Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 756
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Absolute junk, only saved with a basic modification
Like many others have described, the gears in mine seized up almost immediately and I couldn't even finish the first load of seeds. Frustrated, I began trying to modify it to hook up a cordless drill, rather than take it back. After cutting the orange handle off, prying the side panel apart, discarding the large plastic gear, and sticking a screwdriver bit directly in the smaller gear, it worked! I finished seeding the rest of the yard with ease. No more tiresome cranking, and no more binding. This is the only way to use this product in my opinion, as the hand crank was absolutely awful. I've attached a photo of my modification. The most frustrating thing is they could have easily designed this product with a removable handle and an easy way to connect a drill directly to it.
March 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wayne huge piece of junk
Half way thru the first fill the unit seized upto the point I could hardly crank it It is going back to the store!
July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jameson Cheaply made
Used maybe four times and then the handle broke off. It is a plastic part snapped into another plastic part. Very disappointed, this didn't even get me through one full season. Do not waste your money.
June 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jaxjeff Do not buy
I read the reviews and should have known better, but I couldn't find any other handheld spreaders (I don't want battery powered...like that is really going to work?!). On the fourth refill of fertilizer the mechanism seized and the crank would hardly turn. Lumpy fertilizer was not the problem, nothing was clogged. I am very dissatisfied with this product and would warn everyone to stay away.
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jk Save your money
Hoping to use it to spread fertilizer in my large flower beds. Who was I kidding. Three turns and it jammed. 3 minutes and the handle broke. Done. Didn't cost much, worth event less.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cliff cheap
cheap made product does not work well at allllllll
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoeVin waste of materials and money
This "spreader" did not last one fill of Turf Builder before the mechanism clogged to a point that it could no longer be turned. The gears below are too exposed to material entering. The plate that spreads the material is so light it bent during use and could not spin without adjustment. Complete waste of money and the materials to construct it.
June 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MC315 Difficult to use --
I returned this product because it was very difficult to use and jammed multiple times. I recommend spending a little more and getting the battery operated one.
June 21, 2016