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HL-KM 135° Adjustable Hedge Trimmer

This STIHL KombiSystem adjustable hedge trimmer attachment lets you cut at different angles without the need for additional tools.

HL-KM 135° Adjustable Hedge Trimmer
Rated 5 out of 5 by 10reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Investment in Great Hedgetrimmer I needed a better alternative to an old Black & Decker electric trimmer. I read other reviews and hesitated purchasing due to the cost. I'm sorry I waited so long and overjoyed that I finally made the purchase, adding to my edger on the Kombi System.After a period of acclimation, I fell in love with this trimmer. It's longer/bulkier than my old solution (heavier too) but once I adjusted to the new form factor I never looked back.The trim job on my hedges is better than ever! I love the control of the trimmer and the articulating end is simple to adjust on the fly. I don't even hesitate to adjust it frequently according to the's that easy.All in all, I wish I had purchased this earlier. The Kombi power head is more than powerful enough and the build quality of the hedge trimmer is quite impressive. And wow, is this trimmer ever sharp! Keep your fingers away! (don't ask) July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackberries goodbye! Bought this new. That same day I started cutting down the blackberry vines behind the home. I was cutting uphill as far over my head as I could reach. Cuttings were falling onto my back. I was too happy to be bothered by the pain. The vines were so tall that I discovered a group of 20-foot tall fir trees after I got done!Maintenance:After each use, I idle the blades and spray them with WD40. I also grease the head: two 13mm hex plugs, three shots from a small grease gun, and once in a while I place a thimble of grease on the exposed drive cable in the other end.One "weak" point is the plastic collar on the cable end as it gets torn up if you use it as much as I use it: I bought a couple spares and replace them as needed.Storage:The plastic cover kept falling off so I got a piece of fire hose and a small bungee and it stays put. The stock end-plug also kept falling off so I bought a 4-pack of soft rubber chair feet and plug the cable end when I detach it.Caution:This blade will cut right through a chain-link fence like a hot knife goes through butter. Don't ask!This item is vastly under-rated. It will not let you down! June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is an excellent trimmer. I originally bought this trimmer to trim the grass around the pond since it has a 3 foot steep bank. It worked great for this task but I have found I am constantly using it to trim the hedges and trees. It is easy to use and easy to handle. I have a 9 foot hedge around the yard and I can keep it manicured with this trimmer. Very pleased with the unit. May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hard worker Bought this and the cultivator. I have used the trimmer with great results. It cuts like it's hungry and with the angle head to top tall hedges. Terrific! January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Task specific tool Even though this tool is part of a combi system it has no weak link as far as i can see. Very versatile tool excellent for cutting hard to reach high hedge work, adjustment angle does not seem limiting and very easily adjusts on the fly, I'm using it with the home owner combi kit because its about one pound lighter and delivers only slightly less power, so fatiguge is not a problem nor is power, Excellent task specific tool would highly reccomend August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for keeping steep hillsides trimmed Using to steep hillside trimmed. Have not found and easier way and I have been looking. A workhorse. Could be lighter, but I will trade the extra strength and durability for weight. I like equipment that works when I pull the cord and this does. Based on my positive experience that I have had with other Stihl Equipment I expect this to keep my hillsides clear for years. August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer to have! I love shaping and sculpting my tall trees into large round spheres (10' diameters), and this tool works great! The adjustable angles are awesome! I also own a Stihl HS 45 standard hedge trimmer for my smaller shrubs and bushes, and this attachment works just as good, if not better, than the HS 45. I use this attachment in conjunction with the KM 90 R and the HT-KM shaft extension for my big trees. Be very careful, this hedge trimmer attachment is razor sharp!!! July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IT Works with a caviet I just did a couple of hours worth of work with this attachment. It does do the job of cutting very well, but there are some issues. For high work it is great. For low work it is more than great. For up close right in front of you it is not quite worthless, as it cuts very well, but is hard to operate. In this application it is not well balanced.If I was going to do a lot of trimming, I would relocate the handle and strap mounting bracket of the power head to the shaft of the trimmer. This would partially cure the problem, but is not an acceptable solution.OK, YOU GUY'S AT STIHL PAY ATTENTION HERE...This unit needs a short stub shaft that would attach directly to the power head (or a pole extension)...Like about 6 inches worth... Yea yea, there might be an issue with using the accessory extension pole with double couplings, but again there is a simple solution..."""The accessory stub shaft"""!!!I have already looked at the cutting head, and the shaft coupler...What we have here is a NO BRAINER!!!My God people...Two torx screws on the cutter head must be loosened, the shaft removed, and the stub shaft installed. Re-tighten the torx screws, attach the trimmer to the power head and go to town!!!While your at it throw in an extra rubber shaft cover to keep dirt out of the original shaft and You would have the deal of the century...I WANT ONE...I want it so badly, that I am going to buy an extension pole and make it myself. Again this will be a simple task, but I am not going to explain the details for liability issues.Now get on it...This accessory will sell like hotcakes!!!In closing, High or Low...It's the way to go.A solid well built unit.I gave it a 5 star rating, because it dose the job it was intended to do quite admirably, and it would not be fair to down grade it.BUT IT SCREAMS FOR THE STUB SHAFT...It would then be A WORLD CLASS UNIT!!! June 15, 2013