Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121)

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$38.99
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  • Spreader Type: Push
  • Product Type: Broadcast Spreader
  • Material: Plastic
  • Assembled Width: 20 in.
  • Coverage Area: 5 ft.
  • Assembled Height: 45.2 in.
  • Assembled Depth: 16 in.
  • Holds up to 5,000 sq. ft. of Scotts lawns products


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Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121)
 
3.4

(based on 102 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (75)
  • Effective (51)
  • Value (33)
  • Good directions (31)
  • Quality (30)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (24)
  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Messy (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT product!!!!!!!

My wife recently purchased the Edge Guard spreader for me. I had had an off brand spreader for many years. At first, I told her to return it, I did not need a...Read complete review

My wife recently purchased the Edge Guard spreader for me. I had had an off brand spreader for many years. At first, I told her to return it, I did not need a new one. She told me "just try it". So glad I did. The Edge Guard works great. No more sweeping the over spray up and re-distributing it in the lawn. I wish I had purchased it long ago. Been using all of Scotts fertilizers for years. I am the envy of my block.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Concept - Excellent; Execution - Poor

I absolutely loved this spreader - all three (3) times I used it. However, I went to use it last week, and part of the way through the project, it broke....Read complete review

I absolutely loved this spreader - all three (3) times I used it. However, I went to use it last week, and part of the way through the project, it broke. The orange piece under the unit which apparently holds the spinning piece in place (confined), snapped. From anything I can see, there is absolutely nothing that I can do to repair this unit myself. Although everything else is essentially pristine, this broken piece will simply not hold everything together and it now useless. I hate to throw it away - silly I know - but these are not cheap, dollar-wise, and I wish there was some good use for it. I truly loved the design on the feature which is the only reason I bought it - the deflector shield that you can turn on or off. What a great concept to keep my lawn product where it should be - the lawn. I guess I will head out to shop the other brands as I never got all of my winterizer down and it is getting very late in the year now. Although I really wanted the biggest unit, I guess I should be consoled by the fact that I lost less money this way than to have the bigger one break. One of the principal reasons for purchasing this aside from the great design, was that I regularly use Scotts fertilizers on my lawn three to four times a year. With a coordinating spreader to fertilizer combination, the measurements are there for a perfect application. As the spreader is now broken so soon into use, I just do not think I will spend that again for the same unit. Therefore, I probably will move away from the Scotts line as well, and see what others out there have to offer. When I felt I was getting more for the extra money, it struck logic; however, now?! Not so much. What a true shame...

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2.0

Poor instructions

By Steve363

from Spring, TX 77373, USA

Pros

    Cons

    • bad instructions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

      I look up my spreader on your site, find it, then select to learn the settings. It asks me to enter the bar code...stupid. it can't find it, but the numbers are correct, so I get no instructions. I don't use only Scotts products. So it's annoying there's no industry standard for settings...and companys customize settings only for their products. It may make sense if I could load instructions. It's ridiculous that I have to enter a Barcode when I've already selected the exact model I have...and I still can't get instructions.

       
      1.0

      Edgeguard=Bad spreading all the time

      By sailon

      from chicago

      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

          The edgeguard feature gets in the way of normal spreading. Instead of a throwing a nice arc of fertilizer forward that is the same left to right, the right side of spreading gets clipped off by the retracted edgeguard. Why is this an issue? because you have to make a conscious effort to think about your overlaps....you don't get the same distance to the left and right of the machine for coverage. When you put the edgeguard in action, it does restrict spread to the right, but when retracted it is just design very poorly so it does not get fully out of the way. Planning to crack off the edgeguard so it spreads evenly. Great example of a great idea executed poorly. Too cute x2.

           
          4.0

          Excellent for the cost

          By mnlawnboy

          from Mankato MN

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Effective
          • Quality
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

              I have the previous model without edge guard. It is small, super lightweight and easy to use. It holds enough for 5,000 s.f. I have a half acre yard with about 15,000 s.f. grass. I actually like this size. I buy 3 bags of which each cover 5,000 s.f. It is lighter to push, and I can better judge how much I am using by estimating how much I covered. It works perfect for me.

               
              1.0

              Cannot control nor calibrate spreader coverage

              By Glen33

              from Glemoore, PA

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Didn't work as expected
              • Difficult to use
              • spreads too heavily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                This spreader spreads too heavily per the recommended settings, and there is no means for calibrating it. Normally I use this spreader for edges and then use my larger Scotts Speedy Green 3000 for the entire yard. This spring I used it for a large section of the lawn but discovered that is was spreading too heavily and unevenly. Even after setting it at HALF the recommended rate it still spread too heavily. As a result my lawn incurred some burning in large areas and severe burning in many spots. I would like to return this spreader but unfortunately did not save my receipt. .In general Stott's products are great but I would not recommend this one!

                 
                1.0

                Difficult to find proper spreader settings

                By Xohkset33

                from Atlanta

                Pros

                • none

                Cons

                • Didn't work as expected
                • Difficult to use
                • difficult with spreader settings
                • Problem with label

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                  Rarely do you ever find the setting for the spreader on different types of lawn products. Even if you try to look up the UPC code that has to be a Scotts product. If it's not a Scotts product it won't find a result.

                   
                  1.0

                  Longtime Scotts product owner - very disappointed with this spreader

                  By Gatordad

                  from Pensacola, FL, USA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • broke after using twice. not repairable
                    • Didn't work as expected

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                      I just came inside after my almost new Scotts Edgeguard spreader broke. I've only used it twice. Very frustrating to say the least. Like others apparently, the shaft holding the distribution plate snapped on mine. I take care of my equipment and know what I'm doing in the yard. This was simply a case of a poorly made product. My expectation with a Scott product is it lasting a reasonable amount of time.....this particular spreader failed to do that. I did't read any reviews prior to making this purchase. Didn't think it was necessary because I've owned other Scott products and felt they were above average quality. Based on my experience my recommendation would be to avoid this spreader.

                       
                      1.0

                      Spreader mechanism broke

                      By TonnyO

                      from Montgomery NY

                      Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                      Spreader became detached. Reattached multiple times and it's useless. 3rd time spreading and it's not repairable. EXTREMELY disappointed! And as posted in another review the handle is for someone 5'2". I have lower back issues and I can barely use this.

                       
                      4.0

                      It works but...

                      By Reynold98

                      from Knoxville, TN, USA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Didn't work as expected

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                        This review is written after one use applying Scott's Weed and Feed to a 4,200 square foot yard. As such, the durability of the product cannot be addressed. In using this product it is determined that it under-doses the yard. The prescribed setting for Scott's Weed and Feed is 3.5 which should, if it is in agreement with the dose rate on the bag, deliver 2.8 lbs per 1,000 square feet. This means a total of 11.76 lbs of Weed and Feed should be applied to the yard. The application method is consistent with the bag and spreader guidelines. After going over the full yard only 4.3 lbs of product had been applied. This indicates that the spreader needs to be calibrated and users should not rely on the manufacturer suggested settings to deliver the appropriate dose. It is possible that each spreader gives varying results depending on manufacturing tolerances, product design, and walking rates. So if you want to avoid burning your yard or wasting product by not applying enough to achieve desired results, then calibrate your spreader. There are two design flaws with this particular spreader. 1) The handle is too short. It is about appropriate for a 5'3" person which is well below the average US male height of 5'9". 2) Additionally, the dependence of walking speed on the dose rate can be addressed by adding in a variable aperture which gets larger as speed increases and smaller as speed decreases. And if that seems too involved at the very least an indicator can be provided which lets the user know if they are walking the correct speed or if they need to speed up/slow down to reach the target speed. And yes I gave that to Scott's for free. Aside from the design flaws, the materials have a cheap feel to them. I am hoping I don't suffer the demise of other users as a result. I can say that while mine did not break during the first use, my dad's did. It lost a wheel nut and the wheel which drives the rotor separated from the spreader. The wheel nut was never found so the thing was junked. In my opinion Scott's needs to hire better product engineers.

                         
                        3.0

                        Fertilzer spreads into wheels and uneven spread

                        By Marmer

                        from Indiana, USA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                          After buying the mini spreader and the 4 step scotts bags, I began to spread the crabgrass preventer and after I was done the wheels had fertilizer inside of them. The actual spinner is below the wheels so a lot of the fertilizer just hits the inside of the wheels and falls straight down. That seems like a design flaw. I really had high hopes for this spreader. I can't say that it spreads evenly as well.

                           
                          2.0

                          Uneven spread

                          By AlexC

                          from ND

                          Pros

                          • Good Directions

                          Cons

                          • Didn't work as expected

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                            About 75% of the product comes out the left side, while only 25% comes out the right side leaving my lawn with all kinds of lines from fertilizing. Edge guard isn't engaged while it does this.

                             
                            1.0

                            Bad product vey disappointed with this spreader

                            By EricT

                            from Ohio, USA

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                Used it twice, and the spreader mechanism just pulled from the bottom of the spreader, and stopped the spreader completely. There is no way to repair it at all. There must have been a pin that was never installed or it's just manufactured wrong. Frustrating, and disappointed. I would recommend that you find another spreader manufacturer.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Horrible Product

                                By Redroxz96

                                from Citra, FL 32113, USA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected
                                  • Difficult to use
                                  • Messy

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                    It's a cheap piece of junk. We ended up hand broadcasting fertilizer across our lawn Instead of using it. I wouldn't even recommend it for a kid to play with.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good speader but handle too short

                                    By JHS206

                                    from Dayton, OH, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Effective
                                    • Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult to use

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                      The spreader did a good job of evenly applying the fertilizer. The only problem is the handle is too short for someone over 6 feet tall. I felt like a hunchback walking behind the spreader. Maybe a product improvement would be an adjustable handle for taller people.

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Used about Five Times over several years. Wheel broke off.

                                      By CypressLawn

                                      from Cypress, Tx

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                      • quality of material poor

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                        The lower frame tube broke just above the wheel. I've only used it about five times and have kept it in my garage. Low quality of frame material.

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        Won't shut off

                                        By GPrez

                                        from TriCities, WA

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                            Product is OK for the price if you are going to use fine grained products, but the spring that controls the slide door at the bottom is weak and the slightly larger particles of fertilizer jam in there and the little slide door won't close. I checked with support and all they could say is "we don't have any parts available for that". After 2 uses, it's going back for return.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Changed my mind

                                            By tomgeist

                                            from Blairstown, IA 52209, USA

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Effective

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                I was ready to put down the fall application of Turf Builder Winterizer. The hopper in the pull-behind-my-lawn tractor AgriFab broadcast spreader was full when the differential gear housing shattered and I had to borrow my neighbor's Mini Broadcast spreader. Not only did it work better than the pull behind spreader I've been using for years but I finished the job faster than I ever have with the AgriFab. My AgriFab spreader is still broken (my requests for customer service have gone unanswered) so come this spring I'll getting my own Edgeguard Spreader.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Ease of Use

                                                By BobZ

                                                from Sebastian, FL, USA

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • width control

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                    This spreader is perfect for my lawn. The ability to adjust it from a 5 feet spread to a 3 feet spread with the flip of a lever allows me to adjust for the variety of widths I have in my lawn.

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    Nice concept, but cheap plastic parts

                                                    By Jake79

                                                    from Northern Virginia

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to use

                                                    Cons

                                                    • cheap plastic shaft

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                      Worked great, for one time, then the plastic shaft to the distribution plate broke on my second use. Very disappointing. I don't understand how parts can be made so cheaply, and especially with the plastic that will clearly not last.

                                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      Shaft on distribution plate broke from friction

                                                      By UnhappyCustomer515

                                                      from Nebraska, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to use
                                                      • Effective
                                                      • Good directions

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Bad material
                                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                        Shaft on distribution plate broke from friction, bought it spring of 2015 used 4 times just broke on me, distribution plate just drops out from under unit. Looks like I'm out $40. On the other side of this I do like the concept of the edge guard less waste and less mess to clean up.

                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        2.0

                                                        Distribution Dish cracked. Not fixable

                                                        By richard26

                                                        from 14850

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                          • inferior plastic part

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                            Disappointed with product. Liked the concept but inferior plastic revolving distribution pan cracked after only 2 years "light use"!!

                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            1.0

                                                            Broke after 3rd use

                                                            By MJ80

                                                            from Undisclosed

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                              • broke
                                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                Thought it was great product until I was 3 passes into 3rd application of fertilizer and the spreader piece snapped on the bottom. It did work well while it wasn't broken, but I expected this product to last a least a full year and hopefully more than that. To break after only 2.5 uses is disappointing. I will look for other products before going with Scotts again.

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Easy to use.

                                                                By Seeker199

                                                                from Houston, Texas

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easy to use
                                                                • Effective
                                                                • Good directions
                                                                • value

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                    It is nice to be able to control the spread well enough that it doesn't get all over the sidewalk.

                                                                     
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    Lite weight, easy to handle.

                                                                    By lirgil1

                                                                    from Undisclosed

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • easy to use
                                                                    • Effective
                                                                    • Good directions
                                                                    • Quality

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                        This thing is so light I hang it on pegboard in my garage and it has the EdgeGuard feature which is useful.

                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Best tool for spreading anything on lawn

                                                                        By Diapac00

                                                                        from Florence, KY, USA

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • easy to use
                                                                        • Effective
                                                                        • Quality

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                            We bought our first house and need to work on our grass, bought Scotts weed and feed and also the mini spreader. Best tool to have when you need to spread on grass. Easy to use and no clean up after. Prefect size. I would definitely recommend this product!

                                                                             
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            Average Landscaper too

                                                                            By Averageweekendlandscaper2

                                                                            from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • easy to use
                                                                            • Effective
                                                                            • Good directions
                                                                            • Quality
                                                                            • value

                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                                This broadcast spreader is simple, basic and easy to use. just set the dial to the desired rate to spread, put your product in spreader and that's it.

                                                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                 
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                Decent spreader for the price

                                                                                By dbins

                                                                                from MN

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                • easy to use
                                                                                • value

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                                    Works as advertised. Easy to dial in the correct spread rate. Handle folds in for compact storage. I've had this for a few years and use 1-2 times each spring, summer and fall so it gets a good amount of use. Need to clean it out on occasion otherwise it jams up. Other than that it's pretty fool proof and sturdy.

                                                                                     
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    This product breaks to easy and there are no replacement parts offered

                                                                                    By joeeddy

                                                                                    from Undisclosed

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • easy to use
                                                                                    • Effective

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                    • Easy to break
                                                                                    • no replacement parts

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                                      this is a low quality product that breaks to easy.

                                                                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                       
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      All I Need!

                                                                                      By TexanClay

                                                                                      from Dallas, TX, USA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                                                      • Effective
                                                                                      • Value

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                                          Edge Guard works very well, and the spreader spreads... not much more I can ask for. If you clean it out well after every use it should last you several years.

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          Quick & Easy

                                                                                          By olderthandirt

                                                                                          from Orem, UT, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                                                          • Value
                                                                                          • versatile to different products

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                                              This spreader is very versatile for whatever product you are using. Quick and easy way to get the job done. Light weight and handle folds so easy to store.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              Worked quite well

                                                                                              By rika77

                                                                                              from Lewistown, MT 59457, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                                                              • Effective

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts® 5M Edgeguard Mini Spreader (76121):

                                                                                                  I do not like having to fertilize my yard because it can be quite cumbersome. Since using the Scotts® Turf Builder® EdgeGuard® Mini the time it takes is cut in half and I know that all the grass has been fertilized.

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