The single-stage, gas-powered Toro Power Clear 210R is the latest in Toro's Power Clear lineup. Its relatively low weight (73 pounds) and self-propulsion system make it easy to handle. The 210R has a clearing width of 21 inches and is powered by a 141-cubic centimeter two-cycle engine. The Toro Power Clear 210R is rated to clear up to 1,700 pounds of snow per minute, with a throw distance of 30 feet. As of 2010, a version with an electric starter is available -- the Toro Power Clear 210ES 38593. If you need to clear a loose surface such as a gravel driveway but want to keep costs down, experts recommend the two-stage Craftsman 88957 (*Est. $650).
ConsumerReports.org has the most credible review of the Toro Power Clear 210R, based on objective tests. A critic known as The Quality Snow Blower Guy reviews the Power Clear 421Q at QualitySnowBlower.com, but extends his praise to the entire Power Clear series of blowers, and a Toro-produced video about Power Clear snow blowers is available on YouTube. We found a handful of owner reviews at SnowBlowersDirect.com; these are useful for a look at how the Power Clear 210R performs over time.
The Toro Power Clear 210R is among four single-stage gas snow blowers tested by ConsumerReports.org in its latest ratings roundup on the topic. Models are tested and compared; results are presented in the form of a chart that's available to paying subscribers.
Review: Snow Blowers Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
This anonymous writer reviews the Power Clear 421Q, but praises the entire Power Clear series. He writes, "The series has been completely redesigned and upgraded by Toro, and these machines are ready to take everything you can throw at them."
Review: Toro Snow Thrower Review: Toro Power Clear 421Q Single Stage, "The Quality Snow Blower Guy", March 18, 2009
A video produced by Toro showcases the features that make its Power Clear series of single-stage gas snow blowers unique. This is essentially an infomercial, but it's worth watching for a good look at how different features of Power Clear blowers work.
Review: Toro Power Clear Single-Stage Snow Blowers, The Toro Company, Aug. 5, 2009
4. Snow Blowers Direct
Only about seven owner reviews appear here, but they are all positive; the average rating is 4 out of 5 stars. A couple of owners encountered trouble getting it started but say it works just fine once it gets going.
Review: Toro Power Clear 210R (21-Inch) 141-Cubic Centimeter Single-Stage Snow Blower, Contributors to SnowBlowersDirect.com