Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381)

Item no: 7231806 | 0021038383811
$299.99
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  • 18" clearing width, clears up to 12" deep
  • Series wound 15 amp motor
  • Throws up to 30'
  • 160 degree adjustable chute with zip deflector design
  • Ergonomic folding handle
  • UL listed
  • 2-year warranty
  • Use all-weather extension cords for optimum performance
  • Suggested all-weather extension cords for electric snowthrowers: Ace no. 33194 - 25 ft 16/3, Ace no. 33195 - 50 ft 16/3, Ace no. 33196 - 100 ft 16/3, Ace no. 30671 - 25 ft 14/3, Ace no. 30816 - 50 ft 14/3, Ace no. 30818 - 100 ft 14/3


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Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381)
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (25)
  • Maneuverable (25)
  • Clears to the pavement (20)
  • Throws far (18)

Cons

  • Can't handle wet snow (3)

Best Uses

  • Driveway (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (13), Novice (9), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

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4.0

Works great when working

By pudge

from hamilton, ohio

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Can't Handle Wet Snow
  • Difficult to Start

Best Uses

  • Driveway

Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

have had less than 2 yrs and last year it started to not go, the grips on the handle which is a safety feature was not allowing it to go unless you tried 3 or 4 times now it won't go at all. I got this for a Christmas present and do not have the receipts,talked to toro and they told me that without receipts I'm out of luck nothing they can do,is there anything else they can help me with? Didn't know how to respond to that one and still nstaying CIVIL.

 
4.0

good for its size

By esqdad

from Spokane, WA

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clears to the Pavement
  • Lightweight
  • Maneuverable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Driveway

    Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

    We bought for our 85 year old mom. It does a good job, is lightweight and effective.

     
    4.0

    Product is well worth the cost!

    By Jim

    from Highland, In.

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Maneuverable
    • Throws Far

    Cons

    • Can't Handle Wet Snow

    Best Uses

    • Driveway

    Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

    Great for removing snow off of driveway and patio before it accumulates too much. Serves as added bonus for me to use instead of shoveling while waiting for snow removal company to do our driveways. I have owned a Toro snow blower before and they are very dependable and built to last.

     
    5.0

    Toro Wins Again

    By Carol

    from St. James, NY

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Driveway

      Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

      Long Island got hit with several storms and we are not done yet. I was amazed at how easy this was to use. I dealt with the deep snow by tipping the machine back and taking a layer off at a time. It did take me some time to this, but it sure beat the heck out of shoveling and getting a heart attack.

      The hard plastic housing is great as I could get up next to the tires and it didn't damage the tires in any way. Not one scratch.

      Turning this around was a piece of cake. One hand.... pick up the whole machine and point it where you want to go.

      The only tools needed to put it together was a pair of scissors. I had to cut the ends off the anchor ties after securing the electric cord to the handle.

      This might not be the right machine for a big burley guy, but for this great grandmother it worked great.

       
      4.0

      Excellent

      By Jim

      from Joliet, IL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Driveway

        Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

        Mine only lasted 2 seasons for some reason but I do plan on buying another today. I took too much/big of a swipe of wet and crusty snow that had road salt in it which may have overloaded the motor.

         
        5.0

        Very useful

        By BobC

        from Quincy, MA

        About Me Handyman

        Pros

        • Clears to the Pavement
        • Lightweight
        • Maneuverable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Driveway

          Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

          This machine will save you a lot of work. It will handle 10-12" of snow but the first strip will be hard beccause you have to push it through the snow. After the first path it's easier if you take subsequent bites that are 1/2 to 3/4 the width of the machine.

          I've used this for 9 years and it has held up well in all kinds of snow including the 30" of snow we had last year - that was not easy but I got through it.

           
          4.0

          Snowy Connecticut

          By SanJ

          from Connecticut

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clears to the Pavement
          • Lightweight
          • Maneuverable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Driveway

            Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

            Have only used the snow thrower once, so far. So far, so good.

             
            5.0

            works well within its limitations

            By Paul

            from Center Barnstead, N. H.

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Deck
            • Driveway
            • Walkways

            Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

            Used once so far.
            Easily handled 6" of light, blowing snow.
            Lightweight, maneuverable, blows snow quite a distance.
            Bought to complement a gas snow blower.

             
            4.0

            Great for the avg sized driveway

            By max

            from Suffern, NY

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clears to the Pavement
            • Lightweight
            • Maneuverable
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Holding Handle Hurts Arm
            • No Reverse
            • Not For Wide Driveways

            Best Uses

            • Driveway

            Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

            The machine is well worth purchasing. A great time saver. Would buy again.
            Would prefer:
            A rechargeable battery pack to avoid dragging a cord.
            A reverse switch to allow blowing while backing up.
            A wider swath and most of all
            Not to have to hold the handle switch with both hands all the time. As a righty, My left lower arm stifffens badly afer an hour's use.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Handy little machine.....

            By Connie

            from Sioux Falls, SD

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Driveway

              Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

              I am a woman in her 70's who decided to do her own instead of paying a fortune to have it done. This little machine works great and is really fun to use. If it is real windy it doesn't matter how big the machine is, it is not fun. lol Anyway I would advise anyone who has short double drive and little sidewalk to buy one of these. I purchased mine last winter and not much snow but I am sure that will come living here in SD.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceeded expectations

              By Brucey

              from Portland, Maine

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Driveway

                Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                I was amazed at the power this machine has and the distance it can throw the snow. It doesn't have power drive but is light enough to lift and maneuver.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Looking forward to the Snow....

                By COL Paul

                from Hilliard, OH

                About Me Handyman

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clears to the Pavement
                • Lightweight
                • Maneuverable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Driveway

                  Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                  I knew once I bought a snow blower, we wouldn't see any more snow for the season. Used it once and found out it can be like "spitting into the wind". Make sure you throw the snow with the wind. Otherwise it worked find for the 1" of snow we got....

                   
                  5.0

                  would recommend

                  By Mary Ann

                  from Fall River, MA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Almost to pavement
                  • Lightweight
                  • Maneuverable
                  • Throws Far

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Sidewalks

                  Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                  should not wait til there is 6 inches on ground -

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great snow thrower

                  By Thelma

                  from Newman Lake, WA

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Driveway

                    Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                    Used it for the first time today and it worked great and it
                    cleared the driveway very well. It will be easier on the
                    back and nice to be able to clear my neighbors area as well.
                    So glad I purchased it. Works well for a "small" thrower.
                    Starting wasn't too difficult. Love it...

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Old Timer Replaced

                    By Mike

                    from Pentwater, MI

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Decks
                      • Driveway

                      Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                      My Power Curve has died after 22 years of faithful service. I'm replacing it and am hoping for another 22 years.

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      This does the trick!

                      By Guy with a couple of snow blowers

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clears to the Pavement
                      • Lightweight
                      • Maneuverable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Driveway

                        Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                        Couple years ago we bought a used gas powered blower because I didn't want to spend $300 or $400 on a unit that wouldn't clear more than 4"-5". It ended up being super overkill, so I never really used it.

                        This year, we bought this one and it is surprisingly powerful. I'm more than happy with it, cuts through everything we need, just be sure you don't get the cord caught in the blower.

                        For a 2 car driveway, I don't think there's anything more you need. I wouldn't go much less power, but this'll do just about all you need.

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Outstanding Home Device

                        By Gary

                        from Pittsgrove, New Jersey

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Driveway

                          Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                          One of the best home use products I have ever bought. It is perfect for the home owner with an average amount of sidewalk and driveway for which an expensive gas blower is over kill. It is powerful enough for close to a foot of snow. Other electric blowers tend to be a little to weak. The machine can be easily lifted and carried with one arm. The blower tube easily rotates to any needed position. If you have even a little positive attitude using this is down right fun.

                          (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Let it snow & I'll use my "Thrower"

                          By Sherrie

                          from Mentor, OH

                          About Me Novice

                          Pros

                          • Clears to the Pavement
                          • Efficient in every way
                          • Lightweight
                          • Maneuverable
                          • Throws Far

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Driveway
                            • Path just above the grass
                            • Yard

                            Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                            I am a 67 year old female who is using this type of equipment for the first time in my life. I decided I needed help this year other than a shovel. I tried a heavier gas driven snow blower and could not handle it. When I used this electric start snow thrower, I immediately felt that it was very manageable in clearing my driveway. Then I cleared a path just above the grass for the Mail Carrier as the snow was so deep. The cost was also manageable. I am very glad I purchased this particular machine.

                            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Easy to use and works very well

                            By Displaced Canuck

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Clears to the Pavement
                            • Easy controls
                            • Lightweight
                            • Maneuverable

                            Cons

                            • Limit is 12" of snow

                            Best Uses

                            • Driveway
                            • SIDEWALK

                            Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                            Easy and quick to use. No smell left on clothing compared to gas blower. We had a similar model for 6 years in Chicago before it broke. The new model has a better switch to keep it running.
                            If we get a blizzard with more than a foot of snow then it is best to go out in the middle of a storm and do a first pass at cleaning. You can do drifts deeper than one foot by shaving off a smaller amount with each pass.

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            This was a great choice

                            By Maggie

                            from Cincinnati, Ohio

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Driveway

                              Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                              Great for clearing small driveways. No more back pain. Easy to use. Quick and quite.

                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Worth the money

                              By Karl

                              from West Lafayette, Indiana

                              About Me Do-It-Yourself

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Driveway

                                Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                                I bought this unit at the beginning of winter and have had several chances to use it. I am pleased with how well it works. It throws the snow a good distance, unless the snow is wet, but even then it does okay. The cord can be a bit of a hassle, but I prefer that to messing with a gas unit. It is similar to the noise of a vacuum cleaner.

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Really works well!

                                By jim

                                from Burlington, Ky.

                                About Me Novice

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Maneuverable
                                • Throws Far

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Driveway

                                  Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                                  Use it to clear sidewalk and driveway around garage door. It is easier to use than the gas one, although not as fast. The cord gets in the way a lot and gets very stiff in the cold.

                                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great!

                                  By ranpc123

                                  from Long Island, NY

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

                                  • Clears to the Pavement
                                  • Easy to use and store
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Maneuverable
                                  • No gas no smell
                                  • Throws Far

                                  Cons

                                  • Ex cord can get in way

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Driveway
                                  • Sidewalks walkways

                                  Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                                  I just got this and was not sure how something so light(24Lbs) could clear my 18 x 20 foot drive after 8 inches of snow fell. Well, it did a great job!!! I would recommend this to anyone with a back problem. I was a real saver. I had a gas, oil blower and had a lot of trouble getting the right mix and when I tried to pull the rip cord, there went my back, so this Toro Power Curve is great! I even bring it into my house to dry out over my utility sink! Yes, the electrical cord has to be moved a lot, but it is well worth the trouble! I even did the area where the plow pushed the snow. I just had to go over it a couple of times, but this thing is soooo light that I could push it through and even carry it over to better starting points. I am very happy with my Toro.

                                  (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very Easy to Use

                                  By Wayne

                                  from Duluth, MN

                                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Maneuverable
                                  • Throws Far

                                  Cons

                                  • Can't Handle Wet Snow

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Driveway
                                  • Yard

                                  Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                                  I have used this to clean the roof of my house. Throws the snow much further than I would have guessed. Does not harm the roof. I will buy another 1800 power curve when this one wears out.

                                  (25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  THIS BLOWER IS GREAT

                                  By DAVE

                                  from KILA, MT

                                  About Me Handyman

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Maneuverable
                                  • MORE POWER THAN I THOUGHT
                                  • Throws Far

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Decks

                                    Comments about Toro® 18in Electric Power Curve Snow Thrower (38381):

                                    THIS BLOWER IS AWSOME. IT THROWS SNOW FARTHER THAN I THOUGHT AN ELECTRIC UNIT COULD. IT IS LIGHT WEIGHT & MANOVERABLE. A FAIR PRICE FOR SUCH A POWERFUL UNIT. I WOULD BUY ONE AGAIN.

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