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Best Electric Snow Blower – Ultimate Guide

There are two different types of electric snow blowers, battery-powered and corded snow blowers. Battery-powered works off of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, and corded works by directly plugging into a wall outlet.

They both can get the job done, but which one works better is at the operator's discretion. Most people would jump to the cordless, but let's look at both and see what is offered. 

Battery VS Corded Snow Blower 

When it comes to power, neither the battery nor the corded is more substantial. It is all about convenience. Having an extension cord attached to anything can become a hassle. Batteries have compact power within the machine as long as the charge is held. Once the charge is run down, the machine will lose its power. Corded snow blowers will maintain power as long as it is plugged into the power source.

The main thing is to keep the cord out of the way from getting cut. Keeping a cord out of the water is another challenge. Everyone knows electricity and water do not mix. So the prominent device would be battery-powered when it comes to convenience. 

The Best Electric Snow Blower List  

Listed below are six of the best electric snow blowers that people find most valuable and helpful when making pathways with snow blowers.

Specs EGO Power+SN2102 Greenworks Pro 80VGreenworks Snow Thrower 2600502 Snow Joe Ultra SJ620Toro 38361 Power ShovelXD 82-Volt MAX Cordless Electric Snow Shovel 
Power56V ARC Lithium™ batteries80V Lithium-IonCorded electric 13-amp motorCorded 13.5 amp7.5 ampBriggs & Stratton® 82V Max* Lithium-Ion 2.0
Runtime45 minutes45 minutesCordedCordedCorded45 minutes
Throwing DistanceUp to 35 feetUp to 20 feetUp to 20 feetUp to 20 feet Up to 20 feet Up to 20 feet
Clearing Width21″20″20″18″12″ 12″
Weight53.35 lbs.33 lbs.32 lbs.31.5 lbs.13 lbs.25.9 lbs.
Warranty5 years4 years3 years90 days2 years5 years
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1. EGO Power+SN2102

The EGO Power+SN2102 is the most powerful snow blower on the market that is battery powered. EGO has a lineup of brushless motors that consumers use for all their lawn equipment. Listed are the specs and features that make this item number one at the top of our list. 

Of course, the price of this snow blower is a bit higher than the others on this list, but it is also the best electric snow blower available. I have used this snow blower many times and it is very good at moving large amounts of snow.

Battery Type: 56-volt ARC lithium batteries

Weight: 55 pounds

Adjustable Shoot: 180 degrees

Throwing distance: 35 feet

Height Clearance: 20 inches

Clearing Width: 21 inches

Dimensions: 45x35x22 inches

2. Greenworks Pro 80V Snow Thrower

The Greenworks Pro 80V snow blower is a well-built electric snow thrower with some good features at a great price point. If you are a homeowner with a relatively small driveway this will be a great snow thrower for you.

The power source: Battery Powered

Runtime: 45 minutes

Weight: 33 pounds

Dimensions: 31 x 21.6 x 37 inches

Throwing distance: 20 feet

Clears snow up to 10 inches deep

Clearing width: 20 inches

Construction: Balanced, with push-button starting.

3. Greenworks Snow Thrower 2600502

This snowblower operates off of a 13 amp motor and is the perfect alternative to gas motors. It is lightweight and easy to maneuver in the snow and around the walkways to safely clean up the area. 

Power type: Corded electric 13-amp motor

Weight: 30 pounds

Adjustable Shoot: 180 degrees

Snow moved per minute: 850 pounds

Throwing distance: 20 feet

Height Clearance: 10 inches

Clearing Width: 20 inches

Dimensions: 31×21.6×37 inches

4. Snow Joe Ultra SJ620

This snow blower is one of the famous brands of electric snow blowers. It is powerful with its 13.5amp motor and can push up to 650 pounds of snow per minute. This is a corded snow blower so that may be a downside depending on your preference.

The upside of Snow Joe snow blowers and especially the SJ620 model is their affordable price. This makes for a perfect snow blower if you live in an area without a lot of snow fall.

Power type: Corded electric 13-amp motor

Weight: 31.5 pounds

Adjustable Shoot: 180 degrees

Snow moved per minute: 650 pounds

Throwing distance: 20 feet

Height Clearance: 10 inches

Clearing Width: 18 inches

Clearing depth: 10 inches

Dimensions: 45x19x38 inches

It comes with a full two-year warranty.

5. Toro 38361 Power Shovel

Best Electric Snow Blower - Toro 38361 Power Shovel

This power tool makes moving snow seem easy and can clear out a walkway in little to no time. This snow blower can clear off sidewalks, steps, decks, and even small driveways with its 12-inch snow clearing width.

Power Type: Corded electric 7.5 amp motor

Weight: 12.5 pounds

Snow moved per minute: 300 pounds

Throwing distance: 20 feet

Height Clearance: 6 inches

Clearing Width: 12 inches

6. XD 82-Volt MAX Cordless Electric Snow Shovel 

This Snapper Brand is a mighty brushless snow shovel. It holds up to 45 minutes of battery power which is 82 volts, and Lithium-ion 2.0 batteries. This is a handheld snow shovel but it surprises has pretty good power and can move snow pretty well.

Power source: Battery Powered

Weight: 19.7 pounds

Dimensions: 60.5x14x12 inches

Throwing distance: 20 feet

Clears snow up to 4 inches deep

Clearing width: 12 inches

Construction: Balanced, with push-button starting.

Looking for something a little larger? Check out Snapper's new 20in single stage snow blower!

Electric Snow Blower Buying Guide

Below are some of the key features and specifications to look for when looking at electric snow blowers.

Battery type/Voltage

The type of battery is usually going to be Lithium-ion. The voltage is something you're going to want to look at. This is going to determine the power a snow blower has and the runtime of the machine. The runtime is something that can make or break a snow blower. Most of the well-known electric snow throwers will have a run time of at least 45 minutes.

Motor type

The motor type for a battery snow blower is almost always going to be a brushless motor. A brushless motor (this linked article is for brushless lawn mowers, but it is also relevant to snow blowers) simply adjusted the amount of power needed by the motor to complete a task.

Run Time

The run time for a battery snow blower will vary based on the battery size and voltage. The motor can also play a big role in the overall run time. Corded electric snow blowers of course have an infinite run time (one of their benefits) as long as you pay your electric bill!

Chute Control

The chute control is going to be more of a factor on gas powered snow blowers. This is because some models will have manual chute control while others will have electric chute control. To my knowledge, every electric snow blower on the market with a chute has manual control.

Throwing Distance

The throwing distance isn't a very important metric when looking for a snow blower. It matters a little because obviously, the snow needs to be thrown far enough to actually clear the snow, however these numbers usually aren't very accurate. There are just too many factors that can affect how far the snow is actually thrown.

Clearing Width

The clearing can matter a little in terms of productivity. Usually, the larger the clearing width of a snow blower the quicker you will be able to clear off your driveway or sidewalks. Unfortunately, there aren't very many wide snow throwers on the electric side like there are in gas throwers.

Clearing Depth

The clearing depth refers to the maximum depth the

Best Electric Snow Thrower Brand

Ego is one of the best electric outdoor power equipment brands on the market. They have been the leader the past few years in battery powered mowers, string trimmers, blowers, and more. This is a reliable brand that truly stands behind their products.

FAQ

Is An Electric Snow Blower Right for You? 

When the winter months hit hard, you have to hit back with a snowblower. Choosing a suitable snowblower makes the difference in getting the job done quickly or not so fast. You may be considering gas motors. Electric has so many more benefits. We can help you decide by going through the good and the bad points of electric snow blowers.  

Pros to Electric Snow blowers

  • Quick starts on cold days
  • No pull starts
  • Easy storage
  • Lightweight
  • Less maintenance 
  • No gas or oil to worry about
  • Quiet motors

Cons to Electric Snow blowers

  • Gas has more powerful engines (except for the EGO Power+)
  • Only works on flat surfaces.
  • Works best on cement or pavement
  • Extension cords are needed for electric corded power types. Others are dependent on battery life and constantly need to remain charged.
  • The power source determines if the machine is environmentally sustainable.
  • Some battery power only lasts up to 45 minutes per charge. This may not be long enough to get the job done.

Which Electric Snow Blower Style is Better? Cordless Battery or Plug-In?

So you have decided you want an electric snowblower. Now, you have to decide which one works best for you, the battery option or the cord option? 

Battery power leaves a sense of freedom across the property as you are not tied to the wall with long extension cords. The number one issue with batteries is how long they will last per charge? If you feel you can get the job done within 30 to 40 minutes, then batteries will work best for your needs. However, if you have a long driveway or area to clear snow, you may as well pull out the long extension cord. Battery power will not cut big jobs when it comes to time limits. 

Battery-powered snow blowers are more costly than plugin-powered snowblowers. Having a backup for batteries is a good idea, but it will run into the pocketbook. Lithium batteries are not cheap. Having a plug-in snowblower does restrict the distance, but you will never run out of power if you are plugged into the wall outlet. 

Which one is best is determined by the homeowner's needs. Each homeowner has different needs, and only looking at the options can determine what is necessary. It comes down to length vs. battery life. Either way may take more purchases, either more extension cords or more batteries. Hands down, the battery option will always be the better of the two. 

Wrapping it up 

Weighing the options is always the best way to decide what is needed. It also helps determine what is more important. Looking at the different brands, each carries its own safety features.

It should be easy to find what you are looking for when the snow begins to pile up in the winter months between the workload and the safety features. The bottom line is what works best for the consumer. 

What Do You Think?

Which best electric snow blower from this list are you getting? Let us know in the comments!

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