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M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-Only)

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  • Cordless wet dry vac offers 60% more suction that 18V competitors
  • 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum is Milwaukee PACKOUT™ compatible
  • Part of the M12™ System, featuring over 100 solutions
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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. As a part of the M18 System, it is powered by REDLITHIUM Battery Packs, which deliver users up to 30-minutes of runtime on a HIGH OUTPUT 8.0 Battery Pack in high mode and over 50-minutes in low mode.

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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

  • 4.5
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  • 85% 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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    Must add to your packout collection!!
    Milwaukee’s Packout system is amazing and it keeps getting better and better. Being able to minimize the amount of things you have to carry to a job site is such a time and energy and money saver. Now with this Packout vacuum you can add that to your rolling tool box or dolly. The vacuum is a 2.5 gallon wet and dry vacuum and has a high and low witch. The vacuum comes with a 6’ hose with a 1 1/4” diameter and also includes three different hose attachments. Among the attachments is one that is a power tool adapter for great dust collection. The vacuum only gives off 87 decibels which is extremely quiet for the amount of suction that it generates. Accessories are stored inside the vacuum. Also included is a handle that folds down, for easy carrying from location to location. This vacuum has been a great addition to my Milwaukee tool arsenal. Using an 8.0 High Output battery I am able to get around 30 minutes of run time on the high setting. I really like using this for dust collection straight off my power tools, miter saw, router, table saw, the included attachment connects very easily. The vacuum weighs only 11.3 pounds which makes it super easy to carry around. The hose secures on the side of the vacuum so no lose hoses or having to deal with a hose that is flopping around. Being able to load all my tools inside of Packout storage and roll them into my job site has been a game changer for me. Awesome vacuum to have in your collection!!!
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      Hose management
      Hose is designed to wrap around the vacuum for storage but constantly falls off. There's nothing to hold it in place, it just falls off. When the hose doesn't stay in place it won't click on to the packout. Not going to take it off and store it inside the unit so it can get all dirty. Waste of money! Bought this to replace a working non-packout version.
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      Response from Customer ServiceSep 28, 2021
      Hello! We are sorry to hear about your experience with the hose on the M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum. We would like to further understand your frustrations. We will email you shortly. -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool
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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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              3 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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                2 people found this helpful
                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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                Perfect
                I didn’t realize how much I needed this vac. It’s quiet and lightweight. I use it several times a day. I am a property maintenance manager and needed a vac that was light and mobile and this has worked out great. The fact that it fits onto my packout makes it worth the extra money over the 2 gallon vac.
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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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                  5 people found this helpful
                  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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                  1 person found this helpful
                  Great Vac
                  I really like this vacuum. I also have the 0880-20 so i am also able to you all a comparison opinion. This new version is well made and the features stand out as Milwaukee quality. The high/low speed feature is nice and will be useful for areas that you don't want to be a nuisance. The hose tip interchange with adapter is a nice feature that i missed on my 0880 version. The packout features really are what gives this vac the edge, but if you are not a packout user, I would honestly recommend the 0880-20 for normal cleanup needs. The power/suction of this and the previous version is not that much different. They both have plenty of oomph, with this new version having a bit more suction............I don't know what they are comparing to in regards to the 60% more suction claim. I'd say it's more like 10% over the older version. But, the fact that this one is brushless means it'll last forever and not become louder as time goes due to a brushed motor wearing out. The only niggle i have with this one is that the 2 attachments fit in the upper compartment, but the hose tip does not when using an 8.0 battery, so plan on finding a place to keep it where you won't lose it.
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                    14 people found this helpful
                    Great vac
                    I really like this vacuum. I also have the 0880-20 so i am also able to you all a comparison opinion. This new version is well made and the features stand out as Milwaukee quality. The high/low speed feature is nice and will be useful for areas that you don't want to be a nuisance. The hose tip interchange with adapter is a nice feature that i missed on my 0880 version. The packout features really are what gives this vac the edge, but if you are not a packout user, I would honestly recommend the 0880-20 for normal cleanup needs. The power/suction of this and the previous version is not that much different. They both have plenty of oomph, with this new version having a bit more suction............I don't know what they are comparing to in regards to the 60% more suction claim. I'd say it's more like 10% over the older version. But, the fact that this one is brushless means it'll last forever and not become louder as time goes due to a brushed motor wearing out. The only niggle i have with this one is that the 2 attachments fit in the upper compartment, but the hose tip does not when using an 8.0 battery, so plan on finding a place to keep it where you won't lose it.
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                      When I look at this vacuum I compare it to the slightly smaller Milwaukee Vacuum I already had (t...
                      When I look at this vacuum I compare it to the slightly smaller Milwaukee Vacuum I already had (the 2 gal one). The first thing I see is this one costs twice what I paid for the 2 gallon one. But while it is bigger I can’t see much of a difference in weight. I can’t really feel the difference. So what you get for the additional money is more capacity, the utility of working with the rest of the packout stuff including the cart if you have that. But the most striking thing that I noticed after firing this one up is how much quieter it is than the other one. The difference really is striking and you notice it immediately. This one is far quieter. I love my 2 gallon one. I have had it about 2 years and I still consider it by far the best portable vacuum I have every had. And I have never had one ounce of regret about buying it. But if I had to listen to it a lot regularly I would consider this alone perhaps to be worth the price difference because the 2 gal is a lot louder. So you do get more for that higher price. And if you need the added volume it may be the one for you. If you are just doing small jobs and don’t need the extra volume (0.5 gal more) and don’t mind the noise the smaller one is hard to beat when choosing between this one and that one as far as value. So each has its place. I’m glad to have both and I will use both. One nice thing if you have both is it looks like it uses the same filter as the 2 gallon one so you don’t have to buy different filters to keep a spare on hand. I also like that the hose wraps around the outside where it is available quickly without opening up unlike the smaller one. One thing I wish is that the top had a place for a couple of the attachments so you could stash them there and grab them without opening it up. This one also has 2 speeds where the other has only one speed. So that is another delta between the two. I can’t see being disappointed with either one of them.
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                      Great quality product, well made and very compact. I really hoped for even more suction power. It...
                      Great quality product, well made and very compact. I really hoped for even more suction power. It's great that all the accessories are stored on the vacuum so convenient. Also, great not to have an electric cord to deal with while working. I do wish a brush attachment was included. We have used it around the house, boat, and its great to use in the car. It is so durable that I see it lasting for many years to come.
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                      Powerful New Package!!
                      I’m proud to own and review the new M18 Fuel Packout small shop vac everyone has been waiting for! I have the 2 Gal. Brushed vacuum. As compared with the similar brushed model, the Fuel Packout is twice as quiet as the brushed and also seems to have twice the suction power, the new Fuel vacuum uses the exact same filter cartridge as the older brushed vacuum, so a new filter replacement should be waiting at your local H.D. Or Ace. This vacuum feels even lighter and less bulky than the Brushed vac. Even with a 12.0 battery installed. Very easy and convenient to pick up and carry around to clean different area messes. The top carry handle does fold down to stow on either side! With a 12.0 you get a TON of run time, and with 2 power levels to choose from! Perfect and seamless transition between power levels while it’s already running thanks to the redlink intelligence on the tool. This vac works awesome for cleaning out the cabs of many different vehicles and equipment, sucks up chunks of dirt, loose change, pea stones, and 3/8 threaded nuts in the blink of an eye!! This vacuum has so much potential and flexibility it will help with whatever types of area mess you may encounter On or off the job site! works just as amazingly around the house, in the basement or garage and to clean up messes in various hobby workshops too! I wholeheartedly recommend this product if you are in the market for a portable cordless shop vac. I would like to see Milwaukee come up with a longer hose for this vacuum like they did with the 9 foot extension hose for the backpack vacuum.
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                        The Milwaukee wet/dry vacuum solves a lot of issues we have all had with the typical electric pow...
                        The Milwaukee wet/dry vacuum solves a lot of issues we have all had with the typical electric powered vac. First of all, the Milwaukee is compact, it can be used while attached to the "Packout" modular system. The hose stretchers/expands out about four (4) feet but, retracts, then can be stored onboard. On the hose, you can remove the ends to attach the "power tool" adapter. Note: Rotate the fitting "clockwise" to remove. The accessories store on board, no more throwing them in the reservoir. I like that you can pick it up from the sides or flip up the handle to move around. I am currently using a 6mAH battery, but you can use any M18 batt. It can be used as a blower, and it even has a 2-speed motor. If you notice pic. four (4), this is where you attach the fleece dust bag for "fine" dust pick up, purchased separately. On page five (5) of the manual, they recommend using a foam filter for wet pick up, for this kind of money you would think they would throw one in. So far, I have used it to vac. out the windowsills and misc. spots. As far as noise low speed is tolerable, high speed, while quieter than my electric, still gets annoying quickly. From what I read into the literature an 8mAH battery seems to be the recommended size for at least 30 minutes of run time. Depending on how you use this, and what batteries, if any, you have on hand, you will have to determine battery size for run time expected. For wet pick up, I am thinking the 12mAH would be best, power and run time. This is one top of the line wet/dry vacuums.
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                        The Milwaukee Brand, M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-...
                        The Milwaukee Brand, M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum (Tool-Only), has outstanding suction and air flow in a portable battery-operated vacuum. The vacuum incorporates a two-speed motor, the lower speed is more useful for collecting lighter debris leaving heavier ones behind. Using my digital manometer, the vacuum measured an amazing 43-inches water column. The air flow is such that it gobbles up anything nearby, including nuts, bolts, washers, and screws. The sound volume and tone of the vacuum is low and reasonable, listed at only 87 dB, yet sounds quieter. A Milwaukee extra capacity 5 amp-hour battery will power the vacuum as well as a more powerful battery with no loss in power, only providing somewhat reduced operating time over higher capacity batteries. Don’t be fooled by the short appearance of the expandable vacuum hose, it will stretch out to a full 8-feet in length and retract to its compact length for storage. The hose can be connected to the exhaust port to operate as a blower, while air flow from the nozzle is strong at 50CFM, it loses force quickly away from the nozzle. There is one improvement I think Milwaukee could make to improve the performance of the vacuum hose. While cleaning up my workbench and workshop floor, the hose plugged up twice with wood chips and metal shavings at a restriction in the vacuum hose locking coupler (see photo). In addition to being a good portable lunch box size vacuum all alone, it features Packout system compatibility locking into Packout boxes and allowing Packout components to be attached to the lid. Despite the hose plugging twice, I did not feel the overall good performance of this vacuum justified less than a 5 of 5 rating.
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                        Response from Milwaukee ToolNov 13, 2020
                        Hello, this is Elise with Milwaukee Tool. Splitshaft, thank you for your review. We value hearing your input on how we can improve this product in the future. Thank You
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                        Like all other Milwaukee tools, a tool you can trust. I have used the Milwaukee M-18 tool platfo...
                        Like all other Milwaukee tools, a tool you can trust. I have used the Milwaukee M-18 tool platform for over a decade now, and have never been let down, neither by the tool or the battery. Especially the batteries, which have far outlasted other cordless tools I have used in the past 20 years. This is an excellent vacuum with the power and tools to do anything, whether inside the house, in the garage, or using in the driveway to clean out my truck. It was made to be moved around, with the excellent, rugged handle on top that can be ‘parked’ on either side of the box. The hose stores easily around the perimeter of the vacuum and it contains three tools just inside the upper portion, where your battery goes. They include a wide, flat head, a crevice tool, and the best part? It includes a connector that will fit a lot of common tools, such as sander, etc., while you work. NOTE: When removing the stock tip to replace with the accessory tip - it unscrews clockwise, NOT counterclockwise. All tools store easily and can’t get lost while moving it from one job to the next. It also includes a heavy duty paper element that should serve well. And since the tool is wet/dry, it can be used for emergency spills or overruns, inside or out. And the best part? The on/off switch has a High and Low position, to conserve power when you can. Yippee! For small jobs I even grab this vacuum instead of the upright house vacuum for small jobs. A good, fair price for a great tool!
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                        This is a new design from Milwaukee. There are at least three other 18V Wet/Dry vac models. Thi...
                        This is a new design from Milwaukee. There are at least three other 18V Wet/Dry vac models. This is 2.7 Gal or 2.5 in the other manual, and has onboard tool storage and a tucked in 6-foot retracting coiled hose. There is a carry handle that tucks away and the vacuum is part of the PACKOUT system. Definitely quieter than expected and better suction and air blowing than expected. The hose is easy to move from blow to suck and has very good suction. There are 2 speeds and the low is battery conservation mode but the high is excellent. I ran it 20 minutes on high and had power left with a 5.0 HO battery. Claims to lift a head of water 47”. Also, the 50 CFM suction is able to connect to the blower exhaust. The suction is 60% better and less than 90db on high power. About 30 minutes run on high and 50 minutes run on low with an 8.0 HO Battery. Comes with an adapter to fit other dusty tools and other attachments. High - Off or Low on the power switch. It’s great for small one-man operations that you clean as you go. Big areas need more resources and a longer hose. This is an excellent tool for most jobs that only need 1-2 gallons of pick up. Easy filter change and disposable bags are optioned. They recommend a filter bag to extend the life of the filter and catch more debris. An excellent add to a pack out kit.
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                        This M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.7 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum is proving to be quite helpful around the house and shop. It comes with Crevice Tool, Floor/Bench Tool, Nozzle, and Power Tool Adapter. The tools and included hose all store nicely out of the way. It also includes a HEPA Filter. The filter is very easy to remove for cleaning/replacement or for wet vacuuming. With 2 speeds, it has sufficient suction for most jobs, and can be used as a blower. At only 87db, it’s much quieter than my other shop vac. It uses Milwaukee’s FUEL brushless motor technology which runs cooler, and longer per charge, than brush type motors. At only about 12-1/2 lbs. it will be handy to use for quick cleanup of the bench and surrounding area. And, it will be much easier than the 16 Gal. vac. for this aging guy to carry up and down the ladder for cleaning the swamp cooler on the roof. It will be great for quick cleanup of small messes from fix-it jobs in the house. I’ll likely get the Fleece Dust Bags to use with fine dust like the sander produces, or even sheetrock dust. As a DIY Homeowner, I won’t be using the PACKOUT feature, but is great for users like my contractor sons. Since this is a (Tool Only) item from the SEEDS program, I also received a XC 5.0A Battery and Charger to use for testing. The battery charged up fairly quickly and at 5.0A, it should easily get most jobs done. I have grown very fond of my Milwaukee cordless tools and this is going to be no exception.
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                        Better than generation 2!...
                        Better than generation 2!
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                            Broke on my using it for 2 days...
                            Broke on my using it for 2 days
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                              Low power, small hose....
                              Low power, small hose.
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                                Really Handy Unit: Quiet, Good Suction.
                                Really handy unit. Very light and compact to carry, so perfect for small cleanups, and of course that's not what I started using it for. Instead, jumped right into a wet cleanup, sucking up infiltrated rain water. Worked great for that, and the auto-stop when the canister is full worked as well. One suggestion would be to work in a tube extension if possible, as the hose is pretty short, but functionally it was great. Also used it to vacuum the vehicle, and it's so light and small you can set the unit on the seat during vacuuming.
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                                • Recommended
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                                  Not powerful enough....
                                  Not powerful enough.
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                                  Response from Milwaukee ToolOct 15, 2021
                                  Hello! Thank you for telling us about your experience with the Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 2.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum. We are sorry to hear it did not match your expectations. Please email us at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com so we can learn more. -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool
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