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Single-Stage Buying Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Single-Stage Snow Blower

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Single-stage snow blowers are the exact right size. They allow you to easily throw snow without feeling like you're pushing a tank.

These gas-powered snow blowers are built for suburban-style properties receiving frequent snow falls less than 8-10 inches.

Single-stage snow blowers can clear a typical sidewalk in two quick passes.

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The auger on a single-stage snowblower is made out of plastic or hard rubber and makes direct contact with the surface. Unlike their two-stage cousins, single-stage snow throwers clear the entire surface area. As a result, drifting snow, especially on a blacktop surface, quickly melts away in the sun.

Entry-level single-stage snow blowers are great for people who have smaller driveways or find themselves needing a snow blower on only a rare occasion.

These units are less costly, have lighter engines, and generally include just the basic features. If you only get light snow a couple of times a year, this may be the right choice for you.

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If you don’t mind manually cranking the chute and struggling against the mountain at the end of your driveway, an inexpensive entry-level snow blower will service you well.

A mid-grade snow blower, however, will make the experience much easier. They feature more powerful – and consequently, more expensive engines – and quick chute levers, helping you to plow through snow-covered driveways and sidewalks much faster.

How to Pick the Perfect Mid-Grade Single-Stage Snow Blower

ProfessionalProfessional single-stage snow blowers feature rugged yet lightweight frames designed to be manhandled into the back of a pickup truck. You’ll often see landscaping crews clearing sidewalks with them after plowing parking lots.

Commercial grade components aren’t an accessory; they’re a necessity. These contractor-quality snow throwers feature extended life paddles and heavy-duty drive belts designed to clear dozens of properties in a single day.

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