Toro 51609 Ultra Variable-Speed Electric Vacuum with Metal Impeller Review

Toro 51609 Ultra Blower Vacuum Review

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Key Features

tick3-in-1 functionality: blower, vacuum, and leaf shredder

tickVariable speed motor that offers superb control for any task

tickMetal Impeller that will make minced meat of those mounds of leaves

tickMaximum air speeds of 235 mph

tickA great product feature is the quick latch release. The release allows easy conversion between vacuum and blower functionality

tickThe blower comes with a great set of accessories including the power unit, vacuum and blower tubes, and storage bag.

tickThe Toro 51609 comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty

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The Toro 51609 Ultra Blower Vacuum comes with a metal impeller. The vacuum offers 3 in 1 functionality. If you are bored of raking up all the leaves in the fall then the Toro will make yard work fun.  With the unit generating air speeds of up to 235 mph it will easily move mounds of leaves and garden debris.

The unit is very fast, and with the adjustable airflow can move dirt and debris out of even tight corners with ease.

The blower is fairly lightweight so you will never feel like your arms are going to fall off, even if you use it continuously for two to three hours at a time. The handle has been designed to allow one hand balancing, which helps to reduce fatigue.

Pros

  • Many owners of the Toro 51609 love the 3 in 1 functionality that the unit offers. The price of the blower coupled with the functionality makes it a must buy.
  • The attachments that come with the leaf vacuum are easy to store.
  • The metal impeller makes light work of all garden debris from leaves to twigs and will last a long time, a great plus point as compared to plastic impellers.
  • At 10 pounds the blower is extremely light and easy to manoeuvre.

Cons

Some Toro 51609 owners have found that the blowers/vacuums motor tends to fail within a couple seasons’ use generally at the point it is needed. Although the quick latch release means that switching between the blower and vacuum is made easy. There is the potential for loose clothing to get sucked into the intake during the blower mode, but the opening in the intake in not large enough for any items to get stuck.

Toro 51609 Ultra ReviewCustomer Reviews

We’ve had this Toro for almost a year now and it’s amazing. It does it all and is by no means a fragile machine. It’s really useful and has survived some mishaps. Drops, left out in hot sun, sucked up a few questionable things and even with all that it still works just as good as the day we got it. I absolutely love this product and recommend it to make yard work so much more easy.

MissCali, Amazon Customer Review

This thing is powerful! It works great for clearing leaves, debris, cleaning grass clippings from sidewalks, wood shavings from garage, etc… Except gravel itself, there isn’t much this won’t move. Much better than the gas one I used to lug around and with the right extension cord, just as practical. I can even say this product sucks too! In the most positive of meanings, it bags leaves great. I rigged it to my trailer so when I blow leaves to the street, I have the hose run right into my trailer rather than into the bag and that whole fill bag and dump step is removed.

Dylan O, Amazon Customer Review

I purchased this machine to vacuum up the leaves around my small summer cottage. For this purpose, the machine worked perfectly. My property is small (only 0.25 acres), and it did not take very long to clean it up. If I had a large piece of property with lots of trees, then I’m not sure this machine would be up to the task. It might be better to consider buying a larger machine for anything over a half acre or a heavily wooded property. I made a nice, discreet much pile with the leaves in a wooded corner of the lot, and this will provide good garden soil for next year.

DK, Amazon Customer Review

The Toro 51609 Blower has been reviewed by 2196 customers on Amazon and has been given a impressive customer score of 4.3 out of 5.0. Click here to read more verified customer reviews on Amazon.

Verdict

The Toro 51609 has many pleased owners, its combination of a great price and great features make it a must buy. The metal impeller is a great feature and will provide long term shredding.

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