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What is The Best Electric Snow Blower? | Electric Lawn Tech 2016

As we approach the cooler winter months, there are many people in the United States not looking forward to the cold. The mix of frozen rain, cold temperatures and the dreaded snow fall might be enough for some to worry about whether they will make it through the day. But, with the snowfall comes one thing that can’t be avoided.

Shoveling the driveway.

Yes, some people are very old fashioned and still like to use the good ol’ snow shovel. But, you’re not one of those types of people if you’re reading this article. You’re the type of person that likes to get things done, not mess around, and go on about your day.

We’re going to cover what the market says is the best electric snow blower from the specifications to the brands and beyond. From all of the snow blowers, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs!

Want to jump right to the product reviews?

First off, moving to electric equipment has been a huge jump for more than just me! This year we switched over to the Greenworks 40V Electric Mower and we aren’t not looking back. It has been a great benefit to the family and to actually get more done outside without worrying about worrying about gas, oil, and all the other maintenance has been wonderful.

What’s The Benefit of an Electric Snow Blower vs. Gas?

Using an electric snow blower is much more lightweight and requires a lot less maintenance than a traditional gas blower. You don’t have to worry about running the engine dry, changing the oil, or swapping the spark plug.

They are typically less costly to operate and don’t require things like fuel stabilizer or someone to service the engine on a regular basis. There’s also no cord to pull for starting — just use a button to start it and let go when you’re finished.

Some users claim that the electric snow blower (in general) doesn’t quite match up to the gas counterpart. But, manufacturers like Greenworks now have the 80V batteries which are an industry first in using electric technology of the future.

How to Determine the Best Electric Snow Blower?

There are a variety of factors that some talk about in order to see which snow blower is the best for your money. But, most electric blowers out there have the same type of factors that come into play. What are they?

  • How many volts are the battery?
  • What is the runtime on a single battery charge?
  • Is it a one-stage or two-stage system?
  • How many amps is the motor?

The above are only some of the questions when trying to determine the best electric snow blower. We’ll also take a look at the pound capacity of snow it can move. Also, for these items, it’s more about the features and less about if the blower has a cord or not.


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Worx WG650: Adjustable Height Electric Snow Blower/Thrower

PROS

  • 30-feet Throw Distance
  • Quick Clams Handlebar Adjustment
  • Collapsible Handlebars
  • 180-degree Adjustable Chute

CONS

  • Corded
  • Cord Sold Separate

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The Worx WG650 Electric Snow Blower is a great choice if you’re looking for a lightweight and affordable snow blower. You’ll be able to adjust the handles with three different height settings to help you make the best of your time in the snow.

If you’re in need of clearing walkways, sidewalks, or driveways, then this is going to be perfect. You’ll have the opportunity to get all the way down to the pavement and move snow up to 30 feet! It seems like this is a bit more fun than shoveling snow.

Another cool feature about this electric snow blower is that you can hang it on a wall if you’re looking to save some space (or don’t have the space to spare) with it’s low weight.

Some of the more detailed specifications include a 13-amp electric motor, a steel auger that boasts rubber tips for durability, and the ability to clear a space of up to 18 inches wide/10 inches deep.

There’s an oversized chute that will rotate 180 degrees in case you need to shoot the snow in the opposite direction. This also makes it easier to move around when you’re using those [easyazon_link identifier=”B00Z8MGQI0″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”lawnaholic-20″]heavy winter gloves[/easyazon_link].

*Important to note: the Worx WG650 does not come with a power cable. It must be purchased separately.

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Snow Joe SJ623E: Ultra 18″ 15-Amp Electric Snow Blower with Light

Pros:

  • 15-amp (instead of 13-amp)
  • Comes with light kit
  • Included chute clean-out tool

Cons:

  • Corded
  • Does not come with cord

You don’t have to worry about power with this beast! You can make your job much easier and get even more done with the benefit of a more powerful motor. The Snow Joe SJ623E comes with a 15-amp motor versus a 13-amp motor giving you even more power to push the snow in front of you.

Another great benefit of this Snow Joe is that you’ll have the ability to see much better since it comes with a halogen light for those early morning snow drifts. The bulb itself is 20 watts.

It’s got a our blade rotor that is made of heavy-grade steel to force its way right through about 10 inches of snow. Near the bottom of the electric blower there’s a scraper blade that clears and scrapes the snow with no damage to your sidewalk or area you’re working in.

This model is perfect for using in mid-to-larger size areas including driveways, patio areas and sidewalks. You’ll be able to throw snow about 25 feet versus the Worx competition.

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Greenworks 2600502 Corded Snow Thrower (No Light Kit)

Pros:

  • Maintenance-Free
  • Compact Design
  • Quiet Electric Motor
  • 7-inch wheels
  • 20″ Clearing Width
  • 10″ Clearing Depth (vs. typical 8″)

Cons:

  • Corded
  • 20-feet Discharge
  • Does not come with cord

I’m a big fan of the Greenworks brand given that you can use all of their equipment with the use of their batteries that come with some of their tools. However, for this model — the Greenworks 2600502 snow thrower — it is corded.

This may provide to be a benefit in some way due to the fact that you will virtually never run out of juice! I’m assuming that you’ve paid your electric bill! But, in case you want to see the other options offered, have a look at some of the features.

You’ll still be getting a 13-amp motor which works very similar as a gas alternative. For many of the snow blowers, they have an 18″ clearing width, and for this you’ll be able to clear up to a 20″ path. Hey, two inches can make a long-term difference!

It’s a more compact design to help for storing when the thrower is not in use and also runs with a quieter motor. You’ll be happy if you decide to start throwing snow at 6am so you don’t have to worry about waking the neighbors.

This Greenworks model also offers the advantage of the 180 degree directional chute to allow rotating to throw snow in the opposite direction. There’s a 10″ clearing depth (again, a two inch difference) that is more than some of the other models.

Quick thoughts on the Greenworks Corded Snow Thrower
If you don’t care about the cord, you’ll benefit from this model and it can clear more of a path than the other competitors.

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Summary & Thoughts About Snow Blowers

Moving to an electric society is really upon us. There are many pieces of equipment that now have the power of gas and are true alternatives to helping the earth. Snow blowers are no exception. There will continue to be even more electric tools for us to use and whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall, hopefully we embrace the new age of technology.

If you’re really big about saving time and want a clean looking driveway, patio, or even sidewalk, an electric snow blower is going to be your best bet. You can save the strenuous back exercises and clear your drive. This is especially helpful if you get a lot of snow and have to return back to clear the area every hour or two.

I hope you found value in this review!
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— Nick the Lawnaholic

12 thoughts on “What is The Best Electric Snow Blower? | Electric Lawn Tech 2016

  1. Agree about going electric as the way forward. The light on the Snow Joe SJ623E is brill like you said for those early hours when it’s still dark. Oh, and thanks for explaining the difference between snow blower and thrower – had been wondering about that.

  2. I’m amazed at the progress being made in the area of electric power tools. I definitely appreciate the benefits of electric snow blowers you mentioned, but do you think their performance (power and run time on a fully charged battery) is equal to gas powered snow blowers? Even if not, I think it won’t be long till they are. Thanks for the review!

    1. I own the Greenworks 40V Electric Mower that claims to have the same power as a gas and I can’t complain. They also have an 80V version of their mower! I’m sure it’s very similar with the electric snow blowers.

  3. This is an interesting subject as we have just had our first winter snow fall, with a prediction of snow the next 5 days.
    The Worx WG650: Adjustable Height Electric Snow Blower
    sounds like just what my husband needs. The Electric Blower is the way to go. We just purchased an electric lawn mower last year and love it.
    Thanks for the information, great job.

    1. Yeah, snow blowers are definitely time savers Linda! I purchased the Greenworks 40V model this summer and love it. I’m excited to see how long it lasts. One thing I know for sure is that I won’t miss spilling gas and oil everywhere!

      –Nick

  4. I need to get myself a snowblower and I’ve never liked the thought of all the mucking about with smelly gas models. I’m looking at the Worx WG650, mainly because of the quietness, and that it can be hung on a wall out of the way. I realize the cord has to bought separately, but do you know how long it is?

    1. Sharon, electric snowblowers require an outdoor extension cord and usually the longer the better. 😉

      You can also find outdoor cables that are made for lower temperature like this one. It’s 100 feet and designed for up to -45 degrees! Plus, it’s blue and has a cool light to show when it’s plugged in.

  5. Need one! We just got about 3 feet of snow up here in the last few days and I am tired of shoveling all the little spots I can’t get with the plow already!! Any idea on how long the battery will go for on the 80V? Or how long you can use your 40?

    1. Hey Dave! We’re expecting somewhere around 8-12 inches here in the next week too. The 80V has a runtime of up to 45 minutes, but only takes 30 min to charge. This is for the 2Ah battery.

      For the 40V, the runtime can be anywhere between 20-45 minutes, depending on how thick/amount of snow is on the ground.

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