What is the best alternative to Snow Joe iON21SB-PRO?
Compared to the electric snow blowers, this machine requires much more maintenance. You need to constantly monitor the level of motor oil, occasionally change the spark plugs, and check the air-filters. On top of this, storing the unit outside the now season requires the operator to fully remove the gasoline from the system. See More
As this snow blower has a freeze resistant rewind starter, it is guaranteed to start in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, you can use the electric start feature if the temperature dips even lower. Just plug a 110 - 120 VAC power cord to the machine, and it will start with a press of a button. See More
As the power cord of this snow blower is only about 4' long, it is clear that you will need to buy an additional extension cable to be able to work with this machine. The manufacturer recommends either 100 or 150 feet cables, with the minimum wire gauge of 14 or 12 correspondingly. That will cost you another $75-$100. Keep in mind, that the thin, undersized cords starve the tool of voltage while the overly long cables cause excessive resistance and voltage drop. Therefore, an inappropriate power cable can damage the motor of this snow blower. See More