Toro 51585 Power Sweep Electric Leaf Blower

Manufacturer:
Toro

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Rating:
5
On July 29, 2011
Last modified:July 17, 2012

Summary:

The overwhelming number of positive reviews for the Toro 51585 Power Sweep Leaf Blower have earned it a top spot on our recommended list.

Toro 51585 Leaf Blower
Rating: ★★★★½ 

The Toro 51585 Power Sweep 7 amp 2-Speed Electric Blower is an economical leaf blower that is perfect for clearing debris and leaves from yards, driveways, steps and patios. Generating air speeds of up to 160MPH, the Power Sweep has airflow of up to 155 cubic feet per minute. Powered electrically, the Toro 51585’s 7 amp motor eliminates the need for messy oil and gas mixes, as well as fumes.

The Toro 51585 Power Sweep is an extremely lightweight blower. Weighing just 4.6 pounds, it’s light enough for anyone to manage, and the compact design further ensures easy handling. The speed control is located on the handle of the blower, and is designed to fall underneath the thumb naturally.

This leaf blower has 2 speeds for air control, so you can adjust the amount of air to just the volume you need it. The lower setting, with an air speed of 130 MPH, is great for smaller spaces, while the high setting, at 160MPH will allow you to take care of bigger clean up jobs.

The Toro 5185 Power Sweep is UL listed. It is also covered by a full two year manufacturer’s warranty.

Specifications

  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • 7 Amp, 2 speed electric motor
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Air Speeds: Up to 160MPH
  • Air Flow: Up to 155CFM
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Reviews

With over one hundred reviews, the Toro Electric Leaf Blower is one of our top rated blowers. The average consumer rating was 4.6 stars out of 5 stars, with 94% of reviewers rating the blower 4 stars or better.

The majority of reviewers were satisfied with the performance of the Toro Power Sweep, stating that it’s powerful enough for most common yard clean up jobs. One person stated that even though the electric leaf blower isn’t as powerful as others on the market, he felt that unless you needed a machine for commercial jobs, this one works just fine. Another reviewer stated that for smaller yards, this works well, but for larger yards, a more powerful model may be necessary.

A few reviewers mentioned how lightweight it is, and that it’s easy to handle. One reviewer commented that even a child could use it. A couple mentioned that it’s great for women since it is lighter than most of the other blowers available. Several reviews pointed to how inexpensive the leaf blower is, and that it was well worth the price, for what they needed in a blower.

As with any tool, there are always a couple of drawbacks. For one thing, prepare to get an extension cord – as with all electric leaf blowers, having a cord can be limiting at times and you’ll find that you need an extension cord in most cases.

A few reviewers were disappointed in the air speed of the leaf blower. They felt the blower wasn’t powerful enough for their needs. It seems to work best for smaller jobs such as clearing the driveway or patio, or cleaning grass clippings out of flowerbeds. If you have a very large yard, you’re probably going to want to look for a blower that has a little more power to it.

Our Verdict

The overwhelming number of positive reviews for the Toro 51585 Power Sweep Leaf Blower has earned it a top spot on our recommended list. It’s important to remember that it is not a heavy duty blower, and should be considered only if you have lighter cleaning jobs to do. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with it – just that, as its name Power Sweep implies, it’s going to work best for your outdoor sweeping jobs. With a price under $40 and 94% of reviewers happy – the Toro Electric Leaf Blower should be on your short list of possible blowers.

To read in-depth reviews of the Power Sweep, visit Amazon.com

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