Retire Your Shovel This Winter With The Skil Single-Stage Snow Blower
We might be based in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we’re biased against snow blowers! We’ve got our hands on the first ever Skil 40V Single-Stage Snow Blower so you can decide if it’s the best fit for your Wintertime arsenal.
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Using The Skil Single Stage Snow Blower
- Snow Throw: 30 ft.
- No-Load Speed: 2000 RPM
- Stage: Single-stage
- Max Clearing Width: 20 in.
- Chute Rotation: 180°
- Deflector Adjustment: 0-48°
- Drive Type: Push
- Motor: Brushless
The Skil 40V single stage snow blower is the first of its kind for the brand. When it comes to power, this snow blower’s impeller spins up to 2,000 RPMs and casts snow up to 30 feet. The 20-inch x 10.5-inch opening lets you quickly clear away snow buildup from sidewalks and driveways with ease.
Out of the box, there is a little assembly required. It’s not terribly complex and should only take you about 10 minutes, and requires minimal tools. The only parts you assemble are the handle, chute, chute direction lever, wheels, and a cable clip. You just need a Phillips head screwdriver to help out.
The controls are very incredibly simple on this snow blower, especially if you’re already familiar with battery-powered lawn mowers. Press down on the red safety button and then pull down on the presence bar to activate the paddle. When you’re finished, simply release the presence bar to shut off the brushless motor.
The adjustable chute rotates 180° using the directional guide rod. Just push the guide rod 90° left and right to rotate the chute. You can also adjust the throw angle up to 48° to get the maximum distance. It has a ratcheting motion that lets you push it to a more downward angle. Push the spring-loaded release to bring it back up. The pivoting area of the chute feels like it can use reinforcement to strengthen it up a bit. Wetter, heavier snow may force it to flex some.
Skil Single Stage Snow Blower Design Notes
- Model: Skil SB2001C-10
- Power Source: Skil 40V battery
- Weight: 35 lbs.
- Intake Height: 10.5 in.
- Auger Diameter: 7 in.
- Chute Material: Plastic
- Paddle Material: Metal frame rubber auger
As we mentioned before, this snow blower has a pretty straightforward design. The grip stands 38-1/2 inches tall and offered a very comfortable resting height for my hands. Unlike some of the more premium models, the SB2001C is not self-propelled. However, it only weighs 35 pounds and the 8-inch wheels allow it to easily roll over bumps and debris.
When it comes to storage in the off season, Skil made this pretty easy too. The handle folds down and makes the overall profile a little smaller so it’ll take up less space in your shed or garage.
If you’re clearing snow in low light conditions, such as early mornings or evenings, Skil included a single LED headlight to help you out.
- Compatible with all Skil PWRCore 40 batteries
- IPX4 rated
Skil Single Stage Snow Blower Price
This snow blower retails for $349 as a bare tool and as a kit for $399. The kit includes a PWRCore 40V 6Ah battery and charger. Skil backs it with a 5-year warranty, but you must register your tool within 30-days of purchase.
The Bottom Line
Skil’s 40V single stage snow blower is a great option if you’re looking to retire your manual snow shovel this season. While it doesn’t have the performance capabilities as some of the premium two-stage self-propelled models, it doesn’t have the premium price tag either. Grab it if you’re looking for a high-value cordless snow blower for the upcoming Winter season.