My Ego Snow Blower doesn't seem to get all the way to the asphalt...close but not completely...

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I don't think the blade is adjustable, how to get it lower?  I know I can tilt the machine but it's hard on my back after awhile.  I will say that for hard packed snow, you can tilt it and shove it and it will get the hard stuff off, but again, that kills my back after awhile. So far though, satisfied with the ego - as good as if not better than my gas toro
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Hi David. As long as you’re not pressing down on the handle and lifting the scraper off the asphalt, it should scrape to the ground.

The Ego snowblower is quite light, so maybe it’s just not biting into the hard packed snow? In that case you may need to scrape the driveway with a metal edged shovel. I have a metal edge on my main shovel and it works great on asphalt where cars have driven on snow and packed it down.
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Here’s my driveway yesterday after clearing 4 inches of heavy, wet snow. I had no problem getting down to the bare concrete.

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then I'm clearly doing it wrong or my snow blower sucks :)   
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I also had about 4" of snow last night in Chicago, and plow this morning with my EGO snow blower with similar result as Ken.



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My son cleared the snow on Saturday late afternoon early evening.  Thus there was about and inch of icy snowy mix on my driveway Sunday morning not to mention a few tire tracks of compressed snow.  I used the shovel and blow method and was worried I would have trouble based on the chunky mess I made after pushing the center three feet of snow left and right before trying to use the blower to finish the job.

Well the Ego came thru once again.  Did a great job shooting the icy snow off the drive way and did as good or better job than my shovel of cleaning down to the surface including the compressed tire tracks.  I love this machine !