KM 56 RC-E - $219.95 DSRP


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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
Print Spec Sheets
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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    Loop Handle
    The loop handle (R) is an adjustable rounded handle mounted on the shaft for support and control. The handle is designed to help control the machine in different positions, ideal for reaching tough spots. The handle is large enough to accommodate a gloved hand comfortably.
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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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    GSX Glasses
    STIHL GSX Protective Glasses feature adjustable temples allowing a customized fit and a soft nose pad that offers comfort that lasts all day. Polycarbonate glasses with impact-resistant lens provide 99% UV protection.
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    Innovative keyed thumb stitching for super comfort and gripping ability. Sizes available S, M, L, XL.
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    Hearing protectors with AM/FM tuner and MP3 capable. 

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KM 56 RC-E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 108.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Continuous problems with interchangeable shaft I purchased this system for my husbands Christmas present. The very first time the product was used the trimmer got stuck in the shaft. I have since had the product back to the dealer for warranty repair approx. 8 times. Each time I use one of the attachments gets stuck. The dealer continues to "fix", but the issue has not been resolved. Very poor design.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this product is overly difficult to use--particularly the string feed. i plan on returning this product as soon as possible. it is overly difficult to use an edit is not an efficient tool.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use great product this is by far the best investment i have made. all attachments , and i have many , hold up great and do the job intended, plenty of power . we use this at least once a week and sometimes more . from weed eating to edging , tilling ,sweeping . i love the fact that i have so many tools and only one engine . first start of the day takes three pulls , after that it always starts on the first pull
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save you some trips to the dealer Bad quality. It's keeps breaking ,the attachments keeps getting stocked in the unit. I have been using 6 times in the course of 1 year of owning the KM-56. So far it's been a nightmare. I Would not recommend this unless your want to keep taking it back to the dealer.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk features Bought this Motor and the weed eater and edger attachment, been back to the store twice already going back for the third time in three weeks. First the edger worked for 20 feet then quit working. Now where you attach them together is broke. Just what I thought before I bought them it wasn’t a good setup but the salesman talked me into it. I own three other Stihl products and never had any trouble with them. Not happy with it at all.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Required 2 fixes within 1 year of ownership Bought this system as an upgrade assuming it wouldn't have the problems of a cheaper brand. Hasn't been the case with this system. Required 1 attachment fix and 1 engine fix within the first year..
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool for typical homeowner I have about a 2 acre yard and have a my share of flower beds and gardens. I also have more than enough trees. This tool is by far my "go to" for any yard work I have. I have used it over the past 7 years to do all of my edge/trimming, trimming trees with the pole saw, and cultivating my flower beds and garden. I only have the 3 attachments as of now, but it has always been my favorite and most reliable yard tool I own. It was the first STIHL product I ever owned and because of it I will always look to STIHL from now on for anything else they make that I need. I used to mix the oil and gas for it, now I just buy the pre-mix and its never failed to start for me, or had any problems running. I HIGHLY recommend this for the homeowner that needs to do different things around the yard and who wants something reliable that gets the job done right!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is by far the best product The product I purchased is easy to handle, It is very light and safe. It starts with ease and I can add different attachments to it with little or no Everett. I like the safety guard, I also purchased the pre mix gas and oil which makes it so easy.
Date published: 2017-11-09
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