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Review of Toro 51609 Ultra 12 Amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller
4.30 stars Very Good Form 1705 Reviews
Reviewed on: February 24, 2014 Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$69.99-$89.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good blower with excellent power, air speeds up to 235 mph and air volume up to 390 cfm
  • Great variable speed control
  • Easy to change from Vac to Blower with a Quick-Release latch
  • 3-in-1 blower, vacuum, and mulcher; Works extremely well
  • Easy to handle and use
  • Comes with a rugged metal impeller
  • Well worth the price

    Cons

  • Zippered bag makes it hard to empty into leaf bags
  • Need long extension power cord to drag around
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Toro 51609 Ultra 12 Amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $69.99-$89.99.

The Toro 51609 Ultra Blower Vac delivers all the power and versatility you need to tackle every clean-up chore. This electric blower vac offers a Magnesium impeller with serrated blades for very good mulching performance and an infinite variable speed motor for better control and ease of use. The 235-mph air stream clears debris, sticks and large, heavy leaves. It converts quickly to a vacuum without any tools and reduces leaves up to 16 bags to 1.  It comes with a cord storage hook to allow convenient storage of the electrical cord with the blower.

However, many user reviews mention that the zippered bag makes it hard to empty into leaf bags. Also users find it hard to drag this blower around with a long extension cord. Some users find the cord storage hook to very small. 

Overall, the Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller is a great 3-in-1 tool for yard, garden and patio cleanup. It has plenty of power and is well worth the price.  It comes with a 2-Year Full Warranty.

This blower includes multiple inserts for multiple applications.

  • Main Tube - moves debris away from house, shrubs, etc.
  • Power Insert - moves debris into wind rows and creates piles
  • Concentrator - moves debris out of cracks, edging and moves stubborn leaves

Specifications:

  • Leaf Shredding Reduction:16:01
  • Nozzle Velocity: Max. Up to 235 mph (378 kph)
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)
User Voice
Toro 51609 Ultra 12 Amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller
Good blower with excellent power for blowing leaves or vacuuming into bag Includes a vacuum bag to convert it into a vacuum Don't expect to vacuum up wet leaves as it may quickly clog up the tube
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.00 stars
21 Reviews See Details
Excellent powerful machine Well worth the price
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.50 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Has a 3-speed dial to adjust the motor speed Variable speeds allow for better control in both blower and vacuum modes Offers a rugged metal impeller
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.00 stars
20 Reviews See Details
Works really well Easy to change from Vac to Blower Extremely powerful blower Very easy to change attachments The variable speed control is great Saves a lot of working from raking Can reach corners that you can't access with a rake Mulches extremely well Easy to handle Much better in the plantings than a rake
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.50 stars
20 Reviews See Details
Need long electrical cord to drag around You need a good electrical cord to power this 12-amp leaf blower Toro's cord coiling hooks are useless for a reasonable heavy-duty cord
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.50 stars
10 Reviews See Details
Zippered bag makes it hard to empty into leaf bags Vacuum attachment is quite easy The detachable bag very easily disconnects for emptying in a garbage bag Strong motor and well fit plastic attachments
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.00 stars
29 Reviews See Details
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Rating : 4.30 stars Form 1705 Reviews
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