Toro 51599 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller (Older Model)
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- Toro ultra 3-in-1 blower, vacuum, and leaf shredder makes completing yard work fun and easy
- Exclusive cord-lock system holds power cord firmly in place
- Rugged metal impeller and infinite variable speed motor delivers up to 235 miles-per-hour of air flow
- Comes with power unit, blower tubes, vacuum tubes, vacuum bag, and operating manual
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Powerful and effective, the Toro Ultra 3-in-1 Blower, Vacuum, and Leaf Shredder makes completing yard work fun and easy. With air speeds up to 235 mph, this electric blower nevertheless is lighter, quieter, and cleaner than similar gas blowers. And with a sleek, ergonomical design, it's a tool that is easy to use and will grab your neighbors' attention.
Tackle big clean-up jobs the right way with this powerful blower vac. A variable speed 12 Amp motor lets you select from an infinite variety of speeds between 112 mph and 235 mph. This means that you can use low speeds to clear off hard surfaces and clean up tight areas without making a mess and without sacrificing the blower's high-speed functionality.
Air Speed and Air Volume to Get Yard Jobs Done
Unlike some manufacturers, who simply reduce the size of their blower nozzles to achieve higher air speed ratings without increasing the practical value of their tools, Toro gives this blower vac the ability to balance between air speed (measured in mph) and air volume (measured in cfm) to ensure maximum power and performance. This Ultra blower vac offers air speeds up to 235 mph and air volume up to 255 cfm, allowing you to move a substantial volume of leaves and debris with ease.
3-in-1 Versatility Makes Managing Tasks Easy
A convenient quick-release latch lets you convert your blower into a vacuum in seconds without any tools, while a metal impeller makes it easy to mulch debris.
The magnesium serrated metal blades on the impeller shred leaves and other unwanted debris into a fine mulch that you can use around your lawn and garden, saving money and recycling important nutrients. It also makes it easy to dispose of unwanted yard waste, since the impeller can reduce 16 bags’ worth of leaves to one bag.
Clean and Efficient with Electric Power
Compared with gas blowers, electric blowers are quieter and require less maintenance. They start up instantly without requiring you to master a finicky pull cord. There's no messy gas-oil mixture to worry about, and you don't have to contend with noxious fumes to get a job done.
This high-powered blower also weighs in at a very manageable 7.5 pounds, making it easy on your back.
This blower/vac is backed by a full two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Power unit, blower tubes, vac tubes, vac bag, and operators manual.
From the Manufacturer
You can't buy a more powerful handheld blower, gas or electric! The Ultra delivers all the power and all the versatility you need to tackle every clean-up chore. It is the only electric blower vac to offer a rugged metal impeller and an infinite variable speed motor! 235 mph maximum air speed, Infinitely variable air control, Match the power to the task. Variable speed motor for better control - low speed for hard surfaces and tight areas and high speed for the tough lawn chores. The Quick-Release Latch lets you convert your blower into a vacuum in seconds without tools. 3-in-1 machine: blower, vacuum, leaf shredder. The serrated metal blades on the impeller shred leaves and debris into fine mulch. Reduces 16 bags of leaves down to 1. All Toro electric Blowers and Blower/Vacs are covered by a two-year full warranty.
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However, the glowing reviews that I read on this leaf blower (here and on other sites) made me reconsider-I'm glad I did!
This unit is very light, well balanced, extremely powerful and QUIET!
NOTE: This model has the METAL blower blades as opposed to plastic in many of the lower model # Toro leaf blowers (some people have reported breakage of the blades on those models due to small rocks and twigs cracking or breaking the blades). Spend the extra few dollars to get this model that has the METAL blades.
Yes, you will need to deal with the hassle of an extension cord when using this tool, however I feel that it is LESS of a hassle in the long run (no fuel, no maintenance, no excessive noise or fumes, less expensive, leaf vacuum capability). Much less of an inconvenience than I expected.
This Leaf blower is so powerful that all of my walkways, patios, and driveway are free of lawn clippings and leaves in less than 5 minutes time and I rarely need to go above half throttle.
Oh yeah, the photo on this page is WRONG. You will actually get the RED colored unit (2nd revision maybe?) and it does indeed come with the leaf bag and vacuum tubing.
IMHO this is a very well designed and engineered product - I was skeptical before I bought it, but I am very glad that I did.
I've had this blower for a few months now and it's really good. Since the Toro blower can be reversed to work as a vacuum cleaner, it comes with a large collection bag with a shoulder strap and zipper opening. It has several attachments: you can use the regular thin blower attachment or the two part vacuum attachment. It has two inlet attachments too. The blower inlet cover has a grate to stop your fingers getting near the magnesium blade. When set to vacuum, this becomes the sucking hose and the blower end has the collection bag attached.
This model has a simple variable speed knob. So far I have used it to blow leaves which it does very well. For blowing across hard surfaces like the street or patio you can use any setting but for dry leaves the lowest setting is fine and very quiet. So you won't be irritating the neighbors.
I use the blower for the roof and gutters and found the lowest setting is more than adequate for this. You don't want to crank it up too high or you might risk dislodging a roof tile which could be bad. For vacuuming leaves you need to turn the dial all the way up. It sucks up piles of leaves, seeds and what have you scattered across the ground.
The magnesium blade makes quick work of leaves, small twigs, moss and clumps of dirt, and the snap on grate that the hose attaches to prevents large stones and sticks going through. Everything is chopped very finely, so you can fit an awful lot in your garden waste bin if you don't have old fashioned street pickup.
One nice finishing touch is that the whole blower unit and accessories can be quickly dismantled and fits into the collection bag easily. Another plus is that the collector bag strap makes it simple to store the blower by hanging it up in the garage or shed wall.
The only negative is having to use a cable which requires an outlet, but without that you would not have the powerful motor and strong blowing power. And, since this is a plug-in device, you don't need to keep your batteries charged or worry about it running out of juice.
This blower works great if like me you have a largish yard with lots of outlets dotted around. I also used it to suck up sawdust when building my studio, which worked out very well too.
I can't see why there's so many negative reviews on this model. If your machine broke after a one use then return it to Amazon for another one. If your complaints are in regards to the vacuum getting jammed then that would be on the user. Sticking this into a huge pile of leaves will obviously create a jam. There's just too much debris going into the impeller too fast which will cause it to suffocate. Simply hover it over the pile of leaves to take in a little at a time and your problems would be none to minimal. As a blower this thing launches debris. It's very powerful that it will launch small rocks. The mulcher is great for reducing bagging. The included bag for mulching/vacuuming comes with a strap to help hold the unit while working. I've used this thing multiple times and saved on bags, time and energy. My back never felt better after cleaning. For $75, I can't see the issue here. A little common sense will help get you through the job with ease. I highly recommend this unit.
Bought this in september 2010. It died a month later. Got a replacement in november from amazon, which just died today. It's less than two years old and amazon said toro won't honor the warranty because the original purchase was september 2010, even though the product i got in november 2010 is still less than 2 years old. (Rated 1 star after this)
After calling toro, they said that they do actually honor the warranty for 2 years, even for replacements, after you receive the replacement. Thus, I was able to take it to a local service center, they diagnosed it and had toro replace it with a new one. It's nice to know that I will also have a two year warranty on THIS replacement, too. I love this blower when it works, but it's hard to recommend something that's doesn't last 2 years, especially when toro's had two chances to make me think the failure was an anomaly. (Upgraded to 2 stars after this)
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