Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX review

The Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX is best for light snowfall over small areas

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

A powerful and simple to use snow blower that’ll get the job done in no time


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    Simple to use

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    Good run time


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    Very heavy

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    Front rather than side dispersion

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We've researched the latest snow blowers, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the best snow blowers around. Here's everything you need to know about the Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX Cordless Electric Snow Blower.

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX: What you need to know

The Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX cordless snow shovel is a powerful, quiet machine that runs for 45 minutes between charges, and shifts snow to a distance of up to 20 feet. Its powerful motor clears snow up to a height of around four inches, and the ergonomic design makes it pretty easy to maneuver in the snow. It’s ideal for decked areas, small driveways and patios. 

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX: Price?

This model is currently only on sale for $277 at Home Depot, so there are no other comparison points for price. However, compared to similar models, this machine comes in at a reasonable price.

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX: Features

Key specs

Dimensions: 60.5 x 14 x 12-inches
Weight: 19.7lbs
Run time: 45 minutes
Charge time: 30 minutes
Clearing Depth: Up to 4-inches
Clearing Width: 12-inches
Warranty: 5 Years

With a 45-minute run time, this has a pretty good charge. It should see you right for as much time as you can stand to blow snow before needing to head back inside for a cup of coffee and a thaw! To re-charge you’ll need 30 minutes. 

It’ll throw that pesky snow up to 20 feet, and has a 12-inch clearing width. The motor is positioned at the bottom of the machine, which gives it greater traction and makes it easier to control. It has push-button start, so it doesn’t require any effort to get it going. 

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX: Design

The Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX cordless snow shovel is easy to store, and it’s also comfortable to use as it’s ergonomically designed. Anything that makes shoveling snow easier is a plus, right?

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX: Performance

This model can be used on pretty much any surface, but as it’s one of the smaller models it’s really going to do a number on decked areas, patios or walkways rather than a mile-long driveway. 

The run time is pretty good at 45 minutes, but if you need to keep going past that, you could always buy a second battery so you don’t have to worry about charging it halfway through the job. 

Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX: User Reviews

At Home Depot the model scored highly on quality and ease of use, with value also coming in as a real plus point. Overall it scored 5 out of 5; the only complaint was a lack of features, but nothing specific. One user said he shovels stairs and entryways for 45 homes in Colorado, and what normally took him hours to complete, only takes two hours with the Snapper XD 12” 82-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Snow Blower. He liked that the Snapper is well built and has a strong motor. Another user says he used the machine for the first time on 15 inches of snow and it worked ‘like magic’. He says it ‘saved his back’ even though it’s heavy.

Should you buy the Snapper XD 82-Volt MAX snow blower?

If you’ve got a lot of snow to shift and not much time in which to shift it, go right ahead.

Juliette Wills

As a journalist, Juliette began her career writing about her first love - football. She was a columnist for The Guardian, contributing editor at lad’s mag loaded and then veered into writing about Formula One. These days Juliette divides her time between journalism and copywriting. She's also TopTenReviews' resident space heater and electric fireplace expert.