News | October 6, 2022

Milwaukee Expands Their HATCHET Lineup Into The M18 System

Continuing its leadership in battery-powered saws, Milwaukee Tool introduces the M18 FUEL HATCHET 8” Pruning Saw. The HATCHET delivers increased access and control, with the power to cut hardwoods, and is the fastest cutting pruning saw.

“Following the success of our M12 FUEL HATCHET 6” Pruning Saw, which offered solutions for pruning in the tightest applications, we set out to deliver those benefits using the M18 battery system, meeting the needs of users who had to tackle more demanding pruning applications,” said Tony Buxton, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Many industry professionals are forced to compromise between power and size in tighter, hard to access applications. The new M18 FUEL HATCHET 8” Pruning Saw delivers the performance required by a professional arborist and landscaper without compromise.”

Weighing less than 5lbs without a battery and featuring a compact design, the M18 FUEL HATCHET offers increased access and control in tight spaces compared to full-size chainsaw solutions. The saw’s advanced ergonomics and optimized design increases control and maneuverability in application to revolutionize the way users get the job done.

The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers the power to cut through hardwoods without bogging down to complete demanding applications. M18 FUEL technology allows users to cut faster than their current preferred solution of 25cc gas pruning saws, driving efficiency and productivity on the job. The advanced electronic package enables the saw to reach full throttle in under 1 second with a single trigger pull, eliminating the hassle of pull-starting a gas saw in aerial cutting applications. The M18 FUEL HATCHET also eliminates common gas frustrations such as loud noise, emissions, engine maintenance and mixing gas and oil.

Milwaukee is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day's work on one battery system. The M18 FUEL HATCHET is fully compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 250 power tool solutions.

*M18 FUEL is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL products feature three Milwaukee-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time, and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.


  • M18 FUEL HATCHET 8" Pruning Saw (3004-20)
  • Tool Warranty: 3 Year limited Warranty
  • Power Source: Cordless
  • Weight (w/o Battery): 4.9 lb
  • Width: 4 in
  • Length: 19.8 in
  • Height: 9.9 in
  • Trigger: Variable Speed
  • Automatic Oiler: Yes
  • Chain Tensioner: Yes
  • Bucking Spikes: Metal
  • Scrench Storage: On-Board

Includes: (1) M18 FUEL HATCHET 8" Pruning Saw (3004-20), OREGON Bar and Chain, Scrench

Source: Milwaukee Tool