The plows hadn't been down our street over night so we thought it was only going to be a couple of inches -- not needing a snowblower. We were out and ready to shovel before 8:00 and realized it would be our first chance using the snowblower! 8 inches of snow this morning. Really the first snow of the year. The blower started right up --first pull. We rigged the snow shooter turner piece with a nail because as soon as we started the blower the turner piece came unhooked. We're still working on a system for clearing the driveway and sidewalks. Driveway first then sidewalks.