In the winter I typically get a ton of snow on my deck, and i have to have it cleared off for my small dogs or else they get lost in a snow drift. I'm looking for a good electric snow shovel, and this is the perfect time of the year to buy one used at a garage sale. Any advice on which is a good buy? Some have amperage ratings that hover around 7 amps, some as high as 10 amps. Should I assume that he higher the amp rating the more powerful it is? The Toro powershovels seem readily available, and seem to get ok reviews. The problem with these power shovel reviews is that many of them are written after a day of use, so no longevity usage is taken into account. Also, a lot of people using these are living in areas with very little snow fall, so the once or twice a year that they use these electric shovels is hardly taxing on the unit at all. I've watched videos of people using electric shovels, and I think that it would be perfect tool for clearing a deck. It would be great to have one hanging on a hook on my deck plugged in to an extension cord and ready to go at a moments notice.