Did you know that every spring snow storm causes hundreds of injuries!
Not from shoveling, not from slipping and falling. It can happen to you if you don’t read this!
Why? Spring snow is very wet and heavy. It clogs snow blowers. People think they can safely unclog snowblowers when it is turned off. WRONG!
Blades are spring loaded and are designed to rest in a neutral position when static (turned off). If blade gets jammed while NOT in neutral, there is a lot of tension on the blade. If you reach underneath or into the shoot to clear the snow, thinking it is safe, you will end up with a tragic surprise! When you release the snow holding the blades under tension, they will snap into their neutral position severing your fingers.
I have done numerous consumer reports over the years on this. It happens after every spring storm DO NOT BE A VICTIM! Pass this advice around.