Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 41
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Macomb Don't buy
It did't dethatch anything. The only thing it did was scalp lawn. Good thing I tried it on the side lawn first. I returned it and rented a power rake like I should have in the first place.
September 10, 2015
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by KMELL DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
Quite possibly the worst idea for a product I have ever seen. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM. Read other poor reviews on this site and Amazon. Same problem both sites. This will destroy your lawn mower by way of bent crankshaft. I set my mower height one level above medium to be safe but it didn't matter (medium is manufacturer recommended). After a couple of trips around the yard the engine seized with a bend crankshaft. Thank goodness it did because when I looked closely at what was cut the grass blades were shredded by the beating action of the dethatching, it looks terrible and will take some time to recover. While I didn't start my day planning on buying a new lawn mower I had to because cost of repair was the same as buying new. Thankfully home depot listened and gave me a fair price for a new one, hats off to good customer service. Hopefully another destroyed lawnmower review will cause them to discontinue sale of the product because the manufacturer could not have cared less and basically told me to take a hike. They must not have read all the reviews regarding their product destroying lawnmowers. More than likely they are completely aware but the cost of recall is more than the cost of bad reviews.
June 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Turtle Good inexpensive thatching blade.
Thatched entire yard and even though I have lots of rocks in the ground the plastic was quite durable and should be adequate for one more thatching.
March 24, 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