Recoil vs. Electric Start

How to Start a Single-Stage Snow Blower

By  | Snow Blower Product Expert

We all hate the pull-start engines of yesteryear.

Chances are, you find yourself cringing anytime you see an engine with a cord.

Thankfully, recoil (pull-string) engines of today aren't nearly as bad.

Nevertheless, if you'd rather avoid having to ever touch a pull-string again, you can always opt for an electric start engine, which starts your snow blower with the push of a button.

Electric Start (Push Button)
Most people opt for the electric start feature because they want to avoid the shoulder strain.

With an electric start, you simply plug your snow blower into an outdoor outlet with an extension cord, then push the start button. Once it's started, you can unplug and go.

Because snow blowers are used in cold weather, a battery would not function well. Therefore, it's necessary to plug it in to use the electric start.

As a back-up, electric start snow blowers also come equipped with back-up recoil starters.

Recoil (Pull-String)
In reality, it's really not too hard to pull the cord anymore. If you're physically able, you find yourself pulling the cords more often than plugging it in.

Also, most manufacturers are no longer including the electric start cord with their snow blowers. So if you want to use the electric start feature, in most cases, you must buy a cord separately.

For these reasons, younger and more physically able people choose to stick with a recoil start snow blower.


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