A Tool

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Any one have a problem with Craftsman rakes i have broke 5 within 2 weeks is there any other brands that don't break as much and have a lifetime warranty?
  2. Darb

    Darb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    5 in two weeks??? Man, you are hard on those things.
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    No i'm just normal it's the cheap imported termit infected wood that is horrible!
  4. Simone Lawn Service

    Simone Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    Quit leaning on them and get to work! (LOL):D
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I got mine at Home Depot for about $17 (I think). They are the wide plastic ones with yellow handles. Ya know, I can't even remember what the handle is made of, just know it's yellow.
    I have two and have had them for the last 2 seasons. No breaking yet.
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    I gave up on Craftsman tools a long time ago. Mostly hand tools for mechanical work. Everybody brags about their lifetime warranty. The problem is they would break everyday, and I really have better things to do than chase to the store to get them warrantied. So I pretty much haven't stepped foot in a Sears store in 15 years, nor do I have the desire to.
    I have found Wolverine tools to be pretty durable.
    Midwest rake is excellent also. With any leaf rake you really need to be a little careful. That's a large rake face delivering alot of force to a pretty thin handle. I know there are better than what you have though. I have only broke one leaf rake handle in two years. Actually those are rakes from a Fleet Farm store anyways. I don't know if you have any of those stores near you or not.

    Otherwise here are the rake sites I talked about. Get some literature from them.


    Wolverine is a division of SureLoc.
  7. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    For a great rake, or any other large tool for that matter, use razorbacks. THey're a little more expensive, but are incredibly hard to break.
  8. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    RAKE! What rake. mine has dust on it. Get a good backblower and your rake will sit.
  9. ranger520

    ranger520 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Dude, Have you looked outside lately? You must be raking snow or blowing smoke up my a** because the leaves in my part of town are under snow or been froze down since thanksgiving. Second of all, what are you using a rake for in this day and age. You need a good blower, then you wouldn't need a rake.

  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Can't speak for original poster, but I for one use the rakes to feed the pile to the vac hose. Or to get a pile onto a tarp to be dragged through a gate to the front yard.
    But I don't "rake" the lawn, yikes!. I have blisters on my hands just thinking about it.

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