– Metal rake head (either on it’s own or just remove from a rake handle)
– Telescoping broom handle (these can be found for cheap on eBay, or you could just use any old long pole)
– 2 x Hose clamps
– Electrical or other tape
Making it: This one’s super easy; just stick the handle thick end first in the rake head, tighten the two hose clamps, and cover the sharp hose clamp ends with tape.
My resulting rake handle can go from 5′ to 9′ (a bit excessive, I know…), as opposed to an average conventional rake handle length of about 4′.
A couple downsides with this adaptation are first that the rake is fairly heavy (perhaps I will shorten it) and second that the metal rake head isn’t sufficiently wide to allow me to become the gargantuan raking machine I so desire to be.
Below is a video with the rake handle set to a bit over 6′. Looks like a good length, right? Now you see why a 4′ rake handle just wouldn’t cut it!