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16-Tine Welded Bow Rake

  • Tempered steel rake head is durable for breaking up hard soil
  • Bow rake is ideal for leveling soil and evenly spreading material
  • Hardwood handle with cushion grip is strong and durable
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Product Overview

AMES has been manufacturing tools since 1774

Manufacturing Since the 1700s

Founded in 1774, the Ames brand has created a familiar household name by proudly making tools that helped build America.

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Choose the Right Tool for the Job

Passionate gardeners and DIYers will find the right rakes for landscaping, planting and thatching.

Rakes made for everyday tasks

Essential Rakes for Everyday Maintenance

From general lawn and garden work to more elaborate landscape adventures.

Strong head to handle connection

Ferrule and Bolt-Thru Attachments

Provide strong and durable head to handle connection.

Handles offer control


Available in North American hardwood, fiberglass, or vinyl-coated steel handles for strength and durability.

Grips offer comfort


Cushioned end-grip for extensive raking.

Different tines for different jobs


Closely spaced poly tines capture small leaves and other debris. Steel tines with larger gaps loosen and level soil.

15-year warranty

Warranty Protected

Ames proudly stands by its commitment to producing long-lasting tools.

Shrub rakes for tight spaces

Shrub Rake

Optimized head safely removes leaves and debris from under shrubs, fences and trees.

Flower rakes for garden beds

Flower Rake

Loosens and levels soil in small, tight spaces. Perfect for floral beds.

Bow rakes for breaking up hard soil

Bow Rake

Breaking up hard, compacted soil or mulch and spreading material, evenly.

Leaf rakes for removing leaves

Leaf Rake

Closely spaced tines on the leaf rake remove leaves. Narrow tines of lawn rake clear debris and thatch.

Thatching rakes remove thatch

Thatching Rake

Removing leaves, clearing debris and thatch.

The Ames bow rake is designed to loosen and level soil. The 16 steel tines work hard to break up hard, compacted soil or mulch and spread the material evenly. It's a superb tool for homeowners with smaller landscaping and gardening requirements.
  • 16-tine tempered steel rake head
  • 57.5 in. North American hardwood handle for strength and durability
  • 10 in. cushion grip for comfort and control
  • Flip the head over to level loose materials

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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
15 year

Questions & Answers


Is this product manufactured in the United States?

Asked by HD September 15, 2020


Can I use it on small rocks

Asked by Marina April 23, 2019

Yes I bought mine to level out a part of my gravel driveway.

is this rake good for dethatching

Asked by michael February 24, 2019

No - buy a better heavier steel rake, They seemed good but weak were it connects to handle.

Is there a end cap for hanging

Asked by schellyp April 11, 2017

No, there is not.

can this stay out in the raining weather , is this weather resistance I just bought it and thank you

Asked by Barbara November 2, 2016

It is a wood handle, its varnished but i dont think i would leave it outside longer than a day. To help it last longer.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 872 reviews
  • 71% recommend this product
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great until it broke
Lasted 3 years of heave duty use before it became useless. Will be replacing it with a single welded rake.
by Verge
Do Not Recommend
I've owned this rake since May 16, 2020. Today, on August 9, 2020 it broke while I was raking vines out of a flowerbed. it broke cleanly at the poorly done welds.
by BruceM
5 people found this helpful
Not for heavy use
I bought this rake to move some dirt and rock for my patio project. I could tell within the first few minutes that this is not a rake for moving dirt and rock. Get something a bit more sturdy. The tines were flimsy and would bend when trying to move clumps of dirt. I then began to just use it for light work to avoid breaking it. The other thing I don’t like about this is the wood finish. I’m not sure why some of these companies don’t take the extra time to add a proper finish. The wood is very ruff almost as if you slide your hand across it just right, you might get a splinter. The foam handle are nice though to avoid at least one hand getting a splinter.
by MrRyobi
2 people found this helpful
Only lasted two fall seasons.
I bought this rake in the fall of 2017 and the head came off in the fall of 2019. This rake was used on a 1/16 acre grassy area of my 1/2 acre property. It was only used during the fall months. Sure wish I kept my receipt.
by Brad
2 people found this helpful
Only lasted a year
I used this rake to clean up several projects on my property. When it worked, it worked well. I cleaned this off after every job and hung it in a dry garage. I ended up with one bent tine but no big deal. Towards the end of it's life the rake head was also leaning to one side. Until today, when the head popped right off, just like the other reviewers. We see a poor design where the head is held in by friction alone. Theres a metal sleeve which retains moisture and doesn't provide enough support to the handle. The wood rots out, it splits four ways around the rake head, and it pops out. It lasted 1 year, tops. I don't think I'd buy this model again. despite thinking it was an upgrade over the store brand.
by outdoortravels
2 people found this helpful
Absolute trash, 0.0 stars
Took this out in my yard for the first time and the head of the rake completely detached from the neck. Clean break where it was welded on…or maybe super glued on? I didnt even get a chance to take the stickers off yet! Literally the first swipe I took it came off with little to no effort. If I could have rated this lower than 1 star, I would have. 0.0 stars.
by Matt
6 people found this helpful
Junk. Lasted less then a month.
Used it on one project and it could not complete it. Now I'm wasting an hour of daylight to go return a broken rake. Do not buy.
by Zach
4 people found this helpful
Purchased this rake about 2 years ago. Used it maybe 10-15 times. This afternoon while doing some...
Purchased this rake about 2 years ago. Used it maybe 10-15 times. This afternoon while doing some raking, I noticed the head started getting loose. After using it a few more minutes, the tines tore out of the handle. The wood had split in 4 directions and even if I put it back together, it would just fall right back out. You get what you pay for. If you have just one or two quick jobs or aren't using it in tough ground (maybe just use it to spread mulch and fresh top soil), then it's not worth getting something tougher. It's quite an inconvenience when a tool breaks halfway through a job and you have to run to the store to replace it. I will be replacing this with a forged rake of higher quality.
by joshgrami
13 people found this helpful
This is a one-season rake. The design is poor in that the head will fall off after one season of...
This is a one-season rake. The design is poor in that the head will fall off after one season of moderate garden work. See picks.
by Robr
15 people found this helpful
We have a operating farm with livestock. Own several of these rakes.....Two in the Garden shed, t...
We have a operating farm with livestock. Own several of these rakes.....Two in the Garden shed, two in the Barn, and also the main tool in the stalls.....solid product. The last purchase of this rake was used for interior décor. It was tough to cut away a brand new handle, but the end result was worth it. Photo attached. Thanks Home Depot!!
by Simpleman
3 people found this helpful
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