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Choosing and Using a Snow Blower

Choosing and Using a Snow Blower

At Lowes Winter is a busy a time of year.  Lowes is trusted by all Americans as the store they can rely on for all the winter tools they need.  With a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can  save money on just about anything Lowes has in stock. One such thing you can buy from Lowes is a snow blower, but how do you go about buying one?

A Snow Blower

 A snow blower is a good investment. It may be possible to reduce doctor's bill by going easy on your back. There are some considerations to be thought about before you go in the market for a snow blower, (also called snow thrower in some areas).

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Consider the amount of snow and the density of snow that you will have to deal with. Take into account the total number of days of snow and the inches of snow per day. Also consider if the snow is fluffy or hard when you have to deal with the snow.

Take your machine for a test drive. Some showrooms,  Lowes included, have arrangements for testing the snow blower in their back yard. Going for a demonstration gives you the feel of the machine.

Snow blower costs

The following discussion gives you an idea of costs involved. Remember that the costs change significantly as it is a market play that determines the cost.

A single stage machine can be purchased from $350 to $800. A two-stage machine would cost you upwards of $1000. The costs would change depending on the throw distance of each machine and capacity of the machine


Varieties Of Machines on the Market


Apart from the obvious variety of single stage and a two-stage machines, there are different forms of power and drive. Both gasoline powered drive and electric driven machines are available on the market. Gas powered snow blowers are generally two stroke engines and are noisy and polluting. Electric driven machines have the disadvantage in that their power is limited compared to Gas powered machines and cannot be made as two-stage machine. Where the snowfall is heavy, electric machines will not be useful as the gas machines and may struggle.


Snow Blower Safety


Safety is an important consideration when operating a snow blower. Take following precautions while operating a snow blower.

Never allow children to operate the snow blower. Serious injuries and even amputation of hands can occur you touch the rotating impeller of a two-stage machine.

If the blower is electric, normal precautions for using electrically powered machines should be taken.

When a two-stage machine is like a magnet for children who are fascinated by such machines. The powerful throw from machine looks incredible and kids love to play near it. If children are present, keep them at a sufficient distance so they do not come under the snow being thrown. Snow blowers need to be operated with safety in mind at all times




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