Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 42
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mrquality5 Just OK for dethatching--good as a new blade, however
Blade is well built and was easy to install on my Craftsman/Honda 21" lawnmower. Comes with a couple adapter options to fit different mowers, so no problems there. The plastic tines are very rigid, and if you follow instructions and start at your mower's highest deck setting and work your way down, you won't risk destroying/scalping your lawn.
Unfortunately while this blade did remove some of the thatch, it wasn't consistent or thorough. It's because the plastic tines only exist at the outer ~ 4 inches of the blade ends (just look at the product picture)... so there is no dethatching action occurring along the rest of the blade's length (e.g. the center 14-16 inches)!
So, while it may seem to save you effort, you'll actually need to do more passes on your lawn to ensure you go over all your grass with the "edges" of blade where the plastic tines reside and will actually be used.
And even when I had it my mower at its lowest deck height, I still had to use my landscape rake afterwards to pickup thatch that was missed. Once I was finished and removed the plastic tines, the blade has worked well just for cutting the grass--it mulches very finely so I can just mow without needing to bag.
So, if you're looking for a new blade and might want to dethatch a little too... this is a good investment. If you're mainly looking to dethatch (as I was), I'd suggest just renting a professional dethatcher for a day as it'll do a much better job.
June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pacnw Broke our 1 year old Husqavarna Lawn Mower
We bought this for use with our Husqavarna lawn mower which was only a year old. We were able to do about 10,000 sq ft of lawn (it did a decent job), however just before we completed our yard the lawnmower started to act up. It turns out the crankshaft bent and now the cost of repair is the same as purchasing a new lawn mower.
If you use this item, I would make sure that you do a small section of yard at a time and make sure your grass is really dry. Our grass was a bit damp and we are wondering if that might be part of the reason for our lawnmower breaking as a result of using this product.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AzCanuck BUY IT... 5 STARS; 5 STARS; 5 STARS
Would have given 6 Stars ... but you know! Used to de-thatch my lawn for the first time in 3 years. Direct bolt on for my Yard Machines Gas Mower with a 21" deck. I took some advice from previous comments and scalped my lawn before attempting to de-thatch. For my first pass I went over the yard one setting higher than the one I used to scalp with my original blade. I then dropped down and made another 3 passes. This thing pulled up thatch when I figured there was no more! The fact that it deposits the thatch in your mower bag (for ease of disposal) is enough to put up with a couple of headaches. I must say however; I couldn't find even one! Not enough praise for this product. Save time, money, and your back... BUY IT!!!
March 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Truely, a power rake.
Wow, this is the best thing you could buy to turn your yard around. Right out of the box it bolted right on my lawn mower with no problems. I have a large amount of leaves that fall on my yard from a oak tree. This power rake blade did exactly what it claims to do. When I finished mowing my yard it looked like a golf course, I am so happy everytime I look at my lawn because of the great blade. You name it, it does it.....dethatches, rakes, mulches and cuts your lawn in one pass. Remember to make proper height adjustments per instructions included before trying out. Best tool I have bought in a long time.
April 4, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Portjiber Marginal success
It pulled up loose debris but was ineffective on moss. I had to go back to the thatching rake to get at the moss. I was hoping the blade would make my work easier. The only thing that truly works is the rake.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by butch Detaching alternative
The only semi gripe is installing/replacing the plastic tines.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kerndtsr Not your daddy's dethatcher
For 30 years I used the spring loaded type. (Two nails on a flat 16" bar). It took several passes and vibrated like crazy. It would take me half a Saturday to do the job this one did in less than an hour. I love the fact that I don't have to come back and rake up the thatch. Plus it's the same size as a regular blade so just mow your lawn like before, just have to empty the bag a few times more.
September 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by paulfmco Works as designed
Installed on my Troy-Bilt mower with no adaptors needed. I had a large area of badly matted grass, so I mowed the entire lawn very short with the regular blade, then went over it again with the power rake blade. My intention was to scrape/de-thatch to nearly bare ground so that I could re-seed, and it worked exactly as I had hoped it would, pulling up the badly thatched grass, leaving enough exposed ground for over-seeding. The only drawback was that I have to replace the nylon tines before I can do my back yard..this may not be as much of an issue if you don't go as low as I did.
April 7, 2014