With winter fast approaching, soon the cold weather will bring with it snow, the snow that is pretty for about an hour– until you need to go somewhere. Then, you are left with the arduous task of clearing your walkway, steps, and drive of inches of snow by hand– a task that can take hours.

Thankfully, we scoured the internet to find the 5 best Greenworks snow blowers of 2020, highlighting what each one does best. We also provide a helpful buyer’s guide and FAQ, so you can find the right snow blower from a brand that specializes in electrical outdoor equipment to get you out of the next snow-in.


Comparison Table

1
Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel
Power Source: Cordless

Power: 40V

Width: 12”

Maximum Depth: 6”
2
Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower
Power Source: Cordless

Power: 80V

Width: 20”

Maximum Depth: 10”
3
Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower
Power Source: Corded

Power: 13A

Width: 20”

Maximum Depth: 10”
4
Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower
Power Source: Cordless

Power: 40V

Width: 20”

Maximum Depth: 8”
5
Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower
Power Source: Corded

Power: 10A

Width: 16”

Maximum Depth: 6”

5 Best Greenworks Snow Blowers

Are you having trouble making up your mind on which snowblower is perfect for your needs? Here are 5 top-rated machines you might want to consider.

Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel – Best Cordless Snow Shovel

Greenworks 2601402

Benefits

By far one of the biggest benefits of the Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel is its maneuverability which far exceeds anything that the other models we reviewed can accommodate. Keep in mind, this may seem like a small benefit, but it tackles multiple problems simultaneously. If you have difficulty maneuvering the larger snow blowers on our list, this is a perfect option to counter that difficulty.

Concurrently, the Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel is one of the few snow blowers we encountered that can competently clear steps. Granted, this comes back to bite this snow blower in other contexts, but there is no getting around its unique utility for this purpose. Beyond its maneuverability, the Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel is also fairly powerful with a 40V motor.

Drawbacks

While there are plenty of reasons to like the Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel, it is worth noting that it suits the needs of a smaller sliver of people than most other snow blowers. For example, this snow blower has the narrowest deck on our list with a width of only 12” which significantly reduces the speed with which you can clear a larger pathway. On top of that, its other capacity does not fare much better with its maximum blowing depth tied for the lowest on our list at only 6”. While that may be more than enough for most instances, those who live the farthest north will find it lacking often enough.

Finally, the Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel may come with a powerful 40V motor, but its 30-minute runtime is the shortest on our list. When you combine that with its smaller capacities, it can leave you in a situation where the battery runs out before the job is done.

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Pros
  • Is a cordless snow blower
  • Is easy to maneuver
  • Stores easier than most
  • Is less expensive
Cons
  • Not the largest
  • Is a bare tool

Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower – Best Cordless Snow Thrower

Greenworks 2600402

Benefits

If you have a larger driveway or space to clear and do not want to have to worry about the hassle of cords, the Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower is a great option. However, the most impressive quality of this snow blower is likely its overall power thanks to the use of an 80V motor. While this may not necessarily be the most powerful motor under load on our list, it is easily the most powerful cordless motor we came across. Even better, this cordless snow blower does not suffer from quite as short of runtime as some others we encountered– despite its more powerful motor.

Though this is a larger, bulkier snow blower, the Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower still comes equipped with 6” tires to help you maneuver over bumps and obstacles. As if that were not enough, this snow blower also comes with dual LED lights to help see even in the early morning or early evening.

Drawbacks

Given that this is one of the best-performing snow blowers for larger spaces, some of the drawbacks may be nitpicking, but they can also remove an option from your list. For example, the Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower may provide plenty of power, but it comes at a high cost. Sometimes it is worth paying a bit more to get better performance, but you can find relatively equivalent alternatives– depending on the size of your space. It certainly does not help that the included battery for this snow blower only comes with 2 Ah, though Greenworks sells a battery pack with a larger reserve.

Keep in mind, at 21 ½” wide and 31” deep, the Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower cannot handle smaller surfaces like stairs or narrow passages. On top of that, this snow blower’s weight of 33 lbs might make it difficult for some people to maneuver, despite the 6” tires.

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Pros
  • Is a cordless snow blower
  • Is more powerful
  • Has a 20” width
  • Has a maximum 10” depth
Cons
  • Is more expensive
  • Difficult to maneuver

Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower – Best Corded Snow Thrower

Greenworks 2600502

Benefits

If you have a large space to clear with deep, packed snow, then the Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower might be the only model on our list that can help you. In terms of capacities, this snow blower ties our list with the widest deck that we reviewed at a whopping 20”. However, the Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower doubles down on this capacity by also being able to remove snow up to 10” thick– also tied for the best on our list.

This snow blower can handle all of this snow because of its large 15 ½” impeller which is large enough to suck in snow as fast as you can get to it. Of course, having the capacity is only part of the battle, but the Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower shines through once again as the most powerful model we reviewed with a 13A motor. Even better, you do not have to worry about rushing the job, as this snow blower will not run out of power half-way through.

Drawbacks

While the Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower performs exceptionally well, it is less convenient than many of its contemporaries which forces you to choose between raw power and ease. While this snow blower can handle more and denser packed snow than any other model on our list, it also requires the use of extension cords. On top of that, those with strength or mobility issues might want to look for something a bit more manageable.

The Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower might be powerful, but that power comes in a larger frame which can be more difficult to maneuver. While not quite as heavy as some of the cordless snow blowers we encountered, this model is not light either, tipping the scales at a solid 30 lbs. Finally, while the Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower might be able to take in plenty of snow, its 20’ throw distance is best understood as a maximum and not a standard.

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Pros
  • Is more powerful
  • Has a 20” width
  • Has a maximum 10” depth
  • Is less expensive
Cons
  • Not the best throw
  • Difficult to maneuver

Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower – Best Brushless Snow Thrower

Greenworks 2605302

Benefits

Our final snow blower, the Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower finds a good balance between performance and overall reliability. For example, out of all the larger snow blowers that we reviewed, this is the only model that comes with a brushless motor. This is arguably more important for a snow blower given the difficulty of the conditions in maintaining motor durability.

While it is nothing to brag about, the 40V motor of the Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower is more than capable of plowing through 8” of snow. Even better, this snow blower’s motor can handle a wide berth of snow with a deck that is 20” wide– tied for the widest we reviewed. It also does not hurt that, for a cordless snow blower, the Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower boasts a surprisingly long runtime of 45 minutes.

Drawbacks

Many of the drawbacks that accompany other traditional snow blowers also follow the Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower with a couple of unique snags. In terms of particular issues, the main problem with this snow blower is that it takes 2 hours to recharge the battery. Granted, this long recharge time comes in response to a 6 Ah battery, but the battery does not provide significantly more runtime to justify it.

Like with other traditional snow blowers, this model is a bit too large to maneuver through narrow passages and is the largest model on our list. For anyone who struggles to maneuver larger snow blowers, the fact that the Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower is also the heaviest at 46 lbs does not make it any easier. Finally, this snow blower may be relatively convenient and durable, but it also comes with a hefty price tag.

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Pros
  • Is a cordless snow blower
  • Has a 20” width
  • Has a maximum 8” depth
  • Has a longer runtime
Cons
  • Is more expensive
  • Difficult to maneuver

Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower – Best Corded Snow Shovel

Greenworks 26022

Benefits

Though the Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower may be labeled a snow thrower, it more closely resembles and operates as a snow shovel– albeit a rather large one. This places this snow blower in a middle area where it can perform an overlap of tasks that are normally reserved for one or the other. For example, the Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower is not the largest model on our list but still comes with a sizable 16” wide deck.

Likewise, this is not the most powerful snow blower that we reviewed, but at 10 amps, the motor is more than powerful enough for most jobs. Even better, the Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower also comes with a 14” impeller, allowing it to accommodate a lot of snow before bogging down. As if that were not enough, this snow blower can also throw the snow 25% farther than the other models on our list– though it can only do so in a single direction.

Drawbacks

Ultimately, one of the biggest benefits of the Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower also happens to work against it– being a middle-ground model. While it is larger and more powerful than a standard automatic snow shovel, it is not large or powerful enough to handle extremely large spaces. This lack is most notable when you consider the maximum depth of snow this snow blower can handle which sits at a modest 6”.

Likewise, while the size of the Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower allows you to maneuver it more easily, it is still too large and bulky for clearing stairs. Still, one of the biggest drawbacks of this snow blower is its sled design which sees it snag on all manner of rocks and other obstacles. Of course, as a corded snow blower, this option also tethers you to an extension cord without being quite as powerful as some other corded entries on our list.

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Pros
  • Has solid power
  • Has a 16” width
  • Is easier to maneuver
  • Is less expensive
Cons
  • Not for deep snow
  • Not the easiest to use

Buyers Guide: Things to Consider Before Purchasing the Best Greenworks Snow Blower

Type

Snow Shovel – When you think of a snow blower, you likely think of a large machine that more closely resembles a lawnmower. However, not everyone has large pathways to clear which presents the need for an automatic snow shovel. This type of snow blower is smaller and less powerful than the larger snow thrower but is significantly more maneuverable and can be used to clear steps.

Snow Thrower – This is generally what you likely think of when you think about a snow blower with a large chassis that can plow through a solid amount of snow in a single pass. Snow throwers tend to have wider decks and are more powerful, allowing them to plow through deeper snow. However, these snow blowers are also more difficult to maneuver and can only safely be used for clearing away larger spaces.

Power Source

Corded – When choosing between the power source, you generally have to favor performance or convenience. Out of that choice, a corded power source is the more powerful of the two and performs better when dealing with a lot of snow. However, corded snow blowers also require extension cables which means making sure you have the right gauge as well as preventing it from getting accidentally sucked into the impeller.

Cordless – While corded snow blowers may win in the power department, cordless models are not far behind– at least when you begin using them. Rather than lacking in high-end power, cordless models tend to lose power over time and struggle more when under a significant load. That said, the ability to install a battery pack and use the snow blower without worrying about outlets or wires might be worth the cost.

Power

While this may not necessarily be the most important factor when choosing a snow blower, it is easily high on the list. That said, most snow blowers will get the job done, regardless of their power, but it might take a bit longer for underpowered snow blowers to clear the same area as a more powerful model.

It is also worth noting that corded snow blowers rate the power of their motor in amps, while cordless snow blowers rate their motors in volts. Also, a big part of what makes corded snow blowers perform better than cordless models under load is the ability to provide a consistent stream of electricity to the motor without running out of juice.

Capacity

While most people look at the capacities of a snow blower as bigger is better, there are plenty of situations where getting the right size is more important than simply getting the biggest. For example, if you need to remove snow from your steps, a large, hulking snow blower will be extremely unwieldy and risk damaging the snow blower more than clearing the steps.

That said, if you need to clear a driveway, you do not want to spend multiple hours making numerous passes and taking as much time as if you had shoveled it by hand. Still, more than the width of the deck, the maximum depth of a snow blower is the most important capacity as this will ultimately limit a snow blower’s ultimate effectiveness.


FAQ

What About Ice or Packed Snow?

Sadly, most snow blowers, even powerful gas-powered models, are not able to break through the ice, though there are consumer ice-breakers available. As far as packed snow goes, it depends on how the snow is packed and how powerful of a snow blower you have at your disposal.

If the snow packs down due to the snow thawing and then refreezing, you may have trouble regardless of the type of power of the snow blower you use. However, if the snow is simply packed due to its natural weight and composition, a powerful snow blower should be more than capable of handling packed snow.

What to Watch Out For?

If you have a gravel driveway, you need to be especially careful with a snow blower as gravel and other objects can get sucked into the impeller. Not only can these objects clog the snow blower, but they can also damage the components and potentially void a warranty if you are not careful.

Depending on the model, you may be able to install snow skids on your snow blower which raises the lip of the snow blower off of the ground to prevent this issue. Also, consider how much a battery pack might add to the cost of a cordless snow blower if the model does not already come with one.

What to Look For?

Outside of the primary considerations covered in the buyer’s guide, you should also look at a snow blower’s chute as well as throw distance. The throw distance is important as a short throw distance will necessitate you throwing the snow multiple times and may even cause it to surpass the snow blower’s maximum depth.

The chute may be able to help with this as some models allow you to change the direction of the throw, helping you ensure that you do not have to make multiple passes. After the throw distance and chute, LED lights can be incredibly convenient when you need to clear a path in dim or dark conditions– a common occurrence during heavy snowstorms.


Summary/Conclusion

In the end, the best Greenworks snow blowers will mean something different depending on your specific needs and situation. For example, if you only need a light-duty automatic snow shovel for clearing your walkway and steps, the Greenworks 2601402 Snow Shovel is a lightweight and inexpensive option.

On the other hand, if you need something that can handle a little bit more snow but still comes at an inexpensive cost, the Greenworks 26022 Snow Thrower is a great middle ground. Of course, some situations call for a heavy-duty snow blower with plenty of power which is when you should turn to the Greenworks 2600502 Snow Thrower.

That said, finding a way to balance the power of a larger snow thrower with the convenience of a cordless model comes with the Greenworks 2600402 Pro Snow Thrower. Finally, if you want convenience and durability but do not need top-tier power, the Greenworks 2605302 Snow Thrower is an ideal choice.


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