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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Utility Fencing Stapler 2843-22

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Fencing Stapler

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Utility Fencing Stapler (model 2843-22) looks like a promising solution for both linemen and ranchers. Can it provide a more convenient cordless solution for the former and a much less manually-intensive operation for the latter?


Milwaukee M18 Fuel Utility Fencing Stapler – The Big Deal

The first thing we wanted to know was what gauge this stapler can handle. The fact that this one can fire 9-gauge staples is a big deal. 10-gauge staples are easier to fire and there have only been a couple of other successful 9-gauge models so far. The adept Stockade ST400i uses a gas cartridge and battery for its fence and post stapler. We’ve also tested the DeWalt cordless fencing stapler battery-only tool.

Milwaukee 2843 fence stapler

Milwaukee 2843 Fencing Stapler Speed and Capacity

As an M18 Fuel tool, the Milwaukee 2843-22 uses brushless motor technology to get better performance and runtime, and those runtime estimates are impressive. Using a 3.0Ah High Output battery, Milwaukee tells us to expect up to 600 staples on a charge. For most folks, that’s all-day runtime without having to increase the weight with a higher capacity battery.

In terms of speed, Milwaukee claims you can set your staples up to six times faster than manual hammering. Plus, it has the power to sink into tough utility poles and fence posts.

Milwaukee 2843 Utility Fencing Stapler

Ergonomics and Lineman Utility Pole Use

The overall shape of the tool is different from the Milwaukee cordless framing nailer. Its handle area is specifically designed to let you work easily when you’re wearing leather or insulated gloves required for utility work. There’s also a large lanyard loop to tether the Milwaukee 2843-22 while you’re off the ground.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Utility Stapler

This is all great news for utility workers and linemen, but it’s also welcome news for agriculture. Our friend, Eli Mosely is already chomping at the bit to get this in his hands for the new fencing and repairs he has to take care of on the ranch.

Only Compatible with Milwaukee Staples

Here’s the caveat: you have to use Milwaukee brand staples with this nailer. They have a diamond crown shape specifically designed to work with this nailer’s driving mechanism. When it comes to these cordless staplers, we’ve had to buy tool-specific staples before, so this isn’t a huge surprise.

Milwaukee 9-gauge staples

Look for Milwaukee 9-gauge staples in 1 1/2, 1 3/4, and 2-inch lengths. Here’s the skinny on those:


  • Hot dipped galvanized
  • Barbed and coated divergent legs
  • Diamond crown design
  • Only compatible with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Utility Fencing Stapler

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Utility Fencing Stapler Price

Look for the Milwaukee 2843-22 M18 Fuel utility fencing stapler to retail for $599 as a bare tool and $799 as a kit. It launches in June 2022 along with the 9-gauge staples.

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Cody Sheeder

when will this be available?

Always wrong

Proprietary staples, not gonna happen. I mean, I don’t need a fence stapler but if I bought a tool I couldn’t go to any hardware store and buy the fasteners I’m out.

Also, 7/16 staple gun, c’mon.

whitney alvarez

Why the hell are all the other nail guns, and finish nailers manufactured without a lanyard loop? I would love to have a lanyard loop on my framing gun.

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