Toro Power Sweep 51585 Review
Consumers posting Toro 51585 (starting at $35, Amazon) reviews like using this ultra-cheap blower for light jobs such as clearing decks and driveways. The seven-amp machine weighs just 4.6 pounds, making it easy to use. However, it's not powerful enough for bigger jobs and, unlike the other electric blowers on our list, it doesn't vacuum or mulch. Nonetheless, Toro 51585 reviews indicate that older consumers and others who would have trouble carrying a larger machine enjoy being able to use a power tool to help with yard work. They use it for cleaning gutters, knocking spider webs off corners, and blowing away grass clippings after mowing or edging. It may not be able to handle wet leaves, but it beats a broom. This blower operates at 70 decibels, a bit loud for such a tiny piece of equipment, but there are no real complaints about noise in Toro 51585 reviews.
The Toro Power Sweep 51585 moves 155 cubic feet of air per minute at two speeds: 130 mph and 160 mph. While it's not as powerful as more expensive blowers, consumers seem to find it adequate, and some were actually surprised how much power they got for such a low price. Users posting reviews on Amazon say it's so easy to change the speed that they're apt to do it accidentally -- which can be a problem if, for example, they're working around fragile plants. Some consumers posting reviews at Home Depot report that this blower quit working just about the time the two-year warranty ran out, with the motor emitting a burning smell. On the other hand, a user who posted a Toro 51585 review at Ace Hardware has used the blower for 10 years.
Overall the Toro 51585 is a handy little tool for the price, as long as you don't expect it to clear an entire yard or do another job that should be reserved for a bigger blower.