The Next Breakthrough Is Here: The M18 FUEL™ Chainsaw Eats Through Hardwoods

MILWAUKEE, WI- Unwavering in their dedication to delivering productivity-enhancing solutions that provide the right blend of power, run-time, and performance, Milwaukee Tool is proud to announce the next breakthrough in M18 FUEL™*. The M18 FUEL™ 16” Chainsaw has the power to cut hardwoods, cuts faster than gas**, and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge – providing more work-per-charge than any other cordless chainsaw available today.

“One of the most frequently requested tools by our users has been a Milwaukee® chainsaw. Unwilling to settle on subpar performance, we continued to advance our cordless technologies until we could provide a solution that truly delivers game-changing power and run-time that outperforms small gas engines and higher voltage systems,” said Andrew Lentz, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Through a ground-up redesign of our electronics, to the manufacture of a powerful new motor and a brand-new powerhouse – the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery— our new M18 FUEL™ 16” Chainsaw was born.”

Milwaukee® created a brand-new POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor for this chainsaw, which sustains power and speed through tough applications without bogging down. Milwaukee® also redesigned from the ground-up the REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence featured in this tool, utilizing electronics never used before in power tools. This newly designed REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence package ensures maximum performance of the tool under load and protects against overload and overheat. This electronics package also allows the chainsaw to achieve instantaneous throttle response, reaching full speed in under a second.

When equipped with Milwaukee’s new M18 FUEL™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery, the chainsaw can power through up to 150 cuts in 6x6 cedar on just one charge. This eliminates the hassle of switching out battery packs multiple times during the day. The new HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery provides 50% more power, runs 50% cooler, and delivers 33% more run-time than the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HD9.0 Battery. In conjunction with REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence and the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, the HIGH OUTPUT™ Battery allows users to push the chainsaw hard and work all day – delivering more work-per-charge than any other professional power tool system.

True to Milwaukee’s “Nothing But Heavy Duty” promise, the chainsaw’s robust, high-strength all-metal gearing and gear case deliver best-in-class torque and allow it to complete the most demanding applications including cuts in hardwoods.

Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. The new M18 FUEL™ 16” Chainsaw is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 150 power tool products, and is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on investing in game-changing technology that truly delivers breakthrough solutions for users.

* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

** When compared to 40cc gas units


M18 FUEL™ 16” Chainsaw® (2727-21HD)

  • 16” Oregon Bar & Chain
  • Speed: 6,600 RPM
  • Length: 33”
  • Chain Gauge: .043”
  • Chain Pitch: 3/8” Low Profile
  • Oiler: Automatic
  • Dual Stud for improved bar and chain retention
  • Variable Speed Trigger
  • Weight: 13.9 lbs w/battery
  • 3 year warranty

Includes M18 FUEL™ 16” Chainsaw, M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery, Rapid Charger, 16” Oregon bar and chain, and Scrench.


About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com