Best Snow Blowers For The Money (Under $500)

Snow blowers range in price from $100 for some of the cheapest models all the way up to $2,000 or more for top of the line, commercial level models.

Can't afford that?

No problem. In a moment, we'll share our recommendation for what we think is the best snow blower for the money. So you can ditch the ol' snow shovel without breaking the bank (or your back).

But before we get into that, there's one important thing you need to consider when shopping and comparing snow blowers:

Make sure the snow blower you're considering can collect snow deep enough for your average snowfall.

In other words, if it's common to get more than a foot of snow where you live, then avoid investing in a snow blower that can only collect 6 inches deep. Otherwise you'll have to go out and use the snow blower throughout the snow storm or the snow blower would be useless after the blizzard is over.

With that in mind, let's look at our top pick...

Best Snow Blower For The Money: GreenWorks Pro 20" 80v Cordless Snow Thrower

This isn't the cheapest snow blower on the market, but we do believe it'll give you the best bang for your buck.

As you probably know from experience, the cheapest thing isn't always the most cost effective if it doesn't perform well or breaks quick.

The motor is quieter and requires much less maintenance overall compared to similar gas-powered models. Plus it's easy to fold up and store, so this is the ultimate machine for regions that get just a couple snow falls every year.

The front-facing LED light will help you see what you're doing in the dark and the 20 inch width will help you clear out the snow up to 10 inches deep even faster than the average 18 inch models on the market.

And last but not least, this is an electric cordless model, which means...

You'll never need to have gas or oil handy to fuel it!

And since it's cordless, you can go as far away from your house as you need to without having to worry about a cord trailing behind.

Quick Specs

  • Collects snow 20 inches width and 10 inches deep
  • Cordless (runs up to 45 minutes on full charge)
  • Adjustable shoot to redirect snow

Runner Up: Snow Joe Ultra SJ620

If you're willing to deal with the inconveniences of an electric cord and sacrifice two inches of clearing width, you can save some money by getting the Snow Joe Ultra snow blower instead.

The one benefit though of a corded snow blower is that you'll never need to recharge the battery! Just remember to get a durable, high performance extension cord like this one since this snow blower doesn't come with one.

In light of the aforementioned advantages and disadvantages compared to our #1 pick, we consider the Snow Joe Ultra SJ620 the second-best snow blower for the money. It's great for medium sized driveways and it's durable and reliable enough to last you winter after winter.

Quick Specs

  • Collects snow 18 inches width and 10 inches deep
  • Electric, corded (cord not included)
  • Adjustable shoot to redirect snow

After reading these reviews, if you feel like your snow removal needs are a little more demanding than what the machines above can handle, check out our recommendation on the best snow blower for large driveways.

Ed Kirkland

Hi, I'm Ed, and I've been doing lawn work since my mid teen years, picking up jobs here and there mowing and helping with basic landscaping projects. I worked at a couple different lawn care / landscaping companies throughout my college years, and now thanks to the internet I'm able to make a share my knowledge and advice with people about lawn care and landscaping.

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Eli Jacobs - December 21, 2018

I haven’t tried the Greenworks snow blower but I am very happy with my Snow Joe.


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