The Milwaukee M18 FUEL HATCHET 8 in. Pruning Saw delivers increased control & access, has the power to cut hardwoods and is the fastest cutting pruning saw. This pruning saw is designed to meet the ergonomic, performance and durability needs of the professional arborist, landscape maintenance professional and power utility linemen. Weighing less than 5lbs without a battery and featuring a compact design, the cordless pruning saw provides increased control and maneuverability in tight access areas. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor maintains speed under heavy loads without bogging down to complete demanding cuts faster than 25cc gas. The REDLINK PLUS Intelligence enables full-circle communication between the tool and battery, allowing for unmatched performance, protection and productivity levels. M18 FUEL technology enables the saw to reach full throttle in under 1 second and a variable speed trigger for ultimate control over the power range. The M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer has the power to cut 3/4 in. branches, cuts up to 30% faster and provides up to 2-hours of run time per charge. The 24 in. blade trims more material in a single pass, increasing reach and productivity. The blade tip guard prevents damage to the property and the blades. The M18 FUEL HATCHET 8 in. Pruning Saw and M18 FUEL 24 in. Hedge Trimmer are fully compatible with 250+ solutions on the M18 system.