EGO Snow Blower: Pro Tools Review

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Blue Angel, Champion

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You bet! I'm #1 on the waiting list! :-)
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David J. Caplan

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Very, called to preorder, and was told to look for a statement come early august next month, only a few days to go. Really want to get this, and try it out.
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How sick am I that it's only July and I'm already looking forward to clearing snow?
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I'm not so much excited about the snow itself, but the opportunity it creates (excuse?!?) to add to my power tool collection. That, I think, is a sickness in itself. :-)
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I can't wait. I hope this happens! I'm ready to get this tomorrow!
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William Mosby

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What size battery are we looking at? Hopefully the big one!
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David Cline

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It holds two batteries. I believe the kit I saw included two 5.0Ah batteries. Perhaps there will be other variations like a dual 7.5Ah Kit.
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A dual 7.5 kit would be great, and would appeal to many with larger driveways.

Buying two 7.5Ah batteries to go along with the snow blower would cost more than the dual 5Ah snowblower kit if the price is $599 as predicted.
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David, have you heard anything about a release date?
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You can buy two 5.0 Ah batteries from Amazon for a little more than the price of one 7.5 Ah battery. That would be better bang for the buck IMO.
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I have not heard anything about the release other than what Jennifer has posted here. The snow blower product page with full description was briefly available on the Home Depot web site a few months ago, but was quickly taken down since it went live then by mistake.
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Thank you. I am super excited to finally have an eco, quiet(er) solution to moving snow. None last year, but the years before that were brutal!
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Ken, agree 100%. I just don't think the 7.5 should represent such poor value... the price puts it out of reach for an "upgrade" to an existing kit, or even an option when purchasing a bare tool.
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For those who may have missed it in the other thread, here's what Jennifer posted a couple of days ago:

"A little birdie told me that we'll be having a pre-sale in August.  Join the mailing list on egopowerplus.com to be the first to know. :)  They will hit very select stores around October but it'll be a mostly online product as many Home Depot's won't have them physically in store."
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Oh yeah, that's good to know!!! That only leaves pole saw, vac, mulcher/shredder... NICE. I truly have not gotten a snow blower because of the noise, pollution, and needing to refill gas when the roads are unpassable... This is a killer product! 
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Can I put a 2.5 (from my trimmer) and a 7.5 (from my lawn mower) into this blower and have it work? any issues that you guys can see?
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You can use any two Ego batteries to power the snow blower, but for maximum performance they reccomend using batteries that are 4Ah or larger.

I'm still waiting to confirm this, but the way I see it the 7.5 with a 2.5 should perform the same as two 5Ah batteries (they're connected in parallel). Ego hasn't released any detailed info yet on how the system works, so that's just my own speculation.
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good point blue angel. i see no reason why 7.5 and 2.5 can't work together. and i've used the 2.5 in my lawn mower when my 7.5 runs out and needs another 5-10 mins of mowing. at this point I'll still have to wait for the tool itself to come out since I don't need two 5.0 batteries at this point.
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I just received an email alert from EGO regarding their new Snow Blower.  In the email, it has a link for Pre-Order of this awesomeness - can't wait!!!!!