Snow Joe SJ623E vs Toro 1800: Which Snow Blower is Better?

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Some may look at snow as beautiful white fluff to make snow angels in. Others are not so enthusiastic when they look at the inches of snow covering their driveway. If this is a regular occurrence for you, it’s time for you to invest in a snow thrower. We have now moved on from the traditional gas or oil motored snow throwers. The Snow Joe SJ23E and Toro 1800 are electrically powered. They are much lighter than traditional models and require far less maintenance. Not only that, they are guaranteed to start each time. In this article, we are going to look at how the Snow Joe SJ623E vs Toro 1800 are different. We will also take a quick look at their similarities. We will provide a chart with the specific details for easy comparison, and some of the pros and cons.

Snow Joe SJ623E vs Toro 1800

 

There aren’t too many similarities aside from the fact that they both throw snow out of your path. The blades on both the snow throwers clear an 18-inch path at a depth of up to 10 inches with each pass.

The other thing Snow Joe and the Toro have in common is that the companies provide a 2-year warranty for the machine.

Snow Joe SJ623E vs Toro 1800

Snow Joe SJ623E

Snow Joe SJ623E

  • Size: 45 x 19 x 26 inches
  • Weight: 33.7lbs
  • Rotor: 4 stainless steel blades
  • Power: 15amp
  • Clearing path: 18” wide x 10” deep
  • Amount of snow: 720lbs per minute
  • Range: 25ft
  • Chute: 180º rotation
  • Extras: Chute cleaner, 23w halogen light
  • Warranty: 2-years
Toro 1800

Toro 1800

  • Size: 47 x 18 x 36 inches
  • Weight: 24lbs
  • Rotor: Curved with wide rubber paddles
  • Power: 12amp
  • Clearing path: 18” wide x 10” deep
  • Amount of snow: 700lbs per minute
  • Range: 30ft
  • Chute: 160º rotation
  • Extras: None mentioned
  • Warranty: 2-years

Now, let’s see how the Snow Joe and the Toro are different.

Appearance

Snow Joe SJ623E review

If you had to describe a snow thrower you would say it looks like a lawnmower. There are long handles attached to a housing that contains the motor and the blades. They can be as light as 12lbs and as heavy as 30lbs.

Snow Joe SJ23E

This is a black and blue snow thrower. It has a black chute on the top of the motor housing. The extension cord outlet is conveniently on the handle and the throttle matches the blue housing. It weighs a little more than average at 33.7lbs. It is 45 x 19 x 26 inches.

Toro 1800

The red and black snow thrower weighs only 24lbs. The extension outlet is fixed and appears a little more secure. It comes with a cord lock so that the extension cord can’t fall out. It is 47 x 18 x 36 inches.

The Winner Is- The Toro 1800

Power

Toro 1800 Review

The typical amperage for a snow thrower is around 15amps. Anything more and you are likely to blow a fuse. Bear in mind that you will lose some power when you are using long extension cables (around 100ft).

Snow Joe SJ23E

It has a 15amp motor. It can move up to 720lbs of snow per minute. It has a 4-blade rotor made from stainless steel. This snow thrower is ETL approved so it has passed all of the safety tests. No power cord is included.

Toro 1800

At 12amps, the motor is slightly less powerful. It can shift up to 700lbs of snow per minute. The rotor is curved and has wide rubber paddles to propel the machine forward. The safety standards are not stated for the Toro. No power cord is included.

The Winner Is- The Snow Joe SJ23E

The Snow Chute

Toro 1800 Comparison

The chute is what is essentially going to throw your snow out of your path. Most can throw the snow to around 25ft.

Snow Joe SJ23E

This chute can throw snow to a maximum distance of 25ft. The chute can be rotated 180º so you can quickly change the direction in which the snow is thrown.

Toro 1800

It can throw the snow a little further, up to 30ft. The chute also rotates but only 160º.

The Winner IS- It’s a Tie

Extra Features

Snow Joe SJ623E Comparison

Each brand will have different extras to consider, such as extra-large wheels, a cover, lights, etc.

Snow Joe SJ23E

This comes with a cleaning tool for the chute. The best thing is that it comes with a 23w halogen light for when visibility isn’t great.

Toro1800

There are no extras with this snow thrower.

The Winner Is- The Snow Joe SJ23E

Snow Joe SJ623E vs Toro 1800 Pros and Cons

This next section has some of the pros and cons of the two snow throwers.

Snow Joe SJ23E

Pros:

  • It’s easy to use, string and quite fun
  • Functions as well as a gas snow thrower, just without the noise or the weight
  • The light is amazing, it really comes in useful if you have to leave early or get home late

Cons:

  • The cord for the power extension can get in the way

Toro 1800

Pros:

  • It has great durability
  • Being so lightweight it is easy for anyone to use
  • The parts seem to be well made and the size is good for storing

Cons:

  • The lifespan is not so long

The Final Verdict

If we didn’t have to consider the price for the two, we might be tempted to lean towards the Toro 1800. The problem is that the Snow Joe is half the price and comes with some features specifics that we prefer.

The Toro has an outlet that is fixed into the handle with a safety lock. That being said, you will still have to negotiate the power cord.

The Snow Joe wins because of the value for money. We aren’t just talking about a few dollars. It also has more power and is able to shift more snow per minute. As the clearing path and abilities are the same as the Toro, there is no need to spend the extra money.

It’s not until you have to clear the path of your driveway when it’s pitch-black will you appreciate your snow thrower having a light. And this was a real winning factor for the Snow Joe23E.


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