I am a professional landscaper and have a half dozen rakes in my arsenal. Just received my MSRC-218 and love the high-end quality and build materials. This is my third purchase from A.M. Leonard and I could not be happier. The lifetime warranty and great pricing is a no-brainer. A.M. Leonard's quality is so much higher than those box stores! Keep up the great work.
Working great for years.
Finally someone made a rake for people who use a rake everyday. This rake is very strong and sturdy, the tines stay tight and don't flop around after a few weeks of use. Will purchase again, if necessary.
This rake is tops for me. I have the composite handle and two wooden handle versions. The metal head on this rake has far outlasted the other brands I have tried. Worth the price.
I break wooden handled tools, so finding a strong rake with a composite handle was important. This is a great general purpose leaf rake. They ship it in two boxes. If you have heavy, wet leaves, or want to dethatch for seeding, etc. then I'd go for the forestry rake (the composite handle fits it, but you have to order that extra). I bought both.
I bought it on the advice of my sales representative Shirley who I trust completely, she is a great sales rep. I am a part time business, have not used it as much as some of the other businesses but so far I love it. Well built item!
Great rake. Love the fiberglass handle. also like it for the 18 inch width. well built long lasting and the orange color keeps the crew from leaving it behind.
I started using this rake in my business as an alternative to the Ames spring rake. Overall, the Leonard spring rake is built better as it has a thicker handle and two bolts with nylon lock nuts attaching the head to the handle. It does, however, seem like the steel could be better quality as the tines and the spring seem to break sooner than they should.
We like the AM Leonard spring rakes and will continue to purchase them. They seem to hold up to our rigorous use quite well and better than other similiar brands. The strength and durability of the spring are the key to the rakes longevity. Once enough tines break off or the spring weakens we replace them.
This rake has strong tines and a durable wooden handle. Unlike other rakes, the screws and bolts do not gradually work their way out, but instead stay in place. As the manager of a college campus this is our favorite leaf rake yet!
Rakes work ok, but do not stand up to everyday use for longer than 2 weeks
the order was on time with all the parts the cost of the rakes was a great price these rakes are easy to put together and have held up doing alot of spring clean up work
Things I like about the rake is the spring is replacable, the steel is more durable than plastic so you can put a lot of force into raking. The main problem I have with the rake is the cross brace, that all the tines go thru and the spring connects, needs to be a thicker guage steel. This is where the rakes fail long before the rest of the rake is worn out.