Winter in Canada brings many fun experiences, like the chance to go sledding, skiing, skating and more. One of the not so fun aspects? Shovelling snow. Now that we're officially in winter's grasp, there's no better time to prepare for the season than with a few upgrades for your home. For those looking for an easier way to shovel your driveway after each snowfall, you'll want to check out Amazon Canada early Boxing Day dealsa on snow throwers, including the Greenworks PRO 20-Inch 80V Cordless Snow Thrower, which is currently 33 per cent off.
What is it?
This Greenworks snow thrower makes it easy to clear snow from your your driveway, sidewalk or patio. It features an 80V battery (not included) as an alternative to gas-powered snow throwers, and has 180-degree directional throwing capabilities to ensure that snow falls exactly where you want it to.
This snow thrower clears a 20-inch path in snow up to 10 inches deep, and discharges snow up to 25 feet away.
What's the difference between a snow blower and a snow thrower?
Snow throwers and snow blowers take the work out of clearing your driveway, sidewalk and patio, and do it with a fraction of the effort you'd spend manually shovelling. While they essentially perform the same task, snow blowers and snow throwers are, in fact, two different things.
A snow thrower is a single-stage machine, meaning it uses a rotating auger to pick up snow and cast it out of the shoot in one continuous motion.
A snow blower, on the other hand, works in two stages. Similar to a snow thrower, it uses a rotating auger to scoop up snow, but rather than immediately shooting it out, it feeds the snow into an impeller (a powerful fan) which blows it out of the chute.
'Impressive little machine'
The Greenworks Snow Thrower is a top choice among Amazon shoppers, and with its affordable sale price tag there's just another reason to love it. Backed by a solid 4.0-star rating from more than 3,700 customer reviews, shoppers say that this snow thrower is a "perfect purchase" for winter.
It's an "impressive little machine," reads one five-star review. The reviewer also shared that this snow thrower "throws the snow a good distance" and is "very easy to maneuver" thanks to its lightweight design.
According to another reviewer, this Greenworks machine is "great for cleaning [the] driveway, especially when snow is light and fluffy."
It "chews through snow like an arctic cat," added a third.
However, some reviewers have cautioned that this snow thrower works best on light and fluffy snow, but is "not good with heavy wet snow." For that reason, you may want to invest in a heavy-duty model if you live in an area with lots of wet snow.
With snow already falling in many parts of the country, it's never too early to gear up for winter. Amazon shoppers agree the Greenworks PRO 20-Inch 80V Cordless Snow Thrower is an affordable and space-saving choice that may be a great option to tackle this year's snowfall, especially for those who live in urban areas and aren't in need of a heavy-duty machine. Just note that it may not have the power of a bigger, gas-powered model.
Shop more Amazon Canada winter deals
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.