KM 56 RC-E

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This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

Product Description

Versatile doesn’t even begin to describe the capability packed into the KM 56 RC-E KombiMotor. This multi-tasking tool features a low-emission STIHL engine that delivers both power and fuel efficiency. The KM 56 RC-E and its optional STIHL KombiSystem attachments are great for a wide range of jobs around the yard, from trimming and cutting, to edging and clearing. And thanks to its Easy2Start™ system, the only thing standing between you and your day is an easy pull of the starter cord.



The STIHL KombiSystem is a family of multi-task tools, comprised of a STIHL KombiMotor and a comprehensive line of attachments. This line includes trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pruners, cultivators and more. Each attachment slides into the KombiMotor effortlessly and is secured via a quick-release coupling system. The KombiSystem offers great power and flexibility for space-conscious homeowners.



NOTE: STIHL KombiMotors and STIHL KombiSystem attachments are sold separately.

 

Model Features

  • 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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

KM 56 RC-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Stihl Great power and dependability. Not my first Stihl product for a reason. Never have had a problem
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Recurring issues with attachment driveshaft I bought this product back on August 2017. One month later I had an issue with the attachment. For some weird reason the attachment would come loose and get stuck in the sleeve of the Kombi powerhead. Took it back to the dealer, got it fixed under the warranty. Sometime later had the same issue. Again got it fixed due to still being under warranty. My concern is when the warranty expires. This issue is obviously a design/manufacturing flaw. Stihl Corporate USA should take moral responsibility for their products and make the situation righteous.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bulky unit not balanced I find the connections don’t last and need repairs. It is bulky to handle. The power is good. I bought Stijl based on name and reputation. I might try again.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features Very easy to start and change out trimmer head to edger attachment. I wish it was a little easier to change out trimmer line. But all in all it’s a great addition to our yard work making it faster to get finished. I also own a Stihl gas powered blower my wife loves it so easy for her to start.
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT VLEXABILITY Several tools all in one with only one motor to maintain.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 4 carburetor repairs in 4 years Had to rebuild the carburetor every year for the last 4 years at $85.00 a repair. And now for the 5 time will not stay running. I have always used the premixed fuel but does not seem to help.
Date published: 2018-09-21
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
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