Craftsman 88173 Snow Blower Review
Bottom Line

Experts and owners say a blend of performance and value make the Craftsman 88173 the best two-stage gas snow blower. The four-stroke engine and steel auger are burly enough to clear the largest snow accumulations. Unlike single-stage snow blowers, it works well with gravel driveways.

  • Powerful enough for wet, heavy snowpack
  • Can handle snow depths to 21 inches
  • Compact size
  • Electric start
  • Can be hard to turn