Snow Joe SJBLZD 2-In-1 Telescoping Snow Broom + Ice Scraper | 18-Inch Foam Head (Blue)
|MSRP : $19.99|
Sale : $17.9
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
- Product Description
- Additional Information
Patented dual-purpose design to tackle snow and ice (Patent No: US 8,464,387 B1)
Durable non-abrasive foam head pushes heavy, wet snow off cars without damaging glass
Built-in ice scraper quickly clears ice build-up on windshields
Auto-locking telescoping pole adjusts from 30 in (76.2 cm) to 49 in. (124.5 cm) to extend reach
Weighs only 1.2 lbs for easy handling
Best car snow removal - snow broom
I found out about snow brooms at a car dealership as I inquired how they cleared all the new cars without scratching them. The dealership did not sell the snow brooms and after looking in many stores for one I ordered online through Walmart and picked it up in-store. It was a good and easy experience to order online and pick up at Walmart. The product, the snow broom is so much easier than a snow brush. It moves the snow so easily and quickly and it is great to know I won't scratch the car as I remove the mountains of snow. I did find out from the dealer that it is important not to set the rectangular push pad on the ground as salt and gravel can get attached or imbedded and then create small scratches on the car. It is a little difficult to get the telescoping handle unlocked when first receiving it but the manufacturer gives instructions to twist left then pull hard initially and this works. After the first opening it is easy to use.
Great if it Worked
I bought three Snow Joes. One for myself, wife and as a small gift. I knew a friend who had just bought one and seen it used. It worked great for clearing snow and I wanted it. After the three arrived from via delivery I was excited, until I went to telescope the handle. None of the handles worked. I followed the instructions by twisting and pulling, however it did nothing. I did get one to open luckily with extreme force. After I closed it I was never able to get it open again. Keeping in mind im not a small man, I put on gloves and wasted time and energy getting my hands sore. The handles would twist with no problem but appeared stripped or something internally. I returned all three and had the clerk also attempt to extend the handle. He was also unable to get any open and called them junk himself. Talked to my friend later and he told me his handle also broke the next use. He later attached a wooden broom handle that fit in the threads of the blue foam head. Disappointing it was made so inferior.
if the pole sticks, use these instructions
i really like this product. I couldnt figure out who to extend the handle so i contacted the company, below is their response, it worked for us: Thank you for contacting Snow Joe The snow broom pole is shipped in the locked position form our factory. To open for the first time, screw the pole to the foam head. Twitch the bottom portion of the pole to the left and pull hard. You will only need to pull hard the first time you use the snow broom. To lock the lower pole, simply twist the pole to the right. Try pulling hard to unlock it for the first time. You will not need to do this again. It's a great product just for some reason our package pressure tightened them up too tight before shipping. Thank you and have a good day. Arleen Wittke 866-766-9563 www.snowjoe.com
Cleans layer of soft snow, broom made of thermocol
Pros: I have used this three to four times now. It's very efficient in clearing out 3-4 inches of soft - medium hard snow. It takes under 5 minutes to completely remove all the snow. And the car is almost clear of any snow. Cons: The extension handle is a little tricky to get working. I couldn't figure it out and frankly when you are in a hurry, it just doesn't matter. The body of the snow broom (the blue thing in the image) is made of thermocol. Though it's not broken yet, i'm not sure how long it'll last or if it will be able to remove snow if the upper layer of snow has hardned. The ice scraper is a good tool so you can use it for small places where the other big broom is too big or for hardned ice. If the broom was made of rubber, or a sturdier material, it would be nice (not too hard to damage the car though). I would still recommend this for it's efficiency and hoping it'll last a few winters.
Works fairly well, but seems a bit fragile
Sturdy enough to push and pull decent amounts of snow off of your vehicle, but any melted snow that turns into ice on the surface has a tendency to eat away at the edge of the foam. I still believe that it will avoid putting scratches and swirls in my paint better than your average snow brush - and that's especially important on my black paint job - but I don't know how long it will last if it starts breaking down along the edge when it gets scraped by the ice. Maybe it works better if you stay a bit further above the surface and just clear the majority of the ice off. Scraper seems a little flimsy, and it's awkward to use because the other end has that big foam piece, but you can get around that by taking it off... which brings me to my next point - it's kind of a pain to take this apart and put it back together all the time. Much easier to store if the foam is off of it with the handle snapped to the back of it, but annoying to have to do that every time that you use it. Lastly, the twist to loosen and extend or retract feature on the shaft isn't very high quality. Tough to get a hold of that smooth piece to twist it, and it doesn't feel very sturdy. The snow brush that I used to use had a rotating brush head, and a big, ribbed plastic fitting that was easy to turn to loosen it to retract or extend the shaft. Wish that they had worked out something like this instead. I'm not totally confident that this SnowJoe will make it through the winter... we'll see.
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