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Craftsman 88396 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
Reliable (1)
Throws The Snow Far (1)
Price (1)
Durable (1)
EZ Steer (1)
Cons
Gear Ratio (1)
Chute In Way Of Light (1)
Very Slow in 4 (1)
Cannot Handle Snow 4 (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim W.
Chippewa Falls, WI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Mistake To Purchase This Model
First, a disclaimer I am an ardent Craftsman and Kenmore purchaser. I have many Craftsman products.

Because of the above I chose this model of snowblower. We have a large driveway and thought this model would be good. Our past snowblower was a 28" MTD that did a great job, I sold it when I bought a tractor with a blower. Since then I quit using the tractor blower and decided to buy this one.

I have had only about 6-8 times to use it, the only time it does a reasonable job is... more
Pros: Features, EZ Steer, Starts Well
Cons: Difficult To Use, Cannot Handle Snow 4, Very Slow in 4
Jim Does Not Recommend This Product
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Bob
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Powerful
We just had a 14" snowstorm here in CT. I have a 450' road millings driveway at a 14% grade. The snow blower did a great job. A couple of things not too happy with is the chute gets in the way of the light. And going up a 14% grade, it wants to lean backwards.

Guess I'll be ordering the front-end weight for it. Also, I have one of those cabs for it, but one of the bars are right in the way of the light .So not going to use cab too much.

First gear is real slow, not bad for moving a... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, Throws The Snow Far
Cons: Chute In Way Of Light, Gear Ratio
Bob Recommends This Craftsman Product
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Josh S.
Springvale, ME
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Craftsman 357cc Snowblower
This machine is a work horse goes through a foot plus of snow with ease.
Josh Recommends This Craftsman Product
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