Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 58
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lawn22 Very effective
This product is easy to use and does a great job. I went over my lawn 3x and picked 8 bags of dead grass. For the price you can't beat it. It is light weight and easy to put together.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug The Agri-Fab 14 in Electric Dethatcher is great!
We were very impressed with this product. Worked as advertised. Light weight and easily removable at a fair price. The wife also insisted on trying it. It helps for the one not operating the machine to guide the extension cord away from the machine. We needed to go max depth and twice around the yard. Back to a good looking lawn again. Thanks
September 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by geysir52 motor burned out
Used the electric de-thatcher about 10 times and was happy with it. Now it slowed down and stopped. I tried again later and it ran slowly with sparks showing through the plastic housing. Then it stopped again. Don't know if it's worth spending $80 for a new motor.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bahbo very good piece of equipment
Since I am taking the time to write this review, I believe I should get a discount from Home Depot....but we know that ain't gonna happen.........soooooooooo. From the beginning of opening the box it wasn't very complicated to assemble the thatcher. The first time I used it I thatched my 1500 square foot back lawn. I haven't did anything to this lawn for several years other than mowing so the lawn was very thick with thatch and moss. I had to thatch this lawn three different times. The machine ripped up my lawn very easily. My third pass I had the machine on the lowest setting and had no problems at all. The machine never overheated or quit on me at any time. The second time I thatched my front lawn which is 5000 square feet. The machine never quit on me or overheated. The middle setting would probably be best for most lawns. The lowest setting will rip your lawn down to the dirt. The only cons I would give this machine is that the cord holder is junk ( I had to tie my cord in a knot around the handle) and the other con would be having to drag a cord around my yard. But it was worth it because it is a very powerful machine. I would highly recommend this thatcher.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArizonaThatcher Great Little Thatcher
I have a tiff lawn in the southwest, and I was worried this wouldn't have the power or ability to deal with the thick mat that develops each year. Wrong! I had to use the lowest setting, but it pulled five bags of thatch out of 1500 sq ft. I did it in sections - I didn't want to over heat the motor. It did great. The whole lawn was done and bagged in about 75 minutes including mowing after thatching. This isn't an industrial grade machine, but for my yard - awesome. The small spring tines on the thatcher do a better job than the machine I used to get at the rental center.
September 18, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by George Good value, great time saver.
Dethatched approximately 1000 sq. ft. in a couple of hours. My lawn is primarily Kentucky Blue Grass and varieties of fescue. The middle setting worked the best; the lowest setting nearly scraped my yard bare.
The only caveat is that each side height setting is spring loaded which does make for easy adjustments. However, a bump in the yard may also cause one side to jump to the lowest setting which may not be noticed until the thatch is raked. I have some nearly bare spots when that happened, although I expect the grass will recover. Overall, very pleased!
September 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fish Shipped w/ broken part
Unfortunately, the item was shipped with the adjuster handle on one side broken. What was INTERESTING was that the broken handle was out side of the bag that the main thatcher was in. It looked like someone had placed it there as you would if you were returning something. Fortunately, I'm a little industrious and basically tie-wraped the adjuster in place and the machine worked very good. I don't see this as a bad reflection on HD, they are great. However, I went on agri-fab webpage and tried to order parts which seems to be locked up. Then I called them. Nobody was home. However, this was a Sunday. But I should have been able to order the parts.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Benny184 Poor design!
I have assembled the de-thatcher and the product does not come with an extension cord OR, and most importantly, a collecting basket! Again, another flaw is that the description fails to mention this. You need to spend an additional $50 on a 50m 14 gauge extension cord and good luck trying to find the basket, because they don't seem to make one for this product.........what??? Having said that, if you want to use this de-thatcher and want to rake up afterwards, then this is for you. However, if like me you want it to be the time and labor saving device that you thought you were after, then this is definitely one to avoid. I am returning my purchase, because if I need to rake up afterwards, I may as well do this from the outset and rake the thatch manually and save myself the $250 expenditure.
May 18, 2014