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KM 56 RC-E

This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

KM 56 RC-E
KM 56 RC-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait? So happy I bit the bullet and purchased it! I got the Weed Wacker and Edger heads. Was amazed at how quickly they take care of the trimming and edging. I see the blower and pole saw attachments in the near future. I strongly recommend purchasing.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only used three times so far When it was demonstrated for me, it seemed to run a little rough. Was told that after using it a short time, it would smooth out. Starts very easily. I've only used it three times so far, but it is still running a little rough. At full throttle, feels like there is an engine miss. I expected it to run smoother. Maybe after I use it more, it will break in.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use switch out attachments Really love using the KombiMotor and attachments. It is well balanced and so easy to add and change out the attachments.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very versatile yard tool This is my second multitool and like it alot.cafsafvsdfvsd
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spent much more on Troy Bilt So far, this system has actually cost less than my Troy Bilt conbi system. With the amount of personal labor and factory repair costs I had to put out for the Troy Bilt and its accessories, I'm money ahead after the first year. Not only that, but the Stihl combi system has so much more power, I get done with the yard work faster and have more time to spend with the family.I wish I had done this years ago.Thanks
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I expected from STIHL. Quality, Dependability, Durability. I have had STIHL products for years. From Chain Saws to Trimmers. I moved and sold my yard tools. All of them. I moved south and figured I would move in a community that supplied all the work done. I did not move into that type of community. So I had to purchase new equipment . STIHL was my first thought. I had STIHL products for many many years and never had any issues with them. I purchased a Kombi system. Very easy to use and you can hang the attachments up in a small area. I purchased the Trimmer, Blower , and Edger. I love this system. I have had it for 3 1/2 years now.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I thought I run KM 130R all day long. Just wanted an light one for the fast jobs. And a backup power head. Wow not bad. Powerful and light. Good tool for the money home use.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I highly recommend. See my comments and suggestions. I bought the previous version many years ago.It was great. A friend of mine borrowed it and tried to adjuist the fuel mixture to make it run faster and burned my engine up. My advice, don't do that. Not Stihl's fault, his. Leave that at factory spec or let the Stihl service guy check it. Don't be a shade tree mechanic like my buddy. The newer version is easier to start that the previous. I love that. It has plenty of power to do my edger (get the stihl edging system with the nylon blades) They last a long time and you dont have to fool with the trimmer feed liners. I also have the tiller and the sidewalk edger. What is nice is that I only pay for one motor. I also recommend buying the Stihl premixed fuel. It has no ethanol so it will not clog up the carburator during the winter when you are not using it. Yes it is more, but I have no problems with starting up, especially since I am using the same motor for each attachment. Fuel does not sit in it long like other devices. It is a great product and I highly recommend it. I got mine from an Ace Hardware store which has a Stihl certified mechanic should I have any problems.. I hope this is helpful information.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Safety Glasses REQUIRED I really like everything about this trimmer, except for the guard around the trimmer head. It is way to small, I can't tell you how many times I've been struck in the face by flying debris.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Spool line ran out within 1/2 tank of gas I've used many weed trimmers before, and this one ran out of line before I used 1/2 tank of gas. Worst weed trimmer I've ever owned.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have owned it for about 3 months and have just replaced the trimmer string. I have owned it for about 3 months and have just replaced the trimmer string. Starts easily just as the manual states.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine!! I bought a 'cheaper' weedwhacker a while back, lasted two whole seasons. The first year, it was ok - the next year, starting problems galore.I've had my Stihl Kombi for a year now - and it still starts better than the 'cheaper' one did the first time. Excellent product to say the least.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product for personal use. I have had mine kombi for about coming to 6yrs now and I absolutely love it. Mine took a beating because my wife ran over it but that was 5yrs ago and still going strong.. I just have the edger,blower and weed eater. Really easy to use and really powerful. I highly recommend it. Definately for a homeowner. can't say about commercial. Was trying to see if they have a heavy duty one but not sure if they don't make it anymore. But you definately won't be dissapointed...
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best investment in outdoor power equipment Last fall I purchased the Homeowner Kombi system to replace a home improvement store system. The Stihl system has done nothing but exceed my expectations. I initially purchased the motor, Brush Cutter, string trimmer head and Pole Pruner to maintain my ~ 1 acre yard. To start with, the motor has plenty of power to handle all my jobs. I was able to quickly trim branches on my trees, dispatch with some tough brush and the string trimmer makes easy work of trimming my yard. This spring, I added to my attachments with the Blower attachment. The blower is amazingly powerful. I even purchased the gutter kit to blow out my gutters.As the old saying goes, you really do get what you pay for. However, buying separate items at the home improvement store would have cost me just as much.To top it all off, these products are made in the USA.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile I have had the kombi system for two years and use it almost on a daily basis. It is very dependable and easy to maintain.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does a better job than I anticipated. Starts easy, trims, and blows. Easy starts, easy to put new line on, attachments change simple, performs well.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product has great performance First of service at C&L on Austin Hwy, San Antonio Tx was outstanding, answered all questions, provided the registration for the product on the spot. Walked me over to service area. They tested machine and explained startup steps. Machine works beautifully, easy start, great performance. I feel confident these folks will take care of My service needs on this machine.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best weedeater System!! It WAS IT WORTH THE MONEY!! Hands down the best lawn equipment ever invested. Powerful and easy to use. I would recommend a strap because it does get tire with time. Other then that well worth it.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Easily breaks down Engine broke down after less than 10 uses over a month or two of ownership. I've used stihl all my life. Worst product I have ever purchased from them.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from `plenty power mine is about a little over two years old,plenty of power. the pull cord and spark plug failed quickly. other than that is has been fine. i use the blower, line trimmer auto cut, and the metal blade. they all do a good job. i have used 5 gallons of fuel mixture so far. starts 4-6 pulls
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable, reliable, easy to start I think they are very reliable. For those of you with burnt pistons , you need to buy the pre-mixed gas. Mine is going on 5 years old and my mother has an earlier model that is still kicking. If you think its under powered buy a bigger model. I have 3 saws, this trimmer / pole saw, a br 600 back pack blower and the sh 56 shredder vac. I have had no problems. I have two different backpack blowers that only made it one season. They were not a STIHL product.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kombi connection ayatem This product has lots of power and performs the different jobs quite well.The downside is the connector system one has to be very careful putting different attachments otherwise it is possible to jam the attachment and have extreme difficulty pulling apart.Motor is very powerful and pulls throw many things without issue.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I love using the Kombi. I only have the string trimmer portion currently and will be adding a few more pieces over the next year. I have used it 5-6 times so far, it starts reliably, runs smooth and has great power. I haven't had to use full throttle at all. I use it along a 350 foot fence on both sides and the rest of my property, about 1/3 acre and has reduced my trimming time in half. I checked other makers and to get the same power required a 50% price increase. I anticipate this engine will provide all the power I need.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great single motor with outstanding attachments for around the house needs I started out with a Stihl 18" chainsaw, added a Stihl trimmer, and replaced an electric blower with a Stihl backpack blower (absolutely love the power). When my electric edger started giving me problems, I decided it was time to invest in a Stihl KombiMotor and add attachments as needed. So far I have the edger and just purchased the hedge trimmer. I could not be happier. The Stihl products start up easy, are easy to maintain, and make my life around the yard simpler. No cords, quality results, and takes less time than before, Life without a Stihl is a headache waiting to happen!
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Long Lasting Purchased product 4 years ago with line trimmer attachment and blower attachment when the product was the KM 55 R. Worked well until last weekend when it would not make full power, died at idle, would not restart and locked up while pulling the starter cord. After trouble shooting, discovered a hole in the piston, a broken connecting rod bearing and two crankshaft bearings that were no longer turning smoothly. Product has always been operated in accordance with manufacturers specifications. Estimated cost in parts alone does not make repair a sensible option. Will not purchase this product again.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weed eater' Every thing works fine except the string release and that is a piece of junk it has yet to release string have to take apart and unwind and re thread it and put if back together this is sad piece of equipment to all of the still products we have bought am going to see if another way to do the cutting. Thank youTommy herron
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life is now easier! Finally bought this head along with straight hedge trimmer and weed trimmer. Upgraded trimmer head with easy load type and got 4 year warranty on head to boot by buying Sthil oil! This system has been a hugh time saver. Was worried about the hedge trimmer capabilities but no worries. I have done more trimming in the last month than the last few years because it works. Stop throwing money away on cheap stuff that won't start.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! If you are tired of your gas trimmer and are thinking about cordless don't! I almost did the Stijl gas trimmer starts without effort,has way more power than needed,and hardly ever needs service! The fuel lines are top shelf.(completely different) they do not split like every other brand. The unit is solid and durable. Very happy I found Stijl products. No other brand for me.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product This is my second Stihl product. I have been using a Stihl backpack blower for over 5 yrs now and have not had a single problem. After dealing with a junk weed eater for some time I honestly couldn't wait for it to die just to get my hands on the Kombi system. This thing so far is rock solid and handles anything I throw at it around the yard. Can't wait to get my hands on a few more of the attachments. The quality of Stihl is unmatched in my opinion!
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely happy I originally was thinking of buying a lower power battery of electric weed wackier but after being shown the ease of operation and how the strap could be adjusted so it was balanced, I decided to pay the relatively small difference in price and purchase this better machine. I also purchased a set of plastic blades for the extremely course thickets. The ease of changing out the cutting heads was also a major sell point.Al - New Boston, NH
Date published: 2015-08-23
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