Milwaukee Brings Another HVAC-Focused Solution to the M18 Fuel Platform
In highly-technical fields like HVAC, Pros need tools and equipment that will make their jobs easier while still providing the performance they’re used to. That’s where the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Vacuum Pump comes into play. We’re looking at what it can bring to the table for HVAC technicians who want to make the switch to cordless.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Vacuum Pump: The Big Deal
This is Milwaukee’s first vacuum pump for the HVAC profession. It boasts corded performance without the hassle of setting up and tearing down power cords on the job. In fact, Milwaukee tells us it provides up to 20% more airflow compared to corded pumps. Its brushless motor also helps to evacuate as fast as corded models during system pulldowns.
Milwaukee included an industry-first Manifold Mode for flow-restricted manifold setups. It maximizes speed and runtime, providing up to 90 minutes of runtime per charge. In Default Mode, you can evacuate using direct connections and large 1/2-inch hoses for up to 60 minutes of runtime.
This vacuum pump is compatible with 1/2-inch, 1/4-inch, and 3/8-inch ports, which deliver fast evacuations, especially when combined with large hoses.
There are also several valves that help this vacuum pump prioritize ease of use for HVAC technicians. An isolation ball valve isolates the pump for easy battery changes. An internal check valve protects the system vacuum when the pump isn’t running. Finally, a gas ballast valve extends the life of your oil to decrease the frequency of oil changes.
- Model: Milwaukee 2941-21
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 13.8 x 5.7 x 10.4 inches
- Weight: 19 pounds bare
- Pump type: Two-stage rotary valve
- Large oil fill port eliminates the need for funnels
- Low battery audio and visual indicators
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Vacuum Pump Price
This vacuum pump will be available starting in June 2023. It retails for $799 as a kit, which includes an M18 RedLithium High Output 8.0Ah battery and M18/M12 Rapid Charger. Milwaukee backs your purchase with a 2-year tool warranty and a 3-year battery warranty.