Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 Spec Review

The Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 350 CFM at 210 MPH. It features a 10.5-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 350
MPH Up to 210
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp10.5 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 2
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 76%
Misc
Weight 6.5 lbs
Noise rating 66.5 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

The Toro Rake & Vac™ is 3 machines in one: a powerful blower, a high-speed vacuum and a leaf shredder. With air blasting up to 210 mph, it makes fast work of tough lawn chores. It is fast and easy to convert the Rake & Vac from a blower to a vacuum, and no tools are needed. The two-speed motor gives you more control in both blower and vacuum modes. (source: Toro)

Overview of the Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617

  • Power: The Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 can force 350 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 210 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 10.5 Amp motor, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. Note that the power cord might not be included with the blower. Should you wish to obtain one, use our gauge calculator.
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    The Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 features a 10.5-amp motor, which works on 120V

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  • Cord Lock Mechanism: Corded power tools can sometimes inadvertently be unplugged during operation. The Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 prevents such accidents by featuring a cord lock mechanism.
  • 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. At 6.5 lbs, the Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 is within the average weight range of electric handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Not all jobs need full power. The Rake & Vac™ 51617 has 2 speed settings so, you can blow more or less air from the blower depending on the job.
  • Vacuum: It features a vacuum allowing it to suck up leaf and debris once the sweeping job is complete (bag included).
  • Mulching: The manufacturer’s specifications give it a mulching ratio of 76%. For every 4 bags you put in, it will reduce down to just one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 66.5 dB.
  • Rake & Vac™: This Toro blower is called a Rake & Vac™. As fancy as it sounds, it’s simply one of the names Toro gives a model that functions as a 3-in-1 leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher.

The Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 210 MPH. This puts the Rake & Vac™ 51617 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in electric handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Toro 51621 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 can reach 350 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for electric handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Worx Turbine WG521, which boasts with 800 CFM.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (210 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (6.5 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (66.5 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (350 CFM)

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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 Rake & Vac™ 51617 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 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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