This two-stage, gas-powered Craftsman has a 26-inch clearing width and comes with electric start. It also has single-lever chute control.
The Craftsman 88694 is part of the Snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Snow blower models like the 88694 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Width: The snow blower's clearing width, or swath, in inches.
Removal speed: How quickly models could remove snow without laboring; We push single-stage machines as quickly as possible before the machine labors.
Plow pile removal: How quickly the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.