Electric Leaf Blowers 2014 review and comparison

Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower Vacuum with Metal Impeller


Electric leaf blowers are a fast, easy way to get rid of leaves from your yard, compacting the debris to as little as an 18th of the volume produced from raking, in much less time. Much like a weed whacker, the electric leaf blowers are much lighter than gas leaf blowers for those of us who are concerned about being able to manage the weight of the gas models. They’re great for blowing leaves off of walkways and driveways, and for relocating leaves into one big pile for easy vacuuming, mulching and disposal. Much like pointing a high-powered blow dryer at the ground, you simply blow the leaves into a pile. Whether you blow them onto a tarp for easy removal to a compost, or vacuum and mulch them to reduce them for bagging and disposal or composting off site, they make fast work of gathering up those leaves.

The Toro Ultra Blower Vac Model 51609 is the top rated leaf blower at Consumer Reports and the best seller at Amazon. The 12 amp, corded-electric handheld leaf blower weighs 7.5 lbs. and has vacuum capability. It comes with a 2-year warranty. Here is a comparison of this top selling model to a few other current top sellers:

Toro 51609 Ultra Electric Blower Vacuum with Metal Impeller The Toro Company 51618 Electric Super Leaf Blower Vac Shredder Toro 51585 Power Sweep Electric Blower WORX WG502 TriVac Delux Blower Mulcher Vacuum with Metal Impeller
Amazon Customer Rating 4.5 stars 4.5 stars 4.5 stars 4.5 stars
Price Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower Vacuum with Metal Impeller.2Click picture for current pricing The Toro Company 51618 Electric Super Leaf Blower Vac ShredderClick picture for current pricing Toro Co M R Blwr Trmmr 51585 160-MPH Power Sweep Electric BlowerClick picture for current pricing  WORX WG502 TriVac Delux Blower Mulcher Vacuum 12.0 Amp with Metal ImpellerClick picture for current pricing
Power Source corded-electric corded-electric corded-electric corded-electric
Batteries Required Y Y Y Y
Batteries Included N N N N
CC/amp 12 amp 12 amps 7 amp 12 amp
MPH air speed Variable 112-235 230 max 130 or 160 210 max
Mulch ratio bags-1 16-1 10-1 10-1 18-1
Weight 10 pounds 7.4 pounds 4.6 pounds 8.6 pounds

 

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