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Model #2742-20

M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Tool Only)

  • Zero ramp-up time
  • Compatible with all M18 batteries
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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Product Overview

The M18 FUEL 16-Guage Angled Finish Nailer delivers on the promise of peak productivity at your worksite, providing unmatched driving power, speed and efficiency – with practically no set up and minimal maintenance. Using the exceptional application speed, power and durability of our compact POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, plus our ready to fire cylinder design, this tool is capable of fully sinking 2 ½ in. nails into solid oak with zero ramp-up time. This 18-Volt nailer operates from the revolutionary REDLITHIUM Battery for unbeatable strength and run-time, eliminating the mess and cost of gas cartridges. It also includes REDLINK PLUS Intelligence, the most advanced electronic system on the market, to prevent damage to the nailer and battery from overloading and overheating. The M18 FUEL Nailer not only primes you for top performance; it also creates the experience of a pneumatic nailer that professional carpenters and remodelers expect, without the hassle of compressors and hoses.

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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Cordless/ Corded
No additional components or accessories are included
Maximum Fastener Size
2-1/2 in
Minimum Fastener Size
1-1/4 in
Nail Gauge
Nailgun Angle
Number of Total Batteries Included
Power Type
Cordless Electric
Tools Product Type
Air Tool

Questions & Answers


does the belt clip hold well being up on the top like the picture shows? all the belt clips for p...

Asked by Siding May 19, 2020

Yes it works perfectly

How many nails will a 15g shoot before it goes into thermal overload

Asked by Anthony February 17, 2020

Can i use stright nail with angled brad nailer ? Thanks

Asked by Mo February 17, 2020

No, nails must match the angle of the magazine.

Straight or angled nails?

Asked by Joe November 15, 2019


Does anyone know if this sinks nails into oak on low-end jobs? I do all kinds of carpentry inclu...

Asked by Notaprick October 17, 2019


how long does the battery last

Asked by Eric July 15, 2019

Sank over three hundred 1.5" nails, in pine, and battery was about 50% used.

Is the nailer new or reconditioned?

Asked by Mortssports July 3, 2019

If it is reconditioned the description will say so, and will have a lower price because of that. Otherwise it is new.

What's the shortest nails that can be used?? 3/4" etc...

Asked by Sean January 22, 2019

1.25" is the minimum.

How much does the gun weight without battery attached?

Asked by Brian December 12, 2018

The specs say that the nailer weighs 6.3 pounds. I believe that is without the battery, which would add maybe a pound more depending on the battery size.

Can it use 18 gauge nail also ?

Asked by George November 27, 2018

No, 18 gauge nails will not work in this nailer.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 421 reviews
  • 80% recommend this product
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Moth balled my Paslode
I purchased this finish nailer for my trim, cabinet & furniture making needs. This nailer has out preformed my Paslode in many ways, i.e. no gas, no ramp-up, & rapid fire. The only minor annoyance is the bulk of the nailer making me use the tool box of my packout. When are the packout drawers dropping?
by Got 1 John
Very rugged and high quality.
I bought this finish nailer to install cedar planks in my off grid cabin. No compressor needed. No cords to drag around an get tangled. It’s super easy to use and adjust the depth setting. I couldn’t be happier. I love all of my MIlwaukee M18 tools...
by Bill Of the mountains
We are pretty exclusive Milwaukee fans but this nailer was a huge disappointment. We bought DeWalt brand nails and could not fire even 3 in a row due to jamming issues. It’s going back.
by dmhood
Response from Milwaukee ToolJul 2, 2020
Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear about your frustration. We’d like to learn more about your experience and provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank you. -Jacob
i love this nailer!!!
i love this nailer!!!
by Chris
Gun shoots good. Sinks nails. Have to use pasload brand nails.
Gun shoots good. Sinks nails. Have to use pasload brand nails.
by Dude
Working awesome
Using it to trim out my house currently but I am a plumber and when it to tub replacements I use it to retrim the bath room
Milwaukee addict, always the right tool
I used this product to put an accent wall in my fathers basement for his 60th birthday, which he plans to update with a new entertainment center. The accent wall was really just practice because my wife and I just had our first child 2 weeks ago and plan on building a new house within the next 2-3 years where we will do a lot of the work ourselves. I can see this tool being perfect for trim work. I have nothing negative to say about it.
by FarmerRoss
These Milwaukee nailers are the greatest invention since canned beer! Okay, maybe I got a little ...
These Milwaukee nailers are the greatest invention since canned beer! Okay, maybe I got a little carried away there but I really like this tool. I did have one issue that turned out to be the fault of the nails, and not the nailer and I ended up returning a nailer that in hindsight was probably perfectly fine. It turns out that the nails I bought with it (they come in yellow boxes with black print) had a defect in that the first nail of every group would not feed into the magazine. When I got the second nailer and the same thing happened I figured that the odds of getting two nailers in a row with the same defect were pretty close to zero. So I went to the blue box store and bought a different brand of nails and they worked fine. Then I took a closer look at the yellow-box nails and found the defect mentioned, that the first nail in a row had a bit of extra metal on it that prevented the row from feeding into the magazine. The photo shows what I mean. Break off that first nail and the rest of the nails in that row will work fine. I see that as a quality control issue with the nails and not the nailer since the nails are out of specification and the nailer should not be expected to take misshapen nails. Other than that one issue the nailer has been near-perfect in setting nails (you do have to be consistent in holding it to the surface and that is to be expected). I have not experienced any jams at all in the nailer itself.
by fred3rd
5 people found this helpful
Just wondering why?
Just want to start by saying I have been a Milwaukee fan for years and have been very successful converting dewalt users over to the Milwaukee brand. Not hard to do considering the quality, performance,and warranty. I have many Milwaukee tools and will be a customer for life. That being said I purchased the 16g nailer went to the parking all excited and shot about 30 2” senco nails into a pine 2x4 every single nail was a different depth many stuck out and twice it shot double nails. I adjusted the depth to the max basically everything I could think of and couldn’t get any consistency whatsoever ever. I immediately returned to gun for a full refund so I wasn’t out any money but was kinda disappointed do to the fact that I wanted that tool for several years and when I finally got it it didn’t work. That has been the ONLY Milwaukee product I’ve ever had let me down EVER! I understand sometimes ya just get a faulty tool it happens but after that I have just been gun shy to purchase another one. I use gas nailers still and would love to transfer over but I think I’m gonna wait till the next gen model comes out. Milwaukee is still my number one go to brand just make that clear. Any info on that tool would great. Thanks
by Gilly
Response from Customer CareAug 13, 2019
Hello Gilly, while we are glad to hear that you are a fan of Milwaukee Tool, we would like to address your frustrations with this tool. We will follow up via email. Thank you -Mackenzie
Thank you Milwaukee !!!
I bought a home a few years ago was a fixer-upper, I had lots of trim work to do Seen this tool online and it has change the way I do interior molding. I did my whole house on one battery thank you Milwaukee you did it again
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