Sunday, November 15, 2009

LeafWars Update

The day after my previous LeafWars 2009 post, I managed to snap the handle of my inherited rake in half. (translation: It came with the house)

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Shiny new awesome rake on the left, old busted red rake on the right.

I went out to my awesome local hardware store the next day and got myself a new rake. It’s the one you see on the left, next to the first casualty of LeafWars. I splurged and got the “spendy” rake. Aluminum handle, flat plastic tines. Twice the price of the plain plastic/bamboo model like the one I had just broken.

I had no idea that Fiskars was in the rake bidness, but they make a nice product! I tackled the front yard quickly, and today? I cleared the entire backyard in just under 40 minutes. Last time, it took about two hours over two days.

Raking leaves still sucks, but like everything else, I think having good tools makes a ton of difference. If you look at the comments on the Fiskars link, I’d agree with everything in those reviews. This was worth every penny of the Andrew Jackson I traded for my awesome new rake.

7 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Good tools *are* important! I like good knitting tools, too. Rakes? I'm waiting for it to stop raining so I can rake without getting slimed!

Bezzie said...

Uh oh, I think I knit with the equivalent of inherited rakes! From the background looks like you're doing formidable in Leaf Wars.

SJ said...

I'd say the extra cash was well worth it if it saved you all that time!

Jen said...

Nice rake! We have a Fiskars shovel and I remember being surprised when I saw it. Thought they only made scissors. :)

Zonda said...

Interesting! Sounds like it really made your raking a lot faster too!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Fiskars stands behind their products, too, which is a nice thing! They just sent me a packet of new springs for my scissors after the original one broke (after about 7 years of constant use...)

Heather said...

love a good rake!