Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16″ Electric Chainsaw Review (2727-20)

Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL is a battery powered chainsaw. It’s equipped with 16-inch Oregon bar and chain.

Cutting performance

Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL cuts pretty well and is comparable to some gas chainsaws in that aspect. It’s perhaps not suited for professional use but it has all the power most homeowners will ever need with all the advantages of electric chainsaw – less noise, less maintenance, no fumes and instant start-up etc.

Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL moves it chain at 40.7 feet pet second (12.4 m/s) at no-load. Not bad for an electric chainsaw but some battery powered chainsaws can move their chain even faster like Makita XCU04PT LXT (65 ft/s) and Greenworks GCS80420 (49.2 ft/s). Faster chain speed at no-load doesn’t always correlate to faster cutting speed as there are other factors that can impact it but it’s one of the factors.

Trigger is variable which Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL needs as it tend to overheat if you go full throttle non-stop.


Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL has features like brushless motor, automatic oiler, metal bucking spikes, chain brake


Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL doesn’t come with battery or charger but it’s compatible with all M18 batteries and chargers. It holds charge well with 18M battery but battery life depends on the capacity of the battery you use and how you use your chainsaw.

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Ease of use

Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL is easy to handle and isn’t too heavy (13.9 lbs).


Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL is a decent battery powered chainsaw for homeowner, however they are other good alternatives that are worth consideration like Makita XCU04PT LXT and Greenworks GCS80420.

Milwaukee 2727-20 M18 FUEL Chainsaw Specifications:

  • Type: Electric (battery powered)
  • Motor: Brushless
  • Chain Speed: 40.7 ft/s (12.4 m/s)
  • Max RPM: 6,600
  • Bar Length: 16″ (406.4 mm)
  • Cutting Capacity: 15″ (381 mm)
  • Chain Oil Tank Capacity: 6.7oz (200mL)
  • Replacement Bar Model: 48-09-3001
  • Bar Groove Width: 0.043″ (1.1 mm)
  • Replacement Chain Model: 49-16-2715
  • Chain Type: Low Kickback
  • Chain Pitch: 3/8″ (9.5 mm)
  • Chain Teeth: 56
  • Weight: 13.9 lbs / 6.3 kg

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