Easily, one of the Worx WG650’s most talked about features is its 18-inch wide clearing path. What does this mean for a homeowner? You’ll be able to clear your walkways and your driveway with fewer passes, which equals less time spent on the task. In the dead of winter, the last thing you want to do is spend more time outside than is absolutely necessary. The 9-inch snow cut depth further reduces the amount of time it will take to clear the snow.
Although detractors often complain that electric snow throwers are not as powerful as gas-powered ones, the motor of this electric snow thrower is proof that the best things really do come in small packages. Offering 13 amps of power, it can clear a maximum of 650 feet of snow each minute. Snow can be “thrown” up to 30 feet away. The throwing chute itself is adjustable 180 degrees, and it features oversized, ergonomic handles that make it a cinch to adjust as needed.
Although true of most electric snow throwers, it is worth pointing out that the Worx WG650 is exceptionally environmentally friendly. It produces zero carbon emissions at the point of use. Because it does not require gas or oil to operate, you do not have to keep them on hand in case of an unexpected snowstorm. There is also the added bonus of not stinking up your garage with gallons of gasoline sitting around.
A high point amongst buyers of the WG650 is the fact that this model has a convenient and ergonomic design. The handlebar has three different height settings, and quick clamps make it simple to adjust – without the use of tools. This reduces the amount of stress and fatigue that is placed on the operator. When the unit is not being used, the handlebar can be collapsed to reduce the amount of storage space it requires. Because of its lightweight design, this snow thrower can even be hung on a wall to free up valuable floor space.
As with most models, the Worx WG650 is not without a few drawbacks. Users have noted a tendency to clog when it is used on wet snow, and there has been a bit of kerfuffle regarding the fact that the unit’s bolts are made from plastic, rather than the standard metal. When the snow thrower vibrates for long periods of time, the bolts tend to loosen, which affects the machine’s performance. However, if the bolts are tightened too much, it creates a risk of damaging them.
- 30-foot throw distance
- 180-degree adjustable chute with oversized handles
- Quick clamps for handlebar adjustment and assembly
- Handlebar mounted chute control
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The Worx WG650 has one or two elements that affect its overall performance. It certainly delivers on performance and power, but this is significantly affected by what conditions it is used under. This, coupled with its higher than average price tag, may cause some potential buyers to hesitate on whether or not to purchase. However, by and large, reviewers are pleased with the model’s overall performance.