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DIY: Thatchers & Power Rakes

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In this week's Do It Yourself Tip, Jeff Hinz from Kirkwood Ace hardware tells us how to get that extra thatch and old grass out of our yard and also what to look for in a power rake blade.

When you see these power rake blades a lot of people say I have a Honda, a Lawn Boy, a TORO. But these blades are universal and they generally don't make a blade for your particular brand of lawn mower. But don't use these if you have a cast aluminum deck mower. The little springs can dig up rocks which can damage throw up rocks and damage the deck. Most manufacturers say don't use these on the mower. They can damage the mower.

For example, a TORO blade is curved; the power rake blades are flat. If you try and put the flat blade on the curved holder it can damage the mower just by putting it on the mower. Also the power rake blade can damage your grass. Be careful not to go too deep. When you rent a power rake, it goes in a straight line. But if you get a blade, it cuts in a circular pattern and can cause more damage. 

There are a few different types of blades. The Universal has springs and as they wear you can buy replacements. And there is anew type that has rubber teeth, this one is less destructive. But again be careful because it is a flat blade. 

Now we will talk about putting a blade on. Make sure to pull the spark plug out. Also make sure you don't tip a mower full of oil.

 And finally, take a rag over the blade and then take the screw off. Now look for the right washer and put the blade back on.

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