I rarely (never) take the time to write a product review. With this shovel, I just had to.
This thing is a complete beast. First of all, it is extremely sturdy and well constructed. The plastic scoop is very thick; you can tell that it will never crack or wear down in any significant way. It should last a lifetime.
I bought this about a week ago and was hoping for some snow so that I could test it out. Mother nature didn't disappoint! Yesterday, we got about 8 inches. Sweet!
I have a fairly large driveway that, along with the front and back porches and the front sidewalk, would easily take me about an hour to shovel with this amount of snow using a regular snow shovel. I'm not kidding when I say I flew through this task in about 20 minutes. This thing is unreal.
As a side note, quick story time (this happened during these short 20 minutes):
I live in a neighborhood with a couple of streets of single family homes circling around our neighborhood park. We're on the outside of these rings, beyond which are several rows of smaller, ranch-style patio homes. Unlike those of us in the single family homes, the patio home owners all have their landscaping and snow removal done for them, covered by their monthly HOA dues. The snow removal piece of this consists of a large crew - probably 30 men - descending upon the neighborhood with their shovels, going from house to house after every snow storm. They probably have about 40 houses too hit, so it takes them a couple hours, maybe a bit longer with this much snow. Anyway, they had finished up and were walking past my house and back to their trucks while I was clearing my driveway with this incredible shovel (or plow...it really is more of a plow). A group of them - probably 8-10 - literally stopped and just watched, in what seemed like disbelief, for a couple of moments before continuing on their way. I mean, I was just blasting my way through the task of clearing my driveway with this thing. It was amusing to see the looks on their faces as they walked by, after having completed their task with regular snow shovels.
So, if you're far enough along in considering this product that you're reading this review, go ahead and buy it. I promise you won't be disappointed. -
I have 20 subdivision size driveways I snow blow during the winter in Michigan. I’ve used this way more than I thought I would. For lighter snow on a smaller driveway I can clear a driveway in minutes and not even use my snowblower.
I never thought I would feel this way about a shovel…it sounds ridiculous to even type. I used one of my buddy’s “Snow Plow” shovels and was immediately impressed and sold. This pushes snow and scraped up packed down snow unbelievably well & easily. Best shovel ever.