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[Amazon Canada] Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Brushless Snow Blower with Rechargeable Ecosharp 40-volt Lithium-Ion Battery

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bundy5555 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2018 6:59 am
It lose charge in the cold.
yes, batteries have lower output when they're cold, but I don't think it impacts their lifespan..
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badger11 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 9:55 pm
I've done the same with my Dewalt packs but rebuilding Lithium packs is not for the faint at heart.
One needs to have a healthy understanding of the chemistry and physics of these cells otherwise you can create an unwanted explosive outcome.
This is perhaps one reason why there hasn't been a proliferation of battery rebuilding services for Lithium packs [unlike the NiCad generation].
For liability reasons it just safer to buy replacements.
For those interested, the SnowJow Ecosharp packs are built with good quality high amperage cells-- Samsung INR 20Q to be exact.
When these die I'll rebuild them with 6, 8, 9Amp ...whatever Amperage that we will evolved to.
Theres a place in London called CHANS that rebuilds li-ion battery packs
http://www.chansbattery.ca/
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badger11 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 9:55 pm
I've done the same with my Dewalt packs but rebuilding Lithium packs is not for the faint at heart.
One needs to have a healthy understanding of the chemistry and physics of these cells otherwise you can create an unwanted explosive outcome.
This is perhaps one reason why there hasn't been a proliferation of battery rebuilding services for Lithium packs [unlike the NiCad generation].
For liability reasons it just safer to buy replacements.
For those interested, the SnowJow Ecosharp packs are built with good quality high amperage cells-- Samsung INR 20Q to be exact.
When these die I'll rebuild them with 6, 8, 9Amp ...whatever Amperage that we will evolved to.
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I agree, quick way for a nasty fire if you do not know what you are doing. I think people have been so used to tossing things when the battery dies that they wouldn't think that they can be rebuilt.
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Corded is a HUGE PITA, I have one with a cord, went on the cord numerous times already by accident, last one chopped the cord in half. Plus you need the thick cords for outdoor stuff and they are a PITA to store and onfold when needed (cuz you also need a long one on top of it)...If the cordless gets the job done then don't even bother looking at corded.
azn0Richard0 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 1:34 pm
If you don't mind a cord. Walmart will have this for 138$ on their pre black friday flyer.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/snow-joe-s ... 2P6X3CZPMH
Imo I feel these machines seem a bit large and a bit of a hassle unless you have a large driveway and walkway that requires a lot of work to clear.
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Yeah, I guess my corded snow joe isn't too bad. That cord really pisses me off though and it can't clear the barrier the snow plow leaves.

Otherwise it works well and saves me lots of time.
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I was looking at getting a snow blower a couple of years ago and then the wife gave me a gift of a little corded SnowJoe. I was sceptical at first but it really does a good job. You easily figure out a way to avoid the cord, it's not rocket science.
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TurboTronix wrote:
Nov 17th, 2018 10:48 am
Corded is a HUGE PITA, I have one with a cord, went on the cord numerous times already by accident, last one chopped the cord in half. Plus you need the thick cords for outdoor stuff and they are a PITA to store and onfold when needed (cuz you also need a long one on top of it)...If the cordless gets the job done then don't even bother looking at corded.
I use a corded with no issue...need to wrap it properly on the machine and then a loop around your body/shoulder - got a cheap from from crappy tire but it gets the job done for me.
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scotsum wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 2:02 pm
if you're gonna showel the driveway, I'd highly recommend you get one of these Garant Sleigh Showels. It moves a lot of snow (relatively) quickly & easily plus it'll also save your back. dont know why its $71 now cos I picked up mine for $25 but you get my drift (pun intended Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes). Im sure you can find an equivalent for about $40 now.
+1 for the sleigh shovel. Saves your back...always thought it looked goofy until i tried it.
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For those still interested in the garant sled there is a place in Richmond hill selling them $35 cash

Pure overstock 128 industrial rd
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DrPoopee79 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2018 9:16 pm
+1 for the sleigh shovel. Saves your back...always thought it looked goofy until i tried it.
I've broken those twice trying to move/lift heavy snow. This year I'm going to splurge for a two stage gas snow thrower preferably with tracks like the old Craftsman I had at my parent's house that lasted for many years...
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pca1987 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 1:22 pm
this will be my first winter in a house in Canada and I have no idea if

- Shovel
- Cordless snow blower
- Gas snow blower

Realistically will a snow blower save me lots of time on a regular sized single garage detached house (no corner lot)?

This seems like a good price but also seems to be not powerful enough for when you actually need it the most
I have an attached garage so fairly long driveway. I bought a snowblower when I moved to this house off Kijiji for $400ish. I used it probably once or twice for big snowfalls. It would save time on the big ones but not that much imo. I don't mind shoveling and it's good exercise, so I sold the snowblower and just shovel now. Took up a lot of space and barely used it, got my money back. I don't know if a brand new $1000 one would be more efficient and quicker but I just didn't feel like it was worth it for me.
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baz5 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2018 9:43 pm
I have an attached garage so fairly long driveway. I bought a snowblower when I moved to this house off Kijiji for $400ish. I used it probably once or twice for big snowfalls. It would save time on the big ones but not that much imo. I don't mind shoveling and it's good exercise, so I sold the snowblower and just shovel now. Took up a lot of space and barely used it, got my money back. I don't know if a brand new $1000 one would be more efficient and quicker but I just didn't feel like it was worth it for me.
In my case 2 ruptured discs and 1 bulged disc in my back means I should not be lifting any snow at all. I no longer feel the need for exercise that has, in the past, put me on the shelf for as much as 4 months in excruciating pain. I NEED a snow thrower...
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This is a great snowblower for Florida.
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DougO wrote:
Nov 20th, 2018 10:04 am
In my case 2 ruptured discs and 1 bulged disc in my back means I should not be lifting any snow at all. I no longer feel the need for exercise that has, in the past, put me on the shelf for as much as 4 months in excruciating pain. I NEED a snow thrower...
Yes, I was meaning to and forgot to add, it depends on your age and situation.

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