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Toro 51690 Spec Sheet

The Toro 51690 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 480 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion PowerPlex™ battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 480
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 60 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight 8.4 lbs
Noise rating 63 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

Designed for homeowners with more work to do than time to get it done; homeowners who appreciate the century of innovation and durability established by time-tested Toro products. Toro’s new family of cordless 40V PowerPlex® Lithium Ion yard tools give you more power and save you more time with an interchangeable T90 battery provides up to 60 minutes of run time and this battery charges in approximately 60 minutes in the quick charger. The PowerPlex blower carries a Brushless Motor, providing a more powerful, more efficient, and longer life than their brushed motor counter-parts. Featuring a 3 Year Full Warranty, Toro’s PowerPlex products are backed by one of the best yard tool warranties in the industry, keeping you running season after season. (source: Toro)

Overview of the Toro 51690

The Toro 51690 in use

The Toro 51690

  • Power: The 51690 is a cordless blower made by Toro. It has a maximum air speed of 150 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 480 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
  • Battery: Its 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion PowerPlex™ battery (1 battery included) offers an autonomy of 60 minutes on a full charge. The PowerPlex™ battery is compatible will all other Toro PowerPlex™ power tools.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. Be aware that, at 8.4 lbs, the Toro 51690 is on the heavier side for cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Toro 51690 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 63 dB.

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The Toro 51690's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Toro 51690 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 150 MPH, which is rather impressive for a battery-operated handheld blower. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the 51690 by Toro will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 480 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Snapper XD PowerGrip, with 700 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Thanks to its autonomy of up to 60 mins, the 51690 benefits from a higher run time than many cordless handheld units. If autonomy is an important factor for you, the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 can run for up to 96 minutes and could be worth considering.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Toro 51690 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • PowerPlex™ Battery
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • High CFM (480 CFM)
  • High MPH (150 MPH)
  • Excellent autonomy (60 mins)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (63 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (8.4 lbs)

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About Toro

Toro is an American company based out of Bloomington Minneapolis that strives to “enrich the beauty, productivity, and sustainability of the land.” Founded in 1914, the company now offers its products in 125 countries. Toro’s products include lawn, garden, irrigation, snow management, and related equipment for household and professional maintenance applications alike.

Warranty Information

The Toro 51690 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Toro blowers, please contact the Toro Customer Support: 1-888-384-9939.

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