EGO Power+ SNT2102 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Snow Blower Review

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!

Notable Features:

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.

EGO Power+ SNT2102 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Snow Blower with Peak Power Two 5.0Ah Batteries and Charger Included

Rapid Charger

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.

Remote Chute Adjustment

Brushless Motor

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

Pros

Here are some of the features that make the EGO Power+ SNT2102 a worthy purchase:

  • Strong motor. The motor is efficient and strong enough to deal with relatively thick blankets of snow. And, if my research is to be trusted, it will definitely last longer than other electric or gas-powered blowers -- making for a good investment given that it's on the more higher-priced class of snowblowers.
  • Less noise and fumes compared to gas-powered snow blowers. You have to hand it to the EGO Power+ SNT2102, it is indeed not as noisy as gas-powered snowblowers and even less noisy than electrical ones too. Unlike gas snow blowers, you also won't get any of the harmful fumes. If you're into the greener option of things, then maybe the EGO Power+ SNT2102 is the snowblower for you.
  • Easy to use controls. When it comes to functionality and ease of use, the EGO Power+ SNT2102 is a superstar. Once you get it up and going, you hardly have to crouch down for anything. Very few snowblowers will get you that kind of start-and-go feeling the way this snowblower does.
  • No strings attached. My favorite feature, maybe even the one that makes this machine recommendable, is that it comes free of any wires and cords. Unlike other electric snowblowers, the EGO Power+ SNT2102 runs on batteries -- making it more maneuverable. If you have read any of my other reviews on electric snowblowers, you'll know that a gripe that I have with electric snowblowers is that you're always looking over your shoulder to see if there's enough cordage left to move forward. Luckily, the EGO Power+ SNT2102 is one such electric snow blower that doesn't come with that nuisance.

Cons

There are the features that, in my opinion, holds the unit back and possibly might put some people off from buying it:

  • It might be a little delicate. Herein comes the reason why the 3-year warranty is a good thing when dealing with this unit. Though I've never had any reason to use the warranty myself, I have read many reviews from buyers who have. It goes without saying that there are a lot of parts, both electrical and mechanical, that go into the makeup of this machine. Certain parts can get damaged and there might be a few times that the machine might simply refuse to start even with fully charged batteries. In cases like this, if you do decide on getting the EGO Power+ SNT2102, you'll need the warranty.
  • Still not as powerful as gas-powered snow blowers. For all its huff and puff, this snowblower was not able to blow the house down. The fact of the matter is, though it is indeed a strong piece of machinery, its batteries hold it back. Powerful as though it may be, the limited battery life means that it cannot be a viable option if you're dealing with anything larger than a medium-size property. Unless you have spare batteries on you at all times, you have to be prepared to go back to your garage every hour and wait for 30 minutes for the batteries to recharge the batteries and continue your work.
  • It's pricy. Most people turn to electric snow blowers because they're generally the cheaper option. The price sported by the EGO Power+ SNT2102 is comparable to that of most gas-powered snow blowers and, in some cases, is even more expensive. If affordability is what you're after then this blower might not be for you.
  • Only lasts for about an hour. Sadly, as stated above, the entire machine is held back by the limited time the batteries let you use it. Had the batteries offered at least 2 hours or even 1 hour and 30 minutes of use, then maybe I could recommend it as an electric snow blower for large properties and heavy use. But with the needs of some people going beyond a 10-car driveway, the constant recharging one would have to do for this machine is probably its greatest weakness.

Review & Final Verdict

Our Score

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!

For other Amazing Electric Snow Blowers, check out our other top recommendations, the Snow Joe SJ625E and the Snow Joe SJ627E.


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About the Author Madison Meyers

Madison Meyers is a Minneapolis native who knows what it takes to survive in the land of 10,000 lakes.

She’s made it her mission to make sure people never have to shovel again by combining her love for snow with the entrepreneurial skills she picked up at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

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