M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw 2982-21

Milwaukee Introduces 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw

M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw 2982-21

M18 FUEL™ 8" Metal Cutting Circular Saw

M18 FUEL™ 8″ Metal Cutting Circular Saw

MILWAUKEE, WI – Harnessing the power, performance, and run-time delivered by M18 FUEL™ technology*, Milwaukee Tool has developed the industry’s first cordless 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw. Generating 15amp corded power on a cordless platform, this new solution is thoughtfully designed to perform in the toughest applications, such as 1” plate steel, angle iron, corrugated decking, and 2” black pipe, without slowing users down.

“Since its inception a little over 10 years ago, M18™ technology has continued to push the boundaries of 18V capability, allowing us to develop cordless tools in a predominately corded space. The introduction of the first cordless 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw is a significant achievement for the M18™ System and a huge step forward for productivity in metal cutting” said Kevin Gee, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Through our advanced M18 FUEL™ cordless technology, we’re able to deliver an 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw that not only surpasses the speed of corded but does so with a larger cutting capacity than any cordless metal cutting circular saw.”

With Milwaukee’s M18™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery technology, the tool eliminates the hassle of cords and delivers the power to cut up to 120’ in corrugated decking per charge. In conjunction with REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence and a POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery provides users with all-day runtime – ensuring maximum performance and protection from overload, overheating and over-discharge. Like the corded model, the new metal cutting saw provides users with a cold cutting solution for thicker metals. An Overload Indicator Light illuminates when users push the saw too hard and a durable blade shield with integrated chip collection deflects and collects metal chips and sparks.

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. This new tool is part of the M18™ System, now offering more than 200 power tool solutions.

The M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw will be available April 2020 and will ship with one of Milwaukee’s new metal cutting circular saw blades. Milwaukee’s new lineup of metal cutting circular saw blades will launch later this year.

*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™ 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.


M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw (2982-21)

  • RPM: 4,000
  • Cut Capacity: 2-9/16”
  • Arbor Size: 5/8”
  • Onboard Chip Collection
  • Load Indicator Light
  • Cuts up to 120’ of Corrugated Decking Per Charge on a REDLITHIUM™ XC8.0 Battery
  • Tool-Free Adjustable Shoe
  • Electric Blade Brake
  • Weight: 12.1lbs (Bare Tool)
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Kit Includes M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw, M18™ REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT™ XC 8.0 Battery Pack, M12™ & M18™ Rapid Charger, Blade, Allen Key & Contractor Bag

*Also available as a bare tool (2982-20)

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Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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