Rated 2 out of 5??by ginabyeg For Small Spaces Only
I had high hopes for this blower, as I appreciate the Toro brand and thought the battery powered option would be more eco-friendly than the traditional gas blower (and I have no outdoor plug-ins to go electric).
The power of the blower was great, and I loved the light-weight feature.
That being said, the battery power is awful. It only lasts 10-15 minutes (depending on which speed you use), and then takes over an hour to recharge. I have never owned any battery-operated device EVER where the time to charge takes longer than the time to use. Disgusting.
This blower would be okay for a townhouse. Or a detached house with no driveway. That's about it.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5??by NurseG Great for Senior's use -- lightweight, compact, simple.
Previously I have had a Toto electric leaf blower which worked well for years. My new old house has very limited exterior outlets (1) so I needed a battery blower. Of course, I returned to Toro and am delighted with this lightweight product.
January 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by marymary1 Battery life short
Very nice unit, but runs about 10-15 minutes on a charge.
November 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by Richard3107 Okay product
After using this Sweeper for one season, I find it works good but has it's issues. The biggest plus is it's great for small jobs (especially cleaning the gutters and blowing off the deck). The biggest minus is the battery life is horrible. You can make the battery last longer by using it on low speed, but low speed versus high speed is a big difference in the time it takes to do the job. Told Toro about this but they didn't show any concern.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5??by Doug72 Great, but I can't find a second stand by battery
I love the machine. I can't find a second standby battery for it.
October 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Sauvage2 Good but not great.
The 24 volt blower appears to work as advertised it moves pine needles very good at full power and good at low power. The battery is only good for about 10 minutes at full power. The literature states that recharge time is 75 minutes but I have observed that 2 hours plus is a more realistic time. If I were to buy another blower I would get a higher voltage device.
September 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by Halbert Lightweight and blows like a large unit
Problem is battery only last about 10 minutes on high
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by 1YardGal Very Light & Easy to use
The Max Sweeper 51702 is easy to use & very light weight. We bought it mainly to blow debris off tennis courts and it works great! If, however, you are using it on a windy day, you will have to use the blower WITH the wind, as it's not powerful enough to go against it. Also, the small battery (88506) that comes with the unit won't last long, so I would strongly suggest buying the 88504 lithium battery for regular use. (interchangeable with the trimmer battery)
Two things to suggest to Toro: 1. Add a shoulder strap - not needed for weight, just convenience. 2. Add a "hanger" like the trimmer has for easy storage on garage wall.
Toro is an AWESOME, RELIABLE product with great customer service, so I'd definitely recommend this sweeper for small areas.
June 16, 2014