An Inexpensive Snow Blower – A Toro 38361 Power Shovel Review

When it comes to snow, it seems that people either love it or hate it. But everyone needs to shovel. Let me offer you another option – an inexpensive snow blower made by Toro – the Toro 38361 Power Shovel.

Quick Details:

  • A light weight electric snow thrower
  • Throws snow a distance of 20 feet
  • Clears a path 12 inches wide
  • Easily handles snow up to 6 inches deep
  • A 7.5 amp motor

More Details:

The Toro power shovel is a great tool for clearing snow off of smaller driveways, porches, decks, stairs and walkways. Because of its size, it is easy to maneuver. Because it is electric, you do not need to bother with gas and oil. It starts up right away despite the cold.

Because it handles snow up to 6 inches, it is best to keep up with the snow as it falls. Otherwise you will need to clear the snow in layers. Some current owners do this with no difficulties, others say that the machine gets heavy clearing the snow this way. Just like shoveling, you need to keep up with the snow so that you are not dealing with too much at one time. But unlike shoveling, there is no real effort executed when using the Toro Power shovel.

Blowing the snow a distance of 20 feet really clears the area you are working in. Be smart though and watch which way the wind is blowing or you could be blowing the snow right back where you just cleared. Since you can not control which way this power shovel shoots the snow (it shoots straight ahead of you), you do need to make a plan so that you do not end up throwing snow onto an area you already cleared.

One huge benefit that comes from using the Toro power shovel is the time that you save. Several people have told me how quickly this works – clearing snow in a fraction of the time it takes to shovel.

Many owners have been very happy with this little machine, saying it is a great product at a great price. This inexpensive snow blower will do a great job as long as you are not expecting it to do the job of a more powerful walk behind snow blower. This is not an industrial machine, it is a machine meant for the average home owner looking for a quick and easy way to clear the snow by their house.