Side by Side Comparison of: Greenworks vs Power Smart
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Five Star Reviews:
Capable & convenient
December 29, 2016
I purchased this to replace my older Greenworks corded 21" snowblower. It's much more convenint to use (probably much safer than draggiing multiple 120 volt power cord(s) around in wet snow). It seems to be just as, if not more, effective at removing & throwing snow as my corded unit. The chute is well-designed to prevent snow/ice from penetrating & inhibiting rotation. The chute rotation is fast, not precise.
For comparable power, the 80V system uses about half the current as 40V models, which means one-fourth the Joule power losses (greater efficiency). The bushless motor & 80V battery combo packs a good punch even in deeper, denser snow. I intentionally pushed this unit nearly to stalling a few times, but it always quickly recovered to full power.
The unit ran with no apparent power dropoff after removing over 500 sq feet of moderately dense snow over 8 inches deep. With a hot battery from my first torture-test, the charger initially flashed red (a source of panic & consternation among some), but I allowed the battery to cool a few minutes, and it calmly recharged to 81.5V in around 30 minutes. The dual white LED lights are effective, not just a gimmick. This may not be a throaty 28-inch, 3-stage, high-maintenance drift-buster, but for the price, its quiet performance is great insurance against cold-weather coronary failure, and its nearly zero-maintainence makes it a pleasure to both own & use. I wonder what Greenworks will do for an encore ?
Works great. Battery lasts long.
December 11, 2016
I bought this blower in July when it was on sale. Wasn't sure how it will perform but my friend has a GreenWorks lawn mower and he loves it so I took a chance.
We had about 4" of snow last week and the blower went through it like a hot knife through butter. Admittedly the snow was of the light fluffy kind. Today we had about 2" of wet heavy snow, same thing. It worked flawlessly. I was wondering how long the battery would last. So I did my driveway and two of my neighbors as well as mine and my neighbors' sidewalk and a small patio. I and one of my neighbors have a 3 car driveway which is about 45 feet long. The other neighbor has a 2 car also 45 feet long. The battery didn't run out until I had about a 3 foot wide patch left, which I had to shovel by hand. Not too bad. I'm happy.
I don't think this blower will do as well in wet heavy snow above 6" but I live in a community which shovels my snow when it goes over 4". So for me this is perfect.
Excellent, compact snow blower that's better than $460 2-stage gas
April 13, 2016
I was shocked how well this performed in 12" of NJ snow. It's very lightweight, and throws the snow a respectable distance (easily throws about a car and a half width). Although it's not self-propelled like my 24" 2-stage gasoline snow thrower that cost 2.5x more, the GreenWorks actually throws better and takes up FAR less room in the garage, especially resting with the front on the ground and handle bar folded down. It's light enough to carry with one arm down to the basement after Winter, whereas I couldn't even pick up my gas snow blower by myself.
Entire 2015-2016 NJ winter was a snap, whereas the gas snow thrower was a maintenance nightmare with start-up issues and messy oil changes. After 2 successful runs with the GreenWorks, I sold my gas snow blower on Craigslist.
The only issue I had with the GreenWorks snow thrower was when one wheel's hub pin had broken or fallen off (goes through the hubcap, keeping the wheel on the axle). I had to use a zip tie to keep the wheel in place for a week, while GreenWorks sent me a pair of replacements.
One annoyance is that the battery compartment cover is only long enough to cover the 2 Ah battery, and just hangs partially over the 4 Ah battery. GreenWorks should offer a free replacement cover for 4 Ah battery users to avoid snow or rain short-circuiting the machine (I jury rigged a plastic bag over it with painter tape).
SHOVEL - BE - GONE !
January 25, 2016
OUTSTANDING! This was my insurance policy against getting snow this year (the last time I spent money on snow removal, a blade for my garden tractor which is now gone, it didn't snow for enough to use it for 3 years). Go figure the first snow we get this year is a 2 day BLIZZARD! The third day I found ~24" of fine powdered snow covering my ~50' two car driveway. Since I purchased a second battery, A MUST HAVE! and had charged them both during the storm, I decided to give it a go (NO GUTS NO GLORY). I was amazed that even though the snow was above the top of the blower that if I went slow back and forth, I could make headway quite easily. Having at least a second battery is a MUST as stated before. When the first battery had reached it's end I put it in the charger, put in the second and continued on. With so much snow I decided to use overlapping sweeps, which seemed to allow me to go at a quicker pace (I finished my driveway in 3 hours, normally at least this long or longer with a shovel and much more tiring). AND EVEN BETTER, because of it's size and weight I just carried it through the house and cleared the 19 inches off the back deck.
80V GreenWorks did the job with 8-12 inches of snow fall.
November 22, 2015
Was worried about going cordless when I bought this. Yesterday got to try it out with this year's first Nov great lakes snow dumping. the first clearing was of a slushy wet consistency. It handled it, albeit with me un-clogging the shoot 2 or 3 times. That said, it snowed for over 10 hours and the next few passes cleared 3-4 inches, each time, with no clogs or jams. Maybe, it takes getting use to the right walking speed to avoid the slurpees. I think it will handle dry snow falls with no major draw backs. The wet stuff may take more effort, but, clearing the shoot is really easy. Let go of the handle, the power shuts off, clear the shoot, push the button, and re-engage the power. The battery power held up with no down grade. And, the battery charged back up easily by my next needed clearing.
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Four Star Reviews:
Not a miracle tool, but gets the job done when used correctly.
February 14, 2017
We've only had one snowfall since I purchased this, but I have a big driveway and got to put it through a fitting workout. Note that I grew up in South Carolina where frost on the ground might be the most snow you see all year. This is the first time I've ever handled a snow thrower, and one of only a handful of times I've even seen one. This was purchased as a medium-duty machine to help clear my massive driveway in those rare but inevitable Virginia snowfalls. My driveway is 50% steep hill so I needed something that I could control on an icy incline while wearing Stabilicer Lite Ice Cleats - Orange - Large. I was already a happy owner of a number of 80V electrical tools by GreenWorks and Kobalt (mower, blowers, hedge trimmer, string trimmer) and was encouraged to consider their products for my snow removal needs. There was another 2-stage battery-powered blower made by another brand that I was tempted to buy, but I settled on this one because:1. I had 2 GreenWorks 80V batteries and chargers already.2. The other model was 40V, which meant far longer charge times and more batteries/chargers required for continuous operation. 80V would be able to run continuously with just 2-3 batteries and chargers.3. The 2-stage model was about twice the weight due to extra machinery and its metal construction. I probably couldn't handle it on a hill, and the metal blades would be a safety concern if I slipped and fell.This blower works great in powder, but performance falls fast as the liquid water content increases. We got a 6" snow. My housemate used it early in the morning to carve a path and he was very impressed with its performance. By the time I started moving snow it was already late morning (a Saturday) and the snow was getting a little heavy. Throw distance wasn't too bad once I got the angle of the chute set: ~6-10 feet depending on the charge of the battery. Chewing depth was a problem; I calculated that I had to do 1 pass per 3 inches of snow plus a final scraping pass. Since this was a 6 inch snow, I needed to do 3 passes for a full clear of the snow. If I tried to eat more than 3 inches of snow in a pass the blower became a snow shovel with wheels--not bad, mind you, but not really the work saver I was hoping for. After about 30 minutes of clearing chute clogging started to become a problem, but it was at least easy to declog--walk around, reach into the chute, and knock out the ice that had collected. Once I got to the bottom of the hill/driveway it was midday and the snow was slush. This snow thrower couldn't even pick it up and I had to use a standard shovel to finish the job.Batteries lasted long enough, but you definitely need 3 batteries and 2 chargers to maintain a continuous operation. 1 battery charged from zero will be at about 60% charge by the time the 2nd battery runs out.The plastic construction is not an issue. This is the same sturdy plastic my snow shovel is made out of, and I've been using it for years and it still looks practically new. I have zero concerns about the plastic blade wearing out anytime soon.Based on my first-time experience, I know that I will want to use this blower to clear snow as soon as possible--before sunrise if a night snow--and likely in stages through the course of the storm. The more powdery the better.Aside from power concerns, my #1 wish about this device is that they had used bigger wheels especially since it's not self-propelled.Would buy again since I know it doesn't get much better than this for my particular use case, but to potential buyers I hope this review helps you understand the tool's limits.
LOVE IT! (Maybe not if you have really wet snow...)
January 23, 2017
I'm the 5'4" 50 year old snow remover in my house. It's by choice- I grew up in Vegas and snow is still "magical" to me haha. My husband is more than willing but as long as I ENJOY (playing) in it I insist!! I bought this a year ago after we got three feet of snow in one day and even with my handy snow sleigh I couldn't tackle it. It took a couple of days to get here before I could go out and finish what I started and it plowed right through (the snow had melted and refroze a little so I had to take smaller sections). Even with a gravel driveway (partial) this thing has been a champ.
Every storm since then I have faithfully repeated "I love this thing!!" as I plowed through the drifts. Today was the exception. We usually get dry, powdery snow. The kind you can blow off your porch with a leaf blower. Today's snow was heavy and wet. Really slushy. This thing was useless. I couldn't go 6 inches without the chute clogging. If this had been my first use it would have ended up at Goodwill. But because I have a "history" with this little beauty it's staying. While my snow sleigh is faster (Suncast SF1850 22-Inch Big Scoop Snow Shovel with Wear Strip), I quickly run out of a place for the snow "to go". The GreenWorks Pro doesn't cause any type of an embankment and the snow melts away completely, which I prefer. It's effortless of course. I've hit twigs and rocks. It tackles the crap the snow plow leaves where my old, corded Toro used to shoot flames (at the plug with a 14/3 cord). I keep the battery in my laundry room instead of a garage or shed- don't know if that helps but other than that it gets no special attention from me. Keep your expectations reasonable, use your judgement (go slow or take narrow sections if needed) and you will love it. Maybe not if you have really wet snow...
What I expected and excellent customer service.
December 22, 2016
What I expected and excellent customer service. East assembly, as usual, poor directions on the very minor assembly, actually "assembly" is misleadings as it's just a bit more than putting on the handle. This is not self-propelled. The few inches of snow was wet. I needed to get rid of it before it froze and was more difficult to deal with and more slippery. Pushing it is not difficult as long as you don't try to get too aggressive. My drive way is gravel so I didn't try and get right down to the bottom. When it did pick up some pebbles, it handled them without any damage. When it dealt with wet snow, some of it accumulated inside and started to bog things down just a little. I simply cleared out the packed wet snow. It blew snow about 7 to 10 feet. It would depend on how to angle the chute and how wet the snow is. Battery charging the 20A, 80v battery was very fast, 20 or so minutes. It did last throughout whatever I had to do. I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars because I have to push it. I would recommend it. I also bought their 80v chainsaw. A small part was broken when it arrived. I called customer service. A person immediacy answered and sent out the small part no charge and no hassle. It would be able to work fine without the part.
Light, powerful, safe and quiet.
December 17, 2016
I purchased this for my mom who is in her 70's and lives alone. It's light enough weight and so easy to use that she can do her snow with no issue. The battery charges pretty quick and it lasts a long time, even with wet snow. It does have it quarks though. If the snow is wet packing snow, it jams up in the snow shoot and just throws it forward which is rather annoying. You need to stop, push the snow back through the shoot and pick it up as a big solid cylinder and toss it aside. If the snow is standard fluffy or a little wet, it's powerful enough to throw it almost 10 feet. There are a couple of lights near the handle which are nice, but they point at a weird angle down. Not super helpful in the dark, but enough to get you through it better than a shovel. Last, but certainly not the least, is it's the safest snow blower I have ever used. To hurt yourself with this would mean deliberately going out of your way to try and hurt yourself. As soon as you let the handle go, the blade stops. To engage it again, requires both hands. You need to push the button and pull the handle at the same time. With this feature and how light it is, I would let me kids over 10 use it,but that's just me. Overall, it's a great machine. It's light, powerful ,safe and quiet.
Snowmageddon Jonas 2016 .vs GreenWorks Pro 80V 20" Snow Thrower
January 27, 2016
I have the mower, and the leaf blower. We did have some decent regular snow in the east coast in the last two years, so, I said "why not" and bought the snowblower as well. I bought this back in October, so my wife was laughing at me all winter. Now Snowmageddon Jonas 2016 hit, and no one is laughing.
This is the first and only snowblower I have owned. However, many of my neighbors do have gas powered blowers of various sizes. For what it is, cordless-electric, it did a fantastic job. We received about 28 inches of snow in my town and I have a double-wide 70ft long driveway. I knew that this guy could not handle the full load, so I made plans to go out at least halfway through the storm. Went out in the first morning, and the snow was already at 14~18 inches. So, I had to try multiple passes and use a system of shoveling the top layer of snow onto an already cleared area.
I did shovel manually around one edge of the drive way to do this. In the end, it was way less work with the blower.
The main benefit was that the blower actually throws the snow pretty far. I would say 10~15 feet. So, this way, I did not have to shovel the snow that I have already shoveled.
I made two more trips outside after the initial shoveling. I think it was about 6~8 inches on the second time, and about 4~6 on the third. These were much easier and the blower handled it like a champ.
In the first pass (14~18 inches), the battery was draining fast. Conversely, battery was lasting longer in the 6~8 inches of snow. However, I do have 4 batteries and two chargers from the mower and the leaf blower. This allowed me to keep clearing non-stop. Batteries were getting fully charged just as I was draining the last of the 4. Thinking back, I may have been able to clear continuously with three batteries, but, definitely would have needed two chargers.
This entire time, I was looking at my two neighbors out with their gas blowers. One had a small single stage, and the other had the full-blown mega-hp dual stage self propelled unit. The small single stage was comparable to mine. Admittedly, it was still definitely stronger as it could handle more snow at once and not jam up. (The motor on mine did stop a couple times when I pressed it hard against a wall of snow). The bigger two-stage unit doesn't compare. That thing was impressive. But, I knew that when purchasing this blower. I was expecting to clear 'regular' amounts of snow. Not this apocalyptic blizzard amounts. Besides, it's small enough to store under some shelving in the garage, and I don't have to fiddle with the gas and carburetors.
1/2 star off because I am not too confident about the plastic parts. The other 1/2 star for the battery life and power. (it can always be more!)
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Three Star Reviews:
Pros and Cons
April 1, 2017
I'm on the fence about this snowblower. First, I inadvertently bought it through an Amazon 3rd-party vendor. They were awful. Lesson learned. Only buy from Amazon, the 3rd-party vendors can't be trusted. As for the unit itself:
No gas engines/maintenance
Quick battery recharge
Not very powerful (it's fine for a few inches of powdery snow; heavy wet snow or blizzard, forget it, you'll be struggling all day).
It is very light and super quiet. Also
February 22, 2017
It is very light and super quiet. Also, you don't have to breath in all the fumes like with the gas powered ones and much better for the environment. I live in Tahoe, so having a snowblower is a more of a requirement than a luxury. This is great, but does not compare to the power of a gas blower. You have to do a couple of passes, sometimes skimming the top and then coming back and digging in a bit. If you push too much it will get clogged and turn off.
I really did want to love this, but after using it just two times, it stopped working. I was able to return it and they shipped me a new one. However, this was in the middle of a snowstorm, so I had to shovel while the new one came. We are now getting another storm, so I took it out of the box this morning, and it seems as though they sent me a used one. It is all scratched and stained. The parts are loosely thrown in the box and nothing is wrapped. Let's see how long this one lasts.
Easy on (Push button while holding handle)
Turns off when too much snow
Does not throw snow very far
Battery runs out quickly (Extended battery purchase is essential)
Motor died after two uses
Very good at what it does, but understand its limitations!
December 9, 2016
I bought this snowblower quite concerned about the mixed reviews. But I didn't really need the power of a gas-powered blower and didn't want to have to deal with the weight. I live in mega-snow country in Vermont but decided to take a chance, planning to use it mainly on the front walk, front porch and back deck (a local guy does our long driveway with his truck). I have to say that many of the reservations in previous reviews are correct - and at the same time, I'm reasonably satisfied.
GOOD: As everyone says, it's light - 30-something pounds. Makes it possible to regularly lug up the 6-foot steps onto my deck, then back down again to do the walk. It is definitely quiet, though I didn't really care about the noise level. And it's a cinch to use. The battery is easily charged and it starts instantly every time.
BAD: This is definitely a low-powered blower. When I first got it, a good foot of semi-frozen snow had built up. Rather than just plow through that much, you have to sort of take some off the top, then a little more, then a little more. Other reviews estimate that it can handle 4-6 inches. I'd say that's true of powdery snow. But when it comes to heavy, wet snow or semi-frozen snow, it can probably handle 4 inches or less at a time. Plus, the low power means you sometimes have to push. If you want effortless, go with a 100-pound self-propelled gas blower.
THE VERDICT: This blower is all about trade-offs. For me, light weight and ease of use were top priorities. It delivers beautifully and was the right choice for my needs. But to get that, you need to stay on top of a storm. If it's a good bit of snow, you will probably need to go out while it's still snowing and keep up with it. If the snow does get deeper than 4 inches or so, you will need multiple passes to get it all. And no, it doesn't scrape snow down to the ground or walkway. You'll still have a thin layer. But it will be easily walkable. I gave this 3 stars but that's kind of misleading. If it fits your needs, and you understand its limitations, I'd give it 4 or even 4 and a 1/2 stars. If it doesn't, 1 star! By the way, I bought an extra 2AH battery. One lasts a half-hour or so. Some reviewers say they bought the 4AH, which is too long for the protective cover to close, and they jury-rigged plastic and tape to protect the battery compartment. I wasn't comfortable doing that. But either way, one 2AH battery may not last through a big job. Having said that, it recharges quickly.
Will not replace a gas snowblower, but it might be good enough.
January 25, 2016
I bought the GreenWorks Pro 80v snowblower on sale for $300 back in October and finally got to use it during Jonas. We had 14 inches fall on our property over 36 hours, and I used it to move the snow from my 50-yard portion of a flag lot driveway. Will it replace your gasoline snow blower? Not even close. But it might be good enough.
General observations: The GreenWorks Pro 80v snowblower is not powerful enough to replace a gasoline snowblower. Think of it as a powerful cordless power shovel. It might be all you need for your suburban driveway.
1- Assembly: Easy. Set up in 15 minutes using the directions.
2- Charge: Doesn't seem to last the advertised 45 minutes. Maybe 20-30 minutes, but that seems to vary with the weight of the snow. Recharge takes 30 minutes as advertised.
3- Ease of use: Here is the real value of this snowblower- it is light enough for anyone to use effectively. Much more so than a gasoline snowblower.
4- Effectiveness (light snow): I used it for my driveway the first night of the snowstorm, removing about three inches of light powdery snow. I needed to recharge halfway through a 50-yard driveway job. Did it all in about 30 minutes, as opposed to a shovel/corded power shovel taking two hours. Loved the fact the snowblower throws the snow about 20 - 30 feet.
5- Effectiveness (heavy snow with accumulation and drifts): After I removed the initial snow the night before the driveway received about 11 inches more snow and drifts. This is a bit more than the GreenWorks Pro 80v snowblower can handle. And as the snow started getting wetter it would clog the chute and the blades. I ended up using my Toro power shovel to shave off the snows top few inches and using the snowblower to remove the rest near the front of my house. Where the power shovel couldn't reach I ended up borrowing my neighbors gas snowblower.
Overall Thoughts: I like the GreenWorks Pro 80v snowblower. It is small and fairly powerful. Think of it as a cordless power shovel. It last long enough for most small jobs, and recharges fairly quickly. It throws snow quite far for its small size. It cannot handle a major snowfall, but then again we don't get many large storms in Southern Maryland. For general suburban driveway use it is more than adequate; for larger jobs, don't get rid of your gas snowblower.
Questionable quality and below average customer service. Not a bad blower but proceed with caution.
December 28, 2015
I would love to give a great review on this product. The problem is that the battery that came with it is defective and therefore the product is useless. If you're reading this, you're probably thinking hmm, why don't you exchange this for a new one? Simple enough, right? WRONG! Greenworks customer service has been atrocious in my attempts to get a new battery. After getting the red flashing light of death on the battery I called customer service to see what I needed to do to get a new one. They advised me to go to a Blain's Farm and Fleet about 20 minutes away who would test the battery and charger to see which was the issue, and would order a new one for me free of charge. Wow, that seems easy I though. Well... I visited the Farm and Fleet store only to find out that they do not deal with or work on Greenworks products (they checked with management, the small engine repair department, and their customer service department). So, I called Greenworks back and told them what had happened and they gave me the name and number of a small engine repair shop even further away from my home. I call this shop multiple times and cannot get a call back - they don't have a website or anything and so I ended up just driving to the address Greenworks provided which ended up being a house! Their could be a business in there of some kind, but I'm not going to randomly knock on someone's front door - I left multiple messages for this "business" but received nothing in return. Needless to say, my confidence at this point was dwindling. Of course, I had already driven I don't know how many miles and spent how much time shoveling snow that I shouldn't have needed to. Currently, I am still working to get a new battery. Greenworks customer service directed me to yet another Farm and Fleet that is over 30 minutes away. I called in advance to make sure they could service the product and the response I received was "I guess so, but we've had a Greenworks blower sitting in the back room for over 3 months and still haven't received the missing parts, but sure bring it in." Given that this is the best response I have received so far, I guess I'm going to have to demand Farm and Fleet do something about it even though this is clearly a Greenworks issue. So, overall I would stay FAR AWAY from this product. I had read some similar reviews previously and thought that this would never happen to me, or that it couldn't be that difficult but I was DEAD WRONG. I'm a very reasonable person who doesn't expect a customer service representative to have all the answers but it's concerning when Greenworks themselves don't know who services their product and who doesn't! The bottom line is that they, THEMSELVES don't service their product.
***UPDATE 2/14/16*** Since my last update I was able to obtain a new battery. Unfortunately, this has been a year with little snow in my area so I was unable to test it out...until tonight! We received about 3-4 inches of white, powdery snow which I figured would be the perfect amount for this thrower to blow right through. It fired right up, the sound being a very faint hmm which you would expect from an electric blower and off I went. I took about two passes up and down my driveway which is about 50 feet long. The thrower made quick work of the two strips I made and it was much more powerful than I thought it would be - I'd say it was able to throw the snow a good 15-20 feet. As I was making the third pass I noticed that it began to struggle a little bit, as the power began to come and go, and eventually the machine shut down all together. I checked everything to make sure nothing was stuck (it wasn't as this was very light, fluffy snow) and figured that it was just a fluke. It took me a couple tries to restart it but did fire back up and I was able to continue for another 10-15 feet when it began to struggle again, and shut down a second time. I checked everything, pulled the battery, adjusted the way I was moving it (slowing down, speeding up, etc.) and no matter what I tried it continued to struggle and shut down, requiring that I restart it over and over. After a few more times I decided enough was enough and opted for my old shovel. Needless to say, I am very disappointed. I wasn't expecting it to cut through a foot of wet, heavy snow but figured 4 inches of the lightest kind possible should be no problem. I was dead wrong. I don't know if my thrower is faulty but I guess I have no choice but to try their "customer service" once again to figure out what I need to do with it. Do yourself a favor and avoid this machine. In fact, just go with a trusty gas-powered machine - a little more maintenance but will at least do what it's supposed to.
Greenworks sent me a new blower free of charge along with a new battery and charger. The new one works much better than the old one. Clearly, it was defective. I am thankful that Greenworks made this right, although the process to get here was not an easy one. The blower works fairly well, actually about as I anticipated it would. It lasts about an hour on a full charge and does a pretty good job running through fairly substantial amounts of snow. I had it cutting through about 8-10 inches without too much trouble. It would be nice if the battery lasted twice as long (2 hours instead of 1), but I will say the battery does charge pretty quickly and of course you can buy multiple batteries and eliminate this problem. I haven't tried this on wet snow but it throws powder around no problem. I fear the plastic blade won't hold up very well but no issues thus far. After using it a few times I often find myself wishing it was a little taller. I'm 6'1 and feel like I'm hunched over at times which becomes uncomfortable after an hour or so but if you're under 6 foot you shouldn't have any problems. Overall, I'm giving this a 3 out of 5 stars. I feel this is generous considering the poor customer service but the blower itself I would give 4 out of 5 stars, relatively speaking. Don't expect this to do the job of a quality gas powered blower but if you only need it for a small driveway it'll do just fine.
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Two Star Reviews:
Machine broke the second day of use. Sent back ...
February 1, 2017
Machine broke the second day of use. Sent back and got instant refund. Thanks Amazon! This is really only for small amounts of snow and does not handle heavy or icy snow. But it is very lightweight and anyone could use it.
Good concept - had to return because it was defective.
December 26, 2016
Ran well, once. The second time, it started to bog down much too easily after about 10-12 minutes of run time. After a full charge, it ran for less than a minute. Bringing it in and recharging overnight at room temperature was no help. We returned the unit for a refund.
I did like the concept, and likely it's a defective battery, but Greenworks customer service recommended just to return the unit, since it was just about new. I bought another one from Lowe's and will try it out. ALWAYS buy the no-fault warranty with any of these chargeable electric machines. You will probably use it.
December 6, 2016
I wanted to love this blower as it was well reviewed and light and easy enough for my wife to use. Tested over two days in Oregon. 20 degrees outside with 3-5" of snow on the ground. It works well for around 8-10 mins then completely refuses to run. No blockages, battery is at 3/4 and zero reason why it won't start. It just simply doesn't work. This is going back for a refund.
This happened two weeks ago and I bought this because it looked like it would be easier for me
January 4, 2016
Stopped and would not start again after five minutes of use in 1st snowstorm. It was very heavy, wet, slushy snow so that might be the problem. Shoveling ended up being easier and cleaner. Grrr! This happened two weeks ago and I bought this because it looked like it would be easier for me. I'm a single mom and 4'10" so I wanted something easy to use. I haven't had time to have someone check it out to see what the problem might be.
DO NOT BUY
January 3, 2016
We were so excited to get this, it worked great the first 3 times, then it died!!! Waiting for refund.
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One Star Reviews:
3 out of 4 stop running abruptly when enounter any load from snow.
May 25, 2017
Terrific customer service but its a bummer that I needed to find out about the great customer service. I have tried four of these and only one worked correctly. The others stopped spinning instantly when they were pushed into any depth of snow. It looks like a current limit is operating incorrectly because the motor stops abruptly when it encounters a load.
Units are easy to maneuver and the light weigh makes them suitable moving by people who do not have much strength (think 100 lb women). The battery life is about 1/2 hour for a new fully charged battery.
SAVE YOUR $$$ THIS MACHINE IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL!
January 8, 2017
I purchased 2 of these snowblowers from Amazon the first machine ran for 20 minutes and died. The second machine ran for 15 minutes and died. I referenced the owners manual and tried everything in the manual to get the machines to start no luck! The owners manual states that the batteries can get cold and the machine will not start, it advises you to put the battery on the charger for 10 minutes to warm it up. I put 3 greenworks 80 volt batteries on the chargers for over 30 minutes put each one into the machine and it did not start. I am very dissatisfied with this snowblower! I have other Greenworks 80 volt tools and they work great no problems. The snowblower is another story! Save your money DO NOT PURCHASE THIS MACHINE, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!!
Worked OK for a total of 35 minutes.
January 7, 2017
I was so excited to finally try out my snow thrower...for exactly 35 minutes. It worked ok for the first 6" snow storm, but died when trying to clear up the second 6" snow storm. I figured that the below zero temperature may be to blame the second time so I let it rest in the garage for 2 days. I went to clean up the rest of the driveway today and was happy when it started up. This happiness was short lived as it only ran for 2 seconds at a time! Amazon is sending a replacement and I am using the Greenworks Snow Shovel in the meantime. I will let you know how the replacement works, stay tuned!
Works 100% great when it works-then day after christmas (after using several ...
December 26, 2016
Works 100% great when it works-then day after christmas (after using several times on christmas) it stopped working-impeller "locked up" somehow...thats fine.. Motor is trying but Impeller randomly "LOCKS UP"
But greenworks decides to close for the week of christmas. If they cannot SUPPORT their $300 items; I will find someone who can.
Loved the product; but you have to support it...and this is too arbitrary to go out one morning and have it just :"lock up". Now I have $300
worth of something that doesnt work. thats been used 3 times.
All good until their snowblowers
December 18, 2016
Don't generally review, but felt I should warn people. I have several GreenWorks products. All good until their snowblowers. Bought the 40V one last year Christmas. DOA - bad sensor circuit (works for a few feet, then quits). GreenWorks replaced. Worked fine for the rest of the season. Worked first time this year. Then bought the 80V one. Gave the 40V to family. Yesterday, very cold morning - BOTH blowers failed the same way as before. Called GreenWorks customer service. They admitted it's a known problem with the sensor circuit. I'm an Electrical Engineer. It's probably just a protection overload circuit. I'm surprised they haven't fixed it yet. It's likely it's related to cold temps - very suspicious both units failed in the same way on the same very cold morning (single digits F). DON'T BUY UNTIL THEY FIX THE PROBLEM, or it might work for a year, then fail like mine did. I tried again today(20 degrees warmer); still bad. Maybe using it when very cold causes permanent damage?
December 28, 2015
I wish I would've waited to purchase this unit. I bought it before all the 1 star reviews came in. Worked for 3 minutes then stopped. Charged the battery to make sure that wasn't it and now the impeller doesn't even spin!!! Passed the 1 month mark so now I have to play tag with stores to get this garbage fixed. And of course, perfect timing with the horrible roads and driveway full of snow. NOT WORTH IT. STAY AWAY.
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Amerisun Inc. - Ningbo, China
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Amerisun Inc. - Ningbo, China
Amerisun Inc. - Ningbo, China
Ultimate performance 80V Li-ion systems delivers greater efficiency with up to 45 minutes of run time with 2.0 Ah battery
Quiet, maintenance-free brushless motor technology
Quickly clear your driveway, sidewalks, patios, etc with a 20" clearing path
Up to 10" of clearing depth
180 Degree rotating chute for desired snow displacement
Electric start for fast start in a protected area and recoil start when needed when the engine is warm
Cuts through snow up to 24 Inch wide and 21 Inch deep in one pass
Four forward and two backward speeds for all types and depths of snow
Powerful 208cc Two-stage LCT Snow Engine OHV 4-cycle Engine
Built-in LED headlight and heated handles