The Next Breakthrough Is Here: The M18 FUEL™ Chainsaw Eats Through Hardwoods


The Next Breakthrough Is Here: The M18 FUEL™ Chainsaw Eats Through Hardwoods

The M18 FUEL Chainsaw has the power to cut hardwoods, cuts faster than PETROL**, and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge – providing more work-per-charge than any other cordless chainsaw available today.     

“One of the most frequently requested tools by our users has been a Milwaukee® chainsaw. Unwilling to settle on subpar performance, we continued to advance our cordless technologies until we could provide a solution that truly delivers game-changing power and run-time that outperforms small petrol engines and higher voltage systems,” said Richard Powell, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Through a ground-up redesign of our electronics, to the manufacture of a powerful new motor and a brand-new powerhouse – the M18REDLITHIUM-ION HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Ah Battery— our new Chainsaw was born.”

Milwaukee® created a brand-new POWERSTATE Brushless Motor for this Chainsaw, which sustains power and speed through tough applications without bogging down. Milwaukee® also redesigned from the ground-up the REDLINK PLUSIntelligence featured in this tool, utilising electronics never used before in power tools. This newly designed REDLINK PLUS Intelligence package ensures maximum performance of the tool under load and protects against overload and overheat. This electronics package also allows the Chainsaw to achieve instantaneous throttle response, reaching full speed in under a second.

When equipped with Milwaukee®’s new M18 FUEL REDLITHIUM-ION HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Ah Battery, the chainsaw can power through up to 150 cuts in 100 mm x 100 mm pine on just one charge. This eliminates the hassle of switching out battery packs multiple times during the day. The new HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Ah Battery provides 50% more power, runs 50% cooler, and delivers 33% more run-time than the M18REDLITHIUM-ION HD9.0 Ah Battery. In conjunction with REDLINK PLUS Intelligence and the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, the HIGH OUTPUT Battery allows users to push the Chainsaw hard and work all day – delivering more work-per-charge than any other professional power tool system.

True to Milwaukee®’s “Nothing But Heavy Duty” promise, the Chainsaw’s robust, high-strength all-metal gearing and gear case deliver best-in-class torque and allow it to complete the most demanding applications including cuts in hardwoods.

Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. The new Chainsaw is fully compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 135 power tool products, and is a true testament to Milwaukee®’s focus on investing in game-changing technology that truly delivers breakthrough solutions for users.

* M18 FUEL is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations - the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM-ION Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence Hardware and Software - that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

** When compared to 40cc gas units


M18 FUEL Chainsaw

(M18 FCHS-121B)

  • Weight with 12.0 Ah battery pack:             6.4 kg
  • Speed:                                                           6,600 RPM
  • Chain bar length:                                         40 cm
  • Chain speed:                                                12.4 m/s
  • Oiler:                                                              Automatic
  • Dual stud for improved bar and chain retention
  • 40 cm oregon bar & chain
  • Variable speed trigger

Includes M18 FCHS Chainsaw, M18 REDLITHIUM-ION HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Ah battery, M12 – M18 rapid charger, 80cc of oil, chain tool, bar cover

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