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Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 Spec Sheet

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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Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 350 CFM Electric Blower Vac
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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
Tube length N/A
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 is an electric blower with a maximum air volume rating of 350 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 210 MPH.
  • Power delivery: As it is a corded model, the blower needs to be plugged in to a power source in order for the 10.5 Amp motor to operate. 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: This unit has a handy 'cord lock' feature, which prevents it from being unplugged during use.
  • 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: With 2 speed settings, this blower’s output can be set to meet the needs of jobs big or small.
  • Vacuum: The Rake & Vac™ 51617 is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (bag included).
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 76%, this mulcher can shrink 4 bags of leaves down to one bag of mulch, helping you get rid of unwanted leaves and debris.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 66.5 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.
  • 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.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 210 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most electric handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Craftsman CMEBL7000 with 260 MPH).
  • The Rake & Vac™ 51617 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 350 CFM, which is common for electric handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Worx Turbine WG521 with 800 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, the Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 is the cheapest of all blower vacs.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (210 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (6.5 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (66.5 dB)
  • Decent CFM (350 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Toro Rake & Vac™ 51617 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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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