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Simplicity 1696714 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (5)
Easy To Use (4)
High Quality (4)
Price (3)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
Durability (2)
Heavy (1)
Packaging (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Low Quality (1)
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Steve B.
Dearborn, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great.
So far so good.
Pros: Easy To Store, High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable
Steve Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Timothy L.
Riverdale, UT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/8/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Product - Worth The Price
I received this blower pretty much pre-assembled, all I had to do was attach the throttle and auger controls and the snow chute. Instructions were good and easy to use. There were a couple of issues though - one was the instructions didn't really tell a person how much oil to put it in, it just said "Do not overfill" - but it seems to take just slightly less than 1 pt - which is what came with the blower.

The only other issue I had was when I first ran it. It started great, I let... more
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Timothy Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Chris B.
Portland, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/26/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Really Throws The Snow!!!
Have used after 3 relatively heavy snows and I am happy with the performance of the machine. Starts on the first pull. Don't pay big money for the snow blower spray you've seen advertised, for wet snow, coat the auger & chute w/ WD-40!!! Works like a charm.
Pros: Durable, Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Store
Chris Recommends This Simplicity Product
Chris's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast shipping."
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Vic R.
N. Olmsted, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/2/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Single Stage Blower. Check Drive Belt Under The Belt Cover
Word of warning. The drive belt broke after engaging the drive. I suspect that during shipping the drive belt became unseated, it sits pretty loose on the pulleys when not in use, and I believe during shipping it jostled around and moved off on of the pulleys.

So if you order this or any online snowblowers, take the time to remove the cover and insure the drive belt is properly seated before running. Simplicity should put a sticker or obvious note in the starting instructions concerning... more
Pros: Price, Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging
Vic Recommends This Simplicity Product
Vic's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to use and order on their website, extremely fast shipping."
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Jeff Junk
Two Rivers, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/13/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Simple, Effective Machine
I've only had a chance to use the machine twice so far. One 10" snow fall, the other 4". Neither proved much of a challenge, the real test was the 3' snow bank the plow put in front of the driveway. I had to work a little harder on this obstacle, but the machine pretty well.

What I like most about this product is the easy starting and easy handling.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Jeff Recommends This Simplicity Product
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John N.
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied With This Machine!
Did everything the machine was designed and built to do.
Pros: Easy To Store, High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
John Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Rahul G.
Troy, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
03
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product. Wish Was A Little Less Noisy
While well powered, feels quite rickety and noisy. I hope this hangs together for a few years.
Pros: Features, Price
Cons: Heavy, Durability
Rahul Recommends This Simplicity Product
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