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Stihl Kombi Brush

I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked at a couple of videos online and cannot make up my mind how effective the brushes are. Has anyone actually got one and is it any good? If so, what do you tend to use it for. Thanks.

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    Hello James,

    I have the kombi brush coupled with the 94rc. It is a good piece of kit that will easly clean large areas quickly. I removed a lot of heavy mud from a road recently. It is good on block paving especially when its wet, although it will not rip out any growth between paviors unless they are pre treated.


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    We have a couple and they get good use and do a good job. Can be used on many surfaces for many issues ( inc snow ).

    Success on block paving depends on the pattern / lay of the block paving and direction you attack it.

    For their cost, they’re a no brainier if you have a Kombi already and are likely to deal with moss, kerbs etc.

    • Cheers Gary. As with Dom, you have answered my concerns. I do have the Kombi kit and am rapidly increasing the number of attachments - some good, some not so good, hence my question. Do you happen to use the path edger? this is something else I am considering.

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        Hi James, what attachments do you consider not to be so good? I am doing the same as you and building up my collection 

        • I’d say the hedge trimmer attachment is not as good as some others on the market, Stihl’s old version was brilliant, the new one I would not buy again. 

          • Agree. Also articulating battery powered hedge cutter one is also ‘poor’

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            id agree hedge cutter not as good as echo hedge cutter but blower etc better 

        • Hi James. I bought the Pick Tine and have only used it on one job. This was on a flower bed with soft soil. Perhaps I'm wrong, but, I look at tools as to how often they are used and therefore value for money. The hedge cutter, pruner and strimmer (string and blade) attachments have had the most use and have certainly been a good investment. The Pick Tine not so. Another attachment I have to question is the blower. I don't need this as I have a separate blower. I saw the Stihl video of the blower attachment and the leaves they were blowing were very dry as were the conditions - poetic licence? Perhaps others may have thoughts about this. Hope this information helps.

          • I use the blower attachment and I'm quite happy with it, my back pack one, was playing up and was going to be out of action for a week at height of leaf drop season so I brought the attachment,  took a couple of days to get used to, but now the back pack stays in the store, and just use the attachment. I also have the strummer, hedge cutter(old version) and tiller type one.

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        I have the straight shaft edger attachment.  It rarely gets used, but is useful for cleaning up badly overgrown edges.  For regular maintenance I just use the strimmer attachment and turn the machine upside down as it's faster and the strimmer achieves a better cut on the blades of grass.  For the money I'd suggest you're probably better off with a half moon as I'm not convinced it saves very much time.  Perhaps if you're doing vast amounts of edging it becomes viable?

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