Milwaukee 2731-20 M18 FUEL Circular Saw Review

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  • Powerful and consistent 5,800 RPM cutting speed.
  • Includes RedLithium High Output and Redlink Plus Intelligence for better portability.
  • Solid metal cover, base, guard, and blade construction.
  • Right-handed blade is easy to handle.
  • Brushless motor protects against overloading, overheating, and overdischarge.
Milwaukee 2731-20 M18 FUEL Circular Saw Review
Milwaukee 2731-20 M18 FUEL Circular Saw Review

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Construction / Versatile Use

Milwaukee 2731-20 Review Construction

Let’s start with the base of this power tool. It’s solidly constructed with plenty of power. It’s metal so you know it’s a sturdy base, accommodating large and intense jobs.

Second to this is the engraved, not painted on, measurements that are quite large and prominent. So it increases productivity twofold because you have the big numbers offering as much assistance as you need to get the job done.

Ideal for residential and professional carpenter-grade construction. The convenient cast deck also makes adjustments quick and simple. So it’s fair to guess that this will last for a very long time, regardless of how often you use it.

The lever to control the angling of the blade is also very user-friendly and secure. It’s easy to use on narrow planes because the machine doesn’t wobble as much. Thanks to the all-metal base construction.

The safety button is located at a comfortable angle. It doesn’t require two hands to press. You can simply push it with your thumb on either hand. Nor does it interfere with your cutting angle.

Blade / Intricate Cutting Control

Milwaukee 2731-20 Review Blade

As a do-it-yourself-er, I often wonder, does the blade’s size matter? In Milwaukee’s case, it does and it should. The right-handed blade cuts really sharp and is so much easier to handle than some of the previous circular saws I’ve come across.

The blade cuts at 51-degrees so it’s fast and has a versatile angle as well. One thing though, there are no positive stops on this saw. So depending on how you like to use the circular saw, this feature may or may come in handy for you.

Getting the blade at the correct angle is simple too. Just turn the knob up to the front, it tightens up fairly quickly which makes quick blade adjustments easy.

The blade cover is also made up of metal which further proves its durability and long-term convenience.

With regards to blade performance, cutting speed, the Milwaukee is the safest circular saw to use. It is also a good choice for kickback – which is perfect for some people. And there’s plenty of visibility during cutting.

If you’re one of those people who have always been complaining about left-handed blades, the Milwaukee is a sigh of relief!

One last thing before I move on, Milwaukee’s blade is also one of the heaviest I’ve used. It weighs over 12 pounds which is quite a number. The average weight of a circular saw is about 10 pounds.

Battery / Long-Term Use

The best use for a Milwaukee 2730-20 M8 circular saw is versatile. Since this is a beast of a circular saw, it can take on nearly all kinds of jobs. With little pressure only, it can cut through 2×4 up to 750 times on a single charge.

However, for slightly heavy-duty projects, it does suck up too much battery power. So you might have to invest in a couple extra batteries just in case. But overall, it’s a sturdy, powerful, and efficient pick.

The Milwaukee provides High-Output M18 batteries but if you want more power, I would recommend you to try out the 6.0 and 12.0 batteries.

Regarding the battery life and quality, the Milwaukee takes about 120 minutes to charge all the way through.

Additional information

Specification: Milwaukee 2731-20 M18 FUEL Circular Saw Review

Power
Engine Speed (RPM)

5000

Voltage (V)

18

Power Source

Battery Powered

Brushless Motor

No

Worm Drive

No

Depth of Cut - 90 Degrees (in)

2.5

Depth of Cut - 45 Degrees (in)

1.8125

Blade Diameter (in)

7.25

Blade Location

Right

Cord Style

Cordless

Portability
Length (in)

‎6

Width (in)

12.5

Height (in)

10

Weight (pounds)

8.5

Utility
Bevel Capacity (degrees)

50

Electric Brake

No

Laser Guide

No

LED Lights

Yes

Spindle Lock

No

Dust Collection

No

Dust Blower

No

Dust Port

No

Usage

Woodworking

Money-back guarantee days

30

Warranty (Years)

3

Misc
Arbor Size (in)

0.625

Batteries Included

No

Batteries Required

Yes

Battery Cell Type

‎Lithium Ion

Brand

MILWAUKEE

Color

Red

Model

2731-20

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