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Honda HS928K1WA snow blower

 
Approximate retail price:
$2,473.03
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Summary: This two-stage, gas-powered Honda snow blower has a headlight and a 28-inch clearing width.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Honda HS928K1WA

The Honda HS928K1WA is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the HS928K1WA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.

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Features & Specs - Honda HS928K1WA
info Engine size 270cc
info Electric start No
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering No
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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5.0
I have had the 828 for 19 winters
2/2/2015
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Easy to Start
Superior Speed Control
Throws Far
Throws Slush
Throws Wet Snow
Cons
Difficult to maneuver
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Yard
Comment:
This review is of the HS828, which I've had for 19 winters. I did not get the electric start because the salesman told me it would be a waste of money; he was right; my 14 year old 100 lb daughter could pull start it (usually on the first or second try). I bought the HS828 to replace a very good Craftsman 3 speed snowblower that wore out after many years of commercial service.<br /><br />The HS928K looks identical to mine except it has a larger engine. I have never used an HS928K. Everything written below is about an HS828. The HS828 has been used for perhaps 10 - 15 hours / per year.<br /><br />Bottom Line:<br /><br />I would buy this again in a heartbeat. It cost about twice the competition in 1996, and has proven to be worth every penny.<br /><br />What I like:<br /><br />Can throw heavy, wet snow with ease<br />Can throw slush pretty well<br />Can throw light snow 20 - 30 feet<br />Variable speed transmission alone is worth the purchase price: you can instantly and smoothly go from dead stop to any speed forward or reverse. <br />Thanks to the variable speed transmission, plow piles are a relative breeze compared to my old snowblower.<br />Reliable: all I've done in 19 years is change the oil, sparkplug, grease the chute, and put air in the tires.<br />Auger and drive controls are well thought out.<br /><br />What I don't like:<br /><br />It doesn't have wheel lock turning, so I do have to muscle it around a bit (the variable speed transmission helps somewhat. My daughter used it, but she had a tough time maneuvering it.).<br />It doesn't have heated handles.<br />It doesn't have a light (the option exists, but it wasn't mentioned)<br />It is very loud (hearing protection highly recommended)<br />It was expensive.<br /><br />Thoughts:<br /><br />The auger and drive are two different controls, but if you turn on the auger then turn on the drive, the drive control keeps them both on, allowing you to use your left hand hand to keep the machine throwing snow and driving, and the other hand to control the drive speed (using the variable transmission) or chute direction. If you let go (or fall down), the auger and drive immediately stop. I am comfortable with this, and was comfortable allowing my daughter to use this. <br /><br />The chute height and direction are controlled by different handles; I rarely find this a problem, but I suppose it could be more convenient if one knob controlled both. <br /><br />My 14 year old 100 lb daughter could use it, but she had a tough time maneuvering it.<br /><br />Make sure you have spare sheer pins on hand. Hitting frozen newspapers and/or rocks will break them (as they should).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Unstoppable
10/8/2014
Pros
Powerful
Throws Far
Unstoppable
Cons
Difficult To Steer
Heavy
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Yard
Comment:
Yes I would recommend this to anyone but it has a few issues to be considered.<br /><br />It is a beast and goes through snow like a hot knife through butter! It's almost too powerful (if there is such a thing). Well built and does the job.<br /><br />Cons:<br /><br />Hard to maneuver. You have to be strong to make this machine go where you want it to go. Once it is going in the right direction nothing slows it down.<br /><br />For the premium price it should have more premium features like: heated hand grips, led light and be much quieter,
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Puzzled by your review
2/16/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Yard
Comment:
Your review of the Honda snowblower puzzles me. We live on the South shore of Lake Superior and get over 250 of snow per year. Most people here have a snow blower. Often people will stop & ask what kind of snowblower throws snow that far. I've owned a 928 for over 27 years and wouldn't have any other brand. It's manual ease of starting (never more than 2 pulls, usually just 1), distance it throws snow (much farther especially wet snow) and the hydrostatic drive (no gears) just can't be beat. It does cost more but will more than pay off in the long run.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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