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Amazon has a Snow Joe Snow Thrower 18-inch 13.5 AMP for $189. This is pretty damn cheap compared to most other budget ones I have seen. Any comments on this? Although I am all for getting some really highend stuff - I just purchased a house and trying to make my money go as far as possible to start. There is not much property to remove snow from. It's a small driveway, short sidewalk, and path to the front steps.
 

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It might be fine, but you're going to have to invest in about $75 worth of extension cords. Light-duty cords aren't going to cut it.
 

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No mention of where you live, no web site to look at what your buying.
 

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Amazon has a Snow Joe Snow Thrower 18-inch 13.5 AMP for $189. This is pretty damn cheap compared to most other budget ones I have seen. Any comments on this? Although I am all for getting some really highend stuff - I just purchased a house and trying to make my money go as far as possible to start. There is not much property to remove snow from. It's a small driveway, short sidewalk, and path to the front steps.
I have a Toro snow thrower that I have used since the mid 90s. Works well enough still!
I have a snow blower also. I have an attached garage with a very low pitched roof and have found that the thrower is great for clearing snow off the roof.
The thrower has its limitations if the snow is more than about 8" deep!
 

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I just purchased a house and trying to make my money go as far as possible to start. There is not much property to remove snow from. It's a small driveway, short sidewalk, and path to the front steps.
Buy a shovel.

Seriously. Unless you physically can't do it or don't have time to shovel, go a year in the house and see if you really need a snowblower. Chances are you don't for the five times it snows there and the one decent storm you'll get per year.
 

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And if you don't dig the shovel after a while (pardon the pun) find a decent used gas powered one on Craigslist. That's how I have gotten my last 2 snowblowers. Spring is a great time to look.
 

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Buy a shovel.

Seriously. Unless you physically can't do it or don't have time to shovel, go a year in the house and see if you really need a snowblower. Chances are you don't for the five times it snows there and the one decent storm you'll get per year.

we already had 30'' in one storm here in some parts of n.j.:yes:
 

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I have that one. Got it from overstock with free shipping. Works great and easily throws snow 15-20 feet. I even used it on heavy, icey, chunky, wet snow and it worked fine even though it's probably a bad idea. I plug it into a regular outlet with a bunch of outlets on the circuit with no problems. Didn't feel like dealing with sparkplugs, oil, maintenence, etc. Best part is that it scrapes down to the ground and doesn't leave a sheet of snow under it.
 

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