Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 47
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carpetagger It works well, at least as long as your extension reaches where you are working. I had killed my weedy yard and used it to tear up weeds and the ground before seeding. It gave me a nice seed bed. I really overworked the machine since I have half acre yard. It only overheated once. To keep it from overheating I would turn it off after each pass so that while I was turning around the motor could cool. In a few places where thatch was heavy I would make one pass with higher setting and then go over it again with deeper setting. I did not use the bag since I would have had to stop every five feet or so to empty it. It was easier to do the yard and then take up most of the mulch and weeds. I left some as ground cover to protect the seed.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smf2448 Love this little work horse! It is lightweight enough to be easily handled by a woman and really gets the job done on the lawn. I agree with other reviewers, however, that the best idea is to use it without the bag and do pickup afterwards with a rake or your mower (which has a much bigger bag). Just be careful to start by using the lowest settings of 1 or 2 so you don't pull out too much or our lawn.
October 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Schmoof Pretty good unit, just except to take your time.
This unit works pretty well. I found the catch bag to be not worth using though. It was easier to rake after than use the bag. It also needs to cool off after 5-10 minutes of use, so be prepared to take your time. I worked in sections and after raking one section the unit was ready to for the next. If it gets too hot it will quit working until the temperature drops, then works again. Also make sure to cut your grass fairly short before using. It makes things much easier! Also be sure to overlap your passes to ensure you get everything. If it holds up a couple seasons I'll say it was a great deal. I started with a thatch rake. They work great but take so much manual effort on a yard of any real size that this unit pays for itself in time and effort saved.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hotdethatcher1 Garbage
I have a small front yard about 50ft long and 30ft wide and 5 minutes into It started over heating couldn't do one pass with it after that and that's with it raised all the way up
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJOH60 Just what the lawn needed
Several weeks after dethatching my lawn... it looks GREAT!
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Good for small areas
Great for small areas. Did a great job. Only complaint is the collection bag is difficult to
take off and on.
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dg Dethatcher
The body of this machine is plastic so I don't know how long it will hold up. The attached bag is not real effective at collecting the grass. That being said, it seemed to do what I needed it to but wound up raking up afterwards fue to the ineffective bagger. I wouldn't want to use this in a very big area.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by steve Good service poor product
The product was delivered on time but the product was not good used twice and it broke on my motor did not start up and just died. I called the company and they replaced it the only problem was it took an extra three weeks to get a new one by that time had no use for it. We will see what happens next year.
May 31, 2016