[Home Depot] Toro E21 Battery powered snow blower $778
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For snowblower, you can either go with those cheaper snowjoe ones that will generally last about 5，6 years, or a quality Toro that can last decades.
Had a snowJoe 623E lasted me almost 7 years, not bad for Toronto winter, but it cannot tackle wet snow or icy snow situations and it has a cord which is a nuisance.
This Toro E21 is very strong, had it for almost a month and it can tackle hard packed ice(the one made by city snow removal truck at the end of your driveway) or icy freezing rains without much effort even in ECO mode, the battery is strong enough for a 3 car long driveway such as mine. The snow auger blade is made out of iron(unlike cheaper model such as snowjoe with plastic). No more messy gasoline, stabilizer or starting issues.
The specs of the snow removing capability is around 1750lb/min if my memory served me correctly, much higher than an entry level gas-powered unit(usually around 1200lb/min) and close to a midrange single stage gas unit(mostly around 1800~1900lb/min)
And don't forget Rakuten 1.0% cashback for HD
ETA: for those who bought it recently and wish to do a price match, simply had an online chat with a HD agent and they would happily refund you the difference. I bought it $899 + tax and just did the price match refund through HD:
Feb 16 Update:
This Toro handle's last night's heavy fall excellently, but however, due to the sheer amount of snow, one battery is NOT enough for my 3 car drive way, that I have to charge for another 1 hour to finish up the job. The charging takes very long from empty to full (3 hours+)
Anyone has any idea to secure an additional Toro battery? don't need as large as the original, a smaller one that able to finish up the left over job such as the aftermath of this heavy fall....