Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers Announced!

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers Family

We knew that Milwaukee had some cordless finish nailers in the works, but we weren’t sure when we’d officially be given word on them. Today is that day, my friends. Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers are taking advantage of brushless technology to lay claim as the first cordless nailers to consistently seat nails below flush to hardwood and subfloor with no ramp up time or gas cartridges thanks to Milwaukee’s “Ready to Fire” technology.


This is a pretty big deal. Most reviews have noted the ramp up time required with cordless nailers as a trade-off for getting rid of the hose and compressor. It seems that one more hurdle to mainstream acceptance has been obliterated.


“While cordless nailers are not new to the industry, the options available in today’s market do not have the performance users require, and some often need additional components such as gas cartridges in order to function. Unwilling to settle on sub-par performance, we continued to advance our technologies until we could provide a true productivity enhancement and innovative solution. By combining three exclusive innovations – the POWERSTATE brushless motor, RedLithium battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS intelligence- the new M18 Fuel Finish Nailers deliver break-through performance, low maintenance and can drive up to 1200 nails per charge on a 2.0ah battery. This is truly game-changing for finish applications!”

– Tyson Apfelbeck, product manager for Milwaukee Tool

The new Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers are going to be available in 15 (angled), 16 (straight and angled), and 18 gauge options as both kits and bare tools. Look for them to be finding their way to stores this May. Expect prices to be around $399 for the kits and $349 for bare tools.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers

M18 Fuel 15 Gauge Angled Nail Finish Nailer (2743-21CT)

  • Nail Sizes: 1-1/4” – 2-1/2”
  • Magazine Capacity: 110 nails
  • 700 nails per charge on a RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery
  • Sequential and Contact Actuation Modes
  • Dry-Fire Lockout, Adjustable Belt Hook & LED Work Light
  • Weight: 6.3 pounds
  • Includes M18 Fuel 15GA Finish Nailer, (1) M18 RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger and Carrying Case
  • Also available as bare tool (2743-20)
  • Price: $429 (kit), $349 (bare tool)

M18 Fuel 18 Gauge Brad Nail Finish Nailer (2740-21CT)

  • Nail Sizes: 5/8” – 2-1/8”
  • Magazine Capacity: 110 nails
  • 1200 nails per charge on a RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery
  • Sequential and Contact Actuation Modes
  • Dry-Fire Lockout, Adjustable Belt Hook & LED Work Light
  • Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • Includes M18 Fuel 15GA Finish Nailer, (1) M18 RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger and Carrying Case
  • Also available as bare tool (2740-20)
  • Price: $379 (kit), $329 (bare tool)

M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Straight Nail Finish Nailer (2741-21CT)

  • Nail Sizes: 3/4” – 2-1/2”
  • Magazine Capacity: 110 nails
  • 800 nails per charge on a RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery
  • Sequential and Contact Actuation Modes
  • Dry-Fire Lockout, Adjustable Belt Hook & LED Work Light
  • Weight: 6.3 pounds
  • Includes M18 Fuel 15GA Finish Nailer, (1) M18 RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger and Carrying Case
  • Also available as bare tool (2741-20)
  • Price: $419 (kit), $349 (bare tool)

M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Angled Nail Finish Nailer (2742-21CT)

  • Nail Sizes: 1-1/4” – 2-1/2”
  • Magazine Capacity: 110 nails
  • 800 nails per charge on a RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery
  • Sequential and Contact Actuation Modes
  • Dry-Fire Lockout, Adjustable Belt Hook & LED Work Light
  • Weight: 6.3 pounds
  • Includes M18 Fuel 15GA Finish Nailer, (1) M18 RedLithium 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger and Carrying Case
  • Also available as bare tool (2742-20)
  • Price: $419 (kit), $349 (bare tool)

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Stephen Emery

To all joiners out there , don’t waste your hard earned money on a Milwaukee 2nd fix nail gun , they r completely useless and not up to the job on a uk building site , , I’ve got Dewalt , paslode , and hitachi for my men to use , but the Milwaukee is not fit to lick any of there boots , all il say to anyone who’s foolish enough to buy one is make sure Uve got a nail punch and hammer cause Ul need it

Cheng Liu

No framing nailer? It looks like Dewalt is still the only company who makes a cordless one.

Thomas Poole

Sweet

Frank_MFD

Any “balance” claim on these units doesn’t make sense to me. The unit configuration (same as Ridgid and Ryobi) where the motor sits in front of the handle and right on the magazine make these units very front heavy and in result strain your wrist. This is not the definition of “balanced” to me… Add a full clip of fasteners in the magazine and you get even more weight. Balance plays a huge role in the comfort of the tool when using. Am I missing something here??

Frank_MFD

Juillerat, how much do the 18ga unit and the 16ga unit weigh (w/ 2.0 battery)? They seem like they would be front heavy based on the motor location. I assume the motor sits in front of the handle, right on the magazine.

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