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post #1 of 18 Old 09-12-2016, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Drift cutters

I've had my 24" deluxe #921024 for a couple of seasons now and it has performed flawlessly. When I got it I immediately installed the Wuss Grips (heated hand grips) which really work well when outside for a while - especially at night.

I just installed a set of Drift Cutters a few days ago and can't wait to see if they actually work. Last year we had over 4 feet in front of our Driveway thanks to Mr. Snowplow Driver (Town Snow Removal) and would love to see how the Drift Cutters handle that. Anyone have experience with them?
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I've I've used them before but I've made them myself out of that just whatever I had laying around. They work fine.
I have a set that I got from William, for my Toro 521 but I have yet to install them. Garage door angle is my metal of choice when I make them. It works great.

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There is something of a look they give to a snow blower, "My snowblower takes cutting through the snow seriously!" sort of thing.
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I've used them to topple snow into the bucket, but they have not benefited me in clearing the snow the town plow deposits at the end of my driveway. Their best application is when you go parallel to a drift that is higher than your basket. If a drift is on your left, go alongside it with the left cutter slicing it, back up a little, nudge the blower to the right, and the cutter topples the drift into the basket. Works best when the drift is rigid, which makes me doubt you'll see any benefit on the road snow pile.
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Just be careful you don't lose an eye from those when you bend over. Honda designed theirs like a squared arch (up, across, down). You can see it in my picture. Something to thing about.
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Drift higher then the bucket on my blower but the drift cutter cuts it down.....Nice clean edge!
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You should put little flags at the top of your cutters <grin>
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I don't worry about my eye as much as I do the legs of my snow pants. I keep thinking I should stick a tennis ball on the end of each one to keep from catching my pants on them.
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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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You should put little flags at the top of your cutters <grin>
Bicycle Flags? The ones kids used to have to put on the bikes a long.... time ago. Remember my father telling me about them.

Could know where you are when the snow is over 5 feet high...
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