EXPAND-IT™ Snow Thrower Attachment

Model: #RYSNW00

4.2 | 54 Reviews
The RYOBI Expand-It Snow Thrower Attachment is ideal for clearing up to 6 inches of snow from sidewalks, decks, and driveways. For added convenience, the offset handle allows users to walk along the cleared path. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, there has never been a better time to add to your Expand-It family of tools.
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  • Clearing Width: 8 in.
  • Weight: 8 lbs.


  • EXPAND-IT™ Snow Thrower Attachment
  • Attachment Hanging Cap
  • Operator's Manual


EXPAND-IT™ Snow Thrower Attachment
EXPAND-IT™ Snow Thrower Attachment is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could be better Received as a gift when a wheeled snow blower model was discontinued. Rather ungainly to handle. Came with a secondary handle, but it was not referenced in the instructions, and I needed to contact company to find out what the heck to do with it. Would've liked it if blades were pitched so that snow is thrown at an angle. Blowing the snow straight into my path isn't helpful for most of my uses. Might be good for quick clears. However, in those cases, a shovel is lighter and I can throw snow in any direction i want.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tool. I bought this just after a big storm to clear my sidewalks. It not only did the job. It passed all expectations.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I bought this just before Christmas, and it arrived the day before a light snow storm. We had about 3 inches of wet snow, and I connected this to my 40V power head with a 2.5AH battery. I was able to clear a 3 car driveway, the walkway to the door, and the sidewalk in front. A couple days later, we had about 3 inches of dry snow, and I did the same thing without difficulty. since the main mass is off center to the rod that connects to the power head, you hold the unit in your right hands on the right side of your body, and the shovel unit is right in front of you, centered. I found it easier to run the unit at a slight angle, throwing the snow away from the path I've already cleared. It tossed the snow about 6 feet, typically. I expect to use this for the smaller snowfalls we get from time to time, and keep using the big gas powered 2-stage for the big ones we get.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great so far I took delivery at my Home Depot the day before yesterday, and we had a light snowfall last night. About 2 inches. That's way too small to pull out the gas powered snow blower, so I tried out my new Ryobi Snow Thrower Attachment. I was able to clear a 3-car driveway, 25-foot walkway and 65-foot sidewalk in front of my house on one 2.5AH 40V battery. I'm sure I'll get less runtime with deeper snow, but in most of those cases I'd use the big gas powered unit anyway. The good-excellent price, easy to use, cleared 12-inch wide swaths pretty efficiently. The bad-it's end-heavy, so it's a bit of a strain, but once I worked out how to hold it and work with it (stand straight up, tuck the battery end under your elbow) it worked great. I know I'll get a lot of use from this.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worked great for a while. When I first started using it, I liked it a lot. But after using it in slushy snow, it broke. I guess it stripped a gear. I have to take it to the service center and see what happens.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This snow thrower is a great addition to my expand-it collection. I just used it the other day. I got about 6 to 7 inches of fairly heavy, wet snow. I attached it to my 2-cycle power head and went to work. Even with the heavy snow, my snow thrower was clearing it with ease and launching the snow 20+ feet. I would highly recommend this tool!
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poor Hardware included I bought this in fall to get ready for winter. The goal was to get snow on my back covered patio more away from the concrete/ landscaping since the piles got rather tall when I shoveled. It worked great! My only complaint is the garbage plastic hardware included with the handle. It did not hold tight enough to keep the handle from spinning. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to some metal hardware.
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have not used other electric snow shovels before, so this review is based solely this EXPAND-IT Snow Thrower attachment only. This works and does what it's supposed to for the most part when there isn't enough snow to take out my 2-stager. I like that it's an attachment so I can swap between weedeater and this. I didn't want to have another dedicated power tool from a different brand which is why I chose this item. I can clear my driveway, which fits 8 cars, in about 30-45 minutes. I have had no problems with battery life. It doesn't seem to be height adjustable so it does leave coke lines on the passes. I end up trying to go over again or come back with a shovel. It's not wide so it's probably great for sidewalks and decks, but not perfect for driveways. I wish the angle at which you throw the snow could be adjusted.
Date published: 2020-04-28
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