In assessing the performance and easy of use of the StaySharp™ 17” Inch Push Lawn Mower, most of our comparison will be against other manual mowers – because needless to say, in terms of the amount of work you are going to put into mowing your yard, compared to a gas or electric mower, this one is going to “fall short.” But that’s not because it’s not doing its job, it’s because we are talking about a totally different ball game – kind of like comparing apples to oranges.
The StaySharp™ is for people who WANT to have lawn mower without having to rely on battery charging, electrical cords, gasoline, oil, or loud engine noise. If that’s you – then you are going to love how this compares to other manual mowers.
- The advanced technologies of the StaySharp™ Reel Mower reduces the amount of force needed to push it by 30%.
- The thick steel blades of the InertiaDrive Reel give you 50% more cutting power.
- The StaySharp Cutting System keeps your blades sharper, longer - reducing the frequency of sharpening.
The blades on this Fiskar manual mower are sharp enough to cut all grass types, even the super tough southern varieties such as Bermuda, Bahia, St. Augustine and Zoysia.
You may find this funny, but out of all the lawn mowers on our short list, the StaySharp™ Reel Mower has the highest overall rating on Amazon of 4.3 stars out of 5 (the Greenworks mower has the same), with 66% of owners giving it 5 stars. It also has the lowest number of 1 star reviews – only 2%. Not too shabby for a mower that you REALLY have to push.
What we learn from the critical reviews is that this manual mower doesn’t work as well on bumpy yards. If that’s your yard, you would do better with the StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower (which Received Popular Mechanics 2010 Green Design Award and has been recommended by Consumer Reports over other reel mowers).