Milwaukee 2731-20 Circular Saw Review

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Circular saws are one of the most important tools that a handyman can use. Whether you are working in a construction site or simply finishing a project in the garage of your house, a circular saw will always be useful.

The Milwaukee 2731 20 Circular Saw is one of the best saws on the market right now. It offers great durability and power. 

Throughout this article, we will further explore this model to identify its best and worst attributes.


The Milwaukee 2731 20 Circular Saw runs on an M18 Red Lithium Battery. It has a 7-1/4 inch blade and a no-load 5000 RPM speed (rotations per minute).


The fact that this model has a 7-1/4 inch blade instead of the more common 6-1/2 inch blade blade makes it stand out amongst its peers. As not only does the seven and ¼-inch blade offer more depth while cutting, but this also means that, there will be a wider variety of blades to install for this model.


This model runs on an M18 Red Lithium Battery which is an 18V battery. It provides the saw with excellent cutting power, as this model is capable of easily cutting over 100 cuts using the included battery before it requires recharging.


This model comes with an LED light. This is an excellent addition, as sometimes we might need to work in conditions where the light is either dim or not available at all. The light placed strategically above the saw proves quite handy in these situations.

Rafter Hook

This is a new addition to this model. The rafter hook is a piece of metal at the top of the saw. It can be used to hook the saw to anything for better storage between cuts or even after finishing them. This feature facilitates the process of storing the saw as now it can be mounted anywhere using the rafter hook, which is more than capable of holding the saw’s weight.


This saw is extremely light when compared to other saws. it weighs only 9 pounds (with the battery attached). This makes makes its operation much easier and even more comfortable.

Magnesium Components

Many of this saw’s components such as the foot and both the upper and lower guard are made from magnesium. This makes the saw more durable as magnesium components tend to last for a longer period, and they are not affected by rust. It also protects the saw from overheating as well as contributes to in the saw’s overall weight making it lighter than ever.

Changing Blades

Changing the blade is very straightforward. All you have to do is to press the spindle lock button then use the included wrench to remove the blade’s bolt and insert the new blade (you must match the directions on the saw with the directions on the new blade). Finally, tighten the bolds of the new blade with the wrench, and you are good to go.


Having a five-year warranty, compels a lot of users to purchase the item. This is the case here as the 2731 has a five-year warranty. The warrant is a great advantage to this model, as no longer will users have to worry about replacing any damaged parts as the warranty will cover it for five years.

Pros & Cons

This model is a bit expensive. All the amazing features that we talked about come at a high price. The Milwaukee 2731 20 Circular Saw costs 214.13$

  • Strong battery
  • Rafter hook
  • Magnesium Components
  • Five-year warranty
  • Expensive

Final Thoughts

Finally, it is safe to say that this model is one of the best on the market. It comes with amazing features that make it a great addition to any crafts enthusiast’s gallery. 

Its strong battery makes it capable of working for many hours and making many cuts without any hindrances. The rafter hook solved the problem of storing it as you can hook it to any place. It is also very light and durable, and it will last for many years without needing to be repaired or changed.

It would be better if you say something like “if you’re looking for a versatile saw with top-notch performance, the Milwaukee 2731 is the saw that you’ve been looking for”.

John Graham

John Graham

I am a 35-year old avid DIY-er. Ever since I was young, my father used to prompt me to help fix things around the house or even building my own cupboards and shelves.
That’s why I developed the habit of doing everything on my own. And since this is the only way to reach the unique results I really want, I don’t like depending on any services.

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