The cold weather’s inspired us — and a number of readers — to re-examine the best ways to remove snow from walkways, driveways, and even roadways. We’ve found a couple of duds, and a few good ideas — but this looks pretty slick.
Jimmy writes: “We just had our first dusting of snow here in CT. I have a steep, twisty driveway, so even this one inch of snow needs to be cleared. When there isn’t enough snow to justify the big snow blower, this is just the trick. It’s basically a human-powered snowplow, with an arced and curved blade. You just push this up and down the driveway working your way from the center out. You just have to push the snow and don’t have to lift it up. Nice!”
The curved blade works just like the one on a snowplow to push the snow out to one side. This looks like it’d be sweet for sidewalks where one pass would do the job. Of course, I’ll totally defer to the judgement of Toolmongers up North.
It’s available direct from Rittenhouse (in Canada) for $41 U.S ($47 Canadian).
The Snow Roller Snow Shovel [Rittenhouse]