Here Are The Top 10 Best Cordless Snow Blowers As Of December, 2018
Alphachooser's list of the newest cordless snow blowers includes only snow blowers that obey to these criteria:
- List of exclusively cordless snow blowers (actual snow blowers, with a chute, only. Handheld, cordless snow shovels are covered in our electric snow shovel list), powered by rechargeable battery packs that are usually detachable for recharging
- Keep in mind that you might want to choose a battery-powered snow blower that uses a battery pack compatible with other cordless garden tools, an option offered by various manufacturers, such as Greenworks or Snow Joe (whose summer counterpart SunJoe also offers battery-powered tools)
- Rechargeable battery voltages typically range from 40V to 80V, and battery capacities are usually well-above 4000mAh, except for smaller cordless snow blowers.
- Models marked as hybrid can be used either battery-powered or corded.
It is frustrating that we cannot seem to know the pounds per minute rating of the 56V Ego Power Plus, but it seems equipped to measure up: The 7500mAh Battery power is higher than most other contenders in our best cordless snow blower list, its intake is 21 inches (by 13 feet high...), and the 35-feet throwing distance also beats most machines, so it must move a lot of snow for a single-stage battery-powered machine.
And the reviews seem to agree. We found a few Canadian users reporting that the Ego had no trouble handling snow falls of eight inches or could clear a few large driveways in less than an hour. The inevitable lower reviews (a perfect machine seems impossible in this imperfect world) reported cases of quality problems after a few weeks, potentially the usual isolated case, since there were still 95% of Home Depot reviewers that recommended the Ego (though many reviews came from the Ego website itself -- but fully-independent Amazon reviewers seemed in a similar mood).
Raw numbers, at the end of the day, get the final say. And it looks like our algorithm, after weighing its score its usual way (Learn how we rank items) -- in this case by looking at 513 from 3767 sources, settled on an average rating of 4.5 stars and decided to call the rechargeable Ego Power Plus Alphachooser's best cordless snow blower 2018/2019 with a confidence level of great (More on confidence levels)
|Average rating: (89%) (513 reviews over 3 sources)|
Based on 4 stars averaged over 56 reviews, here is what we consider second best cordless snow blower. * These choices are based on a full computation of hundreds of cordless snow blower reviews from around the web.
|Average rating: (81%) (56 reviews over 3 sources)|
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|Average rating: (80%) (117 reviews over 2 sources)|
The iON18sb is a single-stage 18-inch cordless snow blower that uses a 40-volt removable and rechargeable battery pack and claims 40 minutes of snow-clearing autonomy at a rate of 495 pounds per minute.
|Average rating: (76%) (1750 reviews over 5 sources)|
Right off the bat, this cordless 21-inch Snow Joe distinguishes itself a couple of ways, if only with its 2-year warranty and 3-watt LED headlight, a feature that most electric snow blowers have, but which is rarer in cordless models -- yet, 3 watts only mean depleting barely 0.06% of its 5000mAh battery (over one hour), which is neglectable and therefore, should represent an advantage (though we are always fascinated at how bright winter nights are even without lights, at least in urban areas). The 15 amps brushless motor promises a throwing distance of 20 feet and a 660 pounds per minute snow blowing rate.
We took a look at the breadth of reviews this model gathered, and noticed that the power chute control seemed like a pro and that the gist of the reviews is that many people are surprised at how good it is at handling significant snow falls (including a 60-year old woman with bad knees who found it easy to use), but there are also others that claimed it couldn't handle their area's snow situations, let alone wet snow. Well, with cordless snow blowers, this all boils down to expectations -- they are not meant for hardened or wet snow nor extreme storms (in which you might have to add some old-fashioned shoveling in the mix), they are designed to be used right after the snowfall, and in less than a foot of snow.
Therefore, AlphaChooser bills the iON21SB-PRO as an Alphachooser good choice.
|Average rating: (73%) (334 reviews over 4 sources)|
|Average rating: (68%) (87 reviews over 4 sources)|
|Average rating: (66%) (479 reviews over 3 sources)|
Greenworks 2601102 Cordless Snow Blower
|Average rating: (62%) (153 reviews over 2 sources)|
Snow Joe iON 80V Max Battery Snowblower
|Average rating: (61%) (231 reviews over 4 sources)|
Black and Decker 40V Battery Powered Snow Blower
|Average rating: (62%) (47 reviews over 2 sources)|