I just want to Clarify my Post

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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.