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Craftsman  24-in. 208cc Dual-Stage Snowblower

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Reg Price: $829.99
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$729.99

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Reg Price: $829.99
Savings: $100.00
$729.99

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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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213 Reviews Write a review
176 Reviewers (83.0%) 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!
Criticism29 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.
 
Jan 21 , 2015
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Powerful 24" 2-stage powers thru the snow

It was time to replace my very reliable Craftsman 2-stage snow blower after 20 years of excellent service. I chose another Craftsman 2-stage, 24 inch with 208 cc engine. It starts easily, is powerful and smooth. My only dislike are the hand controls which must both be held down against a strong spring. My hands get tired after 20 min. or so. The old unit had a bar that could be held by both or one hand. Better design.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lenc1946

Crown Point, IN

Jan 21 , 2015
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A really good snow blower for the price.

My old single stage snow blower quit on me this year so I decided to move up to a two stage so I could remove snow with a lot less effort. I have had many different Craftsman products over the years so Sears was the first place I looked. I read the review on the Craftsman snow blower that I was considering and decided that it was the one I would purchase. There hasn't been a lot of snow yet this year so I haven't got to use it much but when I used it it was great. It was easy to learn to use and it had a lot more power than my old one so I completed the job in a lot less time with a lot less effort. The price is also reasonable for this quality of snow blower.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Scia

Sioux City, IA

Jan 21 , 2015
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Awesome

I purchased this snow thrower this year and love it. Starts up everyting I've used itand works wonderful

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TomF1

West Chester, PA

Jan 18 , 2015
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Great snowblower

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dusty1921

Des Plaines, IL

Jan 16 , 2015
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Great snow blower

Really like this snow blower. Easy start, self propelled, and very easy to maneuver. Highly recommend it. Great price too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OlatheKCGetsIt

Olathe, KS

Jan 7 , 2015
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Great Snowblower

Simple set up out of box took 20 minutes. This snow blower has a lot of power and does a great job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MartinInIxonia

Ixonia, WI

Jan 3 , 2015
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A great bargain!

A tremendous buy for the price. Very durable, good features, strong motor. I bought it online and it was ready to go when got there!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BERNY123

Lancaster, NY

Jan 2 , 2015
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Good Review

Got the 24 in snowblower to replace my old unit. Bought the extended chute which should throw the snow further...good idea. Just had 1 problem. Was delivered in box. I was told it would be ready to go. I figured out how to assemble it and it looks ok. If you buy one be sure to tell them it should be assembled because the delivery charge is $70.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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oktosnow

Bohemia, NY

Jan 2 , 2015
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Easy to handle

It has not snowed yet..so can't say much about how effective it is. However, it was easy to put together and started immediately with the pull start. Easy to maneuver.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OlatheKCGetsIt

Olathe, KS

Dec 29 , 2014
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24-in 208CC Dual Stage Snowblower

This blower has lots of power, and is easy to control. Set up out of the box took about 20 minutes and was simple to follow the instructions. Started right up after adding fuel. Highly recommend this. I researched blowers on-line before deciding on this unit. When the snow plow comes by it leaves a big pile at the end of the drive and the ratings on this blower says it excels at removing the snow piles. Let it snow!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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