Snow removal is one of our fortes here in Canada. Whether your weapon of choice is a shovel, snow blower or thrower, snow removal tools are essential to any and every winter arsenal.
GreenWorks 13 Amp 20" Corded Snow Thrower$299
Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 18-Inch 48-Volt 4-Ah Cordless Snow Blower$398
SuperHandy Electric Snow Thrower$230
SnapFresh Cordless Snow Shovel$250
Litheli 2x20V Cordless Snow Blower$480
SuperHandy Snow Thrower Power Shovel$290
Snow Joe SJ618E 18-Inch 13-Amp Electric Single-Stage Snow Thrower$219
Do I need a snow blower or a snow thrower?
While they essentially perform the same task, there are a couple of key differences between snow blowers and snow throwers.
A snow thrower is a single-stage machine, meaning it uses a rotating auger to pick up snow and cast it out of the shoot in one continuous motion.
A snow blower, on the other hand, works in two stages. Similar to a snow thrower, it uses a rotating auger to scoop up snow, but rather than immediately shooting it out, it feeds the snow into an impeller (a powerful fan) which blows it out of the chute.
Under $300: GreenWorks 13 Amp 20" Corded Snow Thrower
What it offers
Take the pain out of snow removal with this reviewer-loved snow thrower from Greenworks. The snow thrower boasts a 13-amp motor, a 10-inch clearing depth and a 20-inch clearing path, making walkway, driveway and sidewalk clean-up a breeze.
The snow thrower has a 180-degree directional chute that can throw snow up to 20 feet. Its electric start makes for hassle-free operation and at 30 pounds, the snow thrower can be easily tucked away when not in use.
Why it's worth it
Racking up nearly 4,500 reviews, the GreenWorks 2600502 13 Amp 20-Inch Corded Snow Thrower has earned an average rating of 4.1 stars and an "Amazon's Choice" title. Why do people love it? This is what shoppers have to say:
The snow thrower works "like a charm" and is "well worth saving your back when a storm hits," writes one shopper.
"No more backaches" and "no more coming [inside] all sweaty," says another. It "completely eliminates the hard part of the job" — "no more lifting and straining!"
The snow thrower "works great with heavy snow," writes a third reviewer. It's "powerful and efficient" and makes "short work" of even the "heaviest snowfalls."
Despite thousands of five-star reviews, shoppers say the "only negative" is the power cord can "keep getting in the way if you're not careful."
The "only thing" is keeping the extension cord "behind you" and making sure it doesn't go underneath the blade, agrees another.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.