|

Snow blowers

Snow Joe iON18SB
 
Price range:
$398.00 - $399.99
Price it button
Summary: This battery-powered Snow Joe has an 18-inch clearing width and comes with electric start. It also has a headlight.
Dividing line
Community icon2 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Single-stage battery snow blowers
About - Snow Joe iON18SB

The Snow Joe iON18SB is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the iON18SB 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.
Features & Specs - Snow Joe iON18SB
info Engine size 40 volt
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds No
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.) 2
More features and specs
User Reviews - Snow Joe iON18SB
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Father of modern snow blowing
1/21/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Lightweight
Maneuverable
Cons
Can't Handle Wet Snow
Best Uses
Driveway
Fresh Snow
Comment:
So despite the CR review, I decided to buy the Snow Joe cordless. Best investment this year. It's is a excellent snow-blower for mid-size jobs, but it can be used for larger jobs after multiple battery recharges. It however does not scrap ice. I have a huge driveway. It threw the snow at least 20 feet. Very cool directional chute - It's automatic and easy to change the direction where the snow goes. A+, very happy owner.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good First Step for Rechargeable Blowers
1/4/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Lightweight
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
SIDEWALK
Yard
Comment:
This is not the Tesla of snowblowers but it is better than the CR 23 score. I live about 20 miles north of Chicago and a block from the lake. We get some snow here. I live on a corner lot, so have a lot of sidewalk. Not much driveway though. I also use the Sno Joe to clear paths in the backyard for the dogs to go outside and do their thing. I've owned the iON since November and used it quite a few times. Only once could I not do all this on one charge, that was the first time through on about eight inches.<br />The Sno Joe tosses the snow a reasonable distance, although creates quite a cloud with lighter snow. It gets to the sidewalk pretty easily, it does not chip up ice. It is light weight and I can easily lift it over a frozen-shut four foot fence gate. It is as quiet as a vacuum.<br />It takes a couple of passes to clear the plow pile at the foot of the driveway. I'd like a bigger battery, or a less expensive back up. It takes about three hours to recharge a discharged battery. I use a bungee cord to keep the battery compartment shut. Most of the body appears to be made of plastic. Can't guess as to reliability but if I get three seasons out of it that should take us to the next generation and an even better product.<br />If you have a large driveway or you like to help the neighbors this might not be the snow blower for you. I bought the Sno Joe because I wanted another battery operated yard tool. I own the B&D battery powered lawn mower, leaf blower, and trimmer. I don't want a can of gas in the garage, I want quiet, and I want no exhaust. The Sno Joe delivers on those and clears the snow.<br />I paid full price for this product.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more