Fiskars 6201 Review
Numerous buyers of the Fiskars 6201 agree on the fact that this reel model is much easier to push than the majority of other competitive reel designs. The mower can be made easier, depending on personal strength, by adapting the grass cutting height (the shorter the cut, the more effort required)… For longer grass, buyers of the product suggested two separate cuts: the first to remove between 1/2 to a 1/3 of an inch of the total grass height, and the second to achieve your desired height.
Users of the 6201 commented on the ergonomic/comfortable feel of the handle – easy on the wrists when mastering those tough weedy patches. They were also impressed with the ease at which the handle height and cut height can be adjusted.
Assembly is relatively simple, only requiring one tool and the easy-to-follow instructions which come in the box.
Details which users would change about the model include the feasibility of maneuvering because the front wheels do not move independently – this can be a problem, usually when dealing with a more constrained space, such as next to a wall or in a corner. Buyers have also found it tricky to cut wet grass or grass with overgrown weeds, although that is to be expected any reel mower. Also, the device is not fitted with a collection bag, which could be a problem if there are weeds.
Overall, a well rounded mower for small lawns / non-commercial use. We scored the 6201 four stars out of a possible five. Check the Amazon link to the right to view the best prices.
More about this mower…
Fiskars’ 6201 18-Inch Staysharp Max Reel Lawn Mower is an easy-to-use and powerful mower, suitable for a variety of grass types. The modern, innovative design is 60% easier to push than other reel mower models, due to its advanced technologies. It also claims to offer twice as much cutting power than competitive mowers, because the InertiaDrive Reel has a bigger diameter and thicker blades. These are able to cut through tough areas of grass which contain twigs, weeds and dense grass.
The design of the blades ensure that they do not touch each other while they are cutting, giving them a longer lifetime and avoiding the nuisance of sharpening. The wheels are conveniently inset which results in a wide and precise cut, close to the borders of your lawn.
For those wanting to keep their shoes clean, the 6201 has an impressive cutting distribution method, spreading the clippings over the lawn, away from the feet.
There are a range of cut heights to achieve your desired appearance, from 1 to 4 inches, adjustable with the touch of a single button.