Here’s a first look at the new Dewalt FlexVolt cordless snow blower!
The first-ever Dewalt cordless snow blower, DCSNP2142, features a brushless motor, single stage auger design, and 21″ snow-clearing width.
It’s got a 7-inch steel auger, for chopping through heavy wet snow, dual LED headlights, an electric 2-way chute control, push button start, ECO mode for prolonged battery life, boost mode for quicker driveway cleanings, 9-inch wheels, and a quick-fold handle for convenient storage.
The electric chute control paddles are located at the operator’s fingertips.
The 3 power modes – max, standard, eco – gives users the flexibility to choose between maximum clearing power, longer battery life, or balanced performance.
At the max power setting, the snow blower can throw snow up to 40 feet, with the distance measured along the snow discharge arc.
Dewalt says that the new FlexVolt snow blower can clear up to 16 parking spaces (9′ x 18′ average with 3-5″ snow depth) on a single battery charge with 2x DCB612 (12Ah) batteries.
As usual, runtime and snow throwing distance can vary depending on environmental conditions.
The kit comes with (2) 4Ah (20V Max 12Ah equivalent) batteries, and (2) DCB1104 single-port chargers.
Price: $999 + $99 shipping
ETA: September 2023
The cordless snow blower requires (2) batteries to operate, which is standard for most competitive cordless snow blowers currently on the market.
Dewalt equipped the cordless snow blower with premium features I haven’t seen in competing models in the same sub-$1000 price range.
The electric 2-way chute control feature in particular sounds interesting and potentially convenient. Having 3 power modes, with an eco mode, turbo mode (max), and balanced standard setting gives users the best of all worlds. I like the idea of this option.
The snow blower/thrower looks to have a very compact footprint, which makes it appeal to me even more.
This is a very exciting development, at least in my opinion.
It’s looking like Dewalt might beat both Makita and Milwaukee Tool to market in the cordless snow blower race. We know that Milwaukee has been working on one, and Makita tends to be highly focused on cordless outdoor power tools.
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised, as Stanley Black & Decker, Dewalt’s parent company, owns a growing portfolio of outdoor power tool brands, such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Built.
The two-way electric chute controls and three power modes definitely have my attention.