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14 Incredible Snow Removal Tools

The snow is going to fly and you want to have the best tools available to deal with it. Try these snow removal tools to tackle the task, whether you're shoveling a front walk or taking care of a long driveway.

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Snow Joe iON18 Ion Snow BlowerPhoto: courtesy of manufacturer

Snow Joe iON18 Snow Blower

This 32-lb snowblower uses a rechargeable battery that can provide 50 minutes of run time — enough for the average driveway. It can cut an 18-inch path through 8 inches of snow at once without trouble. The chute is on a 180-degree rotational base so you can direct the snow where you want it to go. Plus, battery power means that this may be the quietest snowblower you’ve ever heard. Plus, check out the best snow shovels on the market.

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Make Shoveling More Comfortable

Who says snow removal must hurt your back? The G4 Shovel from Garant has three handles. One for pushing snow, and two for lifting. Also, this sort of ice shovel has a footrest to give you extra power to break up packed snow or ice, and can help you get out of a ditch.

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Get Out the Leaf Blower

Don’t put your leaf blower away just yet! A leaf blower works great for removing light, fluffy snow.

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Wheelbarrow Snow Plow

You don’t need a fancy ATV plow to clear your driveway — all you need is a wheelbarrow! This wheelbarrow from Worx doubles as a snow plow with this $40 dollar attachment. Check out these other versatile wheelbarrows that you’ll love.

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ATV Snow Plow Kit

If you prefer riding your snow plow, rather than pushing it — try this Warn ProVantage 50-inch plow blade that attaches to an ATV. The plow ranges in size up to 72-inches and will help you clear out your drive in a hurry. (Don’t make these common snow-removal mistakes.)

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Avalanche Roof Snow Removal

Besides looking cool, the Avalanche roof snow removal tool does the trick so you can clear snow from the safety of the ground. The tool only weighs 10 pounds and has a 12-foot-long pole to clear the snow easily. Learn how to remove ice dams from your roof.

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Melt Ice with a Seed Spreader

If you live in a snowy region, a seed spreader is more than just a spring and summer tool. You can fill it up with a salt mix to spread on your driveway and sidewalks and melt away the ice. For more ideas, check out these 10 hacks for removing ice.

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GreenWorks Pro Snow Thrower

This battery-operated snow thrower can clear up to 10 inches of snow and toss it 20 feet away. It folds up for easy storage, and the battery can last for 45 minutes. (Here’s 15 things you need to know about buying a snow blower.)

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Vertex Rolling Snow Shovel

This push model rolling snow shovel can make quick work of light snow and save on back stress. It’s great for those light snow days that aren’t worth the hassle of getting out the snow blower. Check out 10 more of our favorite snow shovels.

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Black + Decker Max Snow Thrower

This Black + Decker snow thrower doesn’t have the battery power like the GreenWorks model, but it comes with two 40V batteries and a three-year warranty. Check out these 13 snow blowing tips for efficient snow removal.

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Earthwise Cordless Power Shovel

If a full-size snow thrower is a little too much power for your needs, try a cordless power snow shovel. The Earthwise 16″ power shovel throws up to 300 pounds per minute and can clear a depth of eight inches.

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Craftsman Two-Stage Snow Blower

For serious snow throwing power, you might want to invest in this Craftsman Two-Stage Self-Propelled Gas Snow Blower. It features a push-button start (no annoying pull-starting needed), six forward and two reverse speeds, and a 24-in. clearing width that can clear up to 12 inches of snow. Here’s how to get your snow blower ready for winter.

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Troy-Bilt Squall Single-Stage Snow Thrower

This thrower won’t cover as much ground as a two-stage model, but it still gets the job done. The Troy-Bilt Squall will wade into 13 inches of snow and offers a chute with 190-degree rotation. And at only 97 pounds it’s pretty easy to maneuver. (Find out what to do if your snow blower won’t start.) Plus, learn how to replace a snow blower belt.

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Bully Tools Ice Scraper

Sometimes the simplest tool is the most effective — and you can’t get more simple than a classic ice scraper. This Bully Tools Sidewalk and Ice Scraper features an extra thick 11 gauge steel blade that will last you a lifetime. Don’t miss 13 more human-powered snow and ice removal tools.

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