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Where to Find the User's Manual for Your Craftsman Snowblower

By Matt Hawkins

If you purchased your Craftsman snowblower from a retail outlet such as Sears (the manufacturer of Craftsman brand products), an owner’s manual should have been included with it. On the other hand, if you purchased it used from another source, the manual may very well not have been included with the snowblower. This can present a problem when it comes time to replace parts on your snowblower or make sure it is fully operational for the winter season

It is also possible that you misplaced the owner’s manual, which is a frequent occurrence with outdoor equipment, especially when it is not used frequently. Regardless of whether you never had it in the first place or it was misplaced though, the important thing is that Craftsman snowblower and other product manuals are freely available online. You just have to know where to look.

Benefits of Having Your Craftsman Manual

You may be wondering if having the manual for your snowblower would even be of benefit to you. After all, if you know your way around your snowblower and how to operate it, you may think you know all you need to know about it. However, you should keep in mind that although the Craftsman brand is renowned for its long-lasting, durable products, parts will break or wear out from time to time, especially with heavy use, and will need to be replaced.

At times like these, it helps to know the name of the part to be replaced, its size and specifications, and your snowblower’s model number. Otherwise, you may have trouble finding it or inadvertently choose and install the wrong part, which could damage or cause your snowblower to operate improperly. This information is contained in Craftsman snowblower manuals.

Craftsman manuals also contain a guide for troubleshooting any issues that may arise in trying to operate your snowblower. This guide can help you resolve any problems yourself without having to take the snowblower in and have a service professional work on it. Needless to say, this guide can save you time and money and covers the most common operational issues with your snowblower.

Finally, Craftsman manuals are valuable in that they describe how to assemble the snowblower, how to maintain it, how to operate it in a safe manner, and how to service or make adjustments to the snowblower yourself. For example, it will tell you which attachments are compatible and how to adjust it for various snow clearing tasks you may need to perform.

Online Sources for Craftsman Manuals

So, now that you see the value in having access to your Craftsman owner’s manual, where can you find it?  There are actually a few different sites that allow you to freely access digital copies of these manuals. They include,, and Simply search by the make and model of your snowblower to find the right manual. If you don’t know the model number, don’t worry - you can scroll through the list of Craftsman snowblower manuals and see the manual covers at a glance, which typically show a picture of the snowblower and some of the basic specs.

As you can see, not having your original Craftsman snowblower manual is no cause for alarm.  These manuals are easy to access as well as download through the websites mentioned above. Hopefully this information makes your snowblowing experience more enjoyable and saves you time when maintaining it.