See also Ice Traction and Removal
Shoveling: | Snow Shovels : | Snow Blowers :

Take it easy, dress properly, maintain proper posture, stretch before and after.
Pick a shovel that fits you and doesn't cause you to bend over unnecessarily.
Or use a snow pusher to push it to the side instead of lifting it.
The best method for driveways that have clearance on both sides is to start in the middle and throw the snow toward one edge of the driveway.
Snow Removal Tips | Consumer Reports
16 Cardinal Rules for Snow Shoveling - Popular Mechanics
Snow Shoveling As A Workout | Elite Performance Training

Snow Shovels :
Metal is generally more rigid than plastic but heavier. Steel on the leading edge can extend a shovel's life and make it more effective in hard-packed snow, though the edge may scratch a delicate surface such as decking. A scoop about 24 inches across is good for a few inches of light snow; narrower is better when snow is deep or wet and heavy. A deeply curved scoop can clear a lot of snow; a shallow scoop is OK for pushing snow but spills when lifted. High scoop sides contain snow and can reduce flexing.

Flat shovels are better at cutting through deep snowdrifts, such as clearing areas left by a plow.
Rounded scoops can push snow, allowing you to make a steady pass down the sidewalk or scoop the snow up to remove it completely.


Flat shovel Pusher     combo       Wovel     Ergonomic     Sleigh  Snowcaster Scoop  Homemade from hand truck
How to pick a snow shovel and how to shovel snow | Mr Mike's Blog
Choosing The Proper Snow Shovel at
The Best Snow Shovel | The Sweethome
Best Snow Shovels | How to Shovel Safely | Consumer Reports
Which Snow Shovel Is the Best? - Popular Mechanics
Snow Shovels & Ice Scrapers - Snow & Ice - The Home Depot snow shovels

Snow Blowers :
Consumer Reports Snow blower Buying Guide | Models
The Best Snow Blowers | The Sweethome
How to Pick the Perfect Snow Thrower |


last updated 12 Feb 2015