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14 Incredible Snow Removal Tools

The snow is going to fly and you want to have the best tools available to deal with it. Try these snow removal tools to tackle the task, whether you're shoveling a front walk or taking care of a long driveway.

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Snow Joe iON18 Snow Blower


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This 32-lb snowblower uses a rechargeable battery that can provide 50 minutes of run time—enough for the average driveway. It can cut an 18-inch path through 8 inches of snow at once without trouble. The chute is on a 180-degree rotational base so you can direct the snow where you want it to go. Plus, battery power means that this may be the quietest snowblower you’ve ever heard. It’s a customer favorite! Here are 11 ice scrapers with nearly perfect customer reviews, while you’re grinding away in the driveway.

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Garant True-Temper High Capacity Sleigh Shovel


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Who says snow removal must hurt your back? The Garant True-Temper High Capacity Sleigh Shovel has a deep bucket and large blade so you can scoop several lengths of snow and slide it right to the end of the driveway—no lifting necessary! Also, it’s got an ergonomic handle designed to protect your posture from bending and pack to most wallop for your push.

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Snap Fresh Cordless Leaf Blower


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Don’t put your leaf blower away just yet! A leaf blower works great for removing light, fluffy snow. This one from Snap Fresh is cordless, so you can make it all the way to the end of the sidewalk without snagging an extension cord, and it fully charges in just an hour. Plus, it weighs less than three pounds, so you can send the kids out there with it. Super helpful if you need to remove snow from your car quickly!

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Wheelbarrow Snow Plow


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You don’t need a fancy ATV plow to clear your driveway—all you need is a wheelbarrow! This wheelbarrow from Worx doubles as a snow plow with this $40 dollar attachment. Also great for clearing your walkway—you’ll want to consider avoiding salting, if you can.

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ATV Snow Plow Kit


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If you prefer riding your snow plow, rather than pushing it—try this Warn ProVantage 50-inch plow blade that attaches to an ATV. The plow ranges in size up to 72-inches and will help you clear out your drive in a hurry. And remember, if you’re out, they’re probably out too—here are 10 things snow plow drivers want you to know.

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Avalanche Roof Snow Removal


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Besides looking cool, the Avalanche roof snow removal tool does the trick so you can clear snow from the safety of the ground. The tool only weighs 10 pounds and has a 12-foot-long pole to clear the snow easily. Here’s the science-backed reason you can smell snow in the air.

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Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader


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If you live in a snowy region, a seed spreader is more than just a spring and summer tool—this one from Scotts Turf Builder should do the trick. You can fill it up with a salt mix to spread on your driveway and sidewalks and melt away the ice. The owner of an icy sidewalk can be held responsible if someone falls and gets injured, according to this landmark case.

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GreenWorks Pro Snow Thrower


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This battery-operated snow thrower can clear up to 10 inches of snow and toss it 20 feet away. It folds up for easy storage, and the battery can last for 45 minutes. If you’ve got a long driveway, a snowblower is non-negotiable for the wintertime. Even if you live somewhere warm, you don’t want to get caught with yards and yards and yards of snow to shovel. It’s snowed in some pretty surprising places.

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Vertex Rolling Snow Shovel


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This push model rolling snow shovel can make quick work of light snow and save on back stress. It’s great for those light snow days that aren’t worth the hassle of getting out the snow blower. Perfect for if one of those silly snow day superstitions you held as a kid proves true.

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Black + Decker Max Snow Thrower


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This Black + Decker snow thrower doesn’t have the battery power like the GreenWorks model, but it comes with two 40V batteries and a three-year warranty.

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Earthwise Cordless Power Shovel


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If a full-size snow thrower is a little too much power for your needs, try a cordless power snow shovel. The Earthwise 16″ power shovel throws up to 300 pounds per minute and can clear a depth of eight inches. Keep in mind—light snow can be just as dangerous in a snowstorm.

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Craftsman Two-Stage Snow Blower


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For serious snow throwing power, you might want to invest in this Craftsman Two-Stage Self-Propelled Gas Snow Blower. It features a push-button start (no annoying pull-starting needed), six forward and two reverse speeds, and a 24-in. clearing width that can clear up to 12 inches of snow.

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Troy-Bilt Squall Single-Stage Snow Thrower


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This thrower won’t cover as much ground as a two-stage model, but it still gets the job done. The Troy-Bilt Squall will wade into 13 inches of snow and offers a chute with 190-degree rotation. And at only 97 pounds it’s pretty easy to maneuver.

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Bully Tools Ice Scraper


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Sometimes the simplest tool is the most effective—and you can’t get more simple than a classic ice scraper. This Bully Tools Sidewalk and Ice Scraper features an extra thick 11 gauge steel blade that will last you a lifetime. Next, check out these 65 Amazon products you’ll definitely use every day.

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