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Toro PowerPlex™ 51690 Spec Sheet

The Toro PowerPlex™ 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.

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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 480
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A

Engine

Make N/A
Amp 2.5 Ah
Voltage 40 V
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 60 mins
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Battery Included 1
Weight 8.4 lbs
Noise Rating 63 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Toro PowerPlex™ 51690, the user manual is available here.

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 PowerPlex™ 51690

  • Power: The Toro PowerPlex™ 51690 can force 480 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 150 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The blower is battery-operated, so the operator won’t need to worry about getting tripped up by pesky cords when they’re busy getting work done.
  • Battery: It has a 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion PowerPlex™ battery (1 battery included) that can work reliably for up to 60 minutes if completely charged. The PowerPlex™ battery is compatible will all other Toro PowerPlex™ power tools.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Toro PowerPlex™ 51690 is heavier than most, weighing 8.4 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Toro PowerPlex™ 51690 to match.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 63 dB, the PowerPlex™ 51690 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Toro PowerPlex™ 51690's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Toro PowerPlex™ 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 battery-operated handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • If air volume is an important feature, the PowerPlex™ 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 leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).
  • The PowerPlex™ 51690 is within the average range for cordless handheld units, offering up to 60 minutes of running time when fully charged (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ 580 CFM LB5804 with up to 180 minutes of runtime).

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the Toro PowerPlex™ 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
  • High CFM (480 CFM)
  • High MPH (150 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable Noise (63 dB)
  • Good autonomy (60 mins)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (8.4 lbs)

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  • $119.99 - July 5, 2019
  • $145.40 - June 1, 2019
  • $121.16 - April 7, 2019
  • $145.40 - March 15, 2019
Since: March 15, 2019
  • Highest Price: $145.40 - March 15, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $119.99 - July 5, 2019

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 PowerPlex™ 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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