Toro 38361 Electric Power Shovel Review

Toro 38361 is electric snow shovel with 7.5 amp motor that can move up to 300 pounds of snow per minute. It has clearing width of 12 inches and intake height of 6. Can an electric snow thrower that’s this cheap be any good? Let’s find out!


Performance

Toro 38361 is not a proper replacement for a snow blower but its a lot better for light duty jobs than shoveling.

It handles 6-8 inches of light snow surprisingly well. If the snow is deeper you will have to do two or more passes because of small intake height.

It does struggle in wet snow though. It might handle couple inches of it just fine but more than that and it will likely clog up a lot.

It throws snow around 15 feet – not bad, however it throws it high in the air and only straight forward meaning it can throw some snow in your face especially if it’s powdery in windy conditions.


Ergonomics

Toro 38361 is pretty easy to use. It weighs just 13.5 pounds (6.1 kg) so it’s not burdensome or tiring to use. Length and angle of the handle are adjustable however if you are tall it might not adjust tall enough for optimal comfort.


Cord

Toro 38361 electric snow thrower is cord powered. You need to use a appropriate cord for it to perform properly.

Use 16 gauge wire for up to 100 feet and 12 gauge for over 100 feet.


Certifications

Toro 38361 electric snow shovel is UL Listed meaning it meets UL’s published and nationally recognized standards for safety


Conclusions

Using Toro 38361 for light snow falls is so much better than shoveling but it’s not adequate for heavy duty jobs so it’s not a proper replacement for snow blower.

Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 amp Electric Snow Thrower Details/Specs:

  • Type: Electric corded
  • Clearing Width: 12″
  • Intake Height: 6″
  • Plowing capacity: up to 300 lbs per minute
  • Motor: 7.5 amp
  • Stage: Single
  • Weight: 13.5 pounds
  • Certifications:
    • UL Listed

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