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Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609 Spec Review

The Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 390 CFM at 235 MPH. It features a 12-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 390
MPH Up to 235
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp12 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 16:1
Misc
Weight 7.5 lbs
Noise rating 67 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

The Ultra delivers all the power and versatility you need to tackle every clean-up chore. It is the only Toro electric blower vac to offer a rugged metal impeller and an infinite variable speed motor! The 235-mph air stream clears debris, sticks and large, heavy leaves. The Ultra Blower has infinitely variable speeds that allow for better control in both blower and vacuum modes. It converts quickly to an aggressive vacuum without any tools and reduces leaves up to 16 bags to 1. (source: Toro)

Overview of the Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609

The Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609 in use

The Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609

  • Power: The Ultra Blower Vac 51609 is an electric blower made by Toro. It has a maximum air speed of 235 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 390 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 12 Amp motor, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. Please note that some manufacturers don’t include the cord with the unit. If this is the case, or if you’re looking to buy a backup, please use our gauge calculator to ensure you’re buying the right cord for your blower.
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    The Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609 features a 12-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 Ultra Blower Vac 51609 prevents such accidents by featuring a cord lock mechanism.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the Ultra Blower Vac 51609 offers variable speed settings.
  • 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 16:1. For every 16 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 67 dB.

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The Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 235 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most electric handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman CMEBL7000 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The Ultra Blower Vac 51609 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 390 CFM, which is common for electric handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (235 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (67 dB)
  • Decent CFM (390 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Toro Ultra Blower Vac 51609 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 Ultra Blower Vac 51609 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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