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FS-KM Line Head Trimmer

This STIHL KombiSystem line head trimmer attachment is designed for trimming around obstacles.

FS-KM Line Head Trimmer
Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like a breath of fresh air I had brought my trimmer in for repairs. Here in Florida, August is a very busy time for the repair shop. After a couple of weeks, it was determined that the old one was not worth the repair. Enter this new trimmer.What a difference!! This machine trims grass like a hot knife through butter. My grass was very overgrown and thick.. My new Stihl made short work of a job I was partially dreading. It has plenty of power. Even throttling the motor back by more than half, I was able to cut through very thick St. Augustine grass (think very thick crabgrass) with no loss in power. The motor seems to have more than ample torque.The tap design meters out just enough line so one tap is all that is needed. The balance is good and there is virtually no vibration. Because I am able to throttle back the motor so much, this trimmer is much quieter than my previous trimmer. And, it probably used less gas.I have had this system for over 6 years. Both the edger and hedge trimmer are still working flawlessly. Here in Florida, we tend to the grass and yard all year around. So, this would be the equivalent to many more years in cooler climates. September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powerful product With the KM 130R, this has so much power that you almost can even use it lightly. There's no feathering it. But overall, a very reliable and good product. August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product! I have this attachment on a KM90R. Together, these two tools are an absolute terror on all but the thickest weeds such as full grown bull thistles. The only times I could maybe use a little more power, is with very thick fine tall grass.The cutting head itself performs beautifully. It does not plug easily, the line bumps reliably, IMO the head is relatively simple to reload with line, and meets 100% of my expectations.I typically run .105 diameter line for better durability against the thick weeds.Also, something not mentioned, is that this head is easily converted to run saw blades with a modest hardware change. The KM90R handles a saw blade with plenty of power.BTW, There are some complaints of line breaking, but I suspect that is a line weakness issue and NOT an issue with the 25-2 Autocut head. July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Somewhat disappointing in the design Bought this tool as part of the Kombi system and have been somewhat disappointed, mainly due to problems with the bump and go design. While the tiller tool works great, the trimmer isn't as great. Have found it tedious to load new line and more difficult to get the head off to pull the line back out after it has retracted, which occurs quite often. You need to carry a screwdriver with you because it is extremely difficult to release the cover on the line container without it. I spend more time pulling the line back out or reloading new line in than I spend trimming. It is also a rather heavy trimmer, which makes it more difficult to use when edging, but this is probably due more to the motor weight than the tool. The Stihl engine works great, starts easy, but the trimmer attachment is not of equal quality of design. (BTW, the instruction manual is of little value when it comes to how to load the line or the bump & go feature.) June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by A Beast for Occasional Homeowner Use I had a line issue too when using a mid-grade line from a box store. I went to the Stihl dealer, watched him wrap it with Stihl line, and my problems vanished.I also keep it pretty clean and it's not heavily used. But the problem I had constantly last season is now completely vanished. Looking forward to doing heavier work with brush saw at a friend's farm this weekend. June 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by VERY BAD PRODUCT FROM A GOOD COMPANY The Autocut head is worthless. The line fuses to itself or cuts off to wear it can't thread thru the eyelets no matter how many times you bump it. You have to stop what you're doing, open up the head and thread the line thruogh the eyelets or pull the line apart because it fuses to itself. When you do this it probabbly will unwind and you'll have to rewind the spool again. A total piece of junk. DON'T BUY THIS! YOU'LL BE SORRY!!!Stihl is a great company. My Kombi motor starts virtually every time. Great power.Stihl is too good a company to put out junk like the Autocut.The good news is if you are buying for the first time or if you unfortunately already bought the Autocut there is a remedy. Buy the FIXCUT HEAD. It works great.You put two 8 inch pieces of line into the eyelets and you're good. When they wear down pull them out and put two new ones in. Easy as cake. As bad as the Autocut is, is as good as the FIXCUT is FIVE STARS!!!!! May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Machine I am awed by the power of this system. I've used the standard home store trimmers for years and would have to replace them every season or two. The only reason that I did not rate it excellent across the board is because I also had the line breakage issues noted by other reviewers. I don't think this is a design flaw, more that the stock line that comes loaded in the head is just brittle and breaks easily. I plan to use some higher quality line when it comes time to re-spool and expect this issue to go away. September 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Made well with good features I have arthritis in my back and the straight shaft puts a lot more strain on my back than my previous curved shaft trimmer that I owned. Other than that, this is a very well made piece of equipment. For me, that was the only draw back. September 5, 2013
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