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I just wanted to clarify. I have just about every tool ego has produced. I love all of my summer tools, they have made Lawn work much easier and I don’t have to mess with gas. That said, I really am disappointed in my ego snowblower. In my garage I have a gasolineTorro Power Clear snowblower sitting next to my ego snowblower. I have used both for removing snow. It takes a lot more effort with the ego than the Torro to remove the same depth of snow. The Torro propels itself forward, It’s paddles hit the ground and that moves the machine forward. The ego’s paddles don’t hit the ground and I have to push the unit. I don’t like having to mess with gas or clean the carburetor and replace the spark plug almost every year but the Torro is easier on my legs and back .
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John, as with any competing brand or model of any tool, there are trade offs. I have multiple tools of many brands/kinds and each is different; never expected them to be just alike. I only have one snow blower and the only comparison is with a snow shovel. I can see why you would want your EGO to replace the Toro, but don't believe EGO intended to do that. It may be competing with other cordless ones though. Personally, I don't find the EGO to be particularly hard to operate, even in 10-15" snows and I'm not a youngin'. You can return within 90 days if you're not satisfied to Home Depot.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Paddles Powe On Ego Snowblower.

The paddles on a gas model snowblower hit the ground and give the machine propulsion forward. This is one of the reasons the single stage gas snowblower is easier to push. With new paddles a gas snowblower may pull to hard. There must be a reason why battery operated and electrical cord operated single stage snow blower paddles don’t hit the ground. That is why the Ego blower is hard to push especially up a small incline. I think ego needs to address this problem with the paddles.
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I was going to buy a blower but it looks way to fragile and tiny. I have used the Toro and I said the same thing about EGO not having the paddles hit the surface. I think they do that because it uses more power. My problem is I have a perfectly good tracked toro blower with a thirty inch cut. I use it to tear through the end of the lane-way from the snowplow. Since it works and runs like a newborn baby i cant justify buying an EGO blower. I have the lawnmower and a blower and I love them both.
I would like to buy the complete set of other tools but my HDepo store only has about a dozed EGO products and I mean five mowers a few chain saws and some string cutters. I would love to be able to see the whole lineup but I guess its not in the cards for my town.
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My local Home Depot stock even less, but homedepot.com lists the entire line. Buy online and have it shipped either to you or store pick up. You have 90 days to return if you don't like it.