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Toro 51599 Review – Toro 51599 Ultra Variable-Speed Electric Blower

The Toro 51599 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller is a reasonably priced, variable speed, electric powered leaf blower. As consumer lawn care products go, it’s priced right and, according to the reviews, gets the job done.

The Toro 51599 leaf blower has three functions in one, lightweight machine. The blower can, of course, handle piles of leaves or other yard debris. It also has a built-in vacuum function and a leaf shredder for making your mulch from the leaves you collect. Making your mulch can save a lot of money in the long run, and the Toro 12 amp leaf blower can help you do this easily.

With electric leaf blowers, many people are concerned about the power cord. This Toro leaf blower features an exclusive cord-lock system that will keep the cord firmly in place during use. The best feature of an electric blower is that it eliminates the need to mess around with gas/oil mixes that have noxious fumes. It just starts, every time. Using an electric blower is also better than the environment.

Worried about airspeed? The Toro Ultra Blower Vac can reach air speeds of up to 235 mph. The speed is adjustable is starts at around 112 mph, which is plenty strong enough for your smaller jobs, such as clearing away hard surfaces and small areas like your garage or front steps. The higher airspeeds, combined with air flow volumes of 390 CFM, will allow you to easily and quickly clear out larger piles of leaves and other debris.

Included with your Toro 51599 Leaf Blower are the unit itself, blower and vacuum tubes, a leaf bag, and an operating manual. It also comes with two-year full manufacturer’s warranty.

Toro 51599 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum Specifications

  • Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
  • Weight: 7.5 pounds
  • 3-in-1 System: Blower, Vacuum and Mulch/Shredder
  • Metal Impeller
  • Cord Lock system to keep power cord safely in place
  • Variable air speeds: 112 MPH to 235 MPH
  • Air Volume: 390 CFM
  • Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • 2 Year Full Manufacturer’s Warranty

Toro 51599 Leaf Blower Reviews

Over 900 reviews were found for the Toro 51599 leaf blower, and the vast majority were very positive. With an average consumer rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 stars, 86% of reviewers gave this unit a 4 star or better rating, with 61% rating it five stars.

Reviewers appreciated that the blower blades are metal, not plastic. This was a selling point for many people, as they had found the plastic blades don’t last as long and crack or break much easier.

Many people commented on how lightweight the blower is, and that even with extended use, they didn’t experience extreme fatigue or soreness after using it. Some people pointed out that the Toro Ultra Blower Vac is very quiet, as well.

There were very few complaints contained within the reviews we read. The biggest complaint was that, in many cases, an extension cord must be used. Even so, reviewers were quick to point out that being so lightweight and quiet outweighed the inconvenience of having to use a cord. A couple of reviewers did also mention that the vacuum can become clogged when suctioning up large leaves. Something to keep in mind if you’re thinking a purchase and have trees with large leaves in your yard.

Our Verdict

The Toro 51599 Leaf Blower seems to be a great choice in blowers and is on our recommended list. For the price, less than $100, it really can’t be beaten regarding power, ease of use and cost. While some people were disappointed with the vacuum/suction function, as noted above, in most cases, it’s going to efficiently get the job done.

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