Most of us are, to some extent, creatures of habit.
And often we have our favorite brands when it comes to lawn tools.
Some people trust Toro, others have a hankering for Honda, and there are those with an appreciation for Ariens.
But the brand we are dealing with today is DeWalt, and more specifically the question of does DeWalt make a snow blower?
Now that the alliteration is done, let’s get started!
Does DeWalt Make A Snow Blower?
No, DeWalt does not make a snow blower, and it doesn’t have any plans to do so at the time of writing. They do produce some very good cordless leaf blowers that will work well for you if you only need to clear a light dusting of snow from your walkway, driveway or vehicle. However, if your needs are more demanding then you will need to a dedicated snow blower.
The Answer From DeWalt
The simple answer is no, DeWalt does not make a snow blower and the company has confirmed that at the time of writing they have no plans to do so.
Now depending on the amount of snow you get, there are a couple of alternative DeWalt products you could consider.
So let’s look a bit more closely at those.
OPTION ONE: The DeWalt 20V MAX XR Cordless Blower
This handheld leaf blower has an air volume of 450 CFM at 125 MPH.
It is pretty light, weighing around 7lbs with the battery installed, and provides plenty of power. It also has a variable speed trigger and speed lock to give you full control.
The clue is in the name here. Leaf blower, snow blower, they both blow!
This could work as an alternative to a snow blower, but only if you live somewhere that doesn’t get a lot of snow.
In fact, if you look at the reviews of the DeWalt 20V MAX XR Cordless Blower, you will see quite a bit of feedback from people who use it for just that.
- “For cold dry snow, not wet snow that sometimes comes with higher temperatures, this might work.”
- “Very nice for leaf/light snow blowing.”
- “Nice for quick removal of light snow on vehicles.”
- “You can use it to blow light snow off of your car and your walkway in the winter too.”
These are all genuine quotes from Amazon reviews.
The video above gives an idea of its capabilities on the snow blowing front as well.
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OPTION TWO: The DeWalt 60V MAX FLEXVOLT Cordless Blower
This is similar to the 20V version, but with a whole lot more power. It produces up to 600 CFM of air volume at 125 MPH.
Like the 20V version it has a variable speed trigger and a speed lock to give you total control, but with the bigger battery, it weighs a bit more at just under 10lbs.
Again reviews of the DeWalt 60V MAX FLEXVOLT Cordless Blower illustrate that some people do use it for snow blowing:
- “I bought this to clear snow off of equipment.”
- “This works on freshly fallen snow as well as leaves.”
- “Great blower, I also used it to clear 2 to 3 inches of snow on the sidewalk and driveway.”
- “Perfect for all kinds of jobs, including clearing out a dusting of snow instead of shoveling it!”
So again, this is a DeWalt-manufactured tool that could be used as a snow blower.
The Reality Is…
Both these leaf blowers will work well if you want to quickly clear a light dusting of snow.
But they certainly won’t hold up as standalone snow blowers.
DeWalt is well known for its cordless tools, and I’ve seen a few people asking if DeWalt makes a battery-powered snow blower.
Or even if there is a snow blower that could make use of DeWalt’s batteries.
Dedicated snow blowers need a lot of power. That is why nearly all the snow blowers for serious snowfalls use gas engines.
A snow blower has to run for a long period at high torque, something that a battery-powered snow blower would struggle with.
So if DeWalt were to make a battery-powered snow blower it would probably need four of its 60v batteries to be truly effective.
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If you want to buy a battery-powered snow blower, the best brand to go for is EGO.
Dedicated power equipment, like snow blowers, tends to go for higher Ah batteries or batteries optimized for thermal management.
EGO’s batteries are great at this and, in particular, are good for shedding heat under load.
Check out my mini review of the EGO Power+ Snow Blower to see what I mean.
In short, if you are looking to buy a leaf blower anyway and you get regular, but light snowfalls in the winter, then you can kill two birds with one stone by buying a DeWalt leaf blower.
If you are looking to buy a tool specifically for snow blowing, go out and get a proper snow blower.
For a variety of reasons, DeWalt has its set of devoted customers.
I find their products tend to be ergonomically well made, of good build quality, easy to find in stores, quite lightweight and they perform well.
The company was effectively started by Raymond DeWalt in 1922 when he invented the radial arm saw. However, it wasn’t until 1924 that he officially formed DeWalt.
In the next two decades, DeWalt expanded rapidly, and in 1949 it was brought by American Machine Foundry. They then sold it to Black and Decker in 1960.
Such was the DeWalt reputation that Black & Decker began rebranding its own high-end power tools to DeWalt in 1994.
In 2004 Black and Decker brought rival manufacturer Porter-Cable and combined it with DeWalt.
By 2020, the company made over 80 hand tools and power tools and over 500 types of accessories and had seven manufacturing facilities in the USA.
This was a slightly long-winded way of telling you that DeWalt does not make a snow blower, and it doesn’t seem likely the company will in the near future.
A couple of its leaf blowers are well-made and powerful enough to clear light dustings of snow, but will not suffice if you are looking for anything more than a light-duty snow blower.
If you really do want a battery-powered snow blower, then EGO is the best company to turn to.
Otherwise, there are some great, dedicated snow blowers on the market for you to pick from.