Craftsman Two Stage 24 in. 208 cc Electric Start Snow Blower(071-88789)

Item no: 7314750 | 043033561087
$699.99
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  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Clearing Width: 24 in.
  • Engine Displacement: 208 cc
  • Start Type: Electric Start
  • Product Type: Snow Blower
  • Intake Height: 21 in.
  • Tire Height: 13 in.
  • Impeller Diameter: 12 in.
  • Tire Width: 4 in.
  • Chute Material: Plastic
  • Engine Type: 4-Cycle
  • Assembled Width: 24 in.
  • Chute Rotation Turning Radius: 180 deg.
  • Drive System: Self-Propelled
  • Skid Shoes: Yes
  • 6 speed forward/2 reverse
  • Single hand control
  • Remote crank chute control
  • Glide-Tech skid shoes
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  • X-Trac tires
  • Replacement parts: shear pins Ace no. 7298425, spark plug Ace no. 7191737, keys Ace no. 7298417, skid shoe Ace no. 7214240, drive belt Ace no. 7109820 and auger belt Ace no. 7160096
  • This product is repair only at an authorized Sears service center. The path to a list of service centers is: Acenet home > Dept 7 L&G > Craftsman Outdoor Products > Craftsman mower and snow thrower repair drop off locations


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Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536)
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clears to the pavement (8)
  • Throws far (7)
  • Maneuverable (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Can't handle wet snow (3)
  • Difficult to start (3)

Best Uses

  • Driveway (8)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Professional (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Snow Blower

worked great during the last blizzard and cleaned 4 houses
sidewalks and 3 driveways in 3 hours and was 30 inches deep

worked great during the last blizzard and cleaned 4 houses
sidewalks and 3 driveways in 3 hours and was 30 inches deep

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Piece of junk

I have had this what would be my fourth year, (junking it). I treat my gas, change oil, and empty every summer.Had it in repair the second winter because it either would...Read complete review

I have had this what would be my fourth year, (junking it). I treat my gas, change oil, and empty every summer.Had it in repair the second winter because it either would not run or had to keep it on 1/2 choke to make it run. Fixed and worked almost rest of winter before doing it again.Now want even start!!!

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Dependable, Reliable, & Powerful

By Justin

from Fishers, IN

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clears to the Pavement
  • Simple To Use
  • Starts Easy
  • Throws Far

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Driveway
    • Professional
    • Sidewalk

    Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

    This snowblower has been great in every way.

    For those having issues with first-time startup the issue is most likely dirty fuel from the prior season being left in the line. Or it just needs primed with simple spray from a can of ether (pick it up at Ace).

    I've had mine for years, and will be sad to see it go. But I'm moving to Hawaii and thus no need to take this with me!

    For you snowbirds, this snowblower will be able to handle whatever you throw at it. Take care of it, and it will take care of you!

     
    4.0

    Works ok - Good Price

    By PackerBacker

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Pros

    • Clears to the Pavement
    • Maneuverable

    Cons

    • Engine Surges - Not Smooth

    Best Uses

      Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

      Machine works ok but engine (carburetor and governor) do not work as well as I would expect. Engine surges (speeds up and slows down on its own) more than I would expect. Generally I must leave choke partly on to get the engine to run smooth. I don't get a lot of snow so it is good enough for me. If I lived in an area where I got more snow I would consider getting a better quality unit.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Nope.....

      By Fernando

      from minnesota

      About Me Handyman

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Start
        • fine line between flooding and starting.

        Best Uses

        • Driveway
        • Yard

        Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

        When it starts its a fine machine for removing snow. But, every single year i have first time startup issues. Always floods out and lets me down when i need it. Will never buy a craftsman snowblower again.

         
        5.0

        LOVE my Craftsman

        By Cookie

        from Ronan,Mt.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clears to the Pavement
        • Lightweight
        • Maneuverable
        • Throws Far

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Driveway
          • near the feeding area for horses, makes it sooo
          • Yard

          Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

          I love the Craftsman 24 inch electric start snowblower. I live in Montana so that usually means lots of snow. I weigh 115 lbs and am 5 feet 3 inches tall so I really appreciate the self propelled option!! :)

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Craftsman won't last more than a year

          By Andrew

          from Minnesota

          About Me Handyman

          Pros

            Cons

            • Can't Handle Wet Snow
            • Difficult to Start
            • Fuel Guzzler/Smelly
            • Loud

            Best Uses

              Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

              After 3 uses and 3 repair trips, craftsman quality is a thing of the past.

               
              4.0

              YES

              By Charles

              from Baltimre, Md

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Pros

              • Clears to the Pavement
              • Throws Far

              Cons

              • Can't Handle Wet Snow

              Best Uses

              • Driveway

              Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

              I live on a corner,with 150ft of sidewalk. 20x50 ft driveway. This unit doesn't handle wet snow. Clogs at the blades and exit hole. Takes sometime to clear it.

               
              5.0

              works good for me

              By freezie

              from michigan

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Clears to the Pavement
              • Throws Far

              Cons

              • Can't Handle Wet Snow

              Best Uses

              • Driveway

              Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

              paved driveway

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Machine

              By Holistic Handyman Service

              from Spokane WA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clears to the Pavement
              • Maneuverable
              • Throws Far

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Driveway
                • Professional
                • Yard

                Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

                This is a good blower for driveways and sidewalks.
                Three things I like: It throws the snow far enough that I can handle a 3-car-garage sized driveway without moving the same snow twice. It has sufficient power without being unruly. I can move fairly heavy snow and plow berms. The two things that I don't like: The grips are slippery and the shear pin holder makes getting the pins out a challenge. I just keep min in my pocket instead.
                I have no need for an electric start as I am out clearing clients driveways away from electricity. It starts easy enough on the first or second pull.

                (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Just picked up

                By John

                from Cedar Falls, Iowa

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Service Store
                • Speed Store Pick Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

                    I just picked up the blower, I ordered on Thursday online, today is Saturday. Ace Hardware had it ready, THEY BUILT IT FREE OF CHARGE, even put in the oil. Haven't used, way to warm for snow. Oh, they also loaded it into my truck. ACE tops in service, pickup, and online ease.

                    (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Snow Blower

                    By Ron C

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clears to the Pavement
                    • Lightweight
                    • Maneuverable
                    • Throws Far

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Driveway

                      Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

                      worked great during the last blizzard and cleaned 4 houses
                      sidewalks and 3 driveways in 3 hours and was 30 inches deep

                      (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid Snow Blower

                      By Mike C.

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Clears to the Pavement
                      • Eats Through Snow And Ice
                      • Great Specs
                      • Lightweight
                      • Maneuverable
                      • Throws Far

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Driveway
                      • Professional
                      • Yard

                      Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

                      I have a long driveway and this worked perfect

                      (29 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Piece of junk

                      By George

                      from Gurnee, IL

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Start
                        • Runs Bad If It Starts

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Craftsman 24in. Two Stage Snow Thrower (98536):

                          I have had this what would be my fourth year, (junking it). I treat my gas, change oil, and empty every summer.Had it in repair the second winter because it either would not run or had to keep it on 1/2 choke to make it run. Fixed and worked almost rest of winter before doing it again.Now want even start!!!

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