Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 343
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AMP Excellent mower!
I purchased this about a month or so ago after tired of dealing with gas mowers. It's easy to push around and it trims very well. The height adjustment is very simple to operate as well. This particular mower is designed to throw the clippings forward which is an extra bonus. I've mowed over small twigs with no problems, but obviously you cant chew them up like you can with a power mower. The end result with this mower is so nice, I really need a better lawn to show it off more.
If you just want to mow your grass, have it look nice, and don't like fussing with small engine troubles from gas mowers, this is the mower for you. I highly recommend this product!
September 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by grasscutter72823 Not what I expected
This is a well built mower, that if used every two days will keep the yard looking great; however, if you like me have a life and a job you will not have the time to do this. I tried the mower for 6 weeks and if I went more than four days between mowing the grass, the mower simply would not cut with one pass. I had to go over the same area at least three times in order for the grass to look good. I did not have the time or the patience to do this. I returned the mower and bought a Honda gas mower that will cut the grass perfect and even the first time.
October 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Remod02 Blade keeps jamming
I bought this last March after reading good reviews in a number of places. It is good when it works, and the flywheel that makes it easier to push is great, but after using it maybe 5 or 6 times one of the blades jammed. The strange thing is that only one jammed, while the rest rotated freely, meaning one blade was not aligned with the rest of them. The alignment process is very finicky and I couldn't get a consistent spacing between the moving and stationary blades, but I got it working. It worked fine for about another half dozen times, then it jammed again, again only one blade.
I contacted Fiskars warranty and the were responsive, but they decided to send me a replacement without asking how I wanted to proceed. I am hoping for a refund.
September 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky I really like this reel mower but they do have limitations.
Let me say, I really like my Fiskars. I was hesitant to buy it because my yard is challenging. It is about a quarter of an acre, thick Bermuda and uneven. Because of the unevenness, my gas mower was scalping it in spots so I had to raise the height to 2 inches. Still it cut uneven and left crop circles in the lawn. I figured I'd give this reel mower a shot to try and improve the way the lawn looked after cutting. It was hard to push because of the thick Bermuda. I called Fiskars and they agreed that while this is a better quality reel mower, they do have limitations. Bermuda can be hard to cut because it is a thick grass and the blades bog down. You have to cut the grass more often to make it doable. I'm willing to do that for the improved look of the lawn, about every 3 or 4 days. Good exercise actually. The blades cut well and adjustments are easy to make. I would buy it again.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhoenixDevil Love this reel mower!
I live in Phoenix, Arizona where we grow tough to cut grass like Bermuda and St. Augustine. This mower works perfectly cutting my grass with the added benefit of being able to handle uneven ground; my yard needs a serious grading job. The only time I have to use a line trimmer to clean up what the mower can't handle is if I let the grass get tall enough to go to seed. It leaves the occasional seed stem behind. Mower is easy to push and I love how quite it is when I mow! No loud motors, gas, oil, exhaust or power cords.
September 13, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Disapointed
I was so excited to get my new Staysharp mower. It was easy to put together, however weighed quite a lot and was difficult to maneuver. My yard is small, however, it is round and this mower is very difficult to turn, so a great deal of my yard is uncut. It missed nearly as much as it cut so I had to mow twice. If it had one wheel in the front for easy turning it would be an improvement but it cuts only half the grass.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by none Great company and product
Extremely happy. The design, engineering, and build quality are typical of other Fiskars products I use.
Pushes and cuts easily due to chain drive of rotating blade not actually contacting stationary cutting bar, allowing great clean cut without the extra friction/wear on the cutting surfaces. Grass clippings look like they were cut with scissors.
Easily adjusts cutting height from 1.5 to 4 inches.
Only issue I noticed is the cutting height adjustment gauge interferes with setting cut to full 4". I removed the gauge as it really is not needed.
i would have liked a 24" model if it was available.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peteski Fiskar Reel Mower
Inertia Drive Reel System spins blades up to three times faster than regular push reel mowers. Inset wheel design lets you get super close edge cut. Only draw back is front grass discharge that makes using grass catching bag impractical for my specific lawn cutting job.
August 30, 2016