Milwaukee M12 Fuel Circular Saw Preview

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Circular Saw Preview

Last August the Tool Box Buzz team attended the Milwaukee Tool New Product Symposium where they showed off a number of new tools. The M18 tools dominated most of our coverage articles but one tool we shared over our social media channels was the M12 Fuel Circular Saw. It is a completely new tool to the M12 line much like the M12 Polisher.M12 Fuel Circular Saw 1

Specifications

M12 FUEL™ 5-3/8” Circular Saw Kit (2530-21XC)

  • Length: 12-3/8”
  • Weight: 5.35 lbs
  • Speed: 3,600 RPM
  • Arbor Size: 10mm
  • Bevel Capacity: 50º
  • Capacity: 1-5/8”

Includes M12 FUEL™ 5-3/8” Circular Saw, (1) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 4.0 Extended Capacity Battery Packs, M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger, a blade, blade wrench & contractor bag.

*Also available as a bare tool (2530-20)M12 Fuel Circular Saw 2

First Impressions

I’m not going to lie, my first impression was that it looked like a toy. The sheer size of it is small. Knowing Milwaukee’s tag line of Nothing but Heavy Duty, I knew I would probably have my first impression blown away. The tool we viewed and used was still referred to as a prototype but seems pretty close to the final product. We got a chance to view the guts of the tool to see how it was put together. There is reinforcement in all the right places while still being mindful of the weight.

We only got to take a couple passes each through 1/2″ OSB but this tool is definitely heavy duty. Having the ability to cut through 2x materials makes this tool immensely useful on any job site. We can’t wait to get our hands on the M12 Fuel Circular Saw. It’s small, light, and powerful, it should prove to be very useful.

 

About the author

Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, “Work hard until the job is done.”

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