It was delivered today and with the easy to understand instruction I had it together in no time and tried it by putting down a layer of Grub X around the parameter of my yard next to the woods. This spreader laid an even amount and began dispensing immediately, not like the one it replaced where I had to rock it several times before it would dispense. Love the dial setting verses the handle lever on my old one which caused the setting to increase even with the set screw turned as tight as possible. I am looking forward to spring lawn fertilizing and seeding. Only complaint I have is the bolt closest to the T-handle needs to be longer if one tries to use the two washers as stated in the instructions. In order to get the nut on I had to omit one washer.
I've been very happy with the spreader. For this price range, it's much nicer than what I found at the big box stores. I also like that the User Manual was easily found on the website. (I misplaced mine and needed to check a setting.)
This spreader has been a let down from day one. The plastic gears are a horrible design. When full of fertilizer(or any other material) the gears just grind and will not spin. The hopper can only have about two pounds of material in it to work. I called to see what I could do to fix it or return and was told they will get back to me. That never happened. I would stay away from this unit.
Gardeners Edge responds: Our customer service department has contacted the customer to resolve this issue.
I have had many brands and styles over the years, but none have lasted or worked properly. This one is off to a great start. So far - no complaints.
I just got my new A.M. Leonard spreader the other day and found it fairly easy to assemble. Today was the first time that I got to use it and I found it VERY nice to use. The metering dial was easy to set and it worked very nice. It metered out and applied everything just right. Best spreader I ever used!