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The first time I tried this I was filled with buyer's remorse. It stalled every few inches, barely threw the snow, and was taking longer than a shovel. Then I figured out the trick - quit being so delicate with it! If you go at a decent clip this thing will more than keep up. It throws the snow a few feet and can handle more than I expected. It's so light it's actually fun to use. I have a pretty good-sized driveway (3-car garage) and a long sidewalk and have no problem getting it all done on one charge. It's a little embarrassing when manly neighbors drive by in big trucks and see this little plow but the joke's on them.
Update 2/8/17: First snow of the season in NJ and it worked great. Was light snow on top of some we snow. Snow chute clogged a couple of times but I was pushing the unit hard. Was able to clear my walks and driveway in no time and even did my neighbors on either side all on one charge and with one bar left of charge. Still worth every penny.It assembled with no trouble. Night one of Snowmageddon ...It assembled with no trouble. Night one of Snowmageddon 2016 NJ and I did mine and 3 neighbors. It didn't flinch. We will see tomorrow how it does when I get up but so far it's made this disabled guys life so much easier.Update: next morning 15 plus inches. No this was not designed for this deep of snow but with 2 passes it did a great job. Did everything I needed ( walkway, driveway and car) and still had one bar left on the battery.GF used it to clear out some of the deck. Was easy and light enough for her. I just saw someone leave a 1 star review, I don't know how this works so well.Last pic is the deepest I hit with it over 2 ft of drift. The picture shows it got thru it.Update 1/24/16 This saved us so much headache and backache. Did the final pass today after another few inches last night came down. Worked like a champ.Update 2/1/16 So another advantage over gas is this is light enough we decided to store it in the basement. Can't do that with a gas one.
2018 update - still going strong! Although I've managed to break a wheel off earlier this year, on one of the steps in back when I was moving it, I just had it out in what is likely over a foot of wet snow and you just have to take it slow, sometimes rock it to unclog it. I've added a video.--I own three snow throwers, all 18". When I bought my house I started with a gas powered one, which was recalled once and which has had carb problems 3 out of 5 years after that, largely I suspect due to me not finding time to "summerize" the engine and drain the fuel in time. It is currently working but is hard to start and seems to be lacking power, I suspect the carb needs cleaning again. It also leaves me smelling like gasoline and exhaust whenever I use it.I have an electric, extension corded model, which seems slightly more powerful than the gas model, but the safety interlock switch mechanism has been touchy and occasionally it won't start at all. When it does work it's awesome, sans moving the cord, which though not too bad isn't really a hassle. The problem is I'm on a corner lot, and the extension cords just don't go that far.Thus, when I learned about the Snow Joe ION, I was excited, and since it's snowing a lot this year I ordered one.So far, I've used it twice on 1 and then 2 inches of light fluffy snow, however I have also used it to clear plowed, somewhat icy snow at the street corner and the driveway, though not extensively. I was pleased that it handles it - you have to rock in and out, it'll slow and stop if you push in too hard, but it was making progress roughly equivalent to maybe 80% of the gas engine on the big plow leavings.The fluffy snow was being thrown farther than the gas engine throw it, but not as far as the corded electric. It is quieter than both the other throwers.Pros:I really like the flashlight.It has a powered chute aiming control.The battery comes out easily so it can be charged in the house and kept warm for maximum powerIt seems to handle light snow very wellThe handle and chute assembly knobs seem to have nylon lock nuts in them and thus probably won't shake looseSo far the battery seems to be holding up quite well and allows me to clear my double width driveway (20x30?) and about 160feet of of sidewalk on a charge, at least in light snow.It is really quiet.It throws snow far enough, comparable to the gas one.It doesn't smell like fumes!Cons:It doesn't move along the sidewalk as smoothly as the other throwers. It seems to ride a bit further down and scrape more.The handle assembly seems just a bit more flexible/less sturdy than the others I have. Part of that may be due to having an adjustable joint to give you a choice of handlebar angles, or it may be due to the single U shaped fastener further down, instead of having a pair of fasteners. Over time I'll be watching this to see if it becomes an issue - it works okay so far, it just feels less solid than I want.The knobs holding down the snow exit chute seem tight but it still seems to go out of adjustment - both of my others have a more firm tooth grabbing mechanism that holds the chute angle better.Wish list:Other than adjusting the sturdiness/feel issue, if it were up to me and I was planning their next release, I'd stick a second battery pack holder on the machine and let you optionally equip a second battery pack, and when running on two batteries I'd give it a mode switch for more torque/power, so you can switch to higher amp consumption but power through heavier or wetter snow and plow piles more efficiently, or set it back on normal and have longer life (not that I've needed either really so far, I just think it wouldn't cost much to do it).Overall, though, I'm quite pleased with it so far, and I may bump up to 5 stars later after I've used it more.======= Updates: =======I've now used it a lot more, including on a 4-5" snow, though it wasn't a wet snow, it has been too cold:Pros:It handled the near 5" well.It can handle the tall 2 foot drifts on the boulevard okay, it just slows down and might need 2-3 passes.Cons:The rubber cover that screws down over the chute direction switch shook loose. That may or may not have anything to do with the next con -The snow chute has ceased to rotate reliably. Sometimes I am able to get it to move with the switch but mostly not lately. It will spin by hand, with some force.I do not know if it was some ice that got in someplace or if there is a wiring fault - I finally brought it into the basement to melt/thaw out and the motor is spinning it now,we'll see how it does outside in the subzero later.I'm still happy with it and still rate it 4 out of 5, but I'm not bumping it up.========== Update with a 6" heavy snowfall ==========Twin cities got a surprise snow dump today. I'm not sure snow totals elsewhere, but it seems to me we had 6" here, and there were a few more inches on my sidewalks that had blown in earlier this week that I was waiting for today's snow to handle. The blower worked pretty well in the heavier 6" snow, and just slowed down a bit as it went, and when I hit the deeper piles where it had blown it it just slowed down more.Now, I'm on a corner, with a double wide 35 foot driveway. This was the first time I'd drained a battery dead before I've finished blowing, but I got the sidewalk all around and 85% of the driveway, which is impressive. I did have the problem with the snow chute not working, at first, but once it had warmed a bit by running it worked fine. My current theory is that the chute rotation switch triggers a relay somewhere down in the machine, and that that really is stuck when it's really cold. Warming it up bf running it for awhile or by bringing it in the house awhile seems to make it work, thus my theory.So, despite the chute issue, I'm going to bump it up to 5 stars because of how it handled the deep snow today.
I am a 62 year old female in pretty good shape. I wanted a snowblower that was easy to use without having to mess with gas and oil. I have used this snow blower on several occasions to clear my drive (2-car width) and front walk of 2-4 inches of snow. I have yet to have to recharge the battery before I was finished. It does a wonderful job. It's cordless, recharges quickly, lightweight, has a headlight, and is easy to use. I especially like that I can change the direction of the snow chute from the handle. In 15-20 minutes, I have a clean drive and sidewalk. I can easily lift it to hang on a hook on my garage wall. When it 6+ inches and very cold, I hire my snow removal men. This is a YouTube video that explains assembly and use. I used it, and it was a terrific aid
This is my 4th snowblower in 20 years. I've given 2 to my kids and I have an Ariens 2 stage that since I moved away from the Lake Michigan Lakeshore it's just more than I need. I'm impressed with the initial quality of the Snow Joe out of the box. I selected the Snow Joe because of the auger. Seemed more durable than the plastic used by the competition. Will update as I use through this winter. It is quiet, about the same noise level as a vacuum cleaner.Update: Was not expecting to update this soon. We got 2 1/2" to 3" of wet snow last night. Did a decent job. Threw the wet stuff 3' to 5', even my Ariens 2 stage doesn't like wet snow. As other reviews, you have to move rather quickly, or it will bog down. Still impressed. :-)Update Jan. 2nd 2018- Have gone through many types of snow now including 8" powder. The harder it works, the faster it depletes the battery. The only thing I think I would have done differently is bought the hybrid for the extra few bucks, just for the option of going corded, although I have not needed. The battery has been fine for the small area I do. The Sno Joe works about as well as any gas powered single stage snowblower. My favorite part is just putting in the battery, pressing a button and it goes. In the end you will have to decide what type of snow do you get most often where you live and the amount of area you need to clear. If I still lived on the lake shore with the heavy wet lake effect snow we were getting in recent years, I would have not purchased this, but is perfect for where I live now.
I bought this snow blower after the huge mega storm we had in DC in 2016. Then it did not snow for three years!!!!! We finally got a decent storm in Jan 2019 so after almost 3 years I can finally give this a review. It worked great! We had about 8 inches but it was wet so it was a little heavy. Yet it blew the snow perfectly well. It would throw it about 4 to 10 feet depending on how wet it was. I have to say that this exceeded my expectation. I helped out by first spraying several coats of lubricant spray for snow blowers. The battery lasted about 35 minutes but in that time, I did quite a bit. I live in a townhouse so we have to shovel the sidewalks. I did mine and several neighbors because it was so easy. In terms of area, I did 750 linear feet, 3 feet wide. Plus I still had more left over to go between several cars. That's well over 2,200 square feet which is more than a typical driveway. The chute rotated perfectly with no problems. The battery doesn't drag near the end. You have full power until it dies. Then you can recharge fully in about 3 hours. It's only about 30 pounds so it's easy to carry. I actually store it folded up in a downstairs utility closet. This is much better than gasoline because I never have to worry about maintenance, gasoline going bad, or whether it will start up in the cold. Its also better than electric because I'm sure the extension cord will get really stiff in the cold and it will get in the way as you're trying to maneuver the blower. I thought this thing was awesome.