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KM 56 RC-E

This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

KM 56 RC-E
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 50reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Homeowner Multi-Tool I bought this power head along with an edger, leaf blower, curved-shaft trimmer, tree trimmer, and hedge trimmer. It always starts first pull with a few pushes on the primer. The throttle response is amazing. It is also very light for its power output, which is nice if you do a lot of trimming. Plus, it is easy to service, change attachments, and doesn't take up a lot of space. I can trim with this for 2 hours without a harness and still keep going. Even though its a homeowner model, I have done lots of work for different people with it. Overall, a great purchase for anyone looking to do major work around their home. February 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I would not purchase this product if given another choice. This product is hard to start as well as heavy and unbalanced. The trimmer is difficult to use and get the correct angle for edging around beds. As I use the edger it is becoming easier. After rainfall (next day) edger clogs up every 30 feet +/-.The blower is just ackward to use. However there is plenty of power. February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome product, great features. I enjoy this product both in power and versatility. It has more attachments than I thought and is great for someone who has a larger or smaller yard. January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great setup I purchased this 2 years ago with the straight string trimmer, straight edger, and bush blade. Everything works great. The parts interchange very nicely and with ease. It has plenty of power to drive all three attachments. In having one motor and several attachments seems to allow more bang for your buck and minimized maintenance issues. December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a great homeowner entry level KombiMotor. Outstanding value for the investment. I have been using commercial grade Stihl Tools for the lsat 15 years as a Maintenance Supervisor and a Facilities Director. I made sure every property I managed that had it's own landscaping crew was using Stihl Products as fast as I could get them. There is simply no better lineup of landscaping tools to be had. Once I used Stihl at work I began to buy Stihl products for my house. The Kombisystem is a system before it's time! I own a commercial system and just bought the KM 56 RC- E, which accepts all tools the commercial system uses and is easy start. As A disabled Veteran I appreciate the Easy Start system and would love to see it on all Stihl motor heads.Keep up the good work and If you need a field tester for your products send them my way! BAYOU LANDSCAPING IN VALPARAISO FLORIDA AND MINNIE ROCK!!! Stop in and see her. December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good quality equipment Bought this with the string trimmer and a pole saw and exstention. Huge improvement over standing on the top of a ladder and firing up a chainsaw. Pleanty of HP. Can't wait to try a new attachment. Money well spent. December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredible I was simply amazed at the power of this unit. I purchased this head with the straight trimmer and cant believe how well it works and how much power is delivered to the trimmer line. I would highly recommend this power head to anyone with a reasonable amount of yard work to do. although it is not cheap, not having to buy one of the big box store trimmers every year or two will save you money in the long run. If you're a homeowner buy their 2 stroke oil and you will get a 4 year warranty instead of 2 year. Cant say enough about it, if you're on the fence just go get it, you wont be sorry. September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Difference from a big box store 4 cycle I had a 4 cycle model that I bought a few years back from a big box store and it recently died. I was evaluating to go with an Echo or a Husqvarna from the big box stores and was talking to a friend at work. He said he bought Stihl and loved them and said check them out. So I looked at prices and warrantees for each and read the reviews. So I went with a Stihl since it was very similar price, friend's recommendation, and we had a great Stihl chainsaw growing up.Man am I happy. This unit works so much better than the 4 stroke from the big box store. It actually has so much power I get done half the time I did in the past for my hard. The edger attachment is amazing. Powers through and makes my yard look great. I also have gotten the bush trimmer. Tons of power it cuts through 1/2 limbs with ease.The easy start system makes this such an easy start it is almost unbelievable. Fantastic feature. Worth every penny.I would recommend this unit to anyone. You really would be foolish not to buy a Stihl. I think any other product would just be a waste of money. Get a Stihl!!! September 19, 2013
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