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Real bargain, does the job well, but you have to look after it as you're working.
on 18 July 2017
Our Kingfisher Lawn Aerator arrived, so had to try it out. Learned a few things. First choose your operator. Works better with 300lb husband rather than 100lb wife (wife tasked with picking up all the little brown poohs that emerge from the top of the tubes). Next, don't let it get gummed up, or have mud stuck to the tines. Keep it shiny new and lubricated with water while working, and WD40 when you're done. Then it works fine! And it only cost £11.48. Bargain!
We use a thin cane to keep the tubes free, and we have an old bottle brush. Also we keep one of those rubber trugs half full of water nearby. And an old piece of rag. The secret is frequent clearing and cleaning of the tubes, inside and out, as you go. I do half a strip across the lawn before cleaning and lubricating with water. At the end of the session I clean and lubricate with WD40.
When treading on the aerator to push the tines in, it works best to wiggle from side to side, not back & forth--less likely to lift the turf. I use both axes of wiggle to pull it out.
Our soil is quite heavy: would be easier in sandy soil. Don't know what it would be like on stony ground!