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Model: 38381
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Grade
Style
Clearing
"
Wide
Intake
"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Medium


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Maintenance Free
No gas or oil to mix - just press and go

Powerful 15-Amp Electric Motor
Integrated cord lock system
Ensures the cord is secure and doesn't pull out
12-gauge outdoor rated extension cord recommended (not included)

Power Curve® Technology
Moves more snow in less time and virtually eliminates clogging
Cuts up to 18” wide and 10” deep in one pass
Moves up to 700 pounds of snow per minute

160° Adjustable Chute
Quickly adjusts the chute left to right as you go
Throws snow up to 30 feet

Crank Handle
Ability to change directional throw from operator's position

Zip Deflector
Locking ratchet deflector adjusts with the touch of your hand
Lets you throw snow high, low or in-between


Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Material
Plastic
Chute Material
Plastic
Chute Rotation
Basic Crank
Turning Radius
160 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
30 Feet
Drive System
Drive
Push
Tire Type
Plastic Wheel
Tire Size
6" x 1.5"
Overview
Assembly Required
No
Weight
26 Pounds
Product Length
36.2 Inches
Product Width
18 Inches
Product Height
47 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
021038383811
Model
38381
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  5 Questions
Q: Is this model suitable for a deck that is painted.
Will it scratch?

by Craig from Massachusetts on November 13, 2015

A: Craig - yes, the auger paddles on the Toro 38381 are going to come in contact with the surface of your deck, so it's possible that the paint on your deck could be scratched if you use this (or any electric snow blower) to clear the snow off your deck.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is assembly required?
by Tony Rube from New Jersey on January 25, 2015

A: Tony - there would be some minor assembly required on the Toro 38381. You would need to attach the discharge chute to the top of the snow blower housing, connect the chute rotation rod, and fold up and adjust the handle into the correct position.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is this usable on gravel and uneven walkway slabs
by Anonymous from Pennsylvania on November 19, 2011

A: Yes, it's usable, but I never recommend any electric or gas-powered single stage snow blowers for gravel surfaces. The auger paddles on these models engage the surface being cleared of snow, so you will throw not only the snow, but small rocks and stones from your driveway as well.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: How long a cord can be used? How deep is the snow that can be handeled by this blower?I am 79 yrs and want to do walkways and paths. Would this do the trick? nThanks
by Ann Valair from Massachusetts on August 13, 2011

A: Ann - you can use up to 150 feet of extension cord to operate the Toro 1800 Power Curve. If using 101 to 150 feet of extension cord, you would need to use a 12-gauge outdoor rated cord. If using 100 feet or less of extension cord, you can use a 14-gauge outdoor rated cord. The Toro 1800 Power curve will handle light, fluffy snowfall of up to about 10 inches. Figure on 5 or 6 inches max if the snow is wet and heavy.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: On "consumer Search", the TORO 1800 was recommended for "flat" surfaces. I have a sloped driveway - would that be a problem for this snowblower ?
by Allan Shapiro on July 03, 2011

A: It would not be a huge problem, it would depend on how sloped the surface was. If you have a larger driveway, it may be a problem just because this unit is electric. Just keep in mind one of the main reasons this is suggested for flat surfaces is because you are actually pushing this. The paddles give you a little help, but you are pushing for the most part.

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Toro 38381 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (61)
Easy To Use (41)
Easy To Store (33)
I'd Buy It Again (22)
Quiet (21)
Cons
None (22)
Unreliable (6)
Durability (5)
Low Quality (4)
Difficult To Use (4)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
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The perfect tool for residential use, the Toro 1800 Electric Power Curve snow blower is small in scale, but mighty in removing snow from driveways and walkways. The 1800 is also great for managing your large decks and patios so small pets or weight can be taken away from the structure without damaging it. Deep-cutting blades and powerful 15 amp electric motor move up to 700 pounds of snow per minute and can launch snow up to 30 feet. All while the adjustable chute puts that snow right where... more
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Jim B.
Richmond, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/20/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice, Light-weight Snow Blower
Nice light-weight snow blower for small to medium size jobs. I bought this to help clear paths and "dog patches" around the yard when I had knee surgery. The first snow after receipt of the SB was a 8" wet snow-fall -- a fairly tough job. I found the Toro 1800 made the job MUCH easier than using a shovel, especially with two bum knees, and that it was able to handle the deep wet snow.

This is not competitive (from a performance standpoint) with its gas-powered cousins,... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Jim Recommends This Toro Product
Jim's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I found exactly what I wanted at the best-available price. Product was shipped immediately after order, and arrived within a couple of days."
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Sharona B.
Frankfort, IL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/5/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Honest Review
I am someone who believes you pay for what you get. I did not follow my own rule. I wanted a second snow blower that was electric in case I had problems with a spark plug /gas etc for my Ariens Snow Blower. I looked at reviews in thought I would try it. I live in Chicago, we get a fair amount of snow. Removing 5-6 inches with a little ice was difficult. If you have 2 inches of snow, there's really no point of a blower, it will melt (my opinion).

The blower cuts off each time you release... more
Cons: Durability, Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Low Quality
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David C.
Prescott, AZ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/24/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Juju!
After shoveling some very heavy early snows, I decided to buy a snow blower in the hopes that it would ward off any further snow for the winter.

While we have had multiple storms since I got the snow blower there was never any accumulation, so while I haven't had to use the blower even once, it performed it's job of protecting me from shoveling perfectly!
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: None
David Recommends This Toro Product
David's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was a very easy purchase. The right product at a fair price with no shipping or tax fees. My snow blower arrived quickly and in perfect condition."
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Linda S.
Rochester, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/21/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Needed.
I had previously had an electric snow thrower, as I really don't need more gasoline engines to deal with. I upgraded to this one, after a friend recommended it. Came in three days! Was super easy to assemble. I love the luxury of just plugging it in in the garage and just heading down my driveway with it.

So quick and easy. Takes me 5 minutes to clear my 100 foot driveway, Takes it right down to the pavement. When I'm down, I just dust off the snow and back it in to a corner of the garage,... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Quiet, High Quality
Linda Recommends This Toro Product
Linda's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the second blower that I've bought from them. Fast shipping, great prices."
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Daniel C.
Orland, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snow Blower
I live in Maine. We have an unpaved driveway. The first year I got this we had about ten feet of snow. In other words, I use the product beyond what it's rated for. It worked great the first year. Second year it died.

I had bought the extra 2 year warranty from PED. Called them up. They didn't know what I was talking about and told me to bring it to the dealer. It comes with its own two year warranty, so Toro replaced it, no problem.

This will be my third year on the replacement. It... more
Daniel Recommends This Toro Product
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Richard E.
Martins Ferry, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/14/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Real Change Of Heart
This review is to ammend my previous review submitted (11-14-15 by me, Richard E.). My original review expressed my first and disasterous experience upon initial use. I do not know why the machine was not working correctly, but it took many weeks to once again experience snow. I am pleased to report that the machine DID WORK extremely well. It also has performed very well in subsequent snowfalls. I wish to convey, that my first impression was wrong,,,,I now believe it is 5-star and a... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Price
Cons: None
Richard Recommends This Toro Product
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Dwight S.
Boothbay, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/13/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
For What It Is, It Works Very Well.
Understand that this thrower runs it's auger right against the ground. Hence, it "self feeds" by pulling itself forward. There are no adjustments for this, so eventually the auger will wear if it's used on pavement. We bought ours to help clear the deck, and it's slick.

Heavy, wet snow did not stick to the unit, and it was quite capable of throwing the 25-30 feet as advertised. I'm happy with the unit the this company!
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: no height adjustment
Dwight Recommends This Toro Product
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Joan P.
Foxborough, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/7/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product
This product is good for 3 to 4 inches of snow. It does blow far enough. Does not work properly with heavy wet snow. Good for light work clearing pathway and clearing a path down to my car.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable
Joan Recommends This Toro Product
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Malcolm C.
Saratoga Springs, UT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/16/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Failed Pessimism
My wife did the research on this unit and I have to say when I put it together I was pretty skeptical about it. When the first storm arrived, all doubts went away. We had 6 to 8 inches of fairly wet snow and the little guy plowed through it effortlessly. My wife was looking for a machine she could handle as I work out of the country. This one fits the bill!
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
Malcolm Recommends This Toro Product
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Steve
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/21/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Happy With My Purchase
I was in the market for a practical snow blower to keep at a vacation house. Weighing the pros and cons, I didn't want to keep a gas blower that sits mostly. Granted a gas powered engine will have more torque and push more snow, I just didn't want to mess with gas.

I'm using this in the Lake Tahoe area and this has been a banner snow year. I used the blower for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I've used a gas blower and without question that will move more snow than this. BUT,... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Quiet
Steve Recommends This Toro Product
Steve's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great site and easy purchasing experience!!"
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Tim D.
Southbridge, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/17/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Little Snowblower For My Decks
Does exactly what i need. I have my gas snowblower for my driveway. But i needed an electric for my deck. This electric snowblower makes short work of the snow no matter how slushy .
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
Cons: None
Tim Recommends This Toro Product
Tim's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Cheap, great quality, easy peasy lemon squeezy"
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