Below I will compare the power, portability, and features of the Milwaukee 2727-20 and 2727-21HD
Difference between Milwaukee 2727-20 and 2727-21HD
The technical summary sheet for Milwaukee 2727-20 and 2727-21HD
To see which model is more convenient, the best way is to take a look at each product’s specifications.
The Milwaukee 2727-20 weighs 15.02 pounds and has the dimensions of 36 x 11.5 x 10.25 inches (Length x Width x Height). Weighing at 22 pounds, with the dimensions of 36 x 11.5 x 10.25 inches, the 2727-21HD is obviously bigger and heavier.
In this round, it is no doubt that Milwaukee 2727-20 is the winner.
M18 FUEL™ 16″ Chainsaw is the main accessory of both Milwaukee 2727-20 and 2727-21HD. This chainsaw may look pretty normal: it has a 16-inches bar length, .043-inch chain gauge, and the chain pitch is 3/8″ Low Profile™. What makes it special is the engine.
The Milwaukee’s POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, along with an impressive saw blade, offers up to 6600 rpm. Compared to 40CC gas engines, this cordless saw has the upper hand in terms of cutting speed.
Moreover, Milwaukee 2727-20 vs 2727-21HD are designed with REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence. This modern technology helps the chainsaw perform perfectly, and, at the same time, provides the tool with overload protection.
The only downside of the M18 FUEL™ 16″ is that a tool-less chain tensioning feature isn’t available. Even though the chainsaw has a dual stud with tools, it still took me a while to tension the chain.
All in all, it’s a tie between 2 models in terms of engine power, as they have the same type of chainsaw.
Milwaukee 2727-20 and 2727-21HD both include a 16-inch Oregon Bar, an M18 FUEL™ 16″ Chainsaw, and a scrench. As a result, they share many features in common.
Firstly, the two devices share the same design so both have the D-shaped handle, making it easier for the users to hold. The handle also provides balance when you are cutting trees and need to apply pressure.
Another unique feature of Milwaukee 2727-20 vs 2727-21HD is the oil tank. With the clear window on the side, you can see if the oil tank is full or not without removing it from the tool.
Besides, the oil tank cap is connected to the saw through an insert string. With this design, you don’t have to worry about the cap getting lost.
Now you are probably wondering how to differentiate these two models. Let me help you with that:
Milwaukee 2727-20 includes an M18 FUEL™ 16″ Chainsaw, a 16inch Oregon Bar, and a scrench. On the other hand, the 2727-21HD model comes with an M18 HD12.0 Battery Pack and an M18 & M12 Rapid Charger.
Quick Rundown Of Milwaukee 2727-20
- Powerstate brushless motor: purposely built for the M18 FUEL 16 in. chainsaw to generate the power and performance of a gas engine up to 40 cc
- REDLINK PLUS intelligence: ensures optimal performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 system
- Compatible with all M18 REDLITHIUM battery packs, optimized for use with the M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 battery pack: provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler versus standard REDLITHIUM HD packs: superior pack construction provides the industry's best protection against jobsite conditions
- 16 in. Oregon bar and chain
- Variable speed trigger for full control
Quick Rundown Of Milwaukee 2727-21HD
A bit pricey
Pretty heavy (about 15 pounds)
I think the battle of Milwaukee 2727-20 vs 2727-21HD has no real winner as it depends on what you already have and what you need right now.
If you have already owned other tools in the M18 platform (including the battery pack and charger), or have enough battery packs for single-use, then I think the Milwaukee 2727-20 is good enough for you. If not, then don’t hesitate to invest a little more and buy the whole Milwaukee 2727-21HD kit.