Small, steel head rakes for one-hand use were once common. Not anymore. And the few on the market have heads poorly fastened to their handles. This seven-tine rake has its head welded to a foot long shank that is set four inches deep into its hickory handle and riveted in place. Use it to fine the soil of a newly cultivated bed, to loosen compacted soil, to work amendments into the soil around plants and to firm up beds after seeding. This rake measures out at about 16 inches in length and the head is about 6 1/2 inches wide.