To get rid of dirt: How to clean a scarifier properly?
It is important to clean the verticutter thoroughly after each use to remove any dirt or debris such as root remnants or chunks of soil. This includes cleaning both the cutting tools and the anchor points where the blades are fixed. As soil residue from the garden is often not completely dry after verticutting, it is recommended to wait a day before cleaning the device. This makes it easier to clean the soil off the verticutter.
The easiest way to clean dirt and debris from the verticutter is to use a damp cloth and a mild cleaning solution. After cleaning with the cloth, you may use a small, elongated cleaning brush to remove any remaining dirt from even the smallest recesses and grooves of the garden tool. However, note that you should never clean an electric scarifier with too much water to prevent potential short circuits.
In addition to cleaning the main body of the scarifier, it's important to thoroughly clean the blades as well. To do this, remove the blades from their anchors and remove any dirt or debris. Store the blades in a container with a cloth to protect them from moisture. After cleaning, make sure all parts of the scarifier are completely dry to prevent rust and ensure efficient operation when using it to work on your lawn in the future.