Inefficient leaf pick up, cheap materials, rust or short handle problems: do these complaints sound known to you?
You aren’t alone, we too have faced such problems and that’s why today, in this guide we will be telling you about the six most amazing options you can go for without a second thought.
Even the smallest of the small details matters when it comes to the purchase of a leaf rake, as its quality would determine its durability.
Top 6 Leaf Rakes Table
|1. ReLeaf Leaf Scoops: Ergonomic, Large Hand Held Rakes||Handheld||Plastic||$$$||4.8|
|2. Gardenite 63 Inch Adjustable Garden Leaf Rake||Long Handle||Zinc Coated Steel Handle||$$||4.7|
|3. Corona RK 62060 8-Inch 11-Tine Steel Head Shrub Rake||Long Handle||Steel Rake Head and Aluminum Handle||$||4.5|
|4. Truper 30463 Tru Tough Plastic Leaf Rake||Long Handle||Plastic Rake Head and Ash Wood Handle||$$$$||4.5|
|5. Leaf Claws with Long Reach Leverage Grip||Handheld||Recycled Plastic||$$||4.5|
|6. Fiskars Leaf Rake (96605935J||Long Handle||Resin Rake Head and Aluminum Handle||$||4.4|
Before you decide on buying a particular product you need to answer the following questions to yourself so that you know that you’re going for an appropriate product based on your needs.
- Rake Head Width. You should make sure that the product you purchase has expandable and retractable rake heads as it’ll help you reach various areas and you’ll be able to clean it up easily. Won’t it be amazing to use the same product to not only rake wide areas but to also rake the compact areas of lawn such as flowerbeds?
If you’ve both wide and narrow areas to cover you must look for this feature in your rake.
- Material. Plastic rake is easy to break. If rake’s use for you is just limited to leaves then only one should plan on buying a plastic rake
If you need to use rake against heavy debris then go for steel rake head only.
- Handle Length. One thing you need to know before buying a normal sized rake with a long handle is the length of the handle.
A mistake buyers frequently tend to make is that, they end up buying a rake smaller than their height and end up hurting their shoulder and back while raking the leaf.
Confirm twice before you buy.
- Tine Width. Thinner tines is okay only if you’re using rake to pick leaves. But in case if there’re chances of you coming across heavy debris then makes sur you buy a rake which has wide tines, similar to the one mentioned on number 3 in the table given.
ReLeaf is way ahead of other competitors and is an obvious winner in our list too.
Its special design of handle makes it convenient for the buyer to transfer the leaves from the pile to the bin smoothly.
All you need to do is, wear this rake like a glove and go on picking the leaves. It acts like a handy scoop and doesn’t allow the leaves to fall through the tines as the head’s closed. It holds the leaves like a sandwich between itself.
Although, there are people who say that, the rake would have worked better if there would be a presence of teeth to pick small debris. But it’s an amazing product for those who’ve small amount of leaves to remove each year.
As you may have understood by now, it’s just an addition to the conventional handled rake that one might. That’s why we advise you to take a look on the next two products that we’ve for you.
In our opinion, it’s an all-rounder option mentioned in our article. You can widen as well as narrow the head of the rake according to your use. Isn’t it like a dream product for a gardener?
Handle’s length is 63 inches with rake head’s length being 15 inches. This isn’t it, if you feel like covering a large area in a given time then you can expand it from 7 inches to around 22 inches.
A feature about it that totally attracts us is that it’s light in weight; also its tips don’t break off that easily.
You can call it an ideal leaf rake. But make sure that you don’t use it for heavy debris as you make the tips prone to damage.
If your lawn observes both light and heavy debris then this heavy head rake is the most suitable for you.
In comparison to the previous product it has curvier tips. These helps one in scooping the material towards oneself.
Its head might be narrower in comparison to the Gardenite (11 inches wide), you can use them easily around the plants and shrubs without damaging them as its steel tines are completely tempered. It gives our hand an amazing grip, credit goes to the vinyl sleeve. Also, it has an aluminum handle. In case you are searching for a strong rake then, you must go for this product.