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What is a hand rake?

These are small rakes 10-15 cm long. They can be straight with 4-7 teeth and fan with 7-9 teeth.

Such type of rake is used for work in small areas, for example, for loosening beds or alignment of beds in the greenhouse. One of the varieties of hand rake is the ripper and planting fork, they have 3 tines each. They are especially popular with gardeners, who take care of flowers and beds.

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Handles for rake

Telling about the rake, it is impossible not to mention the peculiarities of their handles, because it will depend on them convenience and comfort during the work of the tool. Rake cuttings can be made of different materials (wood, plastic, metal), each of which has its advantages and disadvantages.Handles are selected by length and thickness, depending on the preferences of the person working with a rake. Some people prefer to use equipment with a handle of large diameter, but someone, on the contrary, prefers short and thin. This concerns all kinds of rakes. Hand rakes should lie comfortably in the palms of your hand so that working with them does not cause discomfort and reduces the load on the joints.A hand rake is a miniature hand tool for gardening work. The small hand rake is a great addition to your traditional size rake set. And they are also very useful for those who grow flowers in beds, containers, pots and cachepot. Compact rakes are very convenient to perform “delicate” work with soil in the spaces between delicate and delicate plants.If you need a tool for soil cultivation in hard-to-reach places where you cannot work with a large rake, we recommend buying a mini rake. Small garden rakes with a narrow working part and a short stalk will penetrate into the most hidden places in flowerbeds and flower beds. You will be able to loosen and level the ground, to clean up the garbage between the flowers, without fear of harming the plants.And if you do not have your own garden, you can arrange it on the balcony, loggia or terrace. Then you won’t need a big tool at all. You just need to buy garden robbers and other mini-instruments, and your miniature garden will always be well-groomed and blooming.


The most common types of rakes

As a rule, any garden tools to work with the ground are equipped with a long handle, this also applies to the rake, except perhaps the small plastic models. This tool is mainly used in the garden, among bushes and other plants, so a long handle is needed. The movement of the rake is always performed on itself. First, the tool is thrown forward, after capturing grass, leaves or lumps of the earth are pulled up.

When flattening loose soil, it is allowed to alternate the movements directed towards yourself and away from you. Often the rake breaks large clods of earth, after digging the garden with a shovel for this purpose is convenient flat-turned tines. Leaves and grass clippings are best raked and tedded with a tool with wide flat tines, the gaps between
the tines are narrower. It is convenient to do such work with a milling double-sided rake, the spike-shaped, frequent teeth in a single row will allow you to clean lawns of leaves and pebbles, and more sparse flat blades will help in removing moss and grass. These rakes are sometimes equipped with wheels on the ends of the transverse “ridge” to reduce the effort invested in the movement, which, in the photo, looks very unusual. For the daily care of the garden, flower beds, lawns, it’s more efficient to use one of two types of fan rakes.

A distinction is made between the slat rake and the wire rake.

The first is made of narrow elastic strips of metal, they slightly spring when working, which they are slightly springy, which allows you to clean the area with a lot of irregularities. The wire models are very rigid, allowing you to work on even areas with high beneficial plantings without damaging their stems and leaves. The movements of any of any type of fan rake can be made longitudinally, forward and backward, or transversely. from side to side, holding them vertically


Mini rakes, as well as their full-size “brethren,” there are different types. The purpose of the tool depends on the design of the working part and the production material.Straight. Classic hand rakes with smooth straight tines are used for loosening and leveling the soil.Twisted. Hand rakes with twisted tines are best at breaking up clods in the ground.Rake loosener. Special mini rake with special shape of the working part, designed for loosening the soil. The handle of such rakes is usually bent. There are few teeth – usually only three. But they are reinforced and twisted, as in a twisted rake.Fan. Fan mini rake is a miniature copy of a large fan rake. Such rake is convenient to pick up garbage and leaves from hard-to-reach places. Fan hand rakes with rigid round tines can aerate the soil.


The working part of garden mini rakes can be made of metal or durable plastic. For soil loosening it is better to prefer metal mini rake. For garbage removal, you can buy a mini rake with a plastic fan nozzle. The metals and alloys used to make the rake tines are corrosion-resistant and have a high strength.

The cuttings of small rakes are made of metal, wood, plastic or a combination of these materials. Many of the mini-rake on the handle in the palm grip area has convenient notches for fingers. And at the end of the stem has a loop for hanging from the hook.

Max Welder

Max Welder

Hi! I'm Max Welder ( I always wanted to work with my own hands, repair something, do things. Now I combine my knowledge with computers and my own knowledge in the field of mechanics in order to understand which tools I like the most. I hope to convey some knowledge and experience.

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