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Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake for Snow Removal

By: on January 02, 2017
$129.99
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The Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake is a tool that reminds me how much I hate doing home maintenance. But since Albie down the street's mama says he's too young to crawl around on my own mama's roof to shovel the snow off (come on, he's 11! Double digits!) dealing with this structural threat has fallen on my shoulders. Suckage.

Although, check out this video of the Avalanche in action. Shoveling off a roof with it looks way easier than shoveling off a driveway with a normal shovel. Or even a Snow Wolf. I find the hunks of snow that dislodge and come crashing down very gratifying too. It's like hacking off pieces of a giant ice zombie with every pass.

The Avalanche consists of a 16' fiberglass handle (divvied into 4 x 4' sections) and wheeled head that attach to a 17' x 12' plastic slide. The rake cuts through and severs the snow while the slide glides it in a predictable path from peak to ground. The 1-1/2" wheels on the rake help protect both your roof and your back from damage during use.

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Track N Go Wheel-Driven Track System

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Xtend & Climb Telescoping Ladder

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Home maintenance. It's an upward climb. Got a good ladder for the ascent? Reviewers love Xtend & Climb's residential Telescoping Ladder. The aluminum climber extends incrementally by the foot to a max height of 12.5'...

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Rain Shield

A 2012 red dot award winner for design concept, Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang's Rain Shield could make carrying an umbrella 1) somewhat stylish and 2) more than an exercise in futility. Its shield-like construction uses...

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Insta-Chain Automatic Tire Chains

Sadly, you cannot install Insta-Chains on your Honda Fit for instant traction in snow and ice conditions; the whirling automatic tire chains are made only for large commercial vehicles. But if you're a professional truck...

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Kobi Autonomous Yard Work Robot

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Kobi eats snow for breakfast! Kobi mows lawns with the stamina of a gamer sitting down to Gears of War 4 for the first time. Kobi sucks up leaves and spits them out like a piece of sushi that looks delicious on the plate...

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FoldiMate Robotic Laundry Folder

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Really? Really?! Am I so lazy that I'm willing to spend $800 on a machine that will fold my laundry? Pssshhh! I don't think so....

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LED Snow Flurry Projection Light

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Torch Wearable Coat Heater

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Torch, a universal, wearable coat heater invites you to get fired up, and take this year's winter storms by storm. Use the wraparound warmer to up your puffy coat's game, or trade the marshmallow-in-a-trash-bag look for...

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GrillFloss BBQ Grill Cleaning Tool

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If I can't even be bothered to floss my own teeth how likely is it I'm going to floss my grill? This GrillFloss tool better be reeeeal easy and un-bothersome to use....