“ A garden tool designed to aerate, loosen, weed and cultivate. Takes the hard work out of this type of gardening, but care should be taken when using as it is very powerful. „
I've owned 2 of these flymo electric hoes for about 5 years, one i keep at my mothers house down south for anything from light tilling to quite heavy surface digging.. they are handy to loosen soil around plants for lifting.. and equally can be used to make 5-6" deep holes for planting, My one critism is that having only one rotating forked tine they tend to travel somewhat haphazardly and in weak wrists becomes almost unmanageable.. but i prefer a downward stabbing action that very effectively allows you to cover quite an area in a short time. There are two speeds but the faster one is in my opinion only there as a feature and not for any real improvement in hoeing action.. and if employed one finds you've damaged small plants because your hoe is bucking about on the surface and in your hands.. but slow speed is Good!. Like i say i have two of these hoes and i've never broken a 'tine' they appear extremely tough.. but having said that i did manage to Crack the whole motor body casing wide open one day when the tines snagged a large rock and suddenly jammed.. but a repair was effected strapping all together with Cable Ties and is still working well.. Any weeds and tendrils tend to wind around the tines requiring frequent stops to untangle them.. but overall i'd maintain that this method is not so much gentler than nornal hand hoeing but a lot more satisfying and enjoyable.. maybe flymo should consider a twin shaft counter rotating tine set up preventing skip.. My last comment should concern wether you intent to work in a clay soil or something lighter.. as in the wet it can clog and in the concrete surface of dried clay bounce about.. in my view a good strong product but you need a mans arms!.
After buying this product, I was dissapointed that this so-called "power-ho" did not even resemble a woman.Not only that, but it is mains-operated which is a health and safety issue when it comes to adult entertainment products.After several attempts to assit the "ho" to do the dishes, i ended up smashing every piece of crockery I own.Flymo need to get their false-advertising sorted out ASAP. Liars.
Hate gardening - then this gadget is for you. I stumbled across it by accident in the Argos catalogue and because we love gadgets decided to buy it. Better still it was on special offer in the Argos sale! I wasn't sure what to expect so I took it out the box, assembled the steadying handle in seconds and I was off into the garden! Wow what a cool 'toy'. But first the technial details. Features: The power hoe turns, aerates, loosens, weeds and cultivates. It has a variable speed of 0 to 550rpm. Adjustable handle for comfortable use. Robust construction with steel shaft. Quick release mechanism to change attachments. 270 watt power output. Weight 2.5kg. Manufacturer's 2 year parts and labour guarantee. So does it work ? Yes it does - it is easy to use and fun. You use of the two attachments (tine or raking) depending on the job and away you go. I found it superb at reaching to the back of flower beds and weeding/hoeing in-between plants. But, beware - it is quite powerful and I did manage to pull one or two plants up by accidentally catching them and it ripped them out the ground - oops. You also need to be careful around trees where the roots are fairly close to the surface as I tried to weed there and the attachment wound itself quite tightly around a root and it did pull quite violently and twist my wrist a bit. Not enough to hurt but enough to make me think twice about doing that again. It is suggested that this gardening tool is suitable for the elderly and I would agree with that as it is easy to use and really does work. It made light work of digging my garden at the weekend and beats kneeling down on your knees with a trowel. Overall a great gadget and the one thing that sold it to me in the end was that my partner used it and I have never seen him do any gardening
since I have known him! Ideally you need to use this device through an RCD to avoid accidental electrocution.
An electric soil aerator to take the backache out of tidying border areas.