I purchased this rake last year. I initially had trouble with the telescoping part-it did not stay in place-but it seemed to work itself out. This year-today as a matter of fact-I was using it and the entire tines fell out!! ALL OF THEM!! I am going to see if I can put them back in place but if not, the rake is TOAST. NOT WORTH THE MONEY. DO NOT BUY.
Having lots of trouble with the telescoping part of this rake - it simply will not stay where I want it. It's very annoying...because it works well for the use intended.
This rake gets a work out every year. I love it because it adjusts to tight spaces and that makes the fall clean-up go so much more quickly. It reaches into tight spaces easily.