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M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6 in. HATCHET Pruning Saw Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger

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  • Cordless pruning saw kit offers unmatched control & access
  • HATCHET™ delivers up to 120 cuts per charge with an XC4.0 battery
  • Part of the M12™ System, featuring over 100 solutions
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Product Overview

The Milwaukee M12 FUEL HATCHET 6 in. Pruning Saw Kit delivers unmatched control and access, has the power to cut 3 in. hardwoods and delivers up to 120 cuts per charge. This electric pruning saw is designed to meet the ergonomic, performance and durability needs of landscape maintenance professionals. Weighing less than 5 lbs. and featuring a compact design, the cordless pruning saw gives users increased control and maneuverability in tight access areas. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers the power to complete cuts in demanding hardwood materials. The REDLINK PLUS Intelligence enables full-circle communication between the tool and battery, providing users with unmatched levels of performance, protection and productivity. The advanced electronic package also delivers an instant throttle response and a variable speed trigger for ultimate control over the power range. The M12 REDLITHIUM XC 4.0 Ah Battery delivers best in class run-time and performance. This pruning saw features a full house chain, easy access chain tensioner, automatic oiler, metal bucking spikes and onboard storage for the scrench. The M12 FUEL HATCHET 6 in. Pruning Saw is part of the M12 System which is fully compatible with over 100 solutions. This tool kit includes 1 M12 FUEL HATCHET Pruning Saw (2527-20), 1 M12 REDLITHIUM XC 4.0 Battery Pack (48-11-2440), 1 M12 Charger (48-59-2401), 1 Oregon 6 in. Bar and Chain, 1 Scabbard and 1 Scrench.
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers the power to complete cuts in demanding materials
  • Full house chain minimizes vibration and delivers clean cuts
  • Easy access chain tensioner allows for quick adjustments to chain tension
  • Automatic oiler delivers proper chain lubrication and increased productivity
  • Translucent oil reservoir allows for clear visibility to oil levels
  • All metal bucking spikes allow for increased leverage during applications
  • Variable speed trigger increases user control
  • Onboard storage for scrench
  • Tool with battery weighs less than 5 lbs.
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 100 solutions
  • Includes: 1 M12 FUEL HATCHET pruning saw (2527-20), 1 M12 REDLITHIUM XC4.0 battery pack (48-11-2440), 1 M12 charger (48-59-2401), 1 oregon 6 in. bar and chain, 1 scabbard, 1 scrench






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M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6 in. HATCHET Pruning Saw Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger

Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
6 in.
Chain Size
6 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
5.5

Details

Battery Amp Hours
4 Ah
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
12-volt,M12
Battery/Charger
(1) 4 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Chain Pitch
3/8 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
5
Chainsaw Bar Size
Mini
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Charger Included
Charger Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Drive Links
28
Features
Antivibration,Brushless Motor,Portable,Replaceable Cutting Blade,Variable Speed
Filter Type
Mesh Filter
Gauge
.043
Handle Type
Top Handle Chainsaw
Included
Battery,Chain,Charger,Scrench/Combination Wrench
Number of Total Batteries Included
1
Power Type
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
5 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Torque Maximum (Nm)
2.25
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year too and 3 year battery

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 1,091 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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Cuts and trims branches good. But tool leaks oil.
I've had the m12 hatchet for about a year now, got it when it first came out. It does cut and trim branches from 3 - 6" easily. Tool is lightweight and easy to use. Unfortunately the tool leaks oil when being stored. After about 10 months, I decided to see if I could get it fixed by Milwaukee. I sent it in for repair and they replaced a "worn" outlet tube. After receiving it, I placed it on a carboard box overnight to see if it would still leak. And sure enough there was still a puddle of oil underneath the hatchet / oil reservoir area. See attached images. If you don't mind the oil leaking, then this tool will be good for you. Otherwise, I couldn't recommend it. If the tool didn't leak, I'd rate it 5 stars. But since it does, even after repair, I'd rate it a 3. I read other reviews and there's quite a few other people that have experience their hatchet leaking oil, too.
by MHEQ
Response from Customer ServiceSep 8, 2021
Hello MHEQ, thank you for making us aware of the leaking issues you are finding with your M12 FUEL™ HATCHET™ 6" Pruning Saw. We will make sure we let our product management team know about this. -Cayla with Milwaukee tool
    Hatchet 6” chain pruning tool
    This is a great tool for doing yard cleanups and tree trimming. I like that it doesn’t take up a bunch of space but has loads of power.
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    • Recommended Product
    Best Landscaping Tool!!
    I purchased this pruning saw to see if it performs overall better than my M18 FUEL Hackzall with pruning blades. I own a few different size chainsaws but sometimes they are overkill for pruning or limbing up trees. I was using my FUEL Hackzall with Milwaukee pruning blades (48-00-1304), but the reciprocating motion can sometimes damage vegetation that I am working on. This pruning hatchet comes with a 6” bar and weighs about 5.0 lbs without a battery. With a XC4.0 battery it weights about 5.5 lbs. Considering I usually run a 6.0 High Output battery on my Hackzall, the pruning hatchet is overall lighter. It is well balanced and comfortable in the hands. I have read lots of reviews about how the safety is hard to engage while trying to trigger the saw. I have worked in construction for many years, and I am not sure if it’s just me, but I always use my middle finger on my left or right, to trigger tools. Impact, drills, Hackzall, you name it I always use my middle finger. So engaging the safety is easy for me. But the safety is designed so that it can be engaged on either side of the tool with your thumb, making it for left or right handed use. The grip is designed so that you can apply pressure and/or maintain good control with your non-trigger hand on the top of the saw. Overall design of the tool is well thought out. The saw has no issues cutting branches up to 3”. It is not designed to go bigger than that for safety reasons. I spent some years as a wild land fire fighter and have dropped my fair share of trees, this tool is not designed to handle bigger cuts so be mindful of that. I read a lot of reviews on oil leaking issues, but I have not had this problem. My end conclusion is that this pruning hatchet beats using a hackzall for pruning and limbing. Make sure to always clean the saw after every use, I use a compressor to clean it out. Make sure you always have bar oil with you when running the tool. Overall very happy with this tool.
    by Young
      • Recommended Product
      Amazing Little Saw !!!!!
      This Little Saw is Amazing... Great for Small jobs or if you need to trim a Branch quickly... No more Worries about your Chainsaw not Starting... it's Ready to go when you Need .... A Must have add to your Tool Collection..... CHEERS....!!!!!!!
      by MJJuarez
        • Recommended Product
        Awesome tool!!
        I purchased this pruning saw to see if it performs overall better than my M18 FUEL Hackzall with pruning blades. I own a few different size chainsaws but sometimes they are overkill for pruning or limbing up trees. I was using my FUEL Hackzall with Milwaukee pruning blades (48-00-1304), but the reciprocating motion can sometimes damage vegetation that I am working on. This pruning hatchet comes with a 6” bar and weighs about 5.0 lbs without a battery. With a XC4.0 battery it weights about 5.5 lbs. Considering I usually run a 6.0 High Output battery on my Hackzall, the pruning hatchet is overall lighter. It is well balanced and comfortable in the hands. I have read lots of reviews about how the safety is hard to engage while trying to trigger the saw. I have worked in construction for many years, and I am not sure if it’s just me, but I always use my middle finger on my left or right, to trigger tools. Impact, drills, Hackzall, you name it I always use my middle finger. So engaging the safety is easy for me. But the safety is designed so that it can be engaged on either side of the tool with your thumb, making it for left or right handed use. The drip is designed so that you can apply pressure and/or maintain good control with your non-trigger hand on the top of the saw. Overall design of the tool is well thought out. The saw has no issues cutting branches up to 3” so I wanted to put it to the test on bigger diameters. I cut up to 5.25” without any issues. I even cut a branch that was 7”, had to make two separate cuts and it was really easy. If you plan on cutting over 3” branches, I personally would use a chain saw, but for smaller size branches, this tool works really well and does a phenomenal job. I read a lot of reviews on oil leaking issues, but I have not had this problem. My end conclusion is that this pruning hatchet beats using a hackzall for pruning and limbing. I would limit the diameter to under 4” for this tool, but it can easily handle more. Make sure to always clean the saw after every use, I use a compressor to clean it out. Make sure you always have bar oil with you when running the tool. Overall very happy with this tool.
        by Young
        • Recommended Product
        2 people found this helpful
        Excellent tool for small jobs!!
        I purchased this pruning saw to see if it performs overall better than my M18 FUEL Hackzall with pruning blades. I own a few different size chainsaws but sometimes they are overkill for pruning or limbing up trees. I was using my FUEL Hackzall with Milwaukee pruning blades (48-00-1304), but the reciprocating motion can sometimes damage vegetation that I am working on. This pruning hatchet comes with a 6” bar and weighs about 5.0 lbs without a battery. With a XC4.0 battery it weights about 5.5 lbs. Considering I usually run a 6.0 High Output battery on my Hackzall, the pruning hatchet is overall lighter. It is well balanced and comfortable in the hands. I have read lots of reviews about how the safety is hard to engage while trying to trigger the saw. I have worked in construction for many years, and I am not sure if it’s just me, but I always use my middle finger on my left or right, to trigger tools. Impact, drills, Hackzall, you name it I always use my middle finger. So engaging the safety is easy for me. But the safety is designed so that it can be engaged on either side of the tool with your thumb, making it for left or right handed use. The drip is designed so that you can apply pressure and/or maintain good control with your non-trigger hand on the top of the saw. Overall design of the tool is well thought out. The saw has no issues cutting branches up to 3” so I wanted to put it to the test on bigger diameters. I cut up to 5.25” without any issues. I even cut a branch that was 7”, had to make two separate cuts and it was really easy. If you plan on cutting over 3” branches, I personally would use a chain saw, but for smaller size branches, this tool works really well and does a phenomenal job. I read a lot of reviews on oil leaking issues, but I have not had this problem. My end conclusion is that this pruning hatchet beats using a hackzall for pruning and limbing. I would limit the diameter to under 4” for this tool, but it can easily handle more. Make sure to always clean the saw after every use, I use a compressor to clean it out. Make sure you always have bar oil with you when running the tool. Overall very happy with this tool.
        by Young
          • Recommended Product
          I would buy this product again.
          Use it to cut Diamond Willow for making walking sticks and canes.
          by Mr Tuit
            • Recommended Product
            Not a single complaint
            This Hatchet has been incredible right out of the box! I haven't had any issues with it and have put it to work immediately. Batteries last surprisingly long, and the chain is still sharp! Looking forward to buying more of lawn and garden tools!
            by Lluig
              • Recommended Product
              Great while it lasted. 3 uses and it died.
              As a female this tool fit my scale and drastically scaled the speed and capabilities of pruning jobs. It was used for two different projects taking off branches and removing weed trees. It’s battery is tricky to get out, and the safety trigger is a bit awkward. It was easy to fill with oil. It cut through live and dead wood with ease. Then on the third project it stopped working. I’ve had it less then a month. The light in the side of the saw shows solid red when you pull the trigger. It clicks and makes a little whir sound. Nothing moves or functions. When the battery is in the charger it shows solid green. It’s never been used on wood more then 4” thick and as mentioned, only 3 small pruning projects.
              by Stine
              Response from Social MediaJun 3, 2021
              Hello, we apologize for this frustrating experience with the M12 FUEL™ HATCHET™ 6" Pruning Saw (Tool-Only). Our team will be in contact shortly to help provide assistance. Thank you - Will from Milwaukee Tool
                Better than advertised works great
                Cuts through everything I gave it! Very nice! Every home needs this tool!
                by Hidef1
                  • Recommended Product
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