Product Type: Flymo garden tools
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superb gardening gadget
Flymo Power Hoe
Member Name: npinney
Flymo Power Hoe
Date: 10/05/02, updated on 10/05/02 (2245 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use, really works, ideal for elderly
Disadvantages: quite powerful so care is needed, needs outside power
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.
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.
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.
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