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Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake Scarifier review

A lightweight, compact and efficient scarifier.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

The Vonhaus 1300W Electric Lawn Rake is lightweight, compact and a good step up from a manual scarifier if you have more than a small patch of lawn to tackle. It features a dual start safety system, folding handles for storage and four depth settings. It comes with a two year warranty.
Preparation
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Easy to manoeuvre

Lightweight

Compact

Folding handles and removable collection box for storage

Dual start system for safety

Four depth settings
Cons: Tendency to tip over when not in use

Protruding screws from base handle

The collection box doesn’t pick up all the debris
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What are the Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake’s main features?

The Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake is a compact, 10 metre corded machine that’s ideal for turf in need of scarification. It features a two-stage safety start, which means you push the start button and squeeze the handle to turn it on. There’s also a thermal cut-out that kicks in to prevent it from overheating. The scarifying drum is 32cm wide with steel blades and depending on how much moss and thatch you’re dealing with, there are four depth settings: -15mm, -11mm, -7mm and +1mm. Weighing 9kg, it’s noticeably lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, and although made from plastic, the body feels substantial. However, we were disappointed that it didn’t have a soft grip handle and, reaching 98dB, it’s a little noisier than most of the other machines we tested, which are around 93-94dB.


What’s the Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake like to use?

This electric scarifier is a compact, lightweight machine that’s easy to manoeuvre around the garden. The handles need to be assembled and attached, which is easy and doesn’t require additional tools. However, two metal screws are used to fix the base of the handle to the main body, which feels unfinished given the other screws are fixed into the handle with sturdy orange plastic nuts. It lifts a lot of thatch and moss, but the 28L collection bag, which comes already assembled and is straightforward to attach and remove, doesn’t collect all the debris. There’s a gap between the bag and the drum which leaves a pile on the ground when you stop. There’s also an issue with the balance of the machine which tips back when not in use, so make sure you lean the handle against something to prevent this.


Who is the Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake most useful for?

With its 10m cable this is ideal for small to medium sized gardens. It’s compact, so it’s easy to store and the handles fold, which is helpful if space is an issue.


Is the Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake good value for money?

Given that it’s only £25.01 more than the manual Wolf Garten Multi-Change® Roller Moss Removal Rake, this is a sensible option if you have a lot of lawn. It also comes with a two-year warranty, so represents good value for money.


Looking for a powered 2-in-1 aerator and scarifier? Check out our other reviews of electric, corded best lawn aerators and best lawn scarifiers. We’ve also put together expert tips on lawn care, and you can watch Alan Titchmarsh demonstrate how to scarify a lawn. You might also find our round up of the best cordless mowers and best robotic mowers useful.

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This review was last updated in October 2021. Unfortunately, prices change and things go out of stock so we apologise if anything has changed.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand VonHaus
Name Vonhaus 1300W Lawn Rake Scarifier
Model 1300W
Price £89.99
Lawn mower type Electric - corded

Features

Powered by Electric - corded
Power 1,300W
Cable reach 10m
Cutting height -15mm, -11mm, -7mm and +1mm
Number of cutting height settings 4
Cutting width 32cm
Steel
Collection capacity 28l
Noise 98dB
Weight 9kg
Warranty 2YEAR