The Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8 in. Metal Cutting Circular Saw generates 15 Amp corded power, faster cuts than 15 Amp corded metal circular saws and delivers up to 120 ft. of cutting corrugated decking per charge with a POWERSTATE Brushless Motor. The M18 FUEL 8 in. Metal Cutting Circular Saw combines Milwaukee’s legendary performance and durability with the portability of the M18 platform. REDLINK PLUS Intelligence ensures maximum performance and protection from overload, overheating and over-discharge. The M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT XC 8.0 battery (not included) delivers 50% more power and runs 50% cooler than M18 REDLITHIUM XC Batteries while still being fully compatible across the M18 platform. With this saw users get a cut capacity of 2-9/16 in. to power through the most demanding applications at a larger capacity than any previous cordless metal cutting circular saws.
- POWERSTATE brushless motor: purposely built for the M18 FUEL 8 in. metal cutting circular saw to generate the power and performance of a 15 Amp corded metal cutting circular saw
- REDLINK PLUS intelligence: most Advanced system of electronics in the industry, enabling communication between batteries and tools, allowing for unmatched levels of performance, protection and compatibility
- REDLITHIUM HIGH DEMAND battery pack (not included): provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler versus standard REDLITHIUM battery, superior pack construction, electronics and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack lifespan than any battery on the market
- Blade cut capacity: 2-9/16 in.
- Onboard Chip collection
- Overload indicator light
- Dual action trigger
- Electric blade brake
- Cuts 120 ft. of decking per charge
- Adjustable depth
- 5-year warranty
- Compatible with all M18 batteries
- Includes: 1 M18 FUEL 8 in. metal cutting circular saw one 42T blade
I am building boat storages out of 4″ and 8″ c-purlin and 3″ square tubing. This saw mows through this stuff like it was butter and without a cord, can cut just about anywhere, do not have to drag metal to my chopsaw!
Used this to cut .25” plate for shelter worked great. Used one blade to do all the cuts.
This cordless metal cutting circular saw is another outstanding product from Milwaukee. If you cut metal on a regular basis with a hacksaw, jigsaw or band saw, the metal cutting circular saw will save you a significant amount of time. As one of my tests, I cut through 1-1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8 inch steel c-channel. The cut was exceptionally clean and smooth. The saw cut through the metal with ease. The chip collection system on the saw did capture a majority of the metal chips but a small percentage ended up on the floor. This product comes with the saw, an eight inch metal cutting blade, one M18 8.0Ah battery, a rapid charger and a contractor’s bag. I prefer blow molded cases for durability but I realize others prefer the bags and with the size of the saw a blow molded case might be huge. The problem with this bag is that it is designed for the product to be stored as it comes out of the box (no blade installed and the guard retracted. Once one attaches the blade, they do not want to remove the blade to store the product. While one could cram the saw into the bag with blade attached, it is a very tight fit.The saw features a lock-off button which must be engaged to start the saw, a load indicator light, a rip fence slot, a lower guard with lever for manual opening, a chip container, a spindle lock, an attached spindle wrench, depth adjustment (0 to 2-9/16 inches) and an electronic brake that stops the blade in less than one second. The arbor is 5/8 inch and the no load RPM is 4000.The chip container attaches tightly to ensure the majority of metal chips are collected. However, once the latch is disengaged, I found it difficult to pop the chip container off the saw. It needs a leverage point where one can pull it off and I did not find a good gripping point to easily remove it. The spindle lock works well but I found it to be in an awkward place that made holding it with one hand and the wrench with the other difficult. The blade cover includes a directional arrow to help one remember which way to install a replacement blade.
This saw is a monster, yet it is so versatile and easy to use. It’s right at 12lbs, uses the popular and dependable M18 batteries. This thing will cut just about any metal you’re going to run into on the jobsite. Its depth of cut is up to 2-9/16”. So, you can cut steel studs, decking, roofing panels, up to 1” steel plate, 2” steel pipe, 2-1/2’x2-1/2”x1/4” angle iron. It goes through aluminum siding and plate like a hot knife through butter. All of these while making a smooth clean finish. It has the standard 5/8” arbor, tool included and a place on the saw just for it. The chip container catches most of the chips and there’s a window to check the level of chips in the container. Emptying is quick and easy by unlatching one latch. There is an overload indicator light on the saw, to let you know when you might be pushing too fast. Let the saw do the work! It has a large and very comfortable handle, with ambidextrous safety switch or lock-off button. I really like that the shoe has clear markings as to where the blade travels and where the front of the blade is, so there’s no surprises there. The saw has a spindle lock, depth gauge, rip fence slot and depth adjusting lever like other Milwaukee circular saws, but this saw is not the same. It is a metal sawing beast and I don’t have to wrestle with cords or a generator. Just grab it and go. For those that have used Milwaukee’s corded saws, you know how good they are. Get that and more without the cord. This kit came with the heavy, well-made contractor bag, the powerful and long last High Output XC8.0 battery, the Rapid Charger and a blade. Read the manual, there’s always good information in them and then go and enjoy your new saw.
works well for going out and cutting steel off the metal rack
Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt 8 in. Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Metal Cutting Circular Saw Kit is new for me doing metalwork. This is a heavy duty circular saw that has on the side a hot metal chip container that gives it that different look. The chip container works reasonably well. The saw has an 8-inch blade with a maximum cut-off length of 2 9/16-inches. Per the manual, it’ll cut steel up to the following dimensions: decking 2 9/16-inches, plate 1-inch, pipe 2-inches, angle iron 2 1/2-inches per side by 1/4-inch thick and studs up to 10 gauge. The 8-Ah battery has plenty of power and is a pleasure with no trailing cord. The included battery has a capacity to cut 120 feet of metal decking. It is great in this regard to use on the job-site. The motor is larger, a sidewinder and found it a bit getting used to in working. The saw weight is 15-pounds with the 8.0 Ah battery. It comes with a top handle that is long and comfortable to get a good grip on the tool. It has a double safety trigger and an electrical brake. The brake is first rate and liked the slight buck because the motor stops the blade fast. It comes with a standard base for plunge cuts and more importantly, to adjust the blade height to the work for safety. Changing the blade is standard as with other aspects of this circular saw. The primary difference is its larger size and the hot chip container on one side.The battery recharges in less than an hour, add a second battery, if you want to keep going, but consider you may want some cooling time between recharges. It has an overload light that is sensitive when cutting, located on top of the handle and easy to view. It also helps in not burning the blade besides saving the motor. It comes with a Milwaukee metal cutting, 42-teeth, blade. I haven’t done any really heavy cutting yet, just some angle iron, metal studs and scrape that made quick work of it all. Previously, I would have used a Sawzall and a large portable band saw for this work. I was immediately impressed with this saw. Cuts are clean, quick, few burrs, more precise and cooler to the touch when done. The 2 9/16-inch capacity with the powerful motor means it can easily handle jobs that I’d been using other saws to handle. It is a no nonsense portable saw for tough jobs.
This Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8 inch metal cutting circular saw is a well-designed, heavy duty tool. A lot of thought went into this tool, and it really shows. The saw is rated to cut up to 120 feet of corrugated decking per one charge of its 8 Ah battery, and this saw has an adjustable cut capacity of up to 2 and 9/16 inches so it will easily handle angle iron as well. Not being tied to a power cord is another advantage on this saw, and you do not give up any cutting power because this saw has the performance of a 15 Amp corded saw. Another great design feature is the onboard metal chip collection slot (an enclosed sleeve – see picture) which reduces loose debris and sparks (still wear those safety glasses though!). You can safely dispose of those metal chips by easily unlatching the side of the saw (see picture). Speaking of safety, there is an electric brake on the blade so this stops in less than one second of trigger release. It also has a square LED light on the top of the handle which alerts you to any problem, such as potential overload, overheating, or over-discharge (see picture). The saw comes with the 8 Ah battery I mentioned above (and it fits all Milwaukee M18 batteries), a charger, an 8 inch 42 tooth tungsten carbide infused blade, and a sturdy zippered carrying case (with shoulder strap for hands-free carrying), so you are all set to take this anywhere! I highly recommend this circular saw because of its great design features!
The Milwaukee m18 metal cutting circular saw kit. The metal saw has a bunch of great features. The blade shroud does a excellent job of containing the sparks and metal fillings from flying all over the place. The saw also features a blade guard lift leaver that helps stop it from catching on the material your cutting. The saw has plenty of power to cut through any of the metal I thrown at it. It comes with a nice oversized bag and a m18 8.0 battery.
I use this for cutting unistrut and 2×2 3/16 angle iron. It works great and the chip collection keeps the mess to a minimum. I’ve also used it on metal decking and corrugated sheathing as well as ductwork.
I had to cut notches 1” deep in 2” strap 1/4 inch thick for the crossing points. Being able to set the depth of the cutand making several passes in each point took very little time. Making the first plate assembly the saw paid for buying it. After making three, 24 notches each, the blade still looks like new.
I received my Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt 8 in. Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Metal Cutting Circular Saw Kit. It came with a with 8.0 Ah Battery, Rapid Charger, saw blade and a nice carrying bag. The first thing I did was charge the battery. With the rapid charger it did take very long at all. I installed the blade to the saw. I looked around my shop and found a piece of thick walled pipe to cut. It cut through the pipe fast and smooth. The allen wrench is stored on the handle of the saw. Make sure to wear safety glasses when using. There are a lot of chips flying. I would recommend this metal Cutting saw to anyone that has metal to cut. Milwaukee tools are awesome and they have a lot of great tools.
I’ve always found this manufacturer to produce a quality product and this is no exception. It is very well built to last under heavy work conditions. I originally wanted it to cut roofing tin. However, for my uses I’m not sure it will work because it is so powerful and heavy. I’m not sure I have the strength to hold it if it catches a snag and tries to get away from me. The battery is great and it keeps on going a long time on a charge and it recharges fast. The bag is beautifully made but if they had just made it 1/2 an inch deeper I think it would have been easier to use without putting pressure on the zipper. I liked that everything came packed well inside the bag. Once the blade is on the tool and the guard is in place it must be laid on its side to fit into inside the bag with the zipper zipped.
Use it to cut thin metal sheets works great love it !
By far one of the best cordless cutting saws on the market. This unit comes with the complete kit, and a well designed contractor’s carry bag. This new saw was purposely designed to cut better and faster than any of it’s electrical counterparts. The cuts are smooth and swift. This saw cut thru a solid 1/2 inch steel block in mere seconds. The entire process was clean and precise. Cutting depths are adjustable, and the Powerstate Brushless motor provides 4,000 RPM for faster cutting. It also includes higher capacity batteries, that are designed to run longer, and cooler to protect the equipment. We were truly impressed with the poser and performance,and therefore highly recommend this Milwaukee Cordless metal circular cutting saw to all interested shoppers. It absolutely delivers the performance it is designed for. This Company also provides for a 5-year limited tool warranty, 3-year limited battery warranty. Quality of construction and attention to detail are evident in all of their products.
Cut fence pipe and other various metals. Little under powered for thicker metal.
As always, Milwaukee has produced another excellent product. I did not expect that a battery-operated saw would be so powerful and I was impressed. I also like that it comes with a sturdy cloth bag for storage that has outside pockets on both sides and a sturdy zipper, although it is a tight fit for the saw when the blade is attached. I also like the chip collector. It is so convenient to be able to cut metal anywhere because it does not rely on electricity to run. It does have the power of a 15A corded saw, but this is faster. I like the textured, rubberized grips on the handles.It comes with everything needed to start cutting metal: the saw, an 8″ metal & stainless cutting blade which needs to be installed, an adjustable 1.5″ x34″ woven carry strap, an 18-volt 8.0 Ah battery, and a Rapid charger. Separate instruction manuals are also included for the circular saw and the charger. I like that this charger has indicator lights and can charge both M12 and M18 batteries. The battery also has status lights to show level of power remaining.It performs well and all the described features and specifications are correct. It is nice to have a tool with a 5-year warranty – the battery has a 3-year warranty.
I received my Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt 8 in. Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Metal Cutting Circular Saw Kit. It came with a with 8.0 Ah Battery, Rapid Charger, saw blade and a nice carrying bag. The first thing I did was charge the battery. With the rapid charger it did take very long at all. I installed the blade to the saw. I looked around my shop and found a piece of thick walled pipe to cut. It cut through the pipe fast and smooth. The allen wrench is stored on the handle of the saw. Make sure to wear safety glasses when using. There are a lot of chips flying. I would recommend this metal Cutting saw to anyone that has metal to cut. Milwaukee tools are awesome and they have a lot of great tools.Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful
So far all I’ve cut is 1/4” angle and it is a BEAST.
Have being using corded metal saw for years best tool to cut real deal steel havent used my torch in years. Torches leave slag which you have clean up after cuts and they are not precise cuts. The metal saw cuts clean and procise cuts all the time and if its 2 1/2″ thick or under it cuts it all day long. Then milwaukee tool finally made the best metal cutting tool cordless no more draging out the cord anymore to make cut thanks kevin g. So if you do ironwork or metal working or just like to cut steel for the fun of it, this is the tool to have. So lose the torch and cutting wheels and join the 21th century.