The machine I wanted was out of stock and MowDirect recommended this one. I wasn't sure as all my other machinery is Echo, Husqvarna etc. However, this is really impressive.
It arrived well packaged and assembly is simple; it seemed to have some oil in it but not enough so topped it up and - check this - it started first pull!
Onto the lawn to repair a 25m2 patch and the highest setting removed dead thatch and growth with ease and a lower setting raked the soil surface and flattened a few ant bumps. Seed, roll, feed and nice job done! I am well pleased and build quality is fab.
As with all scarifiers, use high settings and go over a few times, rake up the debris and just use the collection bag at the end. If I could have one feature that is missing currently, it would be to be able to disconnect the drive without stopping (and restarting) the engine. However, this was £250 and I have just ordered another Feider machine - praise indeed!
BTW delivery is by DX and 'between 8 am and 6 pm' which is a pain but is free. Very happy gardener and thanks to MowDirect for pointing me in the right direction:)