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EGO Power+ SNT2102 Review
Here is a comprehensive review of the EGO Power+ SNT2102 and what you should know before getting it
It's no secret here that I am more than a little skeptical when it comes to electric snow blowers. It's not that I'm paid by fuel and gas companies to automatically shame electric snow blowers for their faults, it's because I have owned numerous electric snow blowers and I keep ending up having to buy a new one. At this point, it's not pessimism against electric-powered things that steers me away from electric snow blowers, it's the financial trauma.
Yes, most electric snow blowers will tend to leave more to be desired, but that's not in any way a gross generalization. Again, human ingenuity has a way of solving all sorts of problems if you let it. There are indeed some electric snow blowers in the market that seem to be able to hold their own against their gas-powered counterparts. Machines that are to electric snow blowers what Tesla is to electric cars.The EGO Power+ SNT2102 professes to be one such machine. It claims to have peak power technology and that its batteries are strong enough to last 1000 charging cycles. Are these just advertising gimmicks or is there really something in the EGO Power+ SNT2102 worth looking at and maybe even investing in? Well, let's find out together!
Let's see what it's all about!
2 Ego Power Plus lithium 56-volt batteries
The first and most apparent feature of the EGO Power+ SNT2102 is that its battery-powered. If we peel back all the confusing and vague advertising jargon, what we have here is basically 2 lithium 52-volt batteries that power the whole machine.
You can get away with a little over an hour of use with the EGO Power+ SNT2102 before you run out of power and need to charge again.
Batteries are sold with the unit though you can also get an extra pair separately too -- just in case you don't want to kill your snow-blowing momentum.
The unit also comes with a rapid charger (as it should) when purchased. This charger can handle two batteries at a time and can fully charge your battery in about 30 minutes.
Remote Chute Adjustment
When it comes to controlling the direction of blowing snow, it's a nice little touch that they made the chute controllable from the handles.
This is by no means revolutionary but it's a nice little touch to have and is definitely better than having to stop and adjust the chute every time you change direction. The chute itself is made of plastic but seems sturdy enough to handle large volumes of both wet and tightly packed snow.
If you're a simple person like me, you don't know what a "brushless" motor has that an average motor doesn't, right?
They love adding jargon to things to confuse us, don't they?
Well, after a little research, I found that a brushless motor simply operates without the mechanical brushes you see in most motors.
This means that, although these kinds of motors are pricier, they produce less sound, last longer, and are generally more economical and reliable than brushed motors. The more you know.
Additional Features Worth Noting
- Warranty is one feature of the EGO Power+ SNT2102 that is not to be dismissed (more on this later). The unit comes with a 3-year warranty that is mostly a good thing to have when you're dealing with these kinds of machines. A lot of moving parts means that almost anything could go wrong with it between the time you buy it and it's delivered to you.
- The robust steel construction of the EGO Power+ SNT2102 certainly makes it seem capable of lasting the test of time. It also helps greatly when dealing with an aftermath of a blizzard, being able to plow through the snow with its 21-inch wide intake. And at 25 pounds, it is also quite maneuverable.
- The throwing distance of the machine is a maximum of 35 feet. Though many have stated that the actual throwing distance, even on fully charged batteries, is much lesser than that. Nevertheless, the EGO Power+ SNT2102 can clear 8 inches of snow in a 10-car driveway.
- Another nice little feature is the LED headlights at the front of the snowblower. This allows for easy and safe use of the machine at night time when you need to have that 10-car driveway cleared so that you can get out and go to work come morning.
Pros & Cons
Here are some of the features that make the EGO Power+ SNT2102 a worthy purchase:
There are the features that, in my opinion, holds the unit back and possibly might put some people off from buying it:
Review & Final Verdict
Quite the robust electrical snow blower, there is a lot of good stuff about this machine. I can say with confidence that it's one of the better electrical snow blowers out there despite its faults. If you have a small to medium-sized property and need an efficient snowblower that will last you a long time, then this is a good option for you.
But if you need a snowblower that you can take to war, one that can keep up with the heavy snow-blowing demands go your property, then you might need a gas-powered snowblower. Though the EGO Power+ SNT2102 is not a bad option for such needs, it might not be the best for larger properties.
For smaller properties, I love it and suggest you pick one up now!
This snow blower is ideal for individuals who have little to no snowfall and don't require a machine that is extremely powerful. Alternatively, if you simply want it as a "on the side" tool but not necessarily your main option.
On the other hand, if you need something that can move tons of snow efficiently off a larger property or lot, then I suggest you get yourself a gas-powered snowblower.
A gas-powered model might be a little more pricey but it will last you longer and get the job done faster.
And that's everything and anything you needed to know about the EGO Power+ SNT2102, thanks for reading, and please let me know if you have any questions!