Snow Joe SJ620 is electric snow blower that has 13.5 amp motor and can move up to 650 lbs of snow per minute with its 4 blade steel auger that has 18 inch clearing width and 10 inch clearing depth.
If you expect Snow Joe SJ620 to be as powerful as gas snow blowers you will be disappointed – because it’s not. Yet, those who believe that electric snow blowers are useless will be pleasantly surprised by Snow Joe SJ620.
It handles 8-10 inches of regular, light snow very well. Can it handle more? Yes it can! But it might require extra effort as SJ620 might start to struggle a bit forcing you to go at snow slower.
Can it handle wet, slushy snow? It kinda can. 4 to 5 inches of wet snow isn’t a big challenge for SJ620 but more than that and it can start to struggle although it often manages to handle 8 inches of wet snow reasonably well too.
Snow Joe says it will throw snow up to 20 feet – which it seems to do it in perfect conditions when snow is not too light nor too heavy. How far it throws snow also depends on angle of the chute – it throws snow furthest when pointed straight forward and the more you rotate it the less far it will be thrown.
In person Snow Joe SJ620 looks a bit pathetic compared to large gas snow blowers – it’s small, plasticky and leaves impression it can’t handle anything.
It’s mainly built from plastic but vital parts are made from durable materials like auger which is made from steel. Even the plastic parts should last as long as you use the unit with reasonable care.
Snow Joe SJ620 is very easy to use because of it’s small size and weight (it weighs just 31.5 pounds). Pushing it doesn’t require much effort unless you are pushing it into deep, dense, heavy snow.
Chute rotates 180 degrees via conveniently placed lever. SJ620 is ETL approved.
Snow Joe SJ620 isn’t a complete substitute to a gas snow blower but it’s sufficient in most conditions.
Snow Joe SJ620 Electric Single Stage 18-Inch Snow Thrower /w 13.5 Amp Motor Specs/Details:
- Type: Electric corded
- Motor: 13.5 Amp
- Plowing capacity: up to 650 lbs/min
- No-load speed: 2,450 RPM
- Clearing width: 18 inches
- Intake height/clearing depth: 20 inches
- Chute rotation: 180 degrees
- Weight: 31.5 pounds