Best Ryobi Cordless Snow Shovel Buying Guide

Best Ryobi Cordless Snow Shovel Buying Guide

Ryobi Has A Snow Shovel For Every Application On A Battery System That Helps You All Year

Our friends in snowy climates know the struggles of having to clear snow from their driveways and sidewalks manually. Ryobi already has a number of homeowner-grade tools, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that they’ve tapped into the winter cleanup game. If you’re looking for something for lighter clearing (as opposed to choosing from Ryobi’s 40V Snow Blower lineup), we took a look at the best Ryobi Cordless Snow Shovels to help you decide what suits you.

Ryobi 40V 12-Inch Wheeled Snow Shovel (RY408130VNM): The High-Performance Specialist

RY408130VNM 40V shovel

First up is the RY408130VNM snow shovel. It gives you a 12-inch clearing path in snow up to 6 inches deep. It can throw snow up to 25 feet, which makes it a good alternative for full-size snow blowers. There’s also a 2-speed trigger so you can choose your speed based on your clearing needs.

This lightweight, compact shovel offers a substitute for manual shovels and scrapers. It clocks in at just 16.6 pounds, and its 2-wheel design reduces fatigue while adding maneuverability.

This model retails for $249 bare. You can also get it as part of a kit, which includes a 4.0Ah battery and charger, for $329. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 5-year warranty on the tool and a 3-year warranty for the battery.


Ryobi improved upon the snow shovel design by adding wheels to help offset the weight of the tool. With a 4.0Ah battery and brushless motor, you can expect longer runtimes compared to 18V or brushed models.

Something to keep in mind is that this is Ryobi’s highest-performing snow shovel, and as the flagship of the lineup, it’s also the most expensive.

  • Model: Ryobi RY408130VNM
  • Clearing Width: 12 in
  • Clearing Depth: 6 inches
  • Max Throw: 25 ft
  • Weight: 16.6 lbs

Ryobi 18V One+ Snow Shovel (P2706BTL): The Lightweight Option

18V Ryobi battery-powered snow shovel

The P2706BTL snow shovel sits as the smallest of the Ryobi cordless snow shovel lineup. It has a 10-inch clearing width in snow up to 6 inches deep. It’s also the lightest model the lineup has to offer at 12.3 pounds, making it a good option for folks who are prone to back pain or lack the strength to maneuver larger models around.

Even with this size reduction, you’re not sacrificing much in terms of throwing distance. It can achieve a top distance of 20 feet, which is only 5 feet less than the Ryobi’s top models.

This shovel is more compact than the rest of the ones in the lineup and its price reflects that. You can find it as a bare tool for $139, or in a kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger for $199 exclusively at The Home Depot. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty.


This snow shovel runs on the same 18V battery system as the 18V One+ line of power tools, so it’s great for those who are already on that platform. It’s lighter and less expensive than the higher-voltage models, but there are some trade-offs.

It has a shorter throw distance, a narrower clearing width, and a shorter runtime than you’ll find in the 40V models thanks to its lower-capacity battery.

  • Model: Ryobi P2706BTL
  • Clearing Width: 10 in
  • Clearing Depth: 6 inches
  • Max Throw: 20 ft
  • Weight: 12.3 lbs

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 12-Inch Snow Shovel (RY408120VNM): Brushless Attachment-Capable Snow Clearing

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 12-Inch Snow Shovel

The Ryobi RY408120VNM snow shovel has a clearing width of 12 inches in 6-inch deep snow. Like its big brother, it employs a brushless motor that throws snow up to 25 feet away.

It also features a 2-speed switch and a variable speed trigger. However, unlike the wheeled snow shovel, this model is compatible with Ryobi’s Expand-It tool attachment system. It has a 180° lock/unlock coupler that lets you remove the snow shovel head and attach another compatible tool head in this system.

This shovel weighs a hefty 17 pounds, and although it’s tied for Ryobi’s heaviest snow shovel, it still beats lugging around a walk-behind snow blower for lighter clearing tasks.

You can find the RY408120VNM as part of a kit retailing for $299 with a 4.0Ah battery and charger. Like all Ryobi tools, you can pick it up exclusively at The Home Depot. Ryobi also backs your purchase with a 5-year warranty.


Until the wheeled model came out, this snow shovel was Ryobi’s flagship in the lineup. It has excellent performance, matching the RY408130VNM in capacity and throw. Its brushless motor and higher battery capacity help to give it a longer runtime, too.

The biggest draw to this model is the advantage of the attachment-ready powerhead, meaning you can get year-round use. If this is something that piques your interest, we recommend looking into the Expand-It system.

  • Model: Ryobi RY408120VNM
  • Clearing Width: 12 inches
  • Clearing Depth: 6 inches
  • Max Throw: 25 feet
  • Weight: 17 lbs

Ryobi 40V 12-Inch Power Snow Shovel (RY408110VNM): Brushed Attachment-Capable Option

Ryobi 40V 12-Inch Power Snow Shovel

This model has a very similar design to the RY408120VNM, except it uses a brushed motor. Even without the HP Brushless designation, you’re only losing about three feet of maximum throwing distance for a total of up to 22 feet. It keeps the same clearing path of 12 inches in up to 6 inches of snow.

It also lacks a two-speed switch, making it lighter on features since it has a lower price point. Aside from those details, it’s pretty much identical to the HP Brushless shovel. It weighs the same (17 pounds) and features a variable speed trigger. It even has Expand-It compatibility with a 180° lock/unlock coupler.

You can find this snow shovel as a kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger for $269 exclusively at The Home Depot. It carries a 5-year warranty from Ryobi.


As we mentioned, the only big difference between this model and its brushless counterpart is the brushed motor. As a result, you won’t get as much runtime and you lose a few feet of throwing distance, but the trade-off is that it’s less expensive. It even has the same powerhead attachment capabilities.

  • Model: Ryobi RY408110VNM
  • Clearing Width: 12 inches
  • Clearing Depth: 6 inches
  • Runtime: 15 mins
  • Weight: 17 lbs

Ryobi Expand-It Snow Shovel Attachment

Ryobi Expand-It Snow Shovel Attachment

If you’re already on the Ryobi Expand-It powerhead system, you’re part of the lucky crowd that doesn’t have to look for a whole snow shovel. You can simply add the attachment to your powerhead repertoire. It’s the same powerhead as the two options above with a 12-inch clearing path and a maximum depth of 6 inches.

Better yet, the Expand-It system uses a universal connection design, so you can use it with other brands with the same connection type.

It’s available at The Home Depot for $149.


  • Model: Ryobi RYSNW00
  • Clearing Width: 12 inches
  • Clearing Depth: 6 inches

For more information about the Ryobi 40V HP Line of Snow Blowers and Power Snow Shovels, click here .

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