power rake vs. manual rake

When it comes to working with grass does a power rake do a better job versus a manual steel rake? I don't mean FASTER, but overall better job? Do the two implements even do the same job? Meaning can this http://www.hooverfence.com/tools/bow-rake-BR35.htm doe the same job as this http://www.ryanturf.com/products/specialty/ren_o_thin/ ?
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thishttp://www.hooverfence.com/tools/bow-rake-BR35.htmdoe the same job as thishttp://www.ryanturf.com/products/specialty/ren_o_thin /? Seems pretty obvious to me that the power rake will do a much better job than anyone with a hand rake. Of course it depends on what you desire to accomplish by raking, and what size area.
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True, it all depends on what you need to do.
I first wanted to establish that they both CAN do the same thing.
I'm looking at overseeding a 10'x5' area of grass and the idea of renting a power rake seemed like a waste of money - especially when I can simply accomplish the same thing with a metal rake. A 50 sq ft plot of land isn't going to kill me, but hauling around that power rake might. I don't need to rake the rest of my yard, its fine.
I don't suppose they sell sharpened version of a rake that can break up the top layer of dirt without destroying the grass - I guess they do, a thatcher.
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If you break up the earth that's called "seeding", not overseeding.
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Well I guess that's one way to interpret that, however the manufacturer of the seeds doesn't follow your definition. In either case break up the top layer of soil is what I did.
As for a power rake, it would indeed have made the job easier, but I just went ahead and raked the grass manually after work. I think if I had to do a 1/4 acre or more, I rent a power rake, otherwise its just as efficient to use a manual rake for that task - either way you still have to collect and dispose of the material brought to the surface by the rake.
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