Toro Leaf Blower Review

Buying a new leaf blower is tricky business. There are a few reasons for that, but the largest is that there are so many different characteristics to keep track of. Some machines are all about power, but they are too unwieldy or heavy to use. On the other hand, some are small and can work in tight spaces, but don’t have the strength you need for larger projects. To strike that balance, there is Toro.

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Toro leaf blowers are incredible devices that can help with all of your yard or home care needs. However, there is not just one out there. There are many on the market, and while they are all versatile, they each come with small upgrades that make them unique. Those differences are what we’ll hone in on, and what will show why, when it comes to excellent blowers, Toro is a cut above the rest.

Toro 51619 Ultra Electric Blower Vac, 250 mph, Red
  • New larger metal impeller drives power and improved mulching
  • Powerful up to 250 mph degree
  • Vacuum tube, bottom-zip bag, power insert, concentrator nozzle and cord storage hook...

The Ultra 250 is our first Toro leaf blower, and it is a good one for those that like options. As mentioned in the intro sections, Toro leaf blowers are special in that they can handle a wide range of different tasks in different ways. That is exactly what’s going on with this particular model.

Rather than getting a more typical tool that is only good at one thing, the Ultra 250 is able to suck, blow, and mulch with ease. It has three different modes, and can easily switch between blower and vacuum options as you need. Not only does that give you multiple ways to take care of your property, it also provides you with options and helps you clean in the exact way that you want. More options are never a bad thing. Some people prefer to blow away debris, some like to vacuum/mulch, and other people like to do a mix of all three. Whatever your preferences, this model gives you more than enough options.

Three Amazing Options

Further breaking down this feature, it is important to note that no mode is strictly better than the others. They all have their own pros, and they all work extremely well.

That is important to note because, where some brands try to focus on one specific task, Toro focuses on all three.

The Ultra 250, which is powerful up to 250 miles per hour, has a 250 CFM blow mode and a 410-CFM vacuum mode. That shows the power of each setting and reveals just how much strength you’re getting with this relatively easy-to-handle tool.

Blowers that have a large output tend to be too big to use, but that is not a worry here. In fact, this is one of Toro’s best performing vacuum blowers around.

Cutting Your Problems Away

Though there is no doubt about the Ultra 250’s blowing power, the other modes hold up just as well. The vacuum mode is a big draw of this device. Not only is it easy to get into thanks to the unique release latch that enables you to switch your blower to a vacuum within seconds, but the bag also comes with a bottom zipper.

That simple addition increases the machine’s durability, and raises its ease of use. The mulch option holds its own thanks to the special metal blade that cuts debris down to less than 1/2-inch. Such efficiency enables you to quickly clear out different areas, and it also allows more mulch to fit into the bag.

Unmatched Versatility

The above three modes show you what makes this Toro leaf blower special, but there are more features that make the machine adaptable to any situation. First, there is the variable speed air control. This allows you to more easily use the device when it is in either blower or vacuum mode, providing you with even more ways to make the tool work for you. In addition, the Ultra 250 also has multiple applications, giving you the flexibility to handle any space. Going in corners and tight areas is a great option to have because it ensures your yard will be as clean as possible.

This cuts down on struggles and makes the entire blowing experience much more seamless.

Cord Locks and Simple Storage

While this electric Toro leaf blower does come with a cord, do not worry. Rather than getting tangled up or caught while working, there are numerous add-ons to make sure you can walk around in peace. Toro has given this model a built-in cord lock to keep the cord attached to the blower, a great feature for casual users as well as those who work with extremely long extension cords.

Another bonus of this is, despite the cord and extra attachments, it is easy to store. All you need to do is attach the cord storage hook, wrap the cord around the blower, and then dump all of the different components into the vacuum bag.

TORO 150 MPH 460 CFM 26cc 2-Cycle Handheld Gas Blower Vacuum
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The...

There are many reasons to love the Ultra 250, and there are just as many to love the 2-Cycle Handheld Leaf Blower. This model comes with a commercial grade full crankshaft engine and, as with the above Toro leaf blower, has full 3-in-1 functionalities that enable it to switch between vacuum, blower, and mulcher modes. Once again, that versatility is key in making this a premium leaf blower, and it is critical when it comes to breaking down the different features.

The engine is also important because, as it is made with a premium carburetor, it allows for easy starting, more reliable performance, and improves the device’s overall life expectancy. Those two features are at the center of the Handheld Leaf Blower, and they each reflect what makes Toro so special.

Strength in a Small Size

This handheld blower is smaller than many traditional options, which may make some people suspicious of its capabilities. However, it is definitely one of the strongest Toro blowers out there. This model not only comes with a 25.4cc engine that produces 150 MPH/460 CFM of clearing power, but it also has a metal mulching blade that can easily shred any yard debris down to a ratio of 10 bags to 1.

That exceptional cutting ability enhances the power and enables you to use the blower without stopping. There is nothing worse than working with a blower that can only handle certain debris. The Toro Handheld Leaf Blower solves that problem by providing you with enough strength to either blow or mulch anything that gets in your way.

Variable Speed Control

All of the above power is great when tucked inside a handy package, but you don’t need to go full throttle all of the time. Though that is not an option on most heavy commercial leaf blowers, it is one with Toro. That feature comes with the variable speed throttle that fully adjusts your clearing power so that you can tackle both small and large jobs depending on what you need at the time.

Some tasks are quick and easy, but should you need to go after a much larger pile the air speed for this Toro leaf blower can reach an impressive 160 miles an hour. If you want to vacuum or mulch, this can do that. However, it can just as easily blow away any problems as well. The superior fan design is a great complement to the metal mulching blades, providing you with the best cleaning power possible and making your job much easier.

Four Years of Company Assurance

The above features are all incredible and do their job extremely well. While that is great, it always helps to get a bit of extra assurance should anything go wrong.

Every Toro leaf blower is extremely durable, but accidents do happen (especially when working outside). To prepare for such situations, the Handheld Leaf Blower is backed by an incredibly solid 4-year warranty.

That extra assurance is invaluable when picking up a new tool because it gives you extra peace of mind when making your purchase.

It is unlikely that anything will happen to this model. However, it is better to prepared if something does than to be caught completely off guard.

Toro makes a range of great products. While we could spend paragraphs and paragraphs breaking down each and every one, the last we’re going to take an in-depth look at is the Electric Super Leaf Blower. Though not quite as flashy as the above two models, there is no doubt this device deserves praise. Here you also get the usual 3-in-1 function (one of Toro’s notable staples), but the rest of the tool operates a bit differently than the other two Toro leaf blower options on this list.

As mentioned, one of the most important factors when looking at a leaf blower is versatility. Not only do you get that through the different modes, but it is also apparent in how well this device balances power and performance. This is not just a device that can handle debris of every size (a mark it can hit thanks to its 225 miles-per-hour air speed) but it is one that enables you to work quickly and efficiently as you go.

Air Control and Specialized Attachments

As you would expect from any leaf blower, the Toro Electric Super Leaf Blower is all about air. While that can refer to output, here it also refers to how air is controlled and how well you can make use of it. This Toro leaf blower comes with a special 2-speed air control (which is needed for the tougher projects in your yard) as well as enhanced blower attachments that allow you to calibrate the entire device.

There are three attachments in all, and each of them have their own niche. You get the main blower tube for large debris piles, as well as a specialized power option for the truly difficult tasks like wet leaves (which many devices cannot handle). Finally, this comes with a concentrator that is specially made to get into and clear cracks or edging as you need.

Excellent Accessory Design

Another handy feature here is the unique fan design. This is particularly useful for both casual and more serious users because it reduces clogging and improves general flow rate. Both of those then create a much more impressive performance overall.

The mulching blade also cuts debris down to less than 1/2-inch and reduces roughly 81 percent of everything that gets sucked into the blower. That is then backed by a quick-release latch, which helps you change the blower to a vacuum in a manner of seconds. This requires no tools and occurs right away, making it perfect for all users regardless of their blowing or tool experience.

Lightweight, Quiet, and Protected

The last aspects to look at in this Toro leaf blower are the lightweight shell and low noise output. Every serious power tool is going to make some noise, that is something you have to live with. However, it is always a good thing when you can cut back on that. A quieter tool (hitting only 67 decibels) saves your ears and prevents you from upsetting anyone else who may be within listening range. Everything is then wrapped up in a 2-year full coverage warranty to give you extra protection after purchase.

The Power of Toro

​The Power of Toro


After analyzing the three models in this guide it is easy to see what makes Toro Leaf Blowers so efficient. It is easy to get caught up looking at individual models, but it is quite important to note that all of them have the same quality baseline. In that way, you don’t need to focus as much on the general features. Rather, it is the specializations where you want to focus. That will guide you and help you pick out which one you want above all of the others.

About the Author Emily Taylor

My name is Emily Taylor, gardening is my passion and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone. I know that there are millions of people out there want their backyard and garden be attractive just like their front yard, so I am here to help you create your own backyard paradise.

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