Cordless Diving with Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel Track Saw
Milwaukee has introduced an impressive addition to their lineup of popular tools: the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Plunge Cut Track Saw. This cordless track saw offers exceptional performance and versatility.
Like other track saws, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Track Saw features a 6 1/2-inch blade diameter. Its brushless motor and high-output battery deliver a maximum blade speed of 5600 RPM, ensuring clean cuts even on hardwoods with high-tooth-count blades.
One standout feature is the variable speed dial, allowing you to adjust the blade speed to match the material you’re working with. You can drop the speed all the way down to 2500 RPM for more precise cuts.
Unlike traditional track saws, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Track Saw features a button on the top for trigger safety. Operating the saw with your thumb is both easy and intuitive.
When making a cut, the riving knife drops to prevent material from pinching the blade or causing kickback.
Using the included rails, you can achieve precise cuts with the help of the adjustable cam mechanism. The Milwaukee rails ensure a secure fit and smooth sliding action.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Plunge Track Saw Design
Weight is not a major concern when it comes to track saws. The Milwaukee 2831 weighs 9.1 lbs without the battery. With the recommended 6.0Ah high-output battery, it weighs 11.5 lbs.
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Track Saw includes a dust bag that connects to the port on the back of the blade guard. It offers over 90% dust removal and can be connected to Milwaukee’s wet/dry vacs or other vacuums for a cleaner work area.
The dust port is 360° rotatable and fits a 1 7/8″ hose and adapters.
With the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Track Saw, you can cut up to 2 1/4 inches deep. Adjusting the depth is simple: just press the button on the red depth gauge stop and slide it to your desired depth of cut.
There is also a micro depth adjustment knob for precise adjustments.
The bevel angles range from -1° to 48°, with stops at 22.5° and 45°. To adjust the bevel angle, loosen the knobs on the front and rear of the saw. The bevel override slider allows you to go beyond the limits.
Blade replacement is a straightforward process. Flip up the lever under the auxiliary handle to access the arbor. Use the blade wrench to loosen the arbor nut and replace the blade. Reverse the process to finish.
- Includes anti-burr device (replaces blade viewing window)
- Anti-tilt rail safety knob
- Compatible with all Milwaukee M18 batteries (high output recommended)
- Model: Milwaukee 2831
- Power supply: Milwaukee M18 battery (high output recommended)
- Blade Diameter: 6 1/2 inches
- No-load speed: 2500 – 5600 RPM
- Maximum Cutting Depth: 2 1/4 inches
- Weight: 9.8 lbs without battery
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Plunge Track Saw Prices
The Milwaukee 2831-21 kit, which includes the chainsaw, 6.0Ah high-output battery, multi-voltage charger, and Packout XL tool case, is priced at $639.00. The bare tool option is available for $399. Both options come with Milwaukee’s standard 5-year warranty.
There are other configurations available, including kits with rails. Prices for these kits range from $624.99 to $924.99.
Milwaukee Track Saw Rails
To get the most out of your track saw, you’ll need a rail. Milwaukee offers a kit that complements the 2831 track saw:
- 48-08-0570: 31″ Rail
- 48-08-0571: 55″ Rail
- 48-08-0572: 106″ Rail
- 48-08-0573: Rail Clamp
- 48-08-0574: Rail Connector
- 48-08-0575: Anti-split tape
- 48-08-0576: Rail Bag (fits 31″ and 55″ rails only)
- 48-08-0577: Anti-Slip Strip
Milwaukee Track Saw Blades
Milwaukee offers a selection of 6 1/2″ blades for track saws:
- 48-40-0624: 6-1/2″ 24T General Purpose Track Saw Blade
- 48-40-0625: 6-1/2″ 40T Finish Track Saw Blade (replacement blade included with saw)
- 48-40-0627: 6-1/2″ 48T Finishing Track Saw Blade
- 48-40-0670: 6-1/2″ 4T Fiber Cement Track Saw Blade
- 48-40-0643: 6-1/2″ 52T Laminated Track Saw Blade
The Bottom Line
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Plunge Track Saw is a powerful and well-designed tool that doesn’t compromise on performance. With its cordless convenience and range of accessories, it’s a worthwhile investment for any professional or DIY enthusiast. Give it a try—you won’t be disappointed!