Snow shovels can reap benefits if used correctly but can also cause severe damage to your body because of the pressure and weight you have to throw every half a minute. Shovels and snow are a common sight after a snowy day. These units have a scoop at the end of a long, bent or straight handle for clearing a driveway or a path preferably.
Let’s go through this list of best snow shovels for home use.
10. Emsco Group Snow Shovel ($21.13)
This is Emsco Group’s polycarbonate, snow shovel with 17-7/8-inches x 13-inches blade. It is light in weight yet sturdy with resin gripper sleeve for increasing form grip. This shovel holds heavy snow well and is also perfect for just clearing off the sidewalk.
“Has its place. best all around snow shovel. (lightweight) And sturdy. I used mine so much I’m wearing the bottom out in two years. I paid $8.00 For it at a food store. It seems like they jacked up the price through the roof. They are all plastic but never had a problem don’t use them to chop ice, and it will last for years.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Greenworks Snow Shovel ($274.98)
This unit by Greenworks is a 40V, 12 inches, cordless snow shovel. This unit is lightweight and sturdy and helps you quickly move snow out of your way. It has 12 inches shovelling width and is ideal for snow of depth 6 inches. Battery powered.
“AWESOME!!! Just, AWESOME! Shoots snow an unbelievable height! Powers through even wet, heavy snow. I sent the snow to the second story roof with ease. Shoots in a stable, predictable column. Cleared a six car concrete pad in 20 minutes, same battery, same charge! Builds arm strength, but so fast!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Suncast Snow Shovel ($32.27)
This is Suncast’s 18 inches blade snow shovel with a fibreglass handle. The unit has a length of 51 inches and a D-grip handle. The wear-strip cuts right through the snow and protects the edge of the shovel. Well made and light.
“This is a great shovel. Such an improvement over our collection of previously bought shovels. And living in Denver, we have a lot of them in the garage! I didn’t give it five stars as I have a little trouble getting the metal edge to transfer levels as our sidewalks in places easily are uneven. If you have level surfaces, you won’t have that problem.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. The AMES Companies, Inc Snow Shovel ($50.99)
This lightweight polycarbonate scoop is perfect for moving and scooping snow. It has a large, deep ABS blade, size #12, perfect for big jobs. The 27-inch sturdy, North American ash handle is verified sustainable, and the power D-grip adds leverage and control. Measures 46-1/2-inch length by 14-inch width by 9-1/2-inch height.
“Folks if you are looking for a durable, sturdy snow shovel; this is the shovel to get. Forget about those curved handles plastic shovels that flex too much and break after a year or two. This one is made of thick poly and scoops a fair amount of snow without flexing. Spraying silicone before and after using it helps the snow slide off easily, and it also gives the poly extra life. It does come with a ten-year manufacturer warranty and is proudly made in the USA.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Suncast Snow Shovel ($29.01)
This is also Suncast’s telescoping snow shovel with a No-stick graphite blade. It has a galvanised steel wear strip and comfortable grip, steel core handle with a blade measuring 20-by 13-inches; length 51-inches. The shovel part is plastic with the aluminium strip on edge. The piece helps scrape ice and what not and keeps the plastic from eroding.
“This is my second Suncast shovel. The first one lasted about ten years. It is still intact, but the metal edge has warped so the shovel is no longer flat. I use the shovel on a concrete driveway and need it to be flat so I can scrape the snow down to bare concrete. I liked the shovel so much, and it lasted so long, that I have no hesitation in buying another one.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Garant Snow Shovel ($56.49)
This unit by Garant features a 30 inches steel blade with an ash handle and steel D-grip. The steel back braces on snow pushers and provide added strength and rigidity. It is specially designed for intense and continuous use and stands up to the heaviest snows and coldest winters. The blade is steel and curved, and the overall height of the blade is 10 inches. It’s heavy enough to get under compacted snow and ice on asphalt.
“This is the real deal. Unlike the ineffective plastic shovels and snow pushers being sold today, this is a heavy duty steel blade snow pusher. Your snow removal work is cut in half. There’s no shovelling. All you have to do is push. I’m glad I purchased a 30inch blade because this is a massive tool. A 36inch would have been too heavy. I was under the impression that I needed to assemble it and was pleasantly surprised when Fed-EX delivered it already assembled. You will not go wrong with this one.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Suncast Snow Shovel ($19.76)
This is Suncast’s 18 inches snow shovel/ pusher combo with ergonomically shaped handle and galvanised steel wear strip. It features a blade of 18-by-12-inch, 52.5-inches in length. The ergonomic handle is 1-1/8″ in diameter with steel tube and ribbed grip. The S-handle reduces user fatigue. Sturdy shovel and should last years.
“Winter is coming full-force in Upstate NY, and I was happy to find such a great, sturdy and ergonomic shovel on Amazon.
This shovel is sturdy and easy to use. The handle is wide enough to accommodate a thick rag wool glove with ease. The wear strip is a nice extra when shovelling ice and hitting blacktop or concrete. I have a much cheaper shovel and don’t trust it half as much as this one. The ergo design does help your back when lifting and pushing.
If you need a shovel and are thinking about it, buy this one — it’s perfect for fluffy and slushy snow. The capacity is pretty large — so be mindful of your back.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. The AMES Companies, Inc Snow Shovel ($34.98)
This shovel features a 26-inch broad blade with wear strip that can be used as pusher or shovel. It has a broad ergonomic handle with room for both hands increasing leverage and control. The various grips and end grip allow for optimal hand placement/back posture when lifting. It is reversible for tight steps and stairs.
“I just bought one and used it on my driveway and sidewalk tonight. Overall, I was very impressed with the design. I “pushed” most of the snow and lifted petite of it. Compared to other shovels I used, I love this one. My back is thanking me. Like the other reviewers, I also found that it was sticky on the sidewalk. This was a minor nuisance, and I just changed the angle a bit to fix it. I didn’t have any sticking problems on the driveway.
The dual arm design seems a lot sturdier to me. The little “hook” at the top makes for a comfortable, ergonomic design. I’ve had shovels with handles that twisted off and were uncomfortable to use. Plus, when the snow weight isn’t even (which happens quite a bit) there is extra torque to deal with. This shovel appears to be a more rugged design. I only used it for a half hour, so I reserve judgement on design robustness.
Nonetheless, the ability to remove my driveway without repeatedly bending over, lifting and throwing snow was well worth the price.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Toro Snow Shovel ($116.69)
This is a powered snow shovel with a 7.5-ampere motor. This unit can clear 4-inches of snow off by a 50-by-20-foot driveway in just 20 minutes. It moves up to 300-lbs of snow per minute and blows up to 20-feet. You can clean down pavements. It is incredibly lightweight at just 12-1/2-lbs and is made from the durable plastic body with adjustable metal telescoping handle. With no gas or oil to burn through, no spark plugs to change and no time-consuming tune-ups, this electric snowblower is very cost-effective. Its ultra-compact size makes it easier to manoeuvre than big, gas-powered units, and it’s simpler to store, too.
“I moved from Dallas to Pennsylvania into a small house and needed a small snow blower for a small area. This thing works like a champ for the light work I need it for.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. AAA Snow Shovel ($19.49)
This is an aluminium sports utility shovel weighing approximately 1.3 pounds. The unit can adjust from 25-inch to 32-inch for multiple uses and has three-piece construction for easy disassembly for storage and packing. Ideal accessory for your car, truck, SUV, recreational vehicle or snowmobile. Incredibly light in weight.
“Great for the car, perfect for slicing snow, excels where plastic shovels don’t. It looks like a crappy shovel, but it held up to slicing out sections of the 20-inch snow drifts from this record breaking snow dump, the same one that collapsed the Metrodome and shut down the city. It’s not useful for actually carrying snow, but ideal for digging underneath a car and moving snow away from wheels, or building a snow cave sort of thing. It has zero flexibility and is excellent at carving or spiking through the snow. Well worth it.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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