Milwaukee already makes an M18 cordless miter saw. Whaaaaat? Yep, we posted about it in our 2014 EU Milwaukee new tool preview post.
So why haven’t we seen it here? Simple – it was designed with a 8.5″ blade and unique handle system, for the European market. it wasn’t really designed for USA or North American users.
So when will we see a Milwaukee cordless miter saw? The answer: soon.
Update: It’s here! First Look at Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel Cordless Miter Saw
Was at the acme tool show over the weekend and talked to two different Milwaukee reps and both solidly confirmed the M18 Fuel 12″ Miter saw is indeed real and will be released later this year.
I have heard some buzz about Milwaukee working to come out with an M18 brushless miter saw that provided corded-like performance, but I was always in a I’ll believe it when I see it frame of mind.
And then the photos started coming in…
Sorry, the images look to have been taken down.
Oh look, isn’t that the new Milwaukee M18 High Demand 9.0Ah Li-ion battery pack? That makes sense.
This looks like a whole different tool, designed from the ground up. And it also looks to have a 10-inch blade. It makes more sense that Milwaukee would come out with a 10″ cordless miter saw, rather than 12″, which would be larger, heavier, more power-hungry, and more expensive.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited at the possibility of a Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless miter saw. That must be one beefy brushless motor – who knows what else might be coming down the line?
After Milwaukee brings this or another M18 Fuel brushless cordless miter saw to the USA market, what other corded tools do you think they’ll make cordless next?
Here’s another question:
Which would you choose? Dewalt’s 20V Max 7-1/4″ cordless miter saw, or a Milwaukee M18 Fuel 10″ cordless miter saw?
On one hand, the Dewalt is bound to be smaller, lighter, and less expensive. But the Milwaukee is presumably going to be more powerful and more capable. A 10-inch blade size would mean greater cutting capacity, and also wider blade compatibility.
I tend to use a range of different blades for different purposes, some of which aren’t readily available in 7-1/4″ sizing, such as the non-ferrous aluminum and plastic-cutting blades that I like. But there’s also benefit in having a smaller saw that’s more easily portable.
As a reminder, all we’ve got so far is a post on the ToolGuyd forum discussing what some Milwaukee reps are telling customers, and some photos of a Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless miter saw that surfaced on Instagram.
As soon as we learn more, we’ll share! And I hope you guys will do the same!