The Universal Power Rake 6-in-1 Blade is a multi-purpose blade that easily attaches to your lawn mower. This blade dethatches, rakes, mulches, scalps, bags and cuts your lawn with simple adjustments to the nylon lines. Hardware pack, dethatching line and blade all included.
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57%of customersrecommend this product17 of 30reviews
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Ease of use
57%of customersrecommend this product17 of 30reviews
The Home Depot web page stated that this power rake worked on Honda mowers, which I own. Well, it obviously does not work on all of them. The bolts on my Honda mower are larger in width than the slots on the power rake making it impossible for me to attach the blade to my mower. I encouraged the sales rep at the returns counter to get the web site updated, but doubt if that happened. The product looks like it would work on the correct mower. I would like to have tried it out.
I was skeptical of this product, but went ahead an paid the $30 and took it home. I am glad I did. It does a great job! Don't believe the bad reviewers of this product - it works as advertised. If it ruined your lawn, you didn't (or couldn't) read the instructions. I wish I'd have purchased another set of blade inserts.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Mulches Well
Would have given 6 Stars ... but you know! Used to de-thatch my lawn for the first time in 3 years. Direct bolt on for my Yard Machines Gas Mower with a 21" deck. I took some advice from previous comments and scalped my lawn before attempting to de-thatch. For my first pass I went over the yard one setting higher than the one I used to scalp with my original blade. I then dropped down and made another 3 passes. This thing pulled up thatch when I figured there was no more! The fact that it deposits the thatch in your mower bag (for ease of disposal) is enough to put up with a couple of headaches. I must say however; I couldn't find even one! Not enough praise for this product. Save time, money, and your back... BUY IT!!!
Wow, this is the best thing you could buy to turn your yard around. Right out of the box it bolted right on my lawn mower with no problems. I have a large amount of leaves that fall on my yard from a oak tree. This power rake blade did exactly what it claims to do. When I finished mowing my yard it looked like a golf course, I am so happy everytime I look at my lawn because of the great blade. You name it, it does it.....dethatches, rakes, mulches and cuts your lawn in one pass. Remember to make proper height adjustments per instructions included before trying out. Best tool I have bought in a long time.
Installed on my Troy-Bilt mower with no adaptors needed. I had a large area of badly matted grass, so I mowed the entire lawn very short with the regular blade, then went over it again with the power rake blade. My intention was to scrape/de-thatch to nearly bare ground so that I could re-seed, and it worked exactly as I had hoped it would, pulling up the badly thatched grass, leaving enough exposed ground for over-seeding. The only drawback was that I have to replace the nylon tines before I can do my back yard..this may not be as much of an issue if you don't go as low as I did.
For 30 years I used the spring loaded type. (Two nails on a flat 16" bar). It took several passes and vibrated like crazy. It would take me half a Saturday to do the job this one did in less than an hour. I love the fact that I don't have to come back and rake up the thatch. Plus it's the same size as a regular blade so just mow your lawn like before, just have to empty the bag a few times more.
Pros: Cuts Well, All In One, Easy to Use, Durable, Powerful, time saver
I read the reviews before purchasing and saw that they were mixed. I was looking for a product to rake up matted grass and dried mulch from my mulching mower. I followed the instructions for raking and it worked great without damaging the lawn. The key is starting at a high setting and lowering your mower deck in increments until you achieve the desired results. The blade cut well and the nylon rakes held up well.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use
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Review 9 for Universal Power Rake 6-in-1 Blade
This product will not work on a Toro mower
PostedMarch 19, 2012
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
bought this attachment for a toro 22" recycler mower. Included in the package were 3 different size adapter washers, none of which were the right size diameter. I had to slightly drill one to be able to get the bolt over it. The blade that comes with the kit would not safely fit the blade holder for a Toro blade even though the package stated that it would work on a Toro. I wound up taking it back. A waste of about an hours time. Seemed like a good idea & if the parts had fit my mower, it may have saved me a lot of manual labor and time.
This worked great for getting the dead thatch out of our yard in anticipation of watering restrictions. We installed it in three minutes, and away we went. We chose to set the mower on its highest setting and work our way down so as not to go to short. We wound up mowing three times to get to the desired condition we were looking for. Really impressed with how it worked but if you rush it and go to low you may tear up your grass. Just take it easy and work down from the top before the grass green up.
Even though I was careful to adjust the mower high enough off the ground to avoid the blade digging in, and had it set just to dethatch, the blade stopped so hard that it broke the bolt inside the end of the crankshaft. Hopefully a machine shop will be able to extract the bolt. I'm sure this will be a burdensome repair and maybe expensive.
Easy to install, but will not fit on all mowers. The blade mounting bracket which is on the mower itself must have a flat base. Also, don't lower the mower too low. At the correct wheel height the plastic rake pieces work well.
When rake tines need to be replaced, the blade must be removed from the mower. Even though fittings are provided that configure to the mower, reinstalling the power rake is difficult because the fittings fall out easily. If one is bagging mulch, the mower needs to be operated at a high rate of speed or else the mulch will not go up the chute and into the catcher. Otherwise, product saved a lot of raking and bagging time.
Does an excellent job of removing thatch and scalping the lawn in preparation of planting winter grass. Used it on my husqvarna mower. I did have to remove the paint in the bolt holes to make it fit. I bought several packs of replacement line because I read a review that said they wear out quick. Never changed out the original line. Very impressed!
I'd like to echo Jack's statements about using this on a 22" Toro. I ended up using a 1/2" tap to open up the adapter. I did end up using this and had pretty good results. In retrospect though, it'd probably have been more worth my time to rent a power rake.
Was looking forward to using, but it did not come with a fitting for my newish Craftsman mower which has a star fitting even though it says it fits Craftsman. It would have fit my old mower that was 15 years old.
June 3 - Dethatched My Lawn Ok after doing research I was like it cannot hurt to try the device.... So on the first run I cut too low and was like naw I better stop - the thing though I made the mistake in the front yard - (LOL) then I said what the heck do the entire yard. So, I started mowing and realize it will help the grass/soil breathe better - plus I am spreading new grass seeds this afternoon to give my yard a greener look. As for purchasing this device - YES I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN......