The Swedish Hand Plow is the shovel used by the Swedish Roof Clearers Union to remove large amounts of snow in one fell swoop.
The term “heart attack snow” is no laughing matter. Wet, heavy snow with high water content might make better snowballs, but it is much more strenuous to remove by hand. Bending and scooping this heavy snow can quickly lead to over-exertion, not to mention strained backs and leg muscles. The Swedish Hand Plow, with its 3-foot wide blade and u-shaped handle, allows for clearing driveways and sidewalks by pushing snow away, rather than needing to lift and throw the snow to the side. The bottom edge of the blade is 22 times thicker than typical shovels, so it skims easily across multiple surfaces like deck wood, brick pavers, and sidewalk seams. The shock-absorbing rubber handgrip helps save wear and tear on the hands, and the corrosion-resistant aluminum throughout fights off the winter weather.
We know you want to get out there as soon as the skies clear and have the first clean driveway on the block. But be sure you do so safely, for your heart and your back. Push snow out of your way with The Swedish Hand Plow, exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer.