The Toro 51494 electric trimmer is a slightly smaller version of the Toro hedge trimmer (Model number 51496).  With slightly less power to hand and a blade length a couple of inches shorter, it could suit those who have a smaller area of hedging that needs to be maintained.

A lightweight trimmer weighing only 6.8 pounds. Quite running which will keep others around the neighborhood happy. Measures a total length of 42-1/2 inches.  See a more detailed review below.

Toro 51494 review

Toro Trimmer 51494 Details

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Power Type – Gas or Electric?


Cordless Or Corded?

Cordless – Powered by a lithium-ion 20 volt battery which gives double the amount of power (per weight) compared to nickel-cadmium batteries types of batteries.

Cutting Capability?

Toro electric trimmer cuts through growth around 9/16 of an inch thick. Freedom to go anywhere in the yard without long power cords and reduction of hand fatigue due to work grip handles which provide greater comfort for the operator.

Blade Length?

22 inch long

Suitable for Cutting Vertically?

YES – The Toro 51494 has a D front handle and a rear swivel handle which will rotate up to 90 degrees to the left and to the right, providing easier more comfortable vertical trimming position.

Dual Action Blades?

YES – Has dual action blades made of hardened steel for durability.

Any Reviews?

YES – The Toro electric trimmer reviews are rated at 4.7 from 5 stars and  coming from 14 reviewers, are very good figures. As the rating suggests, users are satisfied with the performance of the Toro 51494.

Happy with the freedom from pulling a 100 foot power cord around, getting 40 minutes life from the battery and surprised how beneficial the rotating handle was.

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