Milwaukee has expanded their Fuel line of brushless tools with the M18 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw. According to the manufacturer, the saw offers 30% faster cutting, twice the run time, and three times the motor life of the competition. Because it’s cordless, there are no trip hazards and with the onboard LED, the cut line is clear, regardless of working conditions. The saw has a magnesium shoe and a rafter hook. The kit comes with Milwaukee’s multi-voltage charger, which is compatible with all of their M18 and M12 batteries.
There is a short video clip at the bottom of this page showing the saw being used to cut through three layers of OSB at once. It was shot by David Frane at a media event in Milwaukee in June 2013.
Milwaukee 2730-32 Specs
- Voltage: 18 volts
- Supplied battery: 4.0 Ah
- Weight: 8 pounds (with battery)
- Speed: 5,000 rpm
- Blade: 6 1/2”
- COO: China
- Kit includes: one or two batteries, charger, blade, blade wrench, and contractor bag
- Price: $200 (bare), $300 (1 battery kit); $400 (2 battery kit)