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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Design of collection bag unsatisfactory”

Written on: 22/08/2014 by NataliaMartin (1 review written)

I used this machine once in June and have just used it again. The plastic 'bag collection' cover has warped in the heat of the shed and made the removal of the bag almost impossible. This needs to be emptied approximately every three feet of lawn and is very annoying. The motor works ok and does seem to churn up quite a lot of rubbish. The rotor blades are also reasonably easy to change. I wish I had taken it back immediately… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Macallister lawn rake”

Written on: 08/06/2014 by Bluearmy (1 review written)

Lawn rake better than hand rake but only just. Biggest negative replacement tines for the rake cassette. 90% of wire springs/ tines broke off after 4 uses. Have to go to Amazon for replacements at £22.00 plus delivery. The new machine costs £80. Save till you can afford something that does what it says on the tin. Very disappointing. … Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Not for me.”

Written on: 20/05/2014

The machine has a good width of rake and was very easy to assemble. However the collection was none existent . Going over the lawn on the first run left large clumps of grass rakings along the whole length of the run. On inspection, there was no grass in the bag. Back to the assembly instructions! No, it was assembled properly! Try again, same result. A further few minutes to tinker and look how to improve the collection then a third attempt, again no difference. Went to the shed and got out a… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Collection box does not do it's job”

Written on: 16/04/2014

Bought in B&Q in Glasgow April 2014.Worked well as scarifier but the colleciton box is not fit for purpose at all. It's fiddly and difficult to fit and remove which you may need to do frequently. The collection box spews moss/thatch onto lawn before it's full. So you do need to rake bags worth of moss which should have been collected by collection box… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Quality Issue”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by Mila1953 (1 review written)

Brought from B&Q Friday night returned Saturday afternoon. Run for approximately 20 minutes then packed up the motor was running bug the tines were not changed to scarifier blades still would not work clearly not much quality control or endurance testing taking place. When it was working did a good job despite the grass collector being woeful but they are on most electric scarifiers. Easy to assemble and very light to manouver but £72.00 for 20 minutes is not good value… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Grass box no good!”

Written on: 30/03/2014 by AndrewMacara (1 review written)

Shame the grass/moss bag does not collect properly. Difficult to empty and refit. 90% of the grass/moss remains on the lawn and has to be risked up. I now use it without the collection bag. The scarifier does a good job otherwise… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“absolute disaster darling.”

Written on: 23/03/2014 by 475Day (1 review written)

Bought the machine from B&Q at3.30pm walking out with my money back at4.45pm.it took about 10 mins to fix up 20mins to pack away 30mins travel time so the machine ran for about 15mins when the drive went or the clutch.I must say the time it ran the results where good… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Good kit”

Written on: 14/04/2013 by Alwyn1 (1 review written)

Dont be fooled by thinking that this is an electric scarifier and may not be up to the job. I have hired petrol engined scarifiers in the past which have not been as good. It made short work of my neglected lawn and removed 4inches of thatch in two passes. There is a scarifer drum and rake drum included. The scarifier drum attachment is best for thatch and moss. The power 1400 watt motor is basically unheard of in other scarifiers. One thing, use a circuit breaker as if you accidentally run… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Good powerful machine and easy to use”

Written on: 10/04/2013

This machine was easy to assemble and works very well on the grass removing a lot of moss an leaving some good perforations on the lawn. Blades are easily interchangeable and lock into place with a simple screwnut. It would be 5 stars except the collection box is fiddly and fills very quickly. At £ 85 it easily beat a flymo that was £ 5 more only provided a raking blade… Read Full Review

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Mac Allister MRS1400 Scarifier

“Power and interchangeable blades did it for me!”

Written on: 01/08/2012 by geoffk (12 reviews written)

In effect the Mac Allister MRS1400 scarifier is an inverted plastic box with a wheel attached to each corner, without any turbo or grass compaction arrangement, mores the pity as I found that the grass catcher was only half full when it started to spill onto the lawn, initally I thought that this was because the lawn was very wet but later when the grass was drier it seemed no better, maybe the grass has to be bone dry to collect successfully. On the plus side this machine has a 1400 watt… Read Full Review

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Hamgardener's Response to geoffk's Review

Written on: 22/11/2012

Just tried my new MRS1400 & it certainly does the job for a budget priced machine, I agree with the comment cut the lawn short I filled the bag in one run.machine could do with a higher setting for use on longer grass, but it also picks up leaves at this time of year. Nov; a value for money product.

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