Hey guys! Today I am looking at the M18 chain saw from Milwaukee. Say goodbye to the super loud gas-powered chainsaw. Yep, I use to have one it did its job, the thing is I only use it a couple of times a year. Well, the responsible thing to do is drain the gas when storing it for long periods of time. Speaking from experience I always forget that part. I ended up throwing that saw away because the lines disintegrated and I couldn’t get to start. Even after replacing a bunch of things on it, I gave up. So right off the bat, this battery-powered saw was speaking my language. I know I will not have the same issue as I did previously. There is a lot to like about this saw.
Living where I do, weather can sometimes deal you a hand that makes clean up a necessity. In the past, I used a chainsaw to clean up falling trees and cut back the overgrown limbs. For a while, I went without a chain saw and that put a few projects out of reach. Now having the Milwaukee 18 Volt, 16-inch cordless chainsaw it can really aid me in cutting things down to a manageable size. Mostly for projects now rather than just cleaning up. This saw has the power to easily cut through hardwood, I could not see or feel any hesitation while doing some practice test. Although I can not confirm this, you can get up 150 cuts per charge when using a fully charged 12AH battery.
Before I continue, let’s cover some of the spec and features on this saw. The M18 FUEL 16 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Chainsaw has the same power and performance as a 40CC gas chainsaw without the loud noise and ongoing maintenance. As noted its battery powered but best of all if you are already a proud owner of any one of the 175+ other tools in the M18 family then you already have a headstart. The saw only take one battery at a time. So if you want to cut all day without interruptions consider getting at least 2 batteries.
The Chainsaw has a variable speed trigger, which is great if you need to ease up or slowly get into a cut. This has a 16in bar but you lose about 1/2 in due to the mounting. 15.5in is still pretty good! When it comes to the oil you need for the reservoir any brand of chainsaw oil can work.
So far I have used the M18 FUEL Cordless Chainsaw on three types of wood. I cut some white oak, pine lumber and some other species of wood I am not familiar with. It passed the cut test no problem. The saw cut through the pine and unknown tree trunk like butter. The oak stood it’s ground a little better, I couldn’t blow through it fast. However, if you let the saw do the work and it will glide through without any hiccups. I have learned in the recent year how well made Milwaukee tools are. So I went into expecting a great performance.
The model I have didn’t come with a battery or charger. This is not an issue if you are already an M18 user. However, if you starting from scratch you may want to check out this kit. Overall this is a great saw, it truly lived up to its expectation. It delivers impressive power to be an electric saw, it could totally compete with some gas saw, I can only see this getting better. If you are a homeowner it’s not something you will use all the time but knowing it will be ready when you are that’s key. The biggest issue I ran into with a gas saw was sitting gas and some times hoping my spark plug was good. Thanks for stopping by this post if you enjoyed it, I’d love to have you subscribe for more of my take on these tools.
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