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True Temper® Introduces Innovative New Leaf Rake

CAMP HILL, Pa. (May 6, 2015) — True Temper®, a leading manufacturer of lawn and garden products, today introduces the world’s first Dual Tine Leaf Rake. The new rake has been specially engineered to reduce leaf collection time. Available in two styles, Standard and Combo, the Dual Tine Leaf Rake features a unique one-sweep design with two rows of tines durable enough to rake even the most stubborn damp leaves without damaging lawns in the process.

True Temper’s product development team conducted extensive research and found that when it comes to fall cleanup, homeowners are most concerned with clearing their yards quickly. While most rakes require several passes to clear one area and become easily clogged with leaves and other debris, the Dual Tine Leaf Rake has been designed to efficiently clean an area quickly and resist clogging.

“It was imperative for us to create a more efficient rake to curtail the amount of time spent outside trying to maintain a yard in the chilly fall and early spring weather,” said Janelle Winey, senior product manager. “With 39 tines, the Dual Tine Leaf Rake is proven to work up to 45 percent faster when benchmarked against a traditional style True Temper rake, so homeowners can spend more time enjoying their yard and less time maintaining it.”

The Dual Tine Leaf Rake is patent pending and its 26″ poly head is newly designed for better engagement into the grass, ensuring the tines cover the most surface area when raking. Innovation extends beyond the rake’s head up to its textured rubber handle for better comfort and control. The rubber-coated handle cushions hands and provides a sturdy hold when used with gloves.

The Dual Tine Combo Leaf Rake has a removable hand rake positioned in the center of the head that reaches into tight spaces to pick up debris, such as trimmings left behind shrubs, and extends users’ reach — eliminating the need to physically crawl into small spaces.

The True Temper Dual Tine Leaf Rake (Standard) and the Dual Tine Leaf Rake (Combo) are available at major home improvement stores including Lowe’s and other fine retailers. The Standard retails for approximately $17.99 – $19.99, and the Combo retails for approximately $24.99 – $26.99.

About True Temper®
True Temper makes serious tools for both the do-it-yourself end user and garden enthusiasts and is a brand of The AMES Companies, Inc. The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) is the leading, as well as the largest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. The company is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. and manufactures and markets a wide variety of lawn and garden tools including long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, hand tools, pruning tools, striking tools, planters and outdoor accessories. Find us on Facebook.