Craftsman 21'' 179cc* Single-Stage Snowblower w/ Electric StartItem# 07188780000 | Model# 88780
|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
Delivered on time, easy assembly. Works well but does not always start with the pull cord, a few time I had to connect the electric start to get it going., but once on it delivers well.
Grabbed this the day before winter storm "Pax" 2/13/14 on clearance at my local KMart in Pennsylvania. Brought it home, poured in the 20oz bottle of oil, added fresh gas and she started right up after 3 pumps on the primer & 2 pulls. Lots of power, fairly quiet and easy to maneuver around the cars in my driveway. It's much heavier than my old Lawn Boy 2-cycle 320R single stage, but throws the snow much farther and is also much quieter. After reading some of the comments regarding gummed up carburetors because of the Ethanol in todays gas, I plan on adding some B&S fuel treatment/stabilizer to the tank before next start-up.
Kansas City, MO
From the get-go the lever that rotates the chute and directs the snow has been creaky then croaked out. Sears has worked on twice. No help. Note in looking at reviews others have had this problem. Sear repair person says same. I'm so sorry we bought this.
Rising Sun, MD
I did a lot of research before I purchased this snowblower. We have had 4 snowstorms in the past few weeks and it has been doing great. It is definitely built for light to medium weight snow. If you use it right, it can pick up what's been plowed into the driveway but you have to do that a couple of inches at a time. The most recent storm came with rain, ice, and heavy snow. It did great on the sidewalks and driveway but not too great with clearing on the street to get the cars out (but that was not snow? it was slush, ice and water?) I give this machine a thumbs up. Haven't needed to use the electric start yet cause the pull fires up the engine just fine. A few good pulls and the engine roars. I would definitely recommend buying the protection plan? If you don't have a sears nearby make sure you purchase the IN-Home Repair. The Auger on the machine somehow came apart and I will be bringing it in to have it repaired. Hoping it doesn't take too long to get it back, 'cause I foresee more snow. This snowblower has saved my back!!! And gives me more time to play with my kids. Definitely recommend for light to medium use.
Same problems as others. First unit started spitting oil all over after second use, returned. Have to replace plastic scraper every few uses. It is double sided so it can be spun around once which brings it up to seven or so uses. I didn't notice this at first so the metal housing is broken, i added some bolts to keep it together. Also have had carberator issues. Also plastic handle to adjust chute angle broke. Craftsman products have done nothing but gone downhill. I had a craftsman mower i used for one season and returned because the wheel height adjustment would change while mowing. Got a troybuilt with Honda engine from ***** and used for five seasons without an issue. It was cheaper as well. Other issues with craftsman as well. Don't have the time or energy to deal with crappy products. It's a shame, but i don't make money to throw it away. NO MORE CRAFTSMAN!!!
Fall River, MA
This Snowblower does the job for us. Just plug it in to charge it and then "go to town!". Great size for handling, I like moving the direction of the thrower myself. No frills, not complicated to use, (179cc) powerful enough for medium size driveway. Handles well, not to cumbersome or heavy to handle. I am very satisfied. It is perfect for our needs.
Buffalo Winters especially the 2013/14 one are no joke. Only the hearty survive. Snow may look pretty on the Christmas cards but in reality you get drift mountains from the blowing snow, ice ridges in your driveway apron from the municipal plows, and worst of all the snowy acre mile that is the walkway from your house to the sidwalk. I needed a machine to handle it all. But I also needed a machine with reputation for quality and reliablity, so I went right to Sears.com found this machine and ablity to have it shipped to my door, perfect so far. Out of the box, this machine is big and heavy before you add the gas and oil. Assembly was cumbersome and little overwelming for a novice non technical, non engineering older person. Once assembled, and put to the test this snow blower perfomed as expected; cut down my pathway, across the snow ridge in my apron, and plowed right through the drifs along the way. I read some of the unfavorable customer reviews regarding the performance issues wihere the carburator malfunctioned and rendered the machine useless unless the fluids were drained at the end of the season. I did not read these customer reviews until after I had bought the machine. I relyed on my research with Consumer Reports and my past experience with craftsman machines when making this purchase. Since this is my first season with this machine I will follow the directions in the manual and depend on the warranty and Sears reputation to stand behind this machine in the even that anything goes wrong.