Snow Joe iON18SB Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower Review

Snow Joe iON18SB Cordless Snow Blower

The Snow Joe iON18SB Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower could be an excellent choice if you are looking for a snow blower for light to medium snow conditions. This reasonably lightweight unit handles easily and extremely well without the hassle of electrical cords or the bad smelling fumes that comes with a gas snow blower.

The battery feature is one of its main and most desired features, it charges quite fast, while you can also roam further and faster with this cordless option. The specialty of this model is fast, efficient removal of snow under 6 inches, but it can handle nearly two feet if you can make multiple passes.

Clearing Width (inches)
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
Weight (lbs)

How does the Snow Joe iON18SB compare?

Plowing Capacity
66%
Weight
78%
Quality
85%
Price
86%

Pros

  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Steel auger with two rubbel blades
  • High 495 lbs / min plowing capacity
  • LED headlights
  • Compact for easy storage
  • Battery charges fast, reasonably long 50 mins runtime

Cons

  • Not ideal for medium to heavy snow conditions
  • May struggle with wet snow
Overall Rating
79%

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Features

As the name indicates, the Snow Joe iON18SB uses a lithium-ion battery that can deliver a little under an hour of use. Cost-wise it is in the middle of the market for cordless blowers but provides great value for the price. The specialty of this model is fast, efficient removal of snow under 6 inches, but it can handle nearly two feet if you can make multiple passes.

It has an auto-rotate directional chute that automatically rotates for consistent snow disposal and throws snow up to 20 feet in distance. With its steel auger and rubber blades it can move up to 495 pounds of snow per minute, a rather significant amount for a battery operated snow blower.

There is a LED headlight for an early morning or late evening use. It also comes with a scraper bar that will prevent the blades from cutting up deck surfaces or gravel, but it is still better to avoid those surfaces if possible.

It is light enough for one person to carry and lift without trouble and does not take up more space at storage than a standard lawn mower. 

Battery Life

The Snow Joe iON18SB comes with a 40V 4.0 Ah rechargable lithuu-ion battery system, it delivers up to 50 minutes of runtime. If you expect a lot of snow, you can buy an extra battery and keep it charged so that you can have more continuous use when things get bad.

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This battery is interchangeable with all Snow Joe and Sun Joe cordless iON models with the 40V lithium-ion system. 

What did previous Snow Joe iON18SB buyers say?

Most customers are very happy with this product and complement its ease of use, easy startup and battery that lasts just long enough. There are complaints about the durability of this product, but like the manufacturer has stated it is not for heavy duty use or heavy snow.

Warranty and Support

Snow Joe offers full 2 year warranty, which is in fact in line with the industry standard. 

Conclusion

In the end we can confidently say that the Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower is a very user-friendly and effective product if used in the recommended conditions. Just take note that it is not intended for heavy duty tasks or to be used in medium to thick snow conditions, although for light duty and light snow it is an excellent choice that will not let you down.

Not only the iON18SB was great in this test but also it was our Best Cordless Snow Blower roundup winner earlier. We can confidently recommend this lightweight and well-designed snow blower that is easy to move around and give you no hassles.