Model#: MILN2731-20

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Milwaukee 2731-20 M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Bare Tool)

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Milwaukee's M18 FUEL Circular Saw delivers professional power and performance in a lightweight saw. Weighing up to 40% less than other corded saws on the market, the 2731 provides up to 5,000 RPM for maximum cutting efficiency without the hassle of a cord. The 2731 features a magnesium blade guard and shoe for enhanced durability and reduced weight, with a 50 degree bevel capacity for added versatility in various cutting applications.
With REDLINK PLUS Intelligence, the 2731 offers the most advanced electronics system to provide optimized power and performance during operation. Using total system communication between tool, battery and charger, REDLITHIUM battery packs offer up to 2X more run-time with superior pack construction and electronics. Note: Bare tool. Battery & Charger Sold Separately.
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers increased service life, durability and cutting performance
  • Lightweight construction offers improved control and cutting accuracy
  • Magnesium shoe and blade guard provide durability and strength for accurate cuts
  • 2-1/2 in. cutting depth for a greater range of cutting applications
  • Integrated rafter hook for quick storage when needed
  • Built-in LED light provides clear visibility of the cutline in low light situations
  • M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw - 2731-20
  • Bare Tool: Batteries & Charger Sold Separately


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 16 in.
Weight: 9 lbs.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Blade Diameter: 7-1/4 in.
Blade Position: Right
RPM: 5000
Voltage: 18V



4.8 / 5.0
50 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (34)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Easy To Use (33)
Powerful (30)
Value (4)
Lightweight (4)
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Jobsite (3)
Frequent Use (2)
Large Projects (2)
Small Projects (2)
Much better than expected
Cuts as good as a corded saw.
November 17, 2015
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
7 1\4 saw
Have been building homes for over 25 years. Never thought they could make a cordless saw that out performs a cord tool but this one does. Cuts through lvl beams like butter. I will never use my cord saw again
September 20, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
One of my most prized tools!
Awesome tool! Used it today with a battery that cut a straight edge on an Ipe deck 20' long last week. Made 6 cuts through LVL's, cut 20 plus 2x4's and a few 2x12's still has 3 bars on a 5amp hour battery.

I don't even reach for the worm drive any more.

The only very minor complaint is the safety and trigger manipulation out of position is a little awkward. I wish there was a safety block so all I had to do is pull the trigger.
August 4, 2016
This Saw Is A Must Have!
I love this saw! I don't sleep with it under my pillow but I could because it is cordless. I am a professional framer and others on my crew are always grabbing my saw. The only reason my other circular saws are still in my truck so the others guys have something to use. I use this all day every day and only overheated it once. Three guys using it exclusively to do a sub floor. Joists and 3/4" flooring for 8+ hours 80 degree heat till she needed a 15 min break in the shade to go again. Like I said I love this saw!
July 16, 2015
Originally posted at
I'm really impressed with the power of this saw
I'm really impressed with the power of this saw. Because I have 2 5.0XC batteries and the rapid charger I have never run out of power. Recommended!
January 25, 2016
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
A cut above the rest.
As a volunteer at a non-profit raptor rehabilitation/education center, I need tools that can do the job in the shop as well as out in the field. I am often required to construct cages, climbing structures for kids, out buildings, and animal habitat structures in areas that are far away from electricity, and where you can't get a generator.
the 2731-20 fits the bill perfectly. It's larger 7-1/4" blade makes it easier to cut larger material such as ceder 4X4s. The 4.0 batteries easily last 3X as long as any other cordless saw I've tried.
A feature that may or may not mean anything to others is that this saw is considerably quieter than any corded electric saw. I often work in close proximity to captive hawks, owls, and EAGLES. The quieter running motor seems to frighten the birds I work with far less than any other saw I've used.
January 31, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Tons of power
Will cut a full 2.5 inches but on a hot day with consistent use it did heat up and threw a fit but sat it in the shade for 10 minutes and fresh battery and it was back at it
July 15, 2016
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Very goid cordless saw
Not sure that its quite "corded power without the cord" but a very nice cordless saw none the less. Lightweight, good power, and deepest cutting saw on our sites. I use it all day in place of corded saws usually on one 5ah battery.
July 16, 2016
Have never owned a cordless saw before and after using it I am hooked. This piece of equipment worked great while I was building a wood shed. Glad that I wasn't tripping over and having to move electrical cords while cutting through the plywood sheeting.
August 16, 2015
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Excellent 2X Saw
My original purchase was the factory reconditioned version that out of the box would not work after sitting idle for 2-3 minutes. Reinserting the battery
would power up the saw only to die a few minutes later. Dropped it off at a Milwaukee service center in San Diego who shipped it off for no cost warranty repair. The return work invoice stated the problem was addressed by replacing the switch assembly. Returning home I found the problem still existed.
Returning to the service center, I was immediately given a brand new saw at no cost, absolutely no hassle and they kept the problem child. OUTSTANDING Milwaukee warranty and service.

The new saw has worked like a champ on a garage demo chopping up studs, joists, & 3/4 ply, completely replacing a corded sidewinder and much heavier worm drive.Battery life with a 5.0 AH Red Lithium has been superb and matches up with the test reviews you can find online. The only con from my right handed view and personal preference is the right side blade which is difficult to see if you're accustomed to sighting the blade itself for a precise cut.

I've only used the saw for a few days of work so I can't make a judgement as to durability but so far for form and function, it's 5 stars plus another one for the superlative warranty experience from the local service center.
August 29, 2015

Questions & Answers

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If i buy the bare tool does it come with a bag?
Sizzle chest. on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No,it does not come with a case.
Why is it left handed?
Why didn't you just make it like the other one.
Omar the framer on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's the same as most other 7-1/4" circular saws, but different from most
worm drive and smaller cordless circular saws. There seems to be people
that prefer it both ways based on experience and dominant hand. I think
they should make a left and right handed version, but as of now they do not.
If a cutoff blade were attached could it cut 1/8" aluminum?
Electrician on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Milwaukee recommends this unit to only be used for wood cutting applications.
Is this a one key tool?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it is not. Great saw, though.
If I buy 2731-20 and 2626-20 tools will I get the free batteries
no on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No,the free battery promotion is only for select Milwaukee tool kits only.
Do you have or make hard plastic cases for this saw, similar to the other cases.
Handyman on Nov 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not sell a separate hard case for this saw
Weight with battery please.
Cyberder on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The weight with battery is 10.7 lbs.
Is this the metal cutting saw?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2017

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw - 2731-20,
Bare Tool: Batteries & Charger Sold Separately
M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw - 2731-20,
Bare Tool: Batteries & Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $229.00 $159.00
You Save: N/A $70.00 (31%)


The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.



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