|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Impeller Diameter:||9 in.|
|Intake Height (In.):||13|
|Color and Styling:|
|Auger Type:||Rubber Paddle|
|Clearing Width (In.):||21|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||98.0|
|Number of Stages:||Single stage|
|Single Hand Control:||No|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Handles Fold For Easy Storage:||Yes|
|Variable Trigger Speed:||No|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||179|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||8" x 2" wheels|
|Maximum Chute Rotation:||190 deg.|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||2 Year Limited Warranty|
Ratings & Reviews
21" 179cc Single-Stage Electric Start Snowblower Clears with Ease
Winter often brings heavy snows, but the Craftsman 21" 179cc single-stage electric start snowblower is here to ensure that you don't have to do any backbreaking shoveling. This powerful little machine works even in deep, wet snow. Just start the machine with a push of a button and clear snow straight down to the pavement on your sidewalk or paved driveway. A self-propelling mechanism helps take the weight off of the job.
Enjoy the freedom of not mixing oil and gas in this 21" 179cc single-stage electric start snowblower. The four-cycle OHV engine has separate reservoirs for gasoline and oil, simplifying the maintenance process while improving fuel economy. The Snow Claw auger breaks up clumps and sends snow flying to exactly where you need it through the 190-degree adjustable chute. An electric start ensures that you can fire it up instantly every time, no matter how cold it gets. The two-year limited warranty ensures that you'll love your purchase.
- The Craftsman 21" 179cc single-stage electric start snowblower is ideal for up to a six-car driveway, easily keeping all your pavement clear
- Snow Claw auger ensures that pavement gets completely cleared of snow, ensuring you don't have to clean up any missed snow
- Durable 8"x2" wheels make it easy to move the snowblower when not in use
- Auger pushes the machine forward whenever it's in use so all you have to do is steer
- Mitten-grip starter handle lets you put the machine to use without removing your gloves
- Ergonomic handle makes it easier to steer and grip, giving you the best possible control while moving snow
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
This machine is good, so long as you keep the high wear items fresh. BTW - Those wear items are on backorder and at this rate of consumption will effectively cause almost a complete re-purchase on an annualized basis. Bummer... Please learn from my mistake. If you have a long driveway as I do (150') do not bother with a toy. Spend a grand up front for a decent 2 stage that will not eat paddles and scrapers every 3-4 weeks like this one does.
Forest Lake, MN
Actually ran fine for first couple of uses. Following winter (use number three) the unit would not start. Finally got it to run with keeping the choke on full. I suspect the carb is gunked up from varnish, but more likely a poor design in the carburation. Never had this problem with any other snowblower I have ever owned. So what is the "two year limited warranty"? Can anyone find it on the website?
Bought it for my sister in law to use as it is easy, light and powerful enough for house sidewalks. Too bad the discharge chute control handle and spin platform are flinsy plastic that broke after 3 uses! The rest of it doesnt seem well built either. I bought it with one of their bigger machines which also seems cheap and flimsy. Parts are very difficult to get I was told by my local small engine shop, as the warranty is almost up. Have an old heavy all-metal one form the 1970's that just won't quit though, although the engine is wearing. Don;t recommend buying any of the new Craftsman power equipment, gas or electric. I also have a Crapman belt sander that snapped the belt and those parts are not available. No more Craftsman for me. Or B&D; their stuff is cheap made-you-know-where junk too.
The manual does not state how many ounces of oil the unit requires to run properly. It only states to obtain a median line on a dip stick between a high and low mark. Unfortunately, the dip stick is useless. It comes out with a smear every time. There is never a line which is oil on one side and dry on the other. Therefore, a neophyte user must hazard a guess as to how much oil to put in. If not enough, then the engine will seize and the machine will be worthless, and the user will be held responsible for the damage, service protection plan not withstanding.
Unfortunately this snow thrower has an issue with carburetor. I bought it brand new, After one use and treated with sta-bil gas stabilizer it did not start the next year. I been told that it need a new carburetor. After researching on this forum, I found the same issue with others. You have to drain the tank and run dry the carburetor after each use.
Purchased three months ago. Heavy as all get out, but worked like a champ with more torque power than my old 2-cycle unit. But after three uses, with a new gas can and new unleaded (not ethanol) fuel), it wouldn't start. Took it to Sears repair center. A week later got a call that carburetor required REPLACEMENT because it was "clogged with stale fuel". It would not be in warranty, cost to repair $114.73. Called service center and since it was so new, I was offered to remove the labor and pay only $49.74 just for the part. I asked how to avoid this problem in the future. Was told I should run fuel out of the product after every use, use fuel less than 30 days old, fuel stabilizer doesn't tend to work, and the problem is largely because of additives to gasoline sold by gas stations. Seriously? I have to buy "the right kind of gas" and in any case run it empty after every use and anticipate if it will snow in the next 30 days or else dump my 30+ day old gas?
This snowblower 4 cycle engine is it's strong point. It has excellent power and starts easily whether you go electric or Manual start. It thrown great if snow is powder but not so good in wet or heavy snow. I broke the belt attacking heavy wet snow, but to my surprise belt replacement was very easy. Do the maintenance and drain the gas after the snow season. It's a good product overall.
I have to admit, online this unit does not look like much but looks can be deceiving! As you all know we had Storm Nemo and the blower did not let me down. 12 inches plus of snow was easily cleared away. Make sure you follow the instructions and you will never have a problem with the unit. DO NOT Leave this outside in the cold after blowing. Good luck!