Model#: MILN2725-20

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Milwaukee 2725-20 M18 FUEL 16 in. Straight Shaft String Trimmer (Tool Only)

  • Milwaukee 2725-20 M18 FUEL 16 in. Straight Shaft String Trimmer (Tool Only)
  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
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The M18 FUEL String Trimmer has the power to clear thick brush, reaches full throttle in under 1 second, and provides up to 1 hour of run-time per charge. Designed to meet landscape maintenance professional needs, the motor is positioned in the rear of the trimmer to provide the best combination of power, balance, and maneuverability. The trimmer features high and low speed settings with a variable speed trigger.
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers constant power under heavy load for maximum performance
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence system ensure optimal performance and overload protection to prevent damage during heavy applications
  • REDLITHIUM battery pack provides superior power, performance and runtimes than competing battery packs
  • M18 FUEL 16 in. Straight Shaft String Trimmer - 2725-20
  • Tool Only - Battery & Charger Sold Separately


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 73.6 in.
Width: 8.5 in.
Height: 8.88 in.
Weight: 9.95 lbs.
Amp Hour: 5 Ah
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Blade Construction: String
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
ETL Safety: No
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (SPM): 4600-5800
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Speed Settings: 2
Starter Type: Electric
UL Safety: No
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.7 / 5.0
235 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (13)
Easy To Use (13)
Powerful (11)
Ergonomic Design (10)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (8)
Lack of Power (2)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (2)
Uncomfortable to Use (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (10)
Small Projects (10)
Large Projects (5)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Not for short people
My hubby bought this tool and it works like a dream OTHER THAN isn't for short people like me, the battery could last longer and the guard on it is way too small. No matter what angle I try and use it there is no dodging debris coming back all over me. Although I like the power, the restringing method and being rechargeable this is hands down the most messy eater I have ever used. I guess I will stick with my shorter gas powered one with a large guard and hubby can use this one.

My Hubby also ordered the edger accessory but it didn't attach properly so he immediately sent it back for a replacement. It has taken the entire season to finally get it back so one might consider this when dealing with their warranty.
September 5, 2019
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String Trimmer GREAT- Line Head NOT so great
The power of this trimmer is awesome it is much better than I thought a cordless could be and does just fine on low speed, But the line head is starting to wear out to the point that I had to take it apart to get the line to feed and the writing on the face of it is almost worn off and that's only after a few weeks use. I like the trimmer but not the line head, I'm going to find out where I can buy another head real soon.
September 2, 2019
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I highly recommend the trimmer.
I live in a rural area and I use the trimmer all over the property. The battery life is excellent.
September 1, 2019
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I would buy this product again!
I love my new string trimmer! The thing is super light weight and it rips! I was a little skeptical but, it was a good purchase. I use it for my edges as well and it works well. I also have the chainsaw and that baby rips as well. I love playing with both of those tools!
September 1, 2019
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Love it
Love it use it every time I get to and it works great
September 1, 2019
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Won't go back to gas again!
This trimmer really works great. A fantastic addition addition to my Fuel lineup. Keep up the great work!
September 1, 2019
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This is the best trimmer on the market!
This string trimmer is the best battery powered trimmer on the market. It will amaze you when you try it. Great power and battery life!! If you are in the market for a string trimmer this is the one for you! Light weight and powerful!!
September 1, 2019
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Great tool but needs wider guard
Used around house and work. Would prefer a wider guard that catches more of the stuff like grass and pebbles that the trimmer does a great job of knocking out but doesn't prevent from flying up and all over the place. It's definitely the narrowest guard I've used on a trimmer. Milwaukee Tools should look at widening it, or making a new version of this available to purchase and replace.
August 31, 2019
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This tool is awesome!
I’m able to cut through think brush, weeds, etc. It out preformed my work stihl trimmer that’s gas powered.
August 31, 2019
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Great For Homeowner Who Has Other Tools
I use this to trim around my house. I used to work in landscaping, so I got used to the professional gas trimmers. This does not have the same power, but the balance(with 9A battery) is great, and the trigger response is also great. It is not an all or nothing trigger, so you ca trim at a slower speed to prevent mulch from flying out of your flower beds. It does have the high/low switch, but since you can vary the speed with the trigger, I just leave it in high so I don't have to mess with it. It does have a little vibration at top speed, but I don't often trim at top speed. And I don't have to worry about having another battery platform around the house, as it is the same for all 18V tools.
August 27, 2019
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can these trimmers be used in the rain ?
Shane P on Mar 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Milwaukee does not recommend this model to be used in the rain.
Will other m18 batteries work?
A shopper on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, any of the M18 battery line will work. I have a small grass area and I use the 2.0ah batteries and get 15 minutes or so of runtime.
Can a blade be attached to the trimmer head to cut brush?
Andrew L on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. This trimmer wasn’t made with that in mind.
do I need to buy a string pack or just rewind more string?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's best to buy the string pack. Spoiling the string on yourself can be a pain in the neck. It can be done if you have some patience. However, if you want to save yourself the hassle, just buy it already strung. Hope this helps.
Is the length of the shaft adjustable for shorter folks?
A shopper on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. that is a fixed shaft unit it is not adjustable.
Do you ship to UK?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: CPO only ships within the United States at this time.
Gary S on Mar 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Line diameter: .080 In. / .095 In.
Does this ship with string installed?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2018
Where can I get the operating manual..Misplaced mine? Milwaukee string trimmer 2725-20
Ron O on Dec 13, 2017

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Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
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Includes: M18 FUEL 16 in. Straight Shaft String Trimmer - 2725-20,
Tool Only - Battery & Charger Sold Separately
M18 FUEL 16 in. Straight Shaft String Trimmer - 2725-20,
Tool Only - Battery & Charger Sold Separately
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