With apologies to Huey Lewis: I want a new rake, one that won’t tear my hands apart, one that won’t break on a single use, one that makes me feel like I just bought a great new tool. I want a great new tool, babe.
I appreciate the beauty of a simple tool: the lever, the inclined plane, the wheel, the shovel, the rake. When I need one, there’s often no substitute — I can’t imagine getting along without them. But do I need a fancy, expensive one? Is a basic one enough?
The rake above, a snazzy one from Fiskars, sports a “longer” handle and an aluminum, teardrop-shaped handle. It also runs up into the $35 range, if you’re not careful where you buy it.
Is a fancy rake worth the price, when you can get a basic one for $12? Let us know in comments.