WootBot


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There's Snow Regrets

Yes! Snow is a great excuse to sit in your house and listen to old records. No! You don't want to be doing that and nothing else until May. Buy some of these path-creating tools and you'll be able to come and go as you please. Especially if you end up needing The Electrician.



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inkycatz


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There's NO business like SNOW business, like NO business I know...
Some of these mornings you just have to burst out into song, sorry about that. Have you already gotten the first snow of the season? Which tool do you recommend?

I'm just hanging out, really.

whtthfgg


quality posts: 1 Private Messages whtthfgg

Im sure its for people with bad backs, but my god that looks unwieldy and bizarre

jeeperwoot


quality posts: 29 Private Messages jeeperwoot

Have found the ergo ones work well for fluffy snow but definitely not the heavy stuff. Plus, quite often, you still need a pusher/scraper to get the rest of the stuff off the walk/drive.

sneefy


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sneefy

That is one expensive shovel. No thanks. Also, I have never found an 'ergo' shovel that actually works as well as a normal one. This one, I'm willing to bet money that it's a PITA to use.

And, you need a step on plate on BOTH SIDES of the boot brush. Good luck not falling over stepping on the plate on the right with your left foot while you try to clean your right boot.

And, yes, I realize you could turn it around, but that's stupid.

Seriously, who designs this crap?

ibexscribe


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ibexscribe

Can they add a seat to the wheeled one and allow the option to ride it like a unicycle? I'm sure it would feature prominently in the next snow circus!

When it comes to the light, fluffy stuff, nothing's easier than a good outdoor broom, especially on stairs. The heavy stuff? Buy a snow blower. After clearing a driveway, full flight of stairs and the sidewalk after a storm that dumped 2 feet of wet snow in a day, there's no way I ever want to do that again.

miken927


quality posts: 122 Private Messages miken927

C'mon, just call Mr. Plow!


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televisionary


quality posts: 0 Private Messages televisionary

Been using these for years... One's at home for clearing a long drive way. And have another one for clearing the paved yard at our warehouse. They move a lot of snow fast. Have had no problems with moving heavy snow either. This particular model disassembles for easier storage - a definite plus over the older models.

-Not a shill

hehthuryo


quality posts: 36 Private Messages hehthuryo

The 19th century called and wants its Nootools SW00301 Snow Wolf Wheeled Shovel back.

gytheran


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gytheran

You're kidding right? I've shoveled plenty of drives and have no idea how this would make my life easier... I am baffled at the idea of slapping a wheel on a snow shovel...

carlhdonky


quality posts: 1 Private Messages carlhdonky

I think some of you guys need a little visualization. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cojezg-2auw

bakerzdosen


quality posts: 13 Private Messages bakerzdosen

Honestly, for $30, I'd be in for one of the snow wolf's. Looks like it would make things a lot easier.

However, $120 puts it well out of my "yeah, I think I'll try that" range.

Kizzbot


quality posts: 31 Private Messages Kizzbot

My neighbor had one of these and what a colossal POS it was. it was "OK" for light fluffy show of a few inches, but anything over that and it was an awkward contraption to maneuver. Heavy wet snow? fergetaboutit!

wootieman


quality posts: 2 Private Messages wootieman

I've used a steel shovel similar to the Ames 1642000 Aluminum Snow Pusher for close to 20 years. Steel is pretty heavy, but since you just push it like a snow plow it hasn't mattered too much to me.

Its great for 1-3 inches of just about any snow from fluffy to slushy. Anything deeper than 3" and I switch to a standard "lift and throw" shovel.

The old steel one is long overdue for replacement. I haven't been able to find this design at local stores, so I am quickly talking myself into buying.

Thanks Woot!

wootieman


quality posts: 2 Private Messages wootieman

Hey staffers, according to Amazon reviewers, the Ames 1630400 Arctic Blast Snow Pusher, 24-Inch is a plastic shovel with no steel strip. I didn't think there was one in the picture. Look at: http://www.amazon.com/Ames-True-Temper-1630400-24-Inch/dp/B001I45UBQ

we2m


quality posts: 0 Private Messages we2m

Have had one of these for 5 years..moved a lot of Vermont snow. If you have back trouble these are great, as you push down instead of lifting.

hvac1000


quality posts: 2 Private Messages hvac1000
televisionary wrote:Been using these for years... One's at home for clearing a long drive way. And have another one for clearing the paved yard at our warehouse. They move a lot of snow fast. Have had no problems with moving heavy snow either. This particular model disassembles for easier storage - a definite plus over the older models.

-Not a shill



Can we put a motor on it?

boatman72


quality posts: 13 Private Messages boatman72

Anybody try the Liquid Snow Shovel? Wonder if it's like what they spray on roads? It would be great to have it on the drive and watch the neighbors shoveling - that's if it works well in NE Ohio snow storms!!

takethemeatbridge


quality posts: 10 Private Messages takethemeatbridge
boatman72 wrote:Anybody try the Liquid Snow Shovel? Wonder if it's like what they spray on roads? It would be great to have it on the drive and watch the neighbors shoveling - that's if it works well in NE Ohio snow storms!!



Have not tried this brand in particular, but I have used others. It works as well as rock salt or CaCl, if not necessarily better. The benefit is, once it dries, you won't have salty shoes.

I have no idea if it's the same as what they spray on the roads, but probably.

I found it easier to use on smaller areas, as spreading it out over the whole driveway is a bit of a pain, but I might be doing it wrong.

It will keep ice and small amounts of snow melted. It will not help if you get dumped on. YMMV

meinmaine


quality posts: 1 Private Messages meinmaine

I've had the Snow Wolf for three years and it's a really handy tool. You can clear a large space and end up with no sore back. It doesn't work so well with snow over, say, six inches---or if it's particularly wet, heavy snow. That's because you have the push the shovel through the snow until you reach a point where you can dump the snow. If you're doing a wide driveway and the snow is deep, you end up halfway across with a completely full shovel and you're not in a place to dump it. You can elevate the shovel and wheel it to the dumping place, but it's far from ideal.

I have a snowblower and I use it when the snow is too deep for the Snow Wolf. I like using the Snow Wolf when I can because it's good exercise without being a pain and, unlike with a snowblower, you scrape right down to the pavement.

Pedro105Woot


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Pedro105Woot

Shipping Note: Shipping to Hawaii is not available for this item.

Wait I can't get a snow shovel in Hawaii? That is so wrong. I was going to shovel so much snow this winter with this bad boy.

fjp999


quality posts: 14 Private Messages fjp999
ibexscribe wrote:
When it comes to the light, fluffy stuff, nothing's easier than a good outdoor broom, especially on stairs. The heavy stuff? Buy a snow blower...



I am near Lake Erie myself and most years we get dumped on pretty bad.

I usually take a shovel to the heavy stuff, moving it to the sides, (dont have a car so just get enough of the driveway to get out of the house) so I can broom a nice level crunchy traction.

The worse thing to do is clean it to the sidewalk where whatever melts will most likely ice over at nite causing real back breaking slips and falls.

btw, if your postman is like mine and goes thru the yards - I always sweep a path for him to and from both neighbors to/from my box... Those outdoor brooms really do a great job on snow!

PemberDucky


quality posts: 41 Private Messages PemberDucky

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Pedro105Woot wrote:Shipping Note: Shipping to Hawaii is not available for this item.

Wait I can't get a snow shovel in Hawaii? That is so wrong. I was going to shovel so much snow this winter with this bad boy.



lolz.

but maybe volcanic ash?

i am now appreciating the idea of shoveling out a volcano.


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lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang
Pedro105Woot wrote:Shipping Note: Shipping to Hawaii is not available for this item.

Wait I can't get a snow shovel in Hawaii? That is so wrong. I was going to shovel so much snow this winter with this bad boy.



You said it. It is a pain to go up to the observatory and bring snow down in a truck with just a sand shovel.

micmaq


quality posts: 1 Private Messages micmaq

I gave my husband the Snow Wolf (actually same shovel with a different brand name) a few years ago. We have a very long wide driveway that services that passes two homes near the street and services two homes at the top. The first year we had it, we had blizzard conditions on the east coast. I cannot believe how well the shovel worked. What would have taken at least 4 hours was done in one, with no back pain. The directions say to shovel in a chevron pattern and snow did build up a wall at the edge of the driveway, but on our next pass, as he snow kept falling, we were able to jettison the new snow over the wall with not much effort. Also, good, in some sort of Tom Sawyer twist, we found that the neighbors wanted to give the Snow Wolf a try, so we could have likely gotten the driveway done with no effort at all at least once.

We haven't had much snow since then, but more is expected this year and we are certainly happy that we are well equipped.

sinarms


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sinarms

I live in South Dakota where we have real winters and anything plastic will break when you are shoveling in hard wind packed snow at -10 degrees. I use an aluminum grain shovel, a good old yellow scrapper and a snow blower when it is deep.

CyborgBill


quality posts: 1 Private Messages CyborgBill

have an easier way to deal with snow. I live in South Texas where it hardly ever snows, and when it does (like every 15-20 years) it doesn't hang around long. lol

I figure the very best place to see snow is in a painting or framed photograph. That way nobody's having to deal with the stuff. The next best way to see snow is in a satellite feed on TV. At least it's a long ways away and the people dealing with it are living in places where it happens a lot. The next-to-worst place for me to see snow is on the other side of a window. That means it has snowed here. ABSOLUTE WORST place to see snow - IMHO - is the other side of the windshield of my car. That means I'm having to drive in the stuff and deal with the clueless wishbones who cannot understand the sing rule for driving on snow or ice - DON'T DO ANYTHING FAST!!!

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 93 Private Messages radi0j0hn

I still use my 20 year old "Snauger" that some guy invented. Ace hardware bought the rights but never promoted it well. Imagine a snow shovel with a horizontal auger that movers the snow to the right and out, so it never builds up in front of you.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

montegobayjr


quality posts: 10 Private Messages montegobayjr

Mentioned before, but with no response from woot!...

BE AWARE:

Ames 1630400 Arctic Blast Snow Pusher, 24-Inch

IS ALL PLASTIC, (see on Amazon); either the picture and title are wrong, the picture is wrong, the description is wrong, or it's all wrong...

PyroLogik


quality posts: 0 Private Messages PyroLogik

So there are two different spoke designs, which one is being sold here?

PyroLogik


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ghostofdavid


quality posts: 11 Private Messages ghostofdavid

The Steam Punk that lives inside of me and controls me wants to buy this and add a bunch of unnecessary straps, goggles and wires.

Suck it, Trebek.