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The Best Snow Removal Tools for Your Home

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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How to Remove Snow

There’s nothing quite like waking up to a fresh snow blanketing everything outside your house. However, the luster quickly fades when you realize that you’ll have to get out there and shovel the driveway, get the snow off the roof and all those other chores that need to be done to protect your home in the wake of winter weather. When it’s time to remove the snow, the following tools are all great option for homeowners.

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Snow Joe iON18 Ion Snow BlowerPhoto: courtesy of manufacturer

Snow Joe iON18 Snow Blower

Big snows are no problem for this 32-lb snowblower. It can carve out an 18-inch path through eight inches of snow without missing a beat. The chute rotates 18- degrees, so you can send the snow out of your way.

No hassling with cords or empty gas tanks, either. This snow blower uses a rechargeable battery that can provide 50 minutes of run time — enough for the average driveway. Plus, battery power means that this may be the quietest snowblower you’ve ever heard.

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Back-Saving Snow Shovel

Shovel smart, not hard and save yourself the backache. The Snow Joe Shovelution uses an ergonomic, spring-loaded grip to harness the energy from your upper body movement to make shoveling easier. By concentrating the leverage on the lower hand, it also keep you from having to stoop, saving strain on the back too. If you’re looking for something else, check out our recommendations for best snow shovels.

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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

The wheelbarrow is one of the most versatile tools in any garage. You can even turn one into a snow plow, without having to deal with expensive attachments for your truck or ATV. This wheelbarrow from Worx doubles as a snow plow with this $40 dollar attachment.

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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.

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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. While you’re cleaning the snow off the roof, don’t forget to remove the ice dams too.

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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.

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Folding Snow Shovel

If you’re doing any traveling in the winter time, it’s a good idea to keep a folding snow shovel in you car in case you get stuck or need to dig your way out the morning after a big snow storm. The Overmont 32-inch folding snow shovel collapses down to easily fit into your trunk or even in a backpack. the 11.8-in. surface can move a lot of snow, and the height adjusts from 26 to 32 inches.

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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 Snow BlowerLowe's

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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