The 8 Best Bow Rakes

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in February of 2019. When it's not leaves you want to move but dirt, sand, or soil, you probably need a bow rake. Also called level head rakes, these handy gardening tools can tackle tasks that are too heavy-duty for fan-shaped models, including breaking up earth or leveling gravel. While their tines and handle lengths may vary, we've looked for one constant -- usability, so you can get out there and get the job done. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Bully Tools 16-Inch

2. Sun Joe Ergieshovel

3. Wolf-Garten 1647004

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

Because a bow rake can be useful to many types of tasks, it's important to grab one that's not only durable but also comfortable to use. We think the Bully Tools 16-Inch and the Sun Joe Ergieshovel tick these boxes nicely, giving you the ruggedness you need along with the comfort it's nice to have. The former offers standard operation, while the latter has an extra handle for better leverage. Note that this extra handle isn't adjustable, however, so it may not be perfect for those who are on the taller or shorter side. We also selected the Wolf-Garten Bow, even though it doesn't include a handle, because if you're willing to invest in the system, the overall portability and usability are tough to beat. Finally, we decided to add the G & F Products JustForKids. The included rake isn't full size, but the set isn't terribly pricey and can provide entertainment and opportunities for family togetherness.

4. Seymour Economy Grade

5. Truper Tru Pro

6. Bully Tools Level Head Hand Rake

7. G & F Products JustForKids

8. Fiskars Ergo

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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