This Mini Chainsaw Makes Quick Work of Deadfall

While the Milwaukee 2527-21 M12 FUEL HATCHET 6-Inch Pruning Saw is designed for “more suburban” cutting chores, I can’t help but see an application for most overland travelers that spend any time on mountain trails.

Especially in the spring when deadfall blocks your through route, this rechargeable, lightweight, and long-lasting (up to 120 cuts through two-inch oak on a single charge) chainsaw might be your best friend in the backcountry.

Milwaukee 2527-21 M12 FUEL HATCHET 6-Inch Pruning Saw

Milwaukee 2527-21 M12 FUEL HATCHET 6-Inch Pruning Saw

The full house chain delivers clean cuts and less vibrations when using the saw while an easy access chain tensioner simplifies quick adjustments to chain tension. An automatic oiler allows for ease of use and proper chain lubrication. The metal bucking spikes deliver increased leverage during applications and onboard storage for the scrench keeps the scrench accessible at all times.

The Milwaukee M12 FUEL HATCHET Pruning Saw retails for $179.00. Learn more at


  • M12 FUEL HATCHET Pruning Saw (2527-20)

  • M12 REDLITHIUM XC4.0 Battery Pack (48-11-2440)

  • M12 Charger (48-59-2401)

  • Oregon 6″ Bar & Chain

  • Scabbard

  • Scrench


Header image credit: Milwaukee

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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