Fall is in the air, and so is the sound of electric blowers dealing with the falling leaves. Its a great time of year to vacuum up leaves and shred them for use as winter mulch. This kind of mulch is perfect to protect our plants and rose bushes over the winter, and any extra can be tilled into the vegetable garden or composted. Might as well enjoy the toils of your labor. The Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller has a variable speed redesigned 12 amp motor designed to put out even more oomph than before, with air speeds up to 235 mph, This model is a long time ratings winner at Consumer Reports and a #1 Best Seller at Amazon.com.