Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 is a battery powered snow blower for light duty jobs. It has 1200 W brushless motor and 4-blade rubbed tipped steel auger with 18 inch clearing width and 10 inch clearing depth. According to Snow Joe it can clear up to 700 lbs of snow per minute.
As previously mentioned this unit is for light duty jobs. It deals with light, fluffy snow pretty well. Depending on how light it’s it handles anywhere between 5-10 inches of it with ease. If the snow is heavy unit will likely start to struggle with more than 5” – it will still do the job but you will have to push it a lot slower.
Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 isn’t really suited for wet snow but can handle a little bit of it – like 3-4 inches before it really starts to struggle.
For the most part it’s sufficient for light duty jobs but for heavy snowfalls you will need something more powerful. With that being said it performs better than Greenworks 2605302 40V 20’’ snow blower.
Since Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 is very lightweight (39 lbs) it’s easy to maneuver. It’s easy to push in most conditions too except deeper snow where it starts require some effort.
Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 comes with two 48V 4.0 Ah batteries. How long they last depends on conditions but generally you can expect to get around 20 minutes from a single charge which isn’t that much. They also take about 2 hours to fully charge.
Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 assembly is very simple and takes just a couple minutes to complete because the unit is shipped almost fully assembled. You can examine assembly process in this assembly instructions video (or just follow it if you already purchased Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18):
Chute is adjustable with a level by 180 degrees.
Unit has 2W led headlight for nighttime snow removal.
Why choose Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 over a gas snow blower?
Although Joe 24V-X2-SB18 isn’t nearly as powerful as gas powered snow blowers it has some advantages too. First of all it’s inexpensive compared to them. It’s also a lot lighter and smaller making it easier to use and store. You also don’t have to deal with things like maintenance, tune ups, fumes, start-up problems etc.
Snow Joe 24V-X2-SB18 48-Volt iON+ cordless snow blower isn’t very powerful and depletes batteries fast but it’s easy to use, not that expensive and is sufficient for light duty jobs. So whether it’s a good snow blower entirely depends on how you will use it.