Can one of you Stihl guys tell me what the difference is in the KM 85 kombi system vs getting one of the FS series that has interchangeable head tools. I suspect the shaft is different but dont know. Im interested in a multi tool. I have a good redmax trimmer already and their muti tool is a little high in price. I want one for a hedger and edger. I hear the argument about solid shaft equipment but when I look in the new Stihl catalog it looks like the FS series is a cable as well. Can someone please educate me!
The Kombi system is for the "split boom" type set-up by the looks of it on their website ( http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/multi_attach.html ),. The others are just heads that go on the power units. However, it DOES say that these will fit on like the FS85, so I'm not sure. Myself, I bought the FS85 stickedger, and bought the broom attachment with it. I now have a great tool that serves me throughout the whole season. My extended hedge trimmer is a dedicated unit, and is not as long as the entire trimmer power unit would be. I think a whole unit, with a pivoting head at the end would be a bit heavy and cumbersome.
Do you guys know anything about the life cycle of the Stihl split shaft. I want a solid shaft but I think that is unlikely with any of these new multi tool units. How do you guys feel these stack up as far as wear and tear?