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Toro 51619 Ultra Blower Vac Review

By: Carl Laron on August 29, 2017

Bottom Line

For those who want a corded leaf blower, the Toro Ultra Blower Vac is a standout model. Owners and experts say it has a lot of power. It's also effective at sweeping up wet and dry leaves, clippings and other debris. The metal impeller is larger than in previous models and is considered effective at shredding.

Pros

  • Excellent sweeping and vacuuming
  • Durable metal impeller
  • Finely mulches leaves and twigs
  • Simple conversion to vacuum mode

Cons

  • Heavy
Our Analysis
Specs

Breaking it down

Performance

Powerful corded blower converts to a vacuum. The Toro 51619 Ultra Blower Vac is powerful and well liked. The specs show that it's capable of moving up to 410 CFM of air at speeds of up to 250 MPH. User reviews are largely positive, with owners praising the leaf blower's strong performance both when blowing leaves and when sucking them up and mulching them -- cutting debris volume down by about 88 percent. A variable-speed trigger allows users to select the right power level for each job. ConsumerReports.org gives it top grades in all aspects of leaf blower performance, and users and other experts largely agree.

Ease of use

Good handling with a few caveats. The Toro Ultra Blower Vac is designed to make changing from blowing to vacuuming mode a breeze. It's a little heavier than some corded leaf blowers, which causes ConsumerReports.org to knock that down a small peg to just Very Good when it comes to handling, and TheSweethome.com grouses about it even more, while still calling the blower "satisfying overall." A nice touch is that when the blowing and vacuuming are done, everything can be stowed inside the vacuum bag, which can then be hung on a wall. At a noise rating of 68 dB, the Toro is relatively quiet when heard at a distance, but still loud enough near the user that wearing hearing protection while using it is a must.

Durability

Solid internal components. To finely mulch leaves and twigs, the Toro Ultra Blower Vac uses a metal impeller with serrated shredding blades, a durable design that's preferred by experts. The mulch bag and zipper aren't as long lasting, according to user reviews. The warranty is for two years.

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