I love the color, the stiffness, and the handles. However, the tines on all of the rakes do not last long. They seem to be brittle and snap off too easily. Some of my crew want the cheap ones back.
I will say that they must've upgraded the handles because mine came with solid oak handles that I don't believe will ever break. They may have upgraded since those earlier reviews about the handles breaking were added.
I'm a landscaper who has one setting hard and fast. When I rake, I rake quickly, and firmly. The last 2-3 years I cannot find anymore decent rakes. I have to use my old Ames and add oak broom handles and duct tape. These are the FIRST rakes I've used in FIVE YEARS that will hold up to ... ME!
I love the orange color. They are stiff and do a good job. However, three of the four I purchased have lost several teeth. Not worn out, completely broken off. It is just my wife and I so it is not abuse. I have old poly rakes that are worn flat, but have all their teeth.
A.M. Leonard: We have contacted the customer to replace their broken rakes.
Seems I always lose my rakes in the field. The bright color will help me solve that problem!
The heads on these seem to last the longest of many leaf rakes we have tried. The only drawback, is the composite handles. They usually get broken long before the heads do.
Good value for the money, but wood handles are weak and snap off fairly easliy.
A.M. Leonard responds: We'll do QA to ensure quality of product, but our tuff-flex composite handles may be a better option in this situation.
After a rough winter, these rakes have performed well for our spring clean ups.
I've been purchasing these rakes for several years. They hold up very well and the orange color makes them very visible when they are in the back of a truck with a load.