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This review is from: Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower (Lawn & Patio)If you go to Target, Home Depot or any of the other big chains that sell the Toro Electric Shovel you will probably find the same thing that I did...that it is SOLD OUT. Why? Because this is one of the most helpful tools to have ever been placed on the market.
It works fairly well on small driveways; don't forget to pick up a nice long outdoor-use electric extension cord. And use this only on paved surfaces...no loose gravel!
But the real benefit of this tool comes with walkways and DECKS.
If you've got a large driveway, pass on this and go for something with a little more power. If you've got a decent size walkway, you'll love this. It clears the snow with ease and it will last forever; my father-in-law has had his since the early 90s.
If you have a deck with a railing, and your deck isn't covered so it builds up with snow, the Toro Electric Shovel will become your best winter friend. The snow is propelled a good 25 feet and easily clears deck railings. Just don't shoot the snow into the wind (duh). No more throwing out your back from lifting heavy snow over railings with this baby.
No matter where you use this...a word of advice: Try not to let the snow get deeper than about 6". Yes, that means you might have to go out a couple of times. But c'mon...it's fun! The Toro still works in deep snow, but it really isn't designed for it. Any deeper than about 6" and you'll need to "shave the top of the snow accumulation," and you might as well not have the electric shovel for the effort that takes.
Happy snow season!
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Initial post: Nov 8, 2009 3:00:23 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2009 6:31:31 AM PST
Hello, Tuora. I'm sorry to hear that you had a "struggle" with the Toro Shovel. What was your problem specifically? As I said in my review, this product has saved me years of back-breaking time on my deck and walkway. So I'm surprised by your vague but strong criticism.
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Wow, Tuora. My apologies for coming across as condescending. It truly was not my intent. It is amazing how various tone can be assumed in writing, and I assure you that you assumed the wrong tone in mine. All I meant by vague was that you didn't say why you didn't like the shovel.
Best to you, Tuora. Sorry that you don't like the shovel. Or me.
PS - Regarding whether Amazon pays me....They don't. I do my reviews just for fun. :-)
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No, Tuora. I am not a vulture. I am really just trying to help people here at Amazon. So I am just trying to help you when I say that when you actually stop struggling with taking your Toro Shovel out of the box and really give it a try for the first time, I hope you don't somehow get yourself stuck in its blades. Goodbye, Tuora.
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Sky - I read your review and found it helpful. No, I did not buy the product yet but I thought it was well written and honest. Your replies were also very polite and civil. I'm not sure what's eating the other guy. He's so bitter. May be he's just ticked off that he can't get his money back. There's always ebay... Anyway, don't take offense, Sky. I enjoyed your review!