Lawn Raker 650W - Tesco Direct £28.13 !!
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Lawn Raker 650W - Tesco Direct £28.13 !!

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Found 9th Mar 2011
Seems a bargain to me!

Don't forget 3.03% cashback from TopCashback
...or 3% from Quidco

Free delivery if you Collect from Store, otherwise £5

From Website:-
"The Power Force electric lawn raker has a plastic chassis which encases strong metal blades that have a 30cm cutting width. This 650w lawn raker features a large 30L grass box capacity and has an adjustable cutting height. The electric rotary lawn raker comes complete with a 10m cable and weighs 7.3kg."

28 Comments

Looks like the updated/modern version of a lawn/grass/leaf rake bought from Aldi about 5years ago for c£30. That worked well EXCEPT that the "transmission" system was unsophisticated meaning the drive belt kept going - fortunately found a good source online ( bearingstation.co.uk ) at c£3/belt for a bit of DIY repairing each spring/autumn (at random).
MKD

cheers ordered! our Black & decker stopped working.

Any good for scarifying?

Got one of these a couple of years ago, worked well for a year but then the handle stem snapped!
When 1st using it, can i recommend you try it on the highest height setting first. We had it one the lowest setting and it chewed up part of the lawn.

cheers op ordered

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Cheap but nothing compared to the Bosch ALR 900 or AVR 1100....

I've used loads including the flymo and black and decker varioants and the bosch wins everytime, scrifies and cleans up my lawn lovely

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hmmmnice111

Cheap but nothing compared to the Bosch ALR 900 or AVR 1100....I've used … Cheap but nothing compared to the Bosch ALR 900 or AVR 1100....I've used loads including the flymo and black and decker varioants and the bosch wins everytime, scrifies and cleans up my lawn lovely



I concur, but this is about a third of the price of the Bosch ones !

Thought it was a James Bond film?

BE WARNED! These are tools of the devil!! You think you are doing the right thing, yes it is good for your lawn - but your dethatched and demossed lawn will suddenly start growing a lot more vigorously! Did for me anyway, wasn't entirely happy!!!

Been umming and arghing over this for a few days. Finally decided to bite the bullet after seeing how much moss the lawn has accumulated over the winter.

Thanks for posting!

reviews seem quite possitive only down side seems to be the handle being plastic

When is the best time of year to use one of these. Do I put moss killer down first.

Use it in the spring and in the autumn. Also for lawn care it's important to start cutting in the spring at a high setting and gradually lower it over the next month or so. In spring cut it once a week and as it moves into summer cut it twice a week. That way the grass will get nice and thick and look like a golf course (almost). Also, I weed my lawn by hand using a little hand tool. Daisies are easy to get out but time consuming. A lot of buttercups means your lawn lacks drainage and air so go round jabbing a fork in it.

Been this price for ages, bought one weeks ago but havnt used it yet, seems well made though.

Just what i need.. my next door neighbour has a flower bed he's proud of.. I'll show him.

Might be a really stupid question but what is a 'lawn raker', I have got a lawn mower...

ive looked at these but its still not clear exactly what they do......does it remove just moss or grass as well....no idea, prob one of the most poorly described products on the planet

computer3780

Might be a really stupid question but what is a 'lawn raker', I have got … Might be a really stupid question but what is a 'lawn raker', I have got a lawn mower...



i know, the d**s**ts who make and sell these just assume people know......loads of people ask but nowhere is there a clear answer.....i know what a rake is but mines a manual one, so what does this do that a manual one doesnt or petrol lawn mower doesnt either

Edited by: "royals" 16th Mar 2011

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computer3780

Might be a really stupid question but what is a 'lawn raker', I have got … Might be a really stupid question but what is a 'lawn raker', I have got a lawn mower...



It basically digs thin blades about 5cm into the ground and pulls up moss and thatch leaving behind only grass. Great for getting rid of moss, weeds and thinning out your lawn. You can the aerate it and make your lawn harder and less soggy. To have a great lawn you should do this every year but only at the begginning of the year (Now is the perfect time) after the end of march it's too late, wait till next year. They really do make your lawn look great, but then again I have a bosch one so not sure about the cheaper version but at this price it's worth a shot.

When we did ours we did the front and back and it left loads of stripes in the garden (which went in a few days) but looked like it never did anything, BUT we had emptied the collection box 4 times with moss, thatch and weeds....

Also really good if you have little ones as you'll get less spikey weeds to stab them and also less worms, bugs and spiders as they generally feed off the moss and weeds....

hmmmnice111

It basically digs thin blades about 5cm into the ground and pulls up moss … It basically digs thin blades about 5cm into the ground and pulls up moss and thatch leaving behind only grass. Great for getting rid of moss, weeds and thinning out your lawn. You can the aerate it and make your lawn harder and less soggy. To have a great lawn you should do this every year but only at the begginning of the year (Now is the perfect time) after the end of march it's too late, wait till next year. They really do make your lawn look great, but then again I have a bosch one so not sure about the cheaper version but at this price it's worth a shot.When we did ours we did the front and back and it left loads of stripes in the garden (which went in a few days) but looked like it never did anything, BUT we had emptied the collection box 4 times with moss, thatch and weeds.... Also really good if you have little ones as you'll get less spikey weeds to stab them and also less worms, bugs and spiders as they generally feed off the moss and weeds....


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Thanks

looks like its out of stock now

had been looking for one all winter so i could get my lawn done now, found this last week and picked up on friday there, ideal, steal of a price and will save the back breaking manual one i have!!!

Can anyone advise if I should give my lawn it's first cut of the season before using this or use this first?

I got one of these and a B&D 656 strimmer delivered on Monday - got 500 extra CC Points as well.
Edited by: "withabix" 16th Mar 2011

Isnt the proper name for this a scarrifier?

mccririck

Isnt the proper name for this a scarrifier?



No, it might be called a scarifier though....

Yes that's it.

I was going to buy this today... Pity it's out of stock. Decided my grass really needs a rake and the Bosch ALR 900 gets good reviews. RRP of £100, Amazon sell it for £90. If your lucky the odd Argos have them in stock for £80.
Edited by: "Gazzie" 17th Mar 2011
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