- Powerful 5.4 HP/15-amp motor
for fast cutting
- Completely tool-free for simple
fence adjustments and wheel changes
- Quick-change abrasive wheel
system for less downtime
- Largest cutting capacity in
class for larger stock
- Horizontal D-handle for optimal
- Voltage: 120 AC/DC
- Amps: 15.0
- Wheel Size: 14 in.
- Max. HP: 5.4
- Spindle: 1 in.
- No Load Speed: 3,900 RPM
- Spindle Lock: Yes
- Bevel Capacity: 45°
- Capacity in O.D. Pipe: 5-3/8
- Capacity in Square Stock: 5 in.
- Maximum Opening: 8 in.
- Length: 19-1/4 in.
- Tool Weight: 49.5 lbs.
- Shipping Weight: 55.0 lbs.
The 6180-20 is the world s only tool-free abrasive cut-off
machine. There are no tools required for adjusting the
back fence or changing abrasive wheels. The base is
heavy-duty cast aluminum with a 1/4 in. Reinforcing plate
that provides additional support. The vise and back fence
are 3/8 in. Thick cast iron. A horizontal D-handle
provides optimum comfort whether the tool is on the ground
or on a bench. Powerful 5. 4 max HP motor, 15 amp motor
Completely tool-free Quick change abrasive wheel system
Quick release and adjustable vise Tool-free adjustable
back fence Heavy-duty cast base Horizontal D-handle for
optimum comfort Largest cutting capacity in class
Specifications: Voltage: 120 AC/DC Amps: 15. 0 Abrasive
Wheel Size: 14 in. Max. HP: 5. 4 Spindle: 1 in. No Load
Speed: 3,900 RPM Spindle Lock: Yes Bevel Capacity: 45
Capacity in O. D. Pipe: 5-3/8 in. Capacity in Square
Stock: 5 in.
Finally - Milwaukee has made a good abrasive
chop-saw, March 15, 2005
Reviewer: D. MOORE
I've owned two Milwaukee 6176-20 chop saws, both purchased
from Home Depot. Both had problem after problem - two
switches, a broken arm, broken handles and finally a
burned out motor. So when I decided to replace the dead
unit, I looked at some reviews and my first choice, a
DeWalt unit, was not highly recommended. So I checked,
reluctantly, into what Milwaukee has to offer. On
Milwaukee's website, they listed a new unit, the 6180-20
so I went ahead and purchased the unit.
I'll jump right into it - this is without a doubt a much
better chop-saw. Some of the highlight are:
* A higher and heavier base - That keeps it from running
the wheel into the floor when you use it on the ground and
you have a new wheel. It also seems more stable since it's
a overall slightly larger saw.
* The pivot point of the arm is raised up - This keeps the
centerline of the wheel even when it comes down at it's
* The arm (I broke one on my last saw) seems much
* The handle is now "D" shaped and allows easier
down-pressure on the arm than the typical pistol style
* The lock to keep the arm down when transporting it isn't
a chain now, it's an actual pin that is easier to set and
un-set. It seems to me to be questionable since the pin
rests up against the arm without much backing, though I'm
sure someone tested this.
* The motor seems to be more powerful, I noticed it pop-ed
a 15amp breaker that the old saw could not. It also cut
quite a bit faster (though not nearly as fast as a dry cut
* It's completely tool less. The backing plate slides up
and down to allow for larger stock just by pushing down on
a spring loaded pin (though it is a bit hard to do with
gloves on). The angle is also tool less, though it could
have been designed with a bit more thought, though it does
work. Don't expect precise setting of the angles, you will
still need a protractor or framing square to get it right
100% of the time.
* The quick release is also improved, it's now just a
simple lever that turns 180 degrees to allow quick
adjustment of the clamp. The clamp release/screw is even
better - it isn't just a L shaped section of rod that you
struggle to open when it's tighten down, it's now a nice
flatten section of metal and the overall size is bigger,
allowing it to me more easily opened.
* The warranty is now 5 years... though it does say at
Milwaukee's discretion, you mileage may vary. It is still
better than the old 1 year warranty.
Overall I am very happy the unit so far, though time will
tell if it holds up.
Worth it over the 6176-20, August 19, 2005
If you're only doing 90 cuts the 6176-20 is okay, but I
needed 45 on square stock. The cuts were badly oblique
because the stamped steel vise was not square vertically.
I returned the 6176-20 and got 6180-20. It has a machined
vise which is much better than the stamped steel one on
the 6176-20. The motor has more has more power and the
handle is a better orientation as well.
Wow, this Saw is great......, July 18, 2006
I ordered this saw from Amazon about Christmas time and
actually received it after the holidays. Prompt delivery.
Saw cuts well and is built very tough. So tough that
moving it by hand is a bit of a work-out. It weighs a
If you are looking for an alternative to a bandsaw for
average use; but need accuracy -this saw is it. A real
Milwaukee 6180-20 14", March 19, 2006
Reviewer: James Mcgrory
Great machine, lots of power, I would say best in its
class. I use this machine to cut 1/2" plates and 4" sch80
pipe and it cuts right through with no problem. Would
recomend this product highly to serious metal worker
Not All Cutoff Saw are Created Equal, March 17, 2006
Reviewer: Frank Trozzo "Frank Trozzo"
Out of the box Milwaukee quality is a joy to work with.
Soft start motor is great. Adjustable fence is a great
feature, though I use it very little. Miter adjustment is
the best design I've seen. 2 x 2 x 1/4" walled tubing will
put a strain on any cutoff saw and the Milwaukee motor did
smoke up on the tail end of the cut. Motor must be given
time to cool and cuts have to be done slowly. These saw
are not replacements for horizontal band saws. The spark
catcher is well designed. Vise has to be fully closed for
saw to locked closed for transport. Generous sized based
makes for easey positioning. Cutoff saws in general wear
down the wheel diameter and limit the cut capacity adding
expense to production work.
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6180-20 14" Abrasive Cut-Off Machine