Cordless Electric Snowblower for 2-car driveways 40-70 feet long.
Battery and brushless motor technology have progressed to the point where there are now a couple of cordless electric snowblowers that are as good as a gas-powered single-stage snow thrower. They have enough battery capacity to clear up to an 18-car driveway on a single charge. The two new cordless electric snow throwers this year are similar in size and capacity to the gas-powered single-stage machines. The two I recommend can handle 8 inches of snow and drifts up to 12 inches.
I am NOT recommending any other electric snow throwers for clearing your typical suburban driveway. Why?
- The Toro FlexForce and Snow Joe 100-Volt Max are the ONLY cordless snow blowers on the market this year that have auger assist. If the snow is deeper than two inches this allows them to pull themselves through the snow. ALL the other electric snowthrowers don’t have this feature which means you have to PUSH the snowthrower. Yes, that may be fine if you only have two inches but if the snow is deeper, if the snow is frozen, or the driveway you are clearing is sloped pushing the snowthrower into the snow is a major workout. It’s also a safety issue if you are trying to push one up your driveway.
- With the exception of the Toro FlexForce and Snow Joe 100-Volt Max there are very few cordless snowthrowers that can clear more than 4 inches of snow. Most, only handle 4 inches or so and don’t throw the snow very far.
- Many other snowthrowers use their own unique battery. The Toro FlexForce and Snow Joe 100-Volt Max use the same battery in the snow thrower that’s used in their other lawn and garden tools. For example, The cordless Toro Recycler mower is one of the best rated self-propelled mowers and the SAME battery works in both the mower and this snow thrower.
- Even though the Toro FlexForce and Snow Joe 100-Volt Max are powerful enough to clear your driveway they are also light enough to clean off your deck. Just pull the battery out of the unit and they only weigh about 50lbs. You can easily pull them up steps to clear your deck.
If a cordless snow thrower is not the right choice for you please go here to check out my recommended snow blowers list: The Best Snow Blowers For You! Fall 2019
First. Recommended: Toro FlexForce: 21″ Power Clear® e21 60V* 7.5 AH (405 AH) Battery Snow Blower (39901) Buy Here at The Home Depot.
Second. Recommended but expensive: Snow Joe 21 in. 100-Volt Max 5 Ah Brushless Cordless Electric Snow Blower Model# ION100V-21SB. Buy Here at The Home Depot.
Maybe. Popular but I don’t recommend: EGO 21 in. Single-Stage 56-Volt Lithium-Ion 7.5 AH (405 AH) Cordless Electric Snow Blower. Buy Here at The Home Depot.
This snow thrower is part of EGO line of 56-volt cordless tools. View the entire line here: EGO 56 Volt Tools
The Best Cordless Electric Snowblower For You! Fall 2019
Cordless Electric Snowblower for 2-car driveways 40-70 feet long. Battery and brushless motor technology have progressed to the point where there are now a