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Milwaukee 2727-21HD M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw Kit

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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, power utility, and the installed M18 user. 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. The M18 REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 battery 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.
Features:
  • POWERSTATE Brushless Motor: Purposely built for the M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw to generate the power and performance of a gas engine up to 40CC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 16 in. Oregon Bar and Chain
  • Variable Speed Trigger for full control
  • Automatic oiler for proper chain lubrication and increased productivity
  • Dual-stud for improved bar and chain retention
  • Onboard storage for scrench
  • Compatible with 150+ M18 tools
Includes:
  • M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw - 2727-21HD
  • REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 Battery Pack
  • M18 & M12 Rapid Charger
  • 16 in. Oregon Bar and Chain
  • Scrench

Specifications

Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 33 in.
Weight: 13.9 lbs.
Amp Hour: 12 Ah
Bar Length: 16 in
Batteries Included: 1
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Chain Gauge: 0.043
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in
Charger Included: Yes
ETL Safety: No
Handle Type: D
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (RPM): 6600
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Starter Type: Electric
Tool-less Chain Tensioning: No
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
58 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (28)
Pros
Powerful (29)
Easy To Use (28)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (25)
Lightweight (18)
Cons
Heavy (1)
Lack of Power (1)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (1)
Best Uses
Small Projects (21)
Home Repair (16)
Jobsite (14)
Frequent Use (13)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Wow, I was a little skeptical but this thing kicks ass! I cut down 8 trees that were about 8 inch trunks then cut up all of the downed trees to fit into a pickup truck and took 4 loads of the Carnage to the dumps and the battery still has 2 bars of power left! I'm going to keep this thing in my four wheeler and camp trailer for the summer I'm sick of getting my gas powered chainsaw repaired very couple of years.
May 26, 2019
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Never expected it to be this good.
This saw can do more than you would think for a battery powered chain saw. I guess things have come a long way. It is also much much quieter.
May 11, 2019
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Milwaukee 2727-21HD M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw Kit
I have a ranch and am always needing a chainsaw, I have gas powered saws but weight and noise is always a problem. Today I was building a new section of fence this saw came in handy every time I turned around I was able to trim off the tops of the corner posts 6x6 treated lumber it zipped right on thru. I had to trim some branches that were going to be in the way of my new fence no problem. I just couldn't believe how well this saw performed.
I highly recommend to any one.
March 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Doesn't live up to the other tools I've bought.
I had recently changed to a Milwaukee ONLY shop. We have removed the yellow blue and green tools slowly from the shop and have gone to all red; until this.
The usual trade offs for power and speed for convenience and weight were made more painful with the constant leaking and then no oil back to constant leaking of the chain bar oiler.
This is parked and the gas saws have returned.
March 24, 2019
Originally posted at
Great Chainsaw
I Recommend this chainsaw it’s better than any gas chainsaw that I have used . I let my brother use it and he also went got one!
March 8, 2019
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Best Electric Chain Saw Out There!!!!
What cant I say about this FUEL Monster?! Cuts through trees and limbs like a hot knife through butter!! Dropped a 50 foot tree, limbed it out, and cut into 24" rounds - all on 1 battery!! Beyond Impressed!

Do yourself and your saw a favor, and dont skimp - get the best chain lube you can. It makes a heck of a difference.
March 7, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
So Far So Good
So far so good.

I bought the M18 Fuel chainsaw with two 12 AH batteries recently at a special price from Home Depot. I have been using it 3 weeks. I was hoping it could replace my gas-powered 16” Husqvarna 345 for cutting small to medium (6”-14” diameter) pinon and juniper trees for a multi-acre forest thinning project in New Mexico. So far so good. This is a project where I cut about 2 hours/day so note this review is not for long hours of daily saw use. Attached is a photo of a patch I cut with the M18. I was leery about claims that a cordless could replace a small gas chainsaw. I am very pleased with the M18 - it cuts with comparable power to my Husqvarna but without the gas, 2-cycle oil, and very loud engine noise. I use it to cut down trees, cut their stumps, cut the branches off the trunks, and cut the trunks into firewood logs. The M18 is responsive, cuts through wood easily as long as the chain is sharp, quieter than a gas chainsaw (not whisper quiet, similar to a circular saw, I still wear ear protection), and has not over-heated. My estimates of battery run time: (1) smaller trees 4”-8” 50 minutes; (2) larger trees and stumps 8”-14” 30-40 mins. A tank of gas in my Husqvarna lasts 45-60 mins depending on what I am cutting, so one 12 AH battery lasts somewhat less. Getting two 12 AH batteries was key for extended saw use. If their price comes down I will buy more batteries. I have not kept track how long it takes to recharge the batteries.

I chose the M18 over other cordless brands based on reviews, claims of it performing comparable to a gas chainsaw, its 12 AH battery, and that the bar is attached to the saw with two bolts, which is standard in gas chainsaws. Although I was tempted by other brands that have tool-less chain tensioning, I was worried that the bar would be less solidly attached to the saw. I don’t know if that worry is warranted. If the M18 had a tool-less tensioner and the bar was solidly attached to the saw I would have preferred that setup.

My only questions so far relate to how the bar and chain oil is distributed. Oil soaked saw chips stuff the space behind the clutch cover when using the saw. That does not seem to reduce cutting performance but I still remove the cover and clean out the chips every so often. I wonder if that could be fixed with a better design? The other question is that I wonder how well the oil is getting to the bar and chain. When running the saw, oil is not obvious on the chain as it is with my gas saw, and when I point the end of the bar at a light color object like a board and run the saw it does not sling an obvious oil line as with my gas saw. Instead it spits out a scattered small oily spots/saw dust chunks. I have to run the saw through two batteries, about 1-1.5 hrs, for the oil tank level to drop substantially. I removed the clutch cover and bar and ran the saw and it is putting out oil so the oil pump is working. The oiler holes in the bar and the ports from those holes to the bar groove are not clogged, so that does not seem to be a problem. It does not seem like the saw chips that accumulate behind the cover would interfere with oiling since they are above and below the chain, not clogging the bar oil holes. Unless the chips get past the chain and into the bar groove and clog oil dispersal there. I’ve only checked the groove once so far and it did have some some gunk although I did not think it was excessive. I called Milwaukee support and they said that when the M18 saw first came out there were complaints about oil leakage (I read that in reviews) so on newer saws they dialed back the amount of oil put out, and support said it is not a problem. I have not noticed any problem with cutting performance, overheating, or chain bluing and I am glad it does not put out excess oil. On the other hand I worry that if there is insufficient oil, chains and bars will wear out faster. Does anyone have an opinion on this?

Also, I am going to try Stihl BioPlus vegetable-based bar oil. Not for this question about sufficient oiling, but because I am just interested how it will perform in the M18. Has anyone tried it in the M18? Some people report problems with vegetable-based bar oils jamming oil pumps or otherwise being inferior especially when cold, but that is in gas powered chainsaws.

Anyway, overall I am very pleased with the M18 and will see how well the saw and batteries perform over time.
February 13, 2019
Originally posted at
So far, so good.
I've used this saw a few times for cutting up pallets. No issues with tork and power as long as you keep the blade sharp. Couple things keep this tool from being a 5star. The chain has loosened up a number of times and the oiler seems to perpetually leak. Both annoying. Should come with a case.
February 11, 2019
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Home Repair
Saw it right
I use this Saw everyday and have found that it passes every test. I love that it has a build in saw wrench to put the chain back on and for adjustments. Very powerful and quiet.
February 2, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
They need to make a case! ASAP
This is a great saw however it is longer than a gas saw and does NOT fit into any gas cases. I had to wrap this saw up in a garbage bag to protect it from the weather. This is a huge miss by the team at Milwaukee for an item that is ALWAYS available with any other tool they sell. Get on this people.
January 24, 2019
Originally posted at

Questions & Answers

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Does it have a storage case available?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2018
Are bars and chains commonly available?
Donald B on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Oregon Pt. # R56 for the chain, Oregon has not updated their website yet, but told me in a few weeks they should have the bar Part # available.
can you use M18 Redlithium XC 5.0 Battery's as a back up for this saw?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes by all means ! - I have the 5, 9 & 12 Ah batteries. They all work great in the chainsaw. Love these new high tech batteries...
How much does it weigh?
Tom R on Jul 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This Weighs 13.9 lbs.
where can we get an extra chain?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: my local hardware store makes chains to order and for less.
So does this special buy offer mean that you get two batteries?
Greg C on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the promotion is for an additional battery.
Does it still require bar oil like a traditional gas chain saw?
Charles H on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it still requires bar oil and fills like a traditional gas saw. I love this saw. Nice to set it down and be completely quiet while I move logs and branches around.
Is the ChainSaw veritable speed?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No mine is not. I will tell you this though, it is a man. I would not tale anything for mine. To have that much power and be so quiet is amazing. But it is just like everything else I have made by Milwaukee, tough as nails.
I read in one of the reviews a owner replaced the bar with a Stihl 16” bar. I have a gas powered stihl saw with extra bar, will that work on this saw?
Jrbv00 on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You should be able to use it.. but to make sure just contact Milwaukee customer service.. they are very nice and extremely helpful.. might even send you a new bar
Is it quiet enough to use on a Sunday morning without disturbing nearby neighbors?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is not anywhere as noisy as a gas powered chainsaw. Your lazy neighbors will not be disturbed.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

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.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw - 2727-21HD,
REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 Battery Pack,
M18 & M12 Rapid Charger,
16 in. Oregon Bar and Chain,
Scrench
M18 FUEL 16 in. Chainsaw - 2727-81HD,
REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 Battery Pack,
M18 & M12 Rapid Charger,
16 in. Oregon Bar and Chain,
Scrench
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Warranty: 5 Year null