Toro 51609 Ultra Electric Blower Review

Average Customer Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Rating: ★★★★½ 

The Toro 51609 is the best selling electric blower. It is actually three devices in one, blower, vacuum, and leaf shredder. You can use it as a blower or as vac. You get excellent value for your money.

The Toro 51609 Ultra Blower/Vacuum is powerful, relatively lightweight and reasonably quiet. Of course, a powerful gas powered blower/vacuum is more powerful but also much more expensive and louder. Maximum air volume in blow mode is 330 cfm and 390 cfm in vacuum mode. Compared with older models, the air power has increased, up to 235 mph (378 kph) maximum air speed.

The quick-release latch lets you convert your blower into a vacuum in seconds without any tools. The Toro 51609 has a metal impeller which shreds leaves and debris into fine mulch, with a mulch ratio of up to 16:1. Note that it is not possible to disable the mulching feature in vacuum mode.

The 51609 Ultra Blower/Vacuum does not really have any significant shortcomings. For the price, you get an excellent device.

Toro 51609 Ultra comes with a two year warranty. Note that you need an extension cord, the Toro 51609 has only an inlet plug.

– Very powerful vac
– Adjustable speed
– Excellent value for the money

– Extension cord necessary

The following is included in the Toro 51609 Ultra box
– Toro 51609 blower/vac power unit
– Blower tubes
– Vac tubes
– Vac bag (bag model No. 51601)
– Cord storage hook
– Operators manual

Toro 51609 Ultra Specifications

CFM 330 (blow mode) / 390 (11 cu. m. per minute) (vacuum mode)
Leaf Shredding Reduction 16:1
Motor Amps 12
Nozzle Velocity Max. Up to 235 mph (378 kph)
UL Listed Standard
Vacuum Capability Standard
Weight 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)

Extension Cord Recommendations

Extension Cord Length Minimum Wire Gage (A.W.G.)
100 ft 14
150 ft 12

Note: Do not use an extension cord over 150 feet. Use only an extension cord recommended for outdoor use.

Toro 51609 Ultra Electric Blower/Vacuum Customer Reviews
The customers have given the Toro 51609 an average rating of 4.4 out of 5. This means that most customers are happy or very happy with their purchase. Virtually everyone thought that they got excellent value for their money.

Most people said that the Toro 51609 was powerful, reasonably quiet and relatively lightweight. But there were also a few customers who thought that it was relatively heavy.

Here are a few customer quotes:

“We have never had a leaf blower because they ones other people had were so noisy and ineffective. I read reviews on this one that said very powerful and quieter. It met our expectations and we are VERY PLEASED. Quiet for a leaf blower and does a great job!”

“In summary, this is a solid overall performer, made even better, given it’s very reasonable asking price. I read all the reviews and based my purchase on them. And now, after having used the unit a few times thus far, I fully concur with everyone else! Highly recommended overall! Haven’t had a chance to use the blower function as yet, but I’m sure this aspect works just as well. The mulcher function via the steel drive/cutter is very efficient at cutting down all the leaves to organic nothings!”

“This meets the noise ordinance codes in my town which was a requirement. Toro has a great reputation and this product is well designed. Love the built in cord wrap. Love the option to vacuum or blow. Love how easy it is to hook and detach the pieces.”

Customer comments were paraphrased to save space.

You can read more Toro 51609 Ultra customers reviews here

Toro 51609 Ultra Electric Blower Review Summary

The Toro 51609 Ultra Blower/Vac offers excellent value for the money. You get three devices, a blower, a vacuum and a mulcher, in one unit. It is powerful, relatively quiet and fairly lightweight. It is easy to understand why the Toro 51609 is a best-selling electric blower. Highly recommended!

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