I have my power curve 1800 and I love the thing....as long as you can put up with the cord it is a heck of a machine. If you have snowfall below 8 inches it can be your work horse but the cord becomes more annoying at higher snow levels. But as Toyboy said they are mostly for decks and walkways and it does steps great. But if your driveway is big and you get a lot of snow a 2 stage is the key. Best of luck!
I will just add...it was fun when we would get 6 inches of snow or less and I would be out doing my 50 ft front walk to my front door and steps and be able to finish that in ten minutes...no shovel...while my neighbors had to snowblow and shovel their walk and steps. If you do get one make sure you get a nice new cord and store it with neat big loops so it is easy to get out there the next time without untangling it for 15 minutes. But I love being amongst the two stage world...it is a ton of fun and like many on here it is something that literally gets in your blood.
If for any reason you do your driveway with it...Herringbone pattern is key!!!!
Oh and as powerwrench said they have great throwing distances!! If they clog a simple light lift (just a couple of inches) and drop always unclogged mine. Sounds bad but rugged as heck.
Last edited by Simplicity Solid 22; 09-13-2013 at 09:55 PM.