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M18 FUEL 16 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Chainsaw Kit with 12.0Ah Battery, 16 in. Hand Chainsaw

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  • Includes: (1) M18 FUEL chainsaw kit and (1) 16 in. chainsaw chain
  • Same power and performance as a 40cc gas chainsaw
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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Product Overview

M18 Fuel 16 inch Chainsaw
Power to cut hardwoods
Faster than gas
Up to 150 cuts per charge
Bar Length- 16 inches
Throttle Response under 1 second
3 Year Warranty
M18 Compatibility
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16 in. cordless chainsaw delivers the power to cut hardwoods, cuts faster than gas-powered models and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge. The battery powered chainsaw is designed to meet the performance, durability and ergonomic needs of professional landscape maintenance, power utility and the installed M18 users. M18 FUEL technology allows the unit to reach full throttle in under 1 second providing the ultimate control and productivity. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor was purposely built for the M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw to provide the power and performance of a gas engine up to 40CC. Built-in REDLINK PLUS Intelligence ensures optimal tool performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 System. The REDLITHIUM high output HD12.0 battery pack provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler versus standard REDLITHIUM HD packs. Superior pack construction provides the industry's best protection against jobsite weather and environmental conditions. In addition to the chainsaw, this kit comes with one M18 REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 battery pack (48-11-1812), 1 M18/M12 multi-volt rapid charger (48-59-1808), one 16 in. oregon bar and chain and 1 scrench. Includes a extra 16 in. chainsaw Chain (49-16-2715).
  • 16 in. oregon bar and chain
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor provides the power and performance of a gas engine up to 40°cc
  • REDLITHIUM high output HD 12.0 Ah battery pack: provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler versus standard REDLITHIUM HD packs
  • Variable speed trigger for full control
  • Dual-stud for improved bar and chain retention
  • Automatic oiler for proper chain lubrication and increased productivity
  • Onboard storage for scrench
  • Part of the M18 system of 200+ tools
  • 3-years tool and 3-years battery warranty
  • Includes: 1 M18 FUEL 16 in. chainsaw, 1 REDLITHIUM high output HD12.0 battery pack, 1 M18 and M12 rapid charger, two 16 in. oregon bar and chain, 1 scrunch
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M18 FUEL 16 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Chainsaw Kit with 12.0Ah Battery, 16 in. Hand Chainsaw

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Price
$39900
$50490
$59800
$64900
Ratings
(1649)
(559)
(528)
(892)
Bar Length (in.)16 in.16 in.16 in.16 in.
IncludedChain,Scrench/Combination WrenchChain,Scrench/Combination WrenchChain,Scrench/Combination WrenchBattery,Chain,Charger,Scrench/Combination Wrench
FeaturesAntivibration,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic IgnitionAntivibration,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic IgnitionAntivibration,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic IgnitionAntivibration,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic Ignition
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Voltage (volts)18181818
Chainsaw Bar SizeMediumMediumMediumMedium
Battery/Charger(1) 5 Ah Battery Included(1) 12 Ah Battery & Charger Included(2) 12 Ah Batteries & Charger Included(1) 12 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Battery Amp Hours5 Ah12 Ah12 Ah12 Ah
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Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
16 in.
Chain Size
16 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
16

Details

Battery Amp Hours
12 Ah
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
(1) 12 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Chain Pitch
3/8 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
12.7
Chainsaw Bar Size
Medium
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Charger Included
Charger Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Drive Links
56
Features
Antivibration,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic Ignition
Filter Type
Mesh Filter
Gauge
.043
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Included
Chain,Scrench/Combination Wrench
Number of Total Batteries Included
1
Power Type
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
13.9 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Tools Included
No Additional Tool
Torque Maximum (Nm)
8.0
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year tool warranty & 3 Years On Battery

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 478 reviews
  • 88% recommend this product
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Pros and Cons after a year
First, I have owned about 6 chain saws (various brands), including one corded electric. This was my first cordless electric chainsaw that I bought because I already had Milwaukee batteries, etc. I have had and used this chainsaw for almost a year and here are my thoughts: PROS: Weight, handling, cutting, features, and longevity of included 12ah battery are all great. The 12ah battery is good for a day of work in my land maintenance application. Another benefit was this was my first 12ah battery among my stable of M18 batteries. This is the perfect battery for the new high velocity blower and other applications that need a robust battery. CONS: Biggest problem and reason I didn't give 5 stars: The chain comes off more frequently than any other chain saw I've ever used. I tighten the nuts with a ratchet wrench, so they should be plenty tight. This is very annoying and very limiting. Minor problem that has probably been corrected by now: The "helpful" chain direction label under the cover is backwards. I've included photos of that wrong label and the correct label on the outside of the cover. In both photos, the chain is shown in the correct orientation.
by A0
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    19 people found this helpful
    I'm impressed. Threw the chain.
    Bought this to cut firewood a few times a year. I've owned a few gas and battery saws in the past. This is the only battery powered saw I'd recommend. Cuts through hardwoods reasonably and is fine for limbing up small stuff. My biggest battery is an 8amp hour and it definitely wont last all day if that's your hope. Things I don't love: I don't know enough about saws to properly explain this but I assume it has to do with chain speed. This saw has a tendency to grab logs and roll them towards you. With gas powered saws I never had that issue. I definitely have to brace any/every cut against rolling back to me. I wish the dogs were bigger to help with this problem. Bar and chain are thin. Seems like this makes the battery possible but it definitely feels flimsy. I threw the chain on the second day of use and I feel like I have to focus on not bending/deflecting the bar and chain.
    by BeeWave
    Response from Milwaukee ToolOct 16, 2020
    Hello, this is Elise with Milwaukee Tool. BWalnut, thank you for your review. We value hearing your input on why this product didn’t meet your expectations and how we can improve in the future. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com so we can get this matter resolved as soon as possible for you. Thank You
      • Recommended Product
      12 people found this helpful
      Drops chain, Over oils chain
      2min out of the box it dropped the chain. Ok, maybe they didn't tension it at the factory. Tightened it like a normal saw, it lasted another 10min of trimming tiny branches. It does have great power but with the delicate little chain and bar it seems handicapped. Also pumps a bit too much oil that gets all over. Nearly as messy as a 2-stroke saw. Being as this is the top offering from Milwaukee and costs >$450 Still I don't recommend it over other options out there that are cheaper or better quality.
      by DenverReviewer
      Response from Milwaukee ToolOct 16, 2020
      Hello, this is Elise with Milwaukee Tool. Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the standard that you expected. We would like the opportunity to explore your feedback further. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com if you would like further investigation into this matter. We look forward to gaining resolution on this for you. Thank You
        15 people found this helpful
        Brilliant saw
        I can't say enough about this workhorse. I've had professional lumberjacks up my property and they cannot believe that I've felled as many trees as I have -- and as big as they are -- with this saw. They were truly stunned. I started with an 18" Ego -- realized pretty quickly that it's an urban tool best used for limbing and cutting for firewood. Surprisingly the 16" M18 has run circles around the larger Ego. It goes through oil like a parched horse, but the power of the saw is undeniable. And if a pinch starts to happen, it's usually strong enough to pull you out of a jamb. The motor is quiet enough to start working at 6am without bothering the neighbors, and it cuts through 24" and larger trunks with no problems. The battery lasts a good long while, but I got a second battery so that I could stay out in the field for a few hours. I also like the chain tightening mechanism -- easy screw-in that requires loosening two bolts before you tighten the chain. And the tool you use is hitched to the underside of the body. Sometimes it's a pain to remove, but you eventually get the hang of it. No more worries about gas and pulling a cord to get started. This saw is a workhorse that will absolutely do the job without giving you any issues. When this bad boy dies out years from now, I'm going in right in and getting another one.
        by malibru
          • Recommended Product
          8 people found this helpful
          Just my personal experience
          I am not a professional cutting trees or an expert on the field. But this chainsaw in comparatives with others that I own, this one is really messy with the oil and the chain-link its always getting off under minimum circumstances. No matter how many times I adjusted in less than 15 minutes the chain came off from the rotor. When to HD and returned, just a headache. It have power but need to fix the bar and chain-link...
          by Fmora
            15 people found this helpful
            Unfortunately, and swing and a miss for Milwaukee
            First off, the pros: I love how quiet it is compared to a gas saw! I don't have to wear ear pro. Doesn't use mix, so one less liquid to haul around. Pretty lightweight. The power is pretty decent for an electric chainsaw. Cons: The chain tension requires a tool to adjust. Yes, my gas saw does too, but when cheaper electrics have tool-less adjustment it makes this one look bad. The tool is stored onboard the saw (a pro) but it takes another tool to dislodge it in order to use it. If you lose either tool, you're done until you find something else to use. Perhaps this is why it is so tightly secured? The biggest con and the reason I've given it a single star: The chain either falls completely off the bar and sprocket, or just jumps out of the slot. You have to stop, loosen the bar, remove the tension, reinstall the chain, tighten everything back up, and then get back to working. Maybe not a big deal if it only happens once in a while but yesterday after using it a couple hours, it had done it possibly ten times. I lost track it happened so often. You didn't tension it correctly you say! I tried it different ways with the same result. I've run a chainsaw for many years and worked on a tree trimming crew for some of that without ever having a chain jump. I've used gas and electric saws. This is the first time I've ever had a chain issue. And this is a brand new saw. I tried using it for a while to see if with a little wear it would settle in and quite jumping, but it didn't. The time I saved by not having to get out a gas saw and fill it up was greatly outweighed by the numerous times of fixing the chain. If a saw loses its chain, it is worthless. I am glad I have other Milwaukee tools because if this was the only one, I'd never buy another Milwaukee tool. Cut the price down by 3/4 or improve the product is my advice. It isn't worth the price tag or the Milwaukee badge. I'd expect this performance from a $75 saw, not a $300 saw (plus the battery price). Actually, now that I think of it, the Remington $75 saw outperformed this one. I will be trying my Stihl bar on the saw to see if the bar is the issue. Perhaps that may solve the issue. But really, a saw with a faulty bar? Please get it together Milwaukee, you are better than this!
            by ChainsawBoB
            Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 7, 2020
            Hi ChainsawBoB, Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Could you contact me at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com? Thank You. -Jacob
              28 people found this helpful
              Bought this from here tool only. The chainsaw is awesome cuts like a knife through butter. I did...
              Bought this from here tool only. The chainsaw is awesome cuts like a knife through butter. I did a you tube video of me using it. Hope it helps https://youtu.be/k7jsGJuc0Pc
              by midnightfox
                • Recommended Product
                As battery technology improves, it is great to see power tools that have been traditionally gas-d...
                As battery technology improves, it is great to see power tools that have been traditionally gas-driven, moving over to battery power. I have long enjoyed using an electric chainsaw and I was excited to see that Milwaukee released an M18 chainsaw. I compared the 16” Milwaukee M18 Chainsaw with the 16” Makita UC4030A and a 14” 33cc Homelite machine. I hate having to mess about with gasolene engines. It is almost impossible not to spill gasolene, and then there is the issue of getting these beasts started sometimes, even when well maintained. This is why I have for years been using the Makita 16” UC4030A which has a 15 Amp motor and of course it starts every time. The downside to a 120 Volt chainsaw is of course that one has to have a heavy power cable long enough to reach the wood you are cutting. (At times I have had to connect more than one extension cable!) and of course the cable tends to get caught up on branches and twigs. Recently, in order to harvest some wood that was available ¼ mile from home I had to borrow my neighbor’s gas powered chainsaw and I was reminded how awful it was working in the exhaust fumes of a two stroke engine, mixing in oil, getting it started, etc. I decided it was time for a battery powered machine. I had some 7” pine logs that needed to be cut up so we timed making cuts with all three machines. There was no discernible difference in cutting time between all three machines, with the cuts all averaging 6 seconds per cut, and only 0.5s variation in the average across all three. So cutting power and hence, speed, is not a differentiator, but other issues certainly are. Since the battery powered machine has as much portability and ease of movement, clearly, the hassle of handing gasolene, 2-stroke oil, fuel maintainer, noise, fumes and starting issues of a gas-powered chainsaw, wipes it out of the running. It is time to move on to electric motors. So between the 120 Volt electric and battery, what factors make a difference? The first thing I noticed is that the Milwaukee machine is wider than the slim Makita. The Makita motor axis is aligned along the length of the machine while the Milwaukee brushless motor is transverse, inline with the chain drive hub. This makes it a bit wider, but they have also extended the handle too. I think this actually makes the machine a bit safer as I am in the habit of placing my left foot on the log to steady it while cutting, and I found I had to keep it further away from the cut line in order to get the handle past my knee. The Makita machine chain can be adjusted and removed without any tools. The Milwaukee saw has a tool (they call it a scrench) for this work which is kept on the underside of the machine, but needs something firm such as a screwdriver or nail to be extracted from the casing! The Makita no-tools-needed adjustment is better in that department! My kit came with a whopping 12Ah HD Lithium-ion battery. There is even space for a slightly larger battery, so I wonder if one day we will see an even bigger battery available! Of course, the biggest challenge is how long the charge will last. They claim the battery will provide 150 cuts in 6x6 cedar, and a corded tool will keep cutting as long as one has electricity, so there is the tradeoff. One can of course use other M18 batteries, and I have a few of them, so I am sure I will get worn out long before I run out of battery reserves with this machine. Here in Maine, storms blow trees down which often take down the power lines, and that is when you need a chainsaw… when there is no power! Weight comparison: The Makita weighs 11 lbs (without the cable), Milwaukee 13.9 lbs, pretty much the weight of the battery more. The portability of the Milwaukee machine makes it the choice for work a long way from the house and the first choice for jobs closer to power, since one does not have to also fetch a long cable to get started. I can’t see me using the Makita much more, the Milwaukee saw is just so handy. General observations on the Milwaukee: There is a helpful note on the oil fill cap urging one to put bar/chain oil into the machine before using. Chain is low kickback type. It is well balanced around front handle, even with the battery installed. Bar oil reservoir has a clear side allowing one to easily monitor the oil level. I tightened the chain a bit before use and again after the first use, as one would expect is needed with a new chain. It cuts through wood like butter. It starts and stops almost instantly. The instructions contain a number of pages about how to go about using a chainsaw, felling trees etc. All good reading for anyone new to using a chainsaw. They are provided in English, French and Spanish. Packaging is mostly mostly cardboard, (recyclable) with just one plastic bag to keep it dry. Chainsaw and charger made in China . Battery cells made in Korea and processed in China Three year warranty on chainsaw and battery. This is the future, highly recommended!
                by Dale
                • Recommended Product
                6 people found this helpful
                Love this chainsaw. I've had it for about one month and already cut down multiple trees with it a...
                Love this chainsaw. I've had it for about one month and already cut down multiple trees with it and I can tell you this has plenty of power to get the job done. I've used some quality gas powered chainsaws in the past, but what I really like about this saw is not having to mess with trying to get it started. The moment you pull the trigger, you're ready to start cutting. I also love how quiet this is compared to a gas chainsaw. I had a job clearing out a tree and bushes all around a rental house and was able to complete the task without waking up the tenant. The 12.0 Ah battery that was included in my kit seems to last a long time. I do plan on buying another 12.0 Ah or 9.0 Ah battery so I can rotate if needed while the other battery is charging.
                by LO806
                • Verified Purchase
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                5 people found this helpful
                I didn't know what to except when I decided to purchase this chainsaw..I bought it out of curiosi...
                I didn't know what to except when I decided to purchase this chainsaw..I bought it out of curiosity and being able to get a 12 Ah High Demand Battery to use with my other tools sealed the deal for me..It was not a cheap saw to purchase..Now that I have it and used it I am very impressed..It has awesome power and cut thru lumber with ease..It also has long battery life ..I am no Milwaukee salesman saying this either just a guy that works for a living with tools..The whole line of tools I own from Milwaukee are tough powerful and make my work life easier .This saw went way above what I thought it would do when I took a whole tree out with it ...Plus no gas and noise and fumes..You can take the saw anywhere and it works just as good as gas saws without the noise and gas ....Great Product
                by Craig
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                • Recommended Product
                6 people found this helpful
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