Milwaukee fans have been highly anticipating the release of the M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Plunge Cut Track Saw, and it has finally been announced! This new track saw provides a cordless, portable solution that creates finish-quality cuts even through the hardest wood, with over 90% dust collection.

Why a Track Saw?

A frequent question we get is what the difference is between a track saw, table saw and circular saw. Track Saws can do a lot of the same things as Table Saws in terms of ripping down large materials, but Track Saws are obviously much more portable for jobsite use or just moving to the material in shop rather than having to move and adjust heavy lumber. Track Saws also can do long diagonal cuts much better than a table saw for sheet goods, and some prefer track saws for just about any bevel cuts. A table saw is a better option for cross cuts or repetitive cutting to a specific length or width. Also, table saws provide that large work surface off the ground and a consistent fence to work off of. All in all, a Track Saw is just another tool in the arsenal, and it depends on what you do and probably a bit of personal preference. Many professionals will use a circular saw, track saw and table saw all in the same day.

M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Track Saw

The M18 FUEL 6 ½” Plunge Track Saw is designed with unrelenting power to rip through solid hardwood, cutting ¼” plywood to 2” thick oak or walnut without bogging down. With over 90% dust collection, you will have a much cleaner and safer work environment, allowing you to work inside a finished home or workshop with ease. The M18 FUEL 6 ½” Plunge Track Saw offers portable precision while delivering on the performance expectations of even, finish-quality cuts.

“This is a tool that has grown in popularity over the years and has become a must-have for the professional carpenter. Track Saws are remarkably accurate and clean with their cuts; a tool that users have been needing on the jobsite and in the shop. We developed the new M18 FUEL 6 ½” Plunge Track Saw to provide users with a solution that has the corded performance, with the convenience and portability of cordless.”

Tyson Apfelbeck, Vice President of Product Management for Milwaukee Tool


M18 FUEL 6 ½” Plunge Track Saw

  • Speed: 2,500 – 5,600
  • Arbor Size: 20mm
  • Bevel: -1 to 48°
  • Capacity: 2-¼”
  • Weight (w/out battery): 9.8 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Manufacturer
  • Includes: dust bag, blade, and splinter guard

New Track Saw Blades

Milwaukee also will be introducing their new line of 6-½” Track Saw Blades for increased accuracy and finish quality cuts. Compatible with the M18 FUEL 6 ½” Plunge Track Saw, these blades will be available for general-purpose, finish, fine finish, fiber cement, and laminate. The anti-friction coating resists corrosion and gumming, and the laser cut technology reduces wobbling and warping. The 6-½” Track Saw blades are outfitted with cobalt-infused tungsten carbide, which has been engineered to extend the blade’s life and maintain tip sharpness. In addition to the new blades, Milwaukee has also engineered specific accessories for the track saw which will include 31”, 55”, and 108” guide rails, guide rail clamps and connectors, a guide rail bag, and replacement non-slip strips. These will be available for purchase soon, but additional information has not been released yet by Milwaukee.

The M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Plunge Cut Track Saw comes in both bare tool and kit options. The Kit includes the M18 FUEL 6 ½” Plunge Track Saw, dust bag, blade, and splinter guard like the bare tool, but also has (1) M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT XC 6.0 Battery, (1) Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger, and PACKOUT XL Tool Box! These, along with the tracks and accessories will be available for Pre-Order soon at Ohio Power Tool, so stay tuned for updates on their release!

If you have any questions about the new M18 FUEL Track Saw and accessories, or any other cordless saw options from Milwaukee, give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at, or leave a comment below for assistance. We’re always happy to help! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!