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Mar 29

Snow Blower Reviews: WORX WG650 18-Inch 13 Amp Electric Snow Thrower

It is certainly a nightmare to wake up in the morning and see that your house has been blocked by thick snow. It will certainly take you hours to clear the snow using a shovel and you certainly do not have this much time especially on a weekday. The ideal solution here would be the use of a snow blower. I own a small hotel in the mountains of British Columbia and I have used such machines for years. They have never failed me even in the most critical situation. I believe this is because I have a hunch for choosing such devices. That is why I decided to review some popular models like the WORX WG650 18-Inch 13 Amp electric snow blower.

In this snow blower review, I will evaluate its features and capabilities in detail. I will also identify the main benefits and drawbacks of the product so that you can make an effective comparison. I will share my opinion with you and try to be as objective as possible.

Product Description

WORX WG650 works with a 13-amp electric motor. The main features of the model include a cleverly designed steel auger, electric start, wheels, adjustable handle and chute. The foldable handle allows for easy transportation and storage. The capabilities of the machine are comparable to those of other models in the same class. In general, WORX is one of the leading manufacturers of professional and DIY tools and machines so you can expect good quality from all of their products. Let’s focus on this specific one now.

WORX WG650 Electric Snow Blower

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Features of the WORX WG650 Electric Snow Blower

The 13-amp electric motor of this WORX electric snow blower is the main feature worth your attention. The motor is sufficiently powerful and this is an important benefit. The fact that it uses electricity automatically provides for smooth operation and lower maintenance. You will agree with me that electric motors are less messy to handle compared to their gas counterparts. The electric start is another highly valuable feature, at least for me.

The auger of the machine is made from steel. This means that it will not rust or get deformed ever after years of use. In addition, the auger has rubber tips so that it can work more efficiently when picking up the snow. I like this clever solution quite a lot.

The chute has standard width and can be rotated at 180 degrees. The rotation range is quite good. It allows you to set the chute in the best direction given the specifics of the area which you are cleaning. The chute direction control is mounted at the handlebar for greater convenience. The chute adjusters are oversized and this is one benefit that I appreciate highly. You can easily adjust the chute when you are wearing thick winter gloves. You do not have to take them off and risk getting a cold.

The adjustable handle is another feature of the WORX WG650 snow thrower which I find particularly useful. The handle can be adjusted to three different positions. You can readily choose the most appropriate height for you so that you can enjoy maximum convenience and comfort and eliminate the risk of back strain. The handle is foldable as well. This means that you can easily move the machine from one area to another and store is conveniently in your garage, basement or another suitable storage area.

The wide yet compact wheels of this snow thrower make it more maneuverable and easier to control at the same time. You will certainly enjoy greater stability when working. Furthermore, you will move faster and get the job done more quickly.

Capabilities

This snow thrower has single stage operation. The auger picks up the snow and throws it directly through the chute on the top of the machine. This means that the model is safe to use on all kinds of hard surfaces made from a homogenous material such as concrete or asphalt. However, if it is used to clear the snow from a gravel surface, it may pick up small pieces of gravel and throw them directly out of the chute and this poses certain safety risks.

The clearing path which the WORX snow thrower has is 18 inches wide and 10 inches tall. The width is sufficiently large to make the cleaning of driveways, walkways and sidewalks possible with just a few passes. The height is quite good as well.

Suitability

Both home owners and businesses with small premises will find this snow thrower to be a good solution for their snow problems during the winter. The machine is quite compact and powerful so any person can use it to clear the snow from walkways, driveways and sidewalks with just a few passes. This particular model is an excellent choice for individuals and businesses in areas where there are no heavy snow falls and long lasting snow storms. It is perfectly suited for smooth flat surfaces which do not get a very high snow cover during the winter.

Pros

The main benefits of WORX WG650 are:

  • Compact and light
  • Easy and comfortable to use
  • Easy to store
  • Good productive efficiency
  • Versatility and flexibility
  • Durable
  • One-year warranty

Cons

This snow thrower does not have many drawbacks. Here are the ones which I found:

  • The machine may be a bit difficult to assemble for some. This is not a major drawback, however. You can always get help from the user guide and from the manufacturer’s customer support service. In general, this product is designed for DIY use and professional assembly is not required.
  • You will need a heavy duty power cord, which is designed to withstand the freezing temperatures of the winter months and moisture as well, in order to power the motor. Again, this is not a serious issue, but you will have to shop for such a cord separately and make a considerable investment in it.

Conclusion

This review finds the WORX WG650 18-Inch 13 Amp electric snow thrower to be a great machine for clearing snow from outdoor traffic areas. It does a good job thanks to its powerful motor and features. It is easy to handle and to use. It requires basic maintenance and care. It is of good quality so you can expect it to keep performing well in the long term.

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