If you need one of the best snow blowers without paying a lot of money, the PowerSmart HB2421 is currently down to just $198.99 at Walmart – a claimed saving of $171 on the usual $369.99 selling price.
It's definitely a saving, but it's not quite as brilliant a deal as Walmart suggests: if you pop over to the PowerSmart website you'll see the same model with a listed recommended retail of $249, not $369 – and right now it's listed at just a dollar more expensive than Walmart, with a price of $199.99 before tax.
Nevertheless, fifty bucks off the usual sticker price is still a good deal and it's some $30 cheaper than any discounted price we can find for this model elsewhere.
This is a tool-only listing, so you'll also need to get a battery and charger if you don't already have compatible ones. PowerSmart, like many manufacturers, now designs its cordless products on the basis of sharing batteries between multiple tools in order to save you money and reduce e-waste.
PowerSmart HB2421 40V 21" Single Stage Cordless Snow Blower:
was $369.99, now $198.99 – save $171 at Walmart
Take the original selling price with a pinch of salt: the manufacturer says that in tool only form, which is the version of the product being sold here, the suggested retail is normally $50 more rather than $171 more. But it's still a decent deal on a solid snow blower. This price is for the blower only; you'll need to provide your own battery and charger.
Price check: Amazon n/a | PowerSmart $199.99
Alternative pick: PowerSmart 21-inch gas powered Snow Blower | $319 at Walmart
PowerSmart 40V 21'' Single Stage Cordless Snow Blower: key features
This PowerSmart Snow Blower has a brushless motor for added performance, and its no-load endurance mode enables it to run for up to 40 minutes on a single charge. It'll throw snow a distance of up to 30 feet and the chute rotates up to 180 degrees so the snow goes where you want it to.
The clearing width is 21 inches, clearing depth is 12.5 inches and the auger is made of rubber and metal for increased durability. 21 inch clearing width is quite impressive for this price: we've seen blowers costing a lot more that don't clear as widely, and of course that means more time spent clearing.
In a nice touch there's an LED lightbar to improve your visibility, and the handles fold so you can store your snow blower more easily when you're done.
The main selling point here is, of course, cordless convenience: because this snow blower is electric it's quieter than a gas powered blower and doesn't produce that recognisable gas-powered smoke and smell either. And because it's cordless rather than corded it can go anywhere without you having to find an outlet or run a long extension cable.
The use of a battery is also the downside, because this particular model doesn't come with one: it's part of the PowerSmart range that uses the same battery across multiple tools, which is great if you already have a PowerSmart battery but if not, you'll need to get that separately.
If you expect to be clearing a lot of snow for a lot of time, you might want to invest in two batteries so that you can keep going even after the first battery is out of power.
More snow blower deals
- Amazon: Snow blowers at Amazon.com
- Best Buy: Snow blowers and shovels at Best Buy
- The Home Depot: All snow blower deals
- Lowe's: Snow blowers at Lowes.com
- Target: Snow removal at Target
The retailers (above) are often a great choice for finding a wide array of yard equipment, like snow blower deals, both full price and discounted year-round, from great brands like Greenworks, BLACK+DECKER (and more). These sites also have chainsaw deals and lawn mower deals so if you're looking ahead to get the yard ready for spring, then check out the early Presidents' Day sales.