11-08-2005, 08:25 PM
Just looking at my first power rake to be used in spring for winter clean ups. Most have 3 different styles of attachments for blades. I don't think I want the dethatcher, which I understand is a flail. Just want to clean up the yard of old winter kill, etc. Also, most machines also come with a bagger for collecting. Do these work well and do they avoid having to also purchase a vacuum. Perhaps a trip with a regular mower after power raking with a bagger is fine. This would avoid hauling another machine around. Appreciate any advice. Yes, you guessed it, I new at this game. Thanks, Jim.