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Best Snow Shovel List For 2019

We know it sounds crazy when we say a snow shovel isn’t just a snow shovel. But we mean it. Those in need of a new snow shovel this season shouldn’t just purchase the first Canadian Tire snow shovel they come across because it’s cheap and will “do the trick”. If you don’t purchase the right one for you, not only are you increasing the chances of not getting the shovelling job done efficiently, but you’re also putting your health at risk. 

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite snow shovels to make your snow shovel purchase easier (in no particular order).

Best Rated Snow Shovels Comparison Table

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Model

Features

  • Weight: ​3.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​127 x ​45.7 x ​9.9 cm
  • Weight: ​1.3 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​66 x 30.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Weight: 9.39 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​2.54 x ​121.5 x ​45.7 cm
​True Temper Poly Snow Shovel / Pusher / Scraper
  • Weight: ​5.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​75.4 x ​​46.2 x ​16.5 cm
  • Weight: ​27.1 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​75.4 x 46.2 x 16.5cm
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​17.2 x 51 x 135.3 cm
  • Weight: ​ 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​129.5 x 45.7 x 12.7 cm
​The Snowcaster Bi-Directional Wheeled Snow Pusher
  • Weight: ​ 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​116.8 x 40.6 x 7.6 cm
  • Weight: ​ 5.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​127 x 106.6 x 30.4 cm
  • Weight: ​ ​13.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​​ 35.6 x 149.1 x 37.1 cm
  • Weight: ​ ​​16 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​​ ​104.1 x 40.6 x 96.5 cm
  • Weight: ​ ​​​1 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​​ ​​7.6 x 23.3 x 86.3 cm

Best Rated Snow Shovels Comparison Table

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Model

Features

  • Weight: ​3.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​127 x ​45.7 x ​9.9 cm
  • Weight: ​1.3 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​66 x 30.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Weight: 9.39 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​2.54 x ​121.5 x ​45.7 cm
  • Weight: ​5.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​75.4 x ​​46.2 x ​16.5 cm
  • Weight: ​27.1 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​75.4 x 46.2 x 16.5cm
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​17.2 x 51 x 135.3 cm
  • Weight: ​ 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​129.5 x 45.7 x 12.7 cm
​The Snowcaster Bi-Directional Wheeled Snow Pusher
  • Weight: ​ 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​116.8 x 40.6 x 7.6 cm
  • Weight: ​ 5.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​127 x 106.6 x 30.4 cm
  • Weight: ​ ​13.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​​ 35.6 x 149.1 x 37.1 cm
  • Weight: ​ ​​16 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​​ ​104.1 x 40.6 x 96.5 cm
  • Weight: ​ ​​​1 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​​​​​ ​​7.6 x 23.3 x 86.3 cm

Top-Rated Snow Shovels For 2019

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite snow shovels to make your snow shovel purchase easier (in no particular order).

About the product:
Are you tired of back-breaking shovelling with traditional, cheap, plastic shovels? This Snow Joe Shovelution is a strain-reducing snow shovel with an ergonomic handle that not only reduces injury but helps you throw snow more easily to cut your driveway shovelling time in half. This lightweight design (3 lbs) is ideal for any customer needing to clear light snow, heavy snow, or wet snow from their driveway, walkway, or patio.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Gives lifting leverage
  • Ergonomically designed to improve posture and reduce back strain
  • Top-rated shovel on Amazon by over 970 customers
  • Allows you to throw further
  • 18-inch clearance
  • Durable aluminum wear strip
  • Shatter-resistant poly blade
  • Lightweight and easy-to-use
  • Cuts your shovelling time in half
  • Great for driveways, walkways, decks and patios

Cons

  • You may still have to bend down quite a bit (not recommended for taller people)
  • The aluminum strip can get caught on sidewalk or driveway cracks
  • Not recommended for gravel driveways
  • Cheaply made with plastic materials

About the product:
Looking for a compact shovel that you or a family member could keep in their car? This multi-purpose shovel is the perfect solution for your car or when you go camping. It can literally dig you out of emergencies and is collapsible with three easy pieces that also happen to be lightweight and easy to assemble when needed.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy to store since it’s collapsible (three parts)
  • Multi-purpose tool (can be taken camping, kept in the car, etc.)
  • Can efficiently dig you out of an emergency
  • Very lightweight (just over 1 lb)
  • Highly rated by over 1,400 customers
  • Durable aluminum material
  • Three sizes depending on your height
  • Can also be used for dirt or sand during warmer months

Cons

  • Aluminum slowly wears away after scraping the pavement
  • Easily snaps where the blade meets the handle
  • Very little grip
  • Not as ergonomically-friendly
  • Not recommended for heavier, wet snow
  • You may still have to bend over quite a bit

About the product:
This is more of a standard shovel, but it gets the job done quickly and efficiently because of its durable material and ergonomic design. It’s the perfect combo snow shovel when it comes to needing to push or shovel snow. It allows for an easy, comfortable lift and can handle whatever weather winter throws at it.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Durable, long-lasting material
  • Galvanized steel wear strip
  • 51 inches
  • 18-inch blade for a more efficient clearance
  • Can efficiently push or shovel snow
  • Lightweight design (just under 3 lbs)
  • Can easily be used to break up harder snow before shovelling
  • Galvanized steel protects it from rusting

Cons

  • Metal handle bends
  • The handle is short for taller people
  • Catches easily on cracks
  • More ideal for lighter, fluffier snow
  • Plastic material isn’t as durable as other snow clearing products

About the product:
This may just be the combo shovel of your dreams. It works great on all surfaces and acts as a shovel and snowplow all in one with a footstep to allow for a safer lift. Better yet … it even reverses so you can get in those tight, hard-to-reach areas like small steps. But that’s not all. It’s an ergonomic snow shovel that can easily be maneuvered with two hands. This sturdy SnoBoss won’t disappoint.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Long-lasting aluminum material
  • 26-inch deep blade to push a lot of snow
  • Footstep included for maximum leverage
  • Ergonomic two-handed handle for increased control
  • Reversible for tighter spaces like stairs
  • Cuts your snow clearing time in half
  • Can easily be hung on a wall for easy storage
  • Works great for longer driveways or walkways
  • Saves your back
  • Plastic is thicker and doesn’t break as easily as other products

Cons

  • Rivets rust after a while
  • The shovel can get quite heavy with snow added to the mix (the shovel already weighs 5 lbs) so can’t be used easily by every customer
  • Doesn’t push right down to the pavement
  • Wear strip isn’t as durable
  • Snow sticks to the material easily

About the product:
Whoever thought of putting wheels on a snow shovel was a genius. Not only does it make your job much easier, but it saves you from breaking your back. This product features a durable metal handle, a wide 29-inch clearance, and wheels to make pushing through the snow that much easier. The cushioned handlebars also make for a quick and comfortable snow-clearing process.

Pros

  • Large clearance at 29 inches
  • Adjustable handle
  • Comfortable handles
  • The blade can be adjusted 45°
  • Wheels allow for an easier glide over or through the snow
  • Easy to store because of size
  • Made from durable all-metal materials
  • No heavy lifting involved
  • Gets the job done efficiently for mid-large sized driveways
  • Wheels are skid-proof over ice
  • Clears snow four times faster than traditional snow shovels

Cons

  • More expensive than other shovels
  • Heavy
  • Harder to push heavy snow
  • Doesn’t scrape down right to the pavement
  • The nails and rivets rust after a while
  • Plastic edging isn’t durable
  • Mainly meant for smoother surfaces (not gravel or stone driveways/walkways)
  • Doesn’t do well with ice
  • Assembly instructions are confusing

About the product:
This is the world’s first True Temper aluminum blade that can help homeowners shovel or push snow as efficiently as possible. It’s more durable, allows the snow to easily fall off the blade, and can comfortably fit hands wearing thick gloves. This may be a cost-effective shovel, but that doesn’t mean it’s made from cheap materials. This aluminum combo is secure, long-lasting, and the perfect solution to your shovelling woes.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • A comfortable grip that can also easily accommodate a gloved hand
  • Snow slides off blade easily
  • Works well for harder snow that needs to be broken down
  • Gets right down to the surface
  • Ergonomic handle allows for less bending
  • Can scoop packed snow more easily
  • Very sturdy and durable material

Cons

  • The handle could be made longer
  • Heavier than traditional shovels
  • The blade has snapped from the handle
  • Not ideal for surfaces that aren’t as flat

About the product:
This True Temper 18-Inch Poly Blade Snow Shovel and Pusher is the perfect combo when it comes to clearing your driveway or walkway. Because of the steel wear strip, it won’t wear away over time, so you’ll have this durable, lightweight True Temper 18-Inch shovel for years to come.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Steel wear strip for concrete and asphalt surfaces to extend the life of the blade
  • Effective 18-inch clearance
  • Comfortable grip handle that’s easy to use with gloves
  • Lightweight and easy to scoop and lift snow with
  • Made from durable materials
  • Long-lasting
  • Very sturdy and durable material
  • Removes snow right down to the surface
  • Perfect for any surface (driveway, walkway, patio and deck)
  • Can be used to break down harder patches of snow

Cons

  • Snow tends to stick to some areas
  • The handle becomes loose over time
  • Doesn’t do well with heavier snow
  • Can get heavy over time

​About the product:
Have you been in search of a snow shovel that can clear a large amount of snow with one push? Then look no further than the one and only 36-Inch wheeled snow pusher for residential and commercial owners alike. Manufactured in the U.S. and extremely durable, this shovel easily allows the user to push 3-4 inches of snow efficiently from sidewalks, driveways, walkways, decks, patios and more.

Pros

  • Easy to store
  • Has a wide clearance perfect for larger driveways or sidewalk
  • Easy to maneuver or change direction
  • Easy assembly
  • Proven to be 50% more efficient than traditional shovels
  • Wheels allow for an easier glide over snow and ice
  • Handmade in the U.S.
  • Highly-rated by more than 500 residential and commercial owners
  • Works well with any kind of snow
  • One-year warranty included

Cons

  • More expensive than traditional shovels
  • Doesn’t work well with snow more than 5 inches deep
  • The frame for the wheels are cheaply made
  • Bolts holding the blade have come loose
  • The handle doesn’t have a grip or ergonomic design
  • Wheels aren’t very big

​About the product:
If you’re sick of having to replace the blade on your snow shovel from wear and tear, try investing in the Manplow Snow Pusher instead. Once the end on the blade has worn down, you can easily rotate it and use the other side, allowing for a longer lifespan. It clears up to 44 inches of snow with one push so the time you usually spend shovelling your driveway or large walkways will be cut in half (or even less!).

Pros

  • Long-lasting
  • Durable polyethylene blade
  • The blade can easily be rotated when one becomes dull
  • Wide surface clearance (44 inches) to get the job done faster
  • Large, gripped handle for easy maneuvering
  • Scrapes right down to the surface
  • Highly-rated by commercial owners as well
  • Great for mid-larger size driveways and walkways
  • Drastically cuts down your shovelling time

Cons

  • More expensive than traditional shovels
  • Can get heavy (shovel is 5.5 lbs)
  • Not as efficient with snow more than 4 inches deep
  • Doesn’t work as well on surfaces that aren’t flat (stone walkways or cracks in the driveway)
  • The handle needs more efficient grips

​About the product:
Say goodbye to traditional snow shovels that only last you one winter and hello to the Snow Joe electric snow shovel! You’re probably wondering: isn’t it just like a snow blower? Well, not exactly. This electric snow shovel is much smaller and easier to store, but has just as much power! It’s perfect for quickly removing snow from a smaller driveway, walkway, patio and deck, all while saving you from a sore back from having to lift and throw snow. This 10-amp motor can clear a 13-inch by 6-inch path, throw snow up to 20 feet, and remove an impressive 400 lbs of snow per minute.

Pros

  • Moves up to 400 lbs of snow per minute
  • Two-year warranty included
  • Adjustable and comfortable handle
  • Easy to store
  • Don’t have to worry about back strain from shovelling snow
  • The two-blade auger cuts a 13-inch wide path by 6 inches in depth with each pass
  • Perfect for any surface
  • Easy to assemble
  • Shoots snow 20 feet away
  • Works for fluffy or more packed snow

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Not meant for larger projects
  • A protective cover is an extra cost
  • An extension cord is another extra cost
  • Heavy (just over 13 lbs)
  • The cord gets in the way
  • Can’t change the direction the snow blows

About the product:
If you’re looking for an ergonomic shovel that also cuts your shovelling time in half for your smaller driveway, walkway or deck, then this Earthwise Corded Snow Shovel is definitely for you. The comfortable handle, rear wheels, and 12-amp motor will make your life so much easier (and also take away back strain!). It can throw snow up to 30 feet, all while clearing a 16-inch wide path and throwing 430 lbs of snow per minute!

Pros

  • More affordable for an electric snow shovel
  • A powerful 12-amp motor that clears 430 lbs of snow per minute
  • Wheels make it easier to push
  • Impressive 30-foot throwing distance
  • Clearing width of 16 inches and depth of 8 inches