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M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt 2.5 Gal. Lithium-Ion Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with 2 6.0 Ah Batteries and Charger

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  • Unmatched mobility, less down time
  • 50% more runtime, most work/charge of any power tool battery
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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The Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum is the most powerful small capacity 18-Volt wet/dry vacuum, fully compatible with the Milwaukee PACKOUT Modular Storage System. Its POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 60% more suction, giving users powerful performance to easily clean up common wet and dry jobsite debris. PACKOUT compatibility gives this cordless wet/dry vac unmatched mobility, saving users the time spent hauling tools on and off the jobsite. Users can use this vacuum on and off their PACKOUT stack, making this the most portable and versatile wet/dry cleanup solution available. At just 87 dB(A), this Milwaukee PACKOUT vacuum is 2X quieter than traditional jobsite wet/dry vacuums. The 2.5 Gal. wet/dry vac includes a certified HEPA filter for optimal dust and Microparticle collection, as well as a power tool adapter for efficient dust collection from other power tools. The M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT XC6.0 Battery Pack provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler vs M18 REDLITHIUM XC battery packs. The optimized combination of size and increased power provides a great solution for the entire range of M18 products. It delivers fade free power and runs substantially cooler through heavy applications, allowing tradesmen to push their cordless tools harder and longer than ever before.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (in)
1.25 in
Hose Length (ft.)
6 ft
Peak Horsepower (php)
0
Product Depth (in.)
17.05 in
Product Height (in.)
12.8 in
Product Width (in.)
10.86 in

Details

Air Volume (CFM)
59
Amperage (amps)
0
Blower Port
Included
Color Family
Reds / Pinks
Cord Length (ft.)
0
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Debris Type
General Debris
Filter Type
Cartridge
Included Accessories
Crevice tool,Filter,Hose,Nozzle
Power Source
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
11.3 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Bare Floor,Concrete,Tile,Wood
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Maximum Capacity (Gallons)
2.5 gal
Voltage (volts)
18
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type
Crevice Tool

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 266 reviews
  • 87% recommend this product
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This is a great upgrade from the original vacuum!
I work as a commercial HVAC tech and we are always finding ways to utilize space in our work trucks so the Packout system has been great, expensive but great way to stay organized. Decided to retire my old original m18 vacuum and pick up the Packout version. Man this thing is so quiet yet powerful! Compared to the old one it's night and day. I was worried about peoples reviews stating that the hose falls off. I don't have any of those issues and I noticed in those reviews that their vacuums were missing the retaining clips to hold the hose in place. Overall I highly recommend!
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    I absolutely hate this thing! Terrible hose management! Why call it a packout when it won't fit on your packout! Hose will not stay on it and constantly falls out when I try attaching it to the other packouts
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    Response from Milwaukee ToolSep 28, 2021
    Hi, thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Could you contact me at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com Thank You – Cayla
      great vacuum good battery life
      Ordered this vacuum after using the m12 fuel version for a while and got tired of strapping it to my packout cart. I’ve got to say i was impressed by the quality it is only marginally stronger then the m12 fuel but the battery life and capacity are much better. I really like the fact the house is directly into the tank in the m18 model as it cuts back on clogs inside the hose not having the 90 degree turn into the tank like a lot of other cordless vacuums. With an 8ah battery i can generally use the vacuum off and on all day at work and does just about everything you could expect for a vacuum this size. Great for draining toilets as the reservoir is plenty big for both the bowl and reservoir tank from any toilet. Totally worth the buy you won’t be disappointed!
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        Nice vacuum, flimsy hose...
        For a $200 vacuum, not including battery, I expect the build quality to be phenomenal. I bought the vacuum from Home Depot 4 months ago, and use it lightly i.e. quick cleanups, I haven’t had to charge the battery in a month. I’m happy with the suction, the noise, and it seems to clog less than my older non packout Milwaukee shop vac. However, the hose came apart on my new vac. I had the vacuum sitting on a tile floor and I stretched the hose. I’d expect the vacuum to come sliding across the floor long before reaching the breaking tension on the hose, but apparently the fittings were put together with elmer’s paste. This happen to anyone else?
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        Response from Milwaukee ToolJun 15, 2021
        Hello, this is Sarah with Milwaukee Tool. Pjtirino, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with your Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-Only), Reds / Pinks. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your frustrations with your Milwaukee Tool, and to provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank You
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          4 people found this helpful
          Another vacuum to add to my collection!
          This is my third Milwaukee vacuum. By far the best of the three. The best part about this vacuum is that is part of the packout module system, so whenever I need to use it, I just clip it into my rolling tool box and I’m on my way. Convenient, powerful, versatile and all around innovative tool. Performance is outstanding, extremely easy of use. I’ve used it with the 8.0ah high output battery and it performaces awesome runtime is great. Not too heavy when you carry it suitcase style even with the battery. The one thing I didnt like was the power tool adapter didnt have its own comparment inside the vacuum like the other two attachments. I wonder with the critical thinking that went into the tool and they missed that detail. Also three attachments get the job done but including a few more like two more would have been nice and even having more attachments that we can purchase would be great. Overall great product my favorite vacuum so far my top five favorite Milwaukee tool
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            Amazing vacuum suction is amazing way better then the original...
            Amazing vacuum suction is amazing way better then the original 0880 model vac love that it's packout compatible and the new power tool adapter is sweet you just un thread the tiped nozel and thread the power tool adapter one on amazing feature also like that this vac is dust bag capable in a portable package very happy with the performance and battery life with a 8.0ah high output and the 12.0 ah batteries.... this vac is defenitly an upgrade and worth every penny I did get it cheaper then 199 though as apart of the spend 499 and get 150 off promo going on from February to May 2021..
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            Very happy with the new pack out vac. Better suction...
            Very happy with the new pack out vac. Better suction than their other wet/dry vac, and much more quiet, even with high output batteries
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            Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.7 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-Only) – Mil...
            Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.7 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-Only) – Milwaukee has two M18 portable shop vacuums this is the higher priced Packout model that is compatible with Milwaukee Packout storage and parts boxes. The vac is light-weight (about 15 pounds with battery) and is a nice-looking compact tool with a fold down handle for attaching Packout boxes both to the top and bottom. A compartment under the lid provides storage for the vac’s accessories and the location for the M18 battery powering the vac. Accessories include the usual, crevice tool, nozzle and power tool dust-collection adapter. (Battery is purchased separately) The vac has two speeds and is very quiet on both. The low speed is pretty low, fine for light materials, dust, etc. without sucking up everything around it. On high it’s great; picks up wood chips, small chunks of plaster, concrete chips and small gravel and other debris. I attached the vac hose to the dust collection hose of an orbital sander; with the vac on high and with its HEPA filter it did a very good job keeping up with the dust.
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            STRONG SUCTION; QUIET; LONG RUN TIME; EASY to STORE and CARRY; SUPERIOR DESIGN — The Milwaukee M1...
            STRONG SUCTION; QUIET; LONG RUN TIME; EASY to STORE and CARRY; SUPERIOR DESIGN — The Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-Only) makes my two current shop vacuums, one corded and one cordless, obsolete. The rectangular shape of this vacuum allows for more efficient storage vs. the typical round shop vacs. It has a wide handle for easy carrying. The attachments may be stored inside the high-quality case and the flexible hose fits securely on the outside of the case. It has a crevice tool and a very wide utility attachment for quick pickups of debris. The battery fits inside the case. The run time is dependent upon the size of the battery and whether high or low speed is used. I used mine primarily on high speed because it makes a cleanup go faster. If necessary, I can easily swap batteries. The long run time allows me to completely vacuum my car whereas my previous cordless vac battery only lasts for 7 minutes which was not sufficient. The high suction vs. my other vacs is a noticeable advantage. The 2.5 gallon tank seems to be an optimal size for most applications. The tank is easy to unlatch and empty. The vacuum may also be used as a wet vacuum or as a blower. A separate filter may be purchased for picking up fine particles. It is part of the Packout system for transporting tools easily and comes with a Packout lock. It would help if it had a long extension attachment which would allow debris on the floor to be vacuumed while standing up which would make the task go faster. It has a five-year warranty. It is made in the USA with parts from Cambodia and Viet Nam.
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            4 people found this helpful
            The best feature of the MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum is that it fits into...
            The best feature of the MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum is that it fits into the Packout stack of tools. The vacuum measures ~16 inches wide, ~13 inches tall and 10 ½ inches deep (front to back). It looks like a large lunch box. But inside is a great storage compartment for a crevice tool, a utility nozzle, hose adaptor and battery compartment. A vacuum hose, approximately 3 ft. long is wrapped around and stored nicely in the side of the vacuum. This vacuum is designed so when you show up at the job you have everything you need to vacuum up any debris, and since it powered with a battery you don’t even need to plug it in. On the bottom half of the unit are 2 large latches this allows access to the filter and the debris collection box. The filter is easily removed when rotated counterclockwise. The filter should be removed if vacuuming up water. The filter fits over the float valve cage which protects the vacuum fan/motor. There is a bracket on the end of the dirt compartment which guides the inlet nozzle and helps with orientation and reassembly of the bottom half of the vacuum to the top half. The vacuum hose can be relocated to the exhaust side of the vacuum to make it a blower hose. The on/off switch is located left side of the vacuum and has 2 speeds, high and low. This vacuum is great little unit. The only thing that needs work is the hose adapter provided as an accessory. It is so slick and poorly tapered it won’t stay inserted in any hose, hose extension nozzle or tool I have. I think duct tape is the only thing that will make the hose adapter work. This a very minor issue. Overall, I would give the MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum 5 stars. It vacuums up small debris and is very portable and has everything you need for a small clean up job.
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