This isn't the strongest blower out there, but it gets the job done. This snowblower is a very easy to easy snow blower. I have been very happy with it, I have a really really crappy driveway that it seems to have no problem snow blowing. I love that fact that I don't have to shovel anymore, it saves my back from a lot of aches and pains. The price for this is very good. If you have a really big driveway you might want to consider something a little more powerful, but for just your average driveway I would say this would work really well. I've let my 9 year old use it a couple times with me out to supervise, but he has had no problems using it either.