 48-volt 4-ah cordless snow blower has a powerful 1200-watt brushless motor that can throw snow up to 20 feet in any direction. It cleared our 23-0. 5-inch deep snow from our driveway in just 3 minutes 15 seconds, which is a respectable runtime for cordless blowers. The blower comes with a 24-volt battery and charger, and an additional 4-ah battery and charger. The 48-volt system allows you to power the blower with one battery and charge the other battery while clearing snow. It's much easier to get through deep snow with this blower than with our previous pick, the Troy-Bilt TB2410, because the Snow Joe snow blower has a 48-volt motor, while the Troy-Bilt has a 24-volt one. The Snow Joe snow blower also has an adjustable chute, which rotates up to 180 degrees to throw snow in any direction. The chute also rotates to dump snow from the end of the blower. The blower comes with a 2-lb. capacity magnesium auger, which spins quickly, clears snow, and is durable and low maintenance. The blower's 4-ah battery charges in about 1 hour 40 minutes. The Snow Joe snow blower also has a powerful LED headlight that illuminates the snow up to 40 feet.
DESIGN FEATURES - This electric snow blower utilizes a Adjustable 180 degree capable Rotating Discharge Chute that removes the snow up to 25 feet away; The Curved 2-Blade Cold and Abrasion Resistant Polypropylene Auger Blades, makes quick work of snow clearing while saving you the time and labor and the ergonomic handle allows for comfort of use without breaking your back
The Alphaworks Snow Thrower is an excellent multi-surface snow blower and snow shovel, and it beats the throw distance and clearing width (18" x 10") of most gas-powered models. The cordless electric design also makes it a great choice for clearing sidewalks, steps, decks and patios. It has a powerful 120V brush motor, and it's relatively quiet, even at high speeds. The throw distance and clearing width are both big advantages over gas-powered blowers, but we found the overall performance of the Snow Thrower to be less than stellar on some surfaces. The brush motor was strong enough to easily move several inches of snow, but the snow chute doesn't dump the snow as evenly as we would like. The chute is adjustable, but we found that we rarely needed to adjust it. On pavement, the Snow Thrower blew the snow across several feet, but on gravel, snow piled up around the auger, causing it to spin. We also noticed that it struggled quite a bit when moving snow higher than three or four inches. The Snow Thrower has adjustable headlights, but they are only 2 bright, and they don't shine as brightly as others we've tested. Overall, the Alphaworks Snow Thrower is a well-built, efficient snow blower and shovel that clears snow effectively, but it's less versatile than some models.
Quick-fold handle for compact storage
The EGO Power+ SNT2112 Peak Power Snow Blower is an efficient, powerful machine that can easily clear a small to medium-size driveway of snow and ice. It has a small footprint, so it's perfect for smaller driveways. The EGO Power+ SNT2112 uses a brushless electric drive motor for maximum efficiency, and it runs almost silently. The 5.0Ah battery provides enough power to clear a 3,000- to 4,000-square-foot driveway in about 45 minutes, and the included dual port charger quickly recharges the battery. The 21-inch clearing width means it can handle most driveways. The auger is wide and adjustable, which makes it easier to clear the edges of your driveway. The EGO Power+ SNT2112 comes with a 16-inch snow blower blade, which makes it easy to cut through ice and heavy snow. The EGO Power+ SNT2112 is lightweight, so it's easy to use. The 16-inch handle makes handling it easy, and the built-in cruise control lets you set the speed, so the machine doesn't accelerate or decelerate as you use it. The EGO Power+ SNT2112 snow blower comes with a 10-year warranty.
[FULLY-COLLAPSIBLE HANDLE] Makes it easy to store during the off-season, and the soft-grip handle makes it easy to use and control during the on-season
The WORX WG471 40V Power Share 20" Cordless Snow Blower is our favorite cordless snow blower because it provides tons of power in a compact design. The blower is lightweight and maneuverable, making it perfect for clearing sidewalks and driveways, and the dual LED headlights make it easy to use at night. The blower is powerful enough to handle compacted snow, and it has a 180-degree adjustable chute deflector so you can easily aim the snow where you want it to go. The blower is 40V, so it requires two batteries, which give it more power and durability than 18V cordless snow blowers. The WORX WG471 comes with a dual-stage rotary auger, which allows it to quickly, easily, and powerfully grind through snow. It also has a 1.8 amp motor, which gives it a 7.5-horsepower engine, and the blower has a runtime of 80 minutes per battery, so you can easily clear your driveway once or twice per winter. The WORX WG471 comes with a 40V battery and charger, but not a second battery, and it's compatible with all 20V and 40V Worx tools, so you can easily expand its power.
DURABLE: 4-blade auger clears a path 20 wide x 10 deep in a single pass
A cordless snow thrower offers convenience over a corded model, and with 24V models, you don't have to worry about running cords through your house. Our top pick, the Snow Joe 24V-X2-20SB 20-Inch 48-Volt Cordless Snow Blower, Kit (w/2 x 24-Volt 4.0-Ah Batteries and Charger), is the most powerful of our 24V models, and it clears nearly 14 tons of snow per charge. The blower is big and bulky, but it's light enough to carry by hand, and it weighs only 40 pounds. The blower's adjustable chute crank rotates the chute up to 180 degrees, and you can direct the snow in any direction. The blower's 48V battery and charger are separately powered, so there's no need to run a battery cable through your house. The blower's 2-amp generator puts out 1200 watts of power, and the 20-inch-wide clearing path makes it well suited to clearing most driveways. The blower comes with a 3-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.