This article originally appeared on the BUILDER website.
The M18 FUEL 7 1/4-inch Rear Handle Circular Saw, one of the newest cordless saws from Milwaukee Tool is designed to deliver the operating power of a 15amp corded saw at 5,800 RPM.
The saw is constructed from cast magnesium for light weight and durability, and its gears don’t require oiling. Hardware features include an electric brake that stops the blade after a cut, a built-in LED work light, and a multi-sized rafter storage hook.
Like all tools in the M18 line, the new saw incorporates Milwaukee Tool’s POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and REDLINK Plus intelligence system, which protects the tool from overloading or overheating, according to the manufacturer.
When used with Milwaukee Tool’s M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Battery, the saw can deliver 570 cuts in 2x4 on a single charge. The tool and battery together operate with 50% more power, run 50% cooler, and deliver 33% more runtime than with Milwaukee’s M18 REDLITHIUM HD9.0 battery.
The M18 FUEL 7-1/4-inch Rear Handle Circular Saw Kit retails for $449, and includes an M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 battery, M12/M18 Multi Voltage Charger, General Purpose Framing Blade and Contractor Bag. The saw is compatible with all M18 batteries, and retails for $269 as a bare tool. Both products are set to launch in July 2019. milwaukeetool.com