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M18 FUEL 16 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Chainsaw (Tool-Only)

  • Same power and performance as a 40 cc gas chainsaw
  • Professional landscapper performance and durability
  • 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. Chainsaw delivers the power to cut hardwoods, cuts faster than gas, and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge. The unit is designed to meet the performance, durability and ergonomic needs of professional landscape maintenance and power utility. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor maintains speed under heavy loads without bogging down to outperform small gas engines and higher voltage systems. REDLINK PLUS intelligence ensures maximum performance and protection from overload, overheating and over discharge. When paired with the M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD 12.0 battery, the unit delivers unmatched run-time in all applications. M18 FUEL technology allows the unit to reach full throttle in under 1-second providing ultimate control and productivity.
  • Powerstate brushless motor: purposely built for the M18 FUEL 16 in. chainsaw to generate the power and performance of a gas engine up to 40 cc
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence: ensures optimal 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
  • Compatible with all M18 REDLITHIUM battery packs, optimized for use with the M18 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 conditions
  • 16 in. Oregon bar and chain
  • 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
  • Includes: 1 M18 FUEL 16 in. chainsaw, one 16 in. Oregon bar and chain, 1 scrench
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Bar Length (in.)16 in.16 in.16 in.16 in.
IncludedChain,Scrench/Combination WrenchBattery,Chain,Charger,ScabbardBattery,Chain,Scrench/Combination WrenchBattery,Chain,Charger,Scrench/Combination Wrench
FeaturesAntivibration Handle,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic IgnitionAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAntivibration Handle,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic IgnitionAntivibration Handle,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic Ignition
Battery/ChargerTool Only(1) 2 Ah Battery & Charger Included(1) 5 Ah Battery Included(1) 12 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Chainsaw Bar SizeMediumMediumMediumMedium
Voltage (volts)18601818
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)16161616
Handle TypeRear Handle ChainsawRear Handle ChainsawRear Handle ChainsawRear Handle Chainsaw
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Bar Length (in.)
16 in.
Chain Size
16 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)


Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Tool Only
Chain Pitch
3/8 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
Chainsaw Bar Size
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Drive Links
Antivibration Handle,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Electronic Ignition
Filter Type
Mesh Filter
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Chain,Scrench/Combination Wrench
Number of Total Batteries Included
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
10.7 lb
Torque Maximum (Nm)
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Tool Warranty

Questions & Answers


Hi do you send The item to Cyprus, Lefkosia,2560 Agia Barbara.?

Asked by Philippos January 19, 2021

You need to contact Home Depot customer service. This question forum is for questions about the product itself, answered by consumers. Not for shipping questions. Sorry.

This is VERY bulky linearly. Since I will have to fabricate my own case, I would like to know my ...

Asked by JackPershing January 4, 2021

Thank you, Ronald and MidnightFox. I take good care of my tools, but am concerned of getting cut off by a wildfire and having to rapidly retreat while there's still a path, in which case I won't have time to clean it.

Is the M18 XC8.0 battery compatible with this saw?

Asked by User November 6, 2020

Yes. Any size M18 battery will work with this tool.

Will an M12 5.0 battery work in this unit?

Asked by David November 3, 2020

No. Only M18 batteries are compatible.

How much does this way with the battery?

Asked by Steph September 25, 2020

Hi Steph! Our M18 FUEL 16 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Chainsaw (2727-20) weighs 13.9lbs. You can use any M18 battery with any M18 product and each M18 battery has a different weight, but the larger the battery the heavier it typically is. For reference, our M18™ REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT™ XC8.0 Battery weighs 2.33lbs.

do I still need to grease the tip of the bar?

Asked by Andy September 2, 2020

No. Just put the bar oil in the specified compartment and you are good to go.

What is the cutting width

Asked by Bob July 20, 2020

About 12”

I love my 16" chain saw, but I lost my Scrench/ combination wrench. Where can I buy one. There is...

Asked by PelhamNh June 4, 2020

If you contact Milwaukee Product support - they will send you one gratis or furnish the correct part number to order.

can you flip the bar?

Asked by milwaukeedad May 19, 2020

I suppose you could, but I’m not sure why you would?

What size foul would be used to sharpen this chain

Asked by 3838 May 17, 2020

Hello, we suggesting using a file size is 4.5mm.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 821 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
6 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 so we can get this matter resolved as soon as possible for you. Thank You
5 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 if you would like further investigation into this matter. We look forward to gaining resolution on this for you. Thank You
4 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
6 people found this helpful
All I can say is amazing.
This saw is awesome. We bought two of these instead of one chain saw. I helped my buddy cut down 6 trees in his yard. The ranged from 1-2” branches to at the trunks being 2-4’ in diameter. We rented a lift to be able to cut these trees down since some of them were hanging over the house and the garage. These saws worked awesome. Quite and last way longer then I thought on a 12ah battery. The saws are light enough to be able to be safe up in the lift and will cut pretty much anything you put in front of it. We did use a gas saw to cut everything that was to big for the bar to handle. Chain slack says tight and don’t have to readjust very often. The on board tool storage Is nice as well. We didn’t have any issues with batteries over heating either even though the temps were in the high 80’s all 4 days we worked. Honestly don’t have anything negative to say. Thoroughly impressed. I honestly thing this could be a replacement for the saws on the fire trucks for the city I work for with a little more R&R. Plenty of power and no messing with mixed gas or broken pull cords when you need it for an emergency. Great job Milwaukee.
by Seth G.
Outperformed my gas chainsaw and there's no carb to deal with worth every penny.
Outperformed my gas chainsaw and there's no carb to deal with worth every penny.
by DieselAddiction
3 people found this helpful
Lightweight, powerful, fast and easy to use. I have arthritis in my shoulder so pull start saws a...
Lightweight, powerful, fast and easy to use. I have arthritis in my shoulder so pull start saws are painful. Pulling the trigger is so simple. I also have a corded electric but cordless makes field work so much easier. Have yet to run down the battery.
by Bob
4 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
10 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 Thank You. -Jacob
24 people found this helpful
chain loose after each cut/ stripped tightening bolt
Couldnt wait to use this chainsaw, once it arrived i put my 8.0 ah battery in and went to work. I immediately noticed the chain was getting loose within a few seconds of cutting. So i kept needing to stop and tighten it, and then i notice the bolt to tighten the chain itself is getting bent after the first time tightening it! Unreal, why would a soft metal be used for such a crucial part
by ToddOhio
Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 5, 2020
Hello, this is Jacob with Milwaukee Tool. ToddOhio, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with your chainsaw. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your frustrations with your Milwaukee Tool, and to provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank You
13 people found this helpful
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