This electric snow blower is as powerful as a small, single stage gasoline machine, except you do not have to worry about the complicated maintenance of a gasoline engine. It is good for removing up to 12” of snow from a medium size 4 - 8 car driveway. Due to the compact and lightweight design, it is suitable for elderly people. The power cord is the main limiting factor of this machine.
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Pro Very good value for the money
In terms of rough power and versatility, this unit can be compared to the $400 - $600 gasoline powered snow blowers. On a single pass, this machine can easily clean up to 12” of snow. It has enough power to easily clean a medium size 4 - 8 car driveway.
Pro It’s reliable
The Toro 1800 Power Curve snow blowers are well known for their durability and long life span. This machine has been on the market for many years and, in fact, there are multiple user reports claiming that the machine lasted for 10 years, or even longer.
Pro The maintenance is simple
Once you are done working with this machine, simply dust off the snow, and place the machine in a warm and dry place. No additional maintenance is required.
Pro It's easy to handle
This lightweight (24 lbs) and compact (18” wide) unit is perfect for those who physically can not carry around large and heavy things. You do not need to be very strong to operate this snow blower.
Con Power cable is hard to manage
Handling this blower's cable can get annoying and even dangerous. When using the device, you need to be on alert, to make sure that your machine does not accidentally cut the cable. It also limits your working area, as it is only 100 ft long.
Con Expect to buy an extension cord
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 inapropriate power cable can damage the motor of this snow blower.