Can you count on one hand the times you lost a hand while removing snow and ice from the chute on your snowblower? Its incredibly stupid and dangerous to try and clear a jammed chute from your snow thrower, whether it is running or not. Many people use a broomstick, but this tool is made to do the job right. Oregon makes their SnoStick tool specifically for the purpose of clearing jams. Manufactured from high-impact polyprene, the 24 inch SnoStick features a ribbed handle and a hand guard for safety, and also incorporates a hanging hook so you can keep the SnoStik at the ready. A must have accessory for your snowblower or snowthrower. Model 73-039 from Oregon.