If you’re on a budget and want to trade the back-breaking snow shovel for a faster and easier snow clearing method, then the WEN 5662 Snow Blaster is a great pick. It’s not the amount of snow you need to clear that’s the issue but the strain on your back, neck, and shoulders. A single-stage electric snow blower will change clearing snow from “hating” it to “easier than I thought.” It isn’t self-propelled, but the auger pulls it forward, and the wheels help with steering.
Clearing an 18-inch wide path with each pass beats shoveling snow from the driveway. The snow blower will efficiently move 6 inches of snow from the paved driveway or deck; you won’t have to go over the area with a shovel afterward. To startup, the WEN Snow Blaster, squeeze the power bar against the handle, while pressing the safety button to the right.
The 13.5–amp motor is powerful enough to clear light, fluffy snow up to 7.8 inches at a rate of 490 pounds per minute. The reinforced auger rotates at 2000 RPM; each auger rotation moves 1150 cubic inches of snow.
With the adjustable chute, the operator ensures that the snow is thrown away from the cleared path. The chute rotation crank directs the snow 180-degrees to the left or right and throws snow up to 20 feet away. A spring-loaded lever adjusts the snow throwing height up to 10 feet high. Operating the multi-direction chute means you can safely start at the center of the driveway and move towards the edges without needing to move the same snow that piled up an arm-throw away from you.
The snowblower is lightweight and has a carry handle to transport it to and from the storage shed. The insulated handle helps against the cold during use. An extension cord wrangler will help prevent the extension cord from unplugging while using the snow blower.
The WEN Snow Blaster’s 2-year warranty is backed by a customer service helpline and a network of technicians nationwide.