Fiskars 18-Inch Staysharp Max Reel Mower 6201 Review

Easy to use, the Fiskars 18 inch staysharp max reel mower 6201 harnesses the user’s momentum through technological advancements such as InertiaDrive Reel technology and VersaCut. Capable of handling any grass variant and slashing through thicker grass growth of any height, this walk-behind mower cuts close to the ground with a changeable height of 1 to 4 inches. The Fiskars 6201-model definitely deserves a good position in my  TOP 5 Easiest to Push Reel Mowers!

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Reel Mower


  • 17 inch cutting deck
  • Staysharp technology
  • 30% easier to push
  • 4 Height positions between 1-4 inches
  • Weight: 52 lbs
  • Lifetime warranty

Fiskars 362050-1001 StaySharp Max Reel Mower, 18 Inch, Black

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In-depth Review of the Fiskars 18 Inch Staysharp Max Reel Mower 6201

Ease Of Use

One of the things that instantly grasps your attention is the unique handle design. Instead of the horizontal handle bar, Fiskars Staysharp max 6201 boasts of a constant loop elongated design with both vertical and horizontal sides allowing you, the user to push it around as you like. With the vertical sides you get better traction through thicker grass and for shorter grass the horizontal handles prove much easier to tackle.

Straight out of the box, the entire unit comes almost pre-assembled with the handle and few other components needing manual assembly, which is easy with a wrench thanks to the clearly mentioned instructions. It takes no more than half an hour to complete.

How it Works

Height Adjustment

Care & Maintenance

Cut Quality

The cut quality is consistent and even. As mentioned before, do not set the height more than a third of your current lawn’s average height and you will get a consistent cut quality. Any higher and you may encounter higher friction with tougher grass strains, which directly hampers the quality. One way to reduce the friction is to tinker with the blade arrangements. This takes a little getting used to but with tougher strains, the blades can be tweaked to cut at a slightly greater angle than usual allowing you to reduce the friction and yet maintain a consistent height. Once mastered, the Fiskars 6201 handle bar height and cutting adjustments take just a moment adjusting to your lawn’s exact needs.

Height Adjustment

Unlike other reel mowers, the Fiskars, 18 Inch Staysharp Max Reel Mower 6201 offers sufficient height adjustment between 1 and 4 inches. A word of caution though, this push mower works best when the cutting height is maintained at no more than 1/3rd the grass height. Set any higher and you may struggle with tougher grass strains owing to its 18 inch cutting deck. As for a clean cut in taller grass, it usually takes no more than two passes to get an even lawn height.


Every component on the Fiskars reel mower is designed for longevity and as such the entire unit ought to last a long time. At most, you may have to periodically sharpen the blades but from what customers say, this is usually once a year task. Oiling the joints, periodic cleaning and tightening of nuts and bolts is all the maintenance this push mower demands.

Cost Effectiveness

Sturdy in construction, packed with technology that helps rather than hinders, the Fiskars 6201 is a reel mower designed to be useful and simple. Pricing of this mower also happens to be on the lower end of the spectrum with competing brands and models boasting less features priced similarly. Is it a worthwhile investment for your lawn? If you have a small to moderate sized lawn and hardly any hilly regions, then this is the walk-behind mower to get.

  • 30% easier to push
  • Outstanding cut quality
  • Anti-dust Treatment



  • Price tag



Total Score
30% Easier to Push Reel Mower
Fairly priced, technologically superior and long lasting, the Fiskars 18 inch staysharp max reel mower 6201 blends science with simplicity. Good cutting height adjustments, unique vertical and horizontal handle design with 3 years of extended warranty – you really won’t find anything better.
8.1Editor’s score
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General Info

Mower Type
Deck Size
17 inch


Speed Control
Electric Start
CARB Compliant

Height Settings

Height Positions
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