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      43 Reviewers (57.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      MannyGs
      Jun 30 , 2014
      Impressive I like the job its doing I use it three times wile cutting grass
      Criticism13 found this helpful
      JBJA
      Jan 7 , 2009
      awful product
      Product was missing parts. Easy to put together. Use one time and frame bent and tool spikes out of whack. used for about 10 minutes and quit using because it was so cheap it basically came apart. Recommend not to waste money on this.
       

      DWCombs

      Independence, KY

      Nov 21 , 2014
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      Saves Money

      Bought this aerator last month. I aerated my yard and my neighbors. It worked out great and a lot less expensive than a lawn service.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      MannyGs

      Newburgh, NY

      Jun 30 , 2014
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      Impressive I like the job its doing I use it three times wile cutting grass

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JOHNLAURIEP

      Rochester, NY

      Jun 21 , 2014
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      Excellent tool for my yard.

      Was a ;ittle hesitent after the reviews but tried it any way. Very easy to assemble once I read through the instuctions. Once hooked up to tractor it was very easy to use. Did a great job. Was happy to see that it did not make the yard look like swiss cheese like spike aerators do. Was very happy with the way it made the graas grow. Saved a lot of money doing it myself.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      SonnyFF

      Farmingville, NY

      Jun 15 , 2014
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      Not bad for the price

      If you want a low priced but decent quality aerator, this is it. It's only a spike not a plug aerator so you have to go around a few times but who cares on a tractor? The only thing it's missing is wheels so I can drive across my driveway instead of having to disconnect and carry it over.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      May 29 , 2014
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      Easy assembly

      Nice adjustable hitch mount.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Murker

      Gladstone, MI

      May 28 , 2014
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      Spike Aerator

      Works good, It was easy to assemble. Parts were all included. Nothing missing.. I wished it had wheels on it to lift it up on concrete. I will use it about twice a year. The neighbor across the street has asked to borrow it already.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      bandin13

      Lancaster, PA

      Apr 28 , 2014
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      Good deal, good machine

      Previous reviews were iffy, Took a chance ang bought it with my rewards points. Little timely to put together but worth it. Used two sandbags ontop 100lbs total, penetrated as deep as it could. Metal seems strong. Good machine. Even travels well over cement driveway.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JEC_GPO

      Milton, FL

      Apr 26 , 2014
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      Good Buy

      Aerator seems to do the job just fine. I got it on sale for $59 bucks so I really can't complain. It appears to be well constructed and handled two blocks just fine. Spikes dug into the soil. People may gripe that you don't have transport wheels so you have to detach and carry accross concrete, but you know this going in so that is really on you. Don't run it accross your driveway or sidewalk. Not a good idea. I personally appreciate the fact that it takes up less space in my shed. You can even stand it upright in the corner so it has a very small footprint. For the fact that this is an entry level aerator, you can't do any better. I saw other brands elsewwhere that looked flimsy and cheap.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      SearsKmartAndMe

      Cherryville, NC

      Feb 18 , 2014
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      Does great for me.

      Need add more wait and you're good to go. I don't know how long it will last but it works great.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jan 30 , 2014
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      Craftsman Spike Aerator

      We stopped at our local Sears Store here in Englewood to see the owner Clif, Clif has always been very helpful with all of our purchases, we like to keep our business local and our little store is great for items for the home and the owner and employees are also very helpful.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Fezlo

      Newport, OR

      Dec 24 , 2013
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      spike aerator

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      margotis

      Winter Haven, FL

      Nov 16 , 2013
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      Craftsman 36 inSpike aerator

      does what I expected. Easy hook up

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      slsantoro

      Hanover, MA

      Nov 2 , 2013
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      aerator

      Easy to assemble and use. Sears had cheapest price.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      trader2773

      Bowie, MD

      Jul 1 , 2013
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      Merely Adequate

      This product is adequate. It would be nice if it was heavier on its own so you didn't have to add as much weight to it. If your yard is dry, don't expect it to do anything. Best if used after a rain or a lot of watering. I get much more use out of the dethatcher.


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      Jun 1 , 2013
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      Great product

      It worked as advertised and assembly was easy. When you take the weights off it is very easy to store.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      glcodl

      Arab, AL

      Apr 21 , 2013
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      aerator

      this aerator is used to punch holes in your lawn and the dirt in your yard to let the soil breathe better and to get the fertlizer and seed down into the soil better

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      chews_cruise

      Dresden, OH

      Jan 11 , 2013
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      great value for teh price

      I have been wanting a small aerator and had to have this one when it went on sale.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      vfretired

      Schenectady, NY

      Dec 15 , 2012
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      Wait until Spring

      I am glad that I could buy this know, but I will not be able to use it until next Spring!!!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      jhnsns

      Spring Valley, MN

      Oct 23 , 2012
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      Aerator

      Purchased the item on-line picked it up at a local Sears store it would have been nice if there were a different type of spike to be used or alternate between and tie down straps for the weights, lets face it not everyone has bunjee straps for holding cynder blocks in place!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      tayloraj3

      Spokane, WA

      Jul 5 , 2012
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      Craftsman Spike Aerator

      Was missing several parts, nuts, bolts, and pins. Once we went and bought the needed items and finally got it together it seemed to work well as long as there are some weights on it.


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      figured1

      Wake Forest, NC

      May 27 , 2012
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      Craftsman 36 in. Spike Aerator

      Purchased as a birthday gift for my son. He is very pleased with the quality, ease of use, and results from the useage to improve his lawn. Everyone in the neighborhood is lining up to use it in their yards.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JEN5

      Shreveport, LA

      May 21 , 2012
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      Spike aerator

      Small in size but when weight is placed on it, it does an acceptable job of providing lawn aeration.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      jman25

      Pollocksville, NC

      May 10 , 2012
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      Flimsy, angle iron too thin, save your money

      Put it together by looking at the picture on the box and skimming through the instructions, so that parts easy. Took it out on somewhat soft soil with about 80 pounds on it for about 30 minutes, does the job it's supposed to. The spikes went into the ground about 1 1/2" so I know that my weight was adequate. But, when I took the blocks off, like many others I noticed the angle iron was bent to he!!. It's only 1/16" so you can't really expect it to carry as much weight as it claims. Guess I thought it was super iron or something. I'm going to keep it and just spend 13 bucks for some 1/8" angle iron and replace the crap that's on it. (I need things to do on the weekends) I don't understand why it wasn't made with 1/8" in the first place, I would have spent the extra 15 bucks or so. Also, the average guy isn't going to do what I'm going to do to fix it. Most people want something to work right out of the box. But, then again, compared to other brand aerators, what does a guy expect for this price? It looks pretty and can probably safely carry about 50 or 60 pounds. You definetely get what you pay for. I would recommend average Joe buy something better or be ready to modify this thing in your own way right out of the box. It does what it's supposed to, but the weight rating is way off par. Unless you're going to work sod and don't need much weight, buy something more expensive (heavy Duty). I give it a 1 star, because I don't even think it's worth the sale price that I paid for the use it's intended for. But, if you pretty much just want to build your own, it's a good starter kit. Maybe that's what they should market it as.


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      WORKHARD

      Lincroft, NJ

      May 10 , 2012
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      THIS IS A PEACE OF JUNK

      THIS IS A PEACE OF JUNK DID NOT FINISH HALF MY YARD AND IT BENT TAKEING IT BACK MY FATHER HAS THE OLD STLYE WITH A FULL META PAN TO PUT A BLOCK ON IT THIS ONE HAS A RIDGE WITH A HOLE, NO PAN IM SUPRISED SEARS WOULD SELL SOMETHING LIKE THIS ! GO BACK TO THE OLD STYLE


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      WILDCHILD186

      Limington, ME

      May 10 , 2012
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      the AERATOR,SPIKE 36" TOW is great

      I have been very satisfied with this product. It is well built and works great. There is only one thing that i would change and that would be to add wheels to ot so that you dont have to dosconect it to move it across the pavement. But all and all it is great!! :)

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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