Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum News & Opinion

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum – New Tool Tip-Off

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum is coming in September. Part of the story lies in its versatility, hence its 3-in-1 designation. You can wear it like a backpack, which is how we expect most Pros will use it primarily. You can also remove the harness and carry it around or use the hang hook to set it on a ladder or roll it around on a cart.


10-Second Summary

  • 3-in-1 design: wear it, hang it, or set it
  • No cord, low noise
  • 55 CFM, 76″ water lift, 159 air watts
  • $299 bare, $449 kit

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack VacuumPowered by any M18 battery, you don’t have to worry about dragging a cord around and the noise level is much lower. Despite any misgivings, it packs a respectable 55 CFM, 76″ of water lift, and a total of 159 air watts.

The CFM is high enough to effectively clean any hard surfaces, but it’s the water lift that becomes important. You’ll have enough suction power to pick up larger debris and have a fighting chance to get debris off of carpets before turning to a brushed vacuum for the final cleanup. And yes, there are some select concrete applications covered under Objective Data.

Expect this new 1-gallon vacuum to run $299 as a bare tool and $449 as a kit with a 9.0 Ah battery.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Key Features

  • 3-in-1 design: wear it, hang it, or set it
  • Removeable harness
  • OSHA Objective Data compliant for select concrete applications
  • Clear canister view
  • Easy to empty
  • On-board accessory storage
  • Telescoping extension wand provides 25″ to 40″ of reach


Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit

  • Model: Milwaukee 0885-21HD
  • 55 CFM
  • 76” Water Lift
  • 159 Air Watts
  • 76 dB(A)
  • 1 Gallon Capacity
  • Filter: HEPA
  • Telescoping extension wand: 25” – 40”
  • Onboard accessory storage
  • Warranty: 5-Year Tool, 3-Year Battery
  • Includes M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum, (1) M18 REDLITHIUM HD9.0 Battery Pack, (1) M18 & M12 Rapid Charger, HEPA Filter, Flexible Hose, Telescoping Extension Wand, Floor Tool, Crevice Tool, and Dust Extraction Adapter.

Learn more about the vac here.

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Tyler let me know what you think when you buy it.