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Craftsman 88394 28" Quiet 243cc Dual-Stage Snowblower

Item# 07188394000P | Model# 88394 | Added on August 19, 2015 |
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Just Like Magic Before this snowblower came into your life, waking up early to clear out the driveway and sidewalk was a hassle. Packed with a quiet engine, a 0° turning radius, and other performance features, the neighborhood will stay asleep and, best of all, the snow will be gone. Even those tough edges will be a piece of cake. Is it magic? No, but this snowblower works like it is.

  • 243cc 4-cycle OHV Craftsman Quiet engine gives you more power, a longer life and improved fuel economy
  • No mixing of gas and oil required
  • Push-button electric start allows for easy and sure starts in cold temperatures
  • Features a 26" clearing width and 21" intake height to clear more snow with every pass
  • Designed for medium to large paved and gravel driveways and sidewalks
  • A 12" serrated steel auger breaks up hard-packed snow
  • A 12" impeller discharges heavy, wet snow
  • 6 forward and 2 reverse, power-propelled adjustable speeds put you in control
  • Features 4-way chute control
  • Chute rotates 200° with a joystick to discharge the snow where you want it
  • Extended chute design increases throwing distance and reduces snow blowback
  • 15" x 5" X-Trac tires provide superior traction in heavy snow conditions
  • Glide-Tech™ skid shoes eliminate garage rust stains and driveway damage
  • Single hand operation frees up a hand for on-the-go adjustments
  • Handles are easy to grasp while wearing gloves
  • Plow style handles for comfort and control with panel design for convenient shear pin storage
  • Features an LED
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Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65
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By Init4fun269
September 10th, 2015
Craftsman 28" 243cc snowblower

Picked this up today, looked at the 208cc model and decided I wanted something with more power so I went with this one. Was very easy to put together and everything works great. Love the LED light and also has a hookup for heated hand grips if I can find a pair! I hope this thing runs as good as it did today... engine is very smooth as is the zero turn. Yes it is a lot quieter than I thought it would be, So far very happy with my purchase and don't see a problem in the future as i purchased the 5 yr in home warranty. Josh and his sales staff made this purchase a pleasure.

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By mg11210
February 16th, 2016
A worthless piece of garbage

Do you like to throw $1,000 down the drain ? If so, just head to Sears and purchase a Craftsman snowblower. This piece of garbage would not start on the second time that it had to be used. Troubleshooting experts at Sears could not get it started and you'll be charged over $100 just to have a Sears repairman come to your home to try to make it work., while the blower is still under warranty. Sears won't refund your money after 30 days. Don't believe the hype put out by Sears raving about Craftsman blowers. It's a piece of junk.

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I would buy again


Snowblower is great, was missing a bolt and nut the held the handles together, trying to get this missing part was a complete nightmare. I made a minimum of 15 calls until I actually got someone the could help me out. I kept getting transferred from place to place and spoke to people that was very hard to hear and understand.

February 20th
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Runs good and quiet.


This engine is way quieter than my previous model which was also a smaller one. It ran without any problems and starts up quickly with the extension cord auto start. The only option I regret not going for was the hand warmer which the quiet engine model didn't offer. Maybe I can find an after market hand warmer.

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Replaced an old Ariens snow blower that was about 16 years old which is and was a good piece of equipment. This rates right up there with that. Easy starting, so far first pull every time. Clears and throws snow good.

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Love it!


This is my 2nd Craftsman Snow Blower. It lasted 15 years. Still runs fine but time for a new one. This one is even nicer with directional steering and easier chute directional control.

December 30th via
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To be determined


I bought this new for $683 due to Sears advertising a Poulan Pro on their website that they would not sell to me unless I drove to Hawaii and bought it at a store. I have no idea what they do with snowthrowers in Hawaii, but when you hear about Sears' competitive and financial issues, it begins to make sense. Anyway, after a few phone complaints Sears agreed to substitute this unit. And after getting an incorrectly assembled first unit (the cable to engage the auger was routed pinched between body panels and wrapped around a tightened bolt and washer), I got an additional 10% off the 2nd unit. The store also assembled it for my inspection before I left the store.

It really is quiet! Out of characters. It has not snowed yet.

October 6th via mobile
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