Sun Joe 14 in. 11-Amp Electric Dethatcher with Collection Bag-AJ800E - The Home Depot
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Sun Joe

Model # AJ800E

Internet # 203308242

14 in. 11-Amp Electric Dethatcher with Collection Bag

Sun Joe 14 in. 11-Amp Electric Dethatcher with Collection Bag

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$159.99 / each


Model # AJ800E

Internet # 203308242

Get your lawn in top green shape with the Sun Joe Dethatcher Joe AJ800E 14 in. electric dethatcher. Powered by a robust 11-Amp motor, the Dethatcher Joe rakes a 14 in. wide path in a single pass to get your job done fast. Enhancing its raking ability is AirBoost technology, which maximizes thatch pickup with 24 spring steel tines that stay sharp longer for reliable performance. Use the 5-position depth control knob to tailor the raking depth from -0.12 in. (3 mm below the soil) to 0.35 in. (9 mm above the soil), depending on your lawn's dethatching needs. Thatch is a dense mat of roots, stems and grass clippings that accumulates on lawns over time, blocking the flow of water, oxygen and vital nutrients. It is important to periodically remove thatch in order to keep your lawn green and healthy. While ordinary manual rakes are tiresome to use and not very effective, the electric Dethatcher Joe starts instantly with the push of a button and easily gets the job done without polluting the atmosphere with toxic carbon emissions. No gas, oil or tune-ups make the Sun Joe Dethatcher Joe your green choice for greening your lawn. ETL-approved. 2-year warranty.

  • Ideal for revitalizing small to mid-sized lawns
  • Powerful 11-Amp motor rakes a 14 in. wide path to get your job done faster
  • AirBoost technology - 24 spring steel tines for maximum thatch pickup
  • Maintenance free - No gas, oil or tune-ups
  • Tailor raking depth with 5-position depth control
  • Detachable thatch collection bag for easy disposal
  • Full 2-year warranty
  • ETL approved
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
40 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
40 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
20 in 
Blade Length (In.) 
.47 in 
Length of cord (ft.) 
Maximum extension cord length (ft.) 
Mower Deck Width 
14 in 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1/4 - 1/2 Acre 
Amperage (amps) 
Cutting Options 
Cutting Width 
14 in 
Electric Mower Type 
Bagger,Foldable handle,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Tool-free adjustments 
Fuel Type 
No additional items or accessories included 
Lawn Mower Type 
Walk Behind 
Manual Push Mower Type 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Minimum extension cord rating 
14 gauge 
Mulching Capability 
Number of Blades 
Number of adjustable handlebar positions 
Product Weight (lb.) 
30.64 lb 
Start Type 
Walk Behind Mower Type 
Manual Push 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 Year 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Workable for small lots This is a good unit for those persons that want to dethatch once a year but don't want the headaches of a gasoline engine. Yes the bag is small and will quickly fill up. That is an area where the manufacturer could improve. I found that on the backward stroke if I tilted the unit at a 45 degree angle and wiggled it, the contents of the bag would go further in and allow me to cover about 40' linear feet instead of about 15'. Another option is to run it without the bag to bring the thatch to the surface and then run your bagging mower over it to pick up the contents. I didn't experience the issue others faced with the unit shutting down or over heating. I would say this unit is okay for a max of 80x100 lot. Anything bigger and you will get frustrated. I live in NY and users with Southern grasses might have a harder time. April 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fits the bill I was hesitant to purchase this item after reading all the reviews. However, this machine exceeding my expectations. Yes, many of the reviews are accurate, the bag does fill up quickly and it will shut down quicker than I would like. But when I think about the few times that I rented a gas-powered unit, this little machine more than facilitated my life, by saving me lots of time in raking up and bagging heaps of dead grass. April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love It! This was a great buy! Light weight and easy to use. April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't bother I paid extra to get the one with the bag. It is so small that it is pointless. I ended up taking it off and using my lawn mower to gather the thatch. My lot is about 10k sq ft and I couldn't get through a fourth of it without it shutting down. Then I had to wait a couple hours to try to use it again. Definitely not worth it. I wished I would have used the money to hire someone, what a disappointment! Don't buy this machine! April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent purchase The dethatcher is very easy to use and does a great job. The depth of the tines is adjustable so will work on a variety of lawns. The grass catcher can be a bit tempermental to replace after emptying the bag, but for the price it's okay. April 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by In a class by itself I was in a bit of a conundrum. My lawn is too big to dethatch with a hand rake, but too small to warrant a ride-on mower with tow-behind dethatcher. Professional walk-behind gasoline-powered dethatchers were out of my price range and impractical to rent. I was not interested in maintaining another internal combustion engine. The electric powered "Dethatcher Joe" seemed a good companion to my electric lawnmower. I have a problem with debris from a large Sycamore tree, as well as a sod lawn laid atop marginal topsoil. Dethatching twice a year is a necessity for me. Fortunately, I started the machine on a piece of lawn that I did not care much about. The ground was slightly damp, and I was moving the machine too slowly. I quickly learned the machine was happy to tear up all my grass. The ground must be completely dry; even morning dew can be problematic. Unlike mowing, I must walk swiftly to prevent this machine from removing too much healthy grass. I found the bag very difficult to remove and reinstall. It was easier to operate the machine without the bag, and rake up afterwords using a leaf rake. This was still much less effort than dethatching with a metal hand rake. The "rotating metal tines" design was much less effective than using a metal hand dethatching rake. Piles of thatch from the machine contained too much healthy green grass. Piles I hand raked were yellow throughout. A self-propelled machine with fixed tines, that works like a tow-behind dethatcher, would seem to be a better solution. Unfortunately, none exists, and this machine is the only one in its class. The machine is small, lightweight, and quiet. It serves its purpose, seems like it should last several years, and I would recommend it to the small minority with a lawn my size. It is not a perfect solution, but it does save me a great deal of backbreaking manual labor, making it worth its cost. July 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sure beats doing it by hand Look, is this a professional strength dethatcher, no. But does it do the job, yes it does. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it actually worked. Its light which makes it easy to use. I set mine to the highest setting just to see what it would do and it pulled up quite a good amount of dead grass. Used it on about 4,000 sqft of grass. Was afraid to set it lower in case it pulled out too much good grass. I actually preferred this to the gas one I have used in the past. No fumes, stops when you let go so you can turn it around with no issues and much lighter. I did not use the attached bag since other reviews talk about how frequently you would need to empty it. Just went over it with my lawn mower which picked up most of it. (Yes I know, I need to empty the lawn mower, but I'm used to doing that) I would say at the highest setting, it gives you the same effect as if you used a dethatching rake, just with a lot less effort. It did not overheat since I let go of the handle so it stopped as I made a pass (meaning go in one direction, stop and turn around). It was not too warm out (approx. 70 degrees) and it was set to the highest setting which was still effective (lower setting would make the engine work too hard I would imagine). This may contribute to why it did not overheat. There are reviews that say it overheats, but doing what I did, I had no issues. My father-in-law who hates all things electric and not "professional grade" was really surprised on how well it worked. He was waiting for it to break down and kept telling me that it will break soon...and it didn't. Seeded and put fertilizer down afterwards and lawn looks great. Looks the same way it did after I used a gas dethatcher. Especially for the price, use this instead of a dethatching rake. Your hands, back and the rest of you will thank you. May 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Works great until it overheats. After using this dethatcher I had the same results as most other reviewers. When its working its great. But there is a filter in the front left of the dethatcher that clogs really easy and it will overheat. You have to stop and check it every 5 mins. Sometimes it got clogged in less time than that. The bag is of no use since it doesn't bag correctly. Also once you take it off, good luck on putting it back on. Just use it without the bag. If you have a really small lawn, then I say go for it. May 4, 2013
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