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Craftsman  24-in. 208cc Dual-Stage Snowblower

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 Rating 4.5 | 172 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $829.99
Savings: $150.75
$679.24

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Reg Price: $829.99
Savings: $150.75
$679.24

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Impeller Diameter: 12 in.
Intake Height (In.): 21
Color and Styling:
Color/Finish: Red/Black
Product Overview:
Auger Type: Serrated steel auger
Clearing Width (In.): 24
Drift Cutters: No
Number of Rotor Blades: 3
Number of Stages: Dual Stage
Single Hand Control: Yes
Skid Shoes: Glide-Tech
Usage: Medium Use
Materials & Finishes:
Auger Material: serrated steel
Housing Material: Steel
Handles:
Handle Type: Panel
Handles Fold For Easy Storage: No
Heated Handles: No
Drive System:
Number of Forward Speeds: 6
Number of Reverse Speeds: 2
Steerable: No
Variable Trigger Speed: No
Motor-Engine:
Electric Start: Yes
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Make: Craftsman
Engine Displacement (cc): 208
Starter Type: Push button
Wheels & Tires:
Rim Material: Metal
Tire Type: Inflatable
Tire/Wheel Size: 13" x 4" X-Trac tires
Controls, Safety:
Safety Override: Yes
Convenience:
Headlights: No
Chute System:
Chute Control: Crank Manual
Chute Material: Polymer
Extended Chute: Yes
Maximum Chute Rotation: 180 deg.
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty

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Dual-Stage Snowblower Makes Clearing Snow Quick and Easy

Put away your old snow shovel and start clearing your driveway and walkways with a Craftsman 24' Snowblower. This easy-to-handle 24 in. tool has a powerful 4-cycle, 208cc OHV engine that easily moves blows snow out of your way in less than half the time it takes to shovel out a driveway the old-fashioned way. The state-of-the-art design includes an easy push button electric starting switch that gets you started immediately, even in the most frigid temperatures-no tedious mixing of gas and oil.

The Dual-Stage Snowblower has an impressive 24 in. clearing width that gets the job done fast, even when you're clearing oversized driveways and large porches and decks. To remove packed snow, sludge and ice, engage the 12 in. serrated steel auger or 12 in. impeller to break up the masses and blow them out of your way. With 8 different speeds, 6 forward and 2 backward, you can easily adjust the thrower to clear light to heavy snowfall all over your property.

  • Craftsman 24' Snowblower is equipped with an EZ rotation chute to quickly and easily direct icy deposits anywhere you aim.
  • Extra long chute gives better aim and reduces snow blowing back on the operator.
  • Large 13 in. x 4 in. X-Trac tires keep the tool steady for extra maneuverability and safety.
  • Easy-grip handle is easy to operate while wearing gloves or mittens.
  • Plow handles increase control and reduce pressure on legs and lower back.

Added on August 26, 2012

 

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172 Reviews Write a review
135 Reviewers (78.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

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HappyinKC
Jul 16 , 2014
Fantastic
I've had this Snow Thrower for 2 full seasons now and could not be happier. We moved in to a house with a long driveway about 3 years ago which makes this a necessity. This is my first time using or owning a Snow Thrower. We had more snow the first season but have used this probably 12-15 times on all types of snow- wet, dry, heavy, etc. It has been used on as little as an inch of snow to about 22 inches in drifts. It has been effective on all types and depths of snow. The first year we had at least 5 snows of 10 inches or more and the unit had no problem clearing the drive and walks It is so easy to start (first pull every time) that I have not even used the electric start. I recently went to start the Blower to use up the extra gas in the tank and it started on the first pull. It throws snow a great distance and the chute is adjustable enough to get the snow where you need it. I don't have any real complaints. It would be nice to have a better way to empty the gas during the off-season like a drain valve; the handles are not heated but that seems like a luxury; you do have to manhandle it occasionally when maneuvering but I expected that. It does have a tendency to "hop" (the front comes up) a bit when you are starting a new row or section but moving the speed down or starting back a bit further fixes that issue. So far, I haven't had any mechanical issues with it. Overall, this Snow Thrower does exactly what i need it to- moves large amounts of snow off our driveway and walks. I would definitely buy this again and have been thrilled with the time it saves clearing the driveway!
Criticism27 found this helpful
racer76
Feb 11 , 2013
Can not get to run right
I bought the unit in September. Finally got snow to try it in December. Unit goes about 40 feet and turns off. Sent it off to repair and got it back and it still does the same thing. Unit has not done more than half a driveway yet. All they want to do is send out for another 3 weeks to try and repair. Do not buy unit before you need or they will not replace it if outside the first 30 days. All Sears wants to do is say that I should have bought extended warrenttee, even though it is covered by original. They never want to talk about how it has not worked from the time it got cold enough. Very poor product and will not stand behind it.
 

shelleye

Traverse City, MI

Nov 10 , 2014
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Took care of a harsh Michigan winter

I bought a new house, and didn't want to shovel the whole driveway. I saw this model in Consumer Reports where it was rated very well, so made my purchase. It worked as it was supposed to, and I'm (almost) looking forward to using again this coming winter.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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charlesken

Methuen, MA

Nov 5 , 2014
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This Snowblower rocks!

Easy assembly, starts every time, does a good job. What more do you want?


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DelGaudio

Saranac, NY

Nov 5 , 2014
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Easy to handle snowblower

Thsi is a good machine for an older person as it is easy to handle.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lildev614

Bridgewater, MA

Oct 29 , 2014
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SNOWBLOWER

Thiis snowblower will do the job that has to be done this winter. I know i have the best because my friiend has the same he bought last year.and it worked excellent.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Oct 29 , 2014
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Craftsman snow blower

This machine is awesome. Starts right up everytime. Controls are great as is the simple ness of turning the snow chute. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody. In the future I will upgrade to a wider but the 24" work great for where I live now

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Gmann24

Owosso, MI

Oct 21 , 2014
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Craftsman Snowblower!

Bought this unit to replace an older model that lasted 16 winters here in Michigan. This is the model I would have bought then if it was available. With the ez-steer controls this thing will turn on a dime with little effort, no more struggling to maintain speed and turn at the same time. And the one handed control over the speed and auger control is a breeze to use, and be able to adjust the deflector shoot at the same time. Can't wait for it to snow....

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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che_ivy06

Brooklyn, NY

Oct 20 , 2014
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good product

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Maldenman

Malden, MA

Oct 14 , 2014
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A beast of a machine.

Has a real solid look to it. Six forward speeds and two reverse. 206 cc dual stage, electric. It's an animal. Two separate reservoirs one for oil and one for gas. Easy unscrew valve to change the oil that won't spill out of the blower because it's out far enough. Comes with extra shear pins, but they are hard to find. They are on the handles near the top.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Imtherefswife

Cincinnati, OH

Oct 10 , 2014
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Craftsman 24" Snowblower

Since we had such good luck with a smaller Craftsman snowblower, we decided to buy a larger model, most reviews were positive). We have not used this snowblower yet, however, we hope we don't have to use it this year as much as we did last year!


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flores6464

Romeoville, IL

Sep 25 , 2014
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Wonderful machine at a great price!

I spent hours looking for the perfect snowblower for my 2-car driveway and the sidewalks along my house...and I finally found it! I have a corner lot and it used to take me 2 hours to shovel, just to have to do it all over again. This machine pays for itself in one winter and the maintenance and assembly are very easy to follow. Don't hesitate, buy today and spend less time shoveling and more time with the family.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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