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Toro 1800 18" Power Curve 15 Amp Electric Snow Thrower (38381) EXPIRED

neonneon 485 February 14, 2013 at 10:29 PM in Home & Home Improvement (3) More Woot Deals
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Promoted 02-15-2013 at 11:02 AM View Original Post
Woot.com has Toro 1800 18" Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381) for $129.99. Shipping is $5. Thanks neonneon

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Edited February 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM by neonneon
---> Deal dead. <---

OK. Don't flame me to death. Hide I know it's just a woot deal, but it's a good price for the Toro 1800 Power Curve Snow Blower (new, not refurb). $130 + $5s/h delivered to your door. This is an ELECTRIC (corded) snowblower. Deal here [woot.com] (as if you didn't know where woot was).

I got one a few weeks ago, and the little thing really does work well, if you don't mind having that pesky little cord trailing behind.

Previous thread on it here.

I didn't see it posted yet, and I looked thrice. OK. Commence the flaming. Sadwalk

-cowboy Cowboy

($200 currently at Amazon [amazon.com], but recently has hovered around $150+)

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#46
I have owned this thrower for 3 1/2 years. I decided to get it after buying a house with a long, narrow driveway, and inheriting a monster gas blower and not being able to start it due to a clogged carburetor with 18" of snow to shovel.

Living in central MD, I am proud to say that I survived "Snowmaggeddon" with this thrower in 2009-2010. The key was to go out about every 10-12" and knock it out.

Yes, there are definitely limitations:
- The cord you use MUST be heavy duty (12 gauge). In reviews I saw before purchasing, I saw complaints, but they all seemed to be from people that used lesser quality cords.
- The absolute limit is about 14" of relatively light snow, or about 6-8" of moderately heavy snow. Really slushy stuff dosn't work well. Then again, I'm not sure that a monster blower would work with the really wet slop we often get in our area.
- With heavier snow, the throw distance is limited to about 8'. This works great for me given that most of the driveway is single-width, but it is a little challenging on double width areas and on my parking pad area.
- When the power goes out, you're outta luck.

All that being said, I've been thrilled.
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#47
Contemplating getting this to backup my existing 1800. I am a happy owner. Larger storms can be dealt with. Last week's blizzard I cleared once in the evening and again after the storm. Drifts and deeper areas need to be done slowly and sometimes using less than the full width of the machine. I usually use a shovel to assist larger storms when the plow piles up sandy and salty muck at the end of the driveway. You can put away the $500+ you'll save on this vs. a powerful gas model and pay a plow guy for anything over 8".
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Quote from danameless View Post :
Does any know if this cleans the snow to the ground or does it leave a light layer? I was watching the video on amazon and almost all demo shows a light layer of snow after the pass.
It's kind of up to you. If you angle it so the blades hit just right you can clear it pretty much all the way. If you run it flat or angled the other way it leaves a thin layer.
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#49
Quote from rwmj5 View Post :
northeast blizzard points to the fact that you need a *real* snowblower for big snowfalls. though this should be ok for 4 or 5 inches
If you get decent amount of snow every year, I would invest on a gas snowblower. Having to deal with extension cord was a pain in the arse for me
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#50
Got this one off amazon in dec 2006. Did not wish to mess with gas and oil. This can be stored in a basement. Here are some of my pictures..there are more pictures on amazon....The snow that is left behind melts off in a few hours in sunshine. yes it does not work well on packed snow!! The pictures are from 2011. In snow 8 in or less, took about 20 minutes to do the driveway. I usually was done and back in the house by the time neighbors got their big 2 staggers cranked. Since it does not have metal blades and is light you can use it on your wooden decks.
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#51
I live in Buffalo. ANy deals on the following?
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#52
Quote from mutha_scratcha View Post :
nothing like fighting with a rigidly frozen extension cord at 10degrees. give me a big 2-stage or a shovel
Nope. Have one. Don't fight an extension cord. Just work my way from porch side of driveway where outlet is to other side and it works great. Never move cord.
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#53
Well this would be good and all if I didn't lose power last week. Annoyed

Need a good deal on a generator. LMAO

I managed to use it on packed snow after we got power. Works fine.
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Quote from buckyballs View Post :
This is great if you have up to four inches of snow to clear. If you have a huge driveway and you wake up one day to over half a foot of snow you would really need something more. Anyone north of Florida or who has little to clear away go for it but I have to own a two stage myself.
I just got one of these and it handled 18" snow just fine on a 2 car wide, 3 car deep driveway. I know because I measured.

Snow was all the way up to the top of the mouth and it chewed through it like a champ.

There's no reason to be afraid of one of these for a foot of snow. It even chewed up most of the icebergs at the end of the driveway that the plow leaves.

If you haven't actually used one of these, don't assume what it can't do (not you personally, just in general).
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#55
Thank you for this thread! Amazing price! Mine is over five or six years old now although it is still working fine. I am buying this to replace the old one because I know changing parts will cost this much. One tip is that I highly recommend buying a rubber extension cord instead of a nylon cord. The rubber ones are very flexible even in subzero temperature.
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#56
I bought one of these two years ago and it works great. Haven't had a snowfall worth using it on since buying it.

Now that's a powerful machine!
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#57
Does this have to be plugged into an outlet?
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#58
heart attack preventers beat shoveling every time. Bought the 15" toro from the target deal, works great. I have only had to use it a couple of times, but once was on about 10" of wet heavy snow, tossed it farther than I could with a shovel! This 18 may be better than the little 15 I got, more power and less passes to make, but either way it is a major improvement over shoveling. Not only easier but faster too.
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#59
Quote from krazyshopper View Post :
Does this have to be plugged into an outlet?
Hmmm... perhaps this special individual is under the assumption that an "electric snowblower" may have batteries, like an electric car or motorcycle might have.

Let's all just hope that is what they were thinking... Frown

(oh, and the answer is "Yes", in case the previous responses weren't direct enough for you) laugh out loud
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Quote from neonneon View Post :
Hmmm... perhaps this special individual is under the assumption that an "electric snowblower" may have batteries, like an electric car or motorcycle might have.

Let's all just hope that is what they were thinking... Frown

(oh, and the answer is "Yes", in case the previous responses weren't direct enough for you) laugh out loud
Nooo....yeah, they were kind of vague. nodThank goodness I can google the answer
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