Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609)

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  • 12A motor
  • 235 MPH/390 CFM
  • Air velocity variable speed control
  • Magnesium impeller with serrated edges
  • For 16:1 bagging ratio
  • Improved design for even easier conversion
  • Weighs only 7.3 lbs.
  • Comfort grip
  • Crevice tool, vac kit and collection bag included
  • 2 year full warranty
  • Optional vac kit is Ace no. 7199698
  • Optional spring bucket is Ace no. 7199680


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Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609)
 
4.0

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (12)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Quiet (7)
  • Well balanced feel (6)
  • Easy to handle (3)

Cons

  • Breaks down (4)

Best Uses

  • Blowing leaves (13)
  • Mulching leaves (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (11), Avid do-it-yourselfer (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very strong

I don't know what the other guy on here is talking about. He might of had a defective product. The one I have is strong, in fact i have to keep it on...Read complete review

I don't know what the other guy on here is talking about. He might of had a defective product. The one I have is strong, in fact i have to keep it on half power or it will undo all of my work. The metal impeller is great. I ate a few accorns and it kept on munching leaves. Yes, it will do wet leaves as well. the key with any of these products is patience. You just can't smash it into a pile of leaves, just jab at it and they will be gone before you know it. As an added feature you can really relocate fire ant mounds or uncover the holes to allow you to spray them more effectively.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't buy it.

The power switch lasted two years. Now it dosen't shut off or control the speed of the motor.

The power switch lasted two years. Now it dosen't shut off or control the speed of the motor.

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2.0

Great Blower

By John

from Southern Wisconsin

About Me Handyman

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Powerful
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Breaks Down

Best Uses

  • Blowing Leaves
  • Mulching Leaves

Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

Plenty of Power
Light weight
Looks like new
But it died...just in time to blow & mulch leaves

 
4.0

Powerful!

By Avid Gardner

from Washington, D.C.

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Powerful

Cons

  • Heavy/Bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

    Because it's so powerful, I find it a little hard to handle at the top speed. Also, the on off dial turns easily. If you bump it or brush against it, you change the speed. But, overall, very useful tool.

     
    5.0

    great machine

    By Alan

    from Collinsville, IL

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Powerful
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mulching Leaves

      Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

      I use this machine to mulch items in the rock areas and areas where blowers only blow leaves straight up. This machine works great in all areas.

       
      1.0

      Like others, the switch on mine failed

      By Mark

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Vacuum Feature

      Cons

      • Breaks Down
      • Lasted Less Than 2 Years

      Best Uses

      • Cleaning Debris From Rock

      Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

      I really liked this blower/vac, while it lasted. It did a great job clearing leaves and debris from rocks (no grass here in the southwest :-) ). But, after less than 2 years - basically less than 10 uses on a very small property - it just died mid-use, and would no longer turn on.

       
      4.0

      For my deck and sidewalks

      By Joe

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Quiet
      • Well Balanced Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blowing Leaves
        • Pine needles

        Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

        I got this to clear the deck. It won't do heavy, wet leaves well, but works great for my needs. Priced right and I got a big discount at Ace Hardware.

         
        5.0

        Best blower/vac by far!

        By Jim

        from Omaha Ne.

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blowing Leaves
          • Clearing Sawdust
          • Mulching Leaves

          Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

          After 6 years I finally had to replace my old Toro blower/vac with a new one. Toro dependability cannot be beat! Best prices and long lasting, the only way to go.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I a tired of equipment failing

          By Judy

          from Seattle

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Well Balanced Feel

          Cons

          • Breaks Down
          • Switch Broken
          • Switch Does Not Work Afte

          Best Uses

          • Blowing Leaves
          • Clearing Sawdust

          Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

          This product performs very well - now that the switch does not even turn on blower, I will end up buying another unit after owning less than two years

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          finally

          By Norm

          from Sunset Beach,NC

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Powerful
          • Well Balanced Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blowing Leaves
            • Mulching Leaves

            Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

            easyto handle

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Overall very good product

            By Gordon

            from San Diego

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Powerful
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Gets Clogged
            • Not well balanced

            Best Uses

            • Blowing Leaves
            • Mulching Leaves

            Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

            This is an improvement over the Toro leaf blower/vacuum I replaced. It's more powerful yet quieter. The components easily fit together. The metal impeller (?) is far superior than the plastic one in the old blower/vacuum. On first use the new vacuum got clogged several times - this rarely happened with the prior one I had. It looks as if the vacuum attachment is more narrow so that may result in more frequent clogging. Don't see this as a major problem - just need to make sure the leaves are not too wet.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best blower

            By Amy flip

            from Pleasant Prairie, WI

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Powerful
            • Well Balanced Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blowing Leaves

              Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

              This is the best electric blower I have ever owned. It is very powerful even next to a gas powered StIhl. It is great for using in flower beds with stone as you can turn down the power and not disturbed the rocks. Would recommend to anyone with a small enough yard that you can use extension cords to power it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works as advertised

              By Austins Mom

              from Berthoud, Colorado

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Heavy/Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Blowing Leaves
              • Mulching Leaves

              Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

              Initially, I had trouble fitting it together - especially when I changed from the blower to the mulcher, but it loosened up & worked fine.

              It is heavy & the super long tube for the mulcher meant that I had to hold it higher than was comfortable.

              BUT - it got the job done & I expect it to last for several years.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Blower ever ,,,,,hands down ,,,,

              By Big Dave

              from Antioch IL

              About Me Handyman

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blowing Leaves
                • Mulching Leaves

                Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                Ive been a Gas leaf blower for many yrs not wanting to deal with a cord ,,,,till just recently my gas blower took a dive beyond repair in the middle of my yard duties with tons of leaves to blow & mulch ,,,went to our local Ace just about to purchase a new gas model & Bam I seen this puppy ,,,,,,,,well i was skeptical ,,,my only question was if I get this thing home & it dont perform as listed can I bring it back ,,they said yes ,,,,,needless to say i still have it & junked my gas model ,,,,,this unit will serve you well with no issues the metal fan mulches and creates a real hurricane style wind force that will not only blow the leaves but sticks & twigs & gravel,,, with ease,,,,,very happy with my purchase ,,,,VERY HAPPY,,,& the plus about this model You can control the force with the adjustable knob ,,if you only need a Little or the whole enchilada

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Don't buy it.

                By Jim

                from Hoffman Estates Il.

                About Me Handyman

                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Breaks Down

                Best Uses

                • Blowing Leaves

                Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                The power switch lasted two years. Now it dosen't shut off or control the speed of the motor.

                 
                5.0

                I love this electric blower.Does the job

                By susan

                from Stevsnsville,Md

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Powerful
                • Quiet
                • Well Balanced Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blowing Leaves
                  • Mulching Leaves

                  Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                  Very well made.Does the job well

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Ever

                  By Mike

                  from Southern WI

                  About Me Handyman

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Really powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blowing Leaves
                    • Mulching Leaves
                    • Raigutters

                    Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                    Fast easy reliable

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Blower-Vac I've ever owned!

                    By George

                    from Youngtown, Arizona

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Metal impeller
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet
                    • Well Balanced Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Blowing Leaves
                      • Mulching Leaves

                      Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                      With the dust storms here in Arizona, I have a lot of leaves and debris to clean up, but my Toro makes quick work of it. It is light enough for this 80 year old to handle easily, but powerful enough to get the job done.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Product!

                      By Marc

                      from Upstate NY

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Handle
                      • Ergonomic Grip
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                          This is a excellent leaf blower! It reduced the work of hours to minutes! Its only fault, that it needs about a 100 foot extention cord (for my land) vastly outweighs all the problems of a tempermental, unpredictable & unreliable 2 stroke engine leaf blower.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Superior!

                          By GM

                          from Sioux Falls, SD

                          About Me Handyman

                          Pros

                          • Ergonomic Grip
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                              I've been on this planet for 60 years and know a superior piece of equipment when I use it. This blower- shredder-vacuum met my expectations and then some. Its' metal impeller and 12 amp motor combine to break yard debris down to size for compact bagging. Plus you wouldn't want a more powerful blower for safety reasons. Toro substantiated their reputation with this tool!

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By DANY376

                              from Charleston, SC

                              About Me Handyman

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Handle
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                              • Trailing Cord

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                                Very good tool for lawn clean up. I used this on piles of wet and dry leaves. I even chewed up some acorns with no damamge to my blower. I am glad the blower has a guard on it or it would have stolen my shorts right off me. Just use short measured jabs and it will suck just fine. BUY IT!

                                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very strong

                                By Big D

                                from SC

                                About Me Handyman

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Handle
                                • Lightweight
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Trailing Cord

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                                  I don't know what the other guy on here is talking about. He might of had a defective product. The one I have is strong, in fact i have to keep it on half power or it will undo all of my work. The metal impeller is great. I ate a few accorns and it kept on munching leaves. Yes, it will do wet leaves as well. the key with any of these products is patience. You just can't smash it into a pile of leaves, just jab at it and they will be gone before you know it. As an added feature you can really relocate fire ant mounds or uncover the holes to allow you to spray them more effectively.

                                  (6 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  [...]

                                  By Aggravated Homeowner

                                  from Bethlehem. PA

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Pros

                                  • None

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficulty removing colle
                                  • Easily Clogs
                                  • Small collection bag
                                  • Very poorly designed

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Blowing that's it

                                  Comments about Toro® Electric Blower/Vac (51609):

                                  Worst piece of lawn equipment ever used! NOT GOOD is too high of a rating. I have 30-40 MPH winds to blow the leaves into my yard, and require something to collect them. This item is not capable. It easily clogs, especially after sucking even as little as a small handful of wet leaves, if it even sucks them in at all. The collection bag is too small and is very difficult to remove. As an engineer with years of experience in manufacturing and design, I can assure that the housing is not an optimal design for the proposed use thus leading to its poor performance. An engineer at Toro must have stolen his kid's rejected science project. Also the cord and bag are located on opposite sides of this item and leaves one or the other dragging through the work area while being used. [...] from a company that until now I trusted for lawn and garden products. If you want to waste time disassembling and unclogging your tools rather than completing your job, give this thing a try. If you don't have time to waste, leave it this item on the shelf!

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