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budget scarifier

We are looking to buy a scarifier for occasional use, wondered if any one has recommendations? Tool Station have an Einhell GC-SC 2240P on offer at £250 inc VAT, has anyone any experience of these ? The amount we have to do does not justify a professional grade machine, we want the convenience of owning rather than hiring, also seen a Feider FST 212 anyone used these? Any suggestions for a reliable budget machine gratefully received.

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  • Hi I bought one of these Einhell machines about 4 years ago it does a decent job on my lawn a a few others I use it on every year.I m more than happy with it and for what it its great.

    Regards Charlie

    • + 1 for the einhell. I had an older model than this but was very pleased with it for the money. Had it for three years I think before it died a death, but I was using for far more than it was designed for. I thought it did a really good job, and their own brand engine seemed reliable enough. As with all scarifiers, don't bother with the collection bag though,fills up in all of about 5 seconds! 

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    I picked up an Einhell at the back end of last year and have been pleased with it.

  • I have used the Einhell for 3 or 4 years In one clients garden with about 3500 sq meters of grass in different areas (their own machine). It's narrower than the more commercial machines but is lighter and easier to use. It would also be easier to manhandle in and out of  a vehicle. It gets as much thatch out as the bigger machines. I have always made at least two passes with whatever machine I am using.

    it always starts and runs well and so far has been totally reliable 

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