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KM 56 RC-E

This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

KM 56 RC-E
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 58reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Km 56 Rc-E Love this machine..I only have one engine to upkeep and store but I have the flexabilty to add any number of attachments... Cranks easily and has plenty of power for what I need to do around the house. June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CANT BEAT THE PRICE FOR THE OPTIONS I bought this unit with 2 attachments. The line trimmer and the cultivator. Could not have been more impressed!! I had some over grown beds on a new house I bought and this thing couldn't be stopped. I cut and dug some old bushes out and this just ripped the roots out and tilled with ease. Plenty of power for a typical home owner. Had it for 2 years now and I use MOTOMIX everytime and I haven't brought it in for service yet. Unit sat all winter unused and 4 pulls and it was up and running in the Spring!!! What more can you even hope for? June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exactly what I needed I eliminated several tools with this purchase. It starts perfectly every time, I have used stihl saws forever and now I will use stihl for all my other chores as well. June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Homeowner must! Bought this to replace a edger, weed eater and a leaf blower. Stihl is hands down best product on the market. Have had other inferior brands they don't even come close , will only buy Stihl from now on. June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent unit, very pleased. Pruning attachment bent very easily, other than that, very good. May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Piece of equipment! I bought this the other weekend, I've used it pretty much all day for two days trying to get caught up. It starts like a champ, and is very rugged. I wouldn't recommend any brand but Stihl. May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally some quality and durability Everyone knows Stihl is not the cheapest and now I know why. I purchased the powerhead with the straight shaft string trimmer attachment after my craftsman string trimmer head grenaded the second season I owned it. I was reluctant to spend the money but my dad had bought a ms250 chainsaw a couple years prior and loved it. He puts up 8-10 cords of wood a year (has probably put up 100 cords with it at this point) and the thing has been a real workhorse so I decided that I would give Stihl a shot. I could tell right away that these things are engineered with precision because of how smooth running and responsive it is. After a using it a couple times I was hooked. Next I bought an edger, which I have no complaints about. The following year I received the cultivator attachment for fathers day. Wow! I wouldn't have thought that the little motor was gonna be able to turn over beach sand. I was wrong! The thing is like a power shovel. I use it to open my small garden every year but most impressively, I used it to excavate an approach to the second stall of my garage. Sod is a pain to chew through but only because the thing is so light that you need to add a lot of down pressure. Which is exactly what I did. As of this writing I'm about to go purchase the blower attachment. I love only needing one power head for do many implements. Only one engine to maintain which I am yet to need to do going into my fourth season with it. Buy the right tool once! May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wouldn't use anything else I have always used stihl products and love them. If stihl made a gas powered pushmower along side there battery mower i would buy a gas powered one in a heartbeat and sell my current mower. I would love to be an all Stihl person. Love there products and never think about buying anything else. April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great tool I have been very impressed by this tool. Lots of power and great quality. My only gripe is that it really isn't made for tall people. I am 6'04" and I have to bend down quite a bit. Still I am very impressed. The people over at Chino Mower have been great to. The crew there is always friendly and willing to answer all my questions. Thumbs up to Stihl and Chino Mower February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to start bought for the power sweep. i cant believe how easy this to start even at 10 degrees f. this has good power. will by more attchments soon. January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy with purchase I am very happy with this Kombi unit, it starts very easy thanks to the easy start feature. I will stay with that feature in future purchases.I purchased this to use the power sythe for trimming around the pond and not throw grass in the pond, and now I use it for most of my trimming. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product I bought this Kombi power head with a string trimmer 20 years ago based on recommendation of Reynold's in Fishers Indiana. Still statrs easy and runs strong. Good power in lightweight unit. I bought a brush head attachment recently to clear heavy weèds and light brush. When I asked about what brush attachment would be best, the same salesman that helped me 20 years ago still the record of my unit! I've bought several pro saws and a leaf blower...All Stihl of course. Every Stihl I have start and run great. I do always use ethanol free gas with Stihl Ultra 2 cycle mix. Stihl products , advice, parts and service on as far away as your nearest Stihl dealer. Dont even think that you can get this at a big box store. December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product saves me time I had looked a kombi system for a few years. After my old weedeater finally bit the dust I took the plunge. I asked my stihl rep if it was really worth going to the pro series and she assured me this would be plenty powerful enough for me, and boy was she right. It starts like a dream and runs like a champ. I picked up the straight shaft weedeater and the hedge trimmer and there is no doubt in my mind I made the right decision just wish I had done it sooner. I can't wait to add more tools to get even more use. October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best one I ever owned Nice to change heads very easy to do saves a lot of time August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adequate power for edging and easy to start. The kombi system accepts ryobi attachments without a issue. This power head has more than enough power to edge with and I stepped down from the commercial line due to the power in this head. Great tool and easy to start. Get the stihl gas and extend the warranty another year. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tool. Great tool, easy to start. If this tool is Half as good as as my old trimmer i'll be a happy man it was 14 years old when it wore out. August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Tool Versatile, light weight, easy to start, and easy to operate. August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KM56RC-E This is the yard tooI always wanted. It starts on command and has consistent power through out use. Its easy to clean because of the all metal construction. The ability to use multiple tools makes it nearly the only machine I need for my yard. When I bought the 6 pack of oil, I increased my warranty. Get the Oil!! I'm looking forward to my next attachment. Thanks Stihl. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by works great works great the last one was 10 years old still running and someone stoled it July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful and versitle. I have had the KM56 RC for eight months and have the line trimmer and tree trimmer attachments. The power head is more than strong enough to operate both attachments. Quality construction. July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I should of bought a STIHL a long time ago great product, lots of power, will never need to buy another trimmer July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powerful, easy to start, .080 string feeds very easy through the head, and STIHL line is very durable. I was tired of going through cheap weedeaters every other year. The STIHL Kombi works like a champ. I use the STIHL oil, and got double the warranty. Bought the edger attachment, and love it. Can't go wrong with a STIHL. Would buy another one in a heartbeat. July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Had similar products from other brands that weren't made as well. Attachments fit snug and tight on Stihl, other brands were loose. Ran throught two motors in 8 years with other brands, should have bought a Stihl motor a long time ago. July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best tool in my garage This kombi is the best tool I own from the trimmer to the blower sweeper to pole saw it does it all and if you don't have one get to your stihl dealer and get it you won't be sorry I'm not July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great yard tool. Mainly purchased this with a string trimmer to maintain a slope a lawnmower can't navigate. The slope is 40 x 100 ft. and infested with heavy weeds over 12" high approx. This unit tackled this with no problem. I've edged and maintained the slope several times and I still have plenty of string in the trimmer head.This is well worth the investment, performs better than the local box store brand I had returned. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sooooo easy to start I was looking for a new string trimmer to replace my hard to start trimmer. The dealer suggested the KM56RC, and showed me the selection of attachments that are available.I am very impressed with the performance of the unit and how easy it is to start, and my wife has no problems starting it either. June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent concept and value; only issue is attachments are difficult to remove I have two attachments I have used with this head to date (I've purchased everything in the last three months) and both attachments stuck int the head every time I have used them. When I get the attachment free, I find the shaft stuck in the head. I have to work another several minutes to get the shaft out getting lubricant everywhere. Not ideal.Otherwise, for the time have owned the head and attachments the performance met or exceeded my expectations. It has been easy to start. It stores easily. It is versitle. June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very versatile commercial grade product Wanted a commercial grade product for home owner use very flexible with all the optional equipment available no reason to buy any other brand June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This thing rocks It's pricey, but worth it. I have the blower, weed wacker, and edger. It is very convenient to have them all run off the same motor. It speeds up the job. The system is also very powerful. June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Jaguar of trimmers As a kid, I gawked at my favorite car drive by and told my friends and self that I'd own one some day. My father had his Toyota and a Craftsman lawn products, which are very reliable. I drove that car until it had over 200,000 miles, but the edger and mower didn't last that long. As a young adult I could only afford the Toyota and the Craftsman. I now own the Jaguar and the Stihl weedeater that is reliable and long lasting that all my friends would tell me.This thing was everything I imagined it would be. I've owned it for over 5 weeks and am proud to be the owner of the best product the lawn care company has to offer. Their is a slight vibration that eventually subsided a bit, changing the string requires a screwdriver (or flat blade) to unhinge the cover, and it spins backwards which takes getting used to. Yet, the vibration is nothing compared to other products, it had more horsepower than my Jag (not really, but it's powerful), easy to start, and the accessories are made with quality in mind. I highly recommend this product because you'll never want to buy a different one again. April 28, 2014
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