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Ryobi Has A Snow Shovel For Every Application On A Battery System That Helps You All Year

If you live in a climate that gets snow in the winter, you know the “joys” of having to shovel snow manually. With Ryobi’s impressive range of homeowner tools, it’s no surprise that it’s tapped into the winter cleanup market. We’ve covered Ryobi’s 40V Snow Blowers in the past, but you may be looking for something for lighter snow-clearing jobs. That’s where Ryobi cordless snow shovels come in. We’re giving you an overview of each model to help you sort out the options.

Ryobi 40V 12-Inch Wheeled Snow Shovel (RY408130VNM): The High-Performance Specialist

Ryobi Cordless Snow Shovel Ultimate Buyer's Guide

The RY408130VNM Ryobi snow shovel gives you a 12-inch clearing path in snow up to 6 inches deep. It has a throwing distance of 25 feet to tackle areas you don’t want a full-size snow blower for. There’s also a 2-speed trigger that lets you customize the speed based on your clearing needs.

As a compact, lightweight shovel, this 40V Ryobi snow shovel gives you a break from manual shovels and scrapers. It weighs just 16.6 pounds and features a 2-wheel design that reduces fatigue even further and makes maneuverability much easier.

This one retails for $249 as a bare tool. There’s also a kit, including a 4.0Ah battery and charger for $329. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 5-year warranty for the tool and a 3-year warranty for the battery.

Considerations

This is the highest-performing snow shovel in Ryobi’s lineup and the wheels are very helpful in offsetting the tool’s higher weight. With its 4.0Ah battery and brushless motor, you’re going to get longer runtime than 18V or brushed models.

High performance always comes at a higher price, and as the flagship of Ryobi’s line, it’s also the most expensive.

Model: Ryobi RY408130VNM

Clearing Width: 12 in

Clearing Depth: 6 inches

Max Throw: 25 ft

Weight: 16.6 lbs

Ryobi 18V One+ Snow Shovel (P2706BTL): The Lightweight Option

Ryobi Cordless Snow Shovel Ultimate Buyer's Guide

The smallest of the Ryobi cordless snow shovel lineup, the P2706BTL has a 10-inch clearing width. It keeps the same clearing depth of up to 6 inches, however. This shovel is also the lightest in the lineup at 12.3 pounds, making it a good option if strength or back pain is a concern.

Even though this tool isn’t as mighty in terms of size and performance as the rest of the ones on this list, you’re not sacrificing much in the way of snow-throwing distance. It throws snow up to 20 feet away, which is only five feet less than Ryobi’s top models achieve.

This is a more compact solution than Ryobi’s other snow shovel options and the price reflects that. It retails as a bare tool for $139. There’s also a kit option that includes a 4.0Ah battery and charger for $199. You can find both options at The Home Depot starting in November 2022. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 3-year limited warranty.

Considerations

The 18V system is the same one that runs the entire 18V One+ line of power tools, OPE, and lifestyle products. In terms of the number of compatible tools, none of the 40V models come close. It’s also lighter and less expensive than the higher-voltage models.

The big trade-offs are going to be a slightly narrower clearing width, shorter throw distance, and significantly lower runtime thanks to the lower-capacity battery.

Model: Ryobi P2706BTL

Clearing Width: 10 in

Clearing Depth: 6 inches

Max Throw: 20 ft

Weight: 12.3 lbs

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 12-Inch Snow Shovel (RY408120VNM): Brushless Attachment-Capable Snow Clearing

Ryobi Cordless Snow Shovel Ultimate Buyer's Guide

The Ryobi RY408120VNM gives you the ability to clear a 12-inch path in snow up to 6 inches deep. Like its bigger brother, it features a brushless motor that throws snow up to 25 feet.

This Ryobi snow shovel has a 2-speed switch, as well as a variable speed trigger. Unlike the wheeled model, it’s compatible with Ryobi’s Expand-It tool attachment system, featuring a 180° lock/unlock coupler that lets you remove the snow shovel head to attach another one of the tool heads in this system.

This shovel clocks in at 17 pounds, and although it’s tied for the heaviest model in Ryobi’s snow shovel lineup, it’s still a lot lighter than a walk-behind snow blower.

As far as pricing goes, you can find it as a kit retailing for $299. It includes a 4.0Ah battery and a charger. As with all Ryobi tools, you can find it exclusively at The Home Depot. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 5-year warranty.

Considerations

This model was Ryobi’s previous flagship until the wheeled design came out. As such, its performance is excellent, matching its big brother in capacity and throw. It also enjoys the longer runtime of a higher-capacity battery and brushless motor.

It’s a little heavier and doesn’t enjoy the easy maneuverability that wheels offer, though it is a little lower in price.

This model’s biggest advantage is its attachment-ready powerhead, making it a useful tool to have year-round.

Model: Ryobi RY408120VNM

Clearing Width: 12 inches

Clearing Depth: 6 inches

Max Throw: 25 feet

Weight: 17 lbs

Ryobi 40V 12-Inch Power Snow Shovel (RY408110VNM): Brushed Attachment-Capable Option

This snow shovel is very similar to the RY408120VNM model, but this one uses a brushed motor. Taking off that HP Brushless designation, you lose about three feet of maximum throwing distance (up to 22 feet). It has the same clearing path of 12 inches in up to 6 inches deep of snow, though.

It’s also lacking a two-speed switch, making it a little lighter on features as it targets a lower price point. Besides that, this model is almost identical to the HP Brushless shovel. It has the same weight of 17 pounds, and it features a variable speed trigger. It also features Expand-It compatibility with a 180° lock/unlock coupler.

The RY408120VNM 40V 12-inch snow shovel retails as a kit for $269. It includes a 4.0Ah battery and a charger, as well as a 5-year warranty from Ryobi. You can find it at The Home Depot.

Considerations

As we already mentioned, the big difference between this model and the one above it is the switch to a brushed motor. You won’t get as much runtime and the throw is a little shorter, but you save some money and the powerhead is still attachment capable.

Model: Ryobi RY408110VNM

Clearing Width: 12 inches

Clearing Depth: 6 inches

Runtime: 15 mins

Weight: 17 lbs

Ryobi Expand-It Snow Shovel Attachment

If you already have a Ryobi Expand-It powerhead, you can save some money by simply adding the attachment. It’s the same one as the two options above with a 12-inch clearing width and 6-inch maximum depth. Since the Expand-It system uses a universal connection design, you can also use it with other brands that have the same connection type, whether it’s a battery or gas unit.

Get it for $149.00

Specifications

Model: Ryobi RYSNW00

Clearing Width: 12 inches

Clearing Depth: 6 inches

For more information about the Ryobi 40V HP Line of Snow Blowers and Power Snow Shovels, click here.

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