StaySharp Plus
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THE WORLD’S
MOST ADVANCED
REEL MOWERS
TM
THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED REEL MOWERS™
Contents:
StaySharp Plus (17")
Safety Information
Safety Information................................................................................. 3
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StaySharp™ Plus Technologies............................................................. 4
Do not use mower if in poor health.
Mower Anatomy..................................................................................... 5
Do not operate with missing or damaged guards.
Model Number: 6207
Assembly................................................................................................ 6–7
Fill in the following information for easy reference.
Adjusting Your Mower........................................................................... 8–9
Always wear safety glasses, gloves and closed-toed shoes when
operating and maintaining your mower.
Serial Number:________________________________
(located on the lower back portion of the mower)
Checking Cutting Performance............................................................ 10–12
Never place hands, fingers or feet in the reel. When the reel is
spinning, it will cut.
Using Your Mower.................................................................................. 13–14
Always remove debris from path of mower.
Troubleshooting..................................................................................... 15
Always have sound footing when using mower, especially on wet grass or
on slopes (inclines).
Date of Purchase:______________________________
Care and Maintenance.......................................................................... 16–17
Congratulations!
You are now the owner of one of The World’s Most
Advanced Reel Mowers™. If you have used a reel mower
before, you will immediately appreciate the advantages
offered by your new reel mower. If this is your first reel
mower, you will likely require a short transition period as
you adjust to using a reel mower. For more information
on how to enjoy all the benefits of your reel mower,
see Using Your Mower on page 13. Also, remember that
Fiskars’ customer service team and website are both
available to you should you need additional help.
Safety Information
Before assembling or using the mower, read through the entire
manual and fully understand the safety information.
Use safe lifting practices when moving mower.
Register: Go to fiskars.com/registration
Do not allow children under 12 to use mower.
to register your StaySharp™ Plus Reel Mower.
Do not operate around children, other people or pets.
Do not run while using mower.
Do not use mower on surfaces other than grass.
LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
Fiskars warrants to the original consumer purchaser that its Lawn Mower products are free from defects in materials and workmanship appearing under normal use within two
(2) years after the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damage to Lawn Mower products caused by abuse, acts of God, your failure to follow product instructions,
mishandling or unauthorized repair. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES; AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT
WILL FISKARS BRANDS, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and/or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and/or the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. As its sole responsibility and your sole remedy for any warranted defect, Fiskars Brands,
Inc. will replace any defective part of the Lawn Mower, containing a warranted defect, free of charge, with proof of purchase and notification within a reasonable period of time
(but no longer than 6 months) following the discovery of such defect. For warranty service, email warranty@fiskars.com or call 1-877-201-3260.
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Make sure mower is in safe operating condition by following the tips
outlined in this manual.
Do not use mower if it becomes damaged. Call 1-877-201-3260.
Questions? Suggestions?
Don’t return to the store. We’re here to help.
Call our customer service team at 1-877-201-3260
Visit our website at fiskars.com/reelmowers
Save this manual for future reference.
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StaySharp™ Plus Technologies
Forward Reel Design
Key Components
What is it? Fiskars’ exclusive StaySharp Cutting System uses precisionground, hardened steel blades engineered to efficiently cut grass without
actually touching, greatly reducing friction and blade wear.
What is it? Fiskars’ forward reel design with a unique grass discharge chute
throws clippings forward.
Being familiar with the parts and
technologies of your reel mower will
make assembly and maintenance
much easier. Review the components
shown on this illustration and refer to
it as needed when following the steps
outlined in this manual.
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How is it different? Standard reel mowers rely on contact between the cutting
reel and stationary blade for cutting. This steel-on-steel contact creates friction
and causes blade wear. As a result, the blades on standard reel mowers dull
quickly and require costly annual sharpening to maintain peak performance.
Why is it important? Since the StaySharp™ Cutting System cuts grass
without the blades touching, friction and blade wear are virtually eliminated.
As a result, long-lasting performance is maintained without the cost and
inconvenience of annual blade sharpening.
How is it different? Standard reel mowers feature rear grass discharge,
which means your shoes get covered in messy grass clippings.
Why is it important? Fiskars’ forward reel design with a unique grass
discharge chute throws clippings forward cleanly, away from your feet.
Cuts All Grass Types
What is it? StaySharp Plus Reel Mower offers a combination of advanced
technologies to cut all residential grass types easily.
InertiaDrive™ Reel, Patent Pending
How is it different? Standard reel mowers struggle to cut certain types of
residential grass, jamming or leaving uncut blades of grass.
What is it? Fiskars’ patent-pending InertiaDrive™ Reel combines a largediameter cutting reel and thick blades to store energy (like a flywheel) until a
burst of extra cutting power is needed.
Why is it important? StaySharp™ Plus Reel Mower cuts all types of
residential grass easily, even tough southern varieties.
How is it different? Standard reel mowers use small-diameter cutting reels
with thin blades. These reels and mowers lack cutting power and frequently
jam when cutting small twigs, weeds or dense grass. When this happens
the cutting reel seizes, completely stopping the mower. The obstruction
must be removed before mowing can resume.
Ergo Grip
Handle
Note: If a clear reel cover is present,
remove before use.
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Handle
Shroud
Handle Bolts (4) and
Handle Nuts (4)
Rear Wheel (2)
Lifting
Handle
Swing Arm (2)
Rear Wheel Washer
and Rear Wheel Bolt (2)
Adjustment Lock
Screw (2)
40% Easier to Push Most reel mowers can be difficult to push —
especially in longer grass. The advanced technologies combine to
reduce push force by 40%.
Blade Adjustment
Lock (2)
Why is it important? InertiaDrive Reel uses the mower’s large-diameter
cutting reel and heavy blades to store energy (like a flywheel) until a burst
of extra cutting power is needed. When a tough spot is encountered, the
InertiaDrive™ Reel delivers 75% more cutting energy to power through
without jamming, providing a superior cut without interruption.
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Stationary
Blade*
Blade Adjustment
Bolt (2)
Cut Height
Adjustment Knob (2)
Cotter Pin (2)
Side Plate (2)
Cutting Reel
Bearings (2)*
Wheel Cover (2)
Hub Cap (2)
Front Wheel (2)
Cutting
Reel*
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Mower Anatomy
StaySharp™ Cutting System, Fiskars Exclusive
*Located under cover (not visible)
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Grass
Discharge
Chute
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Assembly
A
R
D
Rear Wheel Assembly
Attaching the Handle
1. Assemble the rear wheel bolt (A) through the rear wheel washer
(B) and insert through the rear wheel (C).
1. Remove the two cotter pins (A) from the handle mount pegs (B).
2. Screw the bolt assembly into the swing arm (D) and tighten firmly
using the 18 mm wrench or socket.
2. Slide hole number 2 (C) of the handle onto the handle mount pegs (B).
Some force may be needed to separate the handle legs so they fit over the
pegs. Release the handle until it rests on the handle stop peg (D).
3. Repeat for the other rear wheel.
3. Insert the cotter pins (A) to secure the handle.
(right)
Handle Arch
(pointed down)
B
C
C
(left)
G
A
L
B
Handle Assembly
F
2. Make sure the arch of the upper handle section (B) is facing down. Then
insert the free ends of the upper handle section (B) into the center handle
section (A). Roughly align the holes.
3. Make sure the lower handle sections, (C) and (D), are laid out with the
notches up. Then insert the left lower handle section (marked with “L”) (C)
and the right lower handle section (marked with “R”) (D) into the center
handle section (A) as shown. Roughly align the holes.
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A
B
C
1
2
3
D
E
1. Lay out the handle parts upside down as shown above for easier
assembly. Note the center handle section (A) is symmetrical, so it can be
laid down on either side.
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Rear Wheel Assembly (next page)
Rear wheels (2)
Rear wheel bolts (2)
Rear wheel washers (2)
Handle Assembly
Handle nuts (4)
Handle bolts (4)
Assembly
The following parts are included in the hardware bag (bagged separately):
Tools required for assembly:
The only tools required for assembly are
11 mm and 18 mm wrenches or sockets.
B
4. Slide handle shroud (E) into place from below with the Fiskars logo facing
down and toward the upper handle section (B).
A
D
5. Align holes in handle sections and shroud (E). Slide a handle bolt (F) through
from the inside, so that the end comes through the hole of the handle shroud.
Repeat for the remaining three handle bolts.
D
C
6. Align the hex-shaped bolt head with the hex-shaped cutout in the center
handle section (A), then hand-tighten a handle nut (G) onto the bolt. Repeat for
the remaining three handle nuts.
7. Using an 11 mm wrench or socket, tighten the four handle nuts (G) until they
are snug.
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Adjusting Your Mower
Handle Height Adjustment
1. Standing to the rear of the mower, place your left hand on the lifting handle
(A) to support the mower during adjustment.
2. Use your right hand to pull the cut height adjustment knob (B) away from
the mower and move to your desired cut height. Then release the knob,
making sure it snaps back into place.
3. Repeat the process on the other side, reversing hand placement, making
sure both wheels are at the same setting. Failure to align the wheels will result
in an uneven cut.
Note: The factory-set cut height range is 1.5"–3.5". To raise your cutting height
to 2"–4" range, refer to Cut Height Range Adjustment on page 9.
Low
Bajo
Note: The factory-set cut height range is 1.5"–3.5". To raise your cutting height
to 2"– 4" range, follow these steps.
IMPORTANT: To maximize comfort and control, your mower
features a height-adjustable handle. The handle is designed to
“float” between its bottom and in-use positions. The bottom position is
used to pivot through turns. The in-use position should be 6"–10" above
the bottom position. Lifting the handle in this fashion keeps the front
end from rising off the ground to ensure an even cut. Since selecting
the correct handle height is extremely important, it is worth the
trial and error that may be required to find the ideal height.
WARNING: The mower blades are sharp. This adjustment requires
working in close proximity to the cutting reel blades. Leather gloves should
be worn at all times.
1. For people of average height, handle hole 2 can be used for the middle
cut-height settings, which are the most common. If you are tall or plan to
use the lower cut height settings, consider using hole 3. If you are short or
plan to use the higher cut height settings, consider using hole 1.
1. Turn the mower upside down so it rests on the shroud. Set the mower to
the lowest cut height setting to move the rear wheels out of the way.
b. Place the other washer (F) on the
axle bolt on the inside of the wheel.
3. Remove the axle bolt (B) using the 17 mm wrench to hold the nut
(C) on the inside of the side plate (D) while turning the axle bolt (B)
counterclockwise with the 8 mm Allen wrench on the outside of the wheel.
A
Bajo
Bajo
High
High
Alto
Alto
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4
5
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7
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2
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6. Position the wheel assembly from Step 5 through the lower hole (H).
Carefully replace the washer (J) on the axle bolt (B) and hand-tighten the
nut (C) from inside the side plate (D).
7. Hold the nut (C) in place with the 17 mm wrench and firmly re-tighten the
axle bolt (B) using the 8 mm Allen wrench.
9. Repeat on other side.
F
3. As the cut height is adjusted, the handle’s bottom position will also move.
Consequently, you may need to adjust the handle height if you drastically
change the cut height. Adjustment may also be needed if you share
mowing duties with someone else.
H
C
8
F
B
I
• If you have to hunch over a great deal to turn, you have the handle set
too low. Raise the handle by using hole 3.
B
8. Press the orange hubcap on to snap it back into place.
E
• If the front end rises, you have the handle set too high. Lower the
handle by using hole 1.
Low
Low
E
5. Organize the wheel parts for reassembly.
a. Assemble the axle bolt (B) and
washer (E) and insert through the
outside of the wheel.
3. Push the mower forward several feet, then turn it around as you would at
the end of a mowing run. If you can push the mower comfortably without the
front end rising and if you can turn the mower without hunching over, you
have the handle set properly.
Alto
4. With the wheel removed, rotate the plastic wheel cover (G) from the upper
hole (H) to the lower hole (I) on the side plate (D). Moving to the lower hole
(I) provides the higher cut height range (2"–4"). Moving to the higher hole (H)
provides the lower cut height range (1.5"– 3.5").
The tools required are a 17 mm wrench, an 8 mm Allen wrench and a
flathead screwdriver.
2. Starting on either side, use the flathead screwdriver to carefully pry off the
orange hubcap (A).
2. Before adjusting the handle height, it is important to set the mower to the
cut height that you will use most frequently (see Cut Height Adjustment).
High
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Cut Height Range Adjustment
Adjusting Your Mower
Cut Height Adjustment
J
G
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Checking Cutting Performance
Check #2: Do the Blades Cut Properly?
WARNING: Keep your fingers away from the cutting area; they should
be to the right of the stationary blade.
1. Turn the mower onto its side.
3. Slowly rotate the cutting reel (A) toward the stationary blade (B), observing
whether the paper is cut as the first cutting reel blade passes.
2. To check if the blades cut properly, you will need to check the blades
on both ends of the mower. Starting with the end closest to the ground,
feed a strip of paper between a cutting reel blade (A) and the stationary
blade (B), keeping the paper flush against the side (C) of the stationary
blade (B). About half an inch of the strip should be visible beyond the
stationary blade.
4. Continue to feed the paper into the reel horizontally half an inch at a time to
check the other blades.
5. Now check the opposite end of the reel by sliding the paper to the end
farthest from the ground and checking if the blades cut properly on that end.
6. If most of the blades cut on both ends, the cutting system is set correctly.
If all or most of the blades do not cut on one or both ends, the cutting system
needs to be adjusted. Proceed to Adjusting the Blades below.
Preparation
You’ll need several 1" x 8" strips of standard printer paper (not newspaper)
and a pair of work gloves.
ATTENTION: Failure to correct an improperly set cutting system will result
in poor cutting performance and uncut blades of grass.
WARNING: The mower blades are sharp. Wear gloves when
performing this procedure, and keep fingers away from the interface
between the cutting reel blades and stationary blade.
Check #1: Do the Blades Make Contact?
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• If the blades made contact:
Move the whole stationary blade away from the cutting reel by making
small clockwise turns on both ends, stopping as soon as the blades lose
contact. Be sure to turn both bolts equally. Then test that most of the
blades cut paper on both ends.
4. After the blades are properly adjusted, replace the adjustment locks and
firmly tighten the screws.
ATTENTION: If you have followed the directions for adjusting the blades
and are still not cutting paper on one or both sides of the mower, choose
the setting that maximizes the number of blades that cut paper and take
The tools required are an 11 mm wrench or socket and a Phillips screwdriver.
the mower out for a test pass. If the mower cuts to your satisfaction and the
blades do not make contact, you have adjusted the mower correctly. If the
1. With the mower resting on all four wheels, use the Phillips screwdriver to
loosen the adjustment lock screw (C) on both sides, then lift the adjustment mower does not cut to your satisfaction, the stationary blade and cutting
reel may be out of parallel alignment. If this is the case, proceed to Aligning
locks (D) over both adjustment bolts.
the Cutting Reel and Stationary Blade on page 12.
2. Turn the mower onto its side.
A
B
A
C
C
B
3. With the adjustment locks (D) lifted and turned to the side, adjust the
stationary blade by turning the adjustment bolts (E) as described below.
ATTENTION: When making adjustments, it is very important to turn both
adjustment bolts (E) with the same small adjustments (less than 1/8 of a turn
at a time) so the stationary blade is supported evenly on both sides. Never
turn one adjustment bolt without also turning the other the same amount.
If one bolt is turned significantly more than the other, one bolt will become
ATTENTION: If the cutting reel and stationary blade make contact, the
mower will be difficult to push and may dull the blades.
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• If the blades did not cut paper:
Move the whole stationary blade closer to the cutting reel by making
small counter-clockwise turns on both ends until the blades just barely
come into contact. Then make small clockwise adjustments on either
end until the blades no longer touch. Be sure to turn both bolts equally.
Adjusting the Blades
1. Ensure that the mower cannot roll forward by positioning it on a firm,
level surface with blocks in front of the rear wheels. Then raise the mower
to the highest position to improve access.
2. To check if the blades make contact with the mower resting on all
four wheels, slowly turn the cutting reel (A) forward, one blade at a time,
through a full rotation or two. If you hear scraping or feel resistance, skip
the remainder of this section and proceed to Adjusting the Blades on
page 11.
loose and be unable to properly support the stationary blade. If this occurs,
simply tighten the loose bolt so that both bolts have the same tension.
Checking Cutting Performance
IMPORTANT: The StaySharp™ Cutting System is engineered
to cut grass without contact between the blades. This cutting system
was precision-set during assembly. However, since slippage may occur
during shipping, handling or use, it is very important to check the cutting
performance prior to first use and periodically thereafter. Since slippage
can occur in two directions, two checks are required to evaluate cutting
performance — both checks need to be performed on both the left
and right side of the mower. Checking the cutting performance and
adjusting it as needed is the most important thing you can do to
ensure that your mower always performs optimally.
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Checking Cutting Performance
The tools required are an 11 mm wrench or socket, a Phillips screwdriver,
and a nail or small screwdriver.
1. Rest the mower on all four wheels. Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen
the adjustment lock screws on both sides, then lift the adjustment locks
over both adjustment bolts as shown in Adjusting the Blades on page 11.
2. Turn the mower onto its right side and loosen (but not remove) the
alignment cam locking bolt (A) using an 11 mm wrench or socket.
3. Locate the alignment cam adjustment window (B) on the bottom of the
left side plate. Through the window you will see the alignment cam (C), a
round disc with holes in it.
Note: The movement of the stationary blade will be very slight, so watch the
adjustment closely.
Safety Information
6. You may initially need to move the stationary blade away from the cutting
reel by turning the blade adjustment bolts clockwise to create room for the
stationary blade to move into the proper position.
Do not use mower if in poor health.
Do not operate with missing or damaged guards.
7. As you make adjustments, periodically check cutting performance as
described in Checking Cutting Performance on page 10. When most of the
blades cut paper on both ends without making contact, hold the alignment
cam (C) in place using the nail or small screwdriver and re-tighten the cam
locking bolt (A).
Always wear safety glasses, gloves and closed-toed shoes when
operating and maintaining your mower.
Never place hands, fingers or feet in the reel. When the reel is
spinning, it will cut.
8. Replace the adjustment locks and firmly tighten the adjustment
lock screws.
4. You will need to adjust both the alignment cam (C) and the blade
adjustment bolts to realign the stationary blade with the cutting reel.
Always remove debris from path of mower.
Always have sound footing when using mower, especially on wet
grass or on slopes (inclines).
A
Use safe lifting practices when moving mower.
Do not allow children under 12 to use mower.
Do not operate around children, other people or pets.
Do not run while using mower.
Do not use mower on surfaces other than grass.
Blade adjustment moves the
entire stationary blade toward
and away from the cutting reel.
Cam adjustment changes the
angle between the stationary
blade and cutting reel.
C
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outlined in this manual.
B
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Mowing Tips
For a healthy lawn, cut off no more than 1/3 of the grass length. To
maintain a healthy lawn and eliminate the mess created by very long grass
clippings, cut no more than 1/3 of the grass length at a time. If more than
1/3 of the length is removed, root growth will be impaired and the grass will
be stressed, making your lawn susceptible to weed invasion, disease and
poor appearance. If your grass gets too high, cut off 1/3 of the length, wait a
couple days, and then cut off another 1/3.
To prevent mower damage, clear the mowing area of debris in advance.
Before starting, inspect the area to be mowed and remove stones, mediumsized or larger sticks, trash and other debris.
If you hit hard debris, stop and inspect the blades. If you strike a stone,
large stick or other hard object with the cutting blades, stop mowing
immediately and check for a jam or damage. If the blades are damaged, pull
the mower backward to an appropriate work area and follow the instructions
in Care and Maintenance on page 17. Continuing to mow with damaged
blades may make repair impossible.
5. To adjust the alignment cam (C), insert a nail or small screwdriver into
one of the holes and slowly rotate it back and forth to determine which
direction brings the stationary blade back into parallel alignment with the
cutting reel.
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Your reel mower has been designed and engineered to deliver best-inclass cutting performance and a superior mowing experience. However,
there are several basic things you can do when mowing that will greatly
impact both your mower’s performance and your mowing experience.
If you have used a reel mower before, you will immediately appreciate
the advantages offered by the mower’s advanced cutting technologies
and design features. If this is your first reel mower, you will likely require
a short transition period as you adjust your mowing habits to maximize
efficiency and effectiveness. The information below will help both
experienced and new reel mower users enjoy all the benefits of the reel
mower. Also, remember that Fiskars customer service team and website
are both available to you should you need additional help.
Using Your Mower
Aligning the Cutting Reel and Stationary Blade
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Using Your Mower
Problem: The mower leaves some uncut blades
of grass.
Is your grass very long or are tall weeds present? If your grass is over 6"
long or tall weeds are present, they may be knocked down by the front of the
mower. If this happens, either pull these long stragglers by hand or make a
second mowing pass to cut them. To prevent this entirely, never let your grass
grow longer than 6".
For efficient mowing, cut your lawn in long, straight lines. Since
reel mowers only cut grass when they are moving, lay out your mowing
pattern to maximize the amount of long, straight runs and minimize
starts and stops. Overlapping wheel tracks will ensure a complete and
uniform cut.
Does the front of the mower rise off the ground? If the adjustable handle is
set too high, the force you exert when pushing the mower may cause the front
wheels to rise up off the ground, resulting in uneven cutting. If this happens,
refer to Adjusting Your Mower on page 8.
Precut a turnaround zone to ease turns against obstructions. If any
mowing run ends against an obstruction (garden, foundation, fence,
etc.), begin by making one or two mowing passes along the obstruction
to provide a turnaround zone.
Are the blades set improperly? While your mower’s cutting system was
precision-set during assembly, it is possible that some slippage may occur
during shipping, handling and operation. To check if the cutting system is set
properly, refer to Checking Cutting Performance on page 10.
Scotts® Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, Second Edition,
recommends the following cut heights:
Cool Season Grasses
Bluegrasses (2"–4")
Fescue (2"–4")
Ryegrass (2"–4")
Problem: The mower is hard to push or the reel
doesn’t spin freely.
Warm Season Grasses
Bermuda (½"–2")
St. Augustine (2"–4")
Zoysia (¾"–2")
Bahia (2"–4")
Are you trying to cut too much grass? The mower may become hard to
push or even clog if the cut height is set too low for the length of the grass
being cut. If this is the case, readjust the cut height so that you are cutting no
more than 1/3 of the length of the grass.
Are the blades making contact? While your mower’s cutting system was
precision-set during assembly, it is possible that some slippage may occur
during shipping, handling and operation. To check if the cutting gap is set
properly, refer to Checking Cutting Performance on page 11.
Problem: Turning the mower is difficult or requires
stooping.
Is the handle height set properly? If the adjustable handle is set too low,
turning your mower may require you to stoop over. If this happens, refer to
Adjusting Your Mower on page 8 for instructions on raising the handle.
Troubleshooting
To maximize cutting power, walk briskly. The cutting power of the
InertiaDrive™ Reel increases with the speed of the mower. This means
that the faster you walk, the better your mower will cut. While it is not
necessary to run, if you’re used to mowing at a very leisurely pace, try
walking just a little more quickly.
Problem: The mower makes a scraping or
tinging noise.
Is the cutting reel or stationary blade damaged? While your mower has
hardened blades, blade damage can still occur if rocks, concrete edges or
other hard debris are struck. If this happens, the damaged area of the blade
may cause a high-pitched sound when it passes the other blade. See Care
and Maintenance on page 16 for additional details.
Are the blades making contact? While your mower’s cutting system was
precision-set during assembly, it is possible that some slippage may occur
during shipping, handling and operation. To check if the cutting gap is set
properly, refer to Checking Cutting Performance on page 11.
Is the mower awkward to push? If the adjustable handle is set too high, it may
feel awkward while pushing. If this happens, refer to Adjusting Your Mower on
page 8 for instructions on lowering the handle.
Is the drive train obstructed? If you find that your mower becomes harder to
push, examine the ends of the reel and the wheels to see if grass clippings or
other debris have caused a jam. If an obstruction is present, clear it with a long
bristled brush or soft tool.
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Care and Maintenance
IMPORTANT: To ensure long-lasting performance, protect
your mower from impact during use and storage, keep it clean
and dry and practice regular maintenance as follows.
General Maintenance
Keep your mower dry to prevent rust. Your reel mower will perform
better for longer if it is kept dry. The precision-ground blade edges of the
cutting reel, stationary blade, the bearings that carry the cutting reel, and
the rear axle are most vulnerable to rust. If your mower does get wet, dry it
off with a towel and spray it with a rust preventative as soon as possible.
Lubricate moving parts at least once a season and prior to winter
storage to maintain peak performance. Your mower will push easier
and last longer if all moving parts are lubricated periodically. It is also
recommended that lubrication be applied any time the mower gets wet.
F
C
B
D
ATTENTION: Do not use solvents such as mineral spirits or kerosene to
clean your reel mower. They will damage the plastic.
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WARNING: The mower blades are sharp. Wear gloves when
performing this procedure, and keep fingers away from the interface
between the cutting reel blades and stationary blade.
Hint: It is recommended that a silicone-based lubricant be used.
A lubricant that leaves a dry film instead of an oily or tacky surface
is recommended in order to keep dirt, dust and grass clippings
from sticking to the reel blades.
To avoid further damage, repair any ding that causes the cutting reel
and stationary blade to touch as quickly as possible. With care, any
ding found can be repaired with little or no impact on your mower’s cutting
performance. Before beginning, get a narrow, fine file (like the one found
in the Fiskars Tool Care Kit, Model 7862) and position the mower on a firm,
level surface with blocked rear wheels to ensure that it cannot roll forward.
To remove the ding, file away only enough of the raised material to allow
the cutting reel to spin without making contact with the stationary blade.
File with long, straight strokes perpendicular
to the cutting edge of the blade, trying to
avoid removing material from the cutting
edge itself. When the raised edges are filed
down, check the cutting gap as described in
Checking Cutting Performance on page 10.
E
A
Keep your mower clean to eliminate potential jams and moisture that
could cause rust. Your reel mower will last longer and look better if it is
kept clean. After mowing, use a broom or long-bristled brush to clean any
grass clippings or other loose debris from the mower — especially around
the cutting reel and the bottom of the drive system cover. Removing grass
clippings prevents cutting and drive system jams and eliminates trapped
moisture that could cause rust.
Cutting Reel Bearings (A): Spray lubricant on both ends of the cutting reel
shaft where the grey cutting reel meets the black side plate.
ATTENTION: Do not use a garden hose to wash your mower. Storing the
mower wet will cause rust to form.
Front Wheel Axle Bolts: Use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry off the
orange hubcap (F). Apply lubricant around the axle bolt.
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Inspect your blades at least once a season and anytime your mower
strikes a hard object. While your reel mower features Fiskars’ exclusive
StaySharp™ Cutting System with hardened steel blades, blade damage
may still occur if rocks, concrete edges or other hard debris are struck.
Before checking for blade damage, ensure that the mower cannot roll
forward by positioning it on a firm, level surface with blocked rear wheels.
Examine the entire length of the ground edges on all five cutting reel
blades and the stationary blade. If a dent or ding is found, determine if the
ding causes the cutting reel blade and stationary blade to touch. To do
this, slowly pull the cutting reel downward while listening for scraping and
feeling for resistance in the area of the ding. If there is no contact, there is
no need to repair the ding. Simply treat it with rust preventative and
re-inspect periodically in case raised edges appear with continued use.
Cut-height Adjustment: Spray lubricant in each of the adjustment holes (B) as
well as on the pin (C) that will be visible when the knob is pulled out.
Rear Wheel Axle Bolts (D): Spray lubricant on the rear wheel axle bolts on the
inside between the swing arm cover (E).
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WARNING: The mower blades are sharp. Wear gloves when
performing this procedure, and keep fingers away from the interface
between the cutting reel blades and stationary blade.
ATTENTION: Do not use a power tool to repair blades. Too much steel
will be removed, resulting in severe blade damage and greatly reduced
cutting performance.
To Maintain Peak Cutting Performance. Your reel mower features a
non-contact StaySharp™ Cutting System that cuts grass without the reel
and stationary blades actually touching. Under normal usage conditions,
StaySharp™ blades should stay sharp for the life of the mower. In the
unlikely event that the blades on a heavily used reel mower begin to
show signs of wear, Fiskars recommends backlapping to restore the
blade edges (backlapping compound available in Fiskars’ Blade
Maintenance Kit, Model 6215).
Care and Maintenance
ATTENTION: Fiskars does not recommend sharpening your reel mower.
The equipment and processes used in home sharpening kits, and even by
many professional sharpeners, will likely not be able to achieve the strict
tolerances required to maintain the non-contact nature of the StaySharp™
Cutting System.
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StaySharp Plus
™
Model Number: 6207
Número de modelo: 6207
Fiskars Brands, Inc.
2537 Daniels Street
Madison, WI 53718
1-877-201-3260
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