Toro 51599 Ultra Review
This electric blower vac wins acclaim from experts and consumers for its power. At the same time, it's quiet and easy to carry, at just 7.5 pounds. It also mulches the leaves it vacuums, and reviewers appreciate its metal impeller, which resists damage from pebbles, twigs, pinecones, and other debris.
People who need to clean up a small yard or a hard surface such as a deck or sidewalk are delighted with this electric blower vac, according to Toro 51599 (starting at $70, Amazon) reviews at Amazon. More than 950 users have posted Toro 51599 reviews on the site, and a vast majority give it a positive rating. In Toro 51599 reviews at Home Depot, many users are surprised by how well this machine works, particularly those who previously owned a gas-powered blower and weren't sure what to expect from an electric blower.
The Toro 51599 Ultra is relatively quiet and boasts a lot of power and features for a low price.
It offers variable speed, which is valuable when you're working around delicate plants and decorative features in a garden. The blower weighs in at a mere 7.5 pounds. For its small size, it packs a big punch, pushing through 255 cubic feet of air per minute on blow and 390 CFM on vacuum, at a maximum of 235 mph. In a Toro 51599 review at the website of retailer Northern Tool + Equipment, a user says it blows away even wet leaves and pine needles with ease.
The vacuum feature requires that you change the nozzle, but consumers posting Toro 51599 reviews put up with this and find it an easy switch. The machine works fairly well as a vacuum but not spectacularly, according to Toro 51599 reviews on Amazon. The best method is to blow the leaves into a pile and then vacuum up the pile, users say, although you have to hold the machine at what can quickly become an uncomfortable angle. Users posting Toro 51599 reviews also note that the machine can get clogged, but stuck leaves are easy to dislodge. This model has a metal impeller with serrated blades and a 16:1 mulching ratio, meaning it can chop 16 bushels of leaves into one bushel of mulch. Some users say they doubt the ratio is that high, but they are pleased with the machine's mulching ability. As with most blower vacs, perhaps the biggest problem is with the attached bag. It gets very heavy when it is full of leaves and does not seem as durable as the rest of the machine. Despite these drawbacks, this electric blower is top-rated by experts and users and provides a lot of power for the money, making it an appealing choice if you don't mind being tethered to a power cord.