I purchased the WEN Snowblaster 18-inch Electric Snow Thrower as a secondary blower and after my first use it has become my main snow remover. Despite this blowers small stature it is very powerful and has performed well under harsh conditions. This snow blower does a great job of removing snow up to about 8 inches high before it starts to clog. The only way I can prevent the blower from clogging is to not let snow accumulate over 5-6 inches. The best feature about this blower is that it clears snow to the point I see concrete on a single pass. The downside to this unit is that it feels very cheap and doesn't appear it will last more than a couple of seasons. The safety button on the side is very flimsy and when compressed it feels like nothing is keeping it in place. Even though I don't think the WEN Snowblaster Electric Snow Thrower will last for years to come I definitely would recommend it based on its ability to cleanly remove snow and because it's priced well below its contemporaries.