We finally got some snow!! so just to try it out i took my blade off and decided i would try out the blower. It works OK. snow wasn't to wet or heavy but it plugs up quite a bit. kinda disappointed in its performance but it did do the job. I think what im going to do is maybe try to take a two stage blower and modify it to work on the bolens? When I have the time LOL. It's still snowing so I'm going to use it again when we get some built up but i think i will stick to the blade till I can figure something out.