Milwaukee M18 Table Saw Still Worth Buying in 2021? – You'll be surprised with what I have to say

Milwaukee M18 Table Saw Still Worth Buying in 2021? – You'll be surprised with what I have to say

It’s been two years since I brought the Milwaukee M18 Fuel with One Key Table Saw home with me, and today I will let you know if this Milwaukee M18 FUEL Table Saw is still worth the money today.

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M18 FUEL ONE-KEY 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 8-1/4 in

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Achieve power and performance with this Milwaukee Cordless M18 FUEL 8-1/4 in. Table Saw. Features included the power of a 15 Amp corded saw with 24-1/2 in. of Rip Capacity and up to 600 lin. ft. of cutting per charge. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor was built for the M18 FUEL 8-1/4 in. Table Saw. This is for professional carpenters, remodelers and general contractors in any jobsite condition. Features include ONE-KEY Smart Technology that enables wireless tool connectivity to smart devices including smart phones and tablets. Get the ability to track and manage your tool’s performance and location with the built-in technology. Integrated Tool Tracking provides full visibility to how and where tools are being used across your network of jobs and users within a 100 ft. range of your smart device. Milwaukee Folding Table Saw Stand is designed to be used with the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8-1/4 Table Saw with ONE-KEY (model 2736). The portable folding stand features all steel construction to handle the conditions of a jobsite. Its compact, lightweight design allows for easy transportation and storage. A quick attach latching system keeps the saw lock onto the stand when in use and easily detaches once you are done. Includes quick attaching latch system and adjustable feet.
24-1/2 ft. rip capacity to rip 4×8 sheets of plywood or OSB
Maximum bevel of 47°
Rack and Pinion Fence system for square cuts and easy adjustment
All metal frame to handle tough jobsite conditions
On board storage for guard, riving knife, push stick, fence and miter gauge
Tool free guard and riving knife changes
REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD 12.0 Ah battery pack: provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler versus standard REDLITHIUM HD packs
Compatible with all M18 batteries
Single wrench blade change
5-year tool and 3-year battery warranty
Includes: 2736-20 8-1/4 in. table saw, (1) REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 battery, M18 rapid charger, blade, guard, riving knife, push stick, miter gauge and wrench, folding table saw stand (48-08-0561)


  1. XoF - Woodworking Hobbyist on October 18, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    great review! Thanks! Would you use this saw for hardwood? I make boxes out of walnut, maple or oak. Would that saw work fine?

  2. Agent7 Agent7 on October 18, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    I have the dewalt and really happy with it too and currently heavily invested in Milwaukee tools the time I bought the dewalt the Milwaukee probably was still on the drawing table but when I do cabinetry I use the big daddy dewalt with the cord

  3. Jesse Labreche on October 18, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    I have 4 12amps and a fleet of 5’s and 9’s, so it works amazing for me.

  4. Ashish M on October 18, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    A very informative and entertaining review. Thanks!

  5. Matt Barnes on October 18, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Cord for this and I’d put the Dewalt " ol’ reliable " in a corner of the shop as backup.

  6. WildandLiving on October 18, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    They should make a battery housing that plugs in

  7. Polski partacz w jukej on October 18, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    That saw costing today £599 so it is just one daily rate

  8. Steve B on October 18, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    Hi. Great review. Between DeWalt and Milwaukee cordless table saw would you say you use more

  9. Suze Siviter on October 18, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    You know its really easy to convert an old battery-rip out the batteries and wire in a 10A 18V power adaptor, use an old laptop one with high current.

  10. Pablo Pinuer on October 18, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    ¿Será posible utilizar esta sierra con 5.0 A? Muchas gracias por este video, es muy aclarativo y educativo. Saludos desde Chile

  11. Ulises2099 on October 18, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for the review, I’m thinking in buy one…

  12. Allan Wilcox on October 18, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    I have a m18 table saw but I also own 4 x 12ah batteries I’ve found it good on juice and super powerful

  13. Warren 3 Carpentry on October 18, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    Great review! I subbed, I wonder if u can get an aftermarket corded adapter for milwaukee by a 3rd party???

  14. Derick Firestone on October 18, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    My only complaint is the lack of a corded adapter for m18. There are a few tools in their line up that would benefit from that and this is one of them.

  15. Dan Ryno on October 18, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    Yep, add another 1000 for batteries.

  16. JustbeingMe on October 18, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    So regular price it’s $599…a 12ah battery is $249? Damn!

  17. Junior Braga on October 18, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    That’s the ONLY reason why I didn’t bought it yet. There’s no corded option. I really like my corded dewalt table saw, but it’s really big and heavy. I wouldn’t think twice to get one if they release an adapter to plug in like the other brands 🤷🏼‍♂️ (I think that they want force us to buy more batteries 🤔… that ain’t going to work with me)

  18. D Reardon on October 18, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    Could you use a Hikoke to Milwaukee battery adapter (cheap online) and connect the Hikoke corded adapter to power the table saw?

  19. MrAndreybond on October 18, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve watched this review before purchasing Milwaukee 10" M18 miter saw over 3 month ago, but kept having very poor quality cuts.. After watching some Youtube videos on adjustment, I’ve realized that my turn table is 3mm (!!!) lower than the side wings, and side wings are also not flat. Even 0.1mm is still a lot. I can’t imagine sanding off 3mm of steal to level it.. Contacted Milwaukee tech support, and they sent me a picture of the same model with the same issue, telling me that it’s normal in miter saws. I’m now out of Home Depot 90days returning period, so returning might be an issue now, so if you are looking for miter saws, my recommendation is stay away form Milwaukee, get a quality Dewalt instead.

  20. Mr. Niu Si on October 18, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    For me, the biggest appeal of Milwaukee’s "cut the cord" campaign is the off grid potential. Solar panels, 12v DC battery charger = DC to DC charging efficiency = no worries of grid issues. Anti-fragility. Self-sufficiency.

  21. eusouocara23 on October 18, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    They really should come up with a wheeled base for this saw. I would get one for mine in a heart beat!
    Great video! Thanks!

  22. aaron Tilley on October 18, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    You can’t take your chaw out for a few minutes to make this video?

    Good content otherwise 🤙

  23. joseph linares on October 18, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    Mine always binds on me and ends up draining the battery super fast, do you have any advice?

  24. John Lindner on October 18, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Great review thank you! I have one and I love it. I also have a 3 HP Grizzly cabinet saw which I rarely use anymore unless I have to cut wide panels or break down plywood alone. I have 4 12 AMP HR batteries Since I also have the Milwaukee mower and the chain saw both of which I also love.

  25. TrakaisMalkolms on October 18, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Guys is it possible that this table saw is more powerfull with 12Ah battery than with 5Ah battery? Or it doesnt deppends on battery?

  26. Jody Chaffin on October 18, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    Yeah bro I do have the m-18 table saw love that saw I bought it when it first came out still runs great but I do need some new batteries just so damm expensive 👍

  27. Alex Nunez on October 18, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    About to buy it and came across this. Dope. Wish it did have that corded option though.

  28. Meg Dahlin on October 18, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    But isn’t the leg issue the table that it sits on and not the saw itself? Love the "pros" that you mention here, including the dado blades! Great review.

  29. Daniel Julian on October 18, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    Where is the internal CR2032 battery located that operates the OneKey features? I need to change mine. The manual gives super basic instructions that don’t seem to be accurate.

  30. NoOne Knows on October 18, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    What dado blade will it take?

  31. Lynch Creek Muzzy on October 18, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    Well…..TRYING so hard to find a reason to buy the Milwaukee M18 over the hybrid Metabo 36V/110V plug in. Milwaukee just lost a sale and the potential to have me convert all of my portable tools over to them. The Metabo 36V with adaptor won once again.

  32. Jeff Riley on October 18, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Take a sawzall to that foot nub. Bingo Bango

  33. B W G on October 18, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    What I don’t like is the price of those damn Bat-Raaays

  34. Svi Infinity on October 18, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Would you recommend this table saw for Hardwood?

  35. Rowan Keltizar on October 18, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    I was lucky and got this saw on a black Friday special with TWO free 12ah batteries. It’s been phenomenal.

    Biggest complaint I have is the dust collection or lack thereof. The blade "chamber" beneath the table has all kinds of holes so no real vacuum can be created. I could probably try to fix this with some sheet metal…

    I wonder if we will get a dual battery Gen2 version.

  36. Jefferson Fjeld on October 18, 2023 at 10:40 pm


  37. jaival rhaine on October 18, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    I”ve been using a gaming laptop brick which has 12Amps 20v which i connected to a m18 battery so i can cut all day long, i’ve been doing it already for a year. ordinary laptop adapter cuts the power so i suggest gaming lapgop like alienware 240w power brick, ive been using it for more than a year with no problem.. search the tube on how to make your cordless tools corded

  38. Alex Applebee on October 18, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    what is the absolute max rip width that you can do with this saw? not from the paper work but manipulating to get every .001in out of it?

  39. Htx Trillest on October 18, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    I’m buying one off my Plumbing buddy for $200 table only. He only used it once and said it was badass. He only bought it because it came with the 12.0 battery & charger. No it just sits in his storage room. What do y’all think ??? $200 a good price ??

  40. william klaproth on October 18, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    You have a table saw, make a new foot lol

  41. Silver and Black Entertainment on October 18, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    I made a 18v ac to dc adapter for mine 👍🏽 I had a m-18 battery that stopped charging, so I took the batteries out and soldered some wires from a 18v ax to dc power adapter to the leads in the battery. Works great and I haven’t had any problems. Just make sure the adapter you use has some good amperage 👍🏽

  42. Mark Hill on October 18, 2023 at 10:53 pm


  43. Gordon X on October 18, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    " i hate that broken foot " if only you knew a tradesman or handyman who could FIX IT ! 🙂

  44. Hector O. Morales. on October 18, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    Nowadays you can buy an AC adapter if your planning using this bad boy all day.

  45. Luke Wilmer - Restless Studios on October 18, 2023 at 10:56 pm

    Milwaukee desperately needs an M18 corded adapter/inverter.

  46. Malinois Nation on October 18, 2023 at 10:56 pm

    If u need a cordless saw buying extra batteries is part of the deal.

  47. vincent lee on October 18, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    Have had mine a couple years love it. But it is a battery hog. Just keep another battery around and stay away from 2x.

  48. kells18 on October 18, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    3:31 600ft of cutting per 12amp battery. 50 minutes to fully charge one 12amp battery. 600ft/50min = 12ft/min to kill a battery. 60sec/12ft = 5sec/ft.
    8ft X 5sec = 40sec per sheet of plywood, for 50min nonstop, ain’t nobody doing that on a job site. The battery will be charged in time. If I did the math correctly.

  49. Serafin Romero on October 18, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    The metabo one offers both, but I still would buy Milwaukee

  50. dwarden3 on October 18, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    The only reason I haven’t bought this saw is because it isn’t a hybrid.