What are the Vonhaus 2-in-1 Lawn Rake and Scarifier’s main features?
The Vonhaus 2-in-1 Lawn Rake and Scarifier is a sturdy machine, with a robust but lightweight plastic body, which weighs 16.1kg. Powered with a 1800W motor, it removes moss, thatch and other organic lawn debris very efficiently and has two interchangeable drums to switch between aerating and scarifying modes, both of which have a working width of 38cm. We really like the soft-grip handles for comfort, and the dual start up system for safety, where you simply press the start button and squeeze the handle. It also has a built-in thermal cut out if it overheats. The interchangeable scarifier drum features steel blades, while the aerator has strong metal tines, and there are five settings to change the depth: -12mm, -9mm, -3mm and +6mm.
What’s the Vonhaus 2-in-1 Lawn Rake and Scarifier like to use?
The body of this 2-in-1 scarifier comes assembled, you just need to attach the handles, which is easy to do and doesn’t require additional tools. This machine is noticeably big, measuring 60cm wide but we like that, despite this, it’s light and easy to manoeuvre. It’s also super easy to change the drums using the allen key provided. However, we discovered it’s best to turn it off to reposition it at the start of the next row, to prevent the blades from scuffing the turf as it’s pushed back and forth into position. We also found that the lowest setting left the lawn looking a little ragged. Unsurprisingly, given the power of this machine, it’s noisy, reaching 104dB, which is 10dB louder than the others in our test. The generously-sized 55L collection bag is moderately efficient, but misses some debris as there’s a gap between the box and the blades.
Who is the Vonhaus 2-in-1 Lawn Rake and Scarifier most useful for?
This is great for medium to large sized garden, as it has a 10m cable. It’s large, measuring 60cm wide and 120cm long, so you’ll need a decent-sized storage space, but the handles fold, which helps a little.
Is the Vonhaus 2-in-1 Lawn Rake and Scarifier good value for money?
The Vonhaus 2-in-1 scarifier is at the cheaper end of the group we tested for combination machines – given this, and the fact that it’s two machines in one as well as coming with a two year warranty, we feel it’s good value for money.
Check out our expert tests of the best lawn aerators and best lawn scarifiers, and for more information about how to look after your lawn, we’ve put together expert tips on lawn care, while Alan Titchmarsh shows the best way to scarify a lawn. You might also find our round up of the best cordless mowers and best robotic mowers useful.
This review was last updated in October 2021. Unfortunately, prices change and things go out of stock so we apologise if anything has changed.
|Name||Vonhaus 2-in-1 1800W Lawn Rake and Scarifier|
|Lawn mower type||Electric - corded|
|Powered by||Electric - corded|
|Cutting height||-12mm, -9mm, -3mm and +6mm|
|Number of cutting height settings||4|