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Forum: Product Reviews 03-10-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I have had nothing but good results from my Snow...

I have had nothing but good results from my Snow Joe, and nothing but problems with my 2nd gen Toro. The handle of the Snow Joe is much stronger (despite the hinge points. The top handle of the...
Forum: Product Reviews 06-09-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I think the breaker on the motor housing is...

I think the breaker on the motor housing is malfunctioning. The GFI outlet and the 10A house circuit breaker are not tripping. The motor is rated at 14A, so the local breaker should not be tripping.
Forum: Product Reviews 06-08-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Okay, I have a troubleshooting question: the...

Okay, I have a troubleshooting question: the 1.5HP 14A electric motor has a circuit breaker on the side of the motor housing that is shutting off prematurely. It is getting warm to the touch. Is...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-06-14, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Hi, I think the blue stripe, or a full blue...

Hi,

I think the blue stripe, or a full blue jacket means that it is a cold weather cord. 12ga is overkill, though. My 13.5A snow blower and the electric mower and also my wood chipper, all can...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-05-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Do you have a cold weather cord? Mine are...

Do you have a cold weather cord? Mine are regular cords, and the get really stiff and hard to handle, and they get wound up and tangle sometimes. When I mow with an electric mower, I start close to...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-03-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
My old gas snow blower would have burned a quart...

My old gas snow blower would have burned a quart to a quart and a half, maybe? This was light snow. I would have had to have driven to buy that gas, and I would have had to change the oil in the...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-03-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Cordless has definite advantages, but also...

Cordless has definite advantages, but also definite disadvantages. Portability is big advantage, and limited use time is a big disadvantage. Batteries will wear out, and they will need replacing.
...
Forum: Product Reviews 12-18-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
The new Snow Joe worked incredibly well in the...

The new Snow Joe worked incredibly well in the 8-9" of fine powder we got in the storm yesterday. The one glitch is the handle on the chute direction crank fell off - it is held on with 2 'C' clips...
Forum: Product Reviews 12-16-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I'm not sure which of these two - I'll confirm it...

I'm not sure which of these two - I'll confirm it when I get home:

http://www.snowjoe.com/Snow-Joe-Ultra-18-IN-13.5-AMP-Electric-Snow-Thrower-SJ620
Snow Joe Ultra 18-IN 15 AMP Electric Snow...
Forum: Product Reviews 12-15-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Okay - a follow up on my Toro electric...

Okay - a follow up on my Toro electric snowblower. It broke for a second time - a small piece of wood got jammed in the auger, and the hex aluminum nut spun in the plastic pulley - again.
...
Forum: Product Reviews 12-05-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
It will compost where it sits, I think. :) I've...

It will compost where it sits, I think. :) I've got a lot more to chip, as well.

The soil on my property is quite thin (there are several spots with ledge showing, and much of what is there is...
Forum: Product Reviews 12-05-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I got a Toro Power Curve 1800 electric snow...

I got a Toro Power Curve 1800 electric snow blower, but as of yet, I have not had to use it.

We did get a lot of downed branches with the early super-wet snow at the end of October (while the...
Forum: Product Reviews 02-07-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Thanks for the info. I found out that Amazon...

Thanks for the info.

I found out that Amazon sells them through True Value Hardware, so if you buy through them, you can get free delivery to your local store, and support them more directly. It...
Forum: Product Reviews 02-07-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Right, my neighbor's has a "tear" on one of the...

Right, my neighbor's has a "tear" on one of the blades, but it still works fine. My Dad has had his for about 15 years.

Is yours the newer 15A model (38381), or the older 12A model (38025)?
Forum: Product Reviews 01-27-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I got to borrow my neighbor's Toro again, and I...

I got to borrow my neighbor's Toro again, and I cleared the entire 90' long driveway, including the snow plow pile at the street; we got about 11" - 12" of snow. The width averages 9' or so, and the...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-22-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I've answered my own question: ...

I've answered my own question:

https://homeownersolutions.toro.com/portal/server.pt/community/product_center/225#manualsResultPage

You may have to enter the 38381 model number...

The Toro...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-22-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
That is something I had not considered; though...

That is something I had not considered; though the auger designs are slightly different as well -- the Toro is a smooth arcing helix, while the Snow Joe has the flat section. They may be a bit...
Forum: Product Reviews 01-22-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I used my neighbor's Toro 1800...

I used my neighbor's Toro 1800 (http://www.amazon.com/Toro-18-Inch-Electric-Thrower-38025/dp/B00005OQMG) 18" single stage electric snowblower for about 50 minutes, and used 0.59kWh. I was using it...
Forum: Product Reviews 11-16-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
I almost forgot -- I also have an electric...

I almost forgot -- I also have an electric trimmer, made by Husqvarna. Though now that I try to find a link to post; it seems it may have been discontinued... :-(
Forum: Product Reviews 11-10-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Hi, My yard is 'L' shaped an is about...

Hi,



My yard is 'L' shaped an is about 4/10's of an acre. I live in New England, so there are a fair number of obstacles. I use 200' of cord and it is way more than I need for most of the...
Forum: Product Reviews 11-08-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,014
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Electric Landscaping Machines

Hello,

I have four plug-in electric machines that I use to do work in my yard.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4009&stc=1&d=1392229372

Electric 20" mower...
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