Snow Blowers

CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower

The CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower is perfect for most urban consumers looking for a snow blower that has sufficient power to deal with most driveway snow conditions, yet is small enough to fit with CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30'' Dual Stage Snowblower everything else that is in your garage. With a 30 inch clearing width, consumers can clear their driveways and sidewalks in no time at all and blow the snow easily onto the front lawn or into the snow bank. The 305 cc engine is winter ready and has lots of power for the 30 inch wide, 12 inch steel saw tooth auger and 12 inch impeller.

As with most snow throwers of this size the CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower is a dual stage blower which mean it uses an auger to draw the snow in and an impeller to actually then blow the snow out the chute.

An electric starter, a steel rotation chute with crank complete the features on this snow blower machine.

CRAFTSMAN 305cc – Specifications:

  • 30” clearing width
  • 305cc Briggs & Stratton, Snow Series engine
  • 13.5 ft lbs torque
  • 12” steel saw tooth auger, 12” diameter impeller
  • 16” x 4” tires, wheel lock

Engine: 305cc Briggs & Stratton, Snow Series engine

Transmission: Dual stage operation is designed for quick, easy removal of large amount of snow.

Warranty: 2 year warranty


  • Dual stage operation is designed for quick, easy removal of large amount of snow.
  • Electric starter
  • Steel rotation chute
  • Crank chute

Description of the CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower

This snow blower is really ideal for the average consumer. With enough power and snow throwing capacity for most urban driveways , yet small enough to easily store in a corner of the garage, it will be a handy tool in the middle of the winter.

Add a snow a snow shield if you are concerned about strong winds or blowing snow while you are clearing your driveway. Although this snow blower does not come with tire chains, the knobby tires will handle most situations with no problems. You might need chains for sloping driveways that ice over during the winter.

This Craftsman snow blower can be started using the traditional pull rope to start it or you can plug in the starter and start the engine with the push of a button. Either way a well tuned engine will start on the first crank of the engine.

The chute can be rotated 180 degrees with the use of hand crank. It is a bit difficult, but you can steer and crank at the same time. Depress both handles on the hand bar and then using one hand to hold the controls in place, crank the chute in the direction desired.

More considerations

Delivery: Delivery of the CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower can be arranged through the dealer that you purchase the machine from. There will be a delivery charge, however this is probably the most economical method unless you have access to a van or a small trailer that you can transport the snow blower on.

Accessories: Most snow blowers can add a wind shield or snow shield to them to protect you from three sides from the wind and snow. If you live in a climate with lots of wind and blowing snow this accessory is defiantly something to consider.

Online Reviews: We were unable to find any online reviews for the CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower, however please leave your comments at the end of this blog if you have used one of these machines.

Safety & Operation

This craftsman snow blower is a powerful machine and should be treated with safety in mind. Carefully read all of the safety guidelines in the manual prior to operating the machine for the first time. Follow these guidelines to ensure that both you and the machine do not have an accident.

Prior to starting the CRAFTSMAN 305cc, 30” Dual Stage Snowblower the first time each day, perform a quick walk around check of the machine to ensure there are no loose parts and no leaking fluids. Check the engine oil to ensure that it is at the correct level as specified by the manual. Top up if necessary. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and prior to using the machine. If you do spill fuel, wait until it has fully evaporated prior to starting the engine. Never spill fuel on a hot engine to avoid fires. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors to avoid any possibility of vapors going into your house.

Finally never point the chute in the direction of people, buildings or cars to avoid any possible damage and accidents. Sometimes chunks of ice can be thrown at high speed from the chute and if they hit something, it can cause a lot of damage.


Like all snow blowers or snow throwers, maintenance is important for your machine to operate at a peak level. Change the engine oil regularly, check the belts for tightness, and change the spark plug as required. Grease any spots outlined in the manual. If you need to leave the snow blower outside all year round, cover the machine with a proper cover. Keep it looking new and avoid deterioration of the tires and metal components.

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