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Model #8705A

0.8 Gal./3 l Hand Crank Salt Spreader

  • Tough unique toothed-edge for scooping salt
  • Great for steps, sidewalks and small areas
  • Easy-crank with gloves and mitts
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Product Overview

Take a bite out of winter with the Chapin Hand Salt and Ice Melt Spreader. It features a rugged poly scoop with a toothed edge for cutting through salt making scooping easy. The thumb controlled gate adjustment and trigger gate control are designed to handle the various sizes of salt and ice-melt smoothly, enclosed gears keep debris out. The impeller is designed to provide an even spread pattern. Durable enough to tackle the ice all season long.
  • California residents
  • Rugged poly scoop with unique toothed edge for easy scooping
  • Thumb controlled gate adjustment
  • Trigger-style gate control, spread where you want
  • Enclosed gears to keep out debris
  • Impeller designed to deliver an even spread pattern

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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
0 in
Product Depth (in.)
12 in
Product Height (in.)
9 in
Product Width (in.)
8 in

Details

Adjustable nozzle
No
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
500 cu ft
Product Weight (lb.)
1.5 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Shoulder strap
No
Spreader Type
Handheld
Spreader Usage Type
Fertilizer,Garden Soil,Grass Seed,Ice Melt,Sand

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1-year limited

Questions & Answers

2Questions6Answers

can this be used to spread sand?

Asked by fred February 25, 2019
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Mine (returned) jammed when I filled it with Ice Melt. I would think sand would cause the same issue.

Can obtain a discount for quantity purchase?

Asked by Mike January 18, 2019
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Answer

Hello Mike, Thank you for the inquiry about the 0.8 Gal/3 l Hand Crank Salt Spreader. Unfortunately, we do not offer bulk discounts for online orders. However, you may want to visit your local Home Depot Pro Desk for assistance in placing a bulk order. For any other questions, please visit your local store or call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.

Customer Reviews

  • 23 Customer Reviews
  • 3 out of 5 stars overall
79% of customers recommended.
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Seeds Program Review
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The item arrived well packaged and undamaged. The plastic hopper is sturdy yet flexible and holds enough deicer to cover a good sized driveway. The hopper has teeth on the lip which is helpful since rock salt can clump together from moisture. The teeth will help loosen any clumped salt/deicer. The turning handle is comfortable and operates smoothly. The trigger that releases the deicer functions well. There are three settings that can be selected from a switch on the handle. The settings allow you to choose the amount of deicer that comes out while turning the handle. Overall a nice product and I recommend it.
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Really nice spreader and it has very large hopper so that you don't have to refill it so often. B...
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Really nice spreader and it has very large hopper so that you don't have to refill it so often. Big improvement from the current spreader that I have. Right now I'm using it to spread fertilizer and it works great. The three different settings from fine to coarse allows a large range of products that can be dispensed with this spreader from fertilizer to grass seed to salt. The funny teeth on the top of it makes scooping different products super simple and it's well made. The only comment I could make for a more ergonomic design would be to add a arm/wrist extension to to the spreader handle so that the handle extended further back under your arm/wrist so that you could have more control over the spreader and balance the weight better rather than all the weight being applied just to your hand.
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0.8 Gal./3 l Hand Crank Salt Spreader by Chapin Here in South Texas we sometimes get snow, but mo...
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Seeds Program Review
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0.8 Gal./3 l Hand Crank Salt Spreader by Chapin Here in South Texas we sometimes get snow, but more times then not, we have freezing rain, or sleet. Since my home is on a little bit of a grade, so is my driveway and walkway, so when the Home Depot Seeds Program offered this rock salt spreader by Chapin, I jumped on it. I have other Chapin products and have been pleased with their performance, so I already knew this company's history. I ordered it, and received it promptly, well packaged. I took the spreader out and proceeded to carefully inspect it. I was a little disappointed. The entire assembly is made of plastic. It is a light to medium weight plastic. Rock salt is heavy. The bin is flexible. I do not know how well it will hold up. The bin holds approximately three (3) liters of salt. The rotation piece in the hopper is plastic. The opening is also plastic, which is controlled by a switch on the side of the lower handle. There are three settings for small, medium, and coarse sized salt. There is little difference in the opening between settings 2 and 3. Setting one gives you half the opening. The bin also comes with non-sharp saw tooth edges to help scoop the salt into the hopper should you have a larger garbage can or 5 gallon bucket to store your salt in and have no scoop. The body of the unit is also plastic, same light to medium grade. Definitely do not want to drop this. The crank handle leaves much to be desired. The handle is all plastic with a plastic stay inside the armature. It is very sloppy in tolerances and very weak. I'm afraid that it may not be able to handle the pressure of the weight of the salt against the spinner inside and break. Time will tell. Everything on this unit is plastic. This is to prevent rusting due to the salt. The instructions say to clean the unit after every use by thoroughly washing the unit and drying before next use. There is no indication of replacement parts availability, or any type of warranty. I have rated this item 3*s out of 5 on an average build. I have concerns that the rock salt, in any configuration other than fine, may be too much for this unit. Like I said, salt is heavy. I do not know how far the throw pattern is either. Due to all plastic and the type of plastic, I rate this item 3*s out of 5 Thank you Chapin for offering this item to try. Thank you Home Depot for offering this item.
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Snow removal in July? I figured by the time I need this it would probably be sold out and after n...
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Seeds Program Review
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Snow removal in July? I figured by the time I need this it would probably be sold out and after numerous winters broadcasting salt by hand I was pleased to find this. It cranks smoothly empty and I hope it will work as well full. Unfortunately I can't really test it for about 5-6 months and I'm looking forward to keeping my front sidewalk easily ice-free this winter.
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Great 0.8 gal.3L hand crank salt spreader! Like the teeth on the front top of salt spreader for ...
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Great 0.8 gal.3L hand crank salt spreader! Like the teeth on the front top of salt spreader for digging into a salt bag to retrieve salt! The hand crank is very easy to use and the trigger button is very easy to pull, it has three settings 1, fine grain, 2 for medium grain and 3 for coarse grain. Turn crank handle and pull trigger to start. Really light weight and durable plastic, it has a nice grip and easy to hold. I will update this when review this winter when we can actually use it, we are in the middle of summer now.
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Chapin 0.8 Gal/3 Hand Crank salt spreader is very lightweight and easy to hold with one hand. Tou...
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Chapin 0.8 Gal/3 Hand Crank salt spreader is very lightweight and easy to hold with one hand. Tough unique toothed-edge for scooping salt if your salt is caked. You will want to make sure any salt or Pure Calcium Chloride Pellets is not clumped or it will not feed to the spreader wheel The crank and handle are big enough you can use with mittens, gloves or bare hands. I am looking forward to using this on my driveway this winter. In a test run it spreads very even.
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I received an 0.8 Gal./3 l Hand Crank Salt Spreader yesterday and I'm very pleased with the sprea...
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I received an 0.8 Gal./3 l Hand Crank Salt Spreader yesterday and I'm very pleased with the spreader. A very solid built spreader with the option of three setting for the size of salt. It also has enclosed gears to help protect from outside debris. It is a little big in your hand but once you get used to it, it's not bad. I'm not looking forward to the winter, but knowing that I have this will help on the ice.
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We did a trial with the spreader (since there isn't any ice on the ground). The "bucket" of the ...
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Seeds Program Review
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We did a trial with the spreader (since there isn't any ice on the ground). The "bucket" of the spreader holds approximately 5 cups of salt. Its a hand crank and you get about 5' spreading area. The spreader itself is lightweight and will fit in the bucket where we keep the salt, making it convenient as to not have to search for the spreader when its time to throw down salt. You have to keep the spreader straight in an upright position to get the best spread. For those that don't use salt but prefer cat litter and other alternatives, this also works in the spreader.
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Do not buy this!
No matter what material I am trying to spread this spreader ALWAYS get jammed and then it doesn't work and it is so hard to get it unjammed so frustrating and such a waste of money. Going to try and return.
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Response from Chapin International SupportSeptember 4, 2020
Hi, we are sorry you have experienced a problem with your Chapin 8705A 0.8 GAl/.3 L Hand Crack Salt Spreader. If you give Chapin Customer Service a call at 800-444-3140 and reference this review, they will assist you with troubleshooting your spreader to get this issue resolved. If necessary a new spreader can be expedited to you depending on the outcome of the troubleshooting. Thank you for your comment and for your business, we appreciate it.
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