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EGO 21

May 31, 2024May 31, 2024

Way back in 2017, we had the opportunity to review the initial dual-battery EGO 21-inch snow blower. It was good, rating an overall 9.0 on our 10-point scale. However, EGO has continued to develop its battery and motor technology along with how it can apply it to snow blowers.

Editor’s Note: We received an early sample, so the sticker package isn’t on our model. Oh, and we didn’t have any snow in the forecast—just a hurricane. The second one to come through this year, actually. Just pretend that nice green grass and 80° F weather is really snow at 20° F.

The control center and start-up procedure for this snow blower are pretty similar to that of EGO’s cordless mowers. To get started, press and hold the large power button and then pull down on the presence bar to activate the heavy-duty rubber auger.

The auger doubles as the drive to make it a self-propelled machine. Using the lever at the handle’s center, you control the auger’s RPMs, in turn controlling the throw distance and forward speed.

The EGO SNT2125 features a 21-inch wide intake and can comfortably tackle snow up to 13 inches deep in a single pass. EGO tells us that it is capable of throwing that snow as far as 45 feet—not bad for a single-stage system! That’s 10 feet further than the SNT2103 was.

It’s also a Peak Power system. While the machine can operate with just one battery, using two allows it to extend the runtime and use a more efficient power draw. Both ports are active and the electronics take care of switching packs so you don’t have to think about it.

With a simple lever on the right side of the handle, you can direct the throw 200° from the left to right and anywhere in between. This lets you stay at the helm and redirect the snow discharge on the fly with one hand, ultimately saving you time as you switch directions.

You can also adjust the chute’s throw pitch to deal with different conditions (or avoid making your neighbor mad). Like most snow blowers, this adjustment happens at the chute itself rather than at the control deck on the handle.

EGO also added a few helpful creature comforts to this snow blower. A pair of bright LED headlights cast about a 5-foot wide beam that can easily illuminate a dark sidewalk or driveway if you’re working in low- or no-light conditions. Turn them on or off with a simple button press on the control deck.

Additionally, there are integrated hand warmers on either side of the grip to keep your hands and fingers nice and toasty while you work. Press the button on the control deck to turn them on.

You can turn both the LED lights and the hand warmers on without engaging the auger.

Look for this EGO 21-Inch snow blower in stores this season. Expect to pay $999 for a kit that includes two 7.5Ah batteries and a charger or $599 for the bare tool if you’re already on the EGO 56V platform. It comes with a 5-year limited tool warranty as well as a 3-year battery warranty.

If you’re dreading the process of firing up your gas snow blower after it’s been sitting all summer and fall, the EGO 56V 21-inch electric snow blower is a great candidate to kick those pains to the curb. It’s dramatically quieter and lighter than a traditional gas model, plus, you have instant power at the touch of a button. If you live in an area with noise ordinances or just don’t want to wake your sleeping neighbors, this is the one for you.

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