August 5, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Milwaukee Cordless Compressor

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Quiet Compressor

Milwaukee Cuts the Cord with 2-Gallon Quiet Compressor

They finally did it. We’ve talked to a lot of Pro carpenters and remodelers over the years. Right after mentioning their desire for a Milwaukee cordless framing nailer, another tool entered the conversation…a Milwaukee cordless compressor. Pros should like the specs on the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2-gallon Compact Quiet Compressor. Running at a max 68 dBA, the Milwaukee 2840-20 operates indoors without compromising your ability to hear things other than the compressor. It also gets a lot of work done on a single battery pack.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Milwaukee 2840-20
  • Capacity: 2 gallons
  • 68 dBA operation
  • Weighs 31.2 lbs and comes with two carrying handles
  • Fires up to 1,600 18-ga. brad nails per charge (XC12.0Ah battery)
  • Quick-change coupler
  • Single-turn regulator
  • Available June 2020
  • Price: $349

Notable Features of the Milwaukee 2840-20 Air Compressor

Cutting the cord with a compressor always introduces questions about power and runtime. Can you get the job done on a charge? The Milwaukee cordless compressor lets you fire up to 1,600 18-ga. brad nails on one charge. That number comes from pairing it with an XC12.0Ah battery. It has a max airflow of 1.2 CFM at 90 psi, which you can adjust via the front-facing gauges.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Quiet Compressor

Of course, you won’t be taking this tool along as your primary compressor for a roofing job. Rather, the real advantage of the Milwaukee cordless compressor revolves around convenience. The 2-gallon Milwaukee 2840-20 weighs just 31.2 pounds with the battery. Featuring two carrying handles, it transports easily on and off the job site without the hassle of cords.

It also uses a low-profile, stackable design to make transport and storage even easier. Finally, a quick-change coupler connector and single-turn regulator help you easily control airflow.

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Quiet Compressor is available for $349 as a bare tool or $598 with a 12.0Ah battery and charger. If you’re looking for a cordless option that’s also legitimately quiet, this is the best currently available.

Milwaukee 2840-20 Cordless Compressor Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2840-20
  • Capacity: 2 gallons
  • Airflow: 1.2 CFM at 90 PSI
  • Max PSI: 135 PSI
  • Weight: 31.2 lbs (with battery)
  • Noise level: 68 dBA
  • Pump type: Oil-free
  • Dimensions (LxHxW): 16.25 x 10.62 x 18.62 in.
  • Available June 2020
  • Price: $349

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Dealt Flexvolt for $300 with battery over this all day.

Virgil Wallace

look great for trim and repairs

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