KM 56 RC-E - $219.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price KM 56 RC-E DSRP:  $219.95

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This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

One engine with many tools to handle a variety of tasks is one way to describe the STIHL KombiSystem. Powered by a STIHL low emissions engine, this unit and its optional attachments are great for use around the home to perform a variety of tasks, from edging to trimming to sweeping and even blowing. The KM 56 RC-E features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system that eliminates the need for a strong, fast ...Read More
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KM 56 RC-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu in)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
Weights shown are for powerheads only.
Model Features
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    13 optional attachments available 
    Create a custom yard care system with up to 13 optional attachments – trim, edge, cultivate, prune, clean up and more!
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Quick-Release Coupling
    The quick-release coupling system makes it easy to switch between Kombi attachments. In addition, this feature allows KombiSystem equipment to be dismantled into two parts for easy transport and storage and then re-assembled quickly without tools.

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    Split Shaft
    A split shaft and special toolless quick-release coupling lets you easily switch between attachments, making the KombiSystem highly versatile as well as easy to transport and store.
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    Electronic Ignition Module
    The electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle help makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor when pushed, reducing the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operation.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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KM 56 RC-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool for Around the House I purchased the Kombi system with the string trimmer. I have been looking at replacing my battery operated string trimmer with a gas powered one because I hated the loss of power I would experience in the middle of trimming my lawn. I knew STIHL was a market leader and so I wanted to incorporate this brand in my next purchase. I settled on the Kombi so I can expand the use in the future. I plan on purchasing the hedge trimmer along with the bed definer or edger in the future.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adaptable with great power It's great to have only one engine with multiple attachments and not have to compromise on power and dependability.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great residential multi-tasking tool with a strong motor. Worth every penny, well worth every dollar. Strong motor with more power than any other residential product on the market. A great investment, purchased the head and trimmer first and the curved edger second. Invest in the quick change trimmer head over the standard. The curved edger has plenty of power and it easy to use. Use premium non-ethenal gas and Stihl 2 cycle oil and your motor will run great. Change the air and fuel filter yearly too. The power and dependability of Stihl makes their products worth every penny, well dollar. GS in Germantown, TN.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasure to Use Just what I expected from Stihl - top notch quality. Blown away how professional & helpful the whole purchase experience was. The KM 56 RC-E is so much easier to use with the curved edger attachment then my old walk behind edger I have been using for the last 30 years. Plenty of power for my needs. It even makes a cleaner edge than my walk behind. Starts right up every time. Can't wait for the next accessory which should be the blower.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Right Tool What a difference having a quality tool makes. Nearly 20 years ago, as a fire fighter instructor in the Australian Defence Force, I would train future emergency responders on the use of chainsaws. Stihl were the brand we used at the school. So I have known for a long time that Stihl products are high quality and designed to be reliable and easy to use. That being said, for a long time I have been trying to get away with using weed eaters from cheaper brands. Finally after going through 4 of them in the last 3 years, I came to my senses and bought the Kombi with the FS KM Line attachment that has an AutoCut 25-2 head.I should have done this years ago. It is ridiculously easy to start, runs smooth and powered through the work in my yard with ease. I live in a rural area and have a drainage ditch that runs about 80 yards along the front of our property. The sides of the ditch are too steep to mow. This has always been a real chore, however I was impressed with how well the Kombi ripped through it, and I got the job completed quicker than I have ever done in the past.I said to my wife that if she ever wants to get me something for Xmas, birthdays etc that she can just get an attachment for the Kombi.Glad I have it.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for a homeowner This was a great purchase. Not a cheap big box piece of equipment. Cranks up very easily and runs strong. I have a half acre with a fence and sidewalk/driveway and it does everything that I ask. Plenty of power to do homeowner jobs. I purchased the weed eater and curved edger attachments.I would like to see more information on the warranty when purchased - that is a big factor for me on a purchase like this.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best grass trimer I have owned This is the best trimer I have ever owned got it at a very good price with 50% off atachment.I have always wanted to own a STIHL this machine is very easy to use starts great every time easy to handle and helps the job at hand to complete faster. Line is very easy to extend and lasts longer than other machines that I have owned.Hope this review helps you .
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes work easy I recently moved to a house that was overgrown with weeds. The lawn hasn't been edged in years either. The weed trimmer attachment took all the tough stuff out and didn't bog down once. The edger cut through the dirt like a hot knife through butter. It was a piece of cake switching the attachments out and even easier to start. That completed my switch to Stihl equipment. Great products at a great price!
Date published: 2017-03-22
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