Review: Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Router

If you are looking for a powerful, versatile and cordless compact router, you might want to check out the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Router. This tool combines the performance of a corded router with the convenience of a battery-powered one, making it ideal for a variety of woodworking projects. Here are some of the features and benefits of this compact router:

  • It has a POWERSTATE brushless motor that delivers 1.25 peak horsepower and up to 31,000 RPM, which is best-in-class for cordless routers. This means you can cut through hard materials with ease and precision.
  • It has a REDLINK PLUS intelligence system that optimizes the performance, speed and runtime of the tool, as well as providing overload protection and preventing damage to the motor and battery.
  • It has a REDLITHIUM battery that offers long-lasting power and durability. With an M18 XC5.0 battery, you can cut up to 250 feet of 3/8-inch roundovers in red oak on a single charge, reducing the need for frequent battery swaps.
  • It has a micro-adjust dial and a macro-adjust button that allow you to make fast and accurate depth adjustments for different applications. You can also lock the depth setting with a quick-release lever for added security.
  • It has a variable-speed dial that lets you control the speed of the router from 10,000 to 31,000 RPM, depending on the material and task at hand.
  • It has a sturdy 4-inch sub-base plate that provides stability and support for the router, as well as compatibility with 1-1/4-inch template bushings for guided cuts.
  • It has dual LED lights that illuminate your work surface and improve your visibility and accuracy.
  • It is compatible with optional plunge and offset bases (sold separately) that expand the functionality and versatility of the router.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Router

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Router is part of the M18 system, which features over 250+ tools that run on the same battery platform. You can buy the  bare tool, or get it with a battery and charger.