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[Walmart] Snow Joe Cordless Snow Blower ION18SB Clearance $220 Reg. $449

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[Walmart] Snow Joe Cordless Snow Blower ION18SB Clearance $220 Reg. $449

Snow Joe Cordless 18" Snow Blower Ion18SB - $220 Reg. $449

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/snow-joe-4 ... 0188302092
Lightweight design (only 32 lbs) to easily clear sidewalks, driveways and decks

• 40 V 4.0 Ah EcoSharp® rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 40 minutes of whisper-quiet run time
• No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords
• 2-blade rubber auger moves up to 495 lbs of snow per minute; cuts a path 18 in. wide by 8 in. deep without damaging surface
• 180° auto-rotate directional chute throws snow up to 20 ft
• 3 W LED headlight provides increased visibility for nighttime snow removal
• ETL approved; Full 2 year warranty; Energy Star certified

Looks like this is available both online and in store (with stock)

**NOTE** If you are not seeing the $220 price online, it has been reported that if you add the item to your cart, the price of $220 will then be reflected in your cart

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/snow-joe-4 ... 0188302092


Seems like most reviews are positive. Looks like a great snow blower for light to medium duty areas. If you live in heavy snow-belt areas however, this would probably not be the right snow blower.
Last edited by montward on Jan 19th, 2018 9:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Nov 13, 2006
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Shows $220 for me.

Is it worth it....?
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Jun 1, 2008
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Cambridge, ON/Guelph…
I see it for $220, is this any good?
Newbie
Apr 18, 2017
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I have the corded, smaller unit. Works good for light, not hard packed snow. I can't comment on the battery though, since mines corded.
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I see 449$ online and no stock around me :(
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Jan 8, 2018
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This deal is lava hot. I basically have the same one (all the same specs but it is hybrid so can be used corded or cordless) which I bought for approx $300 when on clearance at TSC in the summer. It has easily dealt with Ottawa winter so far. I've cleared my double driveway and walkway after serious storms and have never drained the battery. The only drawback compared to serious multi-stage models is it won't be much help on the wall of ice the city plow will leave at the end of your driveway. Not really a fair criticism though given you would need to spend at least $500 more for a machine that can do that.
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Feb 25, 2007
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I almost wish I didn't have the 15amp corded one. I would buy this in a second.

This has to be the best price for this....ever.

If you are in the market for this kind of thing buy quickly because it will sell out at this price.
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Jul 15, 2014
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Scarborough, ON
Thanks OP. For $220, seems like a great price & reviews all around look good. HD is showing $698 and amazon is $388. Order placed.
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I have the corded version and hate the cord, I'd never get a corded again and can confirm it's solid for most snow, it obviously can't handle the stuff the plow throws on your driveway.
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I actually don't trust battery longevity (and I drive an electric car with 90,000km and absolutely no battery longevity problems). The difference is that a snowblower you only use 4 or 5 months a year and it sits the rest of the year. The batteries really need to be charged and discharged on a regular basis. The car battery is much more complex with different chemistry & a LOT more expensive than a snowblower battery.

The cost/environmental advantages to using an electric snowblower are minimal compared to a vehicle where you can save $2500+ per year in reduced fuel costs plus a significant reduction in maintenance costs.

Snowblowers - gas > electric (better product, negligible difference in costs)
Lawnmowers - electric = gas (better product, questionable battery longevity, minimal cost savings)
Stoves - induction > gas > electric (better product, negligible difference in costs)
Dryers - natural gas > electric (equivalent product, medium cost savings)
Vehicles - electric >>> gas (considerably better product, significant cost savings)
Last edited by IntrepidRT on Jan 19th, 2018 10:18 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Dec 30, 2008
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Not enough current/power in batteries for snow removal jobs. Even using a plugged in snow blower you can pull 1500w out of your wall socket on thick snow patches. Some things are great with batteries, snow blowers are not.
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dmanwin wrote:
Jan 19th, 2018 10:20 am
Not enough current/power in batteries for snow removal jobs. Even using a plugged in snow blower you can pull 1500w out of your wall socket on thick snow patches. Some things are great with batteries, snow blowers are not.
Are you speaking from experience or just speculating? I own this snowblower and it works great.
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IntrepidRT wrote:
Jan 19th, 2018 10:18 am
I actually don't trust battery longevity (and I drive an electric car with 90,000km and absolutely no battery longevity problems). The difference is that a snowblower you only use 4 or 5 months a year and it sits the rest of the year. The batteries really need to be charged and discharged on a regular basis (also the car battery is much more complex and a LOT more expensive than a snowblower battery).

The cost/environmental advantages to using an electric snowblower are minimal compared to a vehicle where you can save $2500+ per year in reduced fuel costs.
Meh. As long as you follow the proper care instructions (store inside, don't leave it drained etc) it shouldn't be a major issue. My lawn mower and snow blower are both electric. There are also other advantages of having a machine like this - for instance, I don't have the space to keep a more heavy duty machine whereas this thing is so compact that storage isn't an issue at all

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