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[Lowe's] Snow Joe 7-in Steel Ice Chopper - $12.49 YMMV In-Store Only

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[Lowe's] Snow Joe 7-in Steel Ice Chopper - $12.49 YMMV In-Store Only

This item is on clearance and in-store only. Seems to still be decent availability.

I think it is a good deal as it compares to $46 on Amazon, $50 at HD, etc.
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Jul 27, 2016
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What are you supposed to use this for? Breaking up ice on your driveway?
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digimonn wrote: What are you supposed to use this for? Breaking up ice on your driveway?
It's an ice chopper. It chops...ice.
I have a DIY one that works wonders for scraping/breaking apart that thin layer of packed snow/ice that your shovel can't get under.
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digimonn wrote: What are you supposed to use this for? Breaking up ice on your driveway?
Yes. They work great. I think I saw this one in lowes. Unlike the one I have wooden long handle and steel blade. The lowes one is shorter and plastic handle with steel blade.
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Looks good and comes in handy. Bought one for in store pickup
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digimonn wrote: What are you supposed to use this for? Breaking up ice on your driveway?
Do you live in Vancouver?
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Jun 20, 2012
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Live in GTA, perfect for scrapping up compacted snow or chipping away at ice on your driveway.
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injust wrote: It's an ice chopper. It chops...ice.
I have a DIY one that works wonders for scraping/breaking apart that thin layer of packed snow/ice that your shovel can't get under.
+1, works just like a ice scraper for a car windshield, but for driveways and walkways

Run it along the driveway surface and it will pop up/ loosen ice/ packed snow. Once you have everything loosened, then you can use a shovel to clear the driveway down to bare pavement. Cuts down on salt usage a lot

For example, a major ice storm coats your driveway with 1” thick frozen solid ice. I take a single bag of salt and spread it around, and give it 3-4 hours to work . The salt helps free the ice from the pavement . I then run the ice scraper along the pavement, the ice just pops up in big sheets with little effort. I then shovel the loose ice off the driveway and have bare pavement left

Otherwise I would be using 4-5 bags of salt to turn all the ice to slush so I can shovel it off
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Thanks op ending up getting one for my mom.
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rfdfan75 wrote: Do you live in Vancouver?
or he has an old school snow shovel made of heavy steel.
When the one I inherited from my parents finally rusted out I had to start using one of these ice choppers regularly, along with a plastic shovel. Brings a tear to my eye.
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I remember Lowes/HD were all sold out of these last year when the big ice storm hit.
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l69norm wrote: +1, works just like a ice scraper for a car windshield, but for driveways and walkways

Run it along the driveway surface and it will pop up/ loosen ice/ packed snow. Once you have everything loosened, then you can use a shovel to clear the driveway down to bare pavement. Cuts down on salt usage a lot

For example, a major ice storm coats your driveway with 1” thick frozen solid ice. I take a single bag of salt and spread it around, and give it 3-4 hours to work . The salt helps free the ice from the pavement . I then run the ice scraper along the pavement, the ice just pops up in big sheets with little effort. I then shovel the loose ice off the driveway and have bare pavement left

Otherwise I would be using 4-5 bags of salt to turn all the ice to slush so I can shovel it off
More like you forget to shovel the snow and it all froze up overnight
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Feb 8, 2007
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Picked up one last year. Great for the price. The handle has a spring that acts as a shock absorber.
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Wouldn't a flat mouth shovel serve the same purpose?
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SizzleChest wrote: Wouldn't a flat mouth shovel serve the same purpose?
Yep. A flat edged spade can work as well.
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gh05t wrote: Yep. A flat edged spade can work as well.
Seems like it would be the better choice - similar price, wider blade, longer handle. Plus, it's also a shovel!
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Jul 27, 2016
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rfdfan75 wrote: Do you live in Vancouver?
No I live in Toronto but I never shovel the snow. Was considering buying it for someone that does =P
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Pretty hard to beat this price.
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Certainly couldn't find any flat edge spade in that price range.
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not recommend anyone 5.5 foot+ for this 7". I bought 7" last winter kills my back.

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